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8th Grade Honors English

Course Description

Katherine Albiani Mission Statement:

Katherine L. Albiani Middle School’s mission is to ensure a safe, healthy, and dynamic learning environment that provides all levels of learners universal access to a rigorous curriculum that promotes high standards of scholarship and citizenship.

Course Description

Honors English 8 addresses reading, writing, listening and speaking within a rigorous standards-based program.  Instruction will include reading comprehension, writing in narrative, argumentative, and informative/explanatory, language conventions, vocabulary development in meaningful contexts, and reference skills.  Students will study various genres including the short story, novel, drama, biography, poetry, and informational materials as dictated by California Common Core Standards.  Honors goes beyond English 8 with extended learning activities that require students to increase their use of critical thinking skills to include analysis, synthesis, and problem solving.  The curriculum moves at an accelerated pace with a more concentrated focus.

English Honors 8 is designed for students performing at the Standards Exceeded and/or Standards Met levels. Students do not have to apply for this course, but must be willing to accept the challenges of the course and make an earnest effort to do their best.

Supplementary Honors Works:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Twelfth Night  by William Shakespeare
Core Works:

 The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

 The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros




WOOOOW! Thank you for all your patience as we allowed all 80+ students to audition for Sister Act! You all ROCKED! 


1st Rehearsal will be Mon., 8/29 from 3:30-6:00. You'll receive paperwork and we'll read through the script! 



Sister Act Cast List




Samaria Sylvester 


Maria Beretta

Mother Superior

Jacob Padua


Marco Tabayoyon


Thea Dela Cruz


Makelia Latapu


Kyle Saephan

Monsignor O’Hara

Joby Cha


Michael Ringgold


Immauri Peterson


Elijah Casterence


Nora Williams

Mary Lazarus

Vivian Gallegos

Mary Patrick

Bryor Lewis

Mary Robert 

Chloe Land

Mary Martin-of-Tours

Jayde Schulze, Alex Joe-Monday, Joshua Rose, Vivian Dang, Emma Mattos, Mychaela Rojas, Liz Vong, Toby Cannon, Trung Khuu, Missy Townsend, Chuong Nguyen, Carianne Anacleto, Dulcinea Sabin, Morgan Perkins, Kallee Jackson-Russo, Natalie Lam, Madeleine Woo, Keyanna Wong, Rachel Floresca, Glenda Lai, Keilan Stafford, Otto Lu, Brea Do, Julianna Cross, Megan Fite, Camille McBride, Shannon Mullins, Janell Bondoc, Allison Faye Perea, Nina Potts, Annika Tung, Marisa Flores, and Claire Williams 


(Nuns, Cops, NightWalkers, Drag Queen, Pool Players, Alterboys, Bar Cleaners/Patrons, and Cab Drivers)


IMPORTANT!!! Please wait 48 hours before contacting Mr. Little, Mrs. Campbell, Ms. Brown, Cat, or Mr. Sandoval about your role or lack thereof. We are open to discussing our decision, but after you had a weekend to think it over. 


If you did not make the show as an actress/actor, we'd still like to work with you! Sign up to work crew! :) 


Only students on the list may show up.Please be in HE-5 from 3:30-5:00. Be prepared to stay for the whole time; if you are released early then yay! 


What to wear? An outfit that allows you to move, but is still all-dark and professional. 


What will you do? You will be given scenes to perform with different people. It is a COLD reading which means we do not expect you to be memorized, but we still expect to see character in your face, voice, and gestures. 


What is the purpose of a "callback?" We are seeing how well you take direction along with your chemistry with certain actors/actresses. 


If you are NOT on the Callback List, do not freak out! You could still be in the show; wait for the official Cast List. 



Allison Morgan
Jaclyn Thea
Shannon Kyle
Joby Nora
Michael Dulcinea
Immauri Morgan
Keilan Kallee
Marco Natalie
Julianna Madeleine
Megan Rachel F.
Cinderella Carianne
Otto Bella
Chloe Toby
Missy Samaria
Vivian G. Chuong
Mychaela Liz
Ryan Nicole
Bryor Elijah
Vivian D. Justin
Maria B. Joshua Rose
Emma M. Jayde
Madelyn Alex Joe-Monday
Araceli Jacob