Eighth Grade

7-8 page image_edited-1 Welcome to our Eighth Grade classroom page. Students in eighth grade are taught by Mr. Steve Lee. You can email Mr. Lee at lee@stpeternorthjudson.org.   


Eighth Grade Blog

Meet Mr. Lee

Mr. Steve Lee attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He earned his Bachelor Degree and Masters Degree in Social Studies and Education.
Mr. Lee and his wife Helen are the parents of two grown sons, Christopher and Tyler.
When he has  a chance, Mr. Lee loves to travel throughout the United States. His last trip was to Hawaii. He finds it interesting that just a few months ago he was standing on the rim of the volcano crater that is now spewing lava across the island. His next trip, in a few months, will be to Death Valley, Sequoia National Park, and Yosemite. Other hobbies are mowing, driving, watching most sports, listening to good music, and eating all kinds of food.
Mr Lee’s  favorite color is blue (denim).
Mr. Lee’s  favorite Bible verses are John 15: 12-13. “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Verse 12, I believe, is the foundation upon which all of our relationships should be based. And, verse 13 is a reminder to me of those who have sacrificed so much for us so that we might enjoy the freedoms and rights that we have today in this great country of ours.
Mr. Lee’s favorite memory from my years at Attica High School was winning the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Award. This award is presented to a student who exemplifies the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. My Dad was a Korean War veteran and, so, winning this award held special meaning for me.

Witness Always — Daily Investigations

During Lutheran Schools’ Week, we will be focusing on people WITNESSed the events of Holy Week.  The things they saw and heard changed their lives forever.  After watching the Investigation video, students will watch throughout the day to see who they WITNESS demonstrating the same trait as the Investigation Witness of the Day.  Students will write or draw about that WITNESS at the end of each day.

Click to watch Daily Investigation #1 .

Click to watch Daily Investigation #2.

Click to watch Daily Investigation #3.

Click to watch Daily Investigation #4.

Click to watch Daily Investigation #5.

Songs of Encouragement


 Click  “Fear Not! For I Am With You!” to watch the song performed by the whole school.                                                                          

Click “Trading My Sorrows” to watch the song performed by the 7th and 8th graders.                                                  


On Sunday, November 17th, the lives of many were changed forever because of the devastating tornadoes that struck Illinois and Indiana.  One congregation that was affected was St. John Lutheran Church in New Minden, Illinois.  This is the home congregation of our 7th and 8th grade teacher.  Students at St. Peter Lutheran School made encouragement cards and have been praying those affected by the storms.                                                                                                                                                 

On the day before Thanksgiving, students gathered together to sing “Fear Not!” as a message of encouragement to the people of St. John.  May the words of the song also encourage anyone experiencing a storm in life to remember that God is always with you.                                                                                                                              


The song is based on the words of Isaiah 43:1-2 —— “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.  When you pass through the waters; I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”                                                                                                                                                                    


The 7th and 8th graders also shared the song “Trading My Sorrows”  which encourages all to remember that the joy of the Lord uplifts us in our times of struggles.  








Are You Smarter than an 8th Grader?

Find out May 14th!  Challenge yourself to answer questions from Mr. Mueller’s 7th & 8th grade classroom at a fun-filled trivia night.

Categories include:  History, Literature, Memory Work and even things every young scholar should know!  Bring a team of friends to pool your knowledge.  Will your team ace the test and win the grand prize?

All proceeds from the night will benefit the 7th/8th graders’ class trip to the Creation Museum later this month.

There will be concessions, skits, door prizes, and other great entertainment.

Doors open at 6, and competition begins at 6:30.

Cost: $50 for a team of up to 6 ($10 for each additional member)

Individual people may be placed on  a team of others for $10.

Registration forms and trivia night rules available below.

Have your business advertise during the event!  We’ll even write/perform a skit!

Other questions?  Email Mr. Mueller at mueller@stpeternorthjudson.org.


Trivia Night Rules

Trivia Night Registration Form