Mavericks Team Update

September 14, 2016


Maverick t-shirts and hoodies are available for purchase. Purchase forms are available in the Mavericks classrooms and forms as well as money can be given to Mrs. Boyd. T-shirts are $6 and hoodies are $16 (add $2 for XXL and XXXL). Deadline to order is September 23.

Parents are still able to sign up their child for EDP (our extended day program). To do so, please visit .

Please make sure to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences; click on this link and sign up for the time you would like to meet:

What Did We Do in Class Today? Was Homework Assigned?

SCIENCE: Students in science class will be starting a Gizmo (online lab) to investigate kinetic energy and how it relates to phases of matter and phase changes. Students in honors science will be creating a children's story book to teach a 3rd grader about the atom and its particles. Students will be given a rubric to guide them in their story telling!

ELA(Mrs. Goodwin and Ms. Nielsen): Today students finished their group answers for their "Night Burial" question (how did the author of "Night Burial" use dramatic irony to create suspense). Students then edited each other's answers, then wrote their final answers in their interactive notebook to be graded. Tomorrow I will finish consulting with students about their i-Ready diagnostic score and their last quiz grade. Beginning Monday, I will hand out detailed progress reports to each student each Monday to take home and be signed. HONORS: Honors students will need to bring their book club book tomorrow.

ELA (Mrs. Brown): We will be working in our Language workbooks and reading our book "All the Lovely Bad Ones" aloud.

MATH (Mrs. Boyd and Mr. Powell-Deppe): Students will continue to discover exponent rules. Students are creating peer-lead stations today and tomorrow on a specific exponent rule. Students, in groups, will use the computer and their Cornell Notes to create a learning station for their given exponent rule. Students will teach their rule to their peers on Friday and Monday of this week. Their station must present their rule in a creative way. It must also have at least five practice problems for their "students" to work through in order to see which students understand the rules and which students do not. ANNOUNCEMENT: Unit 2 Quiz 1 on Friday! Study Guides will be given Thursday.

MATH (Mr. Nilson): Expanded and standard form for solving addition, Using data tables to ask questions and interpret data.

ALGEBRA: Algebraic Proportions.ANNOUNCEMENT: Quiz on Monday

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will begin learning aboutt the Pilgrims and their adventure! We will be reading various text about the struggle!

Academic Dates to Remember

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 3:15-8pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

To schedule a Parent Teacher Conference, please click the link below:

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 3:15-8pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

To schedule a Parent Teacher Conference, please click the link below:

Band & choir dates to remember

8th Grade Band Performance with North Kansas City Marching Band & Northgate Middle School

Friday, Sep. 16th, 5:30-8:30pm

Howell Street

North Kansas City, MO

Sports dates to remember

Volleyball vs. Liberty

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 4pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Cross-Country vs. Raytown

Monday, Sep. 19th, 4pm

6707 Woodson Road

Raytown, MO

Volleyball vs. Platte County

Monday, Sep. 19th, 4pm

Platte County, MO, United States


Cross-Country Meet

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 4pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Cross-Country vs. Campbell Middle School

Monday, Sep. 26th, 4pm

1201 Northeast Colbern Road

Lee's Summit, MO

Volleyball vs. New Mark

Monday, Sep. 26th, 4pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Cross-Country Meet

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 4pm

Buffalo Stampede

Volleyball vs. Maple Park

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 4pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Emily Boyd, Math

(816) 321-4204

Jessica Nolin, Science

(816) 321-5829

Troy Sielaff, 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? Contact the EGMS office to obtain one.

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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