Thursday, March 10, 2016

Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday!

Remember to turn your clocks ahead on Sunday, 3/13/16! Daylight Saving Time starts!

Grading Period Ends 3/16

3rd nine-weeks ends

Third nine-weeks grading period to end
March 16, 2016

Report Cards to be published to Edline March 29. 

No School Tomorrow

No School for students & staff
Friday, 03/11/16
due to previously held
parent-teacher conferences.

Science Layered Curriculum Ends Next Week!

Next Wednesday, students will be finishing the layered curriculum on atoms and elements. Progress has been tracked in the students' project folders. The current checkpoint, 58 points, was posted to Edline today. Below you can see some of the activities the students have completed!

Electron Clouds. Students learned about the energy levels in which electrons can be held. So, one activity had students draw two electron configurations using the Borh Model. 

Periodic Wall. Students had researched facts about particular elements and added their research to an interactive periodic table in the science lab. 

Strange Symbols. Why is sodium atomic symbol "Na?" Where did scientists get the symbol "W" for Tungsten? Students researched the origins of atomic symbols that didn't match their modern English names. 

Element Circle Graphs. Students can also examined the elemental composition of common substances using pie charts. 

Word Wall. Students created a vocabulary splash using sheets of paper. The definitions have been useful throughout the learning unit.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Reminder! Courthouse Field Trip Expectations

Students will be attending a courthouse field trip on March 10, 16 or 17. The following are the expectations for students while being at the courthouse:  

  • Dress appropriately - proper attire might include khakis and a nice shirt.  Some judges will not permit visitors to their courtroom if they are wearing jeans, shorts, and flip-flops, 
  • No gum
  • No talking inside of the courtroom
  • No cameras
  • No cell phones, iPods, or tablets
  • Be prepared for metal detectorsThe courthouse requires that students pass through metal detectors.  Students will be asked to remove everything from their pockets, their jewelry, and belts while passing through the metal detectors.
  • For lunch, students should pack a lunch to be eaten at school.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Important Dates


Friday, March 11 - No School/Previously Held Parent-Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, March 16 - Courthouse Field Trip 2
Wednesday, March 16 - End of Third Grading Period
Thursday, March 17 - Courthouse Field Trip 3
Monday, March 21 - Friday, March 25 - No School/Spring Vacation
Monday, March 28 - School closed
Tuesday, March 29 - School in Session
Tuesday, March 29 - Report Cards

spring conferences