Weekly Newsletter

October 18, 2019

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Hi Team 8!

We did it! The first grading term has come to an end! Student's grades will be finalized this week and report cards will be sent home. Please be on the lookout in your email for a link to Sign up for Student led conferences (SLCs). SLCs will be October 21, 22 and 23rd from 3:30-7:45. Please sign up for a time with your students CAT teacher! Thank you for all you do. We couldn't do it without you!


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Students have finished Topics A and B on solving Equations. The second nine weeks will include topics like solving Inequalities, Graphing, Slope of a line, Angles, Angle relationships and parallel lines! As we move throughout the year we will continue to work on our fluency with solving multi-step linear equations. Please encourage your student to practice through the additional help links.
Solving Linear Equations That Contain Fractions

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Karissa Hammock



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We have started our next unit. It is about Earth Science. This is mostly a lab-based, but will have some research, reading, and math.
U.S. History

American History ~ Mrs. Reilly

Hello All!

Just a short update for you all!

We are in our first week of our 3rd Unit! This unit is titled Leaders and Struggles of our New Nation. It's going to be good! We will talk about what it takes to start a new country and the struggles that come along with it!

Please sign up for SLCs. just a reminder I am gone on Monday! Out for a conference!

Thank you for all you do!

If you have any questions or comments please contact me at Jillianreilly@usd475.org

Or at extension 4864

Instagram: mrs.reillyu.s.history19_20

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Hello JCMS Parents and Students!

My name is Chris Delay and I am the new Team 8 Language Arts teacher. I am part of a full family of educators. I have taught at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. My wife is a middle school principal. I am very excited to begin another year of teaching with your students.

We have started reading Harper Lee's, To Kill A Mockingbird as a class and will be taking our first 80% quiz on Monday over Chapters 1-3. You can be sure to help out your student be checking in with them to see if they have finished those chapters before Monday.

If at any point you have questions about class, please feel free to email me at christophedelay@usd475.org and I will be happy to respond. I am looking forward to a great year!

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Foundations Language Arts

Hello Everyone!

Parents, the Scholastic Book Fair is here!!! Come and see the wonderful selection that is available. There is a new Stranger Things Book, Harry Potter memorabilia, and so much more!!!!

We will be finishing up Unit-1/Lesson-3 by the end of the week. We are discussing story elements that help us locate details in the story.

Students are required to write in their agendas each day when they enter the classroom prior to completing their bell-work. It is a participation grade each week, and parents can see what students are doing in class each day.

HOMEWORK: NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK! Students receive a homework reading log at the beginning of each week, and it is due every Friday. They are required to read at home for at least 15-minutes each night (Monday-Thursday), and complete the log/questions. Students must remember to turn in on Friday. The reading log was placed in Schoology this week so that students could access it electronically as well if they would prefer to type it.

JCMS T-Shirts

Parents support your students and their school! Buy the Student designed JCMS T-Shirt and Hoodies. All funds made from these sales support teacher grants and Renaissance program.

ORDER ONLINE and pick up at JCMS!

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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/

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