JCMS Team 10

April 27 - May 1

Schoolwide Information

May 1 – online enrollment will begin = watch website for more details

May 4 – No School; Teachers will be participating in Professional Development

May 21 – Last day of the 2019-2020 school year

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Language Arts

Week Four is live on Schoology! I'm excited to continue to dive into the life and legacy of Anne Frank. This week, we will analyze a political cartoon to make connections between the 1940s, current events, and other historical periods. I know this sounds like Mr. Janner's class, but we are able to think historically in ELA as well! We are also going to read two more entries from Anne Frank's diary, and then students will have an opportunity to write a journal entry. We are all writers who document history during these strange times. Miss you all!

U.S. History

Team 10 parents,

As we quickly began to move through our Civil War unit, I was once again impressed by your students for their efforts and attitudes towards this whole process. A vast majority of students are continuing to turn in high quality work. Our students are choosing this time to be successful.

With the Civil War (and an Civil War timeline 80% assignment) behind us, we will move in to the era of Reconstruction. This time period lasted from 1865-1877 and focuses on the American South, where many fought for and against the equal treatment of African-Americans. The time period began a spark that lead to the well-known Civil Rights movement in the 1900's.

Afterwards we will move on to see what's out West.


Last week, we finished our study of Real Numbers with a quiz. The vast majority of our students scored very well on that quiz, a result of their efforts and work ethic during this unprecedented time. Students who are not happy with their score on this quiz can still submit a retake in the coming week. We also began our study of the Pythagorean Theorem with some introductory lessons.

During this coming week, we will continue our study of Pythagorean Theorem with the following lessons:

Monday--Finding leg lengths of right triangles

Tuesday--Practice finding side lengths of right triangles

Wednesday--Finding distances on a coordinate plane

Thursday--Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem

Friday--Pythagorean Theorem practice (this will be the 20% assignment for the week)

If you have any questions or concerns about math class, please email me at shannonjones@usd475.org, call my classroom phone (717-4465) or call/text my Google Voice phone (350-6716).


During the week of April 27th - May 1st, we will continue to cover genetics.

Monday/Tuesday: Will watch a video and answer questions about inherited and acquired traits. They will then have access to notes over the topic. This will be an ungraded lesson.

Wednesday-Friday: Students will read an article about how the growth of an organism is affected by their genes and the environment. They will then participate in a discussion board. This will be graded as a 20% assignment.

The topics for the Health and Human Sexuality Unit:

  • Consent Laws
  • Smoking and Vaping
  • Substance Abuse (Alcohol and Other Drugs)
  • Summer Safety Tips
  • Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases

If you have any questions, feel free to email me: sarahpeterson@usd475.org

Or contact me by phone at: 620-878-0671

Team 10 Teachers and Contact Information

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