8th Grade Information8th Grade Assistant Principal: Mrs. Joanna Bernal
Email: Mrs. Joanna BernalImportant Resources
8th Grade Guidance CounselingMy name is Shanté Norton and I am the School Counselor for all 8th grade students. I became a School Counselor at Pinellas Park 5+ years ago. Before becoming a counselor, I worked 6 years as a Prevention Specialist teaching students social skills. I am delighted to be a Thunderbird at “The Park”.
Important Dates for the 8th grade:
Important dates are:
-January—Application period for magnet programs, career academies, and fundamental schools for next year. The application is done online at www.pcsb.org on the Student Reservation System using a Parent Portal user ID and password.
-February—8th graders will be going to the computer lab through their History classes to do the Counselor Connect website. There they will do their high school 4-year plan. This will enable them to have an understanding of what is required in high school and what they need to do to achieve their career goals. They will continue to use this website in high school.
-March—High school registration. High school counselors will be coming to our school to register 8th graders for high school. Most high schools will also have a night time orientation and registration.