LEARWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

October Newsletter

IMPORTANT OCTOBER DATES

3 Fundraiser Kickoff Mrs. Fields Cookie

10 PTA Meeting 9:00 AM

10 Parent Conferences 3:30-7:00 PM

10 PSAT Test 8th grade only

11 Parent Conferences 7:00 AM–3:00 PM NO SCHOOL

12 NEOEA Day ~ NO SCHOOL

18 All Pro Parent meeting 7:15-7:45 AM

19 Student Dance 7:00-9:00 PM

23 Luggage drop off for Washington D.C. 3:30-6:00 PM

24-26 Washington D.C. Trip for 8th Grade

26 End of 1st Quarter

29 Staff Development Day NO SCHOOL

30 District Orchestra Fall Festival 6:00 PM @ HS

Commons

9TH GRADE SCIENCE PLACEMENT

Dear Learwood Families,


The year is off to a great start in 8th grade Science! The purpose of this letter is to make you

aware of the criteria considered for 9th grade Science placement recommendations. The

placement recommendation for High School Science classes is based on the progression that your child has made according to standards based assessments and the following:



  • Unit Assessments (Common)
  • Midterm Exam Grade
  • 9th Grade Math Placement



Please note the High School Science Department may change placements after AIR Test

Results are received. The Science 8 AIR Test is scheduled for May 2nd.


Below are summaries of 9th Grade Science Course Offerings according to the ALHS Program

of Studies:


Physical Science - Introduces students to key concepts and theories that provide a

foundation for further study in other sciences. A unified understanding of phenomena in

physical, living, Earth and Space systems is the culmination of all previously learned

concepts in relation to chemistry, physics, and Earth and Space science. Laboratory

activities are part of the curriculum.


Biology - The topics include Scientific Inquiry, Heredity, Evolution, Cells and Diversity

and Interdependence of Life. The course uses a laboratory approach including required

dissection to help students understand the topics presented in class. Not recommended

for students who achieved less than a “B” in 8th grade science . All students will be

required to take the state test.


Biology Honors - Same topics and laboratory approach with required dissection as

Biology. Additional work done out of the classroom including reports and projects

throughout the school year and assigned summer reading. Prerequisites include “B” or

higher in 8th grade science with recommendation of 8th grade science teacher and

completion of Algebra I in 8th grade with 3.00 average or higher. All students will be

required to take the state test.


Sincerely,


The Learwood Eighth Grade Science Teachers

WINTER ATHLETICS

Attention Winter Athlete Parents:


For students interested in trying out for basketball or joining the wrestling team there will be a pre-registration open house on Wednesday, October 3rd from 6:00-7:30 PM in the MPR. Paperwork required for participation can be turned in at this time. Information about tryouts and start dates will also be available on that day. Additionally, coaches will also be present to answer any questions.


The following link has all the information about what forms you will need in order for your student to participate this winter season. Please disregard the due dates listed, those are for high school athletes only. All paperwork can be turned in on October 3rd during the open house.

https://avonlakesports.com/athletic-parent-meeting-forms-4/


Emergency Medical Form – Hard copy

Bus Safety Rules – Hard copy

Parent-Athlete Agreement Form – Digital or hard copy

Concussion Sign Off Form – Digital or hard copy

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Lindsay’s Law) – hard copy


Physical – MUST be up-to-date before any participation. Physicals are good for one year.

Link to paperwork:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sportshub2-uploads-prod/files/sites/551/2018/07/23130239/PPE_2018-191.pdf


Pay to Participateonly once player makes the team.

Link to that information:

https://avonlakesports.com/2018-2019-pay-to-participate-information/


Follow us on Twitter @learwoodsports


Kaitlin Leonard

Learwood Middle School

Director of Athletics

kaitlin.leonard@avonlakecityschools.org

Office: 440-933-8142 Ext 2888

ANNUAL LEARWOOD FUNDRAISER

Each year Learwood Middle School hosts one school-wide fundraiser. Monies raised from this fundraiser go directly back to support student celebrations, awards, picnics, and more. Learwood Middle School will be hosting its 6th Annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser from October 3rd through October 17th. We are not asking for you to buy anything, we simply ask that each child tries to sell 3 products. Orders are due to the Learwood Main Office by Wednesday, October 17th. Checks should be made out to Learwood Middle School, and ALL payments are due at the time of the order. Additionally, all order forms should be legible and the money (check/cash) collected should match the order packet.

In addition to the Cookie Dough Sales, we will also be conducting a magazine drive. The magazine drive will work exactly how it did at Troy. Students will be asked to sit with you and send out emails promoting the magazine drive with YOUR approval. Student will receive information about both if these fundraising activities on Wednesday October 3rd. Please check your child’s book bag for the fundraising packet. Extra packets are available in the main office.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 10th (open conferences-no appointment needed) and October 11 th (By appointment only: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Learwood_Middle_School) If you are unable to make either conference and would like to meet with your child’s teachers, please contact your child’s counselor.


There are a few teachers who work at multiple buildings, therefore they will only be at Learwood on Wednesday, October 10th for Open Conferences. These teachers are:


Dr. Ku

Mrs. Kulikowski

Mrs. Marsala

Ms. Mihalski