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Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day
November 2014
Discover
Zone
After School Program at Lewis & Clark
GET IN THE
ZONE…..DISCOVER
ZONE!!!!!
Question 1: Students – ever
find yourself wondering what
you are going to do after school?
Question 2: Parents – Ever wonder what your child
does after school and who they are with?
ANSWER: Discover Zone after school program at
Lewis & Clark Middle School can help answer both
questions. Discover Zone offers after school clubs
& activities to students at Lewis & Clark Middle
School. ANY student enrolled at Lewis & Clark
Middle School is eligible to participate and all activities are offered FREE OF CHARGE!
Discover Zone currently provides after school activities in multiple 5-week sessions throughout the
school year. Activities take place after school
Mondays through Thursdays, until 5:00 p.m. All
activities take place at Lewis & Clark Middle School
and are led by area youth serving organizations
(Girl Scouts, 4H, Friendship House, MSU-B, & others) and community volunteers who have been
interviewed and screened prior to acceptance with
Discover Zone. Session One starts Oct. 6 through
Dec. 18. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as
well. Registration forms and activity calendars can
be picked up at Discover Zone, Lewis & Clark Middle School, room 103.
For more information please call Nate Becker,
Youth Development Coordinator, at 647-2032.
Important Dates for
Parents to Know!
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday,
November 26, 27, 28. Thanksgiving break
Wednesday, December 24 ……….Winter Break
(Monday, January 5, 2014 school resumes)
Friday, January 16 …………...End of Semester
Monday, January 19 ………...PIR Day, No School
Friday, January 23 …...Second quarter marks sent
home
LEWIS & CLARK SCHOOL SAFETY
I want to assure the parents of Lewis & Clark Middle
School that the staff is doing everything possible to
keep your children safe. The following procedures
have been implemented over the last school year:
1.
All doors except the front doors will be
kept locked during the school day.
2.
All visitors will sign in at the office and
receive a visitor’s badge. This includes
visits to the cafeteria during lunch hours.
All parents or visitors in the building must
have a badge or school personnel will
send the visitor back to the office.
3.
Throughout this school year, Lewis &
Clark will be practicing the following:
several fire drills, an evacuation to our
alternative location, (Elks Lodge, 934
Lewis Ave., 406-252-8407), a lockdown,
and a shelter in place (snowstorms,
chemical spills).
Some of our drills will take place during
the lunch hour and during passing times.
4.
The staff will be talking to students about
emergency situations, safe locations, and
how to find a staff member for help
if they are transitioning between
classes.
5.
The Lewis & Clark staff takes great pride
in teaching our students to cooperate with
school personnel during an emergency.
We understand that these new safety rules can be
stressful and time consuming, however, the safety of
our students and staff is our utmost concern. Thank
you for your patience and cooperation!
Steve Pomroy, Principal
Police to begin enforcing
the “No Parking” signs
around school
Prompted by complaints from drivers on
14th St W, between Grand &
Lewis, the Billings Police
Department will be enforcing
the “No Parking” zones
around Lewis & Clark Middle School.
According to SRO Zorzakis, “a danger
zone exists on the west side of Lewis &
Clark”. Parents are illegally stopping
southbound on 14th St W to pick up their
kids, creating a danger zone for both cars
and students. The southbound traffic lane
is not wide enough to safely accommodate both stopping and the flow of normal traffic. The danger is increased in
this zone, when students cross in the
middle of the street, in between vehicles,
to reach parents illegally
stopped across the street. SRO
Zorzakis suggests parents pull
into the parking lot behind the
school to safely pick up their kids. A
little cooperation goes a long way in
keeping our children safe.
Welcome to Lewis and Clark Middle School from Mrs. Bayne, Mrs. Beaumont and Mr. Brook with a
special greeting to parents of our 6th graders. Middle School is a new system with roles, personnel and
procedures different from the elementary buildings. Please know that you can call the Counseling Center
with your inquiries of how-do-things-work-at-this-school. We are happy to help you!
The first quarter kept us very busy with scheduling new students, changing schedules, arranging
Individualized Education Program meetings and Parent/Team meetings and coordinating, proctoring and
trouble-shooting the Fall NWEA-MAP Testing, in the midst of all our other duties. Learning the names
of our students is a huge job in the beginning of every year and always a challenge as we try to put names
and faces together. We hope we are able to meet most of our parents as the year progresses.
Please be in contact with the counseling Center if we can be of service to you and your student.
Thanks for sharing your terrific children with us. Happy, safe and successful students are our goals.
To contact us:
Cynthia Bayne
Marcia Beaumont
Kevin Brook
Secretary
Grade 7
Grade 8
Gr. 6: Kimm, Korf & Zickefoose
Gr. 6: Feely & Reitz
281-5909
281-5969
281-5908
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
History Alive
Lewis and Clark’s history department had some
fun with the causes of the American Revolution.
Mr. Visser, Mr. Jensen, Mr. Polkow, and Mr. Jarvis
presided over a town hall meeting in which students, posed as Patriots (for Independence), Loyalists (against Independence), or Neutralists. They
debated the course of American history. Students
prepared for the meeting for a few days and then
had a great historical simulation in which many of
them dressed in period costume. Each period, the
Neutralists voted on which side presented the most
compelling case. Passionate arguments were
made, fun was had by all, and more importantly –
the students understood why we broke free from
Great Britain. Ask your student if they voted for
independence the period he/she participated in!
Special thanks goes to Mrs. Waddington for her
help and for hosting the event in the media center. Huzzah!
Gorilla up!
Mark your calendars!!!!
Coffee Sales will kick off Friday November 14th. Sales will continue
through November 24th.
Tech. Ed. club will begin meeting on
Wednesday mornings starting on the 4th
of December. Involved students will be
preparing for the state TSA (Technology
Student Association) competition. Activities include various technology related
contests that require the
contestants to use problem solving techniques to
come up with the solutions. If you have any
questions please fell free to
call Mr. Liston at 281-5914.
$20
The Title VII-Indian Education Program at
Lewis and Clark is staffed with one home to
school coordinator, Kati Fink. She works primarily with our Native students and families.
If you need to contact her, you can call at 281
-5923, or email at [email protected]
Kati is here Monday, Thursday, and
Friday. Native club will be every
other Thursday for about an hour
after school starting on 10/23/2014.
Tutoring will be available every Monday after
school. Club and homework assistance will
meet for the first time in Kati’s office, and
other meeting places will be determined.
“STUDENT COUNCIL IS
PUTTING YOU FIRST”
Lewis and Clark Student Council under the
sponsorship of Mr. Visser has been very busy
this fall! The twenty two person council has
already raised over $600 at Saturday Live
with our Billings Best Yogurt booth and our
hat day in early October. Student council
helped put on special ice cream socials for all
students as well as guided tours for open
house. We have many exciting projects lined
up for this year. All student council members
will participate in a community service project
this year that will partner with
Mr. Jarvis' "Two Roads Project". We are also helping
Ms. Wardrip with a school art
project. Kudos to all of our
members for an outstanding
start!
Indian Education and Native
Club
Attention MATHletes: Math Club Has
Begun!
What: Lewis and Clark Middle School
Math Club
When: Friday Mornings at 7:30
Where: The Lewis and Clark Middle
School Library
Who: All Lewis and Clark Students who
are interested in increasing their math
knowledge and problem solving skills.
Why: The Lewis and Clark Middle School
Math Club will be preparing our MATHletes for the
upcoming math contests
later this fall and in the
spring. We will also be
sharpening our math skills
to make us better math
students, and hopefully having a little fun
along the way!
Questions: Please see Mrs. Staub or Mrs.
Fitzgerald
PLEASE CHECK IN
As a safety precaution for our students, we need to have ALL parents
and visitors check in the main office.
You will be asked to sign in and you
will receive a visitor’s pass. For your child’s
safety, our teachers are trained to stop and
question any person who does not have a
valid pass. Please remember to check in each
and every time you enter the building!
Native Club will be a fun way to get to know
each other, play games, have
snacks, and plan fun adventures.
The club will be holding fundraisers
in order to pay for the adventures
and t-shirts. Money earned this year
will be spent this year. All students
are invited to come and participate.
Thank you, Scouts’
Honor Sponsors!
The Scouts’ Honor program recognizes students who are academic achievers. Each
quarter any student who achieves a 3.5 or
higher grade point average receives a Scouts’
Honor card which entitles that student to
discounts and free items from area merchants.
We would like to thank our Scouts’ Honor
sponsors. Please patronize these fine merchants!
American Classic Pizza, 2658 Grand Ave.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered, 1212 Grand
Ave. Suite 13
NeeCee’s, 2821 2nd Ave. North
Flowers from the Heart, 1010 Grand Ave.
Papa Murphy’s, 1212 Grand Ave.
Salon 17/Shelly Fiant, 1709 17th St. W..
Sunset Bowl, 1625 Central Ave.
Bagel Inc., 2135 Grand Ave.
Sunshine Express, 3209 Grand Ave.
Taco Treat, 1313 Grand Ave.
Time Out Sports, 1603 Grand Ave.
Subway, 875 Grand Ave.
Fuddruckers, 2011 Overland Ave.
Sam & Louies’ Pizza, 1595 Grand Ave.
The Pita Pit, 2228 1/2 Grand & 2813 2nd
$20
Special Olympics 2014-2015
Special Olympics at Lewis and Clark is back!!!! The
2014 fall sports start with basketball and equestrian. Athletes participating in Basketball from Lewis and
Clark are Ashley Luskleet and John Bedwell. Their
team, The Firecrackers consists of 10 players from
various middle schools and high schools acrossBillings.
This year we will host the 3rd annual Yellowstone Valley
Regional Basketball Tournament on October 25th. The
Firecrackers along with other teams from the area will
gather together for a fun filled day of Basketball. The
games will be played at Lewis and Clark MS and Will
James MS.
The teams will then travel to Helena in November to
attend the State Special Olympics Basketball Tournament.
We also have a skills component to our Basketball
season. From Lewis and Clark, Alana Crook will compete at the area competition on November 10th here at
Lewis and Clark MS. For more information regarding
Special Olympics contact Tammy Grimm @ Lewis and
Clark MS.
Participating in Equestrian this fall from Lewis and Clark
are Rebecca and Sarah Eck. The are riding out the
Equine Motel in Lockwood.
CARE Club is off to a great start this
year! We are already busy with many
projects and we have plans for lots of
fun activities throughout the year. Congratulations to this years officers: Clara
Bentler ( president), Emma Black ( vice
president), Rachel Eaton and Natalie
Romei ( co secretaries), and Ashlyn
Morales and Grace Steepe ( announcements). Our sixth through eighth graders are currently planning and preparing
to support activities in observation of
Red Ribbon Week . Students will be
dressing in a different theme each day of
the week October 27th through October
31st in order to draw attention to their
pledge to stay drug and alcohol free!
We will keep you posted on future activities that support our school and community!
Seventh grade science students have been working on
learning about the tool of science and how scientists
experiment. After a lot of practice, students were
introduced to termites. They found out termites have
no eyes, but are able to sense their surroundings using
their sense of smell. They found that
worker termites will follow certain
types of ink! After observing termites
and ink-drawn circles, the students
devised their own experiment to see
what else they could learn about termites.
They learned a lot about
termites, how to design and experiment, how to write and share what they learned, and
6th grade honor roll
Allen
Ans
Arnold
Ash
Bear Cloud
Bear Don't Walk
Belcourt-Lowe
Black
Bough
Brager
Brooke
Brott
Burd
Burghardt
Carey
Christense
Clark
Cole
Conklin
Cronk
DeRoeck
Dolan
Easton
Egan
Emineth
Eto
Fink
French
Gilsdorf
Goffena
Goodridge
Goss
Graves
Green
Summer
Abigail
Summer Lee
Skyler
Joshaunna
Lilly
Haddan
Olivia
Ashley
Hailey
Taylor
Paul
Elizabeth
Surrena
Cheyenne
Uriah
Madilyn
Connor
Keenan
Savanna
Nate
Jack
Harley
Tatum
Kerani
Kiyomi
Kailei
Isaiah
Riley
Kaeden
Madison
Andy
Reegan
Athena
Gugler
Haslem
Hegg
Hernandez
Hoerster
Hogg
John
Kennah
Kerns
Keyser
Kolstad
LaBeau
Lavenger
Leone
Leonhardt
Lind
Lozano
Luft
Luse
Lyle
Mallary
Malloy
Martinez
McMullen
McMullen
McNeish
Miller
Miller McCoun
Montiel
Nentwig
Parnell
Pierce
Porter
Jasmine
Hannah
Kimberly
Xavier
Stephon
Heather
Michaiah
Teja
Liam
Leown
Nickolas
Olivia
Azurae
Kris
Hannah
Sarah
Ashlynn
Tucker
Ryen
Remy
Alivia
Maliea
Alauna
Kacey
Julia
Justine
Sopia
Sean
Elijah
Seager
Daisy
Skylar
Greer
Predmore
Pryor
Quintana
Raber
Reid
Roccisano
Rogers
Rogers
Rolfson
Runestad
Russell
Sandefur
Schauer
Schreckendgust
Schreier
Schwarm-Simpson
Seibel
Singh
Slade
Solland
Sopko
Steffan
Stewart
Stoddart
Strong-Stephens
Teter
Thelen
Toffton
Turnquist
Vaughn
Webb
Welk
Williams
Wimpfheimer
Taiylor
Sydney
Ashley
Dylan
Kacey
Rosa
Gabby
Braylon
Simon
Chris
Bobby
Bailey
Caid
Brady
Allie
Davlin
Makaila
Taranveer
Alli
Heidi
Theo
Payton
Cyanna
Lauren
Haleigh
Anthony
Hailey
Marley
Bryn
Jayden
Mariah
Samantha
Dailyn
Ciera
Library
Renovations
Parents, Tell us how
Lewis & Clark is doing!
We need your input and hope you
take this quick online survey about
your experiences and thoughts about our school.
Your opinion is very important to us, Thanks, Steve
Pomroy, Principal.
To take the survey, participants simply need:
Survey website: http://myvoicesurvey.org
Survey Participation Code: 88eba7
You may participate anytime during the two-week survey
window:
Start Date: December 01, 2014
End Date: December 15, 2014
Check current Lewis Library events and links to great free research resources on the library website:
https://sites.google.com/a/billingsschools.org/lewis-clark-middle-school-library/
7th Grade
Lewis & Clark Middle School
1st Quarter Academic Achievers
Congratulations to all the students listed for maintaining a “3.0” or better grade point average for the 1st quarter of this school year. It is an
accomplishment of which you can be proud. The entire Lewis and Clark Middle School staff commends you for your effort.
Adolph
Ady
Aguirre
Barth
Baughman
Bennett
Bentler
Bick
Birkeland
Blain
Boggio
Bough
Boyd
Bradshaw
Braley
Breiter
Brindley
Buck
Buckland
Caraway
Castro
Castro
Cermak
Choyfoo
Clark
Clarke
Clay
Clayton
Collett
Cooper
Costin
Cotharn
Dahlberg
Dangerfield
Davila
DeBar
Demaniow
Dennis
DeVries
Dillon
Dolan
Dooley
Dostal
Eck
Eckhardt
Eliason
Erekson
Esplin
Evans
Evans
Felten
Field
Fix-Brierton
Frisby
Thomas
Corinne
Isabel
Haley
Brian
Zackery
Finnian
Avery
Eden
Ashli
Joseph
Andrew
April
Tylere
Jhett
Dahlia
Madelyne
Hailey
Kyler
Lyberti
Marisa
Gabriel
William
Jordan
Michael
Joseph
Simonne
Dylan
Solfrid
Kynzee
Elijah
Jayla
Tealy
Bailey
Eliana
Carly
James
Austin
Cody
Kelsey
Koby
Kye-lin
Garrett
Sarah
Brianne
Nicholas
Isaiah
McKenzie
Daemiun
Redel
Ellie
Kaden
Lillian
Mariah
Frye
Funke
Gallagher
Garcia
Gatlin
George
Gibson
Grossman
Guerrero
Guilland
Gutierrez
Haemmerle
Hall
Hamilton
Hanson
Harper
Hart
Harvey
Haslam
Hegg
Hilliard
Hinckley
Holmes
Hoppe
Horn
Houle
Howell
Humphrey
Jenkins
Johnson
Jordahl
Kelly
Kenyon
King
Kirby
Kirby
Kleinsasser
Kooyer
Kraske
Kraske
Krueger
Kuntz
Largent
Lave
Lawson
Lennick
Leo
Lindberg
Logulo
Lorenz
Losoya
Lozano
Lysaght
Lysaght
Mallary
Lily
Jordan
Karissa
Nathanial
Riley
Samuel
Lexi
Treyton
Emily
Amanda
Zachary
Jordyn
Anela
Alexander
Carter
Taylor
Donald
Hailey
Zachary
Kira
Jadon
Chase
Areannah
Annabelle
Gia
Zoe
Olivia
Jenna
Erin
Summer
Jaeden
Rowan
Jazer
Leiaya
Helen
Katherine
Sydney
Rylee
Parker
Aisley
Cannon
Mikenzie
Conor
Julia
Jasmine
Rylan
Cameron
Bryce
Gabriel
Layla
Hunter
Leonathan
Sheryl
Val'Ree
Joleen
Malone
Martinez
Martinsen
Matye
May
Miller
Miller
Mills
Mitchell
Monson
Montague
Morey
Morgan
Morse
Myers
Nottingham
Nyquist
Pachl
Palin
Pannell
Paris
Peete
Perea
Pierni
Porter
Potter
Putman
Qualman
Reitz
Ricci
Rickbeil
Riek
Rimer
Rodriguez
Roesler
Rolle
Romei
Ross
Roush
Rowe
Sand
Sanderson
Schell
Schoneberg
Scott
Sell
Sevareid
Smith
Sones
Soria
Standing Rock
Steiner
Stene
Sulser
Taylor
Jadyn
Daphne
Emma
Nathan
Harrison
Brendan
Savannah
LeeAndra
Alison
Mitchell
Virginia
Gavin
Aaliyah
Hunter
Ginny
Katie
Allison
Emma
Tygr
Drake
Reagan
Madison
Kaydyn
Ashton
Samara
Clayton
Adam
Emma
Spencer
Cael
Bengt
Phoenix
Kimberly
Evaleyn
Jaelynn
Sean
Natalie
Elizabeth
Eric
Christopher
Aiden
Quinn
Daysha
Kylee
Kelbi
Mackenzie
Alex
Kyle
Ashley
Haven
Austin
Karli
Shauna
Ewan
Payton
Thelen
Tiry
Tschetter
Uhren
Uzelac
Vejtasa
Verhasselt
Viker
Viviano
Wadman
Walker
Wallace
Walter
Walton
Watts
Welk
West
Westerman
White
Whitney
Wilson
Wolf
Woodley
Woodring
Wright
Yohannes
Zimmer
Taylor
Emily
Emily
Brady
Joely
Keely
Kaden
Patyn
Jenine
Macey
Nicolas
Levi
Ethan
Shane
Joshua
Steena
Dynasti
Maisie
Gloria
Carlyn
Mildus
Anya
Hunter
Noah
Alyas
Ezra
Laura
8th Grade
Lewis & Clark Middle School
1st Quarter Academic Achievers
Congratulations to all the students listed for maintaining a “3.0” or better grade point average for the 1st quarter of this school year. It is an
accomplishment of which you can be proud. The entire Lewis and Clark Middle School staff commends you for your effort.
Abdallah
Allie
Avery
Bach
Banderob
Barrett
Belcourt-Lowe
Bentler
Bertrand
Biggins
Binstock
Binstock
Black
Blackmore
Borden
Borg
Bowles
Breum
Brown
Bruns
Bruns
Budde
Burgess
Bykonen
Cady
Caraway
Carr
Chacon
Chavez
Church
Clark
Clarke
Clayton
Cotharn
Cozzens
Creitz
Crook
Curtiss
Dale
Daubert
DeAnda Pease
Deppmeier
DeVries
Dixon
Dolan
Dominguez
Ealy
Easton
Eaton
Ebach
Eccles
Erekson
Esplin
Evenson
Olivia
Samantha
Ryleigh
Madison
Cloie
Kaitlyn
Angelie
Clara
Devon
Dasia Vu
Karsen
Emma
Emma
Collin
Marissa
Kyla
Kaylee
Eric
Maisee
Alex
Michael
Brooklyn
Geoffrey
Todd
Claire
Ivanna
Harper
Lucas
Keaton
Kaitlyn
Gwendolyn
Ulrike
Selina
Christian
Meliyah
Emma
Alana
Nicole
Andrew
Peyton
Gabriella
Molly
Grace
Chrishon
Star
Deizy
Hayden
Olivia
Rachel
Miranda
Adrianna
Elijah
Nathan
Max
Fawcett
Felstet
Finch
Fisher
Foster
Frank
Freese
Frerichs
Gall
Gar
Gaston
Gatlin
Gonzalez
Goodale
Goodridge
Gormley
Goudy
Gratwohl
Grunseth
Guerrero
Habener
Hageman
Haivala
Hall
Hall
Hallgrimson
Hallgrimson
Harder
Harris-Watts
Hash
Heffel
Heflin
Heilman
Henrickson
Henrickson
Hockin
Hockin
Hohn
Honea
Hope
Hoppe
Howey
Hunter
Jaeger
Jenkins
Jette
Jimenez
Johnson
Johnson
Kappel
Kelsey
Kimball
Kirchmar
Kirwin
Kittelson
Iyana
Sidney
Austin
Dylan
Marko
Kendall
Anna-Lena
Mackenzie
Hayden
Landon
Angelica
Jenna
Marcella
Cole
Jane
Ebin
Theresa
Jonathan
Kyann
Armando
Ian
Jacob
Zane
Peter
Tyler
Jaden
Jaylyn
Ethan
Jamy
Alexa
Alexa
Kendall
Sophia
Jalin
Amanda
Simon
Nickolai
Stephen
Fletcher
Conrad
Lilly
Christopher
Connor
Alden
Nicholas
Blayne
Caitlin
Avery
Madison
Molly
Adam
Allina
Clayton
Colton
Kade
Korb
Kraske
Kriskovich
LaVe
Legare
Lehman
Leroy
Lindberg
Lindsay
Love
Luskleet
Ly
MacDonald
Maehl
Martin
Martinez
Maynard
McQueen
Moberly
Model
Montiel
Morales
Morales
Morup-Baez
Munson
Murphy
Nelson
Nutting
O'Donnell
Okragly
Olson
Parker
Poetzl
Polkowske
Ramirez
Randak
Restad
Richardson
Roberts
Robertson
Robinson
Roccisano
Rosier
Ross
Rush
Russell
Sappington
Sargent
Schafer
Scheller
Schnetter
Schreier
Scrivener
Shaw
Shay
Kearra
Kirsten
Keilee
Joseph
Emery
Riley
Makenzie
Adam
John
Eric
Ashley
Vivian
Brooklyn
Kathleen
Kaleb
Lauren
Sarah
Kade
Makenzie
Mikayla
Angelique
James
Ashlynn
Darius
Elley
Trevor
Kobe
Cally
Bryanna
Ameris
Dillon
Robert
Michael
Connor
Grace
Samuel
Sarah
Sophia
Benjamin
Taylor
Emily
Isabella
Kylie
Tanesha
Diana
Shana
Parker
Jotaro
Jade
Mackenzie
Danyel
Rylee
Jonathan
Josiah
Victoria
Sheneman
Sheridan
Shull
Slade
Slevira
Smith
Smith
Smith
Smith
Solland
Stapleton
Stapleton
Steffan
Steppe
Sutherland
Thompson
Thompson
Jon
Nicole
Logan
Hayden
Thalia
Dayton
Payton
Hailey
Rayna
Heather
Blair
Amber
Alexandria
Grace
Irvin
Serenity
Mary
Timmons
Turner
Turner
Volbrecht
Ward
Weatherby
West
Willett
Wilson
Winberg
Winters
Winters
Wolff
Wong
Yarbrough
Zent
Eli
James
Payton
McKenna
Bailey
Calista
Magnolia
Jaxon
Ethan
Alexus
Madison
Mackenzie
Tab
Isaac
Hayden
Dalton
The Rattler Team has had a great
first quarter, learning all sorts of fun
and exciting things. In science, we
learned about scientific method
(love those termites) and also studying ecology. In math, we have reviewed operations with rational numbers and are moving on to
expressions and equations. In English, we just
finished The Wednesday Wars, a coming of age
story. The students really enjoyed this novel and
some even said it was “the best book they have
ever read”. In geography, we are studying North
America and Mr. Swanson’s class even got to
write their own constitutions. In health we are
studying the bones and muscles. In p.e. we are
starting our basketball unit.
7th grade girls will be starting their games shortly
and the wrestlers are off to a great season. Boys
basketball will start practicing on December 8th.
We hope to have a great turn out of players.
Remind your student to come to class prepared
and ready to work. Thanks for all the parent support. We hope to continue to have a fabulous
year.
The Wolves’ year is a “howling” success thus far. These “pups” are some of the nicest ones
we’ve had a pleasure to teach! Speaking of teaching, this quarter has already been a whirlwind
of learning. In Math, students have finished reviewing past knowledge, and they are about to
start two-step equations and graphing linear-equations. Whoa! That’s some serious learning,
but that’s just the beginning. Moving into P.E. and Health, students are going to wrap their
brains around tobacco and drugs, while wrapping up their fitness unit. Their fitness has “paid”
off during the Walk-A-Thon: they raised $487 for weight room equipment. Students are also
getting “pumped” for History; they are starting a “Revolution.” And their “Why’s History Important?” essays were revolutionary in themselves, though some needed a new “plan of attack.”
Perhaps the revision process will aid them in English as they are moving into their Anne Frank
theme analysis essays. Afterward, students will be “Poe”king around the mind of Edgar Allan
Poe, exploring the genre of mystery and suspense, which should be old-news after their murder
-mystery activity in Science using the Scientific Process, a process they will need to use when
doing their inventions: a major project that is due on December 15 with checkpoints along the way. What is your child’s industrious idea? Well, after this
plethora of learning, students better have some foresight when it comes to their
high school journey as they will be registering for their ninth grade classes in
December. Dialogue with your child about his or her goals to make this process
more meaningful. Let’s make it a memorable and successful year! Go Wolves!
History: We just had our town hall
meeting on the eve of the Revolution with the Loyalists, Patriots
and Neutralists. Next up is the
Revolutionary War and the crazy
document known as the Declaration of Independence. Pretty soon we’ll be dissecting the Constitution and our Bill of Rights.
This is all good stuff!
6TH GRADE NEWS!
It is hard to believe that one quarter of the
school year is already over. We have been
working hard in all of our subjects. In math
we have been learning about factors (prim
factorization with exponents) and multiples.
We will be moving on to fractions. In reading, we are working on our Holocaust unit
with a novel, "Number the Stars". Early civilization is the topic being discussed in social
studies. Be sure to ask what interesting things
are being discussed in science (Forces and
Motion/Nature of Matter).
REMINDER!!!!
With winter coming, just a reminder that unless a student is with a
teacher or in an activity they must
vacate the building by 3:30!
Science: We just finished metric measurement
and will be diving into the periodic table next.
Students were to have their science project idea
approved and turned in by Oct. 1. Final project is
due Dec. 15, which is right around the corner.
Math: We will be starting linear equations both
solving and graphing. Students are encouraged
to stay caught up on daily work.
Health/PE: We are starting the alcohol, tobacco,
and drug until, which discusses the harmful
effects of all those listed. We also introduce
abstinence during this unit. We are also continuing to work on our cardiovascular until, which
includes the Pacer, the mile, and the 12-minute
run. Ahhh...what the students love most!
English: We just finished Summer of My German
Soldier, a novel set in the USA during WWII. The
students wrote essays demonstrating their ability
to integrate quotes in their writing to prove a
point. We will be focusing on the elements of
literature in the weeks to come!
The Griz teachers hope all is well and we are off
to a great start for this school year!
The Bobcat team is enjoying a new year of learning and fun! We are so excited to have such
amazing and talented seventh graders on our
team, and we are looking forward to a great year.
Mrs. Greene’s science class spent the first part of
the year making sure everyone knew how to stay
safe in science class, use science tools, and how
scientists experiment. Since then, they have
moved on to their Environmental Science
unit. One of the first activities was, "Oh,
Deer!". Students became "deer" that had to find
resources in their environment while avoiding
wolves, disease, fire, drought, and hunters! They
will be applying what they learned during this
activity to help them understand many of the concepts in the unit. In English students have just
finished the novel The Breadwinner based on a
true story of a young girl living in war torn Afghanistan. Next, we will be looking at some biographical stories of children living in Kabul Afghanistan.
Next we will move on to some works by Edgar
Allan Poe! In Mrs. Allie’s Geography classes
students have just finished studying the United
States and now they will migrate up to Canada. Mrs.
Fitgerald’s math classes have
been busy making interactive
notebooks and working at
solving equations. Mr. Luft’s
Health Enhancement classes
have just finished up with their fitness testing and
they are beginning the study of the body systems
in Health class. It has been a busy and exciting
start to the school year and we look forward to
visiting with parents during parent teacher conferences in November!
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