St Anthonys Catholic School
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

Welcome to Eighth Grade.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:17

7th World History

What are the 7th graders learning in World History?

Ancient Roman Empire
In this unit students will trace the rise, fall, and impact of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity. For over 200 years, Rome was a kingdom. Then for about 500 years, Rome was a Republic. Finally, for another 500 years Rome was an Empire.
  •  1. The Roman Republic: The early Romans established a republic, which grew powerful and spread its influence across the Mediterranean.
  •  2. The Roman Empire: The creation of the Roman Empire transformed Roman government, society, economy, and culture.
  •  3. The Rise of Christianity: Christianity arose in Roman occupied Judea and spread throughout the Empire.
  •  4. The Fall of the Roman Empire: Internal problems and invasions spurred the division and decline of the Roman Empire.
  •  5. Rome and the Roots of Western Civilization: The Romans developed many ideas and institutions that became fundamental to Western civilization.
Punic War Project
Students are currently creating a storyboard about one of the Punic Wars using the app, WeVideo, in class. The storyboard is due Friday, Oct. 20th.

Next Quiz: Monday, October 30th
Challengs of the Roman Republic Guided Notes in Notebook

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:10

Junior High Religion

Due Friday, October 20th
NET Ministries Retreat Reflection

Friday, October 27th
Prayer Journal Check-Up

p. 28 Reflection (09/10 & 09/21)
P. 29 Via Video Response (09/19/17)
p. 30 Via Diary Write-Up (09/19/17)
p. 31 Summer (09/19/17)
p. 32 Image of God and words describing Him (09/28/17)
p. 33 Image & Likeness of God (09/28/17)
p. 34 Wonderful Acts of Kindness (09/28/17)
p. 35 Jack & Justin Character Descriptions (10/05/17)
p. 36 Miranda Character Description (August part continue on his page from before)

p. 28 Everybody, Somebody... (09/18/17)
p. 29 Reflection Questions (09/18/17)
p. 30 Via Video Response (09/18/17)
p. 31 VIA Diary Write-Up (09/18/17)
p. 32 Summer (09/18/17)
p. 33 God Image & Description (09/28/17)
p. 34 Wonderful Acts of Kindness (09/28/17)
p. 35 Jack & Justin Character Descriptions (10/05/17)
p. 36 Sef-Reflection
p. 37 Miranda Character Description (August part continue on his page from before)

p. 28 Reflection (09/21/17)
p. 29 Via Video Response (09/21/17)
p. 30 Via Dear Diary (09/21/17)
p. 31 Summer (09/25/17)
p. 32 Retreat Reflection: “Rooted in Christ” (09/22/17)
p. 33 God’s Image & Description(09/29/17)
p. 34 Wonderful Acts of Kindness (09/28/17)
p. 35 Jack & Justin Character Descriptions (10/05/17)
p. 36 Miranda Character Description (August part continue on his page from before)

Religion Homework due THURSDAY, Oct. 19th:
1. Wonder - Read part 8 "August" pg. 250-310


Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:53

8th American History

Due Fri., Oct. 20th
Colonial Region Brochure

Due Wednesday, Nov. 1st
iMovie of the events leading to the American Revolution 
*Students will have a total of over 25 hours of class time to complete this project with their group

Due Monday, Oct. 30th
American Revolution Study Guide

Test - Monday, Nov. 6th
American Revolution Test  (use study guide)

Friday, 22 September 2017 11:32

6th Ancient History

What we are currently learning...

Early Human Kind and the Development of Human Societies:

1. How did the environment influence the migrations of early humans? How did early humans adapt to new environments and climate changes?

2. How did people live by the gathering and hunting way of life?

3. Why did some people develop agriculture and pastoral nomadism, a form of subsistence agriculture (farming to eat)  based on the herding of domesticated animals. What were the effects of these new ways of life?

Catal Huyuk Project
Students are currently creating a storyboard about the Neolithic settlement of Catal Huyuk using the app, WeVideo, in class. The storyboard is due Friday, Oct. 27th. 

Quiz - Monday, Oct. 30th
The Paleolithic and Neolithic Eras (used guided notes in History NB to help you study)

Friday, 22 September 2017 11:07

Upcoming Events for Junior High...


  • Month of October to mid-November: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos - We invite you to send in photos of your loved ones who you would like honored and remembered in this year's altar. If you send in a photo, pleae label the back of the photo with your child's name and grade so the photo can be returned.
  • *Tuesday, October 17th - Friday, October 20th: 12pm Dismissal & Parent Conferences*
  • Thursday, October 19th: Pink Day - Breast Cancer Awareness Day 
  • Monday, October 23rd: Art Trek
  • Wednesday, October 25th: 6th Grade Field Trip to the Moxi in Santa Barbara
  • Wednesday, October 25th: 7th & 8th Grade Life Rally Event at USC
  • Wednesday, October 25th: Math Literacy Night:
  •         from 6:30pm -7:30pm in the Condon Center
  •         students who attend and play at least 5 different math games during the evening will be awarded a free dress pass for Thursday, November 9th
  • Wednesday, October 25th - Tuesday, October 31st: Red Ribbon Week: (All dress for this week needs to follow the free dress guidelnes listed in the handbook. Students who do not participate  need to come in their school uniform.)
  •         Wed., 10/25: Wear Jeans Day - "I'm a "Jean"ious for Being Drug Free - Junior High students will not be in school this day (see above)
  •         Thurs., 10/26: PJ Day - "Follow Your Dreams. Don't Do Drugs." - Students are invited to wear appropriate pajamas to school. 
  •         Fri., 10/27: Disney Day - "Bulling is NOT Magical" - Students are invited to dress in Disney attire, including t-shirts and jackets.
  •         Mon., 10/30: 90's Day - "Drugs are Old School" - Students are encouraged to come to school dressed in 90's themed outfits including bright colored clothing.
  •         Tues., 10/31: Book Character or Orange & Black Day - "Say Boo to Drugs" - Students are invied to dress as their favorite book character or wear an outfit made of the colors orange & black.


  • Wednesday, November 1st: 12pm Dismissal
  • Wednesday, November 1st: School Mass
  • Friday, November 3rd: Spirit Wear
  • Friday, November 3rd: 7th Grade Retreat (Condon Center)
  • Sunday, November 5th: Daylight Saving Time End 
  • Monday, November 6th: Awards Assembly
  • Monday, November 6th: STAR Testing Begins
  • Thursday, November 9th: 8th Grade Moxi Field Trip
  • Friday, November 10th: Veterans' Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, November 14th: Re-Take School Photos
  • Wednesday, November 15th: SEEAG Field Trip
  • Wednesday, November 15th: 2pm Dismissal
  • Friday, November 17th: Tenatively planned...5th-8th Field Trip to see the Movie Wonder
  • Friday, November 17th: End of 1st Trimester
  • Monday, November 20th-Friday, November 24th: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, November 30th: 7th Grade Moxi Field Trip


8th Grade – United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict

Course Description: The eighth grade course of study begins with an intensive review of the major ideas, issues, and events that shaped the founding of the nation. In their study of this era, students will view American history through the lens of a people who were trying—and are still trying—to fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Throughout their eighth grade United States history and geography course, students will confront the themes of freedom, equality, and liberty and their changing definitions over time. This course will also explore the geography of place, movement, and region, starting with the Atlantic Seaboard and then exploring American westward expansion and economic development, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and finally, industrialization.  Covering parts of three centuries, the historical content outlined in this chapter is both substantial and substantive, which poses a significant challenge for teachers, with limited time for in-depth study. In order to address this challenge, this chapter is organized into five large sections that incorporate relevant questions that can help students understand how individual events and people comprise a larger narrative explanation of our past.

 Essential Questions: (Five Themes)

  • What did freedom mean to the nation’s founders and how did it change over time?
  • How and why did the United States expand?
  • Who is considered an American?
  • 1. The Development of American Constitutional Democracy

    • Why was there an American Revolution?
    • How did the American Revolution develop the concept of natural rights?
    • What were the legacies of the American Revolution?
  • 2. Envisioning a New America

    • How much power should the federal government have and what should it do?
    • What was life like in the Early Republic?
    • Was the Louisiana Purchase Constitutional?
    • How did the government change during the Early Republic?
  • 3. The Divergent Paths of the American People: 1800–1850

    • How did individual regions of the United States become both more similar and more different?
    • What was family life like in each region?
    • How did work change between 1800 and 1850?
    • What was the impact of slavery on American politics, regional economies, family life, and culture? What did the frontier mean to the nation in the first half of the nineteenth century?
  • 4. The Causes, Course of, and Consequences of the Civil War

    • Why was there a Civil War?
    • How did the United States transform during the Civil War?
    • How was the Civil War conducted militarily, politically, economically, and culturally?
    • How was slavery abolished through the Civil War?
  • 5. The Rise of Industrial America: 1877–1914

    • How did America’s economy, industries, and population grow after the Civil War?
    • How did the federal government affect the country’s growth in the years following the Civil War?
    • Who came to the United States at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century? Why did they come? What was their experience like when they arrived?


7th Grade - World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times

Course Description: The medieval and early modern periods provide students with opportunities to study the rise and fall of empires, the diffusion of religions and languages, and significant movements of people, ideas, and products. Over this period, the regions of the world became more and more interconnected. Although societies were quite distinct from each other, there were more exchanges of people, products, and ideas in every century. For this reason, world history in this period can be a bewildering catalog of names, places, and events that impacted individual societies, while the larger patterns that affected the world are lost. To avoid this, the focus must be on questions that get at the larger world geographical, historical, economic, and civic patterns. 

Grading Policy:
MAJOR (i.e. Tests, Quizzes, Projects) = 50%

MINOR (i.e. Class Work, Homework) = 35%

PARTICIPATION (i.e. Class & Group Discussions, Staying on Task, Prepared for Class) = 15%

Homework Policy: Homework will be assigned at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Students will write down assignments in planner.
  • Assignments must be completed.
  • Long-term assignments will have specific due dates.
  • Parents will be notified via Discipline Form of any missing homework assignments.
  • Disciple Form must be signed and returned to teacher the next day. 
  • Missing homework should be made up immediately. (You might be able to receive some credit for it.)
  • Absences do not excuse missing assignments.  It is up to the student to find out what has been missed, so they may make up assignment.
  • Students are not to copy classmate’s homework.   Yes, this would be considered cheating!

Make-Up Work:

Upon returning to school after an absence, a student has the responsibility within the number of days equal to the length of the absence to meet with the teacher to develop a plan for making up missed work, quizzes, and examinations. 

Student Expectations:
1. Be RESPONSIBLE for your own learning.
              a. Be prepared. Have all materials with you when you come to class.
               b. Be a positive, active participant in class.
               c. Complete homework, including reading assignments within required time frames.
               d. Study regularly in small amounts rather than just the night before tests or quizzes.
               e. Ask for help.
               f. Do your own work. Cheating will result in a zero. 
2. Be RESPECTFUL of others and their things.
               a. Listen while someone else is talking.
               b. No put downs – We are a team!
               c. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
               d. Clean up after youself before you leave class.
Thursday, 11 May 2017 15:07


Good afternoon everyone.

The 8th grade trip to Catalina was a success.

The 8th graders are required to complete numbers 1-8 on page 516 in their science book by tomorrow.

7th graders have a math worksheet due by tomorrow morning. They will also have a pop science quiz tomorrow. (they will be allowed to use their notes)

Please check teacherease next week. I will be updating grades this weekend. Thank you and God bless. 

Thursday, 04 May 2017 20:09


Good evening everyone! 


All students should study for their math test tomorrow. Thank you and God bless. 


Mr. jeremiah Kubils

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:42


Good afternoon everyone.

Tonight 7th and 8th graders are expected to study for their math test on Friday.

Thank you all and God bless. 

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 16:19

Homework 5/2/2017

Good evening everyone, I hope that everone had a great Tuesday. Tonights Homework 8th Grade Religion: -Study for the quiz on chapter 23. Science: - # 1-5 on page 436 7th Grade Math: - Complete the area of triangles worksheet.
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