Teacher: Mr. Brinkmeyer
Eighth grade represents the final year of the St. Philip journey before the students enter high school. As eighth graders, the students have many responsibilities in addition to their classroom curricula. They are the student leaders, spiritual learners, and role models for the entire student body. The students have seven daily classes that include Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Religion on a daily basis and Art, PE, Health, and Technology on a weekly basis. In social studies, the 8th graders spend their first semester preparing for the “We the People” competition, which is held locally in November. This gives the students an opportunity to learn about state and federal government both past and present.
Religion classes focus on morality and self-reflection through spiritual influences that are present in our daily lives. This ultimately helps lead to a better relationship with God.
The eighth grade students also have some unique experiences that include a class retreat, a class lock-in, and a culminating class trip to Camp Ondessonk. Each of these experiences serves to unite the students before they take the next step on their educational and spiritual journey. Eighth grade is the culmination of grade school, and we do our best to make it a most gratifying year through the memories we create and the relationships we forge. Once a cougar, always a cougar!