JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

Week of November 12, 2019

Thank you Mrs. Ray!

We will miss your positive attitude and your compassion for the students on Team 2! Please stop by and visit us when you are at JCMS. We will welcome Mrs. Riley back after Thanksgiving Break.
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What's going on in class?


The past week in Math students have been learning about dividing a decimal number by another decimal number. Module 2 will wrap up following Thanksgiving break. Just a couple of reminders.... Dec. 3 - Dec. 5 will be our middle of the year I-Ready testing. The following week students will have an interim (basically practice) and test for the state assessments in the spring. I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Language Arts

Nightly reading homework-

Studies have shown that reading just 20 minutes per day will expose students to over a million words per year. This will then likely improve school grades as well as increase state standardized test scores. Please check with your child be make sure they are doing their nightly reading homework and filling out the log that goes with it.


This week students presented their weathering and erosion projects during class. I am always amazed at the talent and creativity of sixth graders. Projects included powerpoint, minecraft, models, and posters. Students were also great public speakers! When we return after break, we will learn about Earth's tectonic plate movement, and will have 3 more assessments before the end of the term.

Students keep their Science Interactive Notebooks (INBs) and textbooks in the classroom, but they are always welcome to take them home with them as long as they return the next day.

Social Studies

It’s hard to believe it’s Thanksgiving Break! This week in social studies we wrapped up Ancient India and learned about the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. On Thursday and Friday, the students worked on creating their own Kahoot based on Ancient India, Ancient Egypt, or Mesopotamia. Kahoot is an online review game. When we get back from Thanksgiving Break we will begin learning about Ancient China. Have a fantastic break!

Missing Work/Testing after Break

Students who have missing work in classes should make every attempt to be caught when they return from break. There will be doing quite a bit of testing (ELA & and Math esp.) the last 3 weeks of the semester, and it would be in their best interest to be current on other assignments.

Hallway Procedures

JCMS has updated hallway procedures during class. Please contact your student's CAT time teacher if you have questions.

Snowman Shuffle - 5K, Pancake Feed and Vendor Fair

Please come and support the JCMS Renaissance Program! We are excited to host the first annual Snowman Shuffle, including a Pancake Feed provided by IHOP, and a Vendor Fair - something for everyone!

Student Expectations

Your student should wear their ID daily on a lanyard. If your student has lost their student ID, they may purchase a new one through the main office for $3.

Please charge tablets every night. Many students are leaving tablets in their locker. If your family would prefer that the tablet stays at school, please contact your student's CAT time teacher to make arrangements for secure storage and charging.

Students of the Week!

Each week teachers will be nominating Team 2 students who demonstrate good character, work ethic, leadership, and or overall growth/ improvements. Below are our Students of the Week!

No Name Papers

We have had several no name papers turned in this year. If a student thinks they turned in an assignment but it shows missing in the grade book it is likely they didn't put a name on it. Please remind your child to always put their name, class, and hour on their papers.

Team 2 Expectations

Team 2 is consistent in our expectations in all our courses to create the best and most conducive learning environment for all students. We create these expectations and go over them multiple times with the team to insure that all students are able to be successful. We encourage you to review the expectations and discuss them with your student.


Students will be sending out weekly grade updates each Friday via e-mail. Please make sure your student has your email address as well as it being updated in Skyward. Parents will also have access to student grades at all times through the Skyward website or app. If you are unable to access Skyward please contact the office for further help.

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