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8th Grade – Final Grade Cut Off Dates

Reading and Math Grades – Final Grades due on Monday, June 6th

All Other Subjects – Final Grades due on Monday, June 13th

Graduation Tickets

Hello parents,

8th Grade graduates will be receiving 9 tickets this year, 5 more than last year!! Whoo hooo!!!

Unfortunately, more tickets will not be distributed to families.


Dress Code Reminder

As the weather changes, please remind your child of the Murray dress code.

The dress code can be found on pages 12-13 of the student agenda books.  Remember, at a minimum, all shorts and skirts must be at fingertip length when arms are relaxed and to the side.


Thank you for your support in the matter.

Week 6/13 in Reading and Writing

8th grade, grades have no reached the cut off point. If there are any late assignments they will not be accepted. If students have any outstanding balances for books, they are asked to bring them or the cash fee this week. 

Graduation is June 17th at 10: 30 a.m. at the Logan Center. Graduates are asked to be at the center by 9:30 a.m.


8th grade students will be practicing for graduation all week with Mrs. Patton and Mrs. Barton.

8th grade: students will read and analyze the article “Teenage Identity” to explain the article and connect it to their lives.

7th grade: students will read and analyze the story “Brink of Day” to explain the story. characters, and connect it to their lives. They will be answering text dependent questions associated with the story.



Root words: port, rupt, scrib/script, sect, scope, techno, tele, therm

7th grade students will be given the final root quiz June 14th.


Tuesday- Frayer models 2 or 4.

The final week of school June 20-21st will be the week of the picnic for the 7th grade students.

Week 5/30 in Reading and Writing

I will be out June 2-3rd with the 8th graders on the DC trip: work is left for the students to complete.


TheAlgebra Exit Exam is Monday May 30th. First period class will be prolonged due to this testing.

8th grade: Wednesday students will be analyzing poetry for its meaning and comparing the poems to their books as well as their literature books.

7th grade: Continue their study of text features pgs. 959-974 all close reading questions for their unit test on the 10th of JUNE.

Students will be left with the following work to complete while I am out on the DC Trip:

  1. Root word sentences and artistic representations
  2. Projects (both 7 & 8th grade)
  3. Write persuasive essays on extended school year.
  4. pg. 974-975 (7th)
  5. pg. 1036-1037 (8th)


Monday- Dialectical entries

Thursday- Reading log


Root words: port, rupt, scrib/script, sect, scope, techno, tele, therm

Students will be getting new root words on Tuesday May 31st to complete graphic organizers for. The sentences for the words will be given and due on Tuesday June 2nd.


Tuesday- Frayer models 2 or 4.


Important Dates in March

Hi parents,

I hope you are all doing well. The following dates are important for the month of March:

March 16, 2016- $165 8th grade fees are due. This is the final date for those are are paying in installments. But the full amount is due this date.

March 17, 2016- Picture retake date for 8th grade photos.


8th Grade Graduation Photo Retakes

Graduation Photo Retakes are scheduled for Thursday, March 17th.

U of C Tutoring

University of Chicago Tutoring Program

Maroon tutor match is a website where neighborhood school children and their families can connect with University of Chicago tutors to receive private tutoring for an affordable rate ($12/hr.)  Tutoring can take place on campus, in the schools, or in the neighborhood.   The website is Tutoring is also offered at University Church (57th and University) and is FREE on Wednesdays and Thursdays at UChurch from 4-6pm.  This is on a drop in basis only.

NWEA Testing – Middle of the Year Test

NWEA testing schedule as follows:

7th and 8th grade Math – Monday, January 25th

7th and 8th grade Reading – Tuesday, January 26th and Wednesday, January 27th

Make Up/Finish dates for Math and Reading: Wednesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 28th

** Please ensure that your child is adequately prepared for the test by encouraging them to have a full nights rest and eat breakfast before arriving to school or at school.

Check Portal

It concerns me that there are students failing both reading and writing at week 4 of the quarter. Please review the portal with your child and have him/ her complete the work that is the latest that is missing. As a point of awareness and caution, you can set your portal to alert you when your child is missing work or if the grade is below 70 or 80%. These alerts will help you stay abreast of the level or work done in class.


Field Trip to the Harris Theater to see The Children of Willesden Lane is Oct. 30th, Friday.

Funds for the trip were due on Oct. 21st. Please send your child to school with the $5, no later than Monday, Oct. 26th.


***Chaperones are needed for this trip, please sign up on your child’s permission slip***

Message from Ingram, science trip

Dear Parent/Guardian,

My records indicate that your child has not returned a signed permission slip for our trip to Lincoln Park Zoo on Monday, October 19, 2015. There is no cost associated with the trip and attending. Students will receive one lab grade in science for participating in group research and extra credit given to students that have parents chaperoning the trip. Students will need a lunch or money to purchase lunch from one of the Zoo Cafe’ buildings. Please send a signed field trip and photo release (you can deny photo taking permission by zoo personnel) to me on Monday or a note explaining why your child is to remain at school and not attend the field trip (this information is needed in the office). Please open and print the field trip permission slip and photo consent attachments below.

Thanks so much,

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