Bryan Middle School

2015-2016 Bear Bytes November/December Newsletter

Mission Statement and School Motto

Our mission at Bryan Middle School is to create high school readiness through a rigorous and respectful learning environment.


Our motto at Bryan Middle School is BEAR P.R.I.D.E. Peers Respecting Individuality, Diversity, and Excellence,

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Friends of Bryan Middle School:

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Bryan Middle School, we would like to thank you for a successful first semester this school year. We hope the winter break will allow your children an opportunity to re-energize themselves for a successful and rewarding second semester. First semester report cards will be mailed home during the first couple of weeks of January. As we move forward, please encourage your child to continue to put their best efforts toward striving for excellence in the classroom.


We will have a busy second semester of district and state testing for 7th and 8th grades. Please encourage your children to get the proper amount of rest and nutrition to perform well on these tests.


Winter Break will be December 21-January 4. There will be no school for students during this time. Second semester will resume on Tuesday, January 5th beginning with an A day. Students will receive their second semester schedule during CUBS class at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5th.


Upcoming events for your planning include the following:

Monday, January 18 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day

Thursday, February 11 - Early dismissal at 11:00 a.m., Parent Teacher Conferences from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 12 - No School for students

Monday, February 15 - No School - President's Day


Through our website and social media sites, we like to highlight the activities that our students our involved with each week. Please check out those resources for additional information throughout the school year. You can click on the following link to access these resources: Website www.bryanmiddle.ops.org

Twitter @OPS_BryanMiddle


Thank you for your support of Bryan Middle School. If you have any suggestions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 402-557-4105. We look forward to a rewarding and successful second semester.


Sincerely,

Darren Rasmussen

Principal

Winter Weather Procedures and Closing Information

As winter approaches, please be reminded to take the time to ensure that your student is dressed accordingly. In the event that school is cancelled due to weather, area radio and television stations will begin carrying this announcement at or before 6:00 a.m. Only closing announcements will be made. You may also be receiving an automated phone message from our district with closing information due to the weather.

Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

Registration for 7th Graders: 7th graders will be able to participate in registration for 8th grade during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 12 p.m-8 p.m. Counselors will be available to assist with the registration process and class selection.


Registration for 8th Graders: Registration for 8th grade students for high school will take place during the school day during the months of January and February. Students will be brining registration and course information home, and will meet with representatives from their selected high school to choose classes during January and February. For more information, please visit district.ops.org.

School Counseling

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION 2016-2017

The high school application process begins in December and is finalized in the spring. In December, students receive an envelope, distributed at the middle schools, containing information about the high school application process and a letter of introduction to the seven OPS High Schools. You are encouraged to attend one of the two 8th grade parent orientation sessions. The sessions are as follows:

Mon., Jan. 4, 2016 TAC Building Auditorium

6:00-7:30 p.m. 3215 Cuming Street

Wed., Jan. 6, 2016 Morton Magnet Center Auditorium

6:00-7:30 p.m. 4606 Terrace Drive

The Student Assignment Plan allows eighth grade students to attend any of the OPS High Schools beginning with their 9th grade year, providing space is available. Students are guaranteed placement at their home attendance area high school if this school is selected in January.

TRANSPORTATION:

Please note that students may be eligible to receive transportation to some, not all high schools. Students who change school placement after the selection process has been completed may not be eligible to receive transportation.

OPEN HOUSE: Before making your selection, we suggest attending the Open Houses held at the high schools. The schedule is:

Benson High 5120 Maple St. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Bryan High 4700 Giles Road Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Burke High 12200 Burke Blvd. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Central High 124 North 20th St. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 2:00-4:00 p.m.

North High 4410 North 36th St. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Northwest High 8204 Crown Pt. Ave. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 6:00-8:00 p.m.

South High 4519 South 24th St. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Career Center 3230 Burt St. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 10:00 a.m.-noon

SCHOOL SELECTION: Every 8th grade student will receive a selection form from his/her middle school in January 2016. Every student must return his/her selection form to their middle school by January 25, 2016. Students will register for high school classes at their current middle schools in March.

If you have questions regarding the Omaha Public Schools Student Assignment Plan or the School Selection Process, please call the Student Placement Office at 557-2710.



SELECCIóN DE PREPARATORIA 2016-2017

El proceso de selección de preparatoria inicia en diciembre y finaliza en la primavera. En el mes de diciembre los estudiantes recibirán un sobre, que será distribuido en su secundaria, que contendrá información sobre el proceso de selección de la preparatoria y una carta de introducción a las siete escuelas preparatorias de OPS. Se les anima a los padres a que asistan a una de las dos sesiones de orientación para padres de alumnos de 8vo grado. Las fechas de las sesiones son:

Lunes, enero 4, 2016 TAC Building Auditorium

6:00-7:30 p.m. 3215 Cuming Street

Miércoles, enero 6, 2016 Morton Magnet Center Auditorium

6:00-7:30 p.m. 4606 Terrace Drive

La Plan de Asignación Estudiantil permite a los estudiantes de 8vo grado asistir a cualquiera de las preparatorias de OPS a partir del 9no grado, siempre cuando haya espacio disponible. Se les garantiza a los estudiantes cupo en la escuela preparatoria de su área de domicilio si esta escuela fue seleccionada en enero.

TRANSPORTE:

Por favor tenga en cuenta que los estudiantes pueden ser elegibles para recibir transporte para algunas, pero no todas las preparatorias. Los estudiantes que cambien de escuela despues de que el proceso de selección se haya completado, pueden no ser elegibles para recibir el transporte.

CASA ABIERTA: Antes de hacer su selección, le sugerimos que asista a la “Open Houses” de las preparatorias. El horario es:

Benson High 5120 Maple St. Domingo, 10 de enero, 2016 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Bryan High 4700 Giles Road Jueves, 7 de enero, 2016 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Burke High 12200 Burke Blvd. Martes, 5 de enero, 2016 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Central High 124 North 20th St. Sábado, 9 de enero, 2016 2:00-4:00 p.m.

North High 4410 North 36th St. Domingo, 10 de enero, 2016 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Northwest High 8204 Crown Pt. Ave. Martes, 12 de enero, 2016 6:00-8:00 p.m.

South High 4519 South 24th St. Jueves, 14 de enero, 2016 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Career Center 3230 Burt St. Sábado, 23 de enero, 2016 10:00 a.m.-noon

SELECCIÓN DE ESCUELA: A finales de enero del 2016, todo estudiante de 8avo grado recibirá un formulario de selección, en su secundaria. Cada estudiante deberá de regresar el formulario de selección a su escuela secundaria antes del 25 de enero del 2016. En marzo, los estudiantes se inscribirán a las clases de preparatoria en su actual escuela.

Si tiene alguna pregunta relacionada al Plan de Asignación Estudiantil del Proceso de Selección, por favor llame a la oficina de Asignación Estudiantil al 557-2710.

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School Health

Tips to Stay Healthy:

The cold/flu season is upon us. Here are a few tips to help your family stay healthy.

#1 Good hand washing. This is the best defense against illness. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners also work. Washing hands before food preparation, eating and after restroom use will cut down substantially on the spread of germs. Please take time to talk with your child about this.

#2 Cough/sneeze: Cover your nose & mouth with a tissue while coughing and sneezing or cough/sneeze into the elbow part of your sleeve. Throw used tissues into the trash and wash hands thoroughly. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth - that’s how germs are spread.

#3 Get enough rest. Make sure your child gets an adequate amount of sleep each night.

#4 Eat a balanced diet. This is important to get the vital nutrients to keep your child’s immune system working properly.

#5 Please consider getting your child a Flu shot. Talk with your health care provider.

#6 Dress properly. Make sure your child is properly dressed for cold weather. Hats, gloves/mittens, and warm coats are vital to keep our children healthy during our Midwest winter.

#7 If you are sick: please stay home and limit contact with other people.

Symptoms of Flu include: fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, and stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

When to keep your child home: Please keep your child home if he/she has a fever, is vomiting, or having diarrhea, or has a combination of the other symptoms listed above. Students that experience a fever of above 100 degrees should remain home until his/her temperature stays below 100 degrees for a 24 hour period (without the use of fever reducing medication).

Please feel free to contact me at 557-4115 if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Arnold-School Nurse

Library News; Mrs. Raszler

The Omaha Public Schools has a TON of great library resources available to our students and their families. Here are my top picks:

1 – Common Sense Media – The Omaha Public Schools has a partnership with Common Sense Media that provides educational resources for families on digital citizenship, internet safety, and information literacy. It is also a great place to go for parent reviews of movies, music, websites, and games. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter or go to the OPS district website parent resources tab for more information.

2 – Database Subscriptions – OPS subscribes to a number of databases that students have access to 24 hours a day to help with research and homework. These include Britannica School, CultureGrams, Ebsco Host, and Biography Resource Center! Students DO need passwords to log in if they are outside of the school network. See Mrs. Raszler in the library for information.

3 – Ebooks – OPS is now providing Ebooks that can be checked out by students through Overdrive. The information on how to checkout as well as the link to the website is available on Mrs. Raszler’s Library Page which you can access from the Bryan Middle Home Page or at http://libguides.ops.org/c.php?g=70047&p=454299.

Once again, thanks to all the families that have ordered through Scholastic Book orders this year! For every dollar spent we earn points for free books for the library. Book order forms are ALWAYS available in the library. Keep reading!

Gifted and Talented Education

Dana and Morgan Mullin represented Bryan Middle School at the fall OPS Poetry Slam on November 19. Students from each middle school in OPS gathered to read their original poetry to their peers and a team of judges.


The 8th grade Scholars attended an etiquette workshop at Benson High School. They learned how to introduce themselves, appropriate dress for work and for formal occasions, and how to set a dinner table. After the workshop, the Benson culinary department served a fantastic lunch!


The Quiz Bowl team has played in Saturday meets at McMillan Magnet Middle School and at Bryan HS. They raced against other teams to answer questions from all academic disciplines.

AIM Trio Talent Search

In College and Careers on Tuesday’s, we have learned about careers and exploring our interests for the future, next semester we are off to college, so to speak. In Technology on Wednesday’s, we are learning the process of tracking/charting and being responsible for our own grades as we view them in Infinite Campus. Thursday’s Science Rocks has taught us scientific process; we even made our own bubble gum. Experts from the zoo have spoken to us twice this session and even brought the most endangered frog for us to see first-hand.


First session ended on Thursday, December 10, 2015, and second session begins on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. If your student participated in first session, there is no need to complete another registration form for second session. Students can just report on January 19th.


Students may sign-up for one, two, or all three days and may begin at any time during the school year. Students who stay for this program and are currently provided district bus transportation, to and from Bryan Middle School, are eligible to ride the late bus and are dropped off at his/her neighborhood elementary school. Participation in the program is free of cost!


If you have questions or need a registration form, please contact

Ms. Black at 402-345-5025 ext. 241 or email me at audrey.black@aiminstitute.org

My office is located at Bryan Middle School.

This program is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Bryan Middle Activities

7th and 8th graders will soon be practicing for our upcoming Talent Show which is a student performance tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 4th at 7:00p.m. in the Bryan Middle auditorium. Students are excited to display their talents in front of a live audience!


Students might also want to take advantage of the many other extra-curricular activities Bryan Middle has to offer. Art Club, Reading Club, Robotics Club, Crazy Cooks/Culinary Club, Scrapbooking Club, Memory Book Club, Teen Advisory Committee, Yearbook Club, Student Council, Youth Volunteer Corps, and many others!


A recent study performed at the University of California at Irvine titled Promising Afterschool Programs found that regular participation in high-quality afterschool programs is linked to significant gains in standardized test scores and work habits. In addition, students are able meet new friends, experience new things, learn organizational skills, and reinforce responsible and respectful behaviors towards themselves and others.


Get involved! There is something for everyone!

Mr. Taylor

Assistant Principal

Athletic/Activity Director

Bryan Middle Athletics

Get out your goggles, high tops, and wrestling gear! We will be moving into our third sports season; Girls Basketball, Boys Swimming, and Wrestling the week of January 4th. Competitions will begin on the week of January 30th. Track and soccer seasons will begin March 21st . Remember, all competitions begin will at 3:30p.m. and admission is $2.00 for adults. Wrestling will be the only sport with a weekend contest this season. The Marrisett Invite will be at McMillan Middle School on Saturday, February 21st from 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. You can download a specific athletic schedule on our school website: http://www.ops.org/middle/bryan/athletics


Thank you to all the boys and girls who participated in girls swimming or boys basketball this season! Our student-athletes’s skill on the court or in the pool seemed to improve after each contest. Even better, many of our swimmers or basketball student-athletes met new friends and role models. Many will be trying other sports this year! Thank you to all our student-athletes and coaches for your efforts this season!

Just a reminder that any student wishing to participate in a sport must have the following on file: Physical, Middle Level Activities Contract, Proof Of Insurance, Activity Card, OPS Head Injury/Concussion Acknowledgement Form. These can all be downloaded from our website.


Mr. Taylor

Assistant Principal

Athletic/Activity Director

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School Recognitions

November 2015 Students of the Month

Team 7A: Nancy E. and Juandiego P.

Team 7B: Allie D. and Cole R.

Team 7C: Isabella C. and Felix C.

Team 8A: Rogelio L. and Kelly T.

Team 8B: Karen G. and Antonio P.

Team 8C: Abass A. and Brittney R.

Unified Arts Team: Benny H. and Brooke P.

ACP: Elizabeth H.


December 2015 Students of the Month

Team 7A: Nancy G. and Gabriel N.

Team 7B: Bryan V. and Jaque S.

Team 7C: Abdirazak M. and Darbie H.

Team 8A: Gabriel V. and Makayla H.

Team 8B: Yaqueline C. and Emiliano C.

Team 8C: Junior G. and Imani D.

Unified Arts Team: Leonel C. and Elaine T.

ACP: Salvador C.

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Team 7A Panda Bears

Social Studies - Mr. Rutherford's Social Studies classes finished up the district Required Semester Project which focused on making a decision about staying or leaving from an African country. Students spent 3 days in the library and 5 days in the classroom researching and completing the project. Beginning in January, students will begin to look at the concepts of government (types and functions) and economy (types and purpose) while focusing on the countries of India, China, and Japan.


Mathematics -- Ms. Dhoritey's math classes are finishing up our unit on fractions and recently finished the unit on Integers. After winter break, we will be moving on to decimals and number systems. We have spring testing coming up in February. We will begin working on test taking skills. Please remind students they need paper and pencil for class each day.


Computer Applications I & II are coming to a close at the end of the semester. Students have experiences various opportunities to learn skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Both classes have been working on the basics of coding.


P.E.- Ms. Gallagher's class is finishing the year with Floor Hockey. They will also be taking a final exam over all the units they will have learned, as well as cleaning out their lockers.


Language Arts- Mrs. Palmquist's language arts classes are practicing their descriptive writing skills. The students are preparing for the practice state writing test on the 17th of January. The students have been working hard on their IVF summarization pages and just completed their Christmas Carol unit.


Science - Mr. Johnson's Science class is beginning the Heredity unit. We will be studying how traits are passed on from generation to generation. We will be doing having fun doing labs to support learning. After Heredity, we will learn about our solar system and weather.

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Team 7B Sun Bears

Language Arts: Ms. Donaldson

During second quarter we attended a fabulous performance by The Omaha Community Playhouse of A Christmas Carol at South High School. Also, we continue working hard on our writing skills, as students wrote a cause and effect essay about the Twilight Zone drama “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” This essay encouraged students to formulate an opinion, and to write about that opinion. Currently, we are concentrating on descriptive writing to ready ourselves for our district practice writing test in January.


Math: Mrs. Golka

In 7B Sun Bear Math, we are continuing to calculate using integers and we are starting to learn how to use fractions with all operations. We are having lots of fun with whiteboard activities and stations to master our integers calculations; we will use these for the rest of the year. Students have many opportunities to practice these skills in class and at home.


Reading: Ms. Hofer

In 21st Century Literacy, we have learned non-fiction text structures. We have also learned our Greek and Latin roots by using the Frayer Model. Students continue to work on vocabulary through the use of Flocabulary.com. Our current project has students creating a CD cover and song list for a book they’ve read. All were excited to use their phones to look up songs!


Science: Ms. Nelson

In science we have been learning all about the human body. We have studied eleven body systems, and we will finish the quarter with a big project about all of the systems! In third quarter we will begin looking at genetics.


Social Studies: Ms. Fox

The second quarter of Social Studies will feature aspects of Africa. We will discuss the incredible diversity of Africa and tell the story of how modern Africa was shaped through its history. Students will be working in the library on a summative project about an African country of their choice. Be sure to remind your student to put forth their best effort on this assignment, as it can deeply affect their grade.


Special Education: Ms. Richardson

The resource program has been working on reteaching skills and reviewing materials for math and language arts. In math, we have small group instruction to reteach the materials. In language arts, we have been splitting the students into groups, so they may complete their essays at a pace that is best for them.


Tech and Living: Mr. Wiederholt

We are finishing the semester with Sketch Up 3D Modeling. The students will design an iPod and build their dream home!

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Team 7C Koala Bears

Mrs. Clark (Science)- In 7th grade science, we are finishing our human body unit with a big project comparing it to a city! After break we will review the human body by dissecting frogs! Then we will get into learning about genetics and why we all look the way we do. It's been a great quarter and I'm excited for next semester.

Mr. Coil (Human Growth)- In Human Growth and Development we are finishing the semester by studying topics such as chemical use and abuse, the reproductive system, sexually transmitted disease prevention, peer pressure and refusal skills. Students will demonstrate their understanding of these topics by creating Powerpoints, making posters and writing and presenting skits for the class.

Mr. Fleming (Language Arts)- This quarter in Language Arts, we have been reading a variety of stories and plays, and creating written responses to them. We have experimented with different text structures, purposes and perspectives in our writing. Over the next month, we will be working on essay organization and content to prepare for the Practice District Writing Test.

Mrs. McDonald (Resource/Co-Teacher)- As the Co-Teacher (Resource) in Language Arts and Math, I am staying after school on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in tutoring. I will be glad to work with any 7C student that stays for tutoring to work on assignments, re-teach and study for tests or practice written expression.

Ms. Pedersen (Social Studies)- In Social Studies, we are still working on Africa. We have a big summative project at the end of the semester which includes writing an essay and a presentation. It is a lot of hard work, but worth it in the end. In January, we will be moving into the Pacific to India, China, and Japan.

Mr. Petersen (P.E. and Human Growth)- In Human Growth and Development, we are working on the Reproduction unit with STD information. In P.E., we are doing Weight Lifting and Basketball units. PACER Fitness Championships were held on December 2nd to get students’ names on the championship boards by the gym.

Ms. Triplett (Mathematics)- Math 7 students are currently working on their unit on fractions. So far, they have studied the differences between the Greatest Common Factor and the Least Common Multiple and are now applying those concepts to

adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Students will be ready to begin the unit on decimals when they return from winter break, including scientific notation!

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Team 8A Nanooks

Getting to the end of the Quarter and the 8A Nanook Students are finishing up the 1st Semester. Remind your students to get their homework in on time and check for missing assignments. A big concern by the teachers is students not doing homework and practicing their skills. It's starting to show on their grades. We have high expectations for our kids.


In Science- Nanook Scientists have now finished their Chemistry with Elements and Compounds and now are reviewing science concepts from last year. Next semester they will be working on Physics. How and what makes objects move, stop and how to measure this movement. This will be the start of their Rocket Project. Blast off.......


In 8A Language Arts and Honors Language Arts students have just taken the NESA writing practice test and will continue to learn about the six traits of writing in preparation for the official NESA State Writing Test in January.


In 8A Pre-Algebra we are just finishing our unit on Slope in which students got a chance to explore the relationships between two quantities and represent those relationships using symbols, tables, and graphs. They had a great time, ask them what they remember from this unit! We will be ending the fall semester and starting the spring semester talking about analyzing data as well as probability, in which students will have a chance to gather and evaluate personal data. Encourage students to keep doing their best and keep up on their homework, as well as get a new math notebook for second semester.

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Team 8B Polar Bears

In Social Studies, 2nd quarter has flown by with all the information and activities we have been covering in class. We began the quarter with looking at the Constitution and Bill of Rights. We discussed and identified the 3 parts of the Constitution the Preamble which starts "we the people", the Articles and the Amendments which includes the Bill of Rights. Then we looked at the three branches of our government and the power each branch possesses according to the Constitution. Finally we ended the quarter looking at the idea of Manifest Destiny, the Louisiana Purchase and The Lewis and Clark journey. 3rd quarter we will fulfill Manifest Destiny and discuss the Oregon Trail, War with Mexico and the Indian Removal Act. We will close 3rd quarter discussing the causes of Civil War. It's been a good year and I look forward to keep working with your child! Thanks, Mr. Rothe


Hello! My name is Ms. Monique Tate and this is my first year here at Bryan Middle School. I have enjoyed working with the students thus far and continue to look forward to seeing them grow. I am the resource teacher for team 8B and I co- teach in the classes of language arts and pre- algebra. Currently, in Language Arts, our classes have been reading the book "Elsewhere" while completing a comprehension guide along with the book. We have also been working on students' writing to improve their writing in the area of ideas, organization, conventions, and voice. In pre- algebra, our classes are wrapping up their unit on multi- step equations involving 2 variables and inverse operations. Students have worked really hard this semester and I am excited to work with them in the New Year!


Wow! I can't believe we are at the end of the second semester. The students in 8B science are finishing up the unit: Changes in States of Matter and will have a Root beer Float Lab, as a summative assessment, over the unit. We will finish up our chemistry unit looking at types of matter, the atom and the periodic table. Please remember to bring a pencil and your agenda to class every day. Have a great break!! Mrs. Mihai 8B Science Teacher


In Pre-Algebra, we just finished the Unit on One Variable Algebra last semester. This semester we are beginning the unit on two variable algebra with some talk about slope. Mr. Ryan Gass


In Mrs. Wiesner’s language arts class students are revising their district descriptive essays. They are preparing for the State essay in January. We are also reading the novel Elsewhere. With this novel the students all made a project to go with the novel; all the students took a section of the book and created a Kahoot game as a review.


Happy Holidays from the Polar Bear team!

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Team 8C Grizzly Bears

Science: Students have begun discussing the periodic table, atoms, elements, and mixtures. The periodic table consists of many elements such as carbon and gold. The elements are made up of atoms. They will be having a test over this new information next week.


Language Arts: We are working on figurative language in literature. Students are finding similes, metaphors, hyperboles, etc. We are also working on mini-lessons to prepare for the NeSA writing test next semester.


Social Studies: In Mrs. Stowe's room we are finishing up our study of westward expansion. The week of December 14th-18th we will be completing our summative projects. These projects will be advertisements that the students will create about topics from the Gold Rush to the Oregon Trail. When we return from break, we will be picking up a new unit! This unit will be about slavery and the Civil War. Students will be discovering the impact that slavery had on the United States and how the Civil War changed the United States.


Math: Students finished out the semester studying slope. Additionally students started their scale factor art projects. They sound very excited to create something of their own using math. We will start the next semester focused on probability and data. Students will participate in a variety of activities to understand the concepts. Parents/Guardians if you are interested in getting connected through ClassDojo. It is not too late! Feel free to contact me via email or the school number. I look forward to another semester of educational fun!

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Unified Arts

Careers and Computer Aps: Mrs. Ruis

Welcome to Careers and Computer Apps! We have an exciting semester planned. Students will be participating in lessons that will help them get career ready.


8th Grade Human Growth and Development: Mr. Clay

Welcome to Human Growth and Development. We will begin with activities getting to know each other. Shortly after, we will begin our communication unit. I look forward to an awesome semester.


7th Grade Art: Mrs. Brower

We have an exciting semester planned in 7th grade art. students will be creating several different art works. The most exciting thing to happen is that our new kiln will be up and running.


7th/8th Grade Reading Skills A: Ms. Baker

Second semester in reading will be spent refining our reciprocal teaching skills, and preparing for the NeSA-Reading test in April.


7th Grade Human Growth and Development: Mrs. Woodworth

Welcome to Human Growth! Looking forward to a great semester of class. Welcome!


Spanish: Mrs. Harris

Spanish classes will be starting chapter three and learning about activities in Spanish, and learning -AR verb conjugations.


French: Mrs. Harris

French classes will start chapter four and learn about house and family.

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Looking Ahead

December 21 - January 4 - No School for students. Winter Recess

January 5 - Second Semester/3rd Quarter begins

January 18 - No school for students/Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 21 - 6th Grade Open House from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

January 20 - January 29 - NeSA-Writing Assessment for 8th graders/District Writing Assessment for 7th graders