Mavericks Team Update

February 2, 2016

Yesterday: the Iowa Caucuses occurred!

What were the results of the caucuses? When are the other states' caucuses/primaries?

Why is the Iowa Caucus such a "big deal"?

Today is Groundhog Day!

Today's prediction from Phil: spring will come early!

The history of Groundhog Day:

New Scholastic Catalogue is out!

I have copies of them in my room (there is a new one as well entitled "Blockbusters")

Or, you may order online! Click here and enter the classroom code: N8ZDY

Class Information

Math-Today we will continue our work with slope, this time finding slope from a graph as well as slope from two coordinate points. Remember: Slope is easy and fun, all you have to do is rise over run!!!!ANNOUNCEMENTS:Unit 6 Week 1 Homework is due Friday, February 5. We will take Unit 6 Quiz 1 on Thursday this week.

ScienceStudents will be finishing their cell city projects today.

Social Studies- Westward Expansion, looking Thomas Jefferson, Louisiana Purchase, Oregon Trail, the Gold Rush, Lewis and Clark, and Sante Fe Trail.

English Language Arts - Today students are finishing examining an editorial in groups in order to help them review for the quiz on Thursday; they are also going to the library to renew books or check out books. They should be reading library books/novels at home.

On THURSDAY we will have a quiz. Here are a few games students can play to help them study.

Renaissance Ski Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 8:15-10am

1 Snow Creek Drive

Weston, MO

  • Students who have qualified for Renaissance for quarters 1 & 2 will be able to attend; they have already been given permission slips and information weeks ago (money is due today, 1/25)
  • Passes include peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, and a bottle of water (those with peanut allergies were to contact Mr. Sulzen for an alternative lunch arrangement
  • Students may bring their own lunchg or purchase snacks/lunch there. ENERGY DRINKS WILL NOT be allowed for student purchase
  • Bring quarters for lockers! Lockers cost $5 for small, $8 for large
  • Shoes will be stored in lockers (if students pay for one) or in a trashbag marked "Eastgate". Eastgate is not responsible for lost shoes or valuables
  • Please contact Mr. Sulzen at if you have any questions!

Third Quarter Progress Reports Handed Out

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Please make sure to ask your child for these reports OR be sure to check PowerSchool!

No School for students- Professional Development Day for Teachers

Friday, Feb. 12th, 8am-3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

President's Day - No school for students or teachers

Monday, Feb. 15th, 8am-3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

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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