August 16, 2019
Welcome Back Team 8!
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
English Language Arts
The Essential Question of Unit 1 is “How and why is truth manipulated?”
We are reading, analyzing and discussing the short story "The Landlady". Students are using their imaginations to describe what thy think will happen next in the story. We are also discussing when and if it is appropriate to lie.
Areas of Emphasis for English Language Arts Standards:
1. Building knowledge through content rich nonfiction
2. Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational
3. Regular practice with complex text and its academic language
Dr. Kerrin Weatherwax
KerrinWeatherwa@usd475.org/ ext. 4863
I list these by the CHAPTER that we are studying. This allows students to work ahead in case they are going to be absent.
ALL assignments will be submitted on Schoology. Schoology will grade the assignment and the student is allowed to retake the assignment if they are not pleased with the grade they receive.
All RETAKES must be done by the due date.
American History - Welcome Back
If you have any questions or comments please contact me at Jillianreilly@usd475.org!
Foundations Language Arts
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.
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