Lincolnton Middle School - 1st Quarter Newsletter
Fall Book Fair 10/31-11/4
Campfire Stories Family Night 11/2/22
Annual Can Food Drive 11/2-11/18
All Pro Dad 11/4/22
8th Grade A/AB Honor Roll 11/7/22
No School for Students 11/8/22
7th Grade A/AB Honor Roll 11/9/22
6th Grade Honor Roll 11/10/22
No School for Students 11/11/22
Thanksgiving Break 11/23-11/25
Progress Reports 11/28/22
Fall Make-Up Pictures 12/2/22
LMS Winter Band Concert 7 pm at LHS 12/6/22
LMS Holiday Chorus Concert 6 pm at Emmanuel Lutheran Church 12/12/22
Chick Fil A Spirit Night 5pm-7pm 12/13/22
Christmas Dance 12/16/22
Early Release at 12 pm 12/22/22
Christmas Break 12/23-1/6
First Day of 2nd Semester 1/9/23
No School for Students 1/16/23
Report Cards for 1st Semester 1/17/23
Important Reminder from the Office
- Students must have a parent sign them in if they are tardy (7:50 or later).
- Students should NOT be checked out after 2:15 unless it is for an emergency.
- NO transportation changes are allowed over the phone. They must be in writing via email or by fax.
During the first nine weeks, we dived into short stories and literary analysis. We looked at themes, irony, symbolism as well as responding to reading in written form. Students studied how authors develop characters and themes throughout the plot. We looked at nonfiction and informational pieces as well, working on citing textual evidence and determining how central ideas are developed. Lastly, we are wrapping up the quarter working on sentence structure and narrative writing techniques.
Seventh grade English/Language Arts began the 2022-2023 school year with the theme of "Identity". Seventh graders read literature that focused on distinguishing and appreciating ourselves as individuals, and valuing the uniqueness in others.
Seventh graders have been working hard to get themselves familiar with proportional relationships. We have used these relationships to compute unit rate, compare proportional tables, graphs, and equations while applying the skills to real-life scenarios such as discounts, taxes, and tips.
The next unit we will study is rational numbers. We’ll apply students’ previous understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve rational numbers in a real-world context.
After rational numbers, students will investigate the world of probability. They will be using collected data to approximate the probability of a chance event and use simulation to generate frequencies. Hopefully, in the end, they will be better able to objectively predict who will win the next Super Bowl!
Thank you parents for making sure your children are staying motivated, organized, and responsible. Seventh-grade math progresses quickly, requiring hard work and constant attention. Thanks again!
We are working on showing growth this year and building and solidifying a sturdy math foundation for middle school! We started the year building our notes with our new math topics so that students have a reference when working and practicing at home or in class. Students have been practicing topics such as the Area of 2D shapes, Surface Area of 3D shapes, Factors & Multiples, GCF & LCM, Divisibility Rules, and Prime Factorization.
It is imperative to the success of our sixth-grade math students that they each be fluent with their multiplication and division facts. Practicing these at home can help sharpen your student's math skills! Students should be studying their math notes and keeping up with their weekly homework every week for spiral review practice as well.
We are excited to move into our next unit of decimals and solve operations with decimals!
Literature Studies is a course designed to teach students how to enhance and monitor their reading comprehension through the use of reading strategies. Students use their critical thinking skills to make inferences while reading, by learning how to ask questions about the text and question the author’s purpose as well as the content.
Students use note-taking skills to summarize the text as they read, make connections, and to analyze information while engaged in reading a variety of genres. Students learn to evaluate information and make decisions based on evidence from the text in order to build a deeper level of comprehension.
Through the use of reading strategies, students learn to become active participants in the reading process and determine which strategies are most compatible with their learning style. Students use their 21st Century Skills to analyze world events and enhance their problem-solving ability through oral and written communication as well as collaboration with their peers. Students have been enthusiastic about sharing their ideas during the Picture of the Day analysis.
Sixth-grade students have been investigating graphic novels in addition to informational texts. Students focused on the character traits of their lead character and analyzed the conflicts each character faced while discussing possible resolutions. Students were also able to compare and contrast their own life with that of their characters.
Seventh-grade students have been reading about the issues of bullying and overcoming conflicts. Students have been using their critical thinking skills to analyze the complex issues, which are prevalent in our society and discuss ideas for solving these concerns within their community.
Eighth-grade students have been reading about scientific issues dating back to 1848, relating to the understanding of Phineas Gage’s brain. Students are also analyzing character behavior and thoughts to discuss the elements that propel the action in their literature.
“In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin
Officer Schaeffer joined our 6th-grade classes on Wednesdays to implement the STARS program with them. The STARS program addressed the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Nurse Mincey also accompanied us to talk about vaping and smoking.
We are ending the 9 weeks by studying Mental Health and identifying resources in our community for support to address mental health.