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HJHS Fantastic Friday Focus- Week of 3/1



Our students worked hard on their benchmark! However, they were ready to get back into our novel study, the rest of the week, to see how Parvana showed courage in “The Breadwinner”.  They have made many wonderful connections to historical figures they have been learning about for Black History Month in Social Studies and even more connections to people who #ChooseLove! 


In Writing class, we have started activities that work on our dictionary skills to get us ready for the Vocabulary Parade.  In Mrs. Vaughn’s reading classes, students are continuing on their journey of finding out all about Bobby in Things Not Seen.  From character analysis to analyzing Bobby’s motivations and conflicts, students have been busy and entertained!


This week in 8th grade we have been working hard on our Science and Social Studies Benchmarks. We have also been doing a lot of work in our Scope magazines and online with



This week we took our math benchmark. In Mrs. Slaten’s class, we have been reviewing Unit 4 with the study guide from the book. We had an exciting game of Swat and a Plickers challenge.


This week we are finishing up personal financial literacy. The 8th graders have been practicing solving simple and compound interest situations. For the algebra students, we are learning how to divide polynomials.


Social Studies


Mr. Long’s class finished our Black History Month Studies off with the movie Ruby Bridges. The students have had great conversations about the impact segregation had on the United States.




Track season has begun, but the cold weather has resulted in our first two meets being cancelled.  The Godley JH Invitational Meet was cancelled due to very cold weather.  The Hillsboro JH Invitational Track Meet was cancelled due to the fact that the varsity meet was scheduled for a day where it was to be even colder.  The varsity track meet was moved to the day that the JH track meet was to be, March 7th.