Team 9 Update

Issue 9 October 4, 2019

After School Tutoring Program

Click to sign your student up for the after school tutoring program. Students will be able to get tutoring help Tuesday- Thursday when school is in session. Transportation available. Click the button above to learn more.

Flu Shots- October 17th

Hello, Parents and Staff!
For your convenience, and to help protect your child from getting sick, we will be administering flu vaccines during school on October 17th from 8:30am - 12:30pm. If you would like your child to receive the flu vaccine, please fill out the attached forms and return them to the school nurse as soon as possible to ensure we have enough to go around. This opportunity is also available to our staff members.

Flu Shot Form

Essay Contests

Click the USO Life Experience of the Military Family Picture or the Americanism Essay Picture to learn more about the essay contests that students can participate in.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, October 7th-

  • First Day of To Kill a Mockingbird Unit in Language Arts (Murphy)
  • Lunch Help For Unit One Final Assessment in Language Arts (Murphy)

Tuesday, October 8th -

  • lunch math help/retakes (Williams)
  • After School Tutoring
  • Lunch Help For Unit One Final Assessment in Language Arts (Murphy)

Wednesday, October 9th-

  • Students receive their copy of To Kill a Mockingbird in Language Arts (Murphy)
  • Lunch Help For Unit One Final Assessment in Language Arts (Murphy)
  • After School Tutoring

Thursday, October 10th-

  • lunch math help (Williams )
  • Lunch Help For Unit One Final Assessment in Language Arts (Murphy)
  • After School Tutoring

Friday, October 11th-

  • Last Day of the 1st 9 weeks
  • KAP Interim- Math
  • First To Kill a Mockingbird Quiz Over Chapters 1-3 in Language Arts (Murphy)


October 14: No School (Professional Development for Teachers)

October 14: JCMS Parent Support Meeting at 5:30 PM

October 17- Flu Shots (Must fill out this form in advance)

October 21, 22, and 23: Student-Led Conferences

November 11: No School--Veteran's Day

November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break

December 7: Snowman Shuffle and Renaissance Pancake and Vendor Fair

Team 9 Core Classes

Language Arts

Last Tuesday, students put the narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart" on trial to determine if he is guilty of murder or innocent due to insanity. We had SO much fun! Most classes determined that the narrator should be found innocent due to insanity. See pictures below of the trial!

Students just finished their first big essay of the year. This essay serves as their final assessment for unit one. Each student had to elaborate on the ways in which people manipulate the truth using evidence from our three unit one stories. I am excited to share my feedback on their essays this week! Ask your student if you can see their essay and the feedback I provided to them.

Our second unit of the year begins on Monday October 7th. The focus of this unit will be on one of the most famous books ever written--To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Even though this book was published in 1960, the lessons it contains are more important than ever. We will start this book the week of October 7th. Students will receive their very own copy of the book on Wednesday the 9th, and our first quiz over chapters 1-3 will be on Friday the 11th. Ask your student to tell you about this novel!

Please feel free to e-mail me at any time with questions or concerns about your student's progress in Language Arts. I am happy to help with all of your needs! Thank you for sharing your student with me--I'm having a great school year with this group of 8th graders.

Mrs. Lindsay Murphy

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Math- Mrs. Williams

This week will be all about Real World Applications for writing and solving equations.

Our next topic will be writing equations from a verbal or written description, and we will have a quiz on Wednesday and in-class corrections on Thursday.

Friday we will be taking the KAP Interim Assessment to practice showing what we know on the end of year assessments.

  • Retakes will be during tutor times and WINN next week. Students may retake Unit 1 Quiz 2 until October 11th- students must turn in missing work and study first to ensure they are successful on the retakes.

Please email or call if you have questions.

Jamie Williams


Real World Problem Solving in Math

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US History

This week we applied the Bill of Rights to real life. We created a Student Bill of Rights and then we looked at actual Supreme Court cases and applied the Bill of Rights to see if there was a violation. If you want to challenge our High Score of 4,900 by Lorna Rae on iCivics "Do You Have A Right?" game use this link :

Highest Scoring Students for each hour
Ryan M. Hour 2
Lorna Rae P. Hour 3
Bella P. Hour 5
Zeke W. Hour 6

This week students also wrote their own opinion to a real Supreme Court case applying the rights in the Amendments to the Constitution.

Next week, we will learn about Federalism, Political Parties and Elections as we move in to Unit 3- America's First Presidents!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Ben Trenary



This week we're about to wrap up our sound unit. Meaning we're starting light next week!

Students are still able to make up the grades marked as "0s." In order to be able to retake the test, they will need to have the corrections done on their test as well as their interactive notebook(INB) up to date. They will be able to use their INBs on the retest again!

As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Breanna Temaat


Foundational Math - Mr. Goehl

Hello everybody!

This first few weeks we worked on going over classroom rules and expectations and started on our first unit, Place Value of Multi-Digit Whole Numbers.

For week 4 we will be studying and nearing in on our first quiz over place value.

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know!


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