Junior High Journal

News and Happenings of the Junior High Department

6th 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 23rd, 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.

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

Karrie Lazewski karrie.lazewski@yorkville.k12.wi.us

*Scholastic Book Order Code: JQ8XW under Miss Thomas still

The 6th graders are continuing to read the novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. We will finish the book the week after next. They have comprehension questions and a vocabulary word study to complete while we read the book. Make sure they are keeping up with those. After Memorial Day weekend, we will watch the movie. Look for a permission slip to come home in the next week.

This week their spelling unit consisted of suffixes: -ian, -eer, -ent, -ant.. Please remind your child to study these words. They can use the lists on the packet or their pretests to study. Next week will be their last spelling unit of the year. It deals with words ending in -ence and -ance.

We worked on adverbs all week and ended with a quiz. Next week, we will take notes on prepositions. This will be the last “parts of speech” lesson for the year. Crazy how fast the year went!

They are also starting to work on their Grammar Videos. Each group picked a part of speech and they will come up with a song about that topic. I am already seeing the creativity in some groups. They have a choice to sing it in front of the class or record it somehow. These are so much fun to watch and they already seem to enjoy working on them. These are due June 1st!

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Mrs. Lazewski

Math News and Updates

Amanda Lois amanda.lois@yorkville.k12.wi.us

This week in Math, the sixth graders were busy with Module 12! They learned how to create an equation from a table and then use verbal descriptions, tables and graphs to represent those algebraic relationships. We ended the week with the Module 12 Quiz.

Next week we will move to Module 14, finding Distance in the Coordinate Plane and solving problems by drawing polygons in the coordinate plane. We will take the Module 14 Quiz and then roll right into Module 16: Displaying, Analyzing, and Summarizing Data.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Lois

Social Studies News and Updates

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

This week we were able to dive into our last chapter of the year. Now that the Revolutionary War is over we are investigating how this country began as an independent country. They learned that the original Articles of Confederation were written to make the central government too weak. Between the war and the ineffective Articles of Confederation, the country was in a depression. We learned about the next meeting in Philadelphia and the Virginia and New Jersey plans.

The Great Compromise helped form the government we have today - a two house system, an upper house (Senate) and a lower house (House of Representatives). The also learned about the ⅗ compromise and how this handled the counting of slaves into the population of the southern states. We talked about the implications of this compromise and how politically incorrect it would be in today’s society. We also discussed some early forms of discrimination that freed African Americans faced during this time.

We should have just enough time to finish this chapter before the year is over. Tests are graded and all grades will be updated soon. Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Niccolai

Physical Education News and Updates

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

Nathan Meyer nathan.meyer@yorkville.k12.wi.us

This week the 6th graders played Prison 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.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Peterson

Band News and Updates

Mike Beix



The 6th Grade Band continued to work on music for our Spring Concert which will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 9:45am and 7:00pm in the Yorkville School gym. This concert will feature our 5th Grade Beginners, the 6th Grade Band, Advanced Band, Jazz Band, and a grand finale that will feature every band student performing “God Bless America.”

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

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


Dana Herman dana.herman@yorkville.k12.wi.us

This week, students began their final sixth grade project- Artist Mash Up! Students chose two artists with unique styles and described what they observed made each artist’s style unique. For example, Vincent Van Gogh’s art features choppy brush strokes, layered colors and many values while Roy Lichtenstein used black outlines, bright colors and no change in value. In the next weeks, students will recreate a piece of one artist’s work using the other artist’s style.