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Challenging the Mind - Living the Faith

Welcome to 8th Grade

Mrs. Barger

Science 8 Homeroom

  Science 8/Homeroom

Welcome Class of 2018 !

Graduation Cap and Gown Order Forms and payment are due by March 9th.

Hershey Park ticket order is due by March 9th also.

March 8, 2018

Morning Math Worksheet 3/7 is due for points on Wednesday, March 14th

.March 20, 2018

Science fair form three is due Tuesday, March 27th.

March 23, 2018

Morning Math worksheet due Monday, March 26th.

March 28, 2018

Morning Math – Math Space, Pythagorean Triple, should be completed by Tuesday, April 10th. Students should be able to access this at home if they are not able to finish during class or break time.

Science fair form four is due Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

April 9, 2018

Math Space Assignment Pythagorean Triple is due tomorrow morning.

April 16, 2018

Please sign and return the chapter 4 open book assessment by Friday, April 20th.

Confirm the title of your science fair project by writing it on a sheet of loose leaf paper with the school heading and turning it in on Thursday, April 19th.

April 19, 2018

Chapter 5 vocabulary cards are due Tuesday, April 24th.

Students received a parent hand out with information about graduation and Hershey Park yesterday. A parent notification slip should be returned by tomorrow, Friday, April 20th.

April 24, 2018

As was stated in the parent note sent home last week, students will be bringing home their cap and gown orders today. Please check them tonight and let me know if there are any issues. Thank you!

April 27, 2018

Chapter 5 test is scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd. The students received a study guide today.

April 30, 2018

A Hot Topic (Curler Lab) is due at the beginning of class tomorrow, Tuesday, May 1st.

May 6, 2018

Students should have chapter 5 test signed by a parent and returned to school by Friday. The last day for 8th grade extra credit current events is Thursday, May 17th.

May 11, 2018

Morning Math – Students should work on solving word problems number 6 and 9 before Wednesday, May 16th.

























Mrs. Barger’s Science and Math

     Our science curriculum is integrated. Each grade level will continue to study a specific branch of science but with more integration from the other branches of science. This will be apparent as you look through your child’s textbook. Science 6 will be investigating Earth Science.  Science 7 will be learning about Life Science. Science 8 will be studying Physical Science. Math 4 will use the Saxon Math Program and begin the year by reinforcing addition, subtraction and place value. We will continue with many skills including: multiplication, division, and word problems.  Math 8 will begin the year working with variables, expressions and integers. Daily homework will be assigned. Students should have the homework written in their planner; it may also be found on my Math 8 web page. Additional resources may be found by visiting: Middle School students have access to this site and Wish list – scissors for the students to cut fabric, candy for student incentives, liquid hand soap, Clorox wipes, inside recess games. You may contact me, Mary K. Barger, with any concerns or comments by clicking on my email address.

Science 6

Welcome to Science 6!

March 9, 2018

The sixth grade science class visited the computer lab with Mrs. Ellis this week. We worked on creating graphs on the computer, so the students will be able to create a graph for their science fair project.

Thank you Mrs. Ellis!

March 20, 2017

Science fair form three is due Tuesday, March 27 th.

Twenty vocabulary cards for chapter 11 are due Friday, March 23rd.

March 23, 2018

Due to the weather, the due date for the chapter 11 vocabulary cards has been extended to Tuesday, March 27th.

March 28, 2018

Science fair form four is due on Tuesday, April 11, 2018.

April 11,2018

Chapter 11 Test on Matter and Atoms is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18th. The students received a study guide in class today.

April 12, 2018

Students received a study guide in class yesterday. We spent class time going over the study guide. Students should review the chapter, their notes, the vocabulary and the study guide to prepare for next week’s chapter 11 test.

April 13, 2018

Homework – p. 378 #s 1-9 Due Monday

April 16, 2018

Chapter 11 test is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18th.

Students need to turn in a sheet of loose leaf paper with the school heading and a confirmation of the title of their science fair project on Thursday, April 19th.

Text book page 380, numbers 1-7 due tomorrow.

April 30, 2018

Twelve vocabulary cards for chapter 12 are due tomorrow.









Math 4

Welcome to Math 4! 

We continue to use the Saxon Math Series and will do approximately one lesson a day. Miss Poffenberger will announce and post homework and test dates with the entire class. Please check her website, as well as, your child’s student planner.


Science 4

Welcome to Science 4 !

 We are working on physical science at this time.

Feb. 27, 2018

Five vocabulary cards are due.

April 10, 2018

Chapter 8 test on energy is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th. The text book has very good review pages at the end of each lesson and at the end of the chapter. The students should review their notes in their notebook. We are working on the study guide, and using the sixteen vocabulary cards to review in class. These should be used to review at home and in school. Thank you for your continued support.

April 12, 2018

Students completed the study guide in class yesterday. Students who had their student planner with them in science class, wrote a test reminder in their planner. Chapter 8 test is scheduled for a week from today, on Thursday, April 19th. Please help your child to prepare for this assessment, thank you.

May 16, 2018

The students are collecting seeds on a worksheet between now and next Thursday. The goal is to collect ten different seeds.     🙂   I wonder if you will be able to collect ten within the next week!





Science 7


Welcome to Science 7! 

This year we will be studying life science. I hope that you enjoy the activities that I have planned!

Feb. 23, 2018

Science Fair form 2 is due by Wednesday, Feb. 28th.

Feb. 26, 2018

Students should have a parent sign the chapter 5 test and return it to school by Friday, March 2nd.

March 20, 2018

Science fair form three is due Tuesday, March 27th.

March 23, 2018

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Diagram are due on Tuesday, March 27th.

Seven science fair research facts with sources are also due on Tuesday.

March 28, 2018

Science fair form four is due on Tuesday, April 11, 2018.

April 19, 2018

The title of your science fair project needs to be turned in for points. It should be on a piece of  loose leaf paper with the school heading. It was due today. It must be turned into Mrs. Barger before dismissal on Friday.

Chapter 8 vocabulary cards are due on Tuesday, April 24th. The students were given class time to work on them.

The students were given a study guide on the back of the vocabulary list in class yesterday. Chapter 8 test is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1st

April 27, 2018

Chapter 8 Test is being moved to Wednesday, May 2nd, so we have more time to prepare.

April 30, 2018

Homework – Text page 302 #s 1-9 and pages 304-305 #s 1-10 are due tomorrow. The four diagrams from this chapter are also due tomorrow.

May 9, 2018

Students received their chapter test yesterday. Please have the test signed by a parent and returned to school by Friday.

May 10, 2018

The students spent two classes in the computer lab working on Glogsters (digital posters). The project needs to be completed by Tuesday, May 15th. I am not giving additional class time to work on this project. Most of the students have completed this project.

May 15, 2018

The students received a study guide in class today for a quiz on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The quiz will include information on bacteria, protists and fungi. the students should use their notes and study guide to prepare for the quiz.








Pre Algebra 8

Pre Algebra 8

We will be using McDougal Littell’s Pre-Algebra text this year. Grades will include: homework, exit tickets, class work, quiz scores, and test scores. 


April 17, 2018

Homework -(on loose leaf paper to be turned for points)

page 807 #s 37-40

April 18, 2018

Homework – p. 262 #s 23, 29, 32, 33

Quiz tomorrow on lessons 5.4-5.6

April 20, 2018

Homework – p. 272 #s 10-17

Please sign and return chapter 5 quiz with corrections.

April 24, 2018

Homework – p. 808 #s 1-6

April 25, 2018

Homework – p. 277/278 #s 3-16

April 27, 2018

Homework – p. 282 #s 3-10

April 30, 2018

Homework – p. 808 #s 13-20

May 1, 2018

Homework – p. 291 #s 7-12

May 3, 2018

Homework – p. 298 #s 7-17

Chapter 6 Mid-chapter quiz is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th; use page 298 for a review.

May 7, 2018

Homework p. 322 #s 12-16

Quiz tomorrow on 6.1-6.5

May 9, 2018

Homework – p.302    #s 12-27

May 14, 2018

Homework – p. 309/310 #s 11-13

May 16, 2018

Homework -p.321 #s 31-35

May 17, 2018

Homework – p. 331 #s 10-23

May 18, 2018

Common Percent Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, May 24th. Use text page 330 and your cards to practice.

May 21, 2018

Homework – p. 337 #s 9-14

May 23. 2018

Homework – p. 809 #s 5-12



















8th Grade Specials

Monday-Physical Education or Art

Tuesday – Computer

Wednesday – Spanish

Thursday – Art or Physical Education 

Friday – Spanish

8th Grade Schedule

Period 1 – Science

Period 2 – Math

Period 3 – Social Studies

Period 4 –  English

Period 5 – Language Arts

Period 6 – Religion

Period 7 – Specials



 Middle School Extra Credit Current Events are available for each trimester.There is a limit of two presentations per student per day. There is a limit of five presentations per trimester. 

The last day for 8th grade students to present current events is Thursday, May 17th. 

The last day for 6th and  7th grade students to present current events for trimester 3 is Friday, May 25th.




Hi, my name is Mary K. Barger, all three of my children attended St. Mary Catholic School. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s College and my Master’s degree from Frostburg State University. This is my 17th year of teaching at St. Mary’s; previously, I taught at St. Joseph’s in Martinsburg, St. John’s Preschool, and Mother Seton School.

Mrs. Barger

Teacher, St. Mary Catholic School