Thursday, October 13, 2016

AR Points due by Thursday, October 20

AR Points due by Thursday, October 20.

Remember you can check your child's AR progress on Renaissance Home Connect. Click on the button below to access the Home Connect link.  Use your child's AR login information to access the site.
"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his needs, is good for him." —Maya Angelou

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences

The 8th Grade Team is scheduling needs-based parent-teacher conferences for October and November. 

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Learning about Energy in Science Class

The new learning unit in science class is about energy. Students will demonstrate what they have learned about the topic through a series of menu assessments. Students get the power of choice through the menu and there are a variety of ways for students to show what they have learned about energy. All of the assessments for the menu can be found on the science website.

The menu assessments available on the science website. 

Students can earn up to 10 points for each week of the menu. Students can do as many assessments as they would like to get their total points. However, there is no extra credit. Student progress for each week will be monitored using a separate progress report on Edline. Only the overall, final grade for each chapter will be posted to the grading period report. 

There is also nightly homework for students to review and study the topics from class. Many of the tasks are videos developed to review the important terms and concepts regarding energy. Each assignment can be found on the science website's timeline. There is no credit or points for homework tasks, but they are essential to learning the ideas about energy. 

Unit C Energy Due Dates
Chapter 4 - Wednesday, 10/19   10 points (see special grade report on Edline)
Chapter 5 – Wednesday, 10/26  10 points (see special grade report on Edline) 
Chapter 6 – Wednesday, 11/2    10 points (see special grade report on Edline)