JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

May 5 - May 8

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Another week down another great week everyone! Our Geometry unit wrapped up this week and the Quiz is posted for students. Please know the Quiz DOES NOT have to completed the day it is posted! Our next unit will cover Statistics and writing statistical questions. Stats will take us to the end of the term and end with one quiz (it will not be split into parts). I look forward to continuing the journey forward watching students succeed.

If students have any questions from the week PLEASE have them utilize the open session on Friday's to ask questions and get clarification. Also continue to complete the daily tasks and asking questions if you have any.

Have a good weekend!

Language Arts

This week we began our new unit over The Story of Ceres and Proserpina. This is a classical mythology story and we will continue it for the remainder of the year. Next week we will be focusing on vocabulary terms from the story as well as cause and effect.

Please check your student's grades on Skyward. We currently have 3 daily work grades and 1 assessment grade in the grade book. Everything that has been turned in at this time is graded and recorded. I will be adding the iReady grade from Friday (May 8) in the grade book on Monday morning.

If you have any questions please reach out via email: amandariley@usd475.org.

Have a great weekend!


Hey Wildcats!

This Week: We will started our health unit! Our first topics will be Staying Safe Online and Personal Hygiene.

Next Week: We continue our health unit. Our topics this week are substance abuse, infectious diseases and taking care of yourself through the summer. This will be the last week for new assignments.

In skyward your student should have seven science grades by this time: 5 daily work grades and 2 assessment grades. If students need help please have them contact me or visit during office hours. Sixth Grade Science has live office hours every school day from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The link to join live office hours is below the Live Time link in our science course.

I proud of you and I believe in you!

Mrs. Green

Social Studies

Good job this week everyone! We started our unit on Medieval Europe. The students learned about feudalism and the social structure of Europe. Our graded assignment this week was the feudalism Edpuzzle.

Next week, we will continue learning about Medieval Europe. We will focus on the Magna Carta, a precursor to modern constitutions. We will also learn about The Black Death and the history of plagues.

At this point, your students should have six social studies grades in Skyward. They should have 4 daily work grades and 2 assessment grades. Please continue to attend live sessions, view lesson videos, and complete classwork. As always, if you need help email me.

Have a great weekend,

Mr. Engeman

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Recommendations from the Library

FREE access to JLG (Junior Library Guild) Digital until May 31!


Usernames and passwords are not needed. Simply click your bookstream choice and you'll be automatically logged in.

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Last week I received information from KSU that they have opened registration for their virtual summer camp. This year's camp will be open to the first 100 people who sign up; other interested participants will be placed on a waiting list. Registration closes on May 22. Click here for more information. There is also a FAQ form attached. Below is the information I received:

These Summer Workshops are designed to be exploration events that expose and increase girls' interest in STEM disciplines. From June 1-5, K-State faculty, staff and students will lead live interactive sessions such as hands-on activity demonstrations, lab tours, career chats and more. KAWSE staff will also provide daily interactions, such as morning/afternoon check-ins and a few fun (optional) afternoon activities like trivia night. From June 6-12, pre-recorded camp materials will be accessible for students to browse at their own pace. We'll be using Canvas and Zoom as our platforms, both of which can be accessed using a computer, tablet or smart phone.

There are scholarships available to cover the cost of student registrations. This funding is made possible thanks to the support of our partners, so it is limited. However, we anticipate being able to cover the cost of all students who register. Anyone who wishes to participate to submit their name for consideration. Use the following link to register for the event: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_803N0qAm94Kr5VX.

Questions about the virtual camp can be sent to the KAWSE staff at kawse@ksu.edu

Mrs. Green

Translating Smore Newsletter -Traducir la hoja informativa de Smore

Smore newsletters you receive can be translated by Clicking the translate button at the bottom of the screen. Below is a picture of the translate page option.

La informaccion de Smore que usted recibe se puede traducir usando el buton el la parte inferior de la pantalla . A contunuacion se muestra un imagen de la opcion de pagina de traduccion.

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