Weekly Newsletter

January 22, 2019

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Hi Team 8 Families!

Welcome to our first weekly newsletter! Here you will find team announcements and information about what students have been up to in each of their core classes. We hope this will help you stay more connected with your student and staff members at Junction City Middle School. Please feel free to contact any team member with questions or concerns.


Team 8 Teachers

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Language Arts

We wrapped up To Kill a Mockingbird this week by having students showcase their Unit 2 Projects. Each student was able to complete a creative project or paper to highlight how a character of their choice changed throughout the novel. Below you will find some awesome samples of student work!

Next week we will jump into Unit 3 by breaking down our new essential question and previewing our next text- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

Brittany Langley


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This week students we continued solving equations with Rational Coefficients and began Inequalities. Students had four graded assignments. They had an Intro to Inequalities and a One-Step Inequalities learning opportunity, a weekly warm-up sheet and a quiz over Intro to Inequalities. Students have until next Friday to turn in any missing assignments from this week for full credit. They were able to make corrections to their quizzes in class.

Next week we will continue to practice solving equations with rational coefficients and solving inequalities with Two-Step and Multi-Step. Students will have a quiz over Equations with Rational Coefficients and a quiz over one and two step inequalities.

If students need additional help on these topics they can visit the links below!

If you have any questions please email me at any time!

Karissa Hammock

Team 8 Math



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This week we talked about the Industrial Revolution, specifically Urbanization & Immigration. We are working on an Industrial Revolution Simulation, and will be finishing the week with Strikes and Labor Unions.

The Industrial Revolution Poster was due on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd. This is an 80% assignment.

Next week, the Industrial Revolution Vocabulary will be due on Tuesday, Jan. 29th

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Please don't be absent!

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact.As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority.

For more information, you can visit http://absencesaddup.org/importance-of-school-attendance/