Middle School Weekly Newsletter

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

6th Grade

Religion: 

Memory work is make up work only.  If they have missed a verse throughout the quarter they may give that verse this week.  Otherwise they are done!

Language Arts:

HOBBIT – Hobbit folders are due MONDAY, MAY 15. We will watch the cartoon movie on Tues. They will be allowed to have movies snacks – either brought from home or bought from the school store. I will supply popcorn. We will work on our picture book plays this week. Performances are in the school library on Monday, May 22 at 10:15 am.   Book Reports are due Thursday,  May 18.

English: They and I are continuing working with those pesky pronouns. Test at the end of the week.

Spelling: Finished for the year. 🙂

Science:

We were due for a test on Monday to finish the year, but with assemblies, field trips, band concerts ect, I have had to cancel that test.  There is no way I can get them all the information and allow them time to study before Monday.  We may have a short quiz, but the test has been cancelled.

Social Studies: 

We have finished chapter 13 over the rise of Christianity. The students worked on the review sheet and we will go over it on Monday and have the test on Tuesday.

Tech EDU: 

As we begin to wrap our year with the final weeks in May, we will focus on finishing projects and reviewing our technology ethics and safety.  One of the sites I use for Middle School is a site hosted by the FBI!  The link is below if you want to check it out.  There are some excellent videos for the kids to watch which make them think!  I encourage an open dialogue at home when it comes to Netiquette and Online Safety!  Please welcome your child to ask questions and share with you what apps they are spending time on.  Don’t forget to set an example of what appropriate behavior online looks like!  Josh Ochs invited me to be a guest blogger on his site, SafeSmartSocial.com and posted my article last month on this topic.  Check it out and more on his site FULL of great information!

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7th Grade

Religion:

Science: 

 

Language Arts:

Reading:   We are reading Unit 3 part 2 in the reading book. Test on Wednesday- no essay. The next deadline for Old Yeller is WEDNESDAY, MAY 17.  Old Yeller test and essay – Friday.

Vocab: Finishing the Rev. Unit.  Cum. Review test – Thursday.

English:    We are working on pronouns in English. We will have a quiz on what we’ve had so far on Wed. Speeches will be assigned on Thurs. Speeches are next week, Monday and Tues. ( 22,23)

Social Studies: 

We are looking at Kansas in the 1920’s and 30’s seeing how society changed a great deal following World War I. We watched “The Great Train Robbery” the first motion picture with a plot and are now reading about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl in Kansas

Tech EDU:

As we begin to wrap our year with the final weeks in May, we will focus on finishing projects and reviewing our technology ethics and safety.  One of the sites I use for Middle School is a site hosted by the FBI!  The link is below if you want to check it out.  There are some excellent videos for the kids to watch which make them think!  I encourage an open dialogue at home when it comes to Netiquette and Online Safety!  Please welcome your child to ask questions and share with you what apps they are spending time on.  Don’t forget to set an example of what appropriate behavior online looks like!  Josh Ochs invited me to be a guest blogger on his site, SafeSmartSocial.com and posted my article last month on this topic.  Check it out and more on his site FULL of great information!

How to Set a Positive Example When Using Your Mobile Device
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8th Grade

Religion:

 

Language Arts:

Reading:   Shane Part 2 – due May 16.   Scope Magazine for reading.

Vocab :  Rev. Unit this week. Unit 1-12 – Cum. test FRIDAY.

English:  Test on  pronouns also on Friday.  JOURNALS DUE WEDNESDAY, MAY 17.

 

Science: 

wednesday.

Social Studies 

We are just about to finish the book as we look at the Civil War and Reconstruction which followed it.

Tech EDU: 

As we begin to wrap our year with the final weeks in May, we will focus on finishing projects and reviewing our technology ethics and safety.  One of the sites I use for Middle School is a site hosted by the FBI!  The link is below if you want to check it out.  There are some excellent videos for the kids to watch which make them think!  I encourage an open dialogue at home when it comes to Netiquette and Online Safety!  Please welcome your child to ask questions and share with you what apps they are spending time on.  Don’t forget to set an example of what appropriate behavior online looks like!  Josh Ochs invited me to be a guest blogger on his site, SafeSmartSocial.com and posted my article last month on this topic.  Check it out and more on his site FULL of great information!

How to Set a Positive Example When Using Your Mobile Device
SOS.FBI.GOV

6th-8th Grades:

P.E.:

We are doing our final team power unit which is wiffle ball .

Math Tests:  6th grade will have a final test on Monday the 22nd.  Pre-Algebra and 7th grade have no more tests. 

Algebra I: 

Athletics: 

Thanks for are great athletic year. Please get all uniforms turned in before the end of school.

For current information 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!

Our next youth event is a Middle School Youth Night on Wednesday, August 31st. We will meet in the Lighthouse at 7:00pm and be done at 8:30pm.
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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