New Hebron Christian School

8th Grade

We strive to learn from God’s creation in all area’s of study and to do all for the Glory of God.  It is our goal that every student would grasp our yearly objectives and be ready for the next big step in their lives.

Education Objectives

Math: PreAlgebra or Algebra 1 including plane geometry

Science: Units covered include: Biology: Cells, Genetics, Human Body, Plants, Habitats, Leaf Collection, Birds as well as many other subjects.

Physical Science: Newton’s Law of Motion, Astronomy, Thermodynamics, Magnetism, Electricity as well as many other subjects.

History: American History. Pre-Revolution to World War II. A special emphasis on the 1800’s. Year long U.S. Constitution class which covers theory, philosophy history and fact check. Proficiency in the U.S. & IL Constitution.

Reading: Covering a variety of poems, short stories and novels.

Bible: World View Study – Josh McDowell’s book “Free to Make Right Choices”.

Language: Continued development of grammar skills, working with the parts of speech, subject/verb agreement, punctuation, capitalization, etc.

Composition: Our focus will be on the process of writing. There will be daily, informal writing as well as longer papers and essays that require the drafting, editing, and revising stages of the writing process. Emphasis will be placed on the organization of an essay, citation of sources, and development of a thesis. Students will also work on writing & publishing the school newspaper.

Activities

The eighth graders have the opportunity to be involved in Cross Country, Basketball, Pep Squad, Peer Mentor Group and Quiz Bowl. Annually we hold a Junior High Olympics that eighth graders can participate in. The eighth grade takes a few major field trips such as the Annual Camping Trip, Six Flags, “Tour of Crawford County”, Cave Trip in southern Indiana, and Space Camp (every 5 years). In addition they take small local field trips throughout the year.

Meet the Teachers

Mrs. Sue Wassel

Mrs. Sue Wassel, NHCS Principal, has been teaching for over 20 years at NHCS. She has a BA in Chemistry and is a certified teacher for 6-12th grades in Science, Social Studies and Math.

Mrs. Wassel has been married to her husband, Mike, for 33 years. They have 3 grown children, 2 daughters and 1 son, that were all NHCS graduates. Prior to working at NHCS, Mrs. Wassel was a chemist for Marathon Oil. Her husband is a retired Marathon chemist and the NHCS Treasurer.

Mrs. Wassel is actively involved at NHCS and in her church. She has served as our Principal for over 15 years. She offers after school tutoring for those in need and is also a Quiz Bowl Sponsor. She is a preschool teacher at Highland Church of Christ and is a member of their Missions Committee.

Mrs. Wassel can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at nhcs@mchsi.com. Class resources & announcements can be accessed on Google Classroom.

Mrs. Kim Edrington

Mrs. Kimberly Edrington is  thrilled to say that she has been teaching at New Hebron for over 20 years. She has a B.S. in Education and has made her home in the Jr. High department. At this time she serves as the Vice Principal.

She has been married to her husband, Dean, for 25 years, and they have two grown daughters. She is also very blessed to be “Nana” to four precious grandchildren. She loves spending time with them, reading, crafting, and gardening.

Mrs. Edrington is a strong advocate for Christian Education as well as strong academics.  New Hebron is the perfect blending of those two essentials. New Hebron also has a great team of teachers and support staff. She feels very blessed to be a part of this school family.

Mrs. Edrington can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at kdedrington@frontier.com. Class resources & announcements can be accessed on Google Classroom.

Mrs. Katie Danner

This is Mrs. Katie Danner’s 5th year teaching at NHCS. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Education from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Mrs. Danner currently resides in Robinson with her husband and 2 daughters. She enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Danner attended New Hebron, preschool through 8th Grade, and participated in basketball, quiz bowl, and cross country. She is a member of Pleasant Ridge Christian Church, where she leads worship.

Mrs. Danner can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at dannerk0316@gmail.com. Class resources & announcements can be accessed on Google Classroom.