Team 9 Update

Issue 20 January 10, 2019

Hello, Families!

Check out the links at the bottom of this email to access our Parent Support FB page, the JCMS Handbook, and more!

Upcoming Events

Monday January 13th

  • Math Quiz (WIlliams)

  • Lunch Time Math Help

  • 5:30-6:30 JCMS Parent Support Team meeting @ JCMS Library

    6:30-8:30 Board of Education meeting

Tuesday January 14th

Wednesday January 15th

  • Academic Success in WINN
  • 7th/8th Boys & Girls Bowling @ Manhattan

Thursday January 16th

Friday January 17th

  • Lunch Time Math Help


No School January 21st- MLK day

Picture retakes January 29th

Grading Procedures

You will find a refresher on our grading policy below. The full policy can be found in our JCMS Guidebook. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's teacher, counselor, or grade level principal.
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Team 9 Core Classes

Language Arts

We just started a brand new unit in Language Arts! Our third unit of the year is all about technology. The essential question we will be exploring is:

"What ethical issues should be considered in the advancement of technology?"

We have spent quite a bit of time talking about what the word 'ethical' means and brainstorming different technologies we see today that may have ethical concerns. Ask your student questions about this topic at home!

In Unit 3, the major texts we will be reading are "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes (short story) and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (only a few chapters from the novel). We will also be reading lots of current event non-fiction pieces that involve technology. We will wrap this unit up before spring break with a research project.

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

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Math- Mrs. Williams

Hello, families!

We will continue with our Angle Relationships Unit. Unit 2 Quiz 2 is this Monday 1/13. Please check Schoology for help links. Homework 20 is due Friday, January 17th.

The next topic in our Angle Relationships is Parallel Lines Cut by a Transversal. There is a lot of vocabulary that goes with this unit. I encourage you to ask your student to discuss their new vocabulary with you. (See a the video below for a quick introduction to the topic.)

***Students may correct Unit 2 Quiz 1 until January 17th. Students should set up a time to come in to correct their assessment.

Tutor Times: Monday at lunch, Wednesday during WINN, or Friday at lunch.


Please email or call if you have questions.

Jamie Williams


Parallel Lines, Transversals, and Angles
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US History

Our first unit for the new year is the Industrial Revolution!

This week we are studying the many changes that the Industrial Revolution of the mid 1800's brought to the United States. In addition to industrialization, we are also looking at how immigration and urbanization affected the United States. We will also look at inventions and how they impacted these rapid changes that occurred in the mid-1800's.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Ben Trenary



Hey all!

This week we finished up and presented our Landform Project and I must say that I was amazed by some of the work these students completed! This next week we will be moving forward to figuring out how these landforms came to be in the first place. As well as beginning a dive into plate tectonics.

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


Spanish Translation Phone Line 785-717-4428

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