Middle School Weekly Newsletter


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6th Grade


Memory work for Tuesday and Thursday is Isaiah 40:28.  They will give memory work while we are at outdoor ed.

Language Arts:

Reading: Outdoor Ed. this week.   A book report has been assigned. It is due FRIDAY, OCT. 5. There is a parent part to look at and sign.

English:  We are continuing  Unit 1.

Spelling: No spelling or vocabulary


The first science test is over and, as a class, it did not go very well.  One of the adjustments to middle school is the change in science instruction.  In fifth grade the students may have been able to take the test without much study time.  That is not the case in middle school.  They will need to dedicate time to preparing for the test prior to the day of the exam.  The good news is that if your child did poorly, there is still plenty of time to rebound.

Social Studies: This week the students finished up the chapter on Mesopotamia and we are now studying ancient Egypt. We have looked at the importance of the Nile River to the people and the beginning of the Egyptian Empire. This included how the people lived, their beliefs and the role of the pharaoh.

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 began our studies of bacteria and viruses this week and it went really well.  The next test is still not in sight.  I will let you know when it gets closer.

Reading:  Unit 1 Part 2.  BOOK REPORT ASSIGNED FRIDAY, AUG. 31. IT IS DUE OCT. 10.

Vocab.:  None this week – Outdoor Ed.

English: Reviewing Unit 1


Social Studies: This week we had our first test and have now begun looking at the United States east of the Mississippi River. The students have been filling out maps of the region.

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:  Short story unit. A short story analysis is due MON., SEPT. 17.

Vocab : None this week – Outdoor Ed.

English:  Reviewing Unit 1. Next journal turn-in  Sept. 28.


The students had a really good week studying the immune system.  We will not finish up with those studies prior to Outdoor Ed so we will not have a test this week.  I will let you know when I nail down the date.

Social Studies: 

The students did a great job on the first test and we have now begun studying the constitutional convention and the things that went into establishing the government we have today.

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 have begun our team power unit which is volleyball

Math Tests:  

No math tests this week.

Algebra I: 


All sports seasons are now underway  For a complete schedules and other information see the athletic blog at: http://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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