St. Mary's Catholic School
218 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740-4765
301-733-1184 | email

Challenging the Mind - Living the Faith

Welcome to 8th Grade

Mrs. Barger

Science 8 Homeroom

  Science 8/Homeroom

Welcome Class of 2017 !

May 17, 2017

Science test tomorrow; please study!

Graduation caps, gowns and tassels  will be sent home tomorrow. Please check them and be careful with them until graduation.

June 1, 2017

Thank you to the students that signed up to help with fun night. I hope to see many of you tomorrow, Friday, at Fun Night! Everyone should be at the Middle School doors on Sunday at 1:30. We will take a class picture and line up for Mass and Graduation. 🙂


















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!

We are studying electricity and magnetism!






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 !


May 17, 2017

A quiz on Chapter 1, Plants, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th. The students received a study guide in class today.

Also, a flashlight lab has been scheduled for Monday, June 5, 2017. Students will need to bring in two D cell batteries for this lab. We will also need parent help for this lab. Students were given a permission slip with additional information today.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mary K. Barger  

June 1, 2017

There are twelve students that still need to bring in batteries for our Flashlight Lab on Monday. Please send in the batteries tomorrow, Friday, June 2, 2017, so I know that we have supplies for Monday. Thank you!


Science 7


Welcome to Science 7! 

May 12, 2017

Protist Infographic is due Thursday, May 18th.





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. Homework will be posted daily.














8th Grade Specials

Monday-Physical Education/Art

Tuesday – Computer

Wednesday – Spanish

Thursday – Art/Physical Education 

Friday – Physical Education

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 for trimester III end on Friday, May 26, 2017. There is a limit of two presentations per student per day. There is a limit of five presentations per trimester.




Hi, my name is Mary K. Barger, I am a mom to three daughters. I was blessed with a granddaughter this past year. All three of my children attended St. Mary Catholic School. I enjoy my wooded five acre home. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s College and my Master’s degree from Frostburg State University. This is my 16th 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