Mavericks Team Update

September 28, 2015

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Class Information and Reminders

Math- Today we will look at exponent properties: positive, negative, one, and zero exponents. Students will receive Unit 2, Week 1 Homework today.


Science- Today in science students will be completing a study island lesson on ecosystems and the impact of technology on science. We are still in our Earth science unit, thus the ecosystems. When analyzing answers on last week’s quiz, students seem to misunderstand the impact of technology, so we are covering that today. Quiz grades should be out to students and in powerschool by Tuesday.


Social Studies- Today we studying taxation and the colonies.


English Language Arts -Today students are reading "The Tell Tale Heart" and completing a graphic organizer in which they identify events that either: reveal aspects of the character, propel the action, or provoke a decision. They will also need to explain their reasoning for each event recorded in the organizer. We will use a "jigsaw" approach with this assignment, where after a certain period of time, a student from each group will rotate to another group and they will confer about their responses and current thinking.


Tomorrow students will make their bi-monthly trip to the library. It is required that students have a fiction book to read daily.

Math homework for this week (Click on this Google drive link):

Reminders

EDP Homework Help is still available!

Students can pick up a form from any teacher or the office.


i-Ready


Students may complete i-Ready lessons at home at any time for Math and ELA (see instructions at the bottom of this newsletter). These lessons ARE for a grade. For ELA, students MUST click on "Extra Lessons" (only those lessons will be graded).


Parent Teacher Conferences


PLEASE SIGN UP FOR YOUR PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE. SIMPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND PUT YOUR NAME AND YOUR STUDENT'S NAME NEXT TO THE TIME THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU.


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CBDAxk4xV9zQ885B2Cr2wxi9tfkPUuzqACz-4lvT540/edit?usp=sharing

Volleyball vs. New Mark

Monday, Sep. 28th, 4pm

515 Northeast 106th Street

Kansas City, MO

Eastgate Cross Country vs. 30 middle schools throughout the Kansas City area

Monday, Sep. 28th, 4pm

James Bridger Middle School, Independence, MO, United States

Independence, MO

All Race Times:

Girls B: 4 pm

Boys B: 4:15 pm

Girls A: 4:30

Boys A: 4:45

* Times may vary depending on how fast or slow the previous race takes

Volleyball vs. Maple Park

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 4pm

5300 North Bennington Avenue

Kansas City, MO

Volleyball vs. University Academy

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 4pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Eastgate Cross Country vs. New Mark, Northgate, Antioch, & Maple Park

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 4pm

515 Northeast 106th Street

Kansas City, MO

All Race Times:

Girls B: 4 pm

Boys B: 4:15 pm

Girls A: 4:30

Boys A: 4:45

* Times may vary depending on how fast or slow the previous race takes

Volleyball vs. Antioch

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 4:15pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Last day of EDP, Session 1!

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Volleyball Raytown Central "A" Tournament

Saturday, Oct. 10th, 9am

10601 East 59th Street

Raytown, MO

*********Actual time is To Be Announced ************

Volleyball vs. Grandview

Monday, Oct. 12th, 4:30pm

12650 Manchester Avenue

Grandview, MO

Volleyball vs. Center

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 4pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Volleyball "Districts"

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 9am

825 Northeast 79th Terrace

Kansas City, MO

******actual time is to be announced***********

Volleyball vs. Ray Central

Monday, Oct. 19th, 4pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, Oct. 26th, 3-8pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Our team will send out information closer to this date so that you can sign up for an appointment. Be sure to bring your student along, as he or she has reflected upon his or her work so far in his or her 8th grade year and will be ready to tell you all about his or her reflection and the goals that he or she has set.


Can't make it on the 26th? That's ok! There is another date on the 29th.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 3-9pm

Eastgate Middle School

Our team will send out information closer to this date so that you can sign up for an appointment. Be sure to bring your student along, as they have reflected upon their work so far in their 8th grade year and will be ready to tell you all about their reflection.

Contact Information

Emily Boyd, Math

emily.boyd@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-4204


Jessica Nolin, Science

jessica.nolin@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-5829


Troy Seiloff, Social Studies

troy.seiloff@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-6137


Leslie Goodwin, English Language Arts

leslie.goodwin@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-4691

Additional Resources and Links


E-Campus (Blackboard)


I-Ready The I-Ready program provides students with lessons and assessments to strengthen their knowledge Math and ELA concepts. The Math and ELA teachers use this program in class frequently, and will use the students' scores on the assessments that follow the lessons in their grade books. We strongly encourage students working on lessons at home if possible. The student username is the student's ID #@nkcschools.org (123456@nkcschools.org, for example) and the password is the student's birthdate (MMDDYYYY).


PowerSchool Be sure to sign up for a Parent Portal account! From this account you can view student's grades and attendance. Don't have a parent portal account?


Scholastic Scholastic Reading Clubs allow parents and students to order book and other items at an affordable price. If you use Mrs. Goodwin's classroom code, N8ZDY , when you check out, you earn free books for the ELA classroom! Want to write a check? That's fine! Simply write the check to Scholastic and turn it into Mrs. Goodwin. Monthly paper catalogues are available in Mrs. Goodwin's room as well.


Eastgate Middle School Calendar


Eastgate Middle School Website


North Kansas City School District Website

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