Saturday, August 22, 2015

A New Year, a New System!

Welcome back to school!  The junior high team has begun a new behavior system that is designed to help our students to be prepared for high school.  Our past graduates have told us that one of the hard parts of adjusting to high school has been the discipline demands, so we began the "I Earned It" system on the first day of school.  Students are given $100 at the beginning of each week (or $20 a day, if a student is absent).  If the student is following directions, turning in homework, and following school rules, they will receive their full $100 at the end of the week, plus a bonus of $50 for completing the week with full points.  This money can be used to buy things such as a free dress pass.
If a student does not follow directions, does not turn in homework, or breaks school rules, they will lose money. 
Every Friday the students will get their paycheck telling them how much money they earned that week.  These must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned by Monday, or the paycheck will be voided. 
The junior high team appreciates the support of our parents in helping our junior high to become responsible students who are capable of being very successful high schoolers!

Monday, May 18, 2015

News for the Week of May 18, 2015

1)  The annual Science Fair for junior high students is this Wednesday, May 20.  Students should have their projects ready to go by Wednesday morning. 
2)  8th grade parents--there is a parent meeting for you on Wednesday evening, at 7:00 PM--graduation topics will be discussed--final planning.  Please attend!
3)  The school's annual May Crowning of Mary will take place this Friday, May 22--at 1:30 PM at St. Raphael Church.  Students should bring ONE flower for Mary that day.  All parents are welcome!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Week of May 4, 2015

Please be sure your math student has a set of earbuds or headphones that he or she may use during math time.  Students need to be able to hear the video that teaches the skills. 

Students are encouraged to ask for help--and many are doing so on a regular basis.  If your child is staying for after-school tutoring, he or she should bring their math book, and should get help.  Most students staying for tutoring after school are completing their language or social studies homework and are not willing to ask for any help, and say they don't need help when I ask them.  If your child needs math tutoring, please encourage them to bring math materials to tutoring and get help.  Thank you!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The spelling bee for grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 is on Wednesday, April 22.  Grades 5 and 6 at 8:30.  Grades 7 and 8 at 10:15.  Please feel free to join us, if you can.

This Sunday is the final Family Mass for this school year--please attend either the 8:00 AM mass in Spanish, or the 10:00 AM mass in English.  Students who come to mass in full uniform will receive a Free Dress ticket for Monday.  See you there!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

All of the classes are currently working on the Pythagorean Theorem:
  A squared + B squared = C squared

A and B are the legs of a right triangle---they are the two sides that are connected to the right angle--that helps form the L (reminds you of the "legs" of the triangle).

C is the hypotenuse--which is always the longest side.

This theorem only works with right triangles.  There must be one right angle in the triangle, or you cannot use this theorem.

There will be a quiz on this subject this week for all three classes. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Math Homework for Monday, April 13, 2015

6th Grade does not have math today.

7th Grade:
     Everyone should complete the practice page for lesson 11-2--quiz on this material this week

8th Grade:
     Everyone should complete the practice page for lesson 10-2--quiz on this material this week

Monday, March 30, 2015

Math Homework for Monday, March 30, 2015

REMINDER--There is no school on Tuesday, so homework is due on Wednesday

6th Grade does not have math on Mondays

7th Grade:
     Chapter 2--Practice page for lesson 2-2
     Chapter 3--Practice page for lesson 3-1
     Chapter 4--has a test soon, so choose a lesson from the chapter and do that for homework
     Chapter 5--Practice page for lesson 5-9
     Chapter 6--Practice page for lesson 6-8

8th Grade:
     Chapter 2--Practice page for lesson 2-2
     Chapter 3--Practice page for lesson 3-6
     Chapter 4--Practice page for lesson 4-5
     Chapter 5--Practice page for lesson 5-4
     Chapter 8--Practice page for lesson 8-1