8th Grade Honors Next Year Reply

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Mika Mendoza

Will you be joining Mrs. Ortega in 8th-grade honors?

Mrs.Ortega who is happy to be running 8th-grade honors will only have ONE class of honors next year. The class requirements will be more difficult, as many students are in 7th-grade honors.

The first requirement is student must exceed normal reading standards for 8th grade and be reading at a 10th-grade level.

The second stipulation is the student must show initiative and participate regularly in class.

The third condition is that the applicant must be able to think outside the box, be creative.

“Students must be able to take risks when it comes to assigned tasks.” Mrs. Ortega would also like it if the students had a teacher recommendation.

8th Grade Honors Newspaper News 1

Elaine Tong and Justin Pham

The newspaper project specifically roots from Mrs. Ortega’s ELA classes. This project has a reputation as it is assigned each year.

To start off, students choose a grade-level book fitted to their taste that they have not yet taken an AR test on. They then have a month to finish and take the AR test. It is also mandatory to take notes in any form that involves annotating or post-it notes, which needs to occur during the time of reading.

As repeated by past students and Mrs. Ortega herself, this project is not one to procrastinate on. It requires lots of perseverance and is a project that is supposed to challenge students’ minds. More…