Grade 8


Grade 8 Calendar of Events

 Here is a list of some of the events this year. Together we will make their last year at St. Katharine Drexel School memorable.

 Friday, September 13, 2019     Mass led by Grade 8

Wednesday, October 2, 2019     School Picture Day

Friday, October 11, 2019     Theme Day

November 14 and 18  , 2019     Evening Parent, Student, Teacher Conferences

Advent: December 1, 2015 - December 23, 2019  Weekly Advent Prayer Services are led by Grade 8

 Tuesday, December 17, 2019     Field Trip to see “A Christmas Carol” At the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee

Friday, December 20, 2019     Christmas parties for Preschool through Grade 3 are led by Grade 8.

January 25 – February 1, 2020     Catholic Schools Week

Thursday, January 30, 2020     Festival of the Educational Arts

Science Demonstrations

Thursday, February 20, 2020        Grade 8 Retreat 
     8:20 – 3:15         *Parent help needed to prepare and serve lunch

Wednesday, February 26, 2020    Ash Wednesday Mass led by Grade 8

Friday, April 17, 2020                     Mass led by Grade 8

Friday, April 24, 2020                     Expanding Horizons

Friday, May 29, 2020                     Graduation
     Pictures 6:30 P.M.                 *Parent needed to create picture video* 
     Mass 7:00 P.M.



Welcome back to Math class 8th grade families! Your child has been solving one-step equations and multi-step equations. Last year we worked on both of these but now this year we are using that prior knowledge and solving more challenging problems compared to last year. Both of these sections has enabled us to practice writing equations.
Please encourage your child to see me for any extra help, not only on the first chapter, but throughout the entire school year.
As always, any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Mrs. Susan Pokey


The SKDS students have been working well on a variety of art projects. Kindergarten is moving to a fall favorite, torn paper owls.  Each owl has a personality of its own! The first grade is busy with a colorful design project, tracing their own hands and feet. Second grade is incredibly enthusiastic about their cityscapes. Crazy hair art is a third grade favorite. I invite you to check out the ART GALLERY link below as their work is featured in the gallery. Self portraits have captured the attention of our 4th graders. The back of the portrait will include four things that define who they are. Namegame is a lesson on the formation of basic block style lettering and the fifth graders are quickly becoming "font masters". Middle school students are progressing well. The sixth graders are working on creative, colorful and very busy project. We refer to it as "how art speaks to me". If you display your child's art work, seventh graders are finishing up on a personal favorite.  It's a watercolor painting of a tree with a stain glass appearance. They are beautiful! Our eight grade artist have worked diligently to develop shading skills using Prismacolor colored pencils. 



Welcome back to school!  It is so exciting to gather again and be part of this wonderful SKDS Family.  We are already engaging in a number for creative and colorful projects. You may be new to our family or just need a friendly reminder, but the majority of the art projects will remain at school to be displayed for our Festival of Educational Arts.  Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 30th, 6:30-8:00 pm. Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun.

Please feel free contact me with any questions or concerns.


Mrs. Jenkins


 Noticias de la Sra. Ganske

During Spanish class, the students are observing “Hispanic Heritage Month”. This is a special month that provides the opportunity to give recognition to people that come from a Hispanic heritage background. The 7th and 8th grade students created a collaborative mural that is being displayed at school for everyone to learn about Hispanic figures that have had significant influence in the United States. They also had a chance to taste “solterito”, which is the Bolivian version of Mexico’s famous “pico de gallo” sauce. I would like to extend a huge thank you to all families that shared produce with us. In addition, students are conducting a small research project on the influential individuals that appear on the mural. As you can see, we are very busy this month. I would like to invite you to ask your child to share some of what they have learned with you during this important month. Gracias!

Mrs. Ganske

Hispanic Heritage Month (mural) Step by step
Research Proud artists