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.

Mr. Mike Fuller - Language Arts - [email protected] 
Mrs. Wangner - PreAlgebra/Algebra   [email protected] 
Mrs. Christine Guerra - Geometry   [email protected] 
Ms. Alyssa Ruhlen - Civics    [email protected] 
Ms. Mary Hendrickse - Science   [email protected] 
Señorita Rubi Nunez - Spanish 2   [email protected] 
Mr. Conner Wirth - Spanish 1   [email protected] 


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!!

 


ANNOUNCEMENT.....   

8th GR PANORAMIC PICTURES are in!  They were distributed to the students (who purchased them) on Thursday, April 11th.    

We still have about 12 EXTRAS....if you would like to purchase a picture, complete the order form and return it with payment to the front office. 

8th GR PANORAMIC PICTURE ORDER FORM

Sample picture: 

8th_gr_pan_picture.jpg 

 

 


DAILY SCHEDULE

 

8:50-9:00...................... Lockers
9:00-10:00.................... Homeroom/PERIOD 1
10:00-11:00..................PERIOD 2
11:00-11:30..................PERIOD 3 – ADVISORY
11:30-12:10..................Lunch/Milers
12:10 - 12:55................PERIOD 4 -  ENCORE
12:55-1:50....................PERIOD 5
1:50-2:45.......................PERIOD 6
2:45-3:35.......................PERIOD 7
3:35-3:40...................... Dismissal

 

2023-2024 YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE  - COMING SOON

        

PWCS 8TH GRADE  CURRICULUM

English Language Arts

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

World Languages (Spanish I & II)

 

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

PWCS High School Specialty Program

The PWCS 2022-2023 High School Specialty Program Application process will being November 1, 2023.  Here is some very information to help make the process easier: 

Below is the direct link to the PWCS Specialty Program Page **LINK WILL BECOME ACTIVE 11/1/2023: 

Once on the page, navigate to the right side and click on “Specialty Program Application Process.”

Once you click on this link, you will find directions for the following:

  • Research your options
  • Apply online
  • Selection
  • Notification
  • Program Acceptance

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each High School has separate dates and times of their individual Information Nights. You can go to the specific high school's webpage for their program's information.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology 

Planning to apply to TJHSST

Step 1.  Visit the Admissions Page for all information:  www.fcps.edu/tjadmissions

Step 2.  Please view this TJ ADMISSIONS VIDEO...it MUST be viewed BEFORE coming to ANY in-person presentations:

The in-person will be a very condensed version of the recorded YouTube video since the purpose of the personal visits is to answer any and all questions.

Step 3. The times/dates/locations for the in-person presentations are located on the TJ website at:  www.fcps.edu/tjadmissions. Look under the heading "News From TJHSST."  

 


If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Lockamy, Porter's 8th Grade Counselor, at [email protected]

 

 

 

8th DINNER-DANCE PERMISSION FORM