Team 6 Red Newsletter 4/30-5/4/18

“If you can dream it you can achieve it” -Zig Ziglar

Upcoming Events

May 3: Worlds of Fun money and permission slip DUE!

May 4: Wellness Fair

May 7: No School (Professional Development)

May 11: Last day to check out books from the Media Center.

May 17: Student computer TURN IN! (Must have case, charger and computer)

All library books due! Fees may apply for books not returned.

May 22: Worlds of Fun (Behavior Incentive) Students leave at 8:10AM and return around 9:30PM


Agendas for next week:

Ms. Waugh and Mr. Voth Math

Students will have a quiz over Topic A on Monday April 30. On Tuesday May 1, students will complete the iReady diagnostic assessment. Students will need to bring their charged computer for class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. After completion of iReady, students will learn how to calculate the mean of a data set. Topic B quiz will be on Tuesday May 8.

Upon completion of Module 6, students will complete a project, and create a poster. If you are able, please have your student bring a poster board to school prior to May 17.

See below for more information regarding Module 6.

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Mr. James Science

In science we will conclude our chemistry unit with a test on chapter 5. We will begin our health unit on May 8th, be on the lookout for our health information letter in the mail.

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Mr. Little Social Studies

This Monday (4/30) we will test over Ancient Africa. Tuesday we will start our Middle Ages Unit.

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Mrs. Meeks & Mrs. James Language Arts

Mrs. Meeks

This week we will round out our discussion of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. We will also use the flip book evidence to compose the first paragraph of our final essay. Please make sure your student has completed all signposts and conflicts for chapters 10-12 as they will be graded on Monday during class. After the write prompt is complete, we will begin discussing the life of Langston Hughes.

Students should also be completing 3 signposts and 3 conflicts for each chapter. They are worth 1 point each and act as a classwork/ homework grade.

Essential Question:

  1. How accessible is the American dream to everyone?

Please be sure your students have sticky notes!!


Aha Moment: Sudden realization

Again and Again: Repeated words or phrases

Contrast and Contradiction: Acting out of character (not as expected)

Words of the Wiser: Getting advice from someone older and wiser.

Memory Moment: Bringing up a memory from the past.

Tough Questions: Asking questions that do not have an easy answer.

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Ms. James

MONDAY: Continue poem work.

TUESDAY: Continue poem work, begin poem paragraph and opinion paragraph.

WEDNESDAY: Continue poem and opinion paragraphs.

THURSDAY: Start final essay.

FRIDAY: Continue working on final essay.

Daily: Journal, Vocab/Spelling Words, Language Arts Handouts

Homework: Assignments not completed during class will be homework and must be completed by the start of the next class unless otherwise stated.


Students are expected to come to class prepared by bringing sharpened pencils, paper, assigned reading, journals, binders, and charged computer.

Students are responsible for taking any quiz/test or turn in assignments when they are absent. They are to talk to their teachers and set up a date and time.

Students may come in on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays before school to get help. The library is also available in the mornings for students wanting to work before school.

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Lysol/Clorox Wipes

Lysol/Clorox Wipes

Team 6 Red is asking for your help. We have had a lot of students going home sick. If you could donate lysol/clorox wipes we would REALLY appreciate it!
Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education

Don’t forget to send in your box tops! Mr. James has sheets for the students to tape 10 box tops on and turn in. If you send your box tops in, we will get them on the sheets for you!

Fort Riley Middle School Student Handbook

Click on the link above for information regarding student responsibilities and rules for Fort Riley Middle School.