Mr. Duerr: 8th Grade Homeroom/Science         

2017-2018 8th Grade:



Upcoming Tests:

Important Dates (Next Two Months):

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  • June 1st: 8th Grade Graduation

Field Trips:

  • October 25th - OLu visitation
  • November 17th - LA History Museum (1st trimester middle school trip)
  • December 7th - Operation Christmas Child
  • April 29th to May 5th - Outdoor Education
  • May 31st - 8th Class Day
  • TBD - San Diego (2nd trimester middle school trip)

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  I would be happy to help you in any way I can.


Physical Science Syllabus
17-18 Syllabus.pdf
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Earth Science Syllabus
17-18 Syllabus.pdf
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Life Science Syllabus
17-18 Syllabus.pdf
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Other Documents:

2017-2018 School Schedule
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Middle School Daily Schedule
Middle School Schedule Draft.pdf
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Sample Lab Writeup
Sample Lab Write Up.pdf
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2017-2018 Trimester 3 Memory
Trimester 3 Memory.pdf
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2017-2018 7/8 Trimester 1 Memory
Trimester 1 Memory.pdf
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8th Grade Reading Counts Accounts
Reading Counts Students 8th.pdf
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2017-2018 7/8 Trimester 2 Memory
Trimester 2 Memory.pdf
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