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8th Grade - Class of 2020

  • **Please see below for important updates and announcements regarding 8th Grade Events AND High School Information**

    8th Grade Advisor: Nicole Ragone

    nragone@etsdnj.us

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    Class of 2020

    Class of 2020 Calendar of Events

    8th Grade Parent Meeting Dates: 9/12/19, 11/14/19

    Parent Meeting Agendas/Notes Can be found here!

    **All dates subject to change**


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  • Yearbook/Slideshow

    Posted by Nicole Ragone on 3/23/2020

    Yearbook Orders

    Yearbooks can STILL be ordered online. If you are unable to order online you can drop off your oder form with payment to Eastampton Community School Monday-Thursday from 10AM-2PM. Here is a link to the Yearbook order form.

    Slideshow:

    Please submit pictures of your 8th grader to Ms. Ragone by Monday, April 20th. Pictures should be submitted via email: nragone@etsdnj.us . Please see the guidelines below:

    • 8 pictures per student
      • These pictures can be group pictures, individual pictures, family pictures, etc. This is a way to show their growth!
    • 1 baby picture (this is NOT included in your 8 count - this is an additional picture)
    • Only digital copies are accepted - they can be submitted via email (please title your email with the name of your child AND "Slideshow Pictures"
    • Pictures are due to me by April 20, 2020. The sooner you can get them in the better.

    8th Grade Slideshow

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  • 8th Grade Updates

    Posted by Nicole Ragone on 3/5/2020
    A few updates:
     
    1. There is an 8th grade Parent Committee Meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, in the ECS library at 6:30. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.
    2. RV mailed home placement letters to 8th graders for 9th grade this week. If you did not receive one you should contact RV. I was not given copies of those letters. If you received a letter and your child has an IEP - most likely the boxes are blank - that means their placements will be determined at your end of year IEP meeting at ECS. Please contact your child's case manager regarding that information. If you have concerns/questions about your child's placement or want to waive them up a level or down a level you must contact the department supervisor:       
    3. Attached is the field trip permission form. Students will receive this on Friday, but I know nothing makes it home!
    4. Our next big event is the Community Basketball Game on Friday March 13!! If any parents are interested in playing please see the Sign Up Genius Link If you cannot play but would like to help by volunteering please also see the Sign Up Genius Link.
    5. After that event we have the Talent Show on Friday, March 20th!

    Class of 2020 Field Trip

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  • 9th Grade Elective Scheduling

    Posted by Nicole Ragone on 2/12/2020

    8th graders should sign up for a meeting with Ms. Ragone to go over their elective scheduling sheet PRIOR to Feb. 26th! Pink Elective Sheets are due to Ms. Ragone by Thursday, Feb. 27th. These Elective Sheets must be signed by a parent/guardian and Ms. Ragone.

    Students are encoured to look through RV's Freshmen Program of Studies to gain a better understanding of what the courses are that they are intersted in.

    Here is the PowerPoint utilized at the 9th Grade Parent Scheduling Meeting on Feb. 6th.

    Also, here a Parent Letter with some more information about the elective scheduling process.

    Within the next two weeks RV will be sending your Math, Science, English and World History placements. If you have specific questions about your childs placement please contact each department supervisor to answer your questions:

    Science/PLTW - Mr. Maniglia - rmaniglia@rvrhs.com - ext. 3271

    Math - Mr. Hatziandreou - ghatziandreous@rvrhs.com - ext. 3273

    English/World Language - Mr. Joseph - sjoseph@rvrhs.com - ext. 3283

    Social Studies - Mrs. Seal - jseal@rvrhs.com - ext. 3540 

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  • Yearbook Baby Pics and Messages

    Posted by Nicole Ragone on 2/12/2020

    Don't forget to submit your baby pictures and Yearbook messages to Mrs. Ulyett by tomorrow, Feb. 13th! It is my understanding students received this informatino from the Yearbook Club in homeroom.

    Messages/Baby Pics Form

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  • RV's Economic Awareness Night

    Posted by Nicole Ragone on 1/13/2020

    RV's FBLA (Furture Business Leaders of America) is proud to bring to middle schoolers throughout the sending districts Economic Awareness Night at RVRHS. Economic Awareness Night will be Wednesday, January 22nd in the RV Cafeteria from 6-9 P.M. Students will be able to interact with FBLA members, learn about the american enterprise system, and visit rotating stations which would teach lessons that apply to real life.

    Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Economic Awareness Night

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  • Honors English I and World History Placement Exam

    Posted by Nicole Ragone on 1/13/2020

    If your 8th grader would like to be considered for English I Honors or Honors World History in 9th grade they must sign up to take the Honors Readiness Assessment. The attached documents provide information and the interest form.

    This is different from the Math and Science placement exams, in that NOT ALL STUDENTS will automatically be given the Honors Readiness Assessment for English/World History. This Assessment is ONLY given to studnets to sign up/elect to take the exam.

    Please see the attached documents for more information. Students will also be receiving this information in homeroom on Thursday 1/16/2020.

    HRA Parent Letter

    Interest Slip

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  • 8th Grade Placement Process

    Posted by Nicole Ragone on 1/6/2020

    As per RV: "Next year Rancocas Valley will be implementing a plan that involves adding an academic level. Please see the attached "Academic Levels Letter to Parents" for more information.

    Additionally, RV shared the attached Placement Process chart in order for incoming 9th grade parents to better understand how they place students and the options available. 

    More information regarding elective scheduling and Honors Readiness Assessments for English I Honors and World History Honors to be forthcoming.

    Academic Levels Letter to Parents

    8th Grade Placement Process

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  • Graduation Photos

    Posted by Nicole Ragone on 1/2/2020

    8th Grade Cap & Gown pictures will be on Thursday, January 16th. 

    Please consider looking at past yearbooks to get an idea of what looks best under the gowns.

    Here are the following suggestions:

    • Collared shirt and tie
    • Dress blouse/shirt

    The caps and gowns are royal blue, female students will have a gold collar. All things are provided by LifeTouch for the pictures.

    When considering hair style, students should keep in mind that they will need to be able to put a graduation cap on their head.

    Also, please be on time that day to make sure you get your picture!

    We will also be measuring for your caps and gowns that day!

     

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  • RV's Data Sheet - Electronic Form

    Posted by Nicole Ragone on 12/6/2019

    Please complete RV's Eighth Grade Data sheet, https://tinyurl.com/rveight . 

    As per RV "Each eighth grade student, regardless of when he/she enrolls in eighth grade and whether or not they will be attending a private school or BCIT, must have this information completed."

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  • RV's 8th Grade Parent/Student Night

    Posted by Nicole Ragone on 12/5/2019

    January 15, 2020, 7 PM - 9 PM: RV's 8th Grade Parent/Student Night. The evening will begin in the Performing Arts Center.

    8th Grade Families will be receiving a letter from RV with more information.

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