7/8 Grade News

  • May 22nd - May 26th



  • May 24, 2023

    8th Graders will be spending a fun day at Boondocks located in Parker, CO playing arcade games with 4 Hour Attraction Pass which includes Bowling, Laser Tag, XD Dark Ride, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Go-Karts. Pizza and drinks will be served from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. 


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  • Thanks for a great year, NJHS. Looking forward to seeing everyone next year! - Mr. Leins

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  • Thanks for a great year, Finance Club. Looking forward to seeing everyone next year! - Mr. Leins
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  • Upcoming Tests:

    Social Studies: 

    7th Grade- 3/9 Africa Quiz

    8th Grade- 3/14 WWII and the Holocaust Test

    Math Tests

    Science: 7th - Inv 3 quiz 4-17-23

    Reading: 7th Grade Presentations Wednesday, 8th Grade Socratic Seminar Thursday


    7th Grade: Compare / Contrast TREES paragraphs.  We will write and revise these paragraphs in class on 9/1, 9/6 and 9/8.

    8th Grade: Short Story Project + TREES analysis.  We will write and revise the short story and analysis paragraph on 8/31, 9/2, 9/7 and 9/9. 


    7th grade:

    Final Exam- May 16

    8th Grade:

    Final Exam- May 17



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Math - Mr. Leins

  • Have a great summer! - Mr. Leins

    (Feel free to keep working through some of the Saxon lessons if you miss your math work!)

Social Studies - Mrs. Giroue


    7th Grade

    The students have done a great job with completing the Medieval Japan Unit! To show their mastery of understanding, students will finish out the year with the Samurai Project (5/11) and the Jig Saw: Japan Project (5/15) and the Medieval Mashup (5/15 - 5/19), which is a play that combines knowledge from both Medieval Europe and Medieval Japan.

    8th Grade

    As we are continuing with our Vietnam War unit, students will work on their Cold War Album Art Project (due 5/18). To conclude this unit, students will watch Forrest Gump on May 18 and 22. Permission slips have been given out and they are due on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.



Science - Mr. Nolen

  • 7th grade is making excellent progress in their study of chemistry. This week will be spent causing phase changes in the classroom and describing why they are occurring.

    8th grade dropped their eggs on Monday. There were some surprising successes and spectacular failures of their protective devices. Wednesday they'll be off to Boondocks. Their grades are all but finalized in Schoology.

    Please review Schoology for the most recent assignments and grade updates.

Writing -Mr. Gaulden

  • Writing -

    7th Grade 

    Students are presenting their final projects on May 19th! 

    8th Grade

    8th Graders are finalizing their final projects on May 18th!


Reading - Mr. Kenyon

  • 7th Grade


    Our only class this upcoming week will be on Wednesday. We will take our vocab quiz and have our final book club session.

    8th Grade

    Our only class this upcoming week will be on Tuesday. We will reflect upon this year's readings.

Spanish - Ms. Van Der Merwe



    Students should be reviewing for the final exam on May 16th. They have a study guide to help them with this.

    Please check Schoology for important updates, class agendas, homework, and work.


    Students should be reviewing for the written and speaking final exam on May 17th. They have a study guide to help them with this.

    To help review vocabulary and grammar from last year, please go to your Quizlet, Quia, and Conjuguemos links. 

    Espero tener un año divertido💃🏻

Art - Mrs. Peterson

  • Art Studio News

    What an incredible night last Thursday!  The art was beautiful and the singing and instruments were lovely.  What a wonderful culmination for our arts program!  I hope that everyone loves the artwork coming home this week and that our CCA families enjoy summer break.   Our 8th graders will be greatly missed but sure to find success ahead.  Everyone else, I look forward to seeing you all next year!

Library - Mrs. Lanyi


    May, 2023

    I can't believe that we are at the end of the school year!  Congratulations to all graduating 8th graders!  All library books are due.  If your child has lost books, now is the time to check classroom libraries, desks, lockers, and cubbies.  Also, check your bookshelves at home - sometimes library books get mixed in! If you need to pay for a lost library book you may submit cash, check made out to CCA, or you may pay on RevTrak - click on the lost library book tab. Please feel free to email me with any questions at slanyi@cherrycreekacademy.org

    Seventh and eighth grade students do not have a library class but have several opportunities throughout the week to visit the library and check out library books.The library is open in the mornings from 7:20 - 8:00 for open checkout and students are welcome to check out books at this time as well. 


    7/8 Library Hours

    • The library is open daily from 7:20-8:00AM
    • The library is open daily from 3:00-3:30PM

    Students are always welcome to email me if they need a book at another time and I can get it to them. Students also have access to Overdrive again this year.  The link to Overdrive is: Overdrive Login. Students will use the same username and password that they use to login to my.cherrycreekschools.org. If you have any questions please contact me at slanyi@cherrycreekacademy.org.


Music - Mrs. Glosup

  • 7th Grade: 

     Music was scheduled for the first semester.  That means you are done with music class in 7th grade!


    8th Grade:  

    Music class in May will continue with our unit of opera, which will include composers Rossini and Verdi.  Up next is our unit of Musical Theater.  We will look at prominent creators and works in the realm of Musical Theater.  We will also review and practice rhythms with both notation and performance using xylophones!


    We are looking forward to our Spring Music Festival!  We will have 2 separate programs that evening, dividing the K-1st grade from the 2nd - 8th grade. This is to ensure we respect the time of parents and students.  This document has the information that you will need to know about this event!

    Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023

    Time:  K-1st Program 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Intermission to look at the art display 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    2nd-8th Program 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

PE - Ms. Corcoran


    It is time for 8th Grade Giroue and Gaulden!

    We will be meeting in person 2-3 times per week. The first two days will be knowledge content days and the third day rotation (Fridays) will be FITNESS/ FUN FRIDAYs. This is a non-content game day. 

    With cold weather, come extra clothing items. Please make sure on PE days your child is ready to be active with tennis shoes/ active seekers, and a water bottle. YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO BE DRESSING OUT FOR PE!!! Be prepared with deodorant, for reapplication (if applicable).  

    Your child's class will be structured as follows: Warm up activity/ games, knowledge content, cool down activity, clean up/ sanitation/ hand washing.  Please see the PE Curriculum Map on my teacher's webpage for the weekly rotation. 

    • April/ May is as follows: 

      • Para Olympics
      • Tchoukball
      • Tsegball
      • Create- a Game Final
      • Post FitnessGram Testing

    This will help each of you begin to learn:

    • Responsibilities and Routines
    • Acceptance and super grouping
    • Trust and Technology
    • Appreciation and Assistance through movement. 


    Be ready to bring your personal water bottle to PE every class period! 

    Karoline Corcoran kcorcoran@cherrycreekacademy.org







Technology - Ms. Wong

  • Technology



    7th Grade

    In the month of May, we will focus on our final project of the semester - "Destination Anywhere". This will be a research project in which students will choose a country and then plan a week-long vacation to that place (using a $10,000 budget). They will start by using research skills to find information on their country's currency, language, common greetings, important landmarks, etc. They will then use Google Sheets to budget how they will spend their money. They will also create itineraries for each day of the trip, indicating landmarks they plan to visit and restaurants they plan to go to for meals. Students will then compile all of their plans into a video and present their plans to their classmates.

    8th Grade:

    Happy May! We're starting this month doing one last coding unit - Imagi Edu. Students will learn basic Python coding principles to create pixel art. Some of the concepts we will learn are functions, loops, and conditional statements. We will then begin our final project of the semester - podcasting. Students will team up with a partner and create a 5 minute podcast on a subject that excites them. They will start by coming up with a name for their podcast and then use Canva to design their podcast cover art. We will then spend some time writing out scripts and then recording and editing our podcast audio clips. To display the podcast audio and content info, students will design a Google website. Depending on time, students will have a chance to listen to each other's podcasts and then give constructive feedback. I'm excited to see what they come up with!

    Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have. My email is swong@cherrycreekacademy.org


  • Students worked hard to finish their Student Spotlight projects well. Thanks to all the parents who attended. As we conclude the class this week, we'll play word and number games, and work with our instruments on scales and simple themes. Additionally, 8th graders will show their movies to 5th and 6th classes.