8th Grade Information


Kisheena Wanzer


Nicki Walter
Belinda Penn

Team Leader

Danielle Abdelsalam 
Bridget Blades

Our Role 

Ms. Abdelsalam and Ms. Blades are excited to lead the eighth grade team.  As Team Leaders they organize grade level events including fundraising, field trips, the promotion ceremony, and more.  The entire grade 8 team looks forward to working with and supporting all the eighth grade students and preparing them for high school.  We act as advocates and encourage all our students to take full advantage of the specialized programs offered in high school.

Support the 8th Grade!

Purchase a Yankee Candle!

Members of the 8th Grade Team

Abdelsalam, Danielle Leonard, Vianney
Assenza, Sal Levy, Randi
Bouton, Holly Maxey, Jason
Brady, Roseann  
Coleman, Leigh Ann  
  Nanninga, Mary
Dempsey, James Okusaga, Taiwo
Diaz, Angela  Palank, Michelle
   Sandell, Laura
Fleming, John  Smith, Gene
  Taplar, Allison
Hagler, Beth  
   Wal, Melissa
Hershkowitz, Cherin  Walker, Steve
  Yondou, Serge

MYP In-School Field Trip 

Maryland: Then and Now:  June 4, 2019

Students will learn everything Maryland through authentic experiences including a jousting demonstration, crab feast, and guest speakers.  Every student will create their own quilt tile, this tile will be a part of the 2018-2019 eighth grade class quilt.

Magnet Program Information

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Grade Level Links

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George B. Thomas Learning Academy
Saturday School is a sixth day of academic instruction with certified teachers in a nurturing and supportive environment. The Curriculum is aligned with that of Montgomery County Public Schools: Grades 1 through 8 focus on reading, language arts and math Grades 9 through 12 focus on core subjects (English and Math); support for High School Assessments; HSA Bridge support available at select sites College and career readiness is emphasized
High Incidence Accessible Technology (HIAT)
HIAT is a collaborative team that applies the principles of universal design for learning to support school teams to meet the needs of all students. Our mission is to provide training and consultation to build the capacity of classroom environments to incorporate technology options for all students
Montgomery County Volunteer Center
The Montgomery County Volunteer Center connects individuals and groups to ongoing service opportunities and one-time projects in our community
Northwest High School Ulysses Signature Program
The Ulysses Program is a four-year program that encourages student-initiated explorations in areas of strong interest. Research skills are emphasized through signature sections of English, history, and science. All course offerings are at the honors or AP level; interdisciplinary connections are encouraged. Through independent and collaborative research and technology-infused presentations, students experience various modes of inquiry while learning to use their minds well. Ulysses students study, create, and achieve in an intellectual and nurturing community of learners.