Dear Students and Families, 
welcome to 8th grade
Welcome to 8th grade!
We are excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and are looking forward to an exciting and productive school year. We would like to take this moment to introduce our 8th grade teaching staff.

Mrs. Ashley Whorley – Language Arts
Ms. Kristen Vilchek – PreAlgebra/Algebra
Mr. Mike Denney - Geometry

Ms. Alyssa Ruhlen  – Civics
Mr. Christopher Hart - Science

Señorita Lauren Bortfeld – Spanish 1 & 2

We have planned many activities for the upcoming school year; including hands-on science labs, algebraic problem solving, innovative writing, and field trips. We look forward to engaging every student in a challenging and relevant curriculum, while fostering an environment of respect and support. We hope you had an exciting summer and are ready to continue the Porter tradition of excellence!

Studies show that parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the strongest indicators of student achievement. We look forward to working together with parent volunteers and appreciate your time and interest. Thank you for the partnership in your child’s education.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us via email or call the school. Once again, welcome to 8th grade. Let’s work together to make this a great year! Go Patriots!! 

8th Gr. SCHEDULE
9:00 - 10:30           Period 1
10:30 - 11:35        Period 2
11:35 - 12:10        LUNCH &            
                                     Milers/Lockers
12:10 - 12:55        ENCORE
12:55 - 1:25           Period 5
1:25 - 2:10              Period 6
2:10 - 2:55              Period 7
2:55 - 3:35              Period 8
3:35                           Lockers
3:40                           Dismissal