8th grade Newsletter: Summer 2019

2019-2020 8th graders

Welcome to the 8th grade class of 2024!

We are excited about the upcoming school year!  Here are some important information that you may need as you get ready for the 2019-20 year:

2019-20 8th Grade Washington DC Trip:

We are happy to again announce that our eighth graders will be going to Washington DC next school year continuing the long Dublin Middle Schools’ tradition of a class trip as an educational highlight of students’ middle school experience. During the 2019-20 school year, all Dublin Middle Schools will be participating in a four-day trip with the Karrer trip being scheduled from October 22 through October 25, 2019. Additional information regarding the trip can be found on the KMS website at: 8th grade Washington DC Trip Information

8th grade supply list 2019-20 - A note about related arts courses: Please bring to school only the materials needed for the 1st trimester rotation as noted on your schedule.

Summer Reading

Middle school Language Arts teachers are excited to share an optional online opportunity for students to enhance their summer reading.  Some students have already signed up through their LA classes. Please ask your child if they have signed up yet. If not, they can to go to Schoology, then go to Courses, then drop down menu to join. Here are the codes for the students:

  • Students going into 7th grade: VRKHV-W6KH7

  • Students going into 8th grade: GC2PV-6HSJV

  • Students going into 9th grade: 68DW5-C5S8J


Please encourage your child to check this course weekly throughout the summer to interact with their peers.  Summer reading requirements can be found here: DCS 2019 Summer Reading Mrs. Jerger, Mrs. Kurtz, and Mrs. Taylor are looking forward to working with your children in the 8th grade.

2019-20 Athletic Physical Form

Karrer Athletics Information

Link to Final Forms for Athletics


  • PTO & Principals’ Welcome Back Food Truck Picnic - August 7th - 5-8PM

  • Walkthroughs - August 8th, 1-5PM & August 9th, 9AM-1PM

  • Open House - August 22nd - 6:30PM

  • First Day of 2019-2020 School Year - Wednesday August 14

  • DC Trip - October 22-25

2018-2019 8th grade teachers

  • Math - Mrs. Keating, Mr. Pulsinelli, & Mr. Young

  • Science - Mrs. Chandler, Mrs. Heath, Mr. Levine

  • Social Studies - Mrs. Albert, Mr. O’Neal, Mrs. Heath, & Mrs. Wilch

  • Language Arts - Mrs. Jerger, Mrs. Kurtz, & Mrs. Taylor

  • STEM & Tech Solutions - Mrs. Williams

  • Art - Mrs. Brown & Mr. Schafer

  • Spanish - Mrs. Buss

  • Band - Mr. Zuehlke

  • Choir - Mrs. Campbell

  • Orchestra - Mr. Hawley

  • Physical Education - Mr. Hillery & Ms. Nighbert

  • Health - Mrs. Cockrell & Mr. Huesman

  • Gifted/Cog Ed - Mrs. Jones

  • Reading - Mrs. Wolf &  Mrs. Baltzer

  • Intervention Specialist - Mrs. Crowley & Mrs. Fogg


  • Bring your supplies to school and organize them in your locker.

  • Practice your lock several times.

  • Walk through your schedule at least twice.

  • Find all the appropriate classrooms.



  • If you have your music instrument - Leave it at home

    • Your music teacher will let you know when you should bring it to school

  • Don’t forget to bring your lunch or lunch money

  • Report to 1st period after the first bell with your

    • Planner

    • Schedule

    • 2 boxes of tissues

    • Whatever you need for the first three periods of the day (determined by the classes you have 1st-3rd, supplies are listed by class on the supply list)

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