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.

Composition: Covering a variety of poems, short stories and novels. Persuasive, Narrative and Expository writing styles are taught.

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

English: Taught by Mrs. Edrington

Computer: Research skills are honed and theme based activities.

Art: Taught by Mrs. Adams

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.

Daily School Schedule

          8:00 – 8:30 ———————————————————– Algebra 1 (Wassel)

          8:30 – 9:15 ———————————————————– Reading/Comp (Wassel)

          9:15 – 10:00 ——————————————————— History/Gov’t (Wassel)

          10:00 – 10:30 ——————————————————- Bible (Edrington)

          10:30 – 11:00 ——————————————————- Break

          10:30 – 11:00 ——————————————————- Algebra ½ (Wassel)

          11:00 – 11:30 ——————————————————- Study Hall

          11:30 – 12:15 ——————————————————- Science (Wassel)

          12:15 – 1:00 ——————————————————— Lunch

          1:00 – 1:45 ———————————————————– Computer Lab

          1:45 – 2:30 ———————————————————– Grammar (Edrington)

          2:30 – 3:00 ———————————————————– Activity Period

About the Teachers

 

    Mrs. Sue Wassel, NHCS Principal, has been teaching for 17 years at NHCS. She has a BA in Chemistry and is a certified teacher for 6-12th grades in all Science, Social Studies and Math.

    Mrs. Wassel has been married to her husband, Mike, for 32 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 Mike is also a chemist at Marathon and is the NHCS Treasurer.

    Mrs. Wassel is actively involved at NHCS and in her church. She has served as our Principal for 5 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. Kim Edrington has been teaching for 12 years at NHCS. She has her BS in education.

    Mrs. Edrington has been married for 15 years and has two grown daughters. She and her husband, Dean, enjoy bike riding and are members of the Crawford County Cycling Association. She also enjoys reading and working in her garden.

    Mrs. Edrington is also actively involved at NHCS and in her church. She serves as NHCS’s Vice Principal. She is also the Sponsor of the NHCS Peer Mentor program. She leads the Children’s Church program at Highland Church of Christ.

    Mrs. Edrington is a firm believer in the curriculum and the program at NHCS which is why she is so glad to be a part of the school.