8th Grade Projects

Each year, Eighth Graders present their eighth grade projects in the school multi-purpose room (MPR). This is a special opportunity to get to know our eighth graders as they take the stage individually to introduce to the school community their varied subjects of interest and walk us through the process of completing a related hands-on project. It’s also an opportunity for your family to become familiar with a tradition they will soon be sharing in. Each evening promises to be unique and we hope you and your family are able to enjoy any or all of them.

Emma, a Journey alum who currently attends Orange County High School for the Arts, says that among her best memories of Journey School were giving and listening to 8th grade projects. According to Emma:

This unique custom allows students to transition into high school with a significant research project and essay while integrating the creative aspect that Journey is so well known for. Getting in contact with mentors and speaking about their topic publicly prepares students to be independent in their high school years.

Sophie, another former Journey School student, recalls how important the 8th grade projects were to her:

A main point of my academic focus at Journey was public speaking. I [now feel] completely prepared to get up in front of my classes in high school and give oral presentations because of all the practice I got at Journey. A huge help in this field were the 8th grade projects…[.]

Watch newsletters for the 2016 Schedule of Presentations (coming in May).  Plan to come out and enjoy the presentations while showing your support for our eighth graders. All Journey School families–and their guests–are encouraged to attend.

Past projects:

  • Down Syndrome
  • Building a Loft
  • Football
  • Bullying
  • The United States Armed Forces
  • Hydro Power
  • Soccer
  • The Brain
  • Solar Energy
  • Glow in the Dark Miniature Golf
  • Metal Works
  • Dog Psychology
  • A Chicken’s Place in the Backyard Ecosystem
  • Pacific Marine Mammals
  • Dreams: What They Are
  • The Beauty of Crystals
  • A Journey Through Three Styles of Art and the Artists Who Made Them Unique
  • The History of Surfing
  • The Art of Expression
  • Improvisation
  • Culinary Arts
  • Human Trafficking
  • Waldorf Education
  • Ceramic Drum
  • RMS Titanic
  • Composing a Song
  • Spiders
  • Photography
  • Service Project
  • Wave Tank
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Interior Design
  • RC Airplane
  • Mountain Bike
  • Motorized Skateboard
  • Outrigger Canoeing
  • Robotics
  • Ukulele
  • Paddle Board
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • BEAM Robotics
  • Ballet
  • Innovative Guitar Styles