7th - 8th Grade End of the Year Field Trip

8th Grade Promotion


The following expectations must be met by all 8th graders who will participate in the Promotion Ceremony and any 7th - 8th grade End of the Year Celebrations, during the 3rd trimester.

  1. Have a D or better in all classes (including a pass in elective) and a 2.0 GPA
  2. Have no suspensions in the 3rdtrimester
  3. Have no more than 3 unexcused absences per period in the 3rd trimester
  4. Have returned all textbooks and library books and/or paid fines for missing books by a date set by Mrs. Roach
  5. Teacher Discretion may be used to exclude students from the field trip ONLY.

*No exceptions for students, unless they have an IEP in which accommodations are written into the IEP.

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Seventh & Eighth Grades



Welcome to Orchard’s 7th and 8th grade program. We are so looking forward to this school year.


Students are responsible for coming to school with the following items:

  • 3 Ring Binder (2 inches)
  • 6 Dividers (labeled: ELA/HSS/Math/Science/PE/Other)
  • Hole Punched Lined Paper
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Ear buds (to be used with the Chromebooks at school)
  • Glue Sticks


  • Kleenex, Glue Sticks, box tops, and Clorox Wipes.


Homework is assigned most nights. The purpose of homework is to build responsibility and create a home-school connection. In terms of grading, homework will count as part of each student’s subject grade (e.g. Science homework will be one component used to determine a student’s science grade).


Homework Club

Look for a flyer that will be coming home in August about Homework Club. We offer it, beginning in September, twice a week for students who want a quiet place to do homework or for students who need help. 

School Loop

Students in the 7th and 8th grade create log-ins in order to access an internet-based program that shows students their homework, grades, and special projects in every class (except electives). Parents may also access this program by creating a log-in and password. The website can be found by going to http://orchard.twinriversusd.org


Dances are a privilege offered to 6-8th grade students and are held 2-3 times a year. A committee of 7th and 8th graders plan the dances, determine play lists, and set dates. Students are expected to follow school rules at all dances. Students must be present at school the day of the dance (no exceptions).

Student Led Parent Conferences in Fall

Parent conferences will be held on November 26th – 27th . Conferences are student led, which means that all 7th and 8th graders will need to come with parents to a conference. They are first-come first-serve and you may show up anytime between the hours of 8:00 – 3:00 (except for a lunch break between 12-1pm) either day.

Honor Roll

Students who earn between a 3.0 – 3.99 will receive an Honor Roll Award. Students earning a 4.0 will receive a Principal’s List Award


7th and 8th graders are not permitted to bring treats to share at school for birthday celebrations, etc.


Each trimester students may choose from a list of electives. Students rank their choices and teachers place them in an elective. On the report card, this period (6th period) will show up as “Study Hall”. Students only receive a grade of P (pass) or F (fail) in this class.

Science in 7th and 8th Grade

We are requesting a $4.99 lab donation to be turned in for all 7th and 8th graders to their science teachers at the beginning of the year.

Cell Phones and Backpacks

Cell phones are to be kept in students' backpacks at all times. Phones seen (including in pockets) or used on campus will be confiscated and a guardian will need to come get it from the office. Additionally, students who need to use their cell phones on their way home from school, must leave campus before doing so. 


Soccer will be offered in the fall. Volleyball will be offered in the winter. A 2.0 GPA, completed waiver and physical are required to play sports.

Check out Each Teacher's Website

Gainey, Ms.
8th Math/ Science Teacher
Howard, Mrs.
7th Grade ELA/HSS Teacher
Kleinle, Mr.
8th Grade ELA/HSS Teacher
Mau, Richard
Raifsnider, Mrs.
7-8 Physical Education

Promotion Dress Code

For the gentlemen: Dress shirts, appropriate to wear to semi formal functions or a nice restaurant, and dress slacks/casual slacks; tie is optional. Tuxedos, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, and overalls are not acceptable.

For the ladies: Dresses, skirts, pants, and blouses, appropriate to wear to semi formal functions or to a nice restaurant. Strapless, off the shoulder, backless, formal, and floor length dresses are not acceptable. Dresses may not be shorter than a fingertip length when arms are placed at the side. School dress code rules apply.

*This is an occasion of dignity and dress should reflect respect for the graduates, the school, and the community.

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The 7th Grade Team

Mrs. Howard – English/History Teacher, Jacquelyn.howard@twinriversusd.org

Mr. Mau – Math/ScienceTeacher, Richard.Mau@twinriversusd.org

The 8th Grade Team

Mr. Kleinle- English/History Teacher, Justin.kleinle@twinriversusd.org

Mrs. Gainey- Math/Science Teacher, Sharon.reichelt@twinriversusd.org

Physical Education

Mrs. Raifsnider – PE7 and PE8, Danielle.raifsnider@twinriversusd.org

Resource and Inclusion Program

Ms. Brooks - OI Inclusion Specialist, susan.brooks@twinriversusd.org

Ms. Brown - RSP Teacher, Andrea.Brown@twinriversusd.org 

Mr. D - OI Inclusion Specialist, Jonathan.Delplanque@twinriversusd.org