Middle School Weekly Newsletter

Middle School Geography Bee Contestants

6th Grade: Rachel Amey and Juniper Kloke  Alternate: Harvey Zimmerman

7th Grade: Adam Long and Anna Wolgast Alternate: Andruw Weeks

8th Grade: John Sutherland and Mason Wingate Alternate: Rachel Mertens

The School Bee will be on January 11 at 1:30 in the Fellowship Hall

Please take a moment to review the free dress guidelines with your student.  We had several violations of our dress code, and we would like to make sure everyone is aware of the policy.  You can find it under “Forms and Admissions” on our website.  Thanks! 

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6th Grade


Memory work is Joshua 1:9.  Due Tuesday and Thursday.  I am working on a list of upcoming memory verses.  Look for that to come home in the next week or two.

Language Arts:

Reading:  Beginning Unit 2 Week 2.  FOR 2ND QUARTER, STUDENTS ARE READING AR BOOKS. THEY MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 12 POINTS BY DEC. 19TH.  (12 points is a 70%)


We have begun Unit 3.


Unit 2 Week 2.   Final test – Wed., Dec. 13. They are now  writing spelling stories.  The U2 W2 spelling story is due MONDAY,  DEC. 18.


We will finish up our studies of work and power next week.  The test has been set for Wednesday.  Your student will need to study in order to do well.  They have flashcards on their tablets, and have been given some topics to look at from the chapter.

Social Studies: We finished and have tested over Chapter 7.  We will introduce Chapter 8 before the Christmas Break

Tech EDU: 

Check out my blog at http://technology.lovemyschool.net.

Have a question?  Want to suggest a topic?  Please let me know via email, text, or stop in to see me!  I’m always happy to hear your thoughts.

This quarter we are working on creating our own videos to help us remember all the care, safety, and health tips we have covered thus far in the school year pertaining to our tablets and their care.

7th Grade


Parents: I want your children to take responsibility for their assignments, as I know you do too, but realize that they are in transition and continue to need encouragement.  The only real homework that they have for religion class is memory work each Tuesday – with the assigned Bible verses on their assignment sheet that was given at the beginning of the quarter.  I also know that Ms. Vanwey reads the memory work with them on Monday and writes a reminder on the board so there is no excuse for not knowing it – except that the student chooses not to study it.  God’s Word is vital for our minds and hearts and so I would encourage you to talk with your child.  As with every class, there are those who faithfully know their memory and are prepared for class, and there are those who “let it slide”, especially as the school year progresses.  We are nearing the end of this 2nd quarter and there’s “sliding” being done.  Please help your child to realize the importance of responsibility a turning in assignments on time.  Pastor Myers


We had a really good week in 7th grade science.  Next week we will continue our studies of circulation and excretion in animals.  Much of this information carries over to our human body unit which will start at the beginning of the year.  We will have a test prior to Christmas break.  I am looking at possibly the 15th, but more likely it will be the 18th.

Reading:  We are reading Unit 2 Part 1 in the reading book.

Vocab:  We are in Unit 6. The paragraph is due Friday, Dec. 15.

English: We have begun Unit 3.

Social Studies: This week we have gone over Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. We will finish up the book going over Chapter 26 which covers Antarctica. Next semester we will be studying Kansas History

Tech EDU:

Check out my blog at http://technology.lovemyschool.net.

Have a question?  Want to suggest a topic?  Please let me know via email, text, or stop in to see me!  I’m always happy to hear your thoughts.

This quarter we are beginning to learn about online searches and how to look for reliable sites and differentiate them from unreliable sites online.

We are also looking for Skype Classrooms to participate in.

8th Grade


Language Arts:

Reading: We have finished  the novel And Then There are None.  There is one group project  due  Dec. 18 and 19. THE DIALOGUE JOURNAL IS DUE TUES., DEC. 12. THIS IS WORTH 100 POINTS.

Vocab :  We are working in Unit 6.  The paragraph is due FRIDAY, DEC. 15.

English: Working in the English book.  Journals are due Dec. 19 – the last day of the quarter.


We started a new unit on rocks and minerals and so far it is going really well.  The students spent some time at the lab tables yesterday and did a great job!  They will have a lot of work next week, but that should put us in a good position to test prior to Christmas break so that we don’t have to test after a long break.

Social Studies: This week we have looked at the presidency of Andrew Jackson and his part in the nullification crisis and also the Indian Removal Act. We read his message to Congress on Indian Removal and discussed his views and what they meant to the people of that time.

Tech EDU: 

Check out my blog at http://technology.lovemyschool.net.

Have a question?  Want to suggest a topic?  Please let me know via email, text, or stop in to see me!  I’m always happy to hear your thoughts.

8th grade is working on a variety of projects.  The main project (an most important) is the 8th Grade Grad Video. They need to begin collecting pictures and facts to add to the project.  Please encourage them to download pictures at home and bring in pictures they need scanned for this project.

We are also starting a VLOG.  Please watch for details as we look to upload our first episode this week!  You will find this as one of the channels on our school YouTube site.

6th-8th Grades:


We will finish our second team power unit which is basketball.

Math Tests:  

7th Grade will test on Monday, 6th and 8th grade on Tuesday.

Algebra I: 


Regular season games begin  Saturday. We are hosting games at Holy Cross before the Christmas break on Saturday December 16 and Monday December 18.

For current information, photos and team schedules go to the athletic blog at http://athletics.lovemyschool.net

Youth Ministry: 

Sunday Morning Bible Class meets at 9:45 in the Gym. We look forward to seeing you there!

Any questions, email Pam Amey

Helpful Links from our Youth Ministry Program

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Language Arts: Mrs. Vanwey
Math/Science: Mr. Kelly
Algebra: Mrs. Dobler
Social Studies/PE: Mr. Wolgast
Computers: Mrs. Wallace
Art: Mrs. Walterscheid
Vocal Music: Mrs. Franson
Band: Mr. Cheray
Religion: Pastor Snow / Pastor Myers / Brian Amey
Spanish: Pam Amey
Elective ASL: Miss Raylee

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