Grade Eight Teachers

  • pixley
    Ms. Pixley - Email
    Language Arts 

    Mrs. Spiegel - Email

    Dr. Marsh - Email


    Mr. Kilmartin - Email
    Social Studies 


    Ms. Montague - Email
    Team Teacher

    Mr. Colbert
    Mr. Colbert
    Support Teacher

    Ms. Early
    Support Teacher


Important Links

  • 8th Grade Memo 9/12

    Posted by Marcella Pixley on 9/12/2018

    Dear 8th Grade Parents,


    It has been such a pleasure to get to know your children these past two weeks. We have been impressed with their kindness, their responsibility and their positive energy. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s transition back to school, please reach out to Mrs. Reid or to your child’s homeroom teacher.


    Washington DC Information Night is THIS THURSDAY at 6PM in Mr. Kilmartin’s room. Students and parents are welcome to learn more about the trip including cost, itinerary, fundraising, and more. If you have any questions, please join us.


    Back to School Night for all parents is next Thursday, September 20. Dr. Mehler will welcome  parents at 5:30. Meet with specialists at 6:00 and then come to an interdisciplinary 8th grade presentation in the auditorium where your child’s 8th grade teachers will tell you about 8th grade curriculum, philosophy and expectations. For more information see the enclosed attachment.


    Washington DC Fundraiser: On Friday September 21 from 2:20 to 6:00 and Saturday September 22 from 10:00 to 2:00 the CPS 8th graders will be holding a carwash fundraiser in front of the Highlands Building. 8th graders will be washing and shining cars in an effort to raise money for the upcoming Spring trip to Washington DC. Suggested donation is 20 dollars. Senior discount is 10 dollars. Any and all donations are welcome! All donations will go towards offsetting costs of the trip for students.


    Shakespeare Performance, Friday February 15th.  Save the date! The Friday before February break, 8th graders will be working with members of the world famous Shakespeare and Company to polish and perform scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This full-day workshop and afternoon performance for the community will be a culmination of our Shakespeare unit in Language Arts. Please take this into account when making plans for February break and let Mrs. Pixley know as soon as possible if your child will not be able to attend.


    As always, please email us with any questions or concerns.




    The 8th Grade Team

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  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by Marcella Pixley on 8/29/2018

    Dear 8th Grade Parents,


    Welcome back to school! We hope you and your 8th grader had a relaxing and rejuvenating summer and you are as excited as we are about the year ahead. We have so much planned and so much we want to share with you, but today we wanted to welcome you and give you some helpful information to help you get started on the right foot.


    Schoology: If you have not yet done so, please sign up for a Schoology parent account so that you can access your child’s homework and assessment  information. You will need to get an access code from your chlid’s homeroom teacher. If you were already signed up for Schoology last year, the log-in instructions and passwords are exactly the same. If you have trouble logging in, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.


    Washington DC: We are thrilled to offer an 8th grade trip to Washington DC this year. The trip will be taking place from 6/5-6/7 2019. The first informational meeting this school year will be Thursday, September 13 at 6PM in Mr. Kilmartin’s room. During this meeting, students and families will be able to learn about the itinerary, costs, financial assistance, fundraising and much more. If you cannot make the informational meeting, you can watch the video linked below to learn about our trip.

    For those looking to sign up and register for the trip, please follow the link below and use the trip ID# 158116.

    If you have any specific questions that the website cannot answer or if you would simply like to speak with someone about the trip in general, please email Mickey Kilmartin at Stay tuned for more specific information about upcoming fundraisers!


    Materials: For anyone who might have misplaced the 8th grade supply list or needs a quick reminder, we have attached a copy here.


    If you have any questions or concerns about your child or the year ahead, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s homeroom teacher. We are here to make your transition back to school as seamless and easy as possible. Sending our warmest wishes for a fabulous year ahead.




    The 8th Grade Team

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