Team 7 Red 3/5 – 3/9

Parent – Teacher Communication

Historical Novel with a Personal Connection

Reading Informational Text – How to Make an Origami CraneNovel Study – Saduko and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

CeCe shared her Japanese and Korean Culture with her peers. She taught them how to fold paper cranes. Paper cranes are part of the Japanese ancient legend that 1,000 cranes would grant your wish!

Student Led Conferences are Coming!!

Conferences are right around the corner. Please make sure you sign up for a conference by turning in the yellow conference sheet or by signing up with Sign Up Genius.

State Testing is quickly approaching!! Please make sure your students has a pair of 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

– Google projects have been graded and entered in Skyward. Those who have chosen to enter their projects in the competition, projects have been mailed.

– Unit 7 (Religion) has begun. We have had 3 assignments up to this point. Grades coming soon! We will wrap up Judaism this week and then begin focusing on the other two monotheistic religions.

– I have emailed my Trooper Time students’ parents the link to the online conference sign-up. Students should also be bringing you the yellow sign-up sheets.

– If you have any questions or concerns, email/message Mr. Sterling

I look forward to seeing you all at conferences!

Language Arts:

Please use the following link to grant or deny permission for you student to watch The Giver

This upcoming week is exceptionally important in English Language Arts. Student will be completing their End of Unit Essay. The essay is due Monday, March 12, 2018. Please feel free to check your student’s Schoology to check their up-to-date progress.

Monday: Paragraph One

Tuesday: Collaborative Review & Revisions

Wednesday: Paragraph Two

Thursday: Collaborative Review & Revisions

Friday: Paragraph Three

Foundational Language Arts:

Historical Fiction Novel Study, Saduko and the Thousand Paper Cranes Chapters 6 & 7 Plot Development Vocabulary Development Comprehension/summarizing skills Big 3 for the Day-reflection writing Chapter Sketch Notes

Math – Moving Straight Ahead

March 5


P 75 (#31,33)

March 6

Check-Up 2


March 7

Check-Up 2 Corrections


March 8


P 76 (#33)

March 9


P 101 (#20-23,29)

March 12


Review Packet Due

Make ½ page notes

March 13

Test – Day 1

Make ¼ page notes

March 14

Test Corrections


Math Reminders:

-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.

-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.

Science: Force and Motion – Energy

Students completed an Open Book test on Chapter 4 on 2 March. IF students did not complete the test in class, they are allowed to complete it at home. This will lead us into Chapter 5 -Thermal Energy and Heat.

Students need to have read lesson 1 and 2 by Monday

Monday and Tuesday – review lessons 1 and 2

Wednesday – Friday – Begin the Save the Penguins project where students will explore how thermal energy travels and how materials act with thermal energy.

All assignments can be found in Schoology!


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


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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


Username: email address (ex.

Password: same as computer password


Trooper PRIDE





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!