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52 West Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000
Fax: 845.497.4030

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Please note that this website is a secondary source for all assignments.  In class, the homework board always has every due date for each assignment.  Please be sure to write down, daily, the homework and information located on the classroom board.  Thank you!
 Welcome back to the 2017-2018 School Year!  I hope you had the best summer and you are ready to get started!
For the week of 9/4-9/8
Welcoming back students and getting needed supplies, etc.
 Social Studies will require: a minimum of a one inch binder for class.. Please also be prepared with a pen or pencil DAILY. 
For the Week of 9/11-9/15
 Ending Review of Civil War and moving on to Reconstruction
Due dates for Reconstruction Extended Response are on Google Classroom... If the assignement is not turned in when due, it will be considered late.  All responses must follow directions and must be submitted through classroom. 
For the week of 9/18- 9/22
A/C Recon due date: 9/19
B/D Recon due date: 9/20  (Besides Period 4/6)
For the Week of 9/25-9/30
We will continue with the Reconstruction Unit... Please remember all vocabulary was given out to define and those definitions need to be complete by the end of this week!  
**Photos will be taken in Social Studies Classrooms
Here are the following dates to remember for picture day:
B/D Classes- October 4th
A/C Classes- October 5th 
For the week of 10/9-10/13
Finishing up the Plessy writing activity and remember to be STUDYING for the Recon test.... Use notes, flash cards made in strategies, and all classroom materials to break down unit. A/C exam: 10-16       B/D exam: 10/17 
For the week of 10/16-10/20
Test Week!  Be sure to study and do your best!!!
Immediately after the exam, we will start the Immigration/Industrialization vocabulary.  We also will be watching Remember the Titans and making connections to Jim Crow laws and their lasting effect on the nation. 
For the week of 10/23-10/27
For A/C Days:
Vocab Quiz 10/30
Please bring headphones Nov. 1
Industrialization Homework Packet due November 13th 
For B/D Days:
Vocab Quiz 10/31
Please bring headphones Nov. 2
Industrialization Homework Packet due November 14th
For the week of 10/30- 11/3
Vocab quizzes are this week... Please make sure to bring headphones to class this week if you are able.  We will be workin on the Ellis Island experience!   
For the week of 11/6-11/10 (No school Tuesday and Friday) 
Happy Veterans Day! (Or Armistice day per the end of WWI) 
A/C November 13th
B/D November 14th
*I pushed these dates back as I felt we needed a bit extra time with the review sheet.  Review sheets will be given out today and Wednesday.  I will be handing out the immigration project this week and we will be working in the library on the 15th-20th.  This will give each block TWO full classes to work on getting the project started.  Remember the industrialization packet (homework) is due on the 13th and 14th as well!!   
For the week of 11/13-11-17
The immigration journal project due dates are as follows:
A/C 12/12
B/D 12/13
We will be taking the quarterly Monday and Tuesday.  We will be in the library for the rest of the week working on our projects.  Remember, I will be sitting with each of you and we will get started on who you are and where you are from.  Good Luck! 
For the Week of 11/27-12/1
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day!  Back to work!!!
We will be working on industrialization and immigration all week.  
At this point, all classes were given the DBQ packet.  If you have NOT gotten one due to being absent, please come see me asap to get one.  
Rules for DBQ packet:
      1.  There are 9 total documents in the packet.  Each document's questions must be answered.  The document portion (all nine docs) is worth a full test grade.  This is due on the due date.  There is no regrade for this portion of the assignment.
      2.  The essay is a separate grade.  **If the essay is handed in on time, when it is returned I will allow you one week to rewrite it for a new grade.  If the essay is turned in late, the rewrite option is not given.  This is a another separate test grade.  
      3.  DBQ packets MUST be available in every class AND strategies.  We will be spending some time on these in class.  The rest of the assignment is to be done at home.  
*******You will ONLY GET ONE COPY of this assignment.  DO NOT LOSE IT!!!!!******* 
Due Dates:
A/C 12/20
B/D 12/19 
Reminder: You should be working on the immigration journals at home since library dates are complete! 
For the week of 12/4-12/8
We will be working on the DBQ in class on Monday and Tuesday.  MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR DOCUMENT PACKET!!!!!!!We also will be doing some work with large captains of industry vs. robber barons.
Please note: A/C day ONLY: DBQ packets and essays are now due on Wednesday, 12/20!!  All due dates are the same for everyone else.
For the week of 12/11-12/15
Immigration Projects are due this week.  Emails will be sent home for those who do NOT hand in a project.  Please remember, it is a double project grade for this marking period.  Try your best and BE CREATIVE!
We will be moving forward with the progressive unit.  Hopefully we will be able to get an idea of how the country's laissez faire government needs to start addressing the poor conditions within factories, the terrible living conditions of immgrants, and answer the growing need for more facilities for an expanding nation.  
Keep in mind, DBQ's are due next week!  BREAK IS CLOSE.. WE CAN DO IT!  
Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy break!  See you in January!!! 
 When you return in January, there will be a progressive quiz on January 8th (A/C) and 9th (B/D). We willwrap up the progressive unit and move on to the United States' and its global expansion and world dominance.  
For the week of 1/1-1/5
Welcome back and remember we will be taking a quiz!!  
For the week of 1/8-1/12
B/D classes were assigned the in class Spanish American War project.  The directions are located on Google Classroom.  The newspaper must be printed and handed in on Friday, 1/19.  We will be working on it in class next week.  
On Tuesday, January 16, A/C will be assigned the project as well.  A/C will be due on Monday, January 1/22.
For the week of 1/15-1/19
We are off on Monday for the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  
We will be working on the in class Spanish American War project all week.  Remember all directions are located under your class in google classroom.   
Since we lost out on important time to work on our Spanish American War assignment in class, The NEW due dates are as followes:
A/C- 1/25 (at the end of the block)
B/D- 1/24 (at the end of the block) 
For the week of 1/22-1/26
We are finishing up and handing in The Spanish American War newspapers.  I will give each block a few minutes to print them out for me.  These will be graded and they will go on the third marking period.
Quarterly #2... You knew it was coming!  =)
The following dates:
B/D Thursday 2/1
A/C Friday 2/2
Review sheets will be given out starting tomorrow in class.   
For the week of 1/28-2/2
Quarterlies will be given on Thursday and Friday
***If you were absent for the T. Roosevelt stations (sick, four year plan, lessons, etc,) you must make them up in lunch this week or next.  They will be due next Thursday for all students who missed the station activity in class.  This is a graded assignment.  Please see me at lunch for the information asap.
***WWI vocab lists were uploaded to Google Classroom.  The following due dates for the vocab are:
A/C 2/8
B/D 2/7
Failure to complete the vocab will result in afterschool completion!
Upcoming quiz dates: Annexation and beginning of WWI.... A/C 2/14     B/D 2/15 
 For the week of 2/5-2/9
WWI vocab is due this week.  We will be working on 1914 European maps.  These maps MUST be in class daily throughout the entire unit as we will refer to them often.
WWI packets were handed out today and will be given out tomorrow..
Rules and Directions are as follows:  
1. All pages must be completed.  Credit will be lost when explanations are not given when questions ask for it.  
2.  The packet is worth ONE test grade.
3. Failure to do the packet will result in a zero.
4.  If the packet is lost, you will not be given another paper copy.  One copy per student.  
                                    Due dates for Packets:  A/C 3/1         B/D  3/2 
                                                          Vocab is due:          A/C 2/8      B/D   2/7 
For the week of 2/12-2/16
At this point, all vocab is due.  T. Roosevelt stations are also past due.  Lunch will be offered for the four days this week to finish them up.  Most of you have done this, so thank you!
I pushed back the quiz one more class as last week's schedule dictated that we need more time.  Annexation and WWI start quiz will be held on:
A/C  2/20
B/D 2/21
This week we will be focusing on the start of the war and how the countries became involved due to the long term causes of war (MAIN).  We will be looking at the German movement throughout Europe between 1914-1915.
Please be working on the WWI packet which is due in three weeks.  
Have a great upcoming President's weekend!! Upcoming Test Dates in Future for WWI: 3/9 and 3/12!
For the week of 2/26-3/2
Snow Day changes on Dates to be aware:
A/C WWI Packet 3/5
B/D WWI Packet 3/6 
****Please note that is next Monday and Tuesday!!!  The packets are TEST grades and will be graded for completion and correct answers.
- We will continue to work on WWI and will be working on battle stations.  If you miss any part of the stations, I will have the packets available starting today, 2/26 through 3/2 at lunch.  Please make plans to come and complete the battle station activity.  
Upcoming Test Dates- WW1
A/C 3/9
B/D 3/12 
For the week of 3/12-3/16
Tests will be given Monday and Tuesday.  Monday tests will be completed in the block.  If for some reason there is a delay on Tuesday, half of the exam will be given and then the rest will be given during the NEXT BLOCK.  Please be prepared for that B/D Days!
We have wrapped up WWI.  Any station activity not handed in will result in a zero grade.  Trench letters and packets that were not done are being entered as zeros and after tomorrow, none will be accepted for deducted credit.
Please also be aware, when we return from spring break you will be assigned your person for the WWII project.  We will spend three blocks starting after spring break in the library.  You will be responsible for certain research on those days.  Individual grades will be given on days in the library for completion.  I will upload on google classroom the project requirements for 24/7 viewing.  Individual WWII people will be given on day one in the library.  After the three days, all continued research will need to be done on your own time.  I will allow students to come in for lunch twice a week to work on the creation of the items.  We will discuss free or low cost materials to make some of the items for your project in class and during lunch time extra help.  I have some materials in the classroom that might be able to help out some students as well.  Please see me. 
For the week of 4/9-4/12
Since our time as a block in the library is complete, I want you to focus on working on this project as much as you can at home.  Helpful tips moving forward will be that the library is OPEN to you daily after school.  Please see me for a pass.  Remember to have everything printed out and complete ahead of time.  Projects will be marked late if you do not abide by these standards!!
Lastly, the book and website requirement is very strict.  You can consult WWII books even if they do not have your specific person in them for information building your project.  You must consult four books or more.
Moving forward this week:
Please know we will be starting WWII and continuing this for quite some time. 
For the week of 4/16- 4/20
This week we welcome our Holocaust speakers to our building on Wednesday and Thursday.  All 8th grade students will attend the speakers during school.  On Thursday 4/19 at 7pm we will have an Auschwitz survivor speaking for the public.  Please consider coming.  Students attending will need to check in with me.  For extra credit, you must attend and write a 1-2 paragraph response to what you learned from Trudy.
We will continue this week with WWII. 
For the week of 4/23- 4/27
Quarterly exams are being given today (A/C) and tomorrow (B/D). 
WWII will resume when the quarterly is complete.  Please bring head phones Friday and Monday to class.
Lastly... Reminder
Projects are due 5/15 and 16.  Presentations will begin right away.  Presentation order will be at random.  If library time is needed after school please see me for a pass.  Remember that I will NOT be printing out your project information for you.  YOU must make time to do so before hand or it will be counted as late if you come unprepared. 
A/C- 5/23
B/D 5/24 
Projects due 
A/C 5/15
B/D 5/16 
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