Homecoming week has certainly been full of excitement and I suspect that Thriller Thursday on Oct 31st will bring more of the same. I know many of you were able to make it to the football game vs Pin Oak. I hadn't seen the stadium so packed in awhile!
FUN FACT- this 6 weeks ends NOVEMBER 8! That's just two more weeks. By the time I send a new newsletter we will be starting the 3rd cycle.
Progress reports went home this week. Have you looked at your child's grades?
Over the next two weeks your child will be taking Common Assessment #2 in all of their core classes as well as the PSAT. To find out more information about the PSAT, please see the Google Slide that Mr. Cordova created. Please make every effort to have your child on campus on time next Wednesday for the PSAT. We will start the test exactly at 8:30 and if students are tardy it could impact when 8th grade gets to eat lunch. We also don't want any student to feel stressed about taking the PSAT. This is an opportunity to experience the test before it actually counts, and nothing more than that.
History ...from Mr. Duesterbeck:
Next week in History students will be taking their second Common Assessment, PSAT, and meeting with Mr. Maluski for Naviance. The following week in History we will begin the unit on The Constitutional Convention which will segue into a unit on the principles of government.
Math 8 and Algebra ...from Mrs. Williames:
The math 8 and Algebra common assessments will both count as a test grade in the gradebook for the second 6 weeks. Algebra Deck project were returned this week. Overall, the results were good. The students wrote reflections on how they can improve their communication in the future and what were their current strengths.
If your child is currently failing math or Algebra it is highly likely that they are not doing their weekly Imagine Math. When they pass a lesson, they earn a certificate. Ask them to show you their certificates each week. If your child is in Math 8 then they should show you at least 1 certificate and if they are in Algebra they should show at least 2. All students may do any extra lesson to earn bonus points towards their weekly average to raise their weekly average. This is not a completion grade. Low scores on post quizzes and failed post quizzes count against the student's grade. Take advantage of live helps and pay attention during the learning portion of the lesson.
Science...from Mrs. Bano:
Completed teaching and testing: Counting Atoms, Balancing Act and Chemical Changes
Coming up: Chemical Bonds and Types of Chemical Reactions
Please prepare for CA#2, which will be held as follows:
Red Days: 10/31
Purple days: 11/1
Study guides are completed already. Answers to the study guide are on Google Classroom for reference.