Mavericks Team Update

January 7, 2016

Class Information

Math- Students will continue to practice parallel lines cut by transversals. Today we will focus on vocabulary - color coordinating angle relationships. We will add notes on parallel lines to our notebook. Announcement: Unit 4 quiz will be Friday! Students recieved unit 4 week 1 homework on Monday. This is due by next Monday, January 11. Next Monday will be our unit 4 test review. Tuesday, January 12 is our unit 4 test over supplementary angles, interior/exterior angles of triangles, vertical angles, and parallel lines cut by transversals.

Science-Students will be continuing to learn about cell theory today. We will be pasting our district benchmark results in our science journals and then taking notes and creating a foldable about cell theory and what characteristics mean something is "alive."

Social Studies- Students working on review for Legislative Branch. What powers does Congress have and not have?

English Language Arts - Today we are taking notes over the components of argumentative writing. We are using an article from the LA times as an example and underlining the claim and supporting details for the claim.

Snow Closure and Delay Communication Reminder

North Kansas City Schools provides several ways for you to get the latest information on district school closings, including early release or a two-hour delayed start on days when weather is hazardous:

In case inclement weather causes the district to delay school start times or cancel classes for the day, these are the ways that information is communicated to the public:

1. District Website: provides the first notification of school closings and other cancellations within minutes of a decision.

2. SchoolMessenger: Phone, email and optional text messages are sent to school families when classes are canceled, delayed or students are released early.

3. Social Media: We will post information at and

4. Radio & TV: Local stations share announcements on-air and on their websites.

For those who received a letter this fall from Transportation regarding snow routes, alternate routes have been posted on the Transportation page at:

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) 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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