Mavericks Team Update

January 13, 2016

Class Information

Math- Today we will wrap up unit 4, going over the unit 4 test results. Students will work on math i-ready lessons. Students will complete as many individual i-ready lessons that they can during the game.

Science- Today in science, students are going to continue learning about cell organelles and their roles in the cell. We are going to talk about the differences in the plant and animal cell by creating a foldable. Students will be comparing and contrasting the plant and animal cell using this foldable. The ultimate goal is to learn which cell organelles are specific to the plant cell/animal cell and which ones are shared.

Social Studies- More review of the Constutition! Review sheet? Unit 4 exam on Friday!

English Language Arts - Today students are taking notes over a few strategies they can use to help them identify the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal in an article. We are then using those strategies as a class to help us make corrections on our work from Monday/Tuesday. We will have a quiz tomorrow. Students may log into eCampus to view what will be on the quiz (students were shown this information on Monday).

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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