Thursday, October 24, 2013

Magazine Sale

If you or your child has sold any magazines for the Student Council magazine fundraiser, please turn them in to Mrs. Hickman by FRIDAY OCTOBER 25.  Thank you!

Flowers for Algernon

English students are beginning to read the short story “Flowers for Algernon”.  This story, written by Daniel Keyes, is told from the perspective of a man named Charlie Gordon.  Charlie is a 37-year-old man with an intellectual disability who wants more than anything to “be smart”.  He is offered the chance of a lifetime, and students are asked to consider the impact of getting and then losing something of great importance, along with the value of intelligence and how friendships can be defined.

1st Nine-weeks to End 10/29/13!

The 1st nine-week grading period is to end on October 29, 2013. Report cards will be posted to Edline in the first week of November.

Math:  All grades will close on October 29th.  The final assignment is for the quarter is a study island solving equations assignment due on that day. Students can access this assignment at, but will also have class time on Friday.  All assignment are due by 3:00 on October 29.  No late submissions will be accepted.

Science: The last set of grades to be included in the current grading period are C3 and C4. These are from the layered curriculum. The last day to turn in assignments for full credit is Friday, 10/25/13. No late work will be accepted after Monday, 10/28/13. Only assignments from the current unit, energy, will be accepted.

To view report cards, the following was announced by the school district:

Directions for how to view your child's current grades for each class are on Edline under Quick Links on each building page. The process is the same as it was for report cards with individual classes being listed under Private Reports.    

Science layered curriculum continues...

The layered curriculum continues through the first two weeks of November. Students must complete 12 points worth of assignments this week (C3) and one assessment (C4). Most of these assignments and assessments can be completed through the internet:

C3           Week 2 Assignments: Work & Machines
Choose from these assignments. You can only earn up to 12 points.
C3.4 Using Pulleys Lab 8 pts [I] in lab only - Students must complete the "pre-lab" before doing this activity including watching this video.
C4           Week 2 Assessment: Work and Machines
Complete an assessment for week one. Weighted 25 pts Complete only one.
Weighted 25 pts Complete only one.
C4.2 Levers Performance Task  10 pts [I] in lab only To do this performance task, students must understand ideal machines.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Important update

AMS Grade 8: Pre-algebra students: Math test tomorrow!  Science: LC week 2 due Friday! Civics: pay check project due Monday!

Monday, October 21, 2013

This week...

This week in grade 8:

Tuesday, October 22
  [Reading] AR Due

Wednesday, October 23
 2-Hour Delay - Teacher In-service

Thursday, October 24
 [Pre-algebra] Test 

Friday, October 25
 [Science] Week Two LC assignments and assessments due Friday

Next Week: 

Tuesday, October 29
[Event] Mix It Up at Lunch Day 

Thursday, October 31
 [Event] Halloween