6-1 Weekly Update: November 24th, 2015 “Track Out Edition”

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Happy Tuesday, November 24th, 6-1 Families!

This is update is deemed our “Track Out Edition”.  We’ve had a wonderful 2nd quarter with your students.  The 6-1 team is thankful and grateful to have such amazing students and families.  Although it can be challenging at times, we have appreciated your support as we help navigate your students to being more responsible students and citizens.  We have been preparing students that we will be kicking it up a notch in 2nd semester so your continued support will be needed.

Please encourage your students to turn in any missing 2nd quarter work by Monday, November 30th.  If work is not turned in by this day, it will remain a ZERO.  Please check PowerSchools with your student to see if any work is missing.  The missing work symbol in PowerSchools is an orange square.

Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, December 4th.  Please go ahead and mark your calendars for our 1st Semester Celebration Ceremony on Friday, January 15th at 7:45am in the ECMS Auditorium.  We will be sending more information home once we track back in.

Also, students were sent home with a letter from Principal Davis about ECMS being a BYOD pilot school.  Please see the attached information if you did not receive it from your student.

BYOD Parent Information

CORE Updates

Math 6/6+ (Mr. Hayes) –  The Case 21 Mid-Year Benchmark for Math 6/6+ will be on Thursday, December 3rd during 2nd and 4th periods.

Science (Ms. Haynie) –  Science Fair projects are due by Wednesday, Dec. 2nd.  All information can be found on Ms. Haynie’s Teacher Website: http://mshayniescience.weebly.com .

**Please let Ms. Haynie know if you need assistance in obtaining a tri-fold board.

The Science Fair projects will be a 3rd quarter major grade.  They will also be separately judged by community volunteers at the Tracks 1 & 3 Science Fair on Wednesday, January 13th.  Families will have an opportunity to see all the hard work the students did that evening from 5:00-6:00pm in the Media Center.

Social Studies (Mr. Miller) –We are wrapping up our time in the Byzantine Empire this week. We will be taking our benchmark on Wednesday, December 2nd. This will not be a grade, it is only for instructional purposes only. I hope that all of you have a wonderful track out!

ELA (Ms. Chappell) – Update for next week: Next week, we will read and analyze a work of dramatic fiction and compare and contrast how authors present information through different forms of media.  Students will also be taking the Case 21 Mid-Year ELA Benchmark on Monday, November 30th during 7th and 8th periods.

Update for track-out: Next quarter, we will be diving into our whole school read, Flush by Carl Hiaasen. Students may choose to have their own copies of the novel, but they are not required to. I hope everyone finds some great texts to read over track-out; I can’t wait to hear about them!

As always, please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback.  Have a safe and happy track out and we will see you on January 4th, 2016!

Lauren Haynie (LHAYNIE@wcpss.net)

Chad Miller (CMILLER@wcpss.net)

Mike Hayes (MHAYES@wcpss.net)

Margaret Chappell (MCHAPPELL3@wcpss.net)