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Bobcat News          2012 California Distinguished School           May 5th -7th | GATE Test 2nd Grade          May 5th | Mandatory Washington DC/ New York Parent Meeting 6:00pm Room 4          May 5th | Pizza Sold After School Upper Campus          May 8th | Re-Think The Drink Assembly 1:40pm          May 12th | Pizza Sold After School Upper Campus            May 12th | STAR Testing Science 5th/8th Grade          May 13th | 2nd/3rd Field Trip SB Museum of Natural History     May 13th | D/ELAC Reclassification 6:00pm          May 13th | Teacher Appreciation Day          May 14th | 4th/5th Field Trip to Anacapa 6:00am – 7:00pm          May 14th | Math Super Bowl          May 15th | Parent Lunch on the Lawn 12:15- 12:45                 May 18th | Summer Music and Arts Opportunities Presentation and Sign-ups 7:00pm SY Campus Gym          May 19th | Pizza Sold After School Upper Campus          May 19th | 7th/8th Grade Play 6:30 pm                  May 20th | Spring Sing and Dance Show 6:30pm          May 22nd | Minimum Day Dismissal: K-6th 11:45am  7th/8th 12:00pm          May 25th | No School Memorial Day          May 26th | Pizza Sold After School Upper Campus          May 27th | 7th/8th Grade Field Trip to UCSB          May 28th | 2nd/3rd Grade Elks Rodeo          May 29th | Kindergarten Hawaiian Program Gym at 2:00pm          June 1st – 2nd| Career Ambassador Program for 7th/8th Grade 8:30am-12:00pm           June 3rd | 8th Grade Graduation 6:00pm          June 4th | K-7th Grade Beach Day Refugio Beach          June 4th | 8th Grade Field Trip          June 5th | Awards Assembly and Volunteer Appreciation 8:30am SY Quad |    Last Day of School | Minimum Day Report Cards                  

Eighth Grade

Our Eighth Grade program is taught by  experts in each of the core curriculum areas. Please see website links below for day-to-day information from the classroom.

Joe Donahue

Seventh and Eighth Grade Math

Santa Ynez Campus Room 10 | Phone 1110

7th Grade – 8th Grade Math Website


Toni Roberts

Seventh and Eighth Grade English

Santa Ynez Campus Room 9 | Phone 1109

7th Grade – 8th Grade Language Arts Website


Javier Ledesma

Seventh and eighth Grade History

Santa Ynez Campus Room 13 | Phone 1113

7th Grade – 8th Grade History Website


Annette Shimamura

Seventh and Eighth Grade Science

Santa Ynez Campus Room 8 | Phone 1108

7th Grade – 8th Grade Science Website


Students meeting the requirements for graduation have some very special activities ahead. Be sure to see the Graduation Requirements to be certain you’re on track.

Valedictorian –  The valedictorian for 8th Grade graduation is the student with the highest GPA, calculated to 0.01 place, for the 7th and 8th grade years. The student must have attended Santa Ynez School for both the seventh and eighth grade years. In the case of a tie, all students with the same highest GPA shall share the title of Valedictorian. If the second place student(s) is within 0.05 grade points of the Valedictorian, then the second place student(s) shall be recognized as the Salutatorian. If the difference between the first and second place students’ GPA is greater than 0.05 then no Salutatorian shall be honored. The GPA shall be calculated on a 4-point scale for the core academic subjects only. (Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Science). PE and elective grades shall not be considered.


Grade 8 English Language Arts Standards Grade 8 Math Content Standards Grade 8 History Language Arts Standards Grade 8 Science Content Standards