8th Grade Announcements

United States History to 1877

During the first week of school each student received a SS Guide and the HW Policy for GMS. Please read, discuss, and return the signed forms promptly.  Once the signature have been checked these forms will remain in the student's SS binder for the remainder of the year.  Also, each student will complete and return a Student Information Sheet. The main purpose of this sheet is to provide me with contact info and to help me learn more about each student -- likes, dislikes, motivation, etc.

Please check your child's grade sheet for the most up-to-date grade.  Also, please verify that grade using the HCPSS Parent Portal.  Grades are updated on the HCPSS Parent Portal approximately three times a quarter.

Back to School Night PowerPoint and 8th Grade Handout

Quizzes, Tests, and Assessments:

Quizzes and tests will be announced approximately three to five days ahead of time. Students will be instructed to record the quiz/test date in their Agenda Book.  The dates will also be posted on the dry-erase board located in my room and on this web page.  Refer to the individual study guides for specific information.

  • Up-dated items/dates are in bold lettering.  
  • Click on the “Keep Calm . . . “ icon for the study guide.

Students are required to return all quizzes and tests with a parent/guardian signature.

Quarter 1

  1. The first quiz of the 2017-2018 school year will be given September 27. There will also be a binder check this day.
  1. GT field trip info was given out and discussed.  The evaluation is due no later than April 12, 2018 .  For details go to the “8th Grade Web Resources” tab.


  1. The second quiz for Quarter 1 will be given 10/19 for Period 4 and 10/23 for Periods 5 and 6 .  The focus will be on colonization, the thirteen English colonies, and the French and Indian War.
  1. The test for Quarter 1 will be given 11/7 and 11/8 .  The test will cover all objectives taught in the first quarter.  There will be a binder check the day(s) of the test.



Quarter 2

  1. The first quiz for Quarter 2 will be given 12/13  . The focus will be on the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolutionary War.  There will be a binder check on the day of the quiz.  
  1. The test for Quarter 2 will be given 2/5 and 2/6  .  The test will cover all objectives taught in the second quarter (focus on the AOC and the Constitution).  There will be a binder check the day(s) of the test. 


Quarter 3

  1. The first quiz for Quarter 3 will be given .  The focus of the quiz with be the Federalist Era. 
  1. The test on Quarter 3 material will be given . The test will cover all objectives taught in the Third Quarter.  There will be a binder check the day(s) of the test. 


Quarter 4

  1. The first quiz for Quarter 4 will be given  .  Topics will include Texas, Mexico, and the completion of Manifest Destiny, the three major compromises focusing on slavery, the Reform Era, and the institution of slavery. 


  1. The test for Quarter 4 will be given .  The test will cover all objectives taught in the fourth quarter.  There will be a binder check the day(s) of the test.



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