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Ms. Gaetano, Mrs. Beckham, Ms. Lee, and Mr. Hanna are the 8th grade teachers.


Mr. Hanna 
Mr.Hanna was born and raised in East San Jose. He attended U.C. Santa Cruz and received his Bachelors Degree. He earned his teaching credential at Bethany college. He enjoys spending time with his children and restoring Classic cars.
 

Ms. Gaetano

Information coming soon!

 

Ms. Lee
Ms. Lee attended USC and received a Bachelors Degree in Communication/Broadcasting Journalism, and East Asian Studies and Philosophies. She almost minored in music as well, but was a few units short! Ms. Lee earned Masters Degrees in Communication Management and Education. This is her 15th year teaching in FMSD,. Ms. Lee has primarily taught seventh and eighth grades.
 

Mrs. Beckham

Information coming soon!


About this Grade Level

Language Arts:
Amplify Curriculum
Types of Writing:
Narrative
Informative
Argumentative
Reading Plus

ELD- 3 D
Star Renaissance

Math:
College Preparatory Math (CPM)
Imagine Math
Enrichment / Intervention

Science:
Physical Science
NGSS

Social Studies:
U.S.History
History Fair

Expectations

Be a Shirakawa SHARK!

Safe
Helpful
Able to Solve Problems
Respectful & responsible.
Kind

You can communicate with your child's teachers via email or phone

elisabetta.gaetano@fmsd.org

kerensa.beckham@fmsd.org 

jung.lee@fmsd.org 

joseph.hanna@fmsd.org 


Please, allow 24-48hours to respond

Schedule
Start: 7:45AM
Dismissal: 2:00PM
Thursdays Dismissal: 1:00PM
Schedule 3 Dismissal: 12PM

Homework Policy
Reading: 30minutes daily
Math: 30 minutes math practice
Check your child planner and/or Thinkwave for daily homework or projects.

Materials that you will need
Headsets
Notebooks
Textbook covers (4)