Mavericks Team Update

November 12, 2015

Class Information and Reminders

Short Story Contest

There is a short story contest that many students are interested in. There is information in Mrs. Goodwin's room or here is the link:

This is a national competition, not a school-wide one.

Field Trip

We need all permissions slips for the Career Fair by tomorrow. Here is a link to the slip, but students have been provided one as well.

Attendance Incentive

We will have an attendance incentive for the month of November for only our Mavericks students; students that meet the following requirements will be able to attend a "party" when we attend the field trip. The requirements are as follows (and begin Friday and end the day before the field trip)

  • Be in attendance each day
  • Accumulate no more than two tardies in their core classes

Math- Today we are learning how to reflect figures in the coordinate plane. Students are discovering the algebraic rules of reflections through observations.

Math Announcements: Unit 3 Transformations starts this week! Students were given Unit 3, Week 1 homework on Monday. This homework is not over the new material, but only over unit 1 and unit 2 material. Thus, the students know all of the material on the homework. The homework is due on Friday. Unit 3, Quiz 1 is on Friday.

Science- In science this week, students are working o a project in which they are creating a geologic timeline of Earth’s past. They will be researching the thriving organisms for each time period and drawing them into the time line. Students will also be researching major events in Earth’s past (such as the mass extinction of dinosaurs) and drawing those into the timeline. Each centimeter on the timeline will represent 2 million years of Earth’s history.

Social Studies-Preamble.

English Language Arts -Today students are finishing their i-Ready diagnostic quiz.

**I will note that many students, despite several reminders, did not study for our quiz yeterday and they realized that not studying made them unprepared once they received their quiz score right after the test. They will be able to retake the quiz tomorrow.


A new Scholastic catalogue is out! If you wish to look at the catalogue online or wish to order online, see the link at the bottom of this page.

EDP Session 2: The link below is that of the EDP form for Session 2. When completing the form, please make sure you prioritize the choices (1st, 2nd, 3rd choice). A few new notes about EDP Session 2: 1) Students cannot stay the day the day that they turn in their form because the form needs to be processed. They may stay the day after they turn in the form. 2) The following clubs are now closed (students cannot be added into these clubs anymore): Yoga, computer games, Fit club Thursday, Hip Hop Dance.

2nd Qtr Progress Reports Go Home

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 8am

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Career Fair Field Trip

Friday, Nov. 20th, 8:30-9:15am

1801 Branch Street

Platte City, MO

Permission slips are being handed out on 11/5/15 in homeroom

No school

Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Emily Boyd, Math

(816) 321-4204

Jessica Nolin, Science

(816) 321-5829

Troy Seiloff, Social Studies

(816) 321-6137

Leslie Goodwin, English Language Arts

(816) 321-4691

Additional Resources and Links

E-Campus (Blackboard)

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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