8th Grade

6th-8th Grade Math Classes Start the Year with Design Challenges

The entire math department kicked off the 2015-2016 school year with a week of design challenges for their classes in order to establis

8th Graders Attend a Freshman STEM Class at Skyline High School

During the month of February, Timberline 8th graders who had met their first semester GPA goals got to attend a 9th grade Explorations in STEM class at Skyline High School. The class was in the middle of an architectural engineering home design project led by a Ph.D. student from CU-Boulder. Students were excited to see that Skyline High School also has engineering fellows from the CU TEAMS program. The project was interesting for students to see because it involved using many tools to do woodwork, drawing using Solidworks, and solving interesting math problems.

Physics Class Designs a Method to Separate a Mixture

In 8th grade science class, students were given a mixture of sand, sugar, copper, and iron filings and asked to design a way to separate all

Rethinking Assessment at Timberline

In Mr. Thesenga's 8th grade physics class, students experienced a new way of being assessed. Instead of walking in and being handed a paper and pencil or a computer to log into, they took their seats at independent lab stations. Each station had every tool and material they had used throughout their unit on density. Students were then given a task to complete, which only required some of the tools and materials. The performance task truly showed whether or not students had mastered the concepts addressed during their regular science lab sessions.

8th graders Present at Colorado Department of Education ICAP Summit

Timberline 7th and 8th graders Accepted into CU Pre-collegiate Program

Timberline 8th Graders Speak at State Level Conferences

Six Timberline 8th grade students, their language arts teachers Ms. McIntyre and Ms. Hoelzer, and the college and career readiness counselor, Ms. March, led a session at the Colorado School Counselors Association conference on November 6, 2014. The session was titled "A Culture Imagined, Exploration Believed in, Pathway Achieved: Career Guidance in Middle School".

Newcomers Learn The Design Process

Timberline PK-8 is home to St. Vrain Valley School District's Newcomer Program for 6th through 8th graders.

What Makes a Triangle Right?

In 8th grade math class, students were hard at work creating perfect squares of varying sizes and calculating the area of each.

Future Crime Scene Investigators at Timberline Solve a Case

"Crime Scene Investigation" is a new STEM elective course being offered to 6th through 8th graders at Timberline PK-8 this year.