Middle School Weekly Newsletter

 IOWA TEST OF BASIC SKILLS FEB. 20-27.

TUES. 12:40-1:55

WED.  NO TESTING

THURS.2:00-3:30

FRI. 8:55-10:10

MON. 12:40-1:55

TUES. 9:30-10:30

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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Headmaster will be updated daily. Remember, your child can email us using their tablets, and we can email them. You might check that regularly. 

GOD IS GOOD – ALL THE TIME!
ALL THE TIME – GOD IS GOOD!

6th Grade

Religion: 

Memory work this week will be Psalm 46:1.  Due Tues and Thurs.

Language Arts:

Reading:  We have begun reading The Hobbit in addition to Wonders. HOBBIT work is collected weekly in a special folder. BOOK REPORT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED. DUE DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 2. THERE ARE SEVERAL PARTS TO THE BOOK REPORT.

English:  Continuing Chapter 3- TEST THURSDAY

Spelling:  NO SPELLING THIS WEEK

Science:

We are in the midst of a chapter on Energy.  We will not have a test for another week or two.

Social Studies: We are preparing for the test over ancient China on Thursday. Students began working on their review sheet Friday.

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

Religion:

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

Science:

We just started a new unit.  We will blaze through 8 chapters covering the human body over the next semester.  It will be fun, but there is some very challenging content ahead.

Reading:  Reading book. TEST THURSDAY, FEB.22.  AR THIS QUARTER. MINIMUM POINTS- 15. DUE MARCH 14.

Vocab: Chapter 9. Due to testing, the paragraph is not due until MON.,MARCH 6.

English: UNIT 4

Social Studies: We have finished chapter 4 and will test on it on Wednesday. Chapter five looks at the early years of Kansas statehood beginning with our part in the Civil War.

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

Religion:

Language Arts:

Reading:  Drama unit- Anne Frank project –  POSTER DUE TUESDAY, FEB., 20.   AR this quarter-minimum 18 points due MARCH 14.

Vocab :  Unit 9.  PARAGRAPH DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 3.  25  words this quarter.

English:  Unit 2 

Science:

No test for another week or two.  We just started looking at plate tectonics.

Social Studies: This week finished and test over Chapter 14. Next week will look at some reform movements of the early 1800’s including the growth of the Abolitionist movement.

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:

P.E.: 

We are now on our next team power unit which is floor hockey

Math Tests:  

The first test back from break did not really go well, so we are going to spend some time reviewing and will most likely retake those tests in the coming week.

Algebra I: 

Athletics: 

This weekend is the Topeka Lutheran basketball tournament and then a bit of a break before spring sports begin. For tournament updates and pictures go to the athletic blog  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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