Weekly Newsletter

April 5, 2019

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Hi Team 8 Families!

We wrapped up Term 5 this week! Check over class grades with your student before they are finalized early next week. We will begin our sixth and final term this Monday. Please help us motivate our students by encouraging them to finish the year strong!


Team 8 Teachers

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Language Arts

English Language Arts State Testing will take place on Monday and Tuesday next week! Please help your student succeed by encouraging a healthy sleeping pattern the night before test days.

Next week, we will begin our fourth and final unit featuring Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.

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 have ended Term 5 with the ending of the Civil War.

Starting Term 6 with Reconstruction, then we move to the West, and at the end of the 6 weeks will be focusing on Kansas History.


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/