Blue Team Weekly Update

Week of 3/30-4/3

Classroom Happenings

ELA- Mrs. Camden

The first week of distance learning is in the books.

Assignments are posted to Google Classroom each day by 8:30am. Please check there for instructions and work to complete.

We started our first unit Writing to Remember. Since we are living through history in the making, we are using writing as a way to document our thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Everyone should still be reading. I posted a Google form to fill out when you complete books. If you are having trouble finding access to books, check out the library Google Classroom or send Mrs. Tumminello a message. She has compiled a list of free resources. Mrs. Tumminello’s library Zoom meetings for Blue Team are on Thursdays at 11:00am.

Scholastic has set up their system so books can ship directly to your house. If you use our class code M9G7W you will get books delivered, and I will still get the scholastic points to add books to my classroom library for next year when the library is closed.

The best way to contact me is by email. I prefer that parents use and that students use

You can email anytime. My office hours are M-F 1-2pm. If you need to set up a Zoom conference, please email me and we can set a time and date together.

Science- Mr. Vorel

First, I hope you are doing well, staying healthy, and the transition to distance learning is going smoothly.

If you have not done so already, please see my distance learning “welcome back” letter and updated syllabus HERE.

I will continue to post each day's assignment(s) on Google Classroom at 8:30 am. Please read all directions for each assignment and pay attention to due dates!

Wednesday, April 1st will be the first day of meeting on ZOOM as a class. Students will join my science ZOOM class following the class schedule times that have been sent out. These meetings will then occur every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday thereafter. It is not mandatory that students attend these Zoom meetings, but it is highly encouraged. That being said, the work that is posted to Google Classroom daily is required.

Please make sure students are checking their own Gmail daily as well as reading announcements on Google Classroom.

The best way to contact me is through email. Parents - please email me at Students - please email me at I will hold “office hours” from 2-3 pm everyday. Although it is my goal to be directly accessible at any time during regular school day hours, this time has been purposefully set aside allowing me to quickly answer questions/offer support (in other words, I will not be in meetings at this time).

Students have spent the last week wrapping up their unit on heat and energy.

Next week we begin studying waves!

Please reach out with any questions/comments/concerns!

Social Studies- Mr. McGinnis


Hope all is well for you and your family.

1. We ZOOMED and we lived. I think it will get more routine and more purposeful as we get used to it.

2. NEWZBRAIN - an 8-minute current event and civics quiz for each student and 2 parents/siblings to play and compete for fame and fortune and a 2-minute shopping spree at Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizer Emporium.


Student sign up code 929222506

Directions on Google Classroom

Parents or siblings can play too!

2 signups per student

Parent sign up


Student has to sign up first.

NEWZBRAIN Parent letter

Complete quiz by Friday afternoon.

If you miss it there will be another next week.

Stock Project

1st Step 3 stocks

Students will find 3 stocks they believe will do well over the next 5 weeks by Friday.

2nd Step

Research your Stock. On Monday 4/6, they will get 1 stock of their 3 to research. The purpose is to state why their classmates should invest in their stock. Guidelines/Scoring Guide will be on GC on Monday.

3rd Step

Class portfolio 4/13

Each class will choose how to allocate their $100,000.

Classes will compete against each other.

Political Cartoons by Daryl Cagle

Share and laugh.

Contact information

BEST EMAIL for students and parents

My office hours will be 8 - 9 am Mon - Fri. Email me with questions anytime and I will get back to you during that time if not before.

That is it for now. Enjoy the weekend.

Contact Us

Mrs. Camden: 314-918-4576

Mr. McGinnis: 314-918-4578

Mr. Vorel: 314-918-4577