JCMS Elective Classes

Your go to source for ALL electives at JCMS!

For the Week of April 20-24, 2020


Add Text


6th Grade AVID 101

Hello 6th grade students and parents. Please remember that it is important to check your Outlook Email and Schoology page daily. This week we will be looking into learning through inquiry. We will learn the three different levels of Costa's Questioning and how using these questions can deepen your understanding of knowledge in any class. Please let us know if you are having any difficulty opening or completing your assignments. You can contact us during office hours through email at rebeccagliniecki@usd475.org or crystalholzer@usd475.org.

7th and 8th grade AVID Electives

Please continue to check your Outlook email and Schoology pages daily. AVID students should be taking advantage of tutorial sessions with college tutors once a week for help with their core classes.

7th grade - We will begin our college research unit learning about all of the different types of colleges that are available for you inside and outside of the United States.

8th grade - We will discus the transition from middle school into 9th grade. It is a big step and you want to be prepared!

Please let us know if you are having any trouble opening or completing assignments. We are available during office hours at rebeccagliniecki@usd475.org or crystalholzer@usd475.org.


You can access the weekly Band Newsletter by clicking HERE.


Careers e-Learning

Hello All,

This past week was one that really showed me the need for patience and flexibility. No matter how much you prepare, sometimes we are unable to control technology. Hopefully this week will be the end of technical difficulties.

Moving forward to the upcoming week, my Schoology page will look a bit different there will be a some different folders available:

  1. How do I(It will have helping tools, and tips to help keep assignment organized.)
  2. Syllabus and Contact information -
  3. Assignments for the current week containing a folder for each day of the week
  4. Past weeks assignments (This will contain the assignment folders for previous weeks)

I will have the entire weeks assignments posted on Friday by 3:00 pm. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, Stay Positive

Mr. Moneypenny

Careers Teacher

785-380-7462 (Call or Text)



6th Grade

Innovators and Makers

App Creators


Below is the link to the ELL Smore.



Big picture
Big picture

Life Values & Goals Auction

Award winning and World renowned livestock auctioneer, took time to help teach 7th & 8th grade FACS students the value of getting what you want in life. During this unit activity students were given $2000.00 imaginary dollars to spend on those material and non-material values they want to have in their future lives. Each chose at least 5 values & goals. They kept track of their money and adjusted their bids based on each purchased item. Items auctioned ranged from live a long healthy life to marry someone beautiful; as well as be a successful athlete, doctor and help the poor. The auction provided a real life experience for goal setting and reflecting on what they really value. In all four classes "to have a good relationship with my parents" was a top bid item in one class the bid went all the way to $2,000.00!

FAMILY MATTERS! Hang in there Moms and Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas!

Foreign Language

6th grade- We will be discussing why foreign language is important in different types of jobs.

French class- We will be learning our days, months and how to tell the date in French. Students will be creating a calendar in French of their birthday month for this school year.

Technology (Robtoics, STEM and Design and Modeling)

Design and modeling- This week we working on our flight and space unit. Students will be researching and selecting a certain time period to add to our timeline of the history of flight and space. Students will also pick from one of the two simulations and do a reflection.

Robotics- This week we continue working on our robotic hand project. This project should be completed by the end of the week with either video instructions on how to make their project, detailed pictures showing step by step how to create it or written instructions.

Please Check Schoology for updates and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me

Math Strategies

8th Grade Math Strategies

7th Grade Math Strategies

6th Grade Math Strategies


6th-8th Multimedia


Add Text

Physical Education / Strength & Conditioning

Reading Strategies


JCMS Library Media Center

Link to JCMS Library Media Center Smore's newsletter


Vocal Music

Add Text