Mavericks Team Update

May 9, 2016

The Countdown has Begun!

Only 9.5 days left of the school year, and that means only 9.5 days until our Mavericks walk out of these doors at Eastgate for the last time. !

But, that only leaves us with 9.5 days left for some hard work to continue to prepare our Mavericks to be freshman this fall! Its very, very important these next two weeks that:

  • Students come to school on time and every day! WE ARE STILL DOING WORK, not just parties or "nothing" as some students might say.
  • School expectations and classroom expectations still apply. Students are still expected to work in the classroom and follow all of the other school and classrooom expectations of being Ready, Responsible, and Respectful. Since we students have participated in lessons all year concerning these expectations and understand what they look like, they are expected to follow them.
  • Students are expected to still bring their school supplies to class every day, each hour.
  • Its getting hot out! However, it is important that students make sure to follow dress code. The air conditioning is cooling off our rooms quite quickly so no need to worry about heat in the classrooms!
  • All work is turned in on time!!!! It is important that students learn how to meet deadlines, and teachers have deadlines regarding grades to meet as well; the deadlines we set on our assignments for the next few weeks are set to give us time to grade and give feedback to students and meet our own deadlines.

Class Information

Math: Today students will pick out their end of the year project. They can choose one of the following four projects to complete from the following: Transformation Animation (flip book), City Designer (parallel lines), City Attraction (distance/coordinate grid), Road Trip (proportions). Students will have until Tuesday, May 17 to complete their project. They will present their project to the class on Wednesday, May 18.

Science: Today students are completing a web quest about the physical and chemical aspects of matter.

Social Studies: Today students are completing a rewriting history project.

ELA: Today students are working on their pre-organizer for their Outsiders mandalas.

Note: Students have been informed that there are alternative assignments on e-Campus for them to complete if they have a D or F in ELA.

Spring Choir Concert

Tuesday, May 10th, 7pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Eastgate Presentation at the School Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 10th, 7pm

North Kansas City School District, Clay County, MO, United States


This meeting will feature our own Maverick Science teacher, Mrs. Jessica Nolin!

Renaissance Worlds of Fun Trip

Wednesday, May 11th, 8:30am-5:30pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

The busses will leave right at 8:30 am, so it is IMPERATIVE that your student arrive on time to school so that they will be able to board the bus and go on the trip.

Additionally, students will arrive back at Eastgate between 5:15 and 5:30 pm. It is important that parents/family members be at Eastgate promptly to pick-up their student.

8th Grade Party

Friday, May 13th, 6-8pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Last Day of School- Early Release!

Friday, May 20th, 8-11:15am

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Yearbooks will be handed out if you purchased one already; if you have not purchased one yet, there may be extras available to purchase for $18 (first come, first serve).

Students will also have an opportunity to gather with their grade level in the gym to get their yearbooks signed.

Contact Information

Emily Boyd, Math

(816) 321-4204

Jessica Nolin, Science

(816) 321-5829

Troy Seilaff, Social Studies

(816) 321-6137

Leslie Goodwin, English Language Arts

(816) 321-4691

Additional Resources and Links

E-Campus (Blackboard) Username - student lunch number, password- student's birthdate (MMDDYYY)

I-Ready The I-Ready program provides students with lessons and assessments to strengthen their knowledge Math and ELA concepts. The Math and ELA teachers use this program in class frequently, and will use the students' scores on the assessments that follow the lessons in their grade books. We strongly encourage students working on lessons at home if possible. The student username is the student's ID (, for example) and the password is the student's birthdate (MMDDYYYY).

PowerSchool Be sure to sign up for a Parent Portal account! From this account you can view student's grades and attendance. Don't have a parent portal account?

Scholastic Scholastic Reading Clubs allow parents and students to order book and other items at an affordable price. If you use Mrs. Goodwin's classroom code, N8ZDY , when you check out, you earn free books for the ELA classroom! Want to write a check? That's fine! Simply write the check to Scholastic and turn it into Mrs. Goodwin. Monthly paper catalogues are available in Mrs. Goodwin's room as well.

Eastgate Middle School Calendar

Eastgate Middle School Website

North Kansas City School District Website

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