Team 9 Update

Jan. 28- Feb 8

At JCMS, we know that helping our students achieve success is a group effort. We appreciate all the family support that helps us help our students. In an effort to create a bridge between home and school, Team 9 will be using Smore to create newsletters to keep you informed of team happenings, school events, policies, and news of interest.

Math- Mrs. Williams

We will continue working on Inequalities. Schoology has videos, practices, notes and more posted daily if your student is stuck. Students have been practicing some Personalized Learning in math class, which means that each student practices what they need. Team 9 students are doing an excellent job being responsible with their learning time. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Look for the weekly progress report every weekend for details on grades.

Contact me at or 717-4419.


Tutor Times:

Tuesday- lunch

Wednesday- 7:15AM

Thursday- lunch

Friday- CAT & PACK

Math in Action

Science-Mr. Hastings

Hello All!

Thanks for checking into team nine.

This week in science we studied photosynthesis and cellular respiration! Students designed an experiment to answer the question, do I have more CO2 in my breath after I exercise? WE also got our test scores back for our first test, if students would like to get a better grade on that, they can complete the test corrections form in schoology by Thursday.

US History- Mr. Janner

This week in U.S. History, we examined immigrants of the 1800's and how their experience is connected to immigrants to the U.S. today, as well as focused on child labor and factory conditions during the Industrial Revolution. Next week we will start with an assembly line simulation and continue the week by focusing on how the differences in the North and South's economies drove the two sections of our country apart. We will have two 80% assignments next week, a vocab quiz (students were given time to analyze these words in class and should have them finished) and a Cutthroat History poster that will focus on the different economies of the North/South.

Speaking of 80% assignments, our DBQ essays are turning out nicely. Student were challenged to analyze documents on the Gold Rush and answer the question, "Did the Gold Rush have a positive or negative impact on California?" I have graded almost all of 2nd and 3rd Hour essays, so I will move onto 5th and 8th Hours' shortly. I am taking my time grading these so I can leave accurate and meaningful feedback for our students. If you see a asterisk in the gradebook, your students HAS turned in the essay, but I haven't graded it yet. If you see 50% grade, your student did not turn in the essay and it is passed due.

As soon as we finish with our Industrial Revolution Unit, we will move on to the events that lead up to the Civil War!

Language Arts- Mrs. Murphy

It's an exciting time in Language Arts! Team 9 students just started our third unit of the year. Our focus question for Unit 3 is "What role should ethical considerations play in the advancement of technology?" Students just finished reading the short story "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes. We will spend the week of Feb. 4-8 looking closely at this story and how it applies to our focus question.

Please feel free to e-mail me at any time if you have questions about your student or my class. I am happy to help!

Happy February!
Mrs. Murphy