Mrs. Jackson teaches 8th grade MYP Language A and Science. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction. Mrs. Jackson holds Illinois Endorsements in Language Arts, Social Science and Science Education. She enjoys traveling, reading, snow skiing and spectator sports. Mrs. Jackson is also a big fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes.Issues and Physical Science is our 8th grade MYP science program that examines issues in a societal context. The program treats issues in a way that fosters and promotes the ability of young adolescents to think abstractly, and builds upon their need for peer interaction and support. Our science year will consist of five units: Studying Materials Scientifically, The Chemistry of Materials, Water, Energy and Force and Motion.Students will participate in interactive activities which utilize a variety of teaching strategies including cooperative learning, the writing process, academic vocabulary and the use of technology. Students will use the scientific method, scientific reasoning and critical thinking skills throughout the school year and incorporate these skill sets into a major presentation at the end of each unit.The vision of MYP sciences is to contribute to the development of students as inquirers, scientifically literate, caring and responsible individuals who will think critically and creatively when solving problems and making decisions about aspects affecting themselves, others and social and natural environments.
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The community service group will be hosting a fun evening for seventh and eight graders. Students will have the option to play fun games in the gym, learn how to dance in the cafeteria, and be creative in the art station. The students will conclude the evening with pizza and a movie. This event will […]
After School Matters provides Chicago teens with free extracurricular learning opportunities during the school year and summer in order to explore and develop their talents, at the same time as they acquire critical skills for college, career and beyond. In addition, they offer teens a stipend for participating in these programs! More information can be […]
This March, our 8th graders will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Please see this letter for more details. NAEP Parent Letter – English SpanishNAEPParentletter