Welcome to Eighth Grade

Marcia Golloway is our 8th grade teacher. She received her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and attended CSULA for teacher certification. She taught 1st and 3rd grade in her early career and then moved into the middle school grades. She loves teaching 6th, 7th and 8th grade Science along with Math, Literature and Religion.

The Golloway Family came to Washington in 1986. All of her children attended STMS and now are well into adulthood. She enjoys playing with her grandchildren, reading and gardening. One dog, Stella and an Eastern Three Toed Box Turtle share the family residence.

8th Grade Overview

Leadership Opportunities:

  • Student Council Officers
  • Lead morning announcements
  • Lead Faith Families
  • Safety Patrol Captains


  • Monthly senior parishioner luncheon
  • Campus clean-up after major storms
  • Lead/Participate in faith tradition prayer services: Living Rosary, Novena, Liturgy of the Hours, Good Friday Living Stations of the Cross

Field Trips:

  • UW Surgical Simulation Lab “March for Life” and tour of the State Capitol in Olympia (as available)
  • STM 8th Grade culminating retreat (both parents and students participate) bringing closure to STMS


  • 8th Grade room is fully equipped science lab for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
  • Assist in preparations for high school admissions
  • Block schedule for Science, History, English and Literature
  • Advanced classes are offered in Mathematics and Literature

8th Grade Standards


  • Trace God’s revelation over time and human history as the foundation of our faith as Christians
  • Recall and demonstrate full, active and conscious participation in the liturgy
  • Make connections with the Beatitudes and the Ten Commandments, explain the moral guidance given by God through Moses and Jesus, and how applied in our own lives
  • Articulate how all prayer forms help us to lead holy lives through blessing, adoration, petition, intersessions, thanksgiving and praise
  • Practice faith community building as leaders in the school community

Language Arts:

  • Demonstrate command of conventions of standard English grammar and usage
  • Produce clear and coherent writing; development organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience
  • Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text is saying
  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to characters, setting and plot; to provide an objective summary
  • Analyze how modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new
  • Analyze web-based and other resource materials for relevance in answering research questions



  • Formulating and reasoning about expressions, linear equations and systems of linear equations
  • Grasp concept of functions and use them to describe quantitative relationships
  • Analyze two and three dimensional space and figures
  • Understand and apply Pythagorean Theorem


  • Building of foundational algebraic skills in expressions, equations, and inequalities
  • Analysis and problem solving with linear, exponential, and quadratic relationships
  • Work with descriptive statistics and analysis of data

Middle School Science:

  • Smithsonian Education Program; Lessons apply science concepts to NGSS engineering design with hands on investigation in the real world.
  • Physical Science, Life Science and Earth/Space Science units are explored

Social Studies:

  • Understand key ideals and principles of the US (The Declaration of Independence/ The Constitution)
  • Understand the purposes and organization of international relationships and U.S. foreign policy
  • Understands civic involvement and how economic systems function
  • Understands multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events
  • Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze sources and corroborate info
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