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Middle School Midterm Exam Schedule – 2018

Grades 6th, 7th and 8th will all test on the same day for each subject.

 ELA – Reading Comprehension/Literature – Thursday, 1/18

 ELA – Vocabulary/Grammar – Monday, 1/22

 Social Studies R – Tuesday, 1/23; A- Wednesday, 1/24

Science A – Tuesday, 1/23; R – Wednesday, 1/24

Math R- Thursday, 1/25; A-Friday, 1/26

Religion – 6th and 7th grades -Thursday, 1/25; 8th grade – Friday, 1/26

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2017-2018  School Year



Welcome back to all of our middle school students!  The teachers have been preparing for your arrival and we can’t wait to see everyone on September 7th!

Important Eighth Grade Dates  – 2017-2018

Friday, November 3rdTACHS (www.tachsinfo.com or call 1-866-61TACHS)

Thursday, December 7th – 8th grade Retreat

Friday, December 22nd8th Grade Christmas Breakfast – immediately following Mass *

Wednesday, January 17 – 8th Grade Graduation photos

Wednesday, March 7thSoup and Bread Supper


Tue. – Thur., April 11-13thNYS ELA Exam

Tuesday, April 17thCONFIRMATION REHEARSAL at 6pm /Dominican Center

Thursday, April 19th – CONFIRMATION – 6PM at Dominican Center

Tue. –Thur., May 1-3   – NYS Math Exam

Wednesday, May 23rd8th grade NYS Science Performance Test

Friday, May 25thBDMS Drama Production at 7pm Aquinas Hall

Saturday, May 26thBDMS Drama Production at 7 pm Aquinas Hall

Sunday, May 27thBDMS Drama Production at 12:00 pm Aquinas Hall

Friday, June 1st – 8th Grade Award Ceremony at 10:15 am in BDMS Gym

Monday, June 4th – – NYS Science Written Test

TBD – NYS Common Core Algebra and Living Environment Regents Exams

TBD – 8th Grade Graduation Dance

Tuesday, June 19th – GRADUATION – 9:00 Mass at Dominican Center

Tuesday, June 19th – Graduation Brunch immediately following ceremony

*Parent volunteers needed!


English 8
Miss Killelea

Songwriter Project

It is my opinion that talented songwriters are ignored poets and storytellers. Every eighth grader will be asked to give an oral presentation on a songwriter of his or her choice. The goal of the project is to present at least two themes in the songwriter’s body of work.

This is an oral presentation. You will be graded on eye contact and the volume of your voice. Use notes, but do not read directly from your notes. Students must identify at least two themes in the writer’s work and then play songs that represent those themes

PowerPoint should only be used for photos and/or videos. Do not put the text of your presentation on PowerPoint slides!

Your presentation should include the following information:

  • Biographical data: Where and when was this person born? Family life? School, early jobs, relationships, etc.
  • Early Influences: What artists influenced this person? When/how did s/he begin writing? Did s/he write anything other than songs? When did this person begin to play/write music? Any mentors?
  • Career: Timeline of career, highlights and problems along the way
  • Pertinent Information: Any information or situation that makes this person unique?
  • Performance: You must perform a minimum of 4 songs from this artist. You may either play recorded music or perform live in the classroom. All lyrics must be submitted to me one week before the presentation.

Be creative! This is an opportunity to not only highlight the originality of your subject, but also your own creativity!

Presentations will begin in October and will culminate in May. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for a presentation date at the beginning of school. This project will count as a test grade in the 4th quarter.

Have fun!