Science Newsletter January 13th

James Bowie Middle School

Chemical Equations Test on Friday

Hello Bowie Bears,

We will be finishing up the Chemistry Unit this week. The students have worked hard but I have not been fully satisified with their scores. Since Chemistry is a major portion of the 8th Grade STAAR test, I am giving one last assessment this Friday, January 17th. I want to make sure that our scientists fully understand this before moving on to Characteristics of the Universe. The 8th Grade Science STAAR test is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23rd.

New Interactive Notebooks Starting This Week

We have essentially filled out Fall Semester Interactive Notebooks (IAN's). When school supplies were passed out at the beginning of the Fall Semester, Even if we /have a few pages left, we will start using our new Interactive Notebook starting next week. Please make sure that you have a new, 1 subject spiral notebook by next Wednesday, Jan. 15th.

** DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR FALL SEMESTER IAN's!! THEY WILL BE USED FOR THE STAAR SCIENCE TEST**

This Week's Highlights

Here are the upcoming events for this week.


Monday - Physical/Chemical Change Lab

Tuesday - Physical/Chemical Change Notes

Wednesday - Law of Conservation of Mass Lab/Notes

Thursday - Law of Conservation of Mass Notes; Test Review

Friday - Chemical Equations Test

Upcoming Events

7th/8th Grade Science Fair- ; Monday, Jan. 13th


Geography Bee- Tuesday, Jan. 14th; Library


Girl's Basketball- Tuesday, Jan. 14th; Home games vs. Garcia MS


Spelling Bee- Wednesday, Jan. 15th; Library


Boy's Basketball- Thursday, Jan. 16th; Away games vs. Sartartia MS


MLK Holiday- Monday, Jan. 20th; No School