8th Grade

About 8th Grade

Welcome to 8th grade! During your student’s last year at St. Ann School, our teachers focus on refining the skills they have built throughout junior high and prepping them for high school. Additionally, 8th grade students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The class is prepared for the Sacrament during class time and then receives the Sacrament in May at St. Paul’s Parish.

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About our Teacher

Ms. Benson is excited to join the St. Ann community as the middle school Math and Science teacher. This is her third year teaching, and she has previously taught ELA, Math, and Science to fifth and sixth graders. Ms. Benson is new to Illinois after moving from her home state of New York. She has a Masters of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida State University, and a Bachelors of Art degree in Sociology from SUNY Albany. In her spare time, Ms. Benson likes to read, bake, and take trips to visit new states and cities.

Notes from Ms. Benson

8th Grade Curriculum

Reading Students read historical fiction and non-fiction in the form of articles and memoirs. Additionally, students read from classic literary novels and compare them to films such as “Gone with the Wind” and “True Grit.” Students study Gothic Literature, Poetry, and an extensive literary unit on the Holocaust. In writing, we focus on writing a […]

Boosterthon is LIVE!

Parents and Families—   This year’s main fundraiser is the Glow Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Monday, August 26th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the GLOW RUN, which will happen on Thursday, September 5th. This year our goal is […]

Fall Sports Schedule

Parents: you may have seen some announcements about fall sports in your child’s Thursday folder recently!   Fall Sports Practice Schedule: Girls Basketball (5th – 8th Grade): Varsity: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30 – 6 pm JV: Wednesdays: 4:30 – 5:45 pm Boys Soccer (5th – 8th Grade): Mondays from 3:15-4:30 Girls Soccer (5th – […]