Walden Eagles News
Distance Learning Daily Checklist and Sample Schedule for Students
Eagles Distance Learning Sample Schedule - this is NOT required, but might be helpful for families that need a structured day with specific time frames along with knowing what is required.
3/27/20 Email from Your Eagles Teachers - Parent/Guardian Feedback Wanted!
We hope that the first week of Distance Learning was a success. We (teachers) feel like it has been an awesome experience! We have received a lot of great feedback from our students throughout this week that they have enjoyed working at their own pace, taking breaks whenever they want, connecting with teachers and teammates digitally, and that they can eat snacks whenever they want!
As we wrap up our first week of Distance Learning, we wanted to offer an opportunity for our families to reflect on the first week and provide us with feedback.
Please click here to complete the short survey.
Feel free to answer all of the questions or just a few. Any feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us adjust our approach to meet the needs of all of our students. Thank you again for your continued support during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything!
3/20/20 Email from Your Eagles Teachers about Distance Learning
Greetings Eagles Families!
As you have heard, after a request from Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and in coordination with districts across the Kansas City area, Park Hill Schools will be closed until Friday, April 3.
To continue the learning process, the Eagles teachers will be providing lessons through Schoology. We ask that students check their Schoology calendar for that day’s assignments. This can be found in the upper right hand corner of Schoology. Students use this tool often and are familiar with it. In this way, students can continue to have a similar structure at home like they do at school with completing purple day class assignments on purple days and silver day assignments on silver days. This rotation of days will begin on Monday, March 23rd with a SILVER day. Teachers will be available from 9-11 am and then again from 1-2:30 pm daily to answer any questions or points of confusion regarding the lesson.
Below is a list of Eagles teachers and their email address for your reference.
With the start of a new quarter, your student’s Imagineer classes change as well. Like their Eagles classes, we ask for them to check Schoology for their new Imagineer class assignments. These teachers will also respond to any questions you or your student may have via email during our distance learning time.
This is new and uncharted waters for all of us…parents, students, and teachers. The Eagles team is here to support you and our students the best we can. We thank you for your continued support of our Eagles students.
Katelyn Buss Special Services email@example.com
Royal Jolliff Language Arts firstname.lastname@example.org
Christy Muehl Science email@example.com
Shauna O’Brien Special Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Sturgis Reading email@example.com
Carrie Ward Social Studies firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Wilson Math email@example.com
Did I order a yearbook already?
If you aren't sure if you ordered a yearbook already, check the list posted outside of Mrs. Peeler's room.
If you didn't order a yearbook and would like to, use the link below.
News from your Eagles Core Classes
ELA: Students are preparing to begin a group research and presentation project. This is going to prove challenging with distance learning, but we are going to learn new ways of communicating during this time...A ray of sunshine. Students will be using Schoology Discussion Boards to share information with their groups and will be creating slides on google slides to prepare. In the end, the presentation will be created on WeVideo through Schoology. Please remind your student to check the Schoology calendar daily.
Math: Chapter 6 - Equations (homework/assignments found in BIG IDEAS: 6.1 Practice, 6.2 Practice, 6.3 Practice, and 6.4 Practice. TEST is on March 10th or 11th!
Reading: Unit 3: Students are learning about Elements of Literature. Everyone needs earbuds. These break easily so please make sure your student has a couple of replacement pairs since we are doing a number of online tutorials this quarter. In this unit, they will analyze elements of literature and learn to determine theme and central idea in order to write effective summaries. Students have taken pretests in the areas of plot, setting, characterization, conflict, and theme in order to track their growth in understanding. There is an ongoing expectation that students are reading in or our class at least 20 minutes a day, 5+ days per week and recording their reading in Biblionasium.
Science: Students will begin the unit on Growth and Development in Organisms: Topic 1: Reproduction in Plants and Animals via online distance learning. Please see your Schoology calendar and Schoology science course beginning Monday, March 23 (silver) and Tuesday, March 24 (purple) for details.
Social Studies: Quarter 4 will begin with exploring the salt/gold trade routes of Africa along with the impact Islam had on African Empires. Be sure to check Schoology for all assignments and if you have any questions, feel free to email Mrs. Ward firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Services: Instilling routines that align with 6th grade expectations and content.
The Walden Review from Dr. Stucker
Meet Your Teachers!
Mr. Jolliff has worked for the Park Hill School district at Plaza Middle School since February, 2003, and Walden Middle School since 2019. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Education from Missouri Western State College (University), a Masters in Education from Park University, and an Education Specialist in Curriculum Design from Arkansas State University.
Learning is inherent to the human experience. To be successful, however, one must take control of his/her learning experience, abandoning the trivial and focusing on what is truly important.
Ms. Christy Muehl (pronounced like “meal”) will be teaching science. She brings 19 years of teaching experience to the team. Ms. Muehl has lived in KC her entire life. She earned her BA in Elementary Education from Park University and her Master’s degree in Education from Webster University. She has an energetic thirteen year old son named Ivan who attends Walden this school year on team Thunder and a very silly rescue dog named Louie. Ms. Muehl enjoys being a sports mom, knitting, and other crafty activities. She is also a Royals baseball fan.
3/23/20 Distance Learning Checklist and Sample Schedule
Are you not sure how to get started with Distance Learning? We are here to help! Click the links below. Let us know if you have any questions or need more ideas!
Eagles Distance Learning Daily Checklist for Students - for families that want to set their own time frames for the day, but need to know what is required
Eagles Distance Learning Sample Schedule for Students - for families that need a structured day with specific time frames included with what is required