Mavericks Team Update

October 13, 2015

A few announcements....

Mavericks T-Shirts For Sale!: We are accepting order forms and payment for this year's Mavericks Team shirts. We will accept them until the end of the month. Here is the order form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vp8YG0cY8ogt0OcfIhqxTo0yyOi7FjzsnnogXSZDppI/edit?usp=sharing




EDP Session 2: The link below is that of the EDP form for Session 2. When completing the form, please make sure you prioritize the choices (1st, 2nd, 3rd choice). Clubs filled up fast last session so please turn in your form as soon as possible so your student can get their first choice!


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_GFVgSI8xQDjV4x-PtWzuww--BaUHYURY-ZfOLgWynI/edit?usp=sharing


Quarter 1 Grade Cards will be sent home with students on Friday.

Class Information and Reminders

Math- Today we are starting scientific notation. Students will explore patterns of scientific notation and then complete a matching activity to become familiar with how to write very large and very small numbers using scientific notation.


Announcements: Unit 2, Homework 3 is due on Friday. Students were given this sheet last Thursday (October 8). Students will have the opportunity to retake unit 2, quiz 1 on Monday. Students will take Unit 2, quiz 2 on Friday.


Here is this week's homework: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B26DRoAp-PQ3OXBKSDZJNGJkV0k/view?usp=sharing


Science- Today we are starting scientific notation. Students will explore patterns of scientific notation and then complete a matching activity to become familiar with how to write very large and very small numbers using scientific notation.


Social Studies- Today we are analyzing the battles of the Revolutionary War by completing a web-quest.


English Language Arts -Today students are going to the library to check out new books and/or take Truman Quizzes for the library's Truman Challenge.

Reminders



i-Ready


Students may complete i-Ready lessons at home at any time for Math and ELA (see instructions at the bottom of this newsletter). These lessons ARE for a grade. For ELA, students MUST click on "Extra Lessons" (only those lessons will be graded).


Parent Teacher Conferences


PLEASE SIGN UP FOR YOUR PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE. SIMPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND PUT YOUR NAME AND YOUR STUDENT'S NAME NEXT TO THE TIME THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU.


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CBDAxk4xV9zQ885B2Cr2wxi9tfkPUuzqACz-4lvT540/edit?usp=sharing

Volleyball vs. Center

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 4pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Volleyball "Districts"

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 9am

825 Northeast 79th Terrace

Kansas City, MO

******actual time is to be announced***********

Volleyball vs. Ray Central

Monday, Oct. 19th, 4pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, Oct. 26th, 3-8pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Our team will send out information closer to this date so that you can sign up for an appointment. Be sure to bring your student along, as he or she has reflected upon his or her work so far in his or her 8th grade year and will be ready to tell you all about his or her reflection and the goals that he or she has set.


Can't make it on the 26th? That's ok! There is another date on the 29th.

EDP Session 2 Begins

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 3-9pm

Eastgate Middle School

Our team will send out information closer to this date so that you can sign up for an appointment. Be sure to bring your student along, as they have reflected upon their work so far in their 8th grade year and will be ready to tell you all about their reflection.

Contact Information

Emily Boyd, Math

emily.boyd@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-4204


Jessica Nolin, Science

jessica.nolin@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-5829


Troy Seiloff, Social Studies

troy.seiloff@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-6137


Leslie Goodwin, English Language Arts

leslie.goodwin@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-4691

Additional Resources and Links


E-Campus (Blackboard)


I-Ready The I-Ready program provides students with lessons and assessments to strengthen their knowledge Math and ELA concepts. The Math and ELA teachers use this program in class frequently, and will use the students' scores on the assessments that follow the lessons in their grade books. We strongly encourage students working on lessons at home if possible. The student username is the student's ID #@nkcschools.org (123456@nkcschools.org, for example) and the password is the student's birthdate (MMDDYYYY).


PowerSchool Be sure to sign up for a Parent Portal account! From this account you can view student's grades and attendance. Don't have a parent portal account?


Scholastic Scholastic Reading Clubs allow parents and students to order book and other items at an affordable price. If you use Mrs. Goodwin's classroom code, N8ZDY , when you check out, you earn free books for the ELA classroom! Want to write a check? That's fine! Simply write the check to Scholastic and turn it into Mrs. Goodwin. Monthly paper catalogues are available in Mrs. Goodwin's room as well.


Eastgate Middle School Calendar


Eastgate Middle School Website


North Kansas City School District Website

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