Middle School Weekly Newsletter

The Seventh Grade Geography Class will be hosting the International Food Festival on Monday from 11:15-12:30 in the gymnasium. All are invited to attend.

Please take a moment to review the free dress guidelines with your student.  You can find it under “Forms and Admissions” on our website.  Thanks! 


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6th Grade


Memory work is Exodus 20:7 and is due Tuesday and Thursday.  We will continue to study the book of Exodus this week.

Language Arts:

Reading: Finishing Unit 1 Week 5. Selection Quiz on Mon. They need to be reading their library books and taking AR tests. They must have at least 12 points by the end of the quarter.

English:   Beginning Unit 2 – Nouns

Spelling: Unit 1 Week 5 – Final test Wed. Paragraph due Friday, Nov., 16.


There is homework due on Monday and Tuesday this week.  Some of the students finished in class but many of the students did not use their time wisely and will need to complete it this weekend.  We are getting close to the chapter test, but I don’t think we will be ready by Friday.


Social Studies: We are begining Chapter 7 which covers Alexander the Great and the spread of Greek Culture.

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


The frog dissection went great!  The students really did an awesome job.  We will so some more dissecting this week as we look at owl pellets.  We should be ready for the test this Friday.

Reading: We are back in the anthology – Unit 2 Part 1. They should all be reading their book report books.  The book report is due MONDAY, DEC. 10.

Vocab.:  Beginning Unit 5. The next paragraph is Nov. 29.

English:  Beginning Unit 2 – Nouns.


Social Studies: Food Fest is November 19. Students have been working on items for Food Fest and also began the maps for South America.

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:  Beginning our novel unit And Then There Were None. Most of the work is group work. There are quizzes and folder work. There are two major projects – one is a group project done in class; the other is a paper due TUESDAY, DEC. 11.

Vocab : Unit 5 will be  assigned.  The paragraph is due FRIDAY, NOV. 29. (No vocab. the two days of Thanksgiving)

English:  Beginning a new unit – 2. Journal turn-in TUESDAY, NOV. 20.


We began our final unit covering the human body this week.  Friday we looked at the endocrine system and this week we will be studying the human reproductive system.

Social Studies:  This week we began going over the Jeffersonian Era of early U.S. politics. Things like the Louisiana Purchase and War of 1812.

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 aret 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.: This week we started our next Team Power unit which is basketball.

Math Tests:  

Algebra I: 

Athletics: All basketball teams have begun playing games. Schedules and results are available on the athletic blog.  www.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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