• Elective forms will be sent home Tuesday.  Please return by Thursday afternoon.
  • 08/22 Thursday – Middle School Back to School Night at 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Room 5
  • 08/23 Friday – Back to School Bash 5:30pm – 8:00pm

***Helpful email addresses

If you need to reach Middle School or any of the teachers, please use the following email addresses: – absence notes, responses to the newsletter, general questions, contacting Mrs. Ave – Mrs. McCutcheon, science or math questions – Mr. Hagan, language arts or social studies questions

  Our theme for first trimester is Community.  Last week, students thought about communities that they are a part of and began to categorize aspects of communities.  This week, students will be thinking more about how they can make change within communities to make them more positive, more active, and communities that people want to join.  This will lead to our first SPA (Social Political Action) Project.



Students should select a reading book by Tuesday.  Each trimester students are required to read at least 900 pages.  If a student is having trouble picking a book they can see me for suggestions or I can assign them one.
Students need to join both of my google classes using their new gmail account. We will do this at school, but if they are not present the classroom codes are:
Language Arts: 93i177
Social Studies: dxfcpi
There will be 3 Book talks or book review check-ins each trimester.  These check-ins are where I update my grade book with the student’s progress towards their reading goal of 900 pages.  Students do not have to present on these dates, they can present as soon as they finish a book. The schedule for this trimester is:

  1.  first 9/12, second 10/17, third 11/14.

After each of those dates the grade book will be updated with each students books read score.  They can complete book talks/reviews early or later, but 11/14 is the final day any book talk or review will be accepted for the trimester.

Article of the Week (A.O.W.):
AOW #1 Disability

Each week students will receive an article of the week (AOW) to read. Students are required to:

1. Read the article
2. Discuss the article with one of their parents or guardians (whoever discusses the article should also read it)
3. Respond in writing to the questions in the google classroom assignment.

The article for this week can be found here and in the Language Arts google class.
Due Thursday

Students will login to MobyMax here. They will click on the “Language” button and take the placement test.
Every day except Friday, students will have a classwork assignment AND a homework assignment.  All of the assignments will be listed on gradelink’s calendar.  Students have different assignments and calendars depending on which course they are in.  For more information about how to use the calendar and gradelink, please come to Back to School Night.
No homework for science this week.  Science classes begin next week.
Online Resources:

School Website: – resource pages, tool kits, extra practice and tech resources – Student homework help is available ALSO – Parent resource page has tutorials so you can better help your student!! – great website for vocabulary – Search ANY math topic to watch a short video tutorial, practice activities to get better at skills.