Mavericks Team Update

November 13, 2015

Class Information

Math- Today students will do an art project on translating and reflecting figures. They will write down the transformation and the effect on the coordinates. They will also take Unit 3, Quiz 1 at the end of the hour.

Math Announcements: Unit 3 Transformations starts this week! Students were given Unit 3, Week 1 homework on Monday. This homework is not over the new material, but only over unit 1 and unit 2 material. Thus, the students know all of the material on the homework. The homework is due on Friday. Unit 3, Quiz 1 is on Friday.

Science- Students finished up their geologic timeline projects in class yesterday. They may not have finished the questions in their project packet and if so, those will come home tonight for homework.

Today in science, students completed a study island lesson on forces and motion (a 7th grade topic) and forces of change (think erosion, etc). Remember, students who do not complete their study island lessons in class can complete these at home on tablets, mobile phone devices, or computers. Students can also stay after school Monday through Thursday for homework help and ride the late bus home, using the school’s laptops to complete lessons.

Social Studies-Preamble.

English Language Arts -Today students are finishing their i-Ready diagnostic quiz (for some students it is taking a little longer than two days). Students are also retaking their quiz, followed by working on an activity on; this activity is designed to determine what students already know about determining the Central Idea of the text. Students will get credit for simply completing the activity (thus, credit for attempting it).

e-Campus and ELA: I am going to put announcements for students on e-Campus to help them prepare for upcoming lessons or to provide extra support for concepts we are working on for this next unit, of which starts Monday. I have so far included an announcement with the NewsELA activity (see above paragraph) and a video about identifying the central idea of a text. I will let students know and you all know (via newsletter) about any new items on e-Campus. There is a link to e-Campus at the bottom of this newsletter.


Short Story Contest

There is a short story contest that many students are interested in. There is information in Mrs. Goodwin's room or here is the link:

This is a national competition, not a school-wide one.

Attendance Incentive

We will have an attendance incentive for the month of November for only our Mavericks students; students that meet the following requirements will be able to attend a "party" when we attend the field trip. The requirements are as follows (and begin Friday and end the day before the field trip)

  • Be in attendance each day
  • Accumulate no more than two tardies in their core classes

EDP Session 2: The link below is that of the EDP form for Session 2. When completing the form, please make sure you prioritize the choices (1st, 2nd, 3rd choice). A few new notes about EDP Session 2: 1) Students cannot stay the day the day that they turn in their form because the form needs to be processed. They may stay the day after they turn in the form. 2) The following clubs are now closed (students cannot be added into these clubs anymore): Yoga, computer games, Fit club Thursday, Hip Hop Dance.

2nd Qtr Progress Reports Go Home

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 8am

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Career Fair Field Trip

Friday, Nov. 20th, 8:30-9:15am

1775 Universal Avenue

Kansas City, MO

Permission slips are being handed out on 11/5/15 in homeroom and are due on 11/13/15.

Here is the permission slip and information about the trip:

No school

Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 3pm

4700 Northeast Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Emily Boyd, Math

(816) 321-4204

Jessica Nolin, Science

(816) 321-5829

Troy Seiloff, Social Studies

(816) 321-6137

Leslie Goodwin, English Language Arts

(816) 321-4691

Additional Resources and Links

E-Campus (Blackboard)

I-Ready The I-Ready program provides students with lessons and assessments to strengthen their knowledge Math and ELA concepts. The Math and ELA teachers use this program in class frequently, and will use the students' scores on the assessments that follow the lessons in their grade books. We strongly encourage students working on lessons at home if possible. The student username is the student's ID (, for example) and the password is the student's birthdate (MMDDYYYY).

PowerSchool Be sure to sign up for a Parent Portal account! From this account you can view student's grades and attendance. Don't have a parent portal account?

Scholastic Scholastic Reading Clubs allow parents and students to order book and other items at an affordable price. If you use Mrs. Goodwin's classroom code, N8ZDY , when you check out, you earn free books for the ELA classroom! Want to write a check? That's fine! Simply write the check to Scholastic and turn it into Mrs. Goodwin. Monthly paper catalogues are available in Mrs. Goodwin's room as well.

Eastgate Middle School Calendar

Eastgate Middle School Website

North Kansas City School District Website

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