Mavericks Team Update

January 11, 2016

Class Information

Math- Today we are playing a review game for our unit 4 test tomorrow. Students will take home a review sheet that will be worth bonus points if turned in tomorrow. The game will review supplementary angles/lines (180 degrees), interior angles of triangles (180 degrees), exterior angles of triangles (equal to the two opposite interior angles of triangles), vertical angles (congruent), and angle relationships created when parallel lines cut by a transversals.Announcement: Tomorrow is our unit 4 test over supplementary angles (lines), interior/exterior angles of triangles, vertical angles, and parallel lines cut by a transversals.

Science- Today students are doing a study island lesson on collecting and interpreting data in an experiment as well as lab tools (their names, what they measure, the metric form of measurement, etc). Students must do 20 questions per topic for a grand total of 40 questions.

Social Studies-Started the Judicial Branch review today! Reviewing the federal court system! Test on Friday over Constutition!

English Language Arts -Today we are on eCampus where, on the "Journal" tab, an article and completing a graphic organizer identifying the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal. This assignment is due at the end of the hour TOMORROW! ANNOUNCEMENTS: We will have a quiz on Thursday over identifying and defining claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal. They have an example and notes in their interactive notebooks and that same information can be found in eCampus under Tasks. On Friday we will do I-Ready and I will consult with students who need extra assistance on assignments we worked on this week.

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:

First Day of EDP Session 2

Monday, Jan. 11th, 3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Sign-up forms are available in the office. Students MUST have a form turned in to stay .

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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