Team 6B Newsletter

March 11, 2015

ELA - Mrs. Swisher

This week, we have finished up our speech preparations, and my students are ready to give their TED Talk speeches next week! They have worked very diligently on their research, and I can’t wait to hear their expertise on their chosen Seven Wonder.

Next week, we will spend most of the week giving speeches, and providing feedback to one another in regards to their speech.

Please remember to encourage your child to read for at least 15 minutes every night!! Thank you!!

Math - Mrs. Finger

We have enjoyed getting to know Ms. Neely who is substituting for Mrs. Finger. If you need to contact Ms. Neely regarding math, please email her at:

Science - Ms. Peterson

This week we have studied Physical and Chemical Changes with a few fun experiments you can ask your student about. Our last section of our Matter Unit we have begun which is Mixtures and Solutions and methods for separating mixtures. Students will be given a Take Home Summative Assessment on Wednesday, March 11. This is an open book/open notes assessment and is due the Monday after Spring Break. I am strongly encouraging students to complete it this week and turn it in the Friday before break.


***Sniffle season is upon us. We would appreciate donations of a Kleenex box if you are so inclined.

***Listed below are the eligibility criteria for honors classes for 2015-2016 school year. Please see page 16 in the Transition Academic Guide (TAG) for further explanation.

Honors English Language Arts, Science, & Social Studies Eligibility Requirements:

*Lexile score is above grade level

*Attendance at or above 95%

*Proficient/Advanced score on MAP and/or I-Ready ELA

Honors Math Eligibility Requirements:

*Completed prognosis test with a proficient score

*Attendance at or above 95%

*Proficient/Advanced score on MAP and/or I-Ready Math

If students request Honors classes and do not meet the above requirements, they will be enrolled in regular classes.

***The Maple Park Yearbook will be on sale through March 31 for 25.00. All yearbooks must be pre-ordered to receive one on the last day of school. This year, the MPMS yearbook will be all color – 72 pages. You may bring $25.00 to Mrs. Read in room 102 or order online at the MPMS webpage with a credit card.

After April 1st until April 17, the cost will be $30.00. No orders will be taken after April 17.