Welcome to Team 7

An Intro to Teachers, Classes and General Information

Ms. McGehee-Math

WELCOME!

I want to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year at Junction City Middle School. I am Ms. McGehee, and I am very excited to get to know you and your child during the school year!


I graduated from Kansas State University and this is my 5th year at JCMS. I am excited to serve as the math teacher for Team 7. The best way to contact me if by email, I check my email daily (maybe not on weekends) and will get back to you within 24 hours.


Students will need the following supplies for my class:

  • 1 inch binder
  • 5 tabs
  • Pencil
  • Notebook Paper (college or wide ruled)


I am looking forward to a great school year!


email: rachellemcgehee@usd475.org

school phone: 785-717-4899

room: D108


**A syllabus with expectations and procedures for my class will be sent out during the first week of school.

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Mrs. Martin (Language Arts)

Welcome to the new school year at Junction City Middle School!


My name is Kim Martin, and I am the Language Arts teacher on Team 7.


This will be my 15th year teaching Language Arts, but my first in USD 475. I have previously taught in Hawaii, Florida, and North Carolina, and I am very happy to be adding Kansas to my list of experience.


This year in Language Arts, we will explore deep, critical thinking questions that will address issues like prejudice and stereotypes, irrational thinking, decision making, and challenging the status quo, while exploring anchor texts like: The Outsiders, The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, Love Hate and Other Filters, selections from Huckleberry Finn, Long Way Down, and The Giver. These texts will help us to develop and increase our skills in the five Language Arts components of reading, writing, language, speaking, and listening.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the course of the school year; e-mail is the easiest form of communication for me, but I am happy to speak to you on the phone as well. I know this will be a great year!


kimberlymartin@usd475.org

Room: D109


Required Supplies:

  • 1 inch binder used only for Language Arts

OR a Language Arts divided section in a binder for all classes

  • Pencils
  • Highlighters

Recommended Supplies:

  • Post-it Notes
  • Colored Pens
  • Scissors
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Mrs. Sare (Special Education teacher)

I look forward to working with all the students on our team this year.


I graduated from Emporia State University and Kansas State University. This will be my 28th year of teaching.


You can reach me at (785) 717-4440 and leave me a message.

My email is sherrysare@usd475.org.

I will respond as soon as I can.


This will be a great year!

Mrs. Brown (Science)



Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 school year.


My name is LaLani Brown, and I am the Science teacher on Team 7.


This will be my 13th year teaching Science, after a short 2 year exploration of Geography. I have been part of the USD475 family since 2005.


This year in Science, we will explore ecosystems and interdependence of life, force and motion, the solar system, and a short health unit in the spring.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the course of the school year; e-mail is the easiest form of communication for me, however, I do not always check my e-mail on the weekends. I look forward to working with your student exploring the world of science.


lalanibrown@usd475.org

785-717-4844

Room: D107


Required Supplies:

* A section for science in your divider tabs of your binder.

* Pen or pencil to write with.

  • Colored pencils
  • Composition book

Recommended Supplies:

  • Post-it Notes
  • Hi-Lighters

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Mr. Beles (Social Studies)

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!


I am Mr. Beles, and I am looking forward to getting to know a new group of students and families this year!


I am fresh out of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and very excited to begin my first year as an educator. I am brand new to the state of Kansas, with our new best friend, Finn, who is pictured below. I will be teaching World Geography on Team 7. We will be studying both physical and social geography, with a lot of different topics to help students gain a better understanding of the world around us. Email is the best method to contact me, with my contact information listed down below. I check my email every weekday, and occasionally on the weekends. I will do my best to respond within a 24-hour period if you reach out.


Students will need the following supplies to be prepared for my class:


Writing Utensil (pen or pencil)

Notebook paper (college or wide ruled, your preference)


A syllabus with detailed expectations and procedures will be sent out during the first week of school, which students, parents, and guardians will be able to reference throughout the year.



I am excited to get started, happy new (school) year!

Email: dillonbeles@usd457

Room D111

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Mr. Moneypenny (Careers)

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!


My name is Mark Moneypenny, and I am the Careers teacher on Team 7.


I am starting my 22nd year in the school district. I taught elementary Physical Education for 17 years and High School Physical Education for 4 years.


In Careers we will be exploring many possible professions letting the students see what types of possibilities there are in the world. The end goal of the class is give some guidance to the students on what career pathway they will want to enroll in at Junction City High School.

If you have any questions or concern feel free to contact me.


Supplies Needed:



  1. School Laptop - (Charged)
  2. Paper
  3. Pencil or Pen
  4. Post It Notes
  5. Markers




markmoneypenny@usd475.org

785-717-4427

Room E123

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