Welcome to Mrs. Kavanagh's Website

  • Our Curriculum

    7th Grade Physical Science
    8th Grade Earth Science
    Regents Earth Science
    8-1 Religion
    8-1 Health

  • 7th Grade
    Physical Science

    In seventh grade, physical science is comprised of general science skills and inquiry, lab safety, the study of matter, how matter changes and the engery within matter. 
    We begin the year developing our scientific inquiry skills and some general scientific practices. We spend almost two trimesters on the study of chemistry and conducting scientific experiments to further our understanding of new skill sets. The students will master the elements of the periodic table, model how atoms become molecules and explain how and why chemical reactions take place. We end the year strong with physics. Here we will learn about motion, acceleration, force and energy. 
    The students will conduct one major project per trimester including our Science Fair Project. 

  • 8th Grade
    Earth Science

    Grade 8: 


  • 8th Grade

  • 8th Grade 

  • Getting to Know
    Mrs. Kavanagh

    Bachelor's of Science: Childhood Education
      SUNY Cortland
    Master's of Science: Adolescent Education
      St. John's University

    Certified New York State Teacher Grades 1-6 and 7-12

    SPS Grades 7 and 8 Science Teacher
    8-1 Religion and Health Teacher
    SPS Middle School Dean of Students (Grades 5-8)
    NJHS SPS Chapter Moderator 

  • News

    Tuesday, September 3rd- Dismissal at 11:15 am 
      - ALL students should be in proper SPS Uniform- either the optional Summer Uniform or regular School Uniform.

      - If your child will be a "permanent walker" please send in a note requesting your child to be placed on the Permanent Walker line for dismissal every day. In 8th Grade, students do not need to be signed out by a parent/guardian, they will exit the building independently and walk to your vehicle or meet you on the sidewalk. Should their dismissal procedure change (early pick-up/bus rider), please send a note into school with your child indicating the change.
     **Please do not e-mail me with dismissal changes, as I do not always have the opprotunity to check my e-mail prior to dismissal!
     **Phone calls can be made to the office (631-665-0569) prior to 1:00 pm for forgotten notes/emergency changes.

     - Begin bringing materials to school beginning the first day. Not all subjects or additional materials will be required. At least bring a notebook, a pen/pencil and a folder to bring home important paper notices.

    Wednesday, September 4th- Dismissal 2:40 pm
     - Please begin to bring in binders and textbooks. In Middle School, our curriculum begins immediately. I expect you to enter our classroom ready to learn. 

    Friday, September 6th
     - 9:15 am Welcome Back School Mass in MPH. All are welcome to celebrate mass together.

    Wednesday, September 11th
     - Back to School Night in the School Gym at 6:00 pm
        This is an informational meeting, so please parents only. It is not necessary for the students to attend, all information will be/has already been discussed with the students.