Grade 8

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Welcome to 8th Grade

8th Grade Car Wash

Come to our Car Wash on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Good Shepherd Catholic School from 8 am until 2 pm.

Cars  $5          SUV’s and Small Trucks  $7



The Lion King, Jr roared into Good Shepherd on April 13th and 14th.

Congratulations to Mr. Urmson and the cast members for terrific performances.   All students did a great job on Friday.  Congratulations to the 8th-grade cast members and Understudies:

Scar–Madison Ratner

Nala–Antonia Tucker and Understudy–Tania Davidson

Zazu Understudy–Marie Zanoni

Sarafina–Alyssa Sacco








 Bon Voyage to Gordey our International student!

Gordey is leaving us to return to his home in Russia.  We will miss you, Gordey!



Dates to Remember:


Apr. 13      Lion King Jr. —12:30 pm and 7 pm

Apr. 14      Lion King Jr. —3 pm and 7 pm

Apr. 22      Car Wash–8 am until 2 pm

Apr. 27      Pizza Lunch

May 16      May Procession

May 17      8th Grade trip to New York

May 24      8th Grade Retreat


Catholic Schools Week

The 8th-grade students worked with their first-grade buddies to participate in the Mass celebrating our local First Responders and our Volunteers at GSC.  The volunteers included members of our GSC Board, Home & School Board, and all family and friends who spend time helping at GSC.  Our Mass was followed by a brunch for our volunteers and First Responders.


Congratulations to Philadelphia Eagles on winning the Super Bowl!  Fly Eagles Fly!



May 24      8th Grade Retreat


Christmas Pageant

Our GSC School students participated in our Christmas Pageant on Thursday, December 21st in Queen of Peace Church.  The 8th Grade students told the story of the Birth of Jesus.  This year we had some new costumes and accessories for our three Kings, Mary and Joseph.  Thank you, Mrs. MacClain for your help.  Thank you, Mrs. Ratner, for always taking care of repairs to the costumes.









8th-Grade Raffle

Thank you to everyone who supported our Ticket Raffle.  Our raffle items included a Dooney & Bourke Bag with a Coin Purse,  4 Philadelphia Flyers Tickets for the February 8th game against the Montreal Canadiens, and an authentic Blanket from the Dakota Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.  This fundraiser benefits the 8th-Grade for their New York trip in May of 2018.  The winning tickets were chosen on December 20, 2017.  Congratulations to our winners

Tracy Stoval won the Dooney & Bourke Bag.  Brian Dougherty won the Flyers tickets.  The Chapin Family won the blanket from the Dakota Sioux Tribe.







Student Council Officers

Our 8th-Grade Student Council officers were installed during our school Mass.  

From left to right:  Tessa Singh-School Representative; Harrison McDonald-Secretary; Toni Tucker-Vice President; Maddy Ratner-President

Welcome to the 8th Grade Class of 2018!  This is a busy year for all of us.  Welcome Back Aidan, Lydia, Anna, Grace, Harrison, Annaliese, Maddy, Alyssa, Tessa, Toni and Marie.  We all welcome our three new students:  Gordey, Colleen and Tania.

Here are a few pictures of our 8th-grade from the first week of school.






Specials Schedule:

Monday–Computer and Music








Come visit GSC and learn about the great things at our school.  Contact Mrs. Wilkes in our Advancement Office to arrange for a tour.  Email or call 215-886-0126.


High School Information

This is an important time for the 8th-grade parents and students as they look at everything the high schools have to offer.  Check out the high school websites for the testing and open house dates.  Students must take the high school tests for the Archdiocesan High Schools and all the private schools.  If you are interested in the Archdiocesan High Schools, please register your child for the test.  Click on the Admissions and Alumni links to learn about other scholarships that are available.