8th Grade Physical Science


Welcome to our 8th grade Physical Science Webpage.
 My name is Dustin SmithWest and I am your 8
th grade science teacher. I started in January 2020.

Now a little about me and my background. I am originally from the great state of Louisiana. I was born and raised in a small town called Deville. My graduating high school class had less than 75 students. After attending high school I went Louisiana State University (LSU). After LSU I went to Kaplan University where I received my Bachelors in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security followed by a Masters in Homeland Security Administration. After college I was accepted into the United States Secret Service(USSS) which brought me to the DC area.  I had the distinct privilege of being assigned to President Obama’s daughter’s detail.   After President Obama left office, I transitioned intelligent work with INTERPOL, an International Criminal Police Organization.  While assigned to INTERPOL, I worked in the Human Trafficking /Child Exploitation Unit followed by the Counterterrorism Unit.  I absolutely loved working for the USSS and INTERPOL, but ultimately my family came first.  

So Again Welcome to 8th Grade Physical Science. On this page you will find updates on all assignments, worksheets, and SOL review information. 


Keep the faith and as I always say everyday in class, “give grace when grace is needed.”  Please feel free to reach out to me for anything at all....