Team Howlers Newsletter

Week of February 16 - A Week

School News & Important Dates:

  • February 17- 4PM- Academic Team Match @ Sullivan
  • February 19 - African American Program featuring Brenda Robinson, the nation's first African American Female Navy pilot
  • February 24- Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Baxter Location - 5-8PM

Team Howlers News:

Parent Portal Information:

Please make sure you check Parent Portal (https://fortmill.powerschool.com/public/home.html) to see how your child is doing in his/her classes. If you should have a question about grades, please contact your child’s teacher directly.


Progress Reports:

Any student that has a 76 or below in any of his/her core classes received a progress report today. Please make sure that if your child received one of these that you send it back signed by Friday, February 19. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a conference, please let us know.

Math:

Mr. Donnelly - mailto:donnellyp@fortmillschools.org

GT Math Website Address - http://goo.gl/Gpb4bs

Regular (Grade Level) Math Website Address -http://goo.gl/DTr7EV


Regular Math will begin our Geometry unit. We will start with area of different polygons. We have a quiz on area of polygons scheduled for next Monday, February 22.

Students are receiving today the 3rd quarter Take-Home project. It is based on fractions, decimals and percent’s. It is to be finished in 3 parts: Part A due this Friday, February 19, Part B is due next Friday, February 26, and Part C is due Friday, March 4.


Regular Math Tutoring Times:

Webster: Tuesday 7:40 – 8:05 AM

Adldoost: Wednesday 7:40 – 8:05 AM

Donnelly: Wednesday 11:05 – 11:30 AM


Regular Math Homework:

Monday: School Holiday

Tuesday: digits 13-1: 1-7 and 13-3: 1-6

Wednesday: digits 13-2: 1-6 and 13-4: 1-6

Thursday: digits 13-5: 1-10

Friday: None


This week GT Math will begin our Geometry unit. We will start with area of different polygons. We have a quiz on area of polygons scheduled for next Monday, February 22.

Students are receiving today the 3rd quarter Take-Home project. It is based on fractions, decimals and percent’s. It is to be finished in 3 parts: Part A is due this Friday, February 19, Part B is due next Friday, February 26, and Part C is due Friday, March 4.


GT Math Tutoring Times:

Donnelly: Monday 11:05 – 11:30 AM

Adldoost: Tuesday 7:40 – 8:05 AM

Webster: Thursday 7:40 – 8:05 AM


GT Math Homework:

Monday: School Holiday

Tuesday: digits 13-1: 1-7 and 13-3: 1-6

Wednesday: digits 13-2: 1-6 and 13-4: 1-6

Thursday: digits 13-5: 1-10

Friday: None

SCIENCE:

Ms. Lyle - mailto:lylei@fortmillschools.org

GT Science Website Address - http://goo.gl/gbsvyZ

Grade Level Science Website Address - http://goo.gl/tzuO5y


This week in Science we will begin our study of plants. This week we will concentrate on how plants are classified IE. ( vascular non vascular, seed producing, cone bearing, or flowering). Students will be able to differentiate between different plant groups and identify characteristics of each group.


Assessments: Friday students will take an EOW quiz on plant classification.

Language Arts:

Mrs. Munn - mailto:munns@fortmillschools.org

3rd & 4th Periods (GT) Website Address - http://goo.gl/Gpb4bs

5th & 6th Periods (Grade Level) Website Address - http://goo.gl/GkIU3M


Students did a great job on their Valentine's Bakery Propaganda Projects, see the pictures below. I was impressed with the creative ideas that the students came up with.


This week we will be working on reading various articles and responding to them using textual evidence.


Once and Future King by T. H. White - GT Classes Only (3rd and 4th Periods):

Students will be reading and responding to Chapters 9-12 of Once and Future King Part 1 this week. Students reflective journals and quiz will be on Friday of this week.


Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi -Grade Level Classes Only (5th & 6th Periods):

Students turned in the reflection journals and had a quiz on Chapters 5-13 of Crispin: The Cross of Lead today. Students will be reading Chapters 14-23 of Crispin: The Cross of Lead this week. Students will turn in their reflective journals and have a quiz on this Friday.


3rd 9 Weeks Independent Reading Project: Students are to select a novel to read independently this nine weeks. Students should show this novel to me to make sure that it is approved. All students went to the media center last week to check out books. Students were given a sheet on today, explaining the project. Students will have to complete one 60 point and one 40 point activity for the book they are reading. There are several activities for the students to choose from. This project will be due on Friday, March 11. Here is a link to the information about this project that students were given in class at the beginning of the nine weeks: https://goo.gl/T9cfiy


If your child needs some help choosing a book to read, he/she can come to me for some suggestions or you may go to http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/ - there are several options to search by such as: similar book to one they liked or by series.


Homework:

GT Classes Only:

Tuesday to Friday:

*Read Chapters 9-12 of The Once and Future King: Part One

*Complete Reflective Journal Questions for Chapters 6-8 of The Once and Future King: Part One


Grade Level Classes Only:

*Read Chapters 14-23 of Crispin: The Cross of Lead

*Complete Reflective Journal Questions for Chapters 14-23 of Crispin: The Cross of Lead


Upcoming Tests and Projects:

Friday, February 19:

*GT ONLY: Quiz on Chapters 9-12 of Once and Future King: Part 1

*Grade Level ONLY: Quiz on Chapters 14-23 of Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Friday, March 11: 3rd Quarter Reading Project due

Social Studies:

Mr. Pauley - mailto:pauleyc@fortmillschools.org

GT Social Studies Website Address - http://goo.gl/vpvnQI

Grade Level Social Studies Website Address - http://goo.gl/qjJ94y


This week we will be starting our unit on the Renaissance. Students took notes on Tuesday and these are posted on my website. On Wednesday, students will do an interactive on the computers that identifies the major contributions of the Renaissance and connects them to our modern world. On Thursday and Friday, students will be researching important people of the Renaissance and their contributions. Students will then choose one of these individuals to research in depth for a project beginning next week.