I saved everything school related from 8th grade through my freshman year of college. I have stuff from 6th and 7th grade as well, but it’s not complete.
I have notes that were passed to friends, homework (lots of that), newsletters, flyers, pictures… you name it.
Don’t believe me? Here’s the book cover from my 8th grade French book.
And yes, those are lyrics from both Cheap Trick and The Pretenders.
And here’s something else I found while rooting through a folder of miscellaneous papers from 8th grade: my designs for an assault pick-me-up bouquet, complete with the mis-spelled word “assault”. I never did find a market for that thing.