Welcome back to all of my 8th grade students and parents!I am looking forward to continuing our very exciting journey during this final year of middle school with you and your families. Middle school is a time of academic, social, and emotional growth and continues to be so in 8th grade. The 8th grade year focuses primarily on preparing the students for High School. The High School articulation process begins as early as December when the students meet with the Subject Area Supervisors to discuss the course offerings for each department. High School electives are chosen with me and the student after they review their choices with their parents. Course eligibility is determined by grades in the first 2 marking periods, as well as, teacher recommendations in certain situations. This is a very critical time as we launch our 8th graders into a constructive and successful year. Therefore, it is important to contact me with any issues concerning your student or your family so I can provide the necessary interventions and support. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, office meetings or telephone at 201-816-4924.