Team 5 Newsletter

November 11th - 15th


Welcome to the Team 5 newsletter! We will be sending this out weekly. In here you will find what each core class is doing each week and any other information we really want you all to know. If you have any questions please feel free to email us.

Alana Bucholtz (WG):

Jeff Storms (LA):

Brittney Littrel (M):

Liza Russell (S):

Cathy Bowen (SPED):

This Week

Reminder No School Monday 11/11/19

NEW Hall Pass Procedure Starting 11/12/2019

JCMS is starting a new Hall Pass Procedure. If your Student has Lost their school issued planner they may purchase one in the office for $5 OR They may bring a planner from home to use - student must designate an area in their planner for passes. Students are allotted 10 passes a week (2 per day)
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Join us for the 1st annual Snowman Shuffle, Pancake feed, and Vendor Fair

Saturday December 7th Activities Begin 7AM

5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

Find more information on the Junction City Middle School USD 475 Facebook page

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Please turn in your Outsiders Books to Mr. Storms or the Library


In math we will be moving through mod 2 lesson 8.

Lesson 4 is efficiently adding integers

Lesson 5 is understanding subtraction of integers and other rational numbers

Lesson 6 covers the distance between two rational numbers

Lesson 7 is addition and subtraction of rational numbers

Lesson 8 is applying the properties of operations to add and subtract rational numbers

This is subject to change and there will be a quiz after lesson 9

All of the lessons notes will be added to schoology as we finish each lesson. If you or your student have any questions please email me at and I will do my best to answer questions in a timely manner, also if your student is confused with one problem have them circle it and ask about it in class the next day. I hope you all have a great week =).

Language Arts

We will be writing a MEAL paragraph connecting “Monsters” to the unit essential question, reviewing narrative point of view, and completing an “incident report” project to put narrative point of view knowledge into practice.

If you have not turned in your Outsiders Books Please do so.


Monday to Wednesday- Endangered Species Project

Thursday- Water Pollution

Friday- Air Pollution

Endangered Species Project - Students pick one from a list an endangered species, they will identify the biome where their endangered species live. Students will identify the reasons for the endangerment and what is done to help the species come back to a reasonable population size. Students will make a PowerPoint as an output of this project including presenting it to class.

Chapter 4 - Air and Water Pollution- In this unit students will explore water and air pollution, what causes it, ways it can be reduced and as students figure out how they can reduce air and water pollution.

World Geography

Monday: No School!

Tuesday-Friday: Learning about the problems in the Amazon Rainforest, the various stakeholders there, and having a Socratic Seminar about who has the "right" to use the rainforest.

Below are videos that can only be accessed if you have the link. Students On Friday learned about the Caribbean through learning about the music there and how it has influences other genres of music.

Learning About the Caribbean
Learning About the Caribbean
Learning About the Caribbean

Foundations Language arts Level B

Foundations Language arts Level B is working on Finding the main idea from Non-Fiction text. Please work with your Students to read and find the most important parts of a story or article.


  1. Students need to bring a charged computer to class every day. This means computers need to be charged every night. Please help students remember to charge them. Thank you.
  2. No School Monday 11/11/19
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Spanish Translation Phone Line

The Spanish phone line is 785-717-4428. Please leave a message as the aides might be in a classroom. We promise your call will be returned within 24 hours.

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