Class Poetry Competition

You are invited to attend the 8th grade class poetry competition tomorrow. The celebration of poetry will take place from 9:10-9:45 in my classroom. Each student will recite from memory a poem chosen from the 8th grade core knowledge list. The top three recitations will be chosen to move on to the school wide competition…

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8th Grade ELA Update

This Week: Monday 4/15 — First Day Q4 / Research Paper Phase II Tuesday 4/16 — Talent Show Tryouts   Wednesday 4/17 — Talent Show Tryouts  Friday 4/19 — Disaster Drill  Coming Up: Thursday / Friday 4/25-26 — Poetry Competition Get your tickets now!  OTA Nacho Average Gala, Saturday, May 4. Tickets available at the following…

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Christina Celentino Private School Scholarship

The Christina Celentino scholarship awards an OTA student the sum of $250 toward the expenses required to apply for private high school, such as entrance exam tutoring and study guide, and application and registration fees. To be eligible to be considered for the Christina Celentino scholarship, students must meet the following criteria: Student must be…

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OTA Field Day (6/7)-Parent volunteers needed!

OTA Field Day is here! June 7th (Friday) is a Field Day. Field Day Schedule: Grades K-3  Field Day Activities 8:30-11:00 Lunch 11:00-11:30 Grades 4-8 Lunch 11:40-12:10  Field Day Activities 12:10-2:30 8th Grade Color is PINK We are currently looking for parent volunteers! Please email me to [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering! You will be set up…

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CAASPP Testing

The CAASPP testing for grades 6-8th is coming up next week.   Testing will take place between Tuesday, May 7th and Friday, May 10th 8th Grade Testing Schedule: The CAASPP includes 4 Tests (2 math and 2 ELA) ELA CAT- this test requires students to read many passages and asks comprehension and vocabulary questions regarding the text.…

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8th Grade: Order a Field Day (June 7th) T-Shirt!

2019 Field Day is almost here! (June 7th, Friday) This year, each grade level will have their own color of t-shirt! 8th grade’s color is PINK If you are interested in ordering a t-shirt, please get an ordering form from Mrs. Jo. T-shirt price: $10 Payment Method: Cash(prefered)/Check Please write a check out to “Old…

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8th Grade ELA Update

This Week: Monday 4/22 — No School Thursday 4/25 — Classroom Poetry Competition (All Students)   Friday 4/26 — School Poetry Competition  Coming Up: Friday 5/3 — Grandparents Day (Minimum Day) Monday-Friday 5/6-5/10 — State Testing Window You are invited to attend the 8th grade poetry competition on Thursday, April 25th at 9:10 am in Mr.…

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MS ELA Update

This Week: Monday 4/8 — Informative Research Paper Phase I Friday 4/12 — End of Q3/Minimum Day/Tacky Tourist Dress   Coming Up: Thursday-Friday  4/25-26 — Poetry Competition 

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OTA Book Fair! (March 19 & 20) & Re-Enroll by Friday!

OTA Book Fair is next week, March 19 & 20 Please click the links for details: Book Fair Schedule: http://oldtownacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Book-Fair-Schedule.pdf Book Fair e-Wallet: http://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=5978222277001 (“Take advantage of the eWallet feature, and put money in an account for your student to spend at the Book Fair. In addition to the classroom visits on the schedule above,…

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8th Grade ELA Update

March 11-12 — Ted Talk Inspired Speech Presentations March 13 — Frankenstein Discussion Group B March 14 — Vocabulary Quiz  March 15 — Frankenstein Discussion Group A    The 8th grade class will be presenting their Ted Talk inspired speeches next week. We were inspired by dystopian nature in Frankenstein. Students chose a real world dystopian topic to research and present…

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