JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

Week of Sept.30, 2019

What's going on in class?


This in Math the students took their first Test. They were all a little tense at first, but they did settle in after we completed the review and they saw the test. Students will get the tests back on Monday with the opportunity to correct them to improve their scores. We will finish our Module 1 within the next week and begin Module 2. A quick reminder: The first term (9 weeks) ends on Oct. 11. Please remind students to have their missing work turned in to each teacher by the first of the week so we may get grades entered into the grade book. Have a great weekend!

Language Arts

This week we will be finishing up our "What makes a person successful" essays. Students will need to make any necessary corrections and turn in by Wednesday Oct. 9. Please remind students to have their library books with them on Wednesday as it is library day for our team.

We would like to welcome Ms. Ray to Team 2 this week!

Nightly reading homework-

Studies have shown that reading just 20 minutes per day will expose students to over a million words per year. This will then likely improve school grades as well as increase state standardized test scores. Please check with your child be make sure they are doing their nightly reading homework and filling out the log that goes with it.

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This week in Science, students researched and presented information about a natural hazard of their choice. Next week we will conclude the first major unit of the year by exploring Greta Thunberg’s TED talk on climate change, and participating in a Socratic seminar. This discussion will be counted as a grade in the 80% category. Students will also take quiz over climate change/global warming.

Social Studies

This week in social studies we wrapped up Mesopotamia with the completion of an essay over Hammurabi’s Code. The code was one of the first set of laws written down and recorded by a civilization. On Wednesday we began studying Ancient Egypt. We took a virtual field trip using google earth and explored sites such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. We also learned about Hieroglyphics, the Egyptian writing system. Grades are due at the end of next week, please remind your students to turn in any missing work.

Students of the Week!

Each week teachers will be nominating Team 2 students who demonstrate good character, work ethic, leadership, and or overall growth/ improvements. Below are our Students of the Week!

What parents need to know...


For your convenience, and to help protect your child from getting sick, we will be administering flu vaccines during school on October 17th from 8:30am - 12:30pm. If you would like your child to receive the flu vaccine, please fill out the attached forms and return them to the school nurse as soon as possible to ensure we have enough to go around.


Military Family Essay and Art Contest

The attached brochure has been updated with correct information. The Life Experience of the Military Family Essay and Art Contest is open to all military students (K-12) in the Fort Riley and Central Flint Hills Region. The attached brochure has been updated with that information.

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No Name Papers

We have had several no name papers turned in this year. If a student thinks they turned in an assignment but it shows missing in the grade book it is likely they didn't put a name on it. Please remind your child to always put their name, class, and hour on their papers.

Team 2 Expectations

Team 2 is consistent in our expectations in all our courses to create the best and most conducive learning environment for all students. We create these expectations and go over them multiple times with the team to insure that all students are able to be successful. We encourage you to review the expectations and discuss them with your student.


Students will be sending out weekly grade updates each Friday via e-mail. Please make sure your student has your email address as well as it being updated in Skyward. Parents will also have access to student grades at all times through the Skyward website or app. If you are unable to access Skyward please contact the office for further help.

Upcoming Events

10/14- No School

10/21- Student Led Conference

10/22- Student Led Conference

10/23- Student Led Conference

10/25- No School

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