The first two days of school were terrific! I enjoyed meeting all of my students and finding out that they are a genuinely nice, friendly, well-mannered bunch of young people. “Please” and “thank-you” were heard every time I passed out books or papers. It was awesome! Students filled out several questionnaires and answered many get-acquainted questions for me. I had multiple students tell me that their goals for 8th grade are to get better grades or to get good grades. I was thrilled to hear my students express this goal, and I’m happy that I will get to help them achieve it. Parents, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. We are a team. Together, we will help each and every child have an amazing year in 8th grade.