8th Grade

By: Gabe Burnstein | June 16, 2017

CLASS OF 2018: We will see you in the fall! 

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By: Gabe Burnstein | May 08, 2017


The 8th grade Service Learning project begins today! Students will be working off campus at their service learning site each day from approximately 8:30-12pm through Friday, June 2nd. Please make sure your child arrives at school on time each day as they will be leaving promptly at 8:10 to travel to their site.

Students will not attend service learning this Friday, 5/12 so they can be on campus with their grandfriends.

Students will be working at the following service learning organizations:

Amos House

Children’s Friend Daycare

City Farm

Coggeshall Farm

East Providence Senior Center

Hennessey Elementary School

Higher Ground International

Highlander Charter School

Pleasantview Elementary School

The Providence Children’s Museum


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By: Gabe Burnstein | May 01, 2017


Some eighth graders have been talking about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Based on the novel of the same name, this series explores a troubled teen’s motivations for committing suicide. It is graphic and deals with many mature issues including rape, teen drinking, and voyeurism. We wanted this to be on the radar of all eighth grade parents so that you can be in conversation with your child as needed to help answer questions, frame the show for them, or share your thoughts and feelings about it. It appears as though most students have at least heard about this show and that some have seen it. Below are some links that provide some more context and can help with discussions at home. Please don't hesitate to contact your ch...

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By: Gabe Burnstein | April 07, 2017


In physical science, students completed the last of their investigations of characteristic properties of matter by exploring the pH of many common household items and foods. During this unit, students have had extensive practice communicating their scientific process in their science journals and using the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning argumentation after each investigation. Ask your child to describe this process and skill to you.

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By: Gabe Burnstein | February 17, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The parent meeting for the Civil Rights Trip is on Tuesday morning, 2/21 at 8:15am in Mr. Burnstein’s classroom. If you haven’t done so already please turn in your child’s permission slips on Tuesday morning.


This week students studied the Birmingham campaign of 1963 and the Selma campaign for voting rights in 1965. Eighth graders also finished their essays for the Gandhi essay contest sponsored by URI’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies. In addition, they worked hard on their presentations on individual activists from the Civil Rights movement and will be presenting to their peers next week. Ask your student who they are researching! Students practiced key public speaking skills including eye contact, ...

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