Mrs. McIsaac's Grade 8

Mrs. McIsaac's Grade 7/8

Updated: March 2016

Please keep a close watch on your child's agenda throughout the year.  It is the best place for me to communicate with you about missing assignments, upcoming events, and any other issues that may arise day to day. 

Remember that all grade 7 and 8 students will have homework daily.  This homework must include:
  • reading (students are always working on independent reading responses), 
  • class work that was not completed at school, and 
  • completion of projects
  • Homework could include rewriting and revising notes taken in class and reading notes in preparation for up coming assessments.
Student Success is guaranteed if each student follows these three steps:
*come to class prepared to participate with homework, paper, pens, etc.
*actively participate with respect
*practice concepts and rewrite notes daily

I have discovered and will be using a new communication tool to keep you as up to date as I can in the coming year.  This new tool is called REMIND.
With REMIND, I can send full class updates by text or email about school and class events, class trips, and major projects.  This is one way communication.  All you have to do is sign up.  
This is how you sign up:
- to receive messages by text, simply text @mcisaac78 to (226)774-0021
- to receive messages by email, simply send an email to
I would encourage all students and their parents to sign up for this great communication tool.

     Father Paul has been coming into the school throughout this year to deliver the Confirmation lessons to the grade 7 and 8 students who have registered to be confirmed. 
     There will be a Confirmation Retreat on Thursday, March 10th.  Mr. Gignac and some grade 12 religion students will meet our candidates at St. Mary's Church for information and fun.  Lunch is provided.  The day will begin at 10 a.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m.
     Confirmation will take place on April 9 (grade 7 students) at 2 p.m. at St. John's Church and on April 10 (grade 8 students) at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Church.
     For more information contact Father Paul at the Tay Family of Churches (

Cardboard Boat Races
Our grade 8 students will be designing cardboard boats in class in April.  One lucky group will chosen to represent our class at the Midland YMCA where they will have the opportunity to build and float a full sized model.  This competition is made available through Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and will take place on April 14th.

Transition to St. Theresa's activities:
Through out the year the grade 8 students have met with the Guidance Counsellors at St. Theresa's to make the transition to high school as enjoyable as possible.  There are more events to come including open house activities at St. Theresa's (I will pass on information as I receive it.) and St. T's Thunder Day.
On June 1st all grade 8 students will attend Thunder Day at Camp Marygrove.  Transportation and lunch is provided for the day.  Students will have an opportunity to meet other St. Theresa's students and will be involved in a variety of team building activities.