Badger Bulletin

May 9th

School News

SETTING UP CANVAS: the link (button) below provides steps on how to set up a parent account on Canvas.

Accessing Internet from home when you have no Internet Access. See button below for more information.

Health: Students in health should have handed in the marriage interview (April 27th). We are planning on giving part 2 of the test Wednesday/Thursday for those taking the test in sections. See study guide button below.

Badger Talent Show: Badger Talent Show is on May 27th. Students will be walking to the high school in the morning to watch the performance. It will last 60-90 minutes, and then each class will be walking back and the school day will continue.

End of Year: 8th grade end of the year trip to Mt. Olympus is set for Tuesday May 31st from 8:15-5:30. Students will need to pay $20, and lunch is included. Students can bring technology, but they are responsible for it throughout the day. This trip is a huge hit whether student are swimming, riding roller coasters, or playing games. Students go off together during the day, and just meet up with staff at lunch time and at the end of the day. We look forward to seeing students outside the classroom in this fun environment! If students received a letter stating they were unable to attend, they can still go before a panel (here at school) and argue their case as to why they should get to go. The panel will make the final decision.

ILA Classes

Stems: Students can practice on,, or by searching wwtw.

Read 180: Students will finish the vocabulary unit on Tuesday and start writing narratives on Wednesday.


Outsiders- We will do a chapter each day and some sort of activity/assignment to go with it.


Students are reading the Outsiders all week and should be reading at home.

System 44:

This week students will be taking a one on one reading assessment called Fountas and Pinnell which measures their reading level.

  • Biographies are due Monday May 9th. Late biographies will NOT receive full credit.
  • Students did a great job on Galileo last week!
  • read 20 min every night at home.
  • WE ARE IN NEED OF SOME DONATIONS FOR OUR GARDEN! We've grown so big that we would greatly appreciate any donations of potting soil and pots :)



Monday: Scientific Notation-identify examples of large and small

Tuesday: Scientific Notation to standard notation and back

Wednesday: Scientific Notation with estimations and basic operations

Thursday: Quick scientific notation quiz with Chapter 10 Fair Game

Friday: Depends on timing during the week


Next week in Algebra we will be graphing the square root function and solving equations involving square roots. We will also be using the Pythagorean Theorem.

In 8th grade Math we will be starting chapter 9. We will be constructing scatter plots and finding the line of best fit. We will also be using two-way tables.


Next week we will:

Data Analysis and Displays

Lines of best fit and two-way tables.

To prepare for tests and quizzes in math, students should:

1. Check Skyward. Are all assignments in and passing?

2. Practice tests and quizzes from each section in the book.

3. Review pages at the end of the chapter in the book

4. On-line book has practice tests and quizzes:

mathblue westbend


All students have access to IXL to practice their math skills. Each class has different skill sets and skill levels to be working towards improvement. See link below (Button).

MATH CHALLENGE: Find the solution and turn into Mrs. Sternig: x + 3 * 2 = 18

1st Hour: Finish mid-chapter test and move into adding and subtracting mixed numbers.

3rd Hour: Quiz on unit rates on Tuesday. Review for chapter test to be given following week.

9th Hour: Complete chapter 6 test on Thursday/Friday.

PLTW Science

Mr. D.-

Quiz on Friday on schematics symbols. Students will be filling in their schematic symbols in class today for their study guide. They will be matching symbols to terms as they go through the circuitry labs.


Labs this week.

Mrs. Miller's:

PLTW flight and space will be building and test flying their model aircraft this week. They will be having a quiz on Thursday for module 4.1 they were given a hard copy of the study guide today.

4.1 SCA Flight and Space-O'Leary Miller Study Guide

PLTW FLIGHT & SPACE 4.1 Short Cycle Assessment Study Guide

History of Aviation:

· The Wright Brothers: Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited in 1903 with the development of the first powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings. The brother’s unique background as bicycle builders enabled them to succeed where all others failed. They are credited with the following innovations in flight: the development of light-weight materials, the invention of wind-tunnel testing of wing design, the multi-stroke propeller engine, and a steering system including rudder, elevator and wing-warping to control the axis of flight.

· Charles Lindberg: The first pilot to cross the Atlantic in a solo flight (May of 1927). He flew the “Spirit of St. Louis” for 33 hours and 3, 500 miles from New York to Paris, France. Lindberg overcame exhaustion, icing of the airplane wings and difficult navigation using just a compass and his two eyes to spot Ireland, fishing boats and eventually, England and France.

Aircraft design:

· All aircraft are designed to meet a specific need.


Helicopters are designed with elevated rotors to allow for hovering, maneuvering, and to aid in rescues.

Seaplanes are designed to land and take-off in water, so their structures include: powerful elevated engines, high-mounted wings, pontoons and wide- body fuselage for added buoyancy.

Drones were designed primarily for military use. Some are mounted with

cameras for surveillance photos, must fly slowly and quietly, and are therefore

unmanned aircraft flown by remote pilot.

Know your vocabulary:

Aerodynamics: The study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through the air.

Aeronautics: The study or practice of travel through the air.

Aerospace: Branch of technology and industry concerned with aviation and space flight.

Aerospace Engineer: Design machines that fly.

Airplane: A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings from which the aircraft derives most of its lift.

Drones: Robotic aircraft, used extensively by the military.

Helicopter: A type of aircraft deriving both lift and propulsion from one or two sets of horizontally revolving rotors.

Hot Air Balloon: A large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air, with a basket for passengers hanging from it.

Infomercial: An advertising film which promotes a product in an informative and supposedly objective style.

Launch: To set or thrust in motion.

Rocket: A vehicle, missile, or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving exhaust from within a rocket engine.

Sailplane: A glider designed for sustained flight.

Seaplane: An aircraft with floats or skis instead of wheels, designed to land on and take off from water.

Earth flight:

Move more people

Less distance

Less cost

Oxygen in air for engine combustion

Move cargo & people

Propulsion systems

Space flight:



Must carry oxygen to ignite fuel

Know the 5 steps of the Engineering Design Process & what they involve:

Ask=___________, Imagine=___________________, Plan=_________________

Create=________________ And Improve=___________________________

Social Studies- U.S. History

Mrs. Paulson:

Students will begin an Interactive Notebook on the Civil War this week. It is due this Friday, May 13th. This can be found in Google Classroom. In addition, students will be assigned a project where they will be researching and presenting about the Civil War. This is called the Civil War Museum. Because we have the Galileo test next week, there will not be a lot of class time to work on this, the expectation is that students work on this outside of class. The Civil War Museum assignment and rubric is attached below. The final project will be due Thursday, May 19th.

Mrs. Miller:

Students will be studying the Civil war this week. On Monday we watched video about the Civil War. The interactive Notebook is due on Friday May 13th and the Civil War artifact is due on Wednesday the 18th. Both of these items can be found in Canvas and Google Classrooms. This Friday we will be reviewing for the Galileo test that we will take on Monday and Tuesday the 16th and 17th.

Mr. Christophersen:

Similar activities such as the Interactive Notebook and Civil War Museum.

Mr. Granzow: