Weekly Newsletter

March 29, 2019

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Hi Team 8 Families!

Students should be working hard over the weekend and through next week to finish all missing assignments before the term 5 ends next Friday, April 5.


Team 8 Teachers

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Language Arts

Students began their Unit 3 final projects this week by researching a recent advancement in technology that interests them. Next week, they will determine the role ethical considerations should play in that advancement and create a product to present to the class.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Brittany Langley



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We are in the middle of our unit on the Pythagorean theorem. Students have discovered what the Pythagorean theorem is, how they can use it calculate the missing sides of right triangles and how they can use the converse of the Pythagorean theorem to determine if a triangle is a right triangle. They have also learned how they can use the Pythagorean theorem to find the distance between two points on a coordinate plane. Next weeks students will explore using the Pythagorean theorem to solve real world applications before we review and test!

The links below are to the Parent Newsletters from the Kansas State Department of Education. I have included the newsletters for Math 8, Algebra 1 and Geometry. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Karissa Hammock



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We are getting to the end of the 6 weeks and also the Civil War!!

Lincoln DBQ and a quiz split into 2 parts are our last 80% for the 6 weeks


Foundation Language Arts

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Please don't be Absent!

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact.As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority.

For more information, you can visit http://absencesaddup.org/importance-of-school-attendance/