ECMS 6-1 Weekly Update: September 9th, 2016 (Trackout Edition)

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Happy Friday, September 9th, 6-1 Families!

It’s so hard to believe we’ve made it to the end of the 1st Quarter! It’s time to celebrate all the hard work that your students have done over the past 9 weeks.  Transitioning to middle school is a huge accomplishment.  Thank you so much for your support during these first 9 weeks.  We look forward to an exciting 2nd quarter beginning on Monday, October 3rd.

Students received report cards in their homerooms this morning.  We asked them to place these in their Homework Folders.  Please ask to see these reports when you see your student.

Students were also given Yearbook information today.  You may begin ordering yearbooks online starting September 19th.  Yearbooks are on sale for the lowest price of $30 until September 30th.  After that date, the yearbook price will increase slightly. Please see the flyer that was handed out to students for more information.  Any questions can be directed to Teikeisha Beddoe (tbeddoe@wcpss.net).

CORE Updates

Math 6/6+ (Mr. Hayes) –  Quarter 2 will focus on:

Unit 5 Integers and Rational Numbers on the Number Line

Unit 6 Properties and Algebraic Equations

Unit 7 Equations and Inequalities

Unit 8 Ratios, Rates and Proportions

Students: Please feel free to start introducing yourself to integers by using available on-line websites.

Science (Ms. Haynie) –  In Quarter 2, students will be completing a Science Fair project on their own time.  More information will come home on Monday, October 3rd. Student may start thinking about what they would like to test.

Here are some examples of testable questions: testable-questions

Also, there will be an open house at the State Crime Lab on September 22nd from 2-5pm.  Please see the attached PDF for more information. fsw-poster-2016-open-house-only

Lastly, there is BugFest on September 17th, 2016 from 9am-7pm. This is a Free Event at the NC Science Museum in downtown Raleigh.

ELA (Mrs. Gilliland) – Please encourage your students to continue reading daily over track out. Novels, news articles, non-fiction books, and even graphic novels are all great reading choices! NewsELA.com (also available as an app) is an excellent online resource; students who have not signed up yet can join with their student email accounts and code 2MWWKQ. I look forward to hearing about everyone’s track out reading choices!

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As always, please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback.

Have a great weekend!

Lauren Haynie (LHAYNIE@wcpss.net)

Chad Miller (CMILLER@wcpss.net)

Mike Hayes (MHAYES@wcpss.net)

Margaret Gilliland (MGILLILAND@wcpss.net)

 

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