Mavericks Team Update

December 7, 2015

Today is Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 1941 is a "date which will live in infamy" according to President Roosevelt; it was this event, 74 years ago, that affected our nation, it was a cause for us to enter World War I. Here is a link with a video and more information that you can share with your child.

Class Information

Math-Students will explore the measurements of the angles created when a line is cut by a transversal. Students will work with vertical angles and supplementary pairs, finding the measurements of missing angles. Students proved last week that all lines measure 180 degrees - they will use this knowledge today!

Math announcement: Students will recieve Unit 3, Week 3 homework today. It is due next Monday, December 14. We will review for our unit test Monday and Tuesday, December 14 and 15th. Students will take the Unit 3 test on Wendessay, December 15.

Science-Today students are reveiwing 6th and 7th grade science in preparation for the district benchmark test tomorrow. We will be reviewing by using Kahoot to quiz ourselves. We are also checking in our earth science textbooks and checking out cells and heredity textbooks.

Social Studies-

English Language Arts - Today students are reviewing the characteristics, examples, and non-examples of informational writing. They are also taking notes about what an infographic contains and creating an infographic on their own; this activity is in preparation for our next project of which will start on Wednesday.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ELA: Please have your child show you E-Campus. All of my students know how to navigate this site. I have all of my assignments posted on that site so students may print them off and complete them from home if they are missing them.

Winter Choir Concert

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 7-9pm

Eastgate Middle School

In Auditorium


Thursday, Dec. 10th, 3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Competitive Drama Tournament

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 3:30pm

Eastgate Middle School

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 4pm

326 East 103 Street

Kansas City, MO

8th Grade Play

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 9am

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Little Theatre

Boys Basketball

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 4pm

Eastgate Middle School

Half-Day Release/End of 2nd Quarter

Friday, Dec. 18th, 11:15am

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Winter Break- No School

Monday, Dec. 21st, 8am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2016 at 3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

First Day Back- 2nd Semester Begins!

Monday, Jan. 4th 2016 at 8am

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Emily Boyd, Math

(816) 321-4204

Jessica Nolin, Science

(816) 321-5829

Troy Seiloff, Social Studies

(816) 321-6137

Leslie Goodwin, English Language Arts

(816) 321-4691

Additional Resources and Links

E-Campus (Blackboard) Username - student lunch number, password- student's birthdate (MMDDYYY)

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 (, 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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