JCMS Elective Classes

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For the Week of November 18-22, 2019


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6th Grade AVID 101

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7th Grade AVID

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8th grade AVID

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6th Grade EXPL Careers

The Career PowerPoint project is due on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Students’ worked on this in class last week, and I have extended the turn in date to Wednesday. On Wednesday students will start presenting their project to the class. I have seen what the students have done so far, and they are doing a great job. I am looking forward to hearing their presentation.

7th/8th Grade Careers

The Entrepreneur Business Plan Power Point is due on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Students’ have been working in small groups together developing a business and writing a business plan. Each group has divided the slide equally among each other, and the groups will start presenting in class on Wednesday. The groups have been working hard together, and I am excited to see how the finished product comes together.

Each Student from both sections will be submitting their part of the project through Schoology and will be graded on an individual basis. Next week we will have limited time to work on this in class, so in order to finish the projects students will have to finish their part as homework.

If your student has any questions or concerns, please have them email me and I will reply as soon as I can.

Thank you,

Mr. Moneypenny

Careers Teacher

Junction City Middle School



6th Grade

Innovators and Makers

App Creators


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Foreign Language

6th grade will be writing a performing French greeting skits.

Spanish class has a geography quiz on Tuesday over Countries and capitals and then we will begin our adjective unit.

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Technology (Robtoics, STEM and Design and Modeling)

Design and modeling- This week student finished our skimmer assignment. This assignment used their measuring skills to create a skimmer to fly down the hallway. After break we will be working on creating their puzzle cubes.

STEM- This weeks students were given the project of creating a dragster that would have the least amount of drag. Students will design and create their dragster and we will be racing these after Thanksgiving break.

Robotics- Students finished creating and programming their dragsters and we races on Thursday to see who was able to create and program the fastest dragster. Students are now tasked to create another dragster but it needs to be the lightest weight possible.

Math Strategies

8th Grade Math Strategies

Eighth grade students will be working with inequalities both graphing and find solution sets.

7th Grade Math Strategies

We will be doing integer operations focusing on multiplication and division after a review of addition and subtraction of integers.

6th Grade Math Strategies

We will continue converting fractions, decimals, and percents. There may be Fruit Loops in a future activity to practice.


6th-8th Multimedia

6th Multimedia - This week we finished up our Animation projects which we coded in Scratch. Monday we will start our Catching Game project that we will also code in Scratch.

7th & 8th Multimedia - This week we started by learning how they will record their SketchUp housing design so they can turn it in to Schoology. Then we moved into learning about how coding works in the Scratch website. The students will be creating a Story Game for their next project starting next week. This will combine elements of animation and development of different kinds of games. This project will be due on Dec 10th.

Please make sure your student will have their own earbuds/headphones available to use daily in my class.


December 9th concert

By Friday, we will, hopefully, have built up enough memory of the concert pieces to last over the nine-day break. When we come back, we will have 5 rehearsals to recall, restore and refine the music for what I believe will be an excellent December 9th concert.

Why not ask your daughter or son to play something for you?

Physical Education / Strength & Conditioning

Sign up for the Snowman shuffle! 5k and fun run!

PE finished Spikeball this past week and will participate in a new racket sport next week called Paddle Zlam.

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Reading Strategies


We are quickly approaching the end of the first semester. At this time of the year, we are preparing to do our midyear assessments in class. Students will need a charged computer and earbuds to complete these assessments. Once we finish our midyear assessments, we will continue on our new units.

Book A: Maps

Book C: Art

Book D: Play on

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Vocal Music

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