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8th Grade Recognition Ceremony May 21st

8th Grade Families, A paper copy of this letter and the 8th Grade Recognition Invitation  was sent home on May 4, 2015. With the end of the school year quickly approaching, we have information to share regarding end of the year events including the 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony and the student dance to follow that ...

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Quarter 3 Update

8th grade Families, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and New Year’s Eve. Now that we are back in the swing of things, I have a few important announcements: 1) Blizzard Bags Blizzard Bags are a way to engage in learning from home should we experience inclement weather and a large number ...

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Quarter 1 Ends, Starting a New in Quarter 2

8th grade Families, Quarter 1 ended Friday, October 17th. During Quarter 1, students in grade 8 language arts have worked with short stories to consider the elements of a text which work together to deliver a theme. Students are presently applying these concepts as they put the final touches on their own narrative writing. In ...

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Reading Buddies

Middle school students in grades 6-8 who work with Mrs. Snyder and Mr. Morgenstern for extra practice with reading throughout the day, have started selecting favorite books from when they were younger to practice and read aloud to younger students in the elementary school. On Wednesday and Friday of each week, they have the opportunity ...

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Midterms in the Mail

8th Grade Families, Midterm grade cards are to be arriving by mail this week (if you have not already received it). The grade for language arts on the grade card reflects your  (or your student’s progress) as of 9/16/14. We have had several performance task, written, and in-class assignments as well as homework since 9/16/14. ...

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Welcome Back 2014-2015

Welcome 8th grade Families,                                                                                                                               August 13, 2014 As the 8th grade language arts teacher at Trimble Middle School, I have the pleasure of working with each of your young ...

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When is it wrong to compromise?

If you have seen ads tuned in for the new A&E series, Turn based upon the first spy ring during the American Revolution, this question is most fitting. I could not have planned the release of the series on A&E, but the timing certainly worked out well given that this question guided the unit of ...

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Student iSearch, Research Papers

“How do you make a dream come true?” This question guided the unit of study we finished up a few weeks ago. Here some anonymous student samples of their answers to this question. The iSearch papers students wrote are all about the student writing and his or her experience as a researcher answering a specific ...

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6+1 Traits of Writing, Writing Process Update

This year, students have worked with the 6+1 Traits of Writing model in 8th grade language arts. This approach helps students to manage the various traits that we know are important for a piece of quality writing: Ideas, Organization, Conventions (Grammar), Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, Voice, and Presentation. In our present unit of study, students ...

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Winter Updates/Students Consider Dreams

Trimble Middle School Families, Wow! Winter certainly has taken Athens County by storm. For 8th grade  language arts updates, I strongly recommend that you and your children visit stephanieasnyder.com, my classroom website which will load on a mobile device. Visiting once a week will help you to stay informed. If you do not have internet ...

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First Day of School!

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EVENTS

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Labor Day – No School

Trimble Middle School
09/07/2015

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Columbus Day – No School

Trimble Middle School
10/12/2015

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End of 1st Grading Period

Trimble Middle School
10/16/2015

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Holiday Break Begins

Trimble Middle School
12/18/2015

Holiday break begins on 12/21 and runs through 1/4 for students. School resumes Tuesday, January 5th.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School

Trimble Middle School
01/18/2016

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Presidents’ Day- No School

Trimble Middle School
02/15/2016

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End of 3rd Grading Period

Trimble Middle School
03/11/2016

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Spring Break Begins

Trimble Middle School
03/28/2016

Spring Break begins on 3/28. School resumes on Monday, April 4th. Unlike last year, all make-up days will be added to the end of the school year.

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End of 4th Grading Period/Last Day of School

Trimble Middle School
05/23/2016

The last day of school is subject to change based upon make-up days accrued due to weather.

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End of 2nd Grading Period

Trimble Middle School
12/18/2015

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