Middle School Weekly Wrap Up!

January 25, 2019

Biggest Loser Contest 2019!!

If you are looking for motivation to lose weight and improve your lifestyle then think about joining the Biggest Loser challenge this year!! Use the link below to sign up for the competition. This year we will just do a singles challenge since this is my first time running the show!! LOL

This is the same link as the interest link so if you have already signed up then you are good to go! If you have not.... do so by February 1! We will start the competition February 4!


Further directions will also be sent out regarding how the weights will be recorded. The contest will run February 4 through May 3! The challenge.... can you sustain over EASTER!!! LOL

There is a $10.00 entrance fee that can be mailed to me directly or sent via Paypal. This will be used for the prize money...not for my own personal shopping spree!! LOL

Money needs to be submitted by Friday, February 22 or your name will be withdrawn from the competition.

My address:

133 Mason Drive

Windber, PA 15963

My Paypal:


Quarter 2 Middle School Awards Ceremony

Second academic quarter is over!!! We would like to take time to reflect on our hard-working middle school students and honor them during a Quarter 2 awards ceremony!

The ceremony will be held on February 15, 2019 at 3:15 PM.

We are looking for students who are impressing Agora staff in the areas of:

  • Growth mindset: owning mistakes, using feedback, trying again, making improvements
  • Engagement/Participation: in class, in the course, modeling how it’s done for their classmates
  • Goals/Aspirations: they’ve set short- or long-term goals because they know who they are and what they want to do and what it will take to get it done!

Teachers, case managers, family coaches, school counselors—we’re looking for student names from all of you!

Post your picks for student recognition on one, two, or all three tabs on the spreadsheet linked here: https://goo.gl/forms/jHtPNepQR8DoHd5o1

Please have responses in by COS, Friday February 8, 2019

Middle School Electives

MS 2019 Electives

We have reopened the electives survey to allow for more students to sign up for art, music, and PE. Students in 8th grade can still take art or music with PE.

Also if a student already has previous signed up for this semester he or she does NOT need to sign up again. We did resend the information to students but below is the link if a student were to ask.

Electives for the 2nd semester will start on February 4, 2019


This survey will close midnight January 28, 2019.

CDT Information:

CDT will be conducted in homeroom with the homeroom teacher for half the a day to ensure we get participation from all students. The afternoon will then have a shortened class schedule. One half day during the window will be ELA test and one half day will be math.

  • Student log-in information will be sent at the end of the day on Monday, 2/28/19

2nd Benchmark Dates & Schedule:

  • January 31 in the AM (ELA) Homeroom: 9 - 11:10 (12:30 - 1:00 Lunch)

  • February 7 in the AM (Math) Homeroom 9 - 11:10(12:30 - 1:00 Lunch)

January 31 through February 6 make-up & new students benchmark during PLT (ELA)

February 7 through February 12 make-up & new students benchmark during PLT (Math)

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Upcoming Dates:

January 28: Student Asynchronous Day

January 31: CDT Testing (ELA)

February 4: Elective courses start

February 7: CDT Testing (Math)

February 13-15: Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

February 15: Quarter 2 Award Ceremony

February 18: Presidents Day - No School