Mavericks Team Update

December 16, 2015

Class Information

Math- Students are taking the unit 3 test over transformations today - translations (slides) , reflections (flips), rotations (turns), and dilations (enlarge/shrinks)! Students will explain if figures are similar (same shape, different size) or congruent (same shape and size) after certain transformations.


Science- Today students are using the scientific method to test which of 3 different paper airplanes will fly the farthest. The students were assigned an airplane at random and will be throwing twice. We will take an average of all trials for each type of airplane and graphing the data.


Social Studies-Using computers to research current events involving the Bill Of Rights. Students had to read and analyze the article plus write a summary


English Language Arts - Today students are continuing to work on their infographic projects. This assignment will go in as a test grade, so I have emphasized to the students that it is a major part of their 2nd qtr grade. This assignment is due tomorrow and will NOT be taken Friday.

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: www.nkcschools.org 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 www.facebook.com/NKCSchools and www.twitter.com/NKCSchools.

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: http://www.nkcschools.org/transportation.

Boys Basketball

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 4pm

Eastgate Middle School

Half-Day Release/End of 2nd Quarter

Friday, Dec. 18th, 11:15am

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Winter Break- No School

Monday, Dec. 21st, 8am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2016 at 3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

First Day Back- 2nd Semester Begins!

Monday, Jan. 4th 2016 at 8am

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Emily Boyd, Math

emily.boyd@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-4204


Jessica Nolin, Science

jessica.nolin@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-5829


Troy Seiloff, Social Studies

troy.seiloff@nkcschools.org

(816) 321-6137


Leslie Goodwin, English Language Arts

leslie.goodwin@nkcschools.org

(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 #@nkcschools.org (123456@nkcschools.org, 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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