NGMS Team 8A

2015-2016

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8A Cell Phone Policy

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We know that cell phones are an important tool for communication, however in the recent weeks they have become an increasing distraction to the learning environment. This letter is to remind you of Northgate Middle School’s electronic device and cell phone policy.


ELECTRONIC DEVICES/CELL PHONES

As a general rule, possession of any electronic device, including cell phone, tablet, computer, music player, laser pointer, portable game player, digital camera, etc. is inappropriate during classes, some teachers may allow the use of specified devices within the classroom under teacher supervision and for curricular purposes only. Unless the device is used in this manner, it needs to be turned off or silenced and stowed away during the school day. If being used without permission, the consequences may range from confiscation to In School Suspension.


With staff permission, students are allowed to use the courtesy phone in the office for school business. All electronic devices will be the child’s and parent/guardian’s responsibility at all times. The school is not responsible for investigating lost, damaged or stolen items.


Students WILL NOT be allowed to answer phone calls or texts during class regardless of who is calling or texting. Parents who need to get in touch with their child will need to contact the front office for a message to be sent to the classroom or you can contact the teacher directly via email.


The teacher will not be giving any warnings. If the teacher sees the cell phone out during class, it will be confiscated immediately and given to the front office and the parent or guardian will be required to pick it up.


Thank you in your support in this matter,


ELA:

Students should be reading 30 minutes a night.


Honors ELA:

Students should be reading 30 minutes a night.


Math:


Algebra:


Science:

03/16/17 Bell: Energy in the Ecosystems

Activity: I can explain how plants and animals reproduce sexually

1.) Germinating Seeds (Check growth and water)

2.) Tales from the Hive (bee pollination video) plus 30 Yellow Jackets vs 30,000 Honey Bees


Honor's Science:

03/16/17 Bell: Energy in the Ecosystems

Activity: I can explain how plants and animals reproduce sexually

1.) Germinating Seeds (Check growth and water)

2.) Tales from the Hive (bee pollination video) plus 30 Yellow Jackets vs 30,000 Honey Bees


Socials Studies:

March: Westward Expansion Unit

Monday- Down the Santa Fe Trail Pack

Tuesday- Down the Santa Fe Trail Pack (can correct for half credit)

Wednesday- BrainPOP Gold Rush

Thursday- Texas Revolution C-Notes

Friday- BrainPOP Mexican American War


*starting North and South Unit next week*


Honors Social Studies:

March: Westward Expansion Unit

Monday- Down the Santa Fe Trail Pack

Tuesday- Down the Santa Fe Trail Pack (can correct for half credit)

Wednesday- BrainPOP Gold Rush

Thursday- Texas Revolution C-Notes

Friday- BrainPOP Mexican American War

How to contact team teachers:

Mark Brown

Science

mark.brown@nkcschools.org


Caitlin Jewett

Social Studies

Caitlin.jewett@nkcschools.org


Mary Foster

Math/Algerbra

Mary.foster@nkcschools.org


Shauna Oldham

ELA

Shauna.oldham@nkcschools.org

Check your child's grade by logging into Powerschool:

Links you may need:

2016-2017 Calendar:

http://www.nkcschools.org/page.cfm?p=2284


2016-2017 AB Rotation:

http://www.nkcschools.org/uploaded/calendars/files/2016-17_Rotation.pdf


P J McGinnis (Principal): pj.mcginnis@nkcschools.org


Tammy May (Assistant Principal): tammy.may@nkcschools.org


Matthew Wheeler (Assistant Principal): matthew.wheeler@nkcschools.org


Shelly Lakenburger (Counselor A-L): shelly.lakenburger@nkcschools.org


Sarah Bowman (Counselor M-Z): sarah.bowman@nkcschools.org


Marcus Myers (Sage SS): marcus.myers@nkcschools.org


Alycia Miskie (Geometry): alycia.landon@nkcschools.org


North Kansas City (District Website): http://www.nkcschools.org/page.cfm?p=497


Northgate Middle school (School Website):http://www.nkcschools.org/page.cfm?p=2275


Northgate Middle School Staff Directory: http://www.nkcschools.org/page.cfm?p=2285

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