I love these babies. They are heading into high school in a few weeks... The 8th graders that I have had now for three years will be terribly missed. They are an amazing group of young people. That's the funny thing about teaching a connections class in a middle school. You get to see almost all of the students (minus band and whatnot)... You get to see them go from elementary to high school in the blink of an eye. They mature, they grow, they learn, they open their eyes to new things... Best of luck to them!