Junior High Journal

News and Happenings of the Junior High Department

6th Grade Updates and Reminders 10/24-10/27

  • Last spring, students took the Wisconsin Forward Exam. If your child attended Yorkville last year, their test scores have been sent home today.
  • Chromebooks should be charged every night to ensure the battery lasts throughout the day!
  • Check Skyward and the homework calendar frequently for missing and current homework assignments, talk to your child about their work.
  • Please remember that although you can email your students, absences and early pick-up information must be reported through the office. Please call the Yorkville School office.

Veteran's Day Ceremony

Friday, Nov. 11th, 9:45am

Yorkville Elementary School

To honor Veteran's that serve our military, Yorkville School will be hosting a program on Friday, November 11th at 9:45. All families of Yorkville School, and anyone who has served in our military, is welcome to attend. As part of the program, we would like to recognize anyone who has served in the military. If you have a family member who was/is in the military and will be attending our program, please fill out the form given to your child and have your child return it to their homeroom teacher. Along with the form, if you have a picture of the Veteran in uniform, we ask that you send it to school as well. All pictures will be returned to your family.

Kindly return the form and any pictures to your student's homeroom teacher no later than Friday, November 4th.

Thank you in advance for helping to make this celebration extra special.

Yorkville Elementary Staff

Fall Choir Concert

Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 6:30pm

3433 South Colony Avenue

Union Grove, WI

The concert will be held at the Performance Center at the High School

Junior High Fall Conferences

Conferences for all junior high students will be held on Wednesday, November 16th and Monday, November 21st from 4:30-7:45. Please have your child attend conferences with you.

Character Education: Growth Mindset

Our whole-group growth mindset activity this week was postponed to next week due to conflicts with space.

Individual Class Updates

ELA News and Updates

Karrie Lazewski karrie.lazewski@yorkville.k12.wi.us

*Scholastic Book Order Code: JQ8XW under Miss Thomas still

We finished reading Freak the Mighty and the 6th graders really liked it. We also watched the movie this week. Ask your child which one they liked better. Next week, we will work on writing comparison essays comparing the book to the movie. The book is always better to me!

I handed their Adjective Quizzes and their Freak the Mighty Tests back to them this week. They did a great job on these tests and it really reflected in their grades. Be sure to check Skyward to stay up-to-date on your child’s grade.

They got to share their Halloween stories and pictures with their classmates this week. Wow! There are a lot of creative writers in this grade. They worked so hard on these and it really showed. I have some wonderful, yet creepy reading material for this Halloween weekend.

Happy Halloween

Mrs. Lazewski

Math News and Updates

Amanda Lois amanda.lois@yorkville.k12.wi.us

This week in sixth grade math we reviewed long division and all four decimal operations. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals by decimals. On Thursday we also worked on a Halloween Sudoku in place of Moby Max. The students seemed to really enjoy this logic based, mind-bending puzzle!

The first Moby Max math contest will end on Tuesday. Students will be able to turn in their points for prizes! They can continue to earn points throughout the long weekend!

Next week we will review the decimal operations. Then we will combine work with fractions and decimals to solve real world problems. We will end next week by taking the Module 5 quiz.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Lois

Social Studies News and Updates

Mary Niccolai mary.niccolai@yorkville.k12.wi.us

In social studies we investigate the goals of early Spanish explorers known as conquistadors. We will revisited the Aztec and Inca Empires and learned of the Spanish conquistadors that led to their defeat. Next week we will finish the chapter by looking at the competition for colonies. We will explore the Reformation and the search for the Northwest Passage. We will begin wrapping up chapter 2 next week. Please check Skyward for updated grades. If you have any questions or concerns. Have a good weekenc.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Niccolai

Science News and Updates

Becky Seitz becky.seitz@yorkville.k12.wi.us

In science we completed our Chapter 18 test and grades will be posted by the end of the weekend. We will continue our work with Astronomy when we begin Chapter 19 - Stars, Galaxies, & the Universe. This will be a fun chapter as we will be working on several small projects. If you could please remind your child to make sure they complete their Lunar Cycle calendar project that is due Tuesday, November 1st. They can find the information on any lunar cycle website but the one I prefer is www.moongiant.com. Thanks for your help! Just an FYI...in Skyward, if a 0% grade is given, that is because a student did not have the assignment turned in when it was due. If the grade shows a “ * ” it is not missing (as Skyward defaults it to) it simple has not yet been entered. Hope this clears up any confusion. Have a great long weekend!

Mrs. Seitz

Physical Education News and Updates

Amanda Peterson amanda.peterson@yorkville.k12.wi.us

Nathan Meyer nathan.meyer@yorkville.k12.wi.us

This week the sixth graders continued the basketball unit by participating in dribble tag, a defensive shuffling drill, 21, and 5 on 5 full court basketball game play. We will start our 2 on 2 tournament when we return from our mini break!

Have a rejuvenating weekend!

Mrs. Peterson

Band News and Updates

Mike Beix



The 6th Grade Band continues to learn music for our Winter Band Concert on December 15.

We had our second Jazz Band rehearsal this week. We started working on new music for the Winter Concert. Jazz Band meets every Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:15.

Please check out the band website (tinyurl.com/yorkvilleband) to see this year’s Music Spirit Wear. If you would like to order a t-shirt ($10) or a sweatshirt ($24) please click on the order form, print it out, and return it to school by Nov 11th.

Choir News and Updates

Carly Kreuscher



Choir students will be performing in the Veteran’s Day Assembly on Friday November 11 at 9:45am.

There will be a Fall performance on Tuesday November 15, 2016 at Union Grove High School, 6:30pm. We will be performing in the Performance Center with Choirs from Nash Elementary in Kenosha. Permission slips and Parent volunteer forms went home this week to help with dinner. Please return both forms by Nov 4th. Thank you!!

Music Spirit wear is here!! If you would like to order a t-shirt ($10) or a sweatshirt ($24) please fill out an order form your child brought home this week. Orders are due Nov 11th. You can find extra order forms on my website!

I have added a “What’s New” page to my website and will be posting at monthly newsletter. Included in the newsletter will be Upcoming Events, Notes from the teacher, What we are learning, songs we are singing, and a “Did you Know” column. Stop by and check it out!!! http://yorkvillemusic.weebly.com

Art News and Updates