. . . . . . Sept. 19: 3 hour early dismissal, Professional Development . . . . . . Oct. 3: 3 hour early dismissal, Homecoming . . . . . .

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A message from the principal…

In both 7th and 8th grade ELA classes, we have completed setting our goals for the quarter. Many students created goal visuals to hang in the classroom to view their middle school, personal, and reading goals throughout the year. Others wrote their goals down in an essay or in a letter to themselves. This week we will begin reviewing and expanding on literary elements with hands-on activities, picture books, and vocabulary activities, concentrating on some of our multiple intelligences. After all students have an understanding of the literary elements, both 7th and 8th graders will begin a short story unit consisting of some classics: “Rikki-tikki-tavi”, excerpt from An American Childhood, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”, and “Flowers for Algernon”.

While technology class elective may be a “new class” to the middle school, technology applications have proven to be no stranger to the 7th graders.  Over the last couple of weeks, students have focused on refreshing their keying skills by setting a starting point in their speed and accuracy.  Ms. McKee is proud to announce that all students have shown improvement with some students nearly doubling their speeds and completing their exercises with a 95% or above accuracy rate.  In addition to improving our keyboarding skills, we have focused on Google Document to insure our basic formatting skills are presentable for any potential reports or essays given in other classes.  In the coming week, we will begin Google Spreadsheet.  With this particular application, we will focus on collecting numerical data and interpreting it through the usage of Google charts and graphs.

Jenny Daniel, Principal

Upcoming events:

Sept. 16:  Home FB & VB
Sept. 19: NoteAbles Carnival, 6:30-9pm, HS
Sept. 22:  Home FB
Sept. 24: Trackmaker Assembly, 2pm
Sept. 25:  Home CC
Sept. 27: Home VB
Sept. 29: Home VB
Oct. 28 & 30: Student Led Conferences

For detailed locations & times, please visit online Middle School calendar below

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES: Tuesday & Thursday, October 28 & 30 from 4:00-8:00pm
Our middle school format, referred to as “student-led conferences”, allows students to play an important role in acknowledging their educational responsibilities under the guidance of their advisory teachers. Each student has a portfolio which he/she is responsible for filling with the following required elements: pieces of choice work from each class, teacher behavior information sheets, grade card and student prepared plan of progress.

Eighth graders and parents will meet in the gym while seventh graders and their parents will meet in the cafeteria. Individual tables will be set up in each location. Students will present their portfolios to their parents and a teacher will be at the table to answer specific questions and help guide the student through this process. Each conference will take approximately 10 minutes.

The suggested time/night schedule below is designated to help with the flow of traffic as you do not need to make an appointment during the 4-7pm time period.  If you can only come on a night that is not designated for your last name, please know that you are still welcome on the other evening.  *If you have a special concern which requires meeting individually with a specific teacher without your student present, please call 540-2149 to schedule an individual time from 7-8pm.

Tuesday evening’s designated schedule

4:00-7:00           Parents with student whose last name begins with A-L
7:00-8:00           By appointment only (individual teacher/parent meetings)

Thursday evening’s designated schedule
4:00-7:00           Parents with student whose last name begins with M-Z
7:00-8:00           By appointment only (individual teacher/parent meetings)

Attendance Line, 987-9204

Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm

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