Junior High Journal

News and Happenings of the Junior High Department

6th Grade Updates and Reminders 11/14-11/22

  • Chromebooks should be charged every night to ensure the battery lasts throughout the day!
  • Check Skyward and the homework calendar frequently for missing and current homework assignments, talk to your child about their work.
  • Please remember that although you can email your students, absences and early pick-up information must be reported through the office. Please call the Yorkville School office.

Winter Band & Choir Concert

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 7pm

18621 Washington Avenue

Union Grove, WI

The Winter Band and Choir concert will be held Thursday, December 15th at 7pm. Also, from Noon to 10pm, Culvers on Hwy. 20 & I-94 will donate a portion of all sales to the Band! Please mention Yorkville School when ordering. Enjoy a meal or some custard before or after the concert!

Character Education: Growth Mindset

This week, we concentrated on the importance of failure. Oprah Winfrey once said, "Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it." We focused on trying new strategies after we fail the first time. Talk to your child about moments you have failed but got up, and tried again!

Individual Class Updates

ELA News and Updates

Karrie Lazewski karrie.lazewski@yorkville.k12.wi.us

*Scholastic Book Order Code: JQ8XW under Miss Thomas still

The 6th graders worked on verbs all week and did some practice problems on noredink.com. They seem to love that website and it really helps them learn to identify verbs and use them in the right tense. They are always welcome to do lessons on noredink.com. We ended the week with our verb test. They got to use notes and those grades will be in before Thanksgiving break.

They also have been working hard on their November Book Projects. Those are due November 30th. Make sure they have a good start on it because Thanksgiving break goes by quickly and it will be due shortly after we get back.

This week for spelling, we did a contest. Every week I take points off for spelling errors on the packet. The purpose of the packet is for them to practice the spelling the words correctly three times, which they can all do because the spelling lists are on each page of the packet and they would just have to copy them down. This week anyone who spells all the words correctly on their packets does not have to do spelling the week after Thanksgiving. Let’s see how many students will have to do spelling next week. Hopefully they all took their time and no one will have to do it!

I am going to place a book order before Thanksgiving, so if you want to order any books, please do so before Tuesday the 22nd. You can order online with the code (JQ8XW under Miss Thomas) or bring the orders and money to me by Tuesday.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving break! I know I will!

Mrs. Lazewski

Math News and Updates

Amanda Lois amanda.lois@yorkville.k12.wi.us

This week in sixth grade Math, we started learning all about Ratios! They did an activity finding Ratios in a bag of M&M’s and then they got to enjoy the sweet treat afterwards! Next we moved into Rates and Unit Rates. We ended the week with a “Fraction Friday” activity day, as students continue to polish up their fraction skills.

On Monday, November 21st, the students reviewed all decimal operations while planning their own Thanksgiving dinner! They created a guest list, calculated how big of a turkey they need and how long to cook it, how much food to buy and the cost. Then they calculated the nutritional value in all of that food!

When they come back after break, we will continue working with Unit Rates to find the better buy while shopping! They will take the Module 6 quiz as well.

It was so nice meeting with most of you at conferences! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends!

Mrs. Lois

Social Studies News and Updates

Mary Niccolai mary.niccolai@yorkville.k12.wi.us

In social studies, students completed their Chapter 2 portfolio. They finished their Prezi and essays and uploaded them to their own website. We ended the week with a geography activity. We will do another geography activity on Monday and begin Chapter 3 - Colonial America on Monday when we get back. This chapter will examine the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies. Most of them have already completed the vocabulary for the new chapter. They have it on Quizlet so they can start working on these new words. It was nice meeting with some of you last week during conferences. I hope to see more of you November 21.

I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time shopping, decorating for the holidays, or simply spending time with family and friends.

Please contact me via e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Niccolai

Science News and Updates

Becky Seitz becky.seitz@yorkville.k12.wi.us

In science we began Chapter 19 - Stars, Galaxies, & the Universe. There are many new terms the students should work on understanding a little everyday. This can be done using the Quizlet program on the computer. Next week we will begin a project based on the Life Cycle of a Star. The majority will be done in class however if extra time is needed students may bring their projects home to work on.Have a great long weekend!

Mrs. Seitz

Physical Education News and Updates

Amanda Peterson amanda.peterson@yorkville.k12.wi.us

Nathan Meyer nathan.meyer@yorkville.k12.wi.us

This week the sixth graders played a variety of fun games including Medic Ball, Badminton, and Castle Ball. The students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the active and competitive game play that each of these games presented.

Have a super weekend!

Mrs. Peterson

Band News and Updates

Mike Beix



The 6th Grade Band continues to work on the perfecting the small details in our music for the Winter Band Concert which will be held on December 15 at 9:45am and 7:00pm.

Our first Culvers Fundraiser will be on Thursday, December 15 from Noon to 10:00 PM. A portion of your sales will be donated to our band students. Please spread the word!

The Jazz Band had another great rehearsal this week! We improved our reading of and performance of syncopated rhythms in Feliz Navidad. Jazz Band meets every Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:15.

Please check out the band website (tinyurl.com/yorkvilleband) to stay up-to-date with the Yorkville Band!

Choir News and Updates

Carly Kreuscher



The youtube link for our Fall Concert from Nov. 15 with Nash Elementary is now available. If you were unable to attend the performance or would like to view it again, here it is…


We are currently preparing for our winter concert. Our Winter Concert is Thursday, December 15 at 9:45am and 7:00pm.

This years musical will be Music Man Jr. Auditions will be held during the week of Jan 9, 2017. Audition packets are available in the choir room. I have attached to music and choreography the students will need to perform during their audition on my website!!

We continue to work on music for Choral Fest. . Choral Festival is Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00pm.

If you are looking for extra handouts, forms, etc. please check my website. I try to post everything I can so you have access at home!!! http://yorkvillemusic.weebly.com

Art News and Updates