The Mr. Ellis Newsletter

What's Going On in Mr. E's Class and Around Midway Middle

Week of May 9th to May 13th

HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT WEEKEND! ONLY 20 MORE DAYS OF SCHOOL!


I WILL BE HAVING SCIENCE EOG STUDY SESSIONS ON WEDNESDAYS AFTER SCHOOL FOR ANY STUDENT IN MY SCIENCE CLASSES. THEY WILL BE THE NEXT 3 WEDNESDAYS (11TH, 18TH, AND 25TH). THEY START AFTER SCHOOL AND END AT 4:30. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A SIGNED NOTE TO STAY WITH ME ON WEDNESDAYS.


I ALSO HAVE A 8TH GRADE SCIENCE EOG STUDY GUIDE THAT IS ON MY SCHOOL WEBSITE UNDER THE DOCUMENT MANAGER PAGE FOR DOWNLOADING. I ALSO SENT IT VIA THE REMIND TEXT LAST FRIDAY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO SEND IT VIA EMAIL THEN JUST SEND ME A SHORT EMAIL AND I WILL SEND IT TO YOU ASAP.


The PGC FORMS WILL BE COLLECTED FOR ONE MORE WEEK. STUDENTS CAN RETURN ONE AND GET A FREE GIFT CARD REGARDLESS WHAT THEY FILL OUT ON THE FORM. STUDENTS CAN GET A FORM FROM THEIR HOMEROOM TEACHER.


8TH GRADE PROM WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 14TH AT SANDY RIDGE AT 6:00 PM. STUDENTS WILL NOT RECEIVE TICKETS AT SCHOOL. THEIR NAME WILL BE ON A LIST AT THE PROM. PARENTS WILL SIGN IN STUDENTS AND THEY WILL RECEIVE THEIR PROM SHIRT


EOG RALLY ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY (MAY 20TH)


FIELD DAY ON THE FRIDAY AFTER EOGS (MAY 27TH)


SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK:


SCIENCE:

WE WILL CONTINUE MR. ELLIS' EOG BOOT CAMP THIS WEEK! STUDENTS WILL BE WORKING FROM THE EOG COACH PREP BOOKS. THEY WILL HAVE HOMEWORK THIS WEEK (WEEK 33). THIS WILL BE THE FINAL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT OF THE YEAR!


MATH:

WE WILL BE BREAKING UP INTO DIFFERENT GROUPS AND ROTATING BETWEEN MS JOSEPH, MS WOOD, AND MYSELF. THOSE THAT HAVE MS WEST DURING 1/2 PERIOD WILL ROTATE BETWEEN WEST, WOOD, AND JOSEPH! THIS WILL NOT AFFECT MATH 1 STUDENTS. STUDENTS WILL BE WITH EACH TEACHER FOR A WEEK AND MIXED UP WITH STUDENTS FROM THE OTHER MATH CLASSES THEY SHARE THE MATH PERIOD WITH.

WE LOOKED AT DATA TO DETERMINE WHICH TEACHER TAUGHT THE CONCEPT BEST SO THAT THE STUDENTS WILL GET THE BEST TEACHER OF THAT AREA OF MATH AVAILABLE. JOSEPH WILL BE REVIEWING FUNCTIONS. WOOD WILL BE REVIEWING GEOMETRY. ELLIS/WEST WILL BE REVIEWING EQUATIONS. STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO GET GRADES FROM THESE TEACHERS(HW, CLASSWORK, QUIZZES) THAT WILL THEN BE GIVEN TO THEIR MATH TEACHER TO PUT INTO THE GRADEBOOK.

MIDWAY MIDDLE TENTATIVE SPRING TESTING DATES

May 24, 2016 Reading (paper/pencil) (All 6th- 8th graders)

May 25, 2016 Math (paper/pencil) (All 6th- 8th graders)

May 26, 2016 8th grade Science – (Online)

May 27, 2016 EOG make up

May 31, 2016 8th NCFE SS- (online)

June 2, 2016 CTE (online – All computer labs will be used for testing)/

June 3, 2016 Math I (Online)

June 6, 2016 Make-up any/ all subjects

June 7, 2016 Make-up any/ all subjects

Would you like to get a text message from me telling you what your child has for homework each night?

Each night, I will send you a text message showing what that night's homework will be. Here are the instructions for signing up:


For Science 1A (Mon, Wed), text @ellissc1mw to 81010

For Science 2A, (Tues, Thur) text @ellissc1tt to 81010

For Science 8A, (Mon, Wed) text @ellissc8mw to 81010

For Science 9A, (Tues, Thur) text @ellissc8tt to 81010

For Math, text @mathellis to 81010