Junior High Journal

News and Happenings in the Junior High Department!

7th Grade Updates and Reminders 5/15-5/19

  • This will be the last newsletter of the school year. Because of the busy schedule the last few weeks of school, many classes will be adjusted due to various activities. Please check out the following activities below!

PTO Subway Night

Friday, May 19th, 4:30pm

734 South Sylvania Avenue

Sturtevant, WI

Join members of the Yorkville Staff and PTO for a Subway fundraiser at the Subway located near I-94 from 4:30-7:30. Who's hungry?

Spring Band Concert

Tuesday, May 16th, 7pm

18621 Washington Avenue

Union Grove, WI

The Spring Band Concert (including Beginner, 6th grade, Advanced, and Jazz Bands) will hold their concert at 9:45am and 7pm! Come listen to the awesome bands of Yorkville with Mr. Beix directing!

Field Day and Red Carpet Ceremony

Thursday, May 25th, 9am

18621 Washington Avenue

Union Grove, WI

We will hold our annual Field Day and Red Carpet Ceremony next Thursday. Students compete in a variety of field events, have a hot dog lunch, and celebrate character achievements in the Red Carpet Ceremony. Rain date is Thursday June 1st.

Advanced Band trip to Six Flags

Tuesday, May 30th, 9am

1 Great America Pkwy

Gurnee, IL

Advanced Band students head to Six Flags for a fun-filled day! Students will return at 7pm.

Awards Day

Wednesday, May 31st, 9pm

18621 Washington Avenue

Union Grove, WI

We celebrate students' academic and sport achievement with awards day. Time to-be-determined.

Individual Class Updates

ELA News and Updates

Carolyn Heiar



This week in 7th grade ELA we finished our class novel, The Watsons go to Birmingham- 1963 and took our unit test. We also watched the movie associated with the book to make comparisons. Additionally, students continued work on their research essays by putting together and peer editing the body paragraphs. We are coming to the end of our unit so students are writing news cast book report skits to be performed early next week. We used this week to finish writing and begin rehearsal. Such a fun group of entertainers in this class. We put some of the final touches on our Weebly sites this week and will publish them when our essays are completed next week. Looking forward to seeing the finished product that students worked so hard to complete. On Thursday we got to take a field trip to the Civil War Museum and the Rec Plex, a great learning experience for the kids! Please continue to stay up to date on grades and missing work as the end of the year quickly approaches. Have a great weekend!

-Ms. Heiar

Math News and Updates

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

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

Algebra began their last unit this week. We began working with rational expression. A rational expression is an algebraic fraction where the numerator and denominator are polynomials. The first step was to simplify. This unit will reinforce factoring. The same fraction rules for multiply, dividing, adding, and subtracting will apply to these fractions. Adding these fractions are hard because there is much more involved in finding least common denominators and making equivalent fractions.

The year is winding down and we are going to try to finish this last unit with the time we have left. All papers will be graded this weekend and updated grades will be posted by Monday.

Please encourage your son or daughter to finish all late or absent work before the year is over.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Niccolai

Science News and Updates

Erin Weis erin.weis@yorkville.k12.wi.us

Students did a lot of reviewing this week for their test on invertebrates. They took the test on Wednesday on Schoology. Students are also continuing their work on vertebrates by creating foldables for their notebooks that will be a good resource to study for the vertebrate test. We also completed the pre lab for the frog dissection. The frog dissection will be next week Monday and Tuesday. All grades are up to date. Please continue to check Skyward regularly.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Weis

Spanish News and Updates

Katy Morrow katy.morrow@yorkville.k12.wi.us

Students have been busy finishing up our activities and adjectives unit. Students took the quiz and grades will be updated shortly. Also, students performed their unit skits in front of the class, pretending like they are meeting a new friend. We began our last short unit of the year, verbs! Students are learning the importance of conjugation and recognizing the correct subjects of the sentence!

Physical Education and Health News and Updates

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

This week the 7th graders only had one day of health due to the field trip. We reviewed the topic of puberty with discussion questions and an advice column.

This week the 7th graders played Gladiator Ball and a new game called “Capture the Ball.” The students received plenty of exercise on these two days and seemed to really enjoy the friendly competition. On Friday, the students played kickball and participated in the Color-a-Thon!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Peterson

Band News and Updates

Mike Beix



May will be a busy month for our Advanced Band members!

On the morning of Wednesday, May 17th, the Advanced Band will travel to UW-Whitewater to work with the university music professor, Dr. Glenn Hayes. He will listen to us perform and then spend time with the band to help make us sound even better! Permission slips are due Tuesday, May 16th. Extra permission slips can be found on the Yorkville Band website.

Our Spring Band Concert will be on Tuesday, May 23 at 9:45am and 7:00pm at Yorkville School. You will hear performances from the Beginner Band, 6th Grade Band, Advanced Band, Jazz Band, and a grand finale featuring every band student.

Our final Culver’s Fundraiser will be on Tuesday, May 23 from Noon-10:00pm.

Our final activity of the year will be our annual trip to Six Flags Great America on Tuesday, May 30. We will leave school at 9:30am and return to Yorkville at 7:00pm. Thanks to our fundraising efforts and a generous donation from PTO, the cost to students will be $10. Students with season passes will not have to pay anything. Information about this trip will be given out to students in the coming days.

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

Choir News and Updates

Carly Kreuscher



Please make sure your child returns any musical costumes, props, etc. belonging to Yorkville asap. I am taking inventory and trying to get all things put away before summer!!

The Music Man Jr. was a huge success. I am so proud of my students. Thank you for supporting them through this journey. The memories made will be something they will always remember. Also, thank you for donations throughout this year. We could not have done it without you!!!

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