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

‘Twas the weeks before Christmas…

‘Twas the weeks before Christmas, when all through St. Ann’s… We are so thankful here at St. Ann’s that individuals have reached out to us regarding how they can help our students and classrooms. In response, our teachers have created an Amazon Class Wish List. This list was carefully curated to meet the needs of […]

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 […]

Middle School Handbook

Parents:   Click here to access the middle school handbook.

Parent-Student Handbook

Parents:   Click here to access the Parent Handbook.

St. Ann School’s Annual Appeal

Friends of St. Ann School, At this time of year, we feel one emotion in particular: gratitude. During the Advent season, our students are grateful for their teachers, families, and even the upcoming Christmas break. One thing is for certain, our St. Ann School community is grateful for friends like you. Your generosity has made it easy for us to have faith […]

What’s going on in December?

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What’s going on in January?

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