Grade 8, Mr. Joseph Cain

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Hello Families,

    Welcome to Middle School Social Studies! I am the new Junior High Social Studies Teacher from Grades 5-8. I will also be handling high school admissions placement and coordination for our 8th Grade students.  I look forward to collaborating with each family in order to ensure the social, emotional and academic success of each student while providing each learner with the prowess to cultivate spiritual and multicultural values from the study of history. Furthermore, I am teaching 8th Grade Religion as the 8th Grade Homeroom teacher during this school year. The focal point of 5-8th Grade Social Studies is to promote intellectual rigor manifesting in the form of interdisciplinary projects, critical analysis of primary and secondary sources and honing expository writing skills in order to prepare students for secondary level Social Studies coursework. Nonetheless, I am excited to bring my pedagogical talents and enthusiasm for history into the classroom and instill an interest and passion for Social Studies among all students.

   As a dynamic, progressive educator, I look forward to individualizing instruction in order to appeal to myriad learning modalities and student interests within Social Studies. I also intend to nurture inquisitive, creative, and reflective scholars, in accordance with the mission and mores of St. Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy centered on providing a Catholic educational experience. I welcome any inquiries or suggestions to assist each pupil in fulfilling their God-given potential since I perceive all families and guardians as partners in their children’s education. I will also be posting information regarding high school admissions fairs, announcements virtual tours, application forms/information and entrance exam dates for public, charter and Catholic schools for our 8th Grade families on this page.  I will also enclose the Google classroom codes in order to view student Google classroom assignments to be completed at 2:30 along with supplemental material.

  Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. I can be reached at I am looking forward to a great year! Stay safe!


Mr. Cain 

Google Classroom Codes

5th Grade Social Studies: tl7khy2

6th Grade Social Studies: cdgft2g

7th Grade Social Studies: 7mn5jd2

8th Grade Social Studies: qdriovl 

8th Grade Religion: kzthvbv

High School Admissions Fliers, Announcements and Documents




One can call a TACHS customer service representative  at 1-866-618-2247 in order to register for the exam.

The TACHS exam is required as part of the admissions criteria for acceptance into a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of New York.   

TACHS Handbook – Please review all expectations, criteria, score reporting and outcomes associated with the TACHS exam.

TACHS 2020 Student HandBook

TACHS Testing Accommodations Form 

TACHS 2020 EligibilityForm Extended Testing Time


Open House 2020 Poster


8th Grade School Supply List 2020/2021

Posted on September 18, 2020

This upcoming school year will be a little different, yet FUN!!! We will be learning a lot of interesting historical facts, as well as reenacting historical events, and learning NEW HISTORICAL EVENTS!!! This school year will be really fun and I expect everyone to enjoy all my lessons!! 

Please check out this link for the supplies needed in Middle School!! 

2020_21 Middle School Supply List                     

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