Lee Roy Myers Middle School
Issue 23 Volume VII
A Message from Mr. Scott
We will always do what is best for our staff, students, and parents by putting students first. We will offer various clubs, organizations, and evening options for students to be fully engaged. We expect excellence from your child, and you should expect to receive excellence from our staff members. Please do not wait until the end of the year to meet your child’s teacher and/or administrator. They are here to support you. We will offer monthly parent functions to ensure we build relationships with parents and other stakeholders.
Marcus Scott, IV Ed. S
Myers Middle School
6TH GRADE TEAM ALABANY STATE
ELA: This month, we are moving into Unit 4 and focusing on writing! To be a good writer, you have to be a great reader. Many of our students need extra support in both of these areas, so I am asking our families to make sure we are stressing literacy in the home. This could be as simple as making visits to your local library, playing word games, talking about word meanings, practicing journaling, and most importantly–modeling good literacy habits by reading regularly yourself.
Social Studies: In Social Studies, we have started our Personal Finance unit in which students learn about financial institutions, how to manage their income, and the roles they play in their community’s economy. As crazy as it seems, we are doing some Math in these lessons and I’ve been in cahoots with Miss Ballantyne about how we can prepare our 6th graders to succeed in an algebraic word.
Science: Earth Science is now approaching Unit 4: Weathering and Erosion. We would start out by focusing on how to classify rocks and how rocks change through the rock cycle. This will lead into questions about different types of weathering and erosion, which is especially relevant to us in the LowCountry with its effects on the barrier islands that help protect us from hurricanes. Science is life, science is everyday.
Our student of the month is Izabella Lindley. March’s SOTM is Miss Izabella Lindley, of Ms. Reese’s homeroom! Since she arrived at Myers, she has been a wonderful example of the kind and friendly spirit that we want all of our student body to emulate. Izabella is a really artistically inclined student as well, and has found many opportunities to be creative in her work.
7TH GRADE TEAM SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY
We are in the final stretches and the grade recovery that some students are completing will determine whether or not they are promoted to the 8th grade. Students must pass all classes. They are only allowed to attend summer school for one failed class.
Cell phones are not allowed in class. If students cannot follow this rule please make them keep their phones at home. Please explain the importance of taking tests seriously to students. While we understand they are exhausted of testing this is the main way we assess their knowledge of the standards for the district/state. When students just click any answer it messes up the picture we have of what they actually know.
Mr. Flemming's Social Studies classes are learning about African history in the month of March with a focus on Nelson Mandela.
Mrs. Acker's Core Math classes will be learning about probability and the likelihood of events. The Advanced Math class will begin learning about systems of equations.
Our student of the month is Jeremiah McKenzie. Jeremiah is a very cooperative and helpful student. He has great behavior in every class and is willing to ask for help with classwork to maintain his grades.
7TH GRADE TEAM SPELMAN
The Mathematicians are currently working on Statistics and probability while they have been determining Central Ideas and Authors Point of views in informational text.
In Social Studies, students are currently studying the geography and historical development of Africa while integrating Black History at points to celebrate our peoples' legacy of excellence.
Scholars are learning about key features of the homeland and its variation in ethnic groups and associated religions.
Our student of the month is Anderson Columbia. Anderson is always willing to go above and beyond in class.
8TH GRADE TEAM CLARK ATLANTA
Greetings Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for attending our 8th grade parent night last month! We discussed promotional requirements, information about GMAS and 8th grade week dues. If you would like to pay your child’s dues online, use the link or the QR code. https://sccpss.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/11492/239/False/True
English Language Arts
Thanks so much for your support. We are steadily marching towards the GMAS. GMAS stands for Georgia Milestones Assessment System. It measures how well students have learned the content according to state standards. Below is a sample GMAS task that students will have to complete:
Harry Houdini achieved fame and success in his work as an illusionist. Think about the ideas in BOTH passages. Then write an information essay in your own words explaining how Hudini achieved success as an illusionist. Be sure to use information from both passages in your information.
Please support your child by assisting with homework and continuously and closely monitoring grades in Powerschool.
8th grade scholars have been learning about the Electromagnetic Spectrum and how the different forms of energy are used in our daily lives. Electromagnetic waves have a range of practical everyday applications that includes such diverse uses as WiFi, Bluetooth, cooking, vision, medical imaging, treating cancer(gamma waves), and communication by cell phone and radio broadcasting.
With just about one month before the GMAS examination, we are currently in preparation mode. Each day your child will get an opportunity to practice GMAS like questions during warm-ups to better acquaint them with the rigor of these questions.
In 8th grade we are finishing up with Unit 5 and will begin Unit 6 next week. Students will be learning how to solve systems of equations and apply then to real world problems.
Algebra 1 students are currently sharpening their skills in solving quadratic equations and representing them graphically. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
In GA Studies, we are learning about the important developments in Georgia since the late 20th century. In this unit, students will examine how Atlanta grew under Maynard Jackson, the first African-American mayor of a major city.
Also, we test weekly in social studies and students should be reminded to study their notes to prepare for tests. Students who need additional help understanding the lesson should stay for tutorial on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-3:45pm.
Our student of the month is Keerthana S. Keerthana, consistently shows outstanding character and hard work!
8TH GRADE TEAM MOREHOUSE
This month in GA Studies we are learning at the time America entered World War II, segregation of the races was still a way of life in most of the United States. This was particularly true in the South, the region of the nation with the highest percentage of African Americans. Reminders of America’s dual society were common, especially in public places. Signs reading “White” and “Colored” marked water fountains, restrooms, movie theater entrances, and places to sit on the bus and train. Isn't this interesting?
In class this month we are currently focusing on the Civil Rights Movement and Georgia's role in it. We will study influential people like Martin Luther King. Jr John Lewis and so on.
In math in the month of March, students connect the solution to a system of equations, by graphing, using a table, and writing an equation. Students compare equations and systems of equations, investigate using graphing calculators or graphing utilities, explain differences verbally and in writing, and use models such as equation balances.
System-solving in Grade 8 includes estimating solutions graphically, solving using substitution, and solving using elimination. Students gain experience by developing conceptual skills using models that develop into abstract skills of formal solving of equations. Students also have to change forms of equations (from a given form to slope-intercept form) in order to compare equations.
When the slope of the two lines is the same, the equations are either different equations representing the same line (thus resulting in many solutions), or the equations are different equations representing two non-intersecting, parallel, lines that do not have common solutions.
In ELA, students are learning argumentative writing.
Our student of the month is Ja'Lon Ruth.He is an exception student who is not afraid to persevere through his work until he has an understanding of what he needs to do.
HIGH SCHOOL BAND INFORMATION
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE SWAMP
CLICK LUNCH APPLICATION
CURTIS V. COOPER MOBILE BUS
Curtis V. Cooper is back on campus! If your student plans on playing a winter/spring sport they will need an up-to-date physical. If your child needs to be seen for a physicals, medical, or dental needs please contact Miss Brundidge at Gabrielle.Brundidge@sccpss.com for more information.
Curtis V. Cooper is scheduled come back on campus March 21, 2023 at 8:15am.
This year, the students at Lee Roy Myers Middle School will be going on College Tours, to prepare them for life after high school. College Tours will happen once a month, we will also visit a few college fairs as well. Our next college tour is to USCBluffton.
These trips go perfect with our motto “Student’s First”, curriculum and they are educational! In March we are schedule to go to University of South Carolina Bluffton. The college tour is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2023. The cost of this tour is $20.00.
If you are interested in going all permission slips are in the counseling office.
This year, the students at Lee Roy Myers Middle School will be giving back to our community in a big way! Every 3rd Saturday of the month, we will participate in a service project. Our projects will either be volunteering at Second Harvest or hosting school-wide clean up with the Chatham County Department of Sanitation.
Information on Second Harvest: Established in 1981 in Savannah Georgia, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is a locally inspired, volunteer-driven nonprofit food bank and community partnering organization. Second Harvest serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at risk for hunger throughout Coastal Georgia.
Spring Sports 2022-23
Track and Field
Friday, March 10 at 3:30pm
Saturday, April 1 at 10:00am
Saturday, April 15 at 10:00am
Saturday, April 22: Middle School Championship
All Track and Field events are held Savannah High.
MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY
JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY
Our Cadets had their inaugural ceremony.
Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Rivers was selected as our Teacher of the Year! Congratulations!
Black History Month Presentation
Kendra presenting on VP. Harris and Shirley Chisholm.
Our wonder Student Teachers
Ms. Howard and Ms. Williams at the Championship Basketball game.
One of our star Athlete's Terry!
Semaj attended the first SCCPSS Student with Leadership Conference. He is pictured with Dr. Levett.
She's a Track Star!
Kenya on her way to our first Track Meet!
Blow down the house
Dream, Labron and DJ tore down the house during our Black History Month program!
Students with Leadership mentorship program with their mentees!
Jenkins High School's band playing during lunch!
We are the Champions
Middle School District Basketball Champions.
Junior Police Academy
JPA on their first field trip to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.
APhiA Oratorical Contest participant Imani.
Thank you to Ms. Bowers
Actions, Interactions, and Reactions talk.