We are entering the third trimester, which means students’ work/learning load is picking up.  Help them to succeed by making sure your student is in school everyday, and is doing homework EVERYDAY.  If they tell you they do not have homework, this is most likely NOT true.  
You can always reach out to us to ask for a progress report.
 
Announcements (Important – please read):
   
 1. Mock Interviews next Monday, March 4 from 8:30~9:30amWe need volunteers to come for an hour and run informal mock interviews with 3-4 students per adult.  We will give you everything you need to do this fun activity.  Please let us know if you can help by tomorrow – the more volunteers we have the faster it will go!!  This is a great opportunity for you to meet some of your student’s peers.  Thank you to Mrs. Farrington for volunteering.  🙂
 
 2EE trips to Family Harvest Farm are starting up in March
Dear MS Parents,

A vital part of our curriculum in the Middle School at ACA is called Experiential Learning. Based on research, students’ understanding of a subject is deepened when they get to have firsthand experiences!

We are excited to start our experiential learning this year in partnership with the Family Harvest Farm (https://jmlt.org/our-places/farms-gardens/family-harvest-farm/)!

Students will be going to the farm as a whole group on Thursday, March 14 from 9:30~12:45pm, and as smaller groups through the rest of this school year (parents will be informed of dates beforehand through email & we will need drivers too). 

The permission form will be sent to you through Dochub and is due by March 7th.  

We need drivers for this trip, and for future trips (need to have required insurance on file in the office).  If you can drive for the March 14th trip, make sure to let us know on the Dochub form!!!

   3.  Internships/Job Shadows will take place March 11, 12, & 13th.  Students will not come to school, but go to their “jobs”.  Students will have a packet that will need to be filled out by their “employers” and themselves to receive a grade for this project (no packet, no grade). 8th grade students should seek out a different place of business, doing a different job then they did last year. Students must give us the details of their Internship/Job Shadow by March 7th. See attached documents for details.
 
Week 1:  Careers
     
This unit will give the students the opportunity to explore different careers, create an individual project on a career which will be presented to the class, and go to a job shadow/internship for 3 days. This unit will require your help.  For the project, once your student has chosen a career to do their project on, they will need to do a site visit & an interview.  Example: Chosen career is a Pediatric Doctor: site visit to a hospital or a Pediatric doctor’s office, interview a Pediatrician.  Students will have a total of 10 Tasks to complete.  See attached document for information.
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This Week’s Assignments/Homework: not inclusive – assignments may be added.  Class assignments not finished during class become homework.
  • Writing: Resume & Letter of Intent. Finalize your Resume in the correct format and have PRINTED copies ready to share in mock interviews. There can be no errors and you must stick to one page; due Friday
  • Vocabulary: definitions & word work; due Thursday, quiz Friday
  • Literature Book: The Cure or The Giver (ask your student which book they are reading); pacing guide for reading, RJW + Reflection due on Fridays
  • Current Events-  2 parts

    Part 1

    Go to the following website: Explore ASA Futurescape?


    Futurescape is 100% personalized and 100% free. https://asafuturescape.org/


    Take the Quiz and learn about which careers might interest you.

    After you have spent some time exploring the site, write a half-page summary of what you found and learned about yourself from this site (on google doc). In your summary, create/add (up to 5) links to enhance the information.


    Part 2

    1) Download the Career Development Parent Handbook.

    2) Spend at least one hour reading over the handbook with one or both of your parents.

    3) Check out one or more links found in the handbook.

    4) Write a one-page summary of an area you explored or of an area you read about.

    * Organize your summary into an Introduction, Body and Conclusion.; both due Friday

  • Math: CPM, Khan, POD, pacing guide with due dates, assessments on Fridays
  • Science “Space”: participation & assignments; due on Science day
  • Career Project:  introduction to requirements, choosing career for project