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WEEK OF April 20th, 2015

 

 

 

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

 

I hope you had a wonderful and restful Easter break and that you continue to enjoy the Easter season and God’s blessings.

 Order your year book! See the ICS webpage for information about ordering this year’s year book.

  The marking period ended on Friday, March 27th. Report cards were sent home Tuesday.

  Monday, April 20th is a DRESS DOWN DAY for Relay for Life. Students must follow the out of uniform dress code and pay $1.

  Friday, April 24th is a DRESS DOWN DAY for Bonnie Brae School for Boys. Students must follow the out of uniform dress code and pay $1.

  The Faculty/Staff vs. 8th grade Volleyball game has been RESCHEDULED AGAIN for Friday, June 5th.

 

 Save the Date---Our class trip to the Museum of Natural History is HAS BEEN CHANGED TO FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH. 

 

·        A letter with the details of the trip AND THE NEW DATE as well as the permission form was sent home.  

 

·        Please email me if you would like to chaperone for the trip. Chaperone details are in the Informational letter. We need 8 more chaperones from our class.

 

·        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, May 8th.  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)

 

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

  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 –

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

·        May1—Relay for Life

·        May 1—Festival Poster Contest Deadline

·        May 7—Liturgy, 12:15 dismissal

·        May 13 – 15—Used Book Sale

·        May 14—10:00 am Liturgy for Ascension

·        May 15th--Science Fair projects can be viewed by parents and friends.

·        May 15th—Father Daughter Social

·        May 21—Spring Concert  7:00 pm

·        May 25—School closed in observance of Memorial Day

·        June 4—Liturgy, 12:15 dismissal

·        June 4—Portfolios and Festival of the Arts

·        June 5—Faculty vs 8th Grade Volleyball Game

·        June 9—8th Grade Awards Dinner  6:30 pm

·        June 10—8th Grade graduation  7:00 pm

·        June 17, 18, 19—12:15 dismissal

·        June 19—Last day of school

·        June 17-21—ICC Parish Festival

 

   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

 

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 will continue with Chapter 12, The Atmosphere in Motion. This week we will begin discussing weather fronts, tornadoes and hurricanes.

 

Homework Due Dates:  See PowerSchool for assignments

Tentative Ch. 12 Test Date:  April 28

Click here for Ch. 12 Study Guide

 

Textbook website: www.red.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C1C37B0365

 

SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE

We will continue Chapter 10, Cell Reproduction. We will be discussing the stages in a cell’s life cycle and mitosis.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

 

Textbook website: www.green.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C9927901AD

Science Fair:

·     Students should be done with their experiments.

·     I will be meeting with students to go over their data and to discuss their graphs.

·     Students should be making their graphs, writing the conclusion and finalizing the written report.

·     They should also be printing out the papers to be put on their displays.

 

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 analyzing the data from the balloon races last week. We will also begin to discuss momentum.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

Tentative Ch. 18 test: May 5

Click here for Ch. 18 Study Guide

 

Textbook website: www.blue.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  E113A89292