TEAM 7 RED 1/22 – 1/29

TEAM 7 RED JANUARY 22 – 26

PARENT – TEACHER COMMUNICATION

EAR BUDS

Please remind your students to have their ear buds at school every day!

WEEKLY CLASS UPDATES

Please remind your students to bring ear buds to school. Everyday they are working on computers and may need to watch a video or listen to a book.

World Geography

Current Unit: Culture (Unit 5)

All materials located on Schoology

We have had 2 assignments thus far. (Elements of Culture) (Cultural Diffusion McDonald’s Menu)

Email Mr. Sterling or message via Schoology with questions.

Language Arts:

Students began reading The Giver. Students are gathering evidence to evaluate the community Jonas lives in.

· Monday- No School

· Tuesday-Read chapters 3 & 4 aloud in class. Complete signposts notes.

· Wednesday-Finish chapters 3 & 4 aloud in class. Complete signposts notes. Review claim writing.

· Thursday-Read chapters 5 & 6 aloud in class. Complete signposts notes.

· Friday- Read chapters 5 & 6 aloud in class. Review elaboration.

Foundational Language Arts:

Continue analyzing poetry for character and point of view, working on basic skills of mechanics usage grammar, main idea, context clues and finding evidence and working on vowel teams for phonics.

Math – Comparing and Scaling

Jan. 12

Finish 1.4;

Do Skill Checks 1.1 & 1.2

Review WS

Jan. 16

Check Up 1

HW: Prepare for Check-Up; Come in for help if needed

Jan. 17

Check-Up 1 Corrections

In-class corrections using text, notes & HW

HW: none J

Jan. 18

2.1

p 55 (#14-17)

Jan. 19

2.2

p 52 (#5-8)

*Partner Quiz – Wed., Jan. 24

*Unit Test – Thurs., Feb. 1

Math Reminders:

-Morning Math Sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Students have an orange pass that will allow them to come up at 7:25.

-It is important for students to practice their newly learned math skills by completing the homework assignments. When they spend time thinking about these concepts, it boosts their learning! The answer keys are posted in Schoology, so students may check their work.

*Students will have two attempts to complete Skill Checks. The Skill Checks come directly from homework assignments.

*Skill Checks 1.1 and 1.2 are due Wed., Jan. 17 at 7:50 a.m.

Science:

Students began working on Unit 2 Forces and Motion this week.

Chapter 1: Describing Motion

Lesson 1 Quiz – 11 Jan (if your student has not completed the quiz, please have them complete all the lesson assignments and take the quiz when they get back to school on Tuesday.)

Lesson 2 Quiz – 16 Jan

Chapter Test – 23 Jan (subject to change)

Reminder: all assignments can be found in Schoology.

Parents,

Thank you for all the support you give to your students to help them flourish in middle school!

Thanks,

Team 7 Red

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TEAM & SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

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STARTING AND ENDING THE DAY AT FRMS

School Day Hours: 7: 50 am – 2:50 pmParent drop-off and pick-up will be located on the NORTH entrance to the building. Students who walk to school will use this entrance as well. Students will be allowed into the building at 7:25 am.

Bus drop-off and pick-up is located on the SOUTH side of the building.

If you have questions regarding busing availability or requests, please stop in at the FRMS main office or call (785) – 717-4500 with questions.

ELECTIVE COURSES

7th grade students will enroll in elective courses to learn about a variety of subject areas they may want to pursue as they continue their education through middle and high school. During the 7th grade school year, these courses are either semester or year long courses. Students will have two elective class periods per day. More “course info.” for these classes will be shared with individual teachers. Elective course options listed below.Elective Courses:

  • Art
  • AVID
  • JAG
  • Everyday Teen Skills
  • Computers
  • Spanish
  • Academic Readiness
  • Math Strategies
  • STEM
  • Robotics
  • Orchestra
  • Band
  • Choir/Guitars
  • Physical Education (P.E.)
  • Strength & Conditioning
FRMS GRADING POLICY OVERVIEW

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ADDITIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Trooper Time: Trooper Time is a 30 minute class all students will have on Friday mornings. It is basically a student’s “homeroom”. Classes are typically smaller, between 12-15 students, which allows teachers to connect with students on a more personal level. In Trooper Time, students will participate in our anti-bullying program. This is also where they will plan for conferences. When you come for Student-Led Conferences in October and March, it is your student’s Trooper Time teacher who will meet with you first. If you have any questions about anything going on a school, or are not sure which teacher to contact, your student’s Trooper Time teacher is a great person with whom to communicate.Academic Strategies: Academic Strategies is a regular 54 minute class students will have everyday. On Fridays, students will have time to check their grades online and email you, their parents, with an update on grades and any missing work. On Fridays, students will also learn skills such as organization and spend time learning about and practicing our Trooper PRIDE values.

Beginning a few weeks into the school year, students will be placed into a Monday – Thursday Academic Strategies class based on their academic needs. Students will receive extra practice in math, reading or writing, or be challenged through extension classes. These placements are based on testing done at the beginning of the year, as well as studnet performance from the previous year. You will receive more information about these placements during October conferences.

COMMON WEBSITES AND LOG-INS

Math: DashUsername: firstlast@frms (ex. johndoe@frms)

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Science: Pearson

Username: firstlast@frms (ex. johndoe@frms)

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Social Studies: Discovery Education

Username: firstlast@frms (ex. johndoe@frms)

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Gradebook: Skyward

Username: firstlast

Password: birthday: mmddyyyy (ex. 12262004)

Online Classwork: Schoology

Username and Password are the same as computer log-in

EmailOffice365

Username: email address (ex. johndoe@usd475.org)

Password: same as computer password

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TROOPER PRIDE

PositivityResponsibility

Integrity

Determination

Excellence

Here at FRMS we promote our PRIDE values in all classes and events. Students will learn about these words and how they can be applied to school and life in their first few weeks of Academic Strategies classes. It is our belief as a staff that these core values will make all of us at FRMS successful, productive, and caring people. We strive to promote these values in all we do!

Fort Riley Middle School

FORT RILEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

Fort Riley Middle School is part of USD 475 Geary County Schools. We are a public school serving students living on Fort Riley.

TEACHER CONTACT

Science: Mrs. White = mandywhite@usd475.orgMath: Mrs. Johnson = jeanjohnson@usd475.org

Language Arts: Mrs. Schick = kimberleeschick@usd475.org

Social Studies: Mr. Sterling = caydencesterling@usd475.org

Special Education/FELA: Ms. Smith = rolindasmith@usd475.org

Computer: Mr. Norton = ryannorton@usd475.org

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