TEAM 7 RED NEWSLETTER

TEAM 7 RED 3/26 – 3/30

PARENT – TEACHER COMMUNICATION

THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS FOR SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT TO YOUR STUDENT!

Thank you for attending the Spring Student Led Conferences!! Students work hard all year and it’s great to allow them the opportunity to show off what they have achieved.

STATE TESTING IS QUICKLY APPROACHING!!

Please remind your students to have their ear buds at school every day!Thank you to those of you who have donated snacks for students during state testing time. If you still wish to donate, please click on the following link to sign up, or bring in pre-packaged snacks.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B084BAEAB2AABFA7-state

THANKS!!

TEAM 7 RED RAISED OVER $200 FOR PENNIES FOR PATIENTS!!

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

– World Geography

3/14 – Took a quiz over the monotheistic religions. These will be graded and entered over break.

We will begin Polytheism when we return from break.

Units left: Government (unit 8) , Economics (unit 9), Globalization (unit 10)

Email Mr. Sterling with any questions. Have a wonderful break!

Language Arts:

Now that students have analyzed how the freedom of choice can affect the quality of one’s life, students will construct their own utopia. Students will have a brainstorming packet that includes a rubric of what should be included in their project. They can choose to work individually or with a partner.

Monday: Introduce Project

Tuesday: Brainstorm

Wednesday: Brainstorm

Thursday: Begin constructing utopia.

Friday: No School

Students will present their utopias to the class April 4-6.

Foundational Language Arts:

Foundations ELA (Level 2)

Reading Informational Text: Craft and Structure (Careers)

  • Use context clues, related words, and glossary to determine the meanings of unknown words.
  • Retell or describe key ideas from a text read aloud.
  • Find evidence to support answers
  • Phonics: Blue Level words
  • MUG-editing sentences
  • Context Clues, Main Idea and Inferences

Math – Moving Straight Ahead

Math – Samples and Populations

Monday, March 26: Return/check-out books; organize Math Binder;

HW: Unit Readiness

Tuesday, March 27: Lesson 1.1 – Day 1

HW: Worksheet

Wednesday, March 28: Lesson 1.1 – Day 2

HW: p 20 (#1,2,19)

Thursday, March 29: Lesson 1.2 – Day 1

HW: p 21 (#3-5)

Math Reminders:

*We be studying Statistics in our new unit. Please below for the Family Letter wth more information.

-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

We just wrapped up the “Save the Penguins” project.

Students are expected to complete a post lab write up as a test grade.

When we return from Spring Break, we will begin our Astronomy an Space Unit.

Chapter 1 will cover The Sky From Earth, Earth in Space, Gravity and Motion, Phases and Eclipses and Tides.

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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********SCHOOL WIDE INFORMATION*********

KAY FLYER
7TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL
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: [email protected] (ex. [email protected])

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Science: Pearson

Username: [email protected] (ex. [email protected])

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Social Studies: Discovery Education

Username: [email protected] (ex. [email protected])

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. [email protected])

Password: same as computer password

TROOPER DECAL

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 = [email protected]Math: Mrs. Johnson = [email protected]

Language Arts: Mrs. Schick = [email protected]

Social Studies: Mr. Sterling = [email protected]

Special Education/FELA: Ms. Smith = [email protected]

Computer: Mr. Norton = [email protected]

Teen Life Skills: Ms. McConnell = [email protected]