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WEEK OF March 30th, 2015

 

 

Sunday, March 29th

Palm Sunday

 

The assignments for the week will be posted on PowerSchool.  Please keep in mind that the assignments that I post are based on my plans for the week.  Plans are subject to change, and therefore the dates that assignments are due may change.  Your child’s assignment book should be the most accurate location for assignments and due dates.  The assignments are listed ahead of time on PowerSchool so that you can get an idea of what we are doing.

 

HOMEROOM NEWS

 

   Congratulations to the DI teams that made it to globals!

 

  The Faculty/Staff vs. 8th grade Volleyball game has been rescheduled for Friday, May 8th.

 

  We will be attending Stations of the Cross on Wednesday, April 1st at 10:00 am.

  As of April 1st the students may wear their gym shorts to school on gym days and the school uniform shorts on non gym days.  Please keep in mind that we go outside for recess if it’s a chilly day.

 

 Thursday, April 2nd is a 12:15 dismissal for Holy Thursday.

 

  School is closed Good Friday, April 3rd and April 6th through 10th for Easter Vacation.

 

 Student council has started Penny Wars for Operation Rice Bowl. This is the last week for collecting so please consider sending in your loose change.

 

  The marking period ended on Friday, March 27th. Report cards will go home after Easter Break.

 

 Save the Date---Our class trip to the Museum of Natural History is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th. 

 

·        A letter with the details of the trip as well as the permission form will be sent home this week.

 

·        Please email me if you would like to chaperone for the trip. Chaperone details are in the Informational letter.

 

·        Please complete the permission form, get it notarized, and enclose a check (NO CASH) for $30.00 (payable to ICS). Forms and payment are due by Friday, April 24th.  If you did not receive the letter or the permission form, click on the link below.

 

FIELD TRIP INFORMATIONAL LETTER (ß click link)

PERMISSION FORM (ß click link)

 

   Our spring pictures will be April 16th or 17th. I will let you know which date once I find out. Students do not need to wear their uniform if they are getting their picture taken. Forms will be sent home. Students not having their picture taken must wear the uniform.

 

  Registration forms for the 2015-2016 school year are due for current students.

 

  Calendar Change--We will be attending school for a half day on Friday, May 1st to make up for our last two snow days.

 

  Please recover your child’s books with new paper bags if they are beginning to rip.  Covering the edges with duct tape seems to work well to strengthen the covers.  If you choose to use duct tape, please do not put any tape on the book only the cover.  Thank you.

 

  Please check Happenings on the Hill each week for important school and class information; it can be easily accessed through the school’s website— www.icsclinton.org .

 

  Looking ahead --

·        April 3, April 6 to April 10--school closed for Easter Break

·        April 17--Spring Dance

·        May 1-- Father Daughter Dance

·        May 1--12:15 dismissal (snow make up day)

·        May 8--Faculty/Staff vs. 8th grade volleyball game

 

   Your child was given a copy of our class schedule. Click the link below to view the schedule:

 

Click here for SCHEDULE

 

Click here for MIDDLE SCHOOL POLICIES

 

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Science

 

Click here for SCIENCE CLASS POLICIES

 

Click here for SCIENCE SAFETY RULES

 

Online access to textbook and resources. There is online access to the textbook and numerous resources that can be used to reinforce the material that we are studying in class.

 

NOTE: The book can now be accessed by two different methods; the original method and now through ConnectED. The link below has directions for accessing it by both methods. The link also contains information for ordering the textbook .

 

Trouble accessing the online textbook: If you are using a Mac and can see the cover of the book but cannot view the Online Student Edition of the book, follow these directions. Click on Technical Support at the bottom of the page and select “Can Only View Cover.” When the page opens titled “Online Student Edition (OSE)- Viewing PDFs on a Mac, follow the directions for the browser you are using.

 

Click here for ONLINE TEXTBOOK and RESOURCES

 

 

SIXTH GRADE SCIENCE

          We have started Chapter 12, The Atmosphere in Motion. This week we will continue to discuss the factors of weather.

 

Homework Due Dates:  See PowerSchool for assignments

 

Textbook website: www.red.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C1C37B0365

 

SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE

We have completed Chapter 9. This week we will review and take the chapter test. 

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

Wednesday, April 1-- Ch. 9 test

 

Click here for the CHAPTER 9 STUDY GUIDE

 

Textbook website: www.green.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C9927901AD

Science Fair:

·     Students should be conducting their experiments.

·     I reviewed and returned the hypothesis, materials, procedure and data table to the students. I have met with all of the students to discuss my comments.

·     Please look over my comments with your child and feel free to email me with any questions or to set up a time to meet.

·     I will be meeting with students over the next couple of weeks to discuss the progress they have made with their experiments.

 

Click here for a COPY OF SCIENCE FAIR TIMELINE

 

EIGHTH GRADE SCIENCE

Students were given directions for reading and presenting a current event in science.  Please help your child to remember his/her assigned date.

 

Click here for the CURRENT EVENT DIRECTIONS AND RUBRIC

 

We have started our Physics Unit with Chapter 18, Motion and Momentum.  We will be discussing speed and velocity this week.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

 

Textbook website: www.blue.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  E113A89292