8-3 Newsletter

March 21-25 2016

What's New?

This last week before spring break can be a challenging time for students to maintain focus and good behavior. Please help them remember to stay on track!

Spirit Week – March 21-25

Cost is $1.00 per day and must be paid in the cafeteria each morning to get a sticker to participate.

  1. Monday – Super Hero Day

  2. Tuesday – Favorite Sports Day

  3. Wednesday – Pirate Day

  4. Thursday – Alien/Martian Day

  5. Friday – Red Out Day

Please help SMMS better serve you!

In the spring of each year, all Camden County Schools send out the Title I Parent Survey. ALL students in Camden County schools are Title I students. Each school uses this survey to adjust what services are offered to parents, how information is distributed, and many other things. The more parents who fill out the survey, the better information we get.

Please take just a few minutes to fill out the FY16 Title I Parent Survey at the link below for St. Marys Middle School. Answers are anonymous unless you want to provide your contact information. Next week, a paper version will be coming home with your child. Please only fill out one version of the survey.

FY16 Title I Survey

Coming Soon!

No ZAP or WOW Buses this week.

3/21-25 Spirit Week

3/28-4/1 Spring Break!

Here is what is happening in our classes!

Mrs. Richardson- Language Arts

This quarter we will not be having a mastery assessment. Because of this, the grade weights will be as follows:

40% Writing

40% Reading

20% Grammar/vocabulary

Blocks 2,4 and 5 will be reading a short story and pulling out various literary elements to review skills. We will be reviewing all of the grammar standards learned this year, and reading short passages with multiple choice questions and short answer responses to prepare them for the upcoming Georgia Milestones test. The Monday that they come back from spring break students will be given a “pretest” writing prompt. This will be used to help students understand the time that they will be given to complete the writing task for the test as well as a tool for us to look at and see what skills they still need to improve. They were given a new suffix packet on Thursday, and the quiz on these words will be on March 24th. If students have not turned in their To Kill a Mockingbird book, please have them do so this week. When we get back from spring break students will be given the novel “October Sky” to read. I will give them a reading assignment sheet just like they had with To Kill a Mockingbird.

Block 3 will be reviewing all of the grammar standards learned this year, and reading short passages with multiple choice questions and short answer responses to prepare them for the upcoming Georgia Milestones test. The Monday that they come back from spring break students will be given a “pretest” writing prompt. This will be used to help students understand the time that they will be given to complete the writing task for the test as well as a tool for us to look at and see what skills they still need to improve. They were given a new suffix page on Thursday, and the quiz on these words will be on March 24th.