Mountaineer News

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December 11, 2015

General Information


Happy Friday!!


This time next week, we will be sending students home for a two week holiday break. Please be aware that Friday is not an early release. Although there will be some things in our day that are a bit more relaxed, the students will have some core class time for instruction. We are also having spirit week -- see below.


Interims went home yesterday. Please go over your child's grades and have them return the form on Monday if you haven't already done so!


We are also asking for Tissues!! Our tissues are decreasing and our sniffling/sneezing is increasing significantly.

Class Happenings

Language Arts

The eighth grade Language Arts classes are quickly approaching the end of our novel studies (Tears of a Tiger and Alive). We are diving deeper into informational text with our CORE days scheduled during the week to increase students comprehension of informational text and high level questioning.


Important Dates

December 15, 2015 Vocabulary Quiz

December 16, 2015 Novel Theme Album


Late Assignments: Effective December 13, 2015, there will be a late assignment notice that must be completed by the student and signed by the parent for students to submit late work for grading. This will help to hold students accountable for their assignments while keeping parents informed.

Math

Tutoring: Thursday until 3:00


Pre-Algebra: We are going to be reviewing equation solving and applying our graphing and equation writing to scatterplots. We will be using lines of best fit to mathematically predict data. This is the foundation for our college project.


Math 1: We are still graphing and using various methods for writing equations. Next week we will focus on intercepts and parallel/perpendicular lines. We will be testing for this unit on Thursday.

Social Studies

In Social Studies, we have been focused on the Preamble to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights this week. Ask your child how they did on the Bill of Rights sorting activity on Thursday! Remember, check the Announcements in BlackBoard daily for assignments and homework.

Next week, we will have a CFA test Tuesday. This test will cover the Articles of Confederation through the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. Your child should begin reviewing vocabulary 6 & 7 this weekend to help them prepare for the test. Following the test, we will be expanding westward with the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark’s exploration.

Social Studies tutoring will be held on Monday, Dec. 14. Our focus will be test review.


Please join my Remind account. You can text @ca8289 to 81010 to join or use the link http://remind.com/join/ca8289

Science

We are still continuing Chemistry and will through the rest of this quarter. The students have learned tons of information about chemical and physical properties, atoms, balancing chemical equations. We have begun analyzing the ins and outs of the periodic table; finding it’s patterns and we cover acid and bases and vocabulary D next week. The students will have a quiz next week, which will cover material from 2nd quarter so far. Thank you for all you do helping your child with Science.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions. We are here to help.


theresafulton@mgsd.k12.nc.us

jeromecrews@mgsd.k12.nc.us

briandunagan@mgsd.k12.nc.us

lauramiller@mgsd.k12.nc.us

kellyhildebran@mgsd.k12.nc.us


Mooresville Middle School: (704) 658-2720

Parent Volunteers for Testing

If you are willing and able to assist us during testing throughout the year, please fill out the form below or follow the link:

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