Mr. Duerr: 8th Grade Homeroom/Science                   pduerr@hephatha.net


2018-2019 8th Grade:


Announcements:

  • 8th grade parents - please send your child's baby picture to nbo@hephatha.net for use in the school yearbook.
  • Please bring in the $20 for operation Christmas child postage ASAP.  Thank you!
  • Thank you to everyone for signing up for parent teacher conferences.
  • It is time to start collecting for operation Christmas child.  Please start bringing in Hygiene and personal care items - no liquids (so no travel sized shampoo, lotions or toothpaste).  Travel size deodorant is also not allowed.  Suggested items include wash cloths, mild bars of soap, toothbrushes, hair brushes/combs, lip balm and bandages.  Lets lead the school and show how 8th grade can get it done. 
  • If you would like your Gradelink information please email me and I will send it to you.
  • As we prepare for 8th grade graduation please send any and all pictures you have of your child and their classmates throughout their years at Hephatha to Mr. Duerr on a flash drive (you may also email him a cloud link to the pictures if you know how to do that).  Hopefully we can get these pictures in early to avoid the end of the year scramble that seems to always happen.

Upcoming Tests:

  • 10/23: Geometry Quiz - Sections 4.1 - 4.4
  • 10/24: Physical Science - Ch12T
  • 10/25: Algebra 1 Quiz - Sections 4.1 - 4.3
  • 10/26: Life Science - Ch5T
  • 10/29: Geometry Test - Ch4T
  • 10/30: Physical Science - Ch13T
  • 10/30: Earth Science - Ch5T
  • 11/2: Algebra 1 Test- Ch4T
  • 11/7: Geometry Quiz - Sections 5.1 - 5.4
  • 11/14: Physical Science - Ch14T
  • 11/15: Geometry Test - Ch5T
  • 11/15: Algebra 2 Test - Ch5T

Important Dates (Next Two Months):

  • 10/11: Ruby's Night!!!
  • 10/31: Half Day (Have Fun and Stay Safe!)
  • 11/1: Late Start (9:15 start time)
  • 11/2: Makeup Photos
  • 11/3: Fall Back Festival
  • 11/9: King Tut @ California Science Center Trip (6-8)
  • 11/12: No School (veterans day)
  • 11/13: Physical Science Element Projects Due
  • 11/15-16: Physical Science Element Project Presentations
  • 11/16: Half Day
  • 11/16: End of 1st Trimester
  • 11/19 - 11/23: Thanksgiving break
  • ...
  • 5/31 - 8th Graduation

Field Trips:

  • 9/21: OLu Visitation (7/8)
  • 10/5: Crean Visitation (7/8)
  • 11/9: King Tut @ California Science Center (6-8)
  • 12/11: 8th Grade Operation Christmas Child Service
  • 3/8: San Juan Capistrano Missions
  • ...
  • 5/12-5/17: Washington D.C.

About Your Teacher:

           Blessings, my name is Paul Duerr. I was born and raised in Lodi, California.  I attended Lutheran elementary school through 5th grade and followed 5th grade with a Christian Middle School and Public High School.

 

       I attended CSU Stanislaus where I received my BA in mathematics and then continued on to Concordia, Irvine, for my teaching credential.  While I was at Concordia I had the opportunity to live in Fullerton and work in Yorba Linda.  During this time I learned to greatly enjoy the area and am very excited to be back after experiencing some other areas of the country. 

 

            While in college I became fascinated in both Math and Science while also discovering the glory of God’s creation through each of those fields.  I am excited about helping our students build a foundation in mathematics that will translate to understanding, not just replication, of the mathematics our students will experience at the high school level.  In science I eagerly await training our students to look at creation and use the gift of observation and the scientific method to explain this creation; particularly how creation displays the work and glory of our Father in heaven.

 

              I enjoy playing all sports but focused my practice and competitive participation in basketball.  When I am not playing sports I enjoy watching Basketball and Football.  I also enjoy camping in the Sierras, particularly spending time hiking and fishing in Yosemite, Mammoth and Bishop. 

 

              I am incredibly excited about this school year and seeing all the plans God has in store for the Hephatha family.  God has richly blessed me in so many opportunities and I am very excited to share those blessings with my students.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at pduerr@hephatha.net.  I would be happy to help you in any way I can.



Syllabi:

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Physical Science
18-19 Syllabus.pdf
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Earth Science
18-19 Syllabus.pdf
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Life Science
18-19 Syllabus.pdf
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2018 - 2019 Memory:

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2018-2019 Trimester 1 Memory
Trimester 1 Memory.pdf
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Other Documents:

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Middle School Daily Schedule
Middle School Schedule Draft.pdf
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2018-2019 School Calendar
2018 Calendar.pdf
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8th Grade Reading Counts Logins
2019 Reading Counts.pdf
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Sample Homework Format
Sample HW Format.pdf
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Sample Lab Writeup
Sample Lab Write Up.pdf
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