Gradelink is the best place to check your student’s progress and performance in middle school.  Please login to Gradelink.  You can view each class to see what work is missing (noted with MIS) and the scores students received on graded assignments.  Blanks indicate that the teacher has not yet graded an assignment.  You can also see upcoming assignments.  
Calendar reminders:
  • Any Back to School Forms were due last Friday.  Please send them in ASAP.
  • Tuesday, September 10 – Picture Day
  • Wednesday – Thursday, September 18 & 19 – Minimum Day Dismissal at NOON
HET THEME:  Our theme for first trimester is Community.  This week, students will be thinking more about issues they want to change within their community. They will begin thinking of ways to make these changes.  This will lead to our first SPA (Social Political Action) Project.  
Help Needed Grading Math Facts
Mrs. McCutcheon is looking for volunteers to correct a set of math facts weekly at home.  Answer keys are provided.  Generally, math facts would be sent home with your student on Monday or Tuesday, and Mrs. McCutcheon would like them back by Friday.  Please reply to this email if you are able to help.

Book Talk/Review schedule:
first 9/12, second 10/17, third 11/14.
Complete an essay T-Chart outline for the prompt: If you had to travel through time to the Arabian city of Makkah in AD 622, for a history assignment, which classmate would you take with you?
Due: Friday
Article of the Week (A.O.W.):
AOW #3 Adversity Score
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 Friday
Mobymax Language:
Students will login to MobyMax here. They will click on the “Language” button and practice for 30 minutes.
Social Studies:
Answer the following question found in the Social Studies Google Classroom:
1. Why do you think Muhammad’s teachings were popular with the poor?

2. Are any of the problems that Muhammad saw in Makkah similiar to problems we see in society today? Explain.

3. How did/do you learn how to be a “good” person? write one paragraph explaining your answer with details.

Please see the attached calendars for this week’s classwork, homework, and assessments.  Your student will also be given a paper version of the calendar.  Or, login to gradelink to see all math assignments.  
Types of Force foldable due next week.
Practice everyday!

***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
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.