Eighth Grade

Mrs. Finnegan has a B.A. in English with a business minor from The University of Scranton.  She earned secondary English and communications certification from DeSales University and has a Level II state teaching certificate and Archdiocesan Religion certification.  She also is certified as a K-12 reading specialist and ESL specialist and serves on the Archdiocesan ELA Committee.

Mrs. Finnegan and her family reside in Quakertown and are members of St. Isidore Church where she is a lector.  Her two daughters are graduates of St. Isidore School.  For fun, she likes to watch the Phillies, read a good book, bake, travel, or relax at the beach.

Grade 8 Supply List 2016-2017

Loose leaf—buy many packs.  This is the one item most students run out of before the end of the year.

note cards—hundreds of them!  You will need 300 for vocabulary alone. Purchase at least 1000. Seriously!

pens—buy at least 24 (one for every two weeks)  Blue or black ink only. Erasable pens are allowed.

red pens/pencils for correcting and editing

pencils for math and extra erasers

colored pencils

12 inch ruler


notebooks—math and science require marble copybooks. Math also requires a graphing copybook. ELA, social studies, religion, and Spanish can be marble or spiral.

pocket folders—at least 8; add one if you will be using a “take home” folder. Try to purchase plastic or coated folders. Plain paper folders will not last.

binder—if desired to keep folders neat and organized

Optional—magic markers

SPANISH—English/Spanish dictionary

ART—crayons, watercolors, smock

TECHNOLOGY—headphones if you don’t have a set at school

Cleaning supplies—2 boxes of tissues, one roll of paper towels, a canister of Lysol or similar cleaning wipes

*All hardcover books must be covered. Purchase Jumbo Book Sox as the regular size is too small for our texts. Paper is an option as well.

*It is highly recommended that softcover texts and the homework book be covered in clear contact paper. Check Becker’s or Amazon online for good deals on this, especially if you have several children’s books to cover.

*White-out is not allowed.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

religion–service hours form due Friday

ELA–poem memorized by Friday

social studies–finish “The ABCs” worksheet on New Deal programs; final on Monday–begin reviewing the 20s and 30s


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

religion–service hours paper due by Friday

ELA–poem memorized by Friday

social studies–Roaring 20’s “test”


May 25, 2017

*Students may wear their class t-shirts for field day with their regular gym shorts.

*Permission slips and payment for trip ASAP, please.

religion–service hours due 6/2

ELA–“The Road Not Taken” memorized by 6/2

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

*May Procession and Mass tomorrow. Girls wear nice dress clothing, and boys wear slacks and shirt and tie or school uniform.

religion–service hours due 6/2

ELA–test on Julius Caesar tomorrow; memorize poem by 6/2


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

religion–final tomorrow; service hours due 6/2

ELA–Julius Caesar test Thursday; poem memorized by 6/2

social studies–chapter 21 test tomorrow

Friday, May 19, 2107

religion–study for final on Wednesday; service hours due June 2

social studies–finish last note-taking guide; chapter test on Wednesday

ELA–vocabulary final Monday; poem memorized by June 2

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

religion–p. 123 assessment for Friday; religion final Wednesday, 5/23; service hours due by 6/2

ELA–study for vocab final on Monday

social studies–chapter 21, section 4: read and do note-taking guide for Friday; test either Tuesday or Wednesday next week


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ELA–study for vocabulary final on 5/22

religion–finish study guide part 2

social studies–finish reading section 2 and complete note-taking guide; anticipate test on Tuesday 5/23

Monday, May 15, 2017

ELA–study for vocabulary final on Monday, 5/22

religion–finish study guide

social studies–finish reading chapter 21, section 1 and note-taking guide


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ELA–study for spelling final on Friday

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