Grade 8B

Class of 2019

Lent 2019

Project Learning: Grades 7 & 8

Math With Grade 6

Grade 8 & 4 Retreat

Junior High Math Bee Champions 2019

January 2019

Project Based Learning “Wicked”

Grades 7 & 8

Breakfast Grades 7 & 8

Computer Math With Grade 3


Working with our 1st Grade Buddies:

Differentiated Math Instruction



Being Math Problem Solvers:

Working on our Math Skills:

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser 2018

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October 2018

CCLS – Math: 8.EE.3

Category Expressions And Equations

Sub-Category Work With Radicals And Integer Exponents.

State Standard:

Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other. For example, estimate the population of the United States as 3 × 108 and the population of the world as 7 × 109, and determine that the world population is more than 20 times larger.

CCLS – Math: 8.EE.4

Category Expressions And Equations

Sub-Category Work With Radicals And Integer Exponents.

State Standard:

Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g., use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology.


Grade 8 ELA, Reading Closely for Textual Details: 

This English Language Arts /Literacy Unit empowers students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: Reading complex texts closely to analyze textual details and deepen understanding.

This unit develops students’ abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors’ perspectives through an examination of a series of texts.


Social Studies: 

SECTIONALISM (1800 – 1865): As the nation expanded, growing sectional tensions, especially over slavery, resulted in political and constitutional crises that culminated in the Civil War.
(Standards: 1, 3, 4, 5; Themes: TCC, GEO, GOV, ECO, TECH)

At this meeting we will discuss the TACHS test, Specialized High Schools, Public Schools etc.  The students will take a test called the Test for Admission into the Catholic High School or TACHS.

**PLEASE DO NOT FILE THE APPLICATION BY TELEPHONE OR ONLINE.  I WILL FILL OUT A PAPER APPLICATION WITH YOUR CHILD.      ** An examination fee of $63 includes a student handbook, test materials, and the reporting of scores to the three high schools of your choice. This FEE IS DUE ON Friday, September 14, 2018

Please make your check out to St. Matthias School.

The eighth grade year is very important.  You and your son or daughter should seriously discuss realistic high school choices.  When school opens in September, please take the opportunity to attend the Open Houses of the various High Schools. There will be two Catholic High School Fairs: Queens, Wednesday, Sept. 26th (St. John’s University from 6-8 PM) & Brooklyn, Thursday, Sept. 27th (St. Francis Collage from 6-8 PM) Public High School Fairs will be held on Saturday, September 22/Sunday, September 23/Saturday, October 13/Sunday October 14 (please refer to the website High/ to decide which fair you may wish to attend.)

Selecting a high school can be a dilemma. The more information you have, the better your decision will be. I suggest that your child put aside some time during the summer to prepare for the various high school entrance tests

If you are interested in the Specialized High Schools, please keep in mind that this is very difficult for the 30,000 + students who take it.  A minimum of 94% in Science and Math is a guideline for taking this test.  There is a practice book for this test.

Ms. Santoro /Mr. Gering

*Please do not file the application by telephone or online.  I will fill out a paper application with your child.*

 ***Many schools offer TACHS preparatory classes at a cost to you. You may register for these classes on your own. If you are interested call the location below:

Christ the King Regional High School: 1-718-366-7400 ext. 270

(SHSAT Prep also offered)

Msgr. McClancy HS: 1-718-898-3800 ext. 3 


Any questions regarding the high school process please send a written note to school.