Junior High Journal

News and Happenings of the Junior High Department

6th Grade Updates and Reminders 9/19-9/23

Other Reminders:

  • Picture retake day will be Thursday, September 29th. Forms will be sent home.
  • Chromebooks should be charged every night to ensure the battery lasts throughout the day!
  • Water bottles should be stored in lockers at all time. Students can ask to get a drink if they are thirsty, but with our new Chromebooks, water bottles are not allowed in the classroom.
  • Check Skyward and the homework calendar frequently for missing and current homework assignments, talk to your child about their work.
  • Although you have the ability to email your child regarding pick-up and absence notices, please remember that all information must be also told to the office. Call the school if you are going to pick up your child early for an appointment.

Yorkville Ram Family Fun Fest

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 12-4pm

18621 Washington Avenue

Union Grove, WI

Yorkville Ram Family Fun Fest is SEPTEMBER 24th!

-Registration forms for wristbands were sent home with your youngest or only student. This is our ONLY large fundraising event for school and our PTO does a phenomenal job preparing for this event. Please consider donating your time and helping run some games or food and raffle tables. Sign up using sign-up genius here.

The 2:2 basketball tournament has been postponed due to lack of participation.

Individual Class Updates

ELA News and Updates

Karrie Lazewski karrie.lazewski@yorkville.k12.wi.us

*Scholastic Book Order Code: JQ8XW under Miss Thomas still

The 6th graders shared their Summer Stories that they have been working on for the past few weeks. It seems they all had wonderful summers.

We just finished week 2 of our lit. circles and they will finish their books for next Friday. They also completed Unit 2 of spelling where they worked on words with the short and long “e” sounds.

Next week, we will start our first in class novel, Freak the Mighty. They will have comprehension questions to work on throughout the novel.

I have lots of book order forms if anyone is interested in ordering books. You can order online at https://clubs.scholastic.com/. Our class code is JQ8XW and it’s under my maiden name Miss Thomas. I will place an order next Friday.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Lazewski

Math News and Updates

Amanda Lois amanda.lois@yorkville.k12.wi.us

This week in Math the sixth graders reviewed prime and composite numbers and learned the divisibility rules to help them solve for the greatest common factor. Then they learned two methods for finding the GCF, listing and factor trees. On Wednesday they practiced finding GCF by using task cards that they could check their answer using the qr code reader on their chromebooks. We finished the week with using the GCF in the distributive property and then solved for least common multiple.

Next week we will finish Module 2 with review and the quiz on Monday. Then we will begin talking about classifying rational numbers in Module 3, converting fractions and decimals, and comparing and ordering fractions and decimals.

See you at Ram Fun Fest on Saturday!

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Above & Below: Students finding GCF (Greatest Common Factor) in Mrs. Lois's math class! Completing task cards and using their QR code readers to check their answers!
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Social Studies News and Updates

Mary Niccolai mary.niccolai@yorkville.k12.wi.us

In social studies we explored some of the ancient civilizations of Central and South America. We compared and contrasted the Inca, Aztec, Olmec, and Maya civilizations. Your son or daughter used Schoology for the first time this week. They took a geography assessment of the continents and oceans of the world. Next week we will begin to wrap up chapter 1, as we look at some of the early Native Americans that lived in the United States hundreds of years before European explorers. After we finish this lesson we will begin preparing for the first chapter test. Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Niccolai

Science News and Updates

Becky Seitz becky.seitz@yorkville.k12.wi.us

In science we had a busy week! We worked with latitude and longitude and are able to find locations using it and write out the degrees when given a specific city to find. We also learned about map projections and why there are different projections used to map the Earth. We ended the week making “Earth” models to help prepare for the quiz on Monday. Students were given a study guide so they all know exactly what to look over. Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Seitz

Physical Education News and Updates

Amanda Peterson amanda.peterson@yorkville.k12.wi.us

Nathan Meyer nathan.meyer@yorkville.k12.wi.us

This week the sixth graders spent some time learning how to putt and were able to practice on a mini golf course created in the gym. We ended the week by playing long ball kickball. All students who order a gym shirt in my class will receive it on Tuesday. I hope to see everyone at Fall Fun Fest this weekend!

Mrs. Peterson

Band News and Updates

Mike Beix



The students in the 6th Grade Band continue to work hard and improve with each rehearsal. Please check out the new band website (tinyurl.com/yorkvilleband) to stay informed with calendar dates, current band news, and helpful online resources.

Choir News and Updates

Carly Kreuscher



The students continue to work on pieces for our upcoming concerts. They have made lots of progress already this week! There will be a November performance and details are in the making. Stay Tuned!!!

Choir handbooks went home last week. The signed portion of the handbook is due Friday Sept 23rd.

I’m very excited to see what this year brings!!

Art News and Updates

Dana Herman dana.herman@yorkville.k12.wi.us

Mrs. Herman is currently on maternity leave after having her daughter, Audrey Jean, September 7th! She will return in December and continue with updates then.