Team 9 Update

Issue 10 October 11, 2019

After School Tutoring Program

Click to sign your student up for the after school tutoring program. Students will be able to get tutoring help Tuesday- Thursday when school is in session. Transportation available. Click the button above to learn more.

Flu Shots- October 17th

Hello, Parents and Staff!
For your convenience, and to help protect your child from getting sick, we will be administering flu vaccines during school on October 17th from 8:30am - 12:30pm. If you would like your child to receive the flu vaccine, please fill out the attached forms and return them to the school nurse as soon as possible to ensure we have enough to go around. This opportunity is also available to our staff members.


Flu Shot Form

Essay Contests

Click the USO Life Experience of the Military Family Picture, the VFW Teacher of the Year picture, the VFW Patriot's Pen Scholarship, or the Americanism Essay Picture to learn more about the essay contests that students can participate in.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, October 14th-

  • No School

Tuesday, October 15th -

  • lunch math help (Williams)
  • After School Tutoring
  • Lunch Help For Unit One Final Assessment in Language Arts (Murphy)

Wednesday, October 16th-

  • Students receive their copy of To Kill a Mockingbird in Language Arts (Murphy)
  • Lunch Help For Unit One Final Assessment in Language Arts (Murphy)
  • After School Tutoring

Thursday, October 17th-

  • Flu Shots
  • Lunch Help For Unit One Final Assessment in Language Arts (Murphy)
  • After School Tutoring

Friday, October 18th-


  • Walk A Mile during 8th hour


Upcoming:

October 21, 22, and 23: Student-Led Conferences

October 24 : No School

November 11: No School--Veteran's Day

November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break

December 7: Snowman Shuffle and Renaissance Pancake and Vendor Fair

Team 9 Core Classes

Language Arts

Last Tuesday, students put the narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart" on trial to determine if he is guilty of murder or innocent due to insanity. We had SO much fun! Most classes determined that the narrator should be found innocent due to insanity. See pictures below of the trial!


Students just finished their first big essay of the year. This essay serves as their final assessment for unit one. Each student had to elaborate on the ways in which people manipulate the truth using evidence from our three unit one stories. I am excited to share my feedback on their essays this week! Ask your student if you can see their essay and the feedback I provided to them.


Our second unit of the year begins on Monday October 7th. The focus of this unit will be on one of the most famous books ever written--To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Even though this book was published in 1960, the lessons it contains are more important than ever. We will start this book the week of October 7th. Students will receive their very own copy of the book on Wednesday the 9th, and our first quiz over chapters 1-3 will be on Friday the 11th. Ask your student to tell you about this novel!


Please feel free to e-mail me at any time with questions or concerns about your student's progress in Language Arts. I am happy to help with all of your needs! Thank you for sharing your student with me--I'm having a great school year with this group of 8th graders.


Mrs. Lindsay Murphy

LindsayMurphy@usd475.org


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Math- Mrs. Williams

Hello, Team 9 families! We will be taking our knowledge of equations and moving them onto the coordinate plane next week.


Tentative schedule for next week:

Monday- No school

Tuesday- Constant of Proportionality (lunch tutoring)

Wednesday- Proportionality and Graphs

Thursday- The Coordinate Plane

Friday- Vertical and Horizontal Lines (WINN tutoring)


Please email or call if you have questions.

Jamie Williams

jamiewilliams@usd475.org

785-717-4419

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US History

This week we applied the Bill of Rights to real life. We created a Student Bill of Rights and then we looked at actual Supreme Court cases and applied the Bill of Rights to see if there was a violation. If you want to challenge our High Score of 4,900 by Lorna Rae on iCivics "Do You Have A Right?" game use this link : https://www.icivics.org/games/do-i-have-right

Highest Scoring Students for each hour
Ryan M. Hour 2
Lorna Rae P. Hour 3
Bella P. Hour 5
Zeke W. Hour 6

This week students also wrote their own opinion to a real Supreme Court case applying the rights in the Amendments to the Constitution.

Next week, we will learn about Federalism, Political Parties and Elections as we move in to Unit 3- America's First Presidents!


Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Ben Trenary

785-717-4467
benjamintrenary@usd475.org

Science

Hey all!


This week we finished up our Light Unit. So next week we will be starting on our Earth Structures Unit.


As the weather starts getting colder and flu season approaches, I just want to remind us all to make sure we are all getting enough sleep and washing our hands frequently!


As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!


Breanna Temaat

785-717-4840

breannatemaat@usd475.org

Foundational Math - Mr. Goehl

Hello everybody!


This first few weeks we worked on going over classroom rules and expectations and started on our first unit, Place Value of Multi-Digit Whole Numbers.

For week 4 we will be studying and nearing in on our first quiz over place value.


If you have any questions or concerns please let me know!

785-717-4485

evangoehl@usd475.org

Spanish Translation Phone Line 785-717-4428

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