Today marks the half-way point of our final quarter of the school year! This is a great time to check your child's grades in Fast Direct and encourage him/her to finish the year with his/her best effort! Please encourage your child to see me about any questions, missing assignments, etc. May is a very busy month with the Spring Concert, our 7/8 class trip, the Athletic Banquet, and graduation, so it's more important than ever to plan for enough time to complete assignments. For instance, the 8th graders' rough draft of their WWII papers are due tomorrow, and I could tell when we checked planners at the end of the day that a few of them have not given it much thought since the intro was due last Wed. It was also evident today that only a handful of students had finished the reading for today's discussion of The Westing Game. It's too early for the 8th-grade version of "senioritis"! On the other hand, I appreciate the students' enthusiasm during our discussion of German war propaganda after they had completed their WebQuest on it. The finish line is fast-approaching; let's work together to help the students "run with perseverance the race marked out for [them]" (Heb. 12:1). 

8th Grade Home

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Welcome to Mrs. Jaeger's Webpage!

Our middle school students connect to Christ as they study and memorize the Scriptures in Religion class and Middle School Bible Study, and as they praise Him during Chapel and Middle School devotions. 

Students connect to the Grace community through our Chapel Buddies program, where older students are paired with four-year-old students for chapel and other buddy-bonding activities. Students build relationships through after-school clubs such as Russian Club and Cooking Club. They learn teamwork through playing on our golf, volleyball, soccer, cross-country, basketball, cheer, and track teams. They build relationships on class trips.

Grace parents connect to our community through cheering on our sports teams together, chaperoning field trips, worshipping at chapel, and more! 

Grace graduates connect to area high schools, arriving 100 percent prepared for the transition to high school. While at Grace, students develop study skills, note-taking skills, writing skills, and a well-rounded academic foundation that will allow them to succeed at the next level at the school of their choosing.

I am cheering for my students and their families along this journey! I am ready and willing to guide students as they learn and grow, clearing roadblocks and soothing sore spirits. I love teaching middle schoolers because they bring energy to the classroom.

As I seek to teach children, I am always mindful that I am praying for the Lord to teach me, too. “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” (Psalm 25:4-5).

May God bless us as we encourage each other to stay Connected this school year!

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Parent Resources: Below are links to documents that have links to numerous articles on these topics.

Academics

Connecting With Your Teen

Emotional and Social Health

Faith

Media Tips

Physical Development

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Important Information

Below are folders for shared documents for each of my classes.

Language Arts (link to folder)

Social Studies (link to folder)

Religion (link to folder)