From the Desk of Mrs. Schumann Sept. 17-24

Dear 8th Grade Parents and students,

We made it through our first full week.  We even managed to get in the MAP tests this week.  Some of the 8th graders really stepped it up in the chapel service this past Wednesday.  I was really proud of the job they did under the leadership of Mr. Fischer.  We are still working on being better listeners and being more aware of our surroundings.  There is a tad of growing up that needs to occur.  Keep praying for your 8th grader and the rest of the class as they navigate through the rest of the year.

Progress reports are coming home on Monday.  Please sign your child's progress report and have them return it to me by Thursday morning.  

 We are almost all signed up for the trip.  If your child is not going on the trip.  Please contact me.  Thank you.

 The St. Paul Auction is October 16.  We are doing a class basket again and our theme is "Thanksgiving".  I am looking for all things about fall or thanksgiving to fill our basket.  Brenda K. has offered to do the shopping for the basket if you would prefer to donate cash instead of items.  Just have your student give the cash to me in an enveloped marked auction, and I will send it on to Brenda.  If you're looking for items to buy here are a few thoughts:  anything that has to do with autumn decorating, fall items for the table such as placemats, napkins, serving platters and fun fall dishes, candles, fall wines and Octoberfest beers, gift cards to grocery stores, and the list goes on and on.  Please have your items/cash to school by October 12. It's always nice to have a larger item or two.  Maybe some of the money brought in can be used for a certificate to Cedar Creek Farm or a similar place.

 ATTENTION GIRLS IN GRADES 5-8   WOMEN OF FAITH: This Bible Class / Craft / time will be held on Sunday mornings starting September 19 from 8:15-9:15am in the Youth Room. Ava-Marie Cheeseman will be leading this class, she is a junior at Living Word Lutheran High School. If you have any questions contact Martha Witt 262-377-4659 Ext. 332.

 Crossing Guard Schedule

  • Sept. 20: Lilyana / Amelia
  • Sept. 27: Colton / Grayson

 Right Around the Corner 

  • Sept. 20 Progress Reports
  • Sept. 24- Harvest Festival
  • Sept. 29 - Picture Retakes
  • Oct. 7 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00
  • Oct. 8 Parent Teacher Conference  12:00-2:00
  • Oct. 8 Early Dismissal 11:40
  • Oct. 16- St. Paul Auction
  • Oct. 31- Grades 6-8 sing at 9:30 am service
Social Studies

This week, we will be working on our Native American/European debates with our groups in preparation for the big debate day.




Health and PE

This week in 8th grade, we are looking at Changes In Matter.  There will be no tests or major assignments due this week!


8th health - Test Tuesday or Thursday.

5-8 pe Field Hockey 


Language Arts


We're continuing with The Wednesday Wars.  The focus of the novel has changed as the realities of the war in Vietnam as well as the social issues of the time are brought into the characters' lives directly.  Expect nearly daily reading, comprehension checks, and written responses.


Look for an assessment over our second focus -- understanding essential sentence structure -- Thursday or Friday.

In Writing, we'll be defining six traits in our writing, providing us with a common language for effective development and revision for our pieces.


The Unit 1 definition test will be Thursday, September 23rd, and the spelling test will be  Friday, September 24th.




Thursday, September 23rd: Test on the Apostles' Creed
Friday, September 24th: 1st and 2nd Commandments (Meaning for 1st Commandment), found on p. 58 and 67 of the catechism



Pre-Algebra:  We will cover these topics:Investigation on the Coordinate Plane, percents, decimal numbers, adding/subtracting fractions/ mixed numbers, evaluating /solving equations with steps. 

Algebra:  We will cover these topics:  multiplying and dividing real numbers, perperties of read numbers, square roots and even and Investigation on Probability.  Math test Monday, Sept. 20.

In His Service,

Mrs. Schumann and Miss Koepke