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EGLS MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

April 28, 2016

TRACK AND FIELD DAY: As the weather gets warmer, please avoid parking on the track during school hours as we will be outside practicing during P.E. classes. A volunteer letter should have gone home last  week looking for help on May 16. Thank you to those who have already returned theirs!

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS:  Spring Choir Concert, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All grades PK-8 are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire is school theme t-shirts, jeans and sneakers - just like the Informance in March. All 5th -8th grade students should gather in the gym no later than 6:20 p.m. Instrumental Spring Fling, Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All band and orchestra students as well as all handbell ringers in 5th-8th grades are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Please wear choir attire.  Please reserve these dates on your calendars and invite family and friends to join us for some fun programs!

 

CLASSROOM NEWS

 

5th Grade Class: We started Family Life Education. Our next memory verse is due on Monday. The fifth graders are working hard on finishing off this school year strong.

 

6th Grade Class: We will finish Unit 6 in Religion, titled ‚ÄúThe Ministry of Jesus‚ÄĚ next week. The Unit 6 test will be Monday, May 9. Look for the review packet on the 6th grade page of the EGL website. You can find the devotion & Memory schedules there as well. The Memory assignments next week are Which are these? (Monday) and What is the Office of the Keys? (WEDNESDAY). Wednesday‚Äôs Memory assignment will be the first one without the fill-in-the-blank format. Chapel is moved to Thursday next week for Ascension. Have a great weekend! Mrs. Paukner

 

7th Grade Class: The 7th grade keeps grinding and working hard at staying focused as the school year comes to a close. We have 5 solid weeks to go!! As the weather continues to improve encourage  kids get outside for some fresh air and exercise. Here is an article on handheld devices and youth. Check it out.  

HANDHELD DEVICES   Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade Class: * It’s time, it’s time, we leave on Sunday!  Can you believe this is the weekend we leave for New Orleans.  Send me an email if you have any questions before Sunday.  Remember that we meet at EGL in the CLC at 1pm.  We depart for the Amtrak station by 1:30pm.  Make sure you have arranged for a ride to the station. *  Congratulations on a successful evening on Tuesday at the confirmation public examination.  Keep all that you learned in your heart.  * While it may seem like the big events are over, now is not the time to relax and stop doing homework.  Your final eighth grade report card will be sent to the high school you will be attending next year.  Make sure that your grades reflect hard work and diligence until the end of the year.   Mrs. Weymier

 

COMPUTER

 

5th Grade: We just finished Lesson 14 in Typing Town. We are also using some of our time to type our DARE essays. DARE essays are due on May 13.

 

6th Grade: We will continue to learn about Microsoft Word next week. Students will continue to need their flash drive to save projects and work in class. Mrs. Paukner

 

7th‚ÄĒ8th Grade: The 7th and 8th graders are working on a Google Map assignment. Google Maps is a very useful application that can be used daily. Mr. Simmer

 

LANGUAGE ARTS/SPELLING

 

5th Grade: We are in Unit 30 in spelling. The book work will be due on Thursday, and the test will be on Friday.  We are working on irregular and past participle verbs in language arts.

 

6th Grade: Language Arts - VAPCI - *It is important that students take good notes, so that they have examples to look back at if they get stuck on homework. ¬†Additionally, we do a lot of practice work in class that serve as good example sentences as well. Each student needs to take responsibility for paying attention in class so that he/she can ask questions. ¬†We have finished with prepositions. ¬†Next week, the class will work on a review packet on Monday. ¬†It will cover verbs (HV, LV, AV), adverbs and prepositions. ¬†They will watch a video on Wednesday covering ‚Äúparts of speech‚ÄĚ. ¬†No class Friday since there is a field trip. ¬†When I am back, we finish the chapter with conjunctions and interjections. Spelling - We are working on Unit 28. ¬†Test 1 is on Monday, April 25. ¬†The workbook pages and test 2 are on Thursday, April 28. ¬†Mrs. Paukner will be taking care of spelling next week while I am gone. ¬†She will assign Unit 29 ¬†for the following week. Test 1 is on Monday, May 2. ¬†The workbook pages and test 2 are on Thursday, May 5. ¬†¬†Make sure you study for the Monday test - then you don‚Äôt have so many corrections to do. ¬†¬†¬†Mrs. Weymier

 

7th Grade: Language Arts - Our focus has turned to writing in the 4th quarter. We have begun the research report process. We have completed the in class note taking process. Next week we will be completing an outline of our report and beginning our first draft. Spelling - We will begin Unit 34 next week. We have also added a Word of the Day to our Spelling curriculum. As your son or daughter what the word was each day :) Last week’s words were; knoll, tolerate, amateur, and rebellion.  Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade: Language Arts - Chapter 13 Complements -  We will be moving back to the PN and PA now that our dissection is done.  Maybe there will be some more bingo in the future.   Spelling -  We are on Unit 31.  Test 1 is on Monday, 5-2.  Test 2 and bookwork is due Wednesday, 5-4.   Make sure you study for the first test on Monday - then you don’t have so many corrections to do.   Mrs. Weymier

 

LITERATURE ‚ÄĒ MRS. ELVERS

 

5th Grade: We started our poetry unit. We are working on writing shape poems.

 

6th Grade: We are learning to be ‚ÄúACTIVE READERS‚ÄĚ. We started our poetry unit by writing limericks. We will work on echo poems next week.

 

7th Grade: We are finishing Where The Red Fern Grows. We are focusing on visualizing and connecting while we read. New vocabulary will handed out next week. We will have a vocabulary test on Friday.

 

8th Grade: We will continue with our poetry unit when the students return from New Orleans.

 

MATHEMATICS ‚ÄĒ MR. SIMMER

 

5th Grade Math: The fifth grade is wrapped up Chapter 7, ‚ÄúFraction Concepts.‚ÄĚ Understanding fractions is integral to their future math success. Point out the use of fractions in everyday life when you see them and help your 5th grader describe what is meant by the fraction. We have begun chapter 8, ‚ÄúFraction Operations.‚ÄĚ

 

6th Grade Math: The sixth grade has begun chapter 9, ‚ÄúGeometry and Measurement.‚ÄĚ ¬†

 

7th Grade Pre‚ÄĒAlgebra: Seventh grade is in the heart of chapter 9, ‚ÄúSpatial Thinking.‚ÄĚ Our test is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 9th.

 

Algebra: 8th grade took the test over chapter 8, ‚ÄúExponents and Exponential Functions,‚ÄĚ before leaving for New Orleans. We will begin chapter 9, ‚ÄúPolynomials and Factoring,‚ÄĚ on Monday.

 

SCIENCE ‚ÄĒ MRS. WEYMIER

 

Mrs. Weymier will be gone from Monday, April 25-Friday, April 29.

She will be in New Orleans with the eighth grade class

on their class trip.

 

5th Grade: Chapter  - Waves: We have done another book switch for this next chapter.  We will start this new material when I return from New Orleans.  The chapter starts with an overview of waves and their structure.  Then we will discuss the relationship between waves and sound.

 

6th Grade: Unit B Chapter  - Invertebrates:  Students will be taking the invertebrate test on Monday, April 25.  We start the vertebrate animal classes when I return from New Orleans.

7th Grade: Bridge Building Project: We were not able to get all the way through this project before I left for New Orleans with my eighth grade class.  We will finish it with the strength tests after I return.  Then we begin a chapter on work, force, and power.

 

8th Grade: Dissection: Dissection is finished. Students will receive three double grades for dissection (a daily lab grade, folder grade and exam grade).  After we return from New Orleans, it is time to get back to some more human body systems.  Our next chapter covers the respiratory and excretory systems.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES ‚ÄĒ MR. CONWAY

 

5th Grade American History: Chapter 15 has been going well! We are learning the ins and outs of the Civil War and why it is so important to know about its impact on our lives even today. We will be having a test on this chapter on Tuesday, May 3. The students have a packet that they have been working on throughout this chapter and it has a ‚ÄúNeed to Know‚ÄĚ Sheet attached to it. This and the vocabulary sheet is what they should be filling out and studying throughout the chapter.

 

6th Grade World History: Chapter 14 has taken a little longer than expected. I have rescheduled our test for Monday, May 2. After the test we will move on to Chapter 15, ‚ÄúRevolution and Expansion.‚ÄĚ This chapter will take roughly a week and a half to complete.

 

7th Grade Geography: We recently finished chapter on Canada and the United States and have since moved on to Chapter 20, ‚ÄúMexico.‚ÄĚ This quite a short chapter, so the test will be on Friday, May 6.

 

8th Grade American History: The class has been enjoying their time in New Orleans, Louisiana this week! When they return, they will be picking back up with Chapter 13, ‚ÄúThe Rise of Dictators and WWII.‚ÄĚ We will take some time to debrief from the trip and take a look at the hopes and goals they set before leaving. We will then take the rest of the week to finish the chapter. This will conclude with a test on Friday, May 6.

 

PE ‚ÄĒ MRS. PAUKNER

 

Track & Field continues in preparation for Track & Field Day on May 16 and the MLESAA meet on May 23. Permission slips went home earlier this week for the MLESAA track meet. Even if your child is not planning on attending the meet, they still need to return the slip indicating that they will remain at school. Students are also working to qualify for the very first state track meet on May 21.

As the weather improves, we will be holding class outdoors. Students will be allowed to wear jackets/sweatshirts over their uniforms if needed. On indoor days, they will not be allowed to wear shoes that may track mud and grass into the gym after recess. Please make sure your child has an appropriate pair of indoor shoes as indicated on the supply list at the start of the year or avoids the grass at recess.

 

REMINDER: If your child is unable to participate or requires limited participation in physical education, they MUST have one of the following:

  1. Have a signed note from a parent excusing them from class.

  2. Have an email sent to Mrs. Paukner (lpaukner@egl.org) by 12:30 pm of that school day.

  3. Have a parent stop in to see Mrs. Paukner before school that morning in the 6th grade room. LP 4/27

 

MUSIC ‚ÄĒ MRS. KRUEGER

 

5th grade: We finished up our small group work with the rhythm sticks in ‚ÄúHot Lunch Jam,‚ÄĚ ¬†and we watched a video of our music informance from March.

 

6th grade: ¬†In sixth grade, we finished working in our small groups to choreograph movement for ribbon streamers that reflects the form of ‚ÄúGallop‚ÄĚ from the Comedians by Dmitry Kabalevsky. ¬†We also watched the informance video from March.

 

7th grade:   Our mode quiz is moved to next week Friday.  We watched a video of the music informance from March.

 

PERFORMANCE GROUPS

 

Hosanna Ringers (5th grade):  Your final performance of the year is the Instrumental Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We have only one rehearsal left for the concert so you need to focus and work hard!  Be sure to study for your Mad Minute (+ 15 seconds).  Only two of those left on May 5 & May 12!  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org. Mrs. Bessert

 

Jubilate Ringers (6th-8th grades):  You ring in worship for the last time on Thursday, May 5 at the 6:30 p.m. Ascension service.  Arrival time is 6:10 p.m. in the church.  Wear choir attire.  Your final performance of the year is the Instrumental Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We don’t have many rehearsals left for these two events so you need to focus and work hard!  Be sure to study for your Mad Minute - only two left on May 4 and May 9.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org.  Mrs. Bessert

 

Band: Preparation continues for our Spring Fling performance, Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30pm.  Three songs will be performed: You’re a Grand Old Flag, When Johnny Comes Swingin Home, & Yankee Doodle Salute.  Continue to let Mrs. Bessert (kbessert@egl.org) know if your child will be out of school on a Wednesday or Thursday so their lesson isn’t scheduled during that time. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any other questions or concerns at spaukner@egl.org! Mr. Paukner

 

Orchestra: Please put Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 on your calendar for the Spring Fling, the last performance of the year.  Mr. Rindt says you are doing a great job preparing for the concert.  Mrs. Behring plans to direct at the Spring Fling! If you have questions or concerns regarding the rest of the school year, please contact Mrs. Bessert at kbessert@egl.org.


ART ‚ÄĒ MRS. GRELK

 

5th Grade: We started drawing our shoe patterns. Please bring or wear the same shoe to class on Monday.  Sketch #20 is due on Monday, May 2.

 

6th Grade: We were preparing for our cartoon drawing project.  Sketch #25 is due on Monday, May 2.

 

7th Grade: We were finishing the painting of an impressionistic-style landscape. No Sketch assignment.

 

8th Grade:  There was no Art Class this week.

 

HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS ONLINE! - The summer programs for elementary students and HS Impact are now up and running online! You will need to set up a free sport ngin account and then you will see the choices available to your kids! New programs this year include chess, physics and swimming! Start planning your summer!

Summer Programs registration is open and online!  Go to www.MartinLutherAthletics.org and click on the Camps Tab to register.

All Summer Program prices will increase by $5 after May 1st, and $10 after May 31st. Camps are filling up-Do not miss out on great camps and savings.

 

RUMMAGE SALE HOURS

Wednesday 5/4 9:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 5/5 9:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Friday 5/6 9:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday 5/7 9:30 - 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have items you no longer need?  Please consider donating them to our rummage sale.  You can drop off donations during the week inside the

northwest door by the maintenance entrance (third set of double doors).


Future Freshman/New Student Parent Night Wednesday, May 25 - 7:00 to 8:00 PM - MLHS Gym - Presentations by various administrators, teachers and coaches - Tips on how to make a positive transition to high school for your daughters and sons - Time for questions and answers

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS: Summer Programs information is now available on the MLHS website. We have a few changes for this year…this includes the revival of swim lessons, cheaper camps, and even a free camp! Please get the word out!

 

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School News 4/2216

Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, April 30, 2016 ‚Äď 5:30 p.m.-C (LSB DS2)

Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:00 a.m.-C (LSB DS2) & 10:45 a.m. (LSB DS2)

‚ÄúThe Glory and the Honor of the Nations‚ÄĚ [Revelation 21:26] Pastor Skovgaard, Preacher

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EGL SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES

April 22, 2016

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: 1 Peter 5:7 says, ‚ÄúCast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.‚ÄĚ There is no burden too large or small for His concern. ¬†The God who loved us so much that He gave His Son to suffer and die for us is ready and eager to hear our cries of distress. ¬†May we always thank Him for caring about our concerns.


 

BAPTISMS APRIL: Caroline Thompson 04/08, Wilson Nicely 04/29, Harrison Nicely 04/29, Laney Nicely 04/29.

 

BIRTHDAYS APRIL: Zoe Keck 04/01, Seth Williams 04/05, Sophia Handrich 04/07, Joseph Beltran 04/10, Joshua Grelk 04/12, Samuel Eichelberger 04/15, Parker Marriott 04/17.

 

CHAPEL: We welcome parents and other guests to join us for chapel each week.  Our next chapel service on Wednesday, April 27 will be led by Mr. Simmer. Our offering designation,  Lutheran Deaf Outreach provides resources and training specifically designed for deaf people to learn more about the love of Jesus and share it with others.  For more information, go to www.lutherandeafoutreach.org.

 

EIGHTH GRADE CONFIRMATION: Next Sunday’s, May 1, 10:45 a.m. service will be the Confirmation service for our 8th grade students. Let’s rally around them and support them as they take their vows.

 

GOLF and DINE WITH A PURPOSE:  Sign up now for the 12th annual Golf Outing and Auction on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex.  Registration is now available via paper form or online at www.golfoutingpro.com/event/elmgrovelutheran-2.  Come support your school as we raise money for NEW GYM BLEACHERS!  Contact Josh Hedtke at(262) 649-3665 or jjhedtke@wi.rr.com for questions.

 

LUNCH VOLUNTEERS HELP NEEDED:  Please follow the link and volunteer through SignUp Genius @ Hot Lunch Volunteer.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Jamie Hedtke

Judi Pritchard

Jessica Nicely

HELP

Nancy Ewert

HELP

Jessica Nicely

Ruth Schulz

Karen Richard

Robin Monahand

 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL:  The PTL will be hosting an Ice Cream Social after the Spring Choir Concert on May 6.  After the Concert, join all your EGLS friends in the Fellowship Hall for Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundaes.  Hope to see you there!


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The Hosanna Ringers (all 5th graders) will ring in worship THIS Sunday, April 24 at the 8:00 service.  Arrival time is 7:30 a.m.  Wear choir attire. The Jubilate Ringers will ring in worship for the last time this year on Ascension Day, Thursday, May 5 at the 6:30 p.m. service.  Thank you to the Cherub Choir who sang in worship last Sunday.  You sang very well.  You will sing one more time in worship on Pentecost Sunday, May 15. UPCOMING CONCERTS:  Spring Choir Concert, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  An ice cream social will follow! All grades PK-8 are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire is school theme t-shirts, jeans and sneakers - just like the Informance in March.  Instrumental Spring Fling, Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All band and orchestra students as well as all handbell ringers in 5th-8th grades are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Please reserve these dates on your calendars and invite family and friends to join us for some fun programs!


2016-2017 PTL BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED:  The Parent Teacher League (PTL) will have several open positions for the 2016-2017 school year.  Parents - we NEED your help to continue all the work and fun family activities that the PTL supports.  Feel free to talk to any of the current board members if you are interested or have questions about what we do. PTL EGL.png

 

FUNDRAISER CHALLENGE RESULTS:  Thanks to everyone that brought in fundraiser items on April 1st for prize day.  We collected $206.50 which brought our Year to Date Total to $1177.80.  Congratulations EGL, you reached the goal for the year and earned the all school ice cream treat!  The winning classes were 1st place: Kindergarten for the Pizza Party; and 2nd place: 6th Grade for the Donut Party.  The all school treat and the class prize party days will be scheduled with the teachers soon…stay tuned!  Keep collecting those fundraiser items.  There will be one more prize day this year and all totals will be carried over for next year.  Thanks for all your efforts EGL!

CAMPBELL’S LABELS FOR EDUCATION ENDING:  After 42 years, the Campbell’s Labels for Education Program will be coming to an end this July.  If you have been saving up labels, please send them to school so we can submit them and redeem our points before this program ends.  Thanks to all the school and congregation families who have supported EGLS by collecting Campbell’s labels all these years!  All PTL Fundraiser questions can be directed to Jami Hedtke at jjhedtke@wi.rr.com or 262-749-6359.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY TIP:  Check out "The Social Life of the Teen Apps" Infographic. It’s important to understand what the most popular teen apps are on social media.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: ‚ÄúThe Good Shepherd‚ÄĚ is the lesson this Sunday. The children will learn how we are all like sheep who have gone astray, in need of Jesus, our Shepherd, who rescues, gathers, and cares for us through His Word and Sacraments. ¬†As ¬†family consider discussing, ‚ÄúIn what ways has Jesus rescued you? Where can we find our Shepherd?‚ÄĚ

 

TRACK AND FIELD DAY: As the weather gets warmer, please avoid parking on the track during school hours as we will be outside practicing during P.E. classes. A volunteer letter should have gone home this week looking for help on May 16.

 

UPCOMING DATES: Checkout the EGL School calendar at: http://www.egl.org/School.

 

VBS: June 13-17, EGL hosts its annual Vacation Bible School under the banner of Barnyard Roundup. At Barnyard Roundup, your children will learn that Jesus gathers us together! Kids want to belong, be understood, and be valued. They want a BFF at their side, no matter what! At Barnyard Roundup, the kids will look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, to discover that Jesus is better than a BFF! Jesus, their Savior, knows them by name, rounds them up, and brings them home. Please call 1-262-797-2970 or e-mail kscepanski@egl.org with any questions!

 

WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT: Why should the men have all the fun? A number of EGL ladies enjoyed an evening out at Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill at Brookfield Square on April 20. That was such a success that you can mark your calendars for another such evening on May 24! Email Pam Ganswindt (pganswindt@egl.or) or Kaethe Ward (kaetheward@gmail.com) for further info.

 

Upcoming Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, April 30, 2016 ‚Äď 5:30 p.m.-C (LSB DS2)

Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:00 a.m.-C (LSB DS2) & 10:45 a.m. (LSB DS2)

‚ÄúThe Glory and the Honor of the Nations‚ÄĚ [Revelation 21:26] Pastor Skovgaard, Preacher

 

Middle School 4/22/16

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EGLS MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

April 22, 2016

 

MS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH have been decided for March.

The nominees for Christian Leadership were:  Julianne Skovgaard(8), Maddie Wilinski(8), Sam Ewert(8), Jamie Krueger(7), Hannah Daws(6), and Devean Laedtke(5).

The March Middle School SOTM for Christian Leadership is Sam Ewert(8).

 

The nominees for Academic Achievement were: Frank Eichelberger(8), Sam Ewert(8), Julianne Skovgaard(8), Tyler Ky(7), Ian Klein(6), and Matt Stoll(5)..

The March Middle School SOTM for Academic Achievement is Ian Klein(6).

 

Congratulations to all those nominated, and especially to Sam and Ian!

 

TRACK AND FIELD DAY: As the weather gets warmer, please avoid parking on the track during school hours as we will be outside practicing during P.E. classes. A volunteer letter should have gone home this week looking for help on May 16.

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS:  Spring Choir Concert, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All grades PK-8 are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire is school theme t-shirts, jeans and sneakers - just like the Informance in March.  Instrumental Spring Fling, Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All band and orchestra students as well as all handbell ringers in 5th-8th grades are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Please reserve these dates on your calendars and invite family and friends to join us for some fun programs!

 

CLASSROOM NEWS

 

5th Grade Class: We finished Unit 5 in religion and will be starting Family Life Education. Our next memory verse is due on Monday. The fifth graders play handbells in the 10:45 worship service this Sunday.

 

6th Grade Class: We began Unit 6 in Religion, titled ‚ÄúThe Ministry of Jesus,‚ÄĚ last week. Look for the review packet on the 6th grade page of the EGL website. You can find the devotion & Memory schedules there as well. The Memory assignments next week are What is Confession? (Monday) and What sins should we confess? (Thursday). We are in the final few fill in the blank Memory assignments. Students will have to write out the entire assignment in May to prepare them for next year. Don‚Äôt forget that our field trip to Medieval Times is next Friday. Lunch is included with the show. Have a great weekend! Mrs. Paukner

 

7th Grade Class:  Not much new this week. The 7th graders will be going on a field trip (with the 6th grade) to Medieval Times Friday, April 29. Thank you for returning the permission slips and offering to drive! It should be a fun trip!  As the weather continues to improve encourage  kids get outside for some fresh air and exercise. Here is an article on handheld devices and youth. Check it out.  

HANDHELD DEVICES   Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade Class: * It’s time, it’s time, we leave on Sunday!  Can you believe this is the weekend we leave for New Orleans.  Send me an email if you have any questions before Sunday.  Remember that we meet at EGL in the CLC at 1pm.  We depart for the Amtrak station by 1:30pm.  Make sure you have arranged for a ride to the station. *  Congratulations on a successful evening on Tuesday at the confirmation public examination.  Keep all that you learned in your heart.  * While it may seem like the big events are over, now is not the time to relax and stop doing homework.  Your final eighth grade report card will be sent to the high school you will be attending next year.  Make sure that your grades reflect hard work and diligence until the end of the year.   Mrs. Weymier

 

COMPUTER

 

5th Grade: We just finished Lesson 13 in Typing Town. We are also using some of our time to type our DARE essays.

 

6th Grade: We began learning more about Microsoft Word today. Students will continue to need their flash drive to save projects and work in class. We will not have class next week due to the field trip. Mrs. Paukner

 

7th‚ÄĒ8th Grade: We continue exploring Microsoft Excel. Computer classes are held on Fridays from 11:22 AM until 12:05 PM in the computer lab. Mr. Simmer

 

LANGUAGE ARTS/SPELLING

 

5th Grade: We are in Unit 29 in spelling.  We are continuing to work on linking and helping verbs in language arts.

 

6th Grade: Language Arts - VAPCI - *It is important that students take good notes, so that they have examples to look back at if they get stuck on homework. ¬†Additionally, we do a lot of practice work in class that serve as good example sentences as well. Each student needs to take responsibility for paying attention in class so that he/she can ask questions. ¬†We have finished with prepositions. ¬†Next week, the class will work on a review packet on Monday. ¬†It will cover verbs (HV, LV, AV), adverbs and prepositions. ¬†They will watch a video on Wednesday covering ‚Äúparts of speech‚ÄĚ. ¬†No class Friday since there is a field trip. ¬†When I am back, we finish the chapter with conjunctions and interjections. Spelling - We are working on Unit 28. ¬†Test 1 is on Monday, April 25. ¬†The workbook pages and test 2 are on Thursday, April 28. ¬†Mrs. Paukner will be taking care of spelling next week while I am gone. ¬†She will assign Unit 29 ¬†for the following week. Test 1 is on Monday, May 2. ¬†The workbook pages and test 2 are on Thursday, May 5. ¬†¬†Make sure you study for the Monday test - then you don‚Äôt have so many corrections to do. ¬†¬†¬†Mrs. Weymie

 

7th Grade: Language Arts - Our focus turns to writing in the 4th quarter. We have begun the research report process. Each student is required to have 3-5 (or more) sources.  At least one book must be a resource. Please visit the library and let your child search for resources. We have spent a majority of our class time taking notes this week. Ask your student how they are doing.  Next week we will begin to put our notes into categories and also begin organizing the outline of our reports. Spelling - We will begin Unit 32 next week. We have also added a Word of the Day to our Spelling curriculum. As your son or daughter what the word was each day :) Last week’s words were; whimsical, killjoy, versatile, gratify, and impartial.  Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade: Language Arts - Chapter 13 Complements -  We will be moving back to the PN and PA now that our dissection is done.  Maybe there will be some more bingo in the future.   Spelling -  We are on Unit 31.  Test 1 is on Monday, 5-2.  Test 2 and bookwork is due Wednesday, 5-4.   Make sure you study for the first test on Monday - then you don’t have so many corrections to do.   Mrs. Weymier

 

LITERATURE ‚ÄĒ MRS. ELVERS

 

5th Grade: We are learning how to be ‚ÄúACTIVE READERS‚ÄĚ. We will start our poetry unit next week.

 

6th Grade: We are learning to be ‚ÄúACTIVE READERS‚ÄĚ. We will start our poetry unit next week.

 

7th Grade: We are reading Where The Red Fern Grows. We are focusing on visualizing and connecting while we read.

 

8th Grade: We will continue with our poetry unit when the students return from New Orleans.

 

MATHEMATICS ‚ÄĒ MR. SIMMER

 

5th Grade Math: The fifth grade is wrapping up Chapter 7, ‚ÄúFraction Concepts.‚ÄĚ Understanding fractions is integral to their future math success. Point out the use of fractions in everyday life when you see them and help your 5th grader describe what is meant by the fraction. ¬†The Chapter 7 test is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th.

 

6th Grade Math: The sixth grade has taken their test over the 8th chapter, ‚ÄúTools of Geometry‚ÄĚ. They will begin chapter 9, ‚ÄúGeometry and Measurement,‚ÄĚ next week.

 

7th Grade Pre‚ÄĒAlgebra: Seventh grade began chapter 9, ‚ÄúSpatial Thinking,‚ÄĚ last week. We are about halfway through, which would put our test date the first week of May.

 

Algebra: 8th grade took the test over chapter 8, ‚ÄúExponents and Exponential Functions,‚ÄĚ on Friday. We will begin chapter 9, ‚ÄúPolynomials and Factoring,‚ÄĚ on Monday.

 

SCIENCE ‚ÄĒ MRS. WEYMIER

 

Mrs. Weymier will be gone from Monday, April 25-Friday, April 29.

She will be in New Orleans with the eighth grade class

on their class trip.

 

5th Grade: Chapter  - Waves: We have done another book switch for this next chapter.  We will start this new material when I return from New Orleans.  The chapter starts with an overview of waves and their structure.  Then we will discuss the relationship between waves and sound.

 

6th Grade: Unit B Chapter  - Invertebrates:  Students will be taking the invertebrate test on Monday, April 25.  We start the vertebrate animal classes when I return from New Orleans.

7th Grade: Bridge Building Project: We were not able to get all the way through this project before I left for New Orleans with my eighth grade class.  We will finish it with the strength tests after I return.  Then we begin a chapter on work, force, and power.

 

8th Grade: Dissection: Dissection is finished. Students will receive three double grades for dissection (a daily lab grade, folder grade and exam grade).  After we return from New Orleans, it is time to get back to some more human body systems.  Our next chapter covers the respiratory and excretory systems.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES ‚ÄĒ MR. CONWAY

 

5th Grade American History: We recently started Chapter 15, ‚ÄúCivil War and Reconstruction.‚ÄĚ I am putting a particular stress on note-taking and vocabulary during this chapter. The class goal is 80% on our next test. This is a group goal that can be met with hard work and keeping one another accountable.

 

6th Grade World History: We will finish Chapter 14, ‚ÄúTechnology and Expansion,‚ÄĚ next week and will have our test on Monday, April 25. During this chapter I have expressed the importance of the students knowing and understanding their vocabulary terms so we can meet our class goal of an 80% average. If this is met we will bump it up for the next test.

 

7th Grade Geography: We are almost finished with Chapter 18, ‚ÄúCanada,‚ÄĚ and Chapter 19, ‚ÄúThe United States.‚ÄĚ We will finish these chapters early next week and will have a test on Tuesday, April 26. The packet they have been given, including the vocabulary, will be due on the same day.

 

8th Grade American History: We have started Chapter 13, ‚ÄúThe Rise of Dictators and World War II.‚ÄĚ We will continue with this chapter when they return from New Orleans! They have put together a few hopes and goals about their trip. I have collected them and will return them afterward to see if they met their goals and if their hopes were met or exceeded.

 

PE ‚ÄĒ MRS. PAUKNER

 

Track & Field began last week in preparation for Track & Field Day on May 16 and the MLESAA meet on May 23. Students are also working to qualify for the very first state track meet on May 21. As the weather improves, we will be holding class outdoors. Students will be allowed to wear jackets/sweatshirts over their uniforms if needed. On indoor days, they will not be allowed to wear shoes that may track mud and grass into the gym after recess. Please make sure your child has an appropriate pair of indoor shoes as indicated on the supply list at the start of the year or avoids the grass at recess.

 

REMINDER: If your child is unable to participate or requires limited participation in physical education, they MUST have one of the following:

  1. Have a signed note from a parent excusing them from class.

  2. Have an email sent to Mrs. Paukner (lpaukner@egl.org) by 12:30 pm of that school day.

  3. Have a parent stop in to see Mrs. Paukner before school that morning in the 6th grade room.

 

MUSIC ‚ÄĒ MRS. KRUEGER

 

5th grade: 5th graders are working in small groups to learn rhythm stick choreography for a song called ‚ÄúHot Lunch Jam.‚ÄĚ

 

6th grade: ¬†In sixth grade, we‚Äôre working in small groups to choreograph movement for ribbon streamers that reflects the form of ‚ÄúGallop‚ÄĚ from the Comedians by Dmitry Kabalevsky.

 

7th grade:  The 7th grade finishes their study of modes with a quiz on Friday.

 

8th grade:  The compositions for band and orchestra instruments turned out very nicely.  Students performed them for the class on Tuesday and turn in their final written work on Friday.

 

PERFORMANCE GROUPS

 

Hosanna Ringers (5th grade): You ring in worship THIS Sunday, April 24 at the 8:00 service.   Arrival time is 7:30 a.m. in the Bell Room.  Wear choir attire.  Your final performance of the year is the Instrumental Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We have only 2 rehearsals left for the concert so you need to focus and work hard!  Be sure to study for your Mad Minute (+ 15 seconds) each Thursday.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org. Mrs. Bessert

 

Jubilate Ringers (6th-8th grades):  You ring in worship for the last time on Thursday, May 5 at the 6:30 p.m. Ascension service.  Your final performance of the year is the Instrumental Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We don’t have many rehearsals left for these two events so you need to focus and work hard!  Be sure to study for your Mad Minute each Wednesday.   If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org.  Mrs. Bessert

 

Band: Preparation continues for our Spring Fling performance, Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30pm.  Three songs will be performed: You’re a Grand Old Flag, When Johnny Comes Swingin Home, & Yankee Doodle Salute.  8th grade band members travelling to/from New Orleans should do their best to get their practicing in before and after their trip.  Continue to let Mrs. Bessert (kbessert@egl.org) know if your child will be out of school on a Wednesday or Thursday so their lesson isn’t scheduled during that time. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any other questions or concerns at spaukner@egl.org! Mr. Paukner

 

Orchestra: Please put Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 on your calendar for the Spring Fling, the last performance of the year.  Mr. Rindt says you are doing a great job preparing for the concert.  Mrs. Behring plans to direct at the Spring Fling! If you have questions or concerns regarding the rest of the school year, please contact Mrs. Bessert at kbessert@egl.org.


ART ‚ÄĒ MRS. GRELK

 

5th Grade: We are finishing our craypas project. Please bring or wear a shoe with an interesting pattern on the bottom to class on Monday.  Sketch #19 is due on Monday, April 25.

 

6th Grade: We finished coloring Grant Wood’s American Gothic.  Sketch #24 is due on Monday, April 25.

 

7th Grade: We began painting a landscape in the impressionistic-style. No Sketch assignment.

 

8th Grade: We finished using calligraphy pens for our pen and ink drawings of city buildings. No Sketch assignment.

 

HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

 

Register online by April 30th for 2016 Summer Programs at Lake Country Lutheran High School for discounted price!

New Summer Programs this year - CHESS, PHYSICS, and SWIMMING!

 

NEW THIS YEAR-ONLINE REGISTRATION!!

Go to lightningathletics.org

  1. Click on the Summer Programs tab

  2. Create an account

  3. Register for your camps

  4. Pay online  

Take advantage of early registration discounts for Summer Programs (April 30th) to make the camps more affordable.

More information is available on our website www.lakecountryhs.org under Summer Programs.

RUMMAGE SALE HOURS

Wednesday 5/4 9:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 5/5 9:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Friday 5/6 9:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday 5/7 9:30 - 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have items you no longer need?  Please consider donating them to our rummage sale.  You can drop off donations during the week inside the

northwest door by the maintenance entrance (third set of double doors).


 

Future Freshman/New Student Parent Night Wednesday, May 25 - 7:00 to 8:00 PM - MLHS Gym - Presentations by various administrators, teachers and coaches - Tips on how to make a positive transition to high school for your daughters and sons - Time for questions and answers

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS: Summer Programs information is now available on the MLHS website. We have a few changes for this year…this includes the revival of swim lessons, cheaper camps, and even a free camp! Please get the word out!

 

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School News 4/15/16

Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, April 16, 2016 ‚Äď 5:30 p.m.-C (LSB DS2)

Sunday, April 17, 2016 8:00 a.m.-C (LSB DS2) & 10:45 a.m. (LSB DS2)

‚ÄúVoice Recognition and Predestination‚ÄĚ [John 10:27] Pastor Skovgaard, Preacher

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EGL SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES

April 15, 2016

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: 1 Peter 4:10 says, ‚ÄúEach one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others.‚ÄĚ ¬†God provides us with His strength to live for others to His praise and glory. ¬†May He always make us a good steward of His varied grace in our daily lives, so that others may trust in Him as their Savior.


 

BAPTISMS APRIL: Caroline Thompson 04/08, Wilson Nicely 04/29, Harrison Nicely 04/29, Laney Nicely 04/29.

 

BIRTHDAYS APRIL: Zoe Keck 04/01, Seth Williams 04/05, Sophia Handrich 04/07, Joseph Beltran 04/10, Joshua Grelk 04/12, Samuel Eichelberger 04/15, Parker Marriott 04/17.

 

CHAPEL: We welcome parents and other guests to join us for chapel each week. ¬†Our next chapel service on Wednesday, April 20 will be led by Rev. William ‚ÄúBud‚ÄĚ Palmer from Lutheran Deaf Outreach. Our offering designation, ¬†Lutheran Deaf Outreach provides resources and training specifically designed for deaf people to learn more about the love of Jesus and share it with others. ¬†For more information, go to www.lutherandeafoutreach.org.

 

GOLF and DINE WITH A PURPOSE:  Sign up now for the 12th annual Golf Outing and Auction on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex.  Registration is now available via paper form or online at www.golfoutingpro.com/event/elmgrovelutheran-2.  Come support your school as we raise money for NEW GYM BLEACHERS!  Contact Josh Hedtke at(262) 649-3665 or jjhedtke@wi.rr.com for questions.


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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month:  As our kids are playing outside more in the warmer weather, riding their bikes, and swinging from the playground equipment please learn more  about head injuries by clicking here.
 

 

HOT LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please follow the link and volunteer through SignUp Genius @ Hot Lunch Volunteer.

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Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Jami Hedtke

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Jessica Nicely

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Christine Daws

Karen Richard

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Ruth Schulz

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL:  The PTL will be hosting an Ice Cream Social after the Spring Choir Concert on May 6th.  After the Concert, join all your EGLS friends in the Fellowship Hall for Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundaes.  Hope to see you there!


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The Cherub Choir will sing at the 10:45 service THIS Sunday, April 17.  Arrival time is 10:20 a.m. in the Music Center.  Please dress up.  The Hosanna Ringers (all 5th graders) will ring in worship on Sunday, April 24 at the 8:00 service.  Arrival time is 7:30 a.m.  Wear choir attire. Thank you to the 5th-8th graders who sang in worship last Sunday.  You sang very well.  You will sing one more time in worship on Sunday, May 22. UPCOMING CONCERTS:  Spring Choir Concert, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All grades PK-8 are participating.  Attendendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Instrumental Spring Fling, Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All band and orchestra students as well as all handbell ringers in 5th-8th grades are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Please reserve these dates on your calendars and invite family and friends to join us for some fun programs!

 

SWEET TREAT FRIDAY:  The next Sweet Treat Friday is scheduled for Friday, April 22nd.  The treat this month will be Ice Cream Bars.  Students who wish to participate should bring $1 to lunch next Friday.  Mark your calendars and remember to send in your $1.PTL EGL.png

 

2016-2017 PTL BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED:  The Parent Teacher League (PTL) will have several open positions for the 2016-2017 school year.  Parents - we NEED your help to continue all the work and fun family activities that the PTL supports.  Feel free to talk to any of the current board members if you are interested or have questions about what we do.  

FUNDRAISER CHALLENGE RESULTS:  Thanks to everyone that brought in fundraiser items on April 1st for prize day.  We collected $206.50 which brought our Year to Date Total to $1177.80.  Congratulations EGL, you reached the goal for the year and earned the all school ice cream treat!  The winning classes were 1st place: Kindergarten for the Pizza Party; and 2nd place: 6th Grade for the Donut Party.  The all school treat and the class prize party days will be scheduled with the teachers soon…stay tuned!  Keep collecting those fundraiser items.  There will be one more prize day this year and all totals will be carried over for next year.  Thanks for all your efforts EGL!

CAMPBELL’S LABELS FOR EDUCATION ENDING:  After 42 years, the Campbell’s Labels for Education Program will be coming to an end this July.  If you have been saving up labels, please send them to school so we can submit them and redeem our points before this program ends.  Thanks to all the school and congregation families who have supported EGLS by collecting Campbell’s labels all these years!  All PTL Fundraiser questions can be directed to Jami Hedtke at jjhedtke@wi.rr.com or 262-749-6359.

 

PUBLIC EXAMINATION:  All are invited to attend the 8th Grade Confirmand Public Examination on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Confirmation Sunday is May 1 at the 10:45 a.m. service.

SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY TIP:  Your Facebook Online Reputation Can Help or Hurt Your Future (Video)

Nowadays, Facebook is no longer just a social networking platform, it becomes a personal resume, a portfolio of accomplishments and an online reputation management tool. Even though Teens and Tweens no longer consider Facebook to be their favorite social media network, it’s still the most popular network. Admission officers and hiring managers will visit applicants’ Facebook pages first, while searching for additional information online.

 

SAFETY DRILL: The Elm Grove Police will be doing a safety drill with our students, faculty, and staff on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. The lock down procedures gives practice in what to do in an emergency. This is only a test, so don’t be alarmed should you child come home saying that we needed to do a lockdown.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: ‚ÄúThe Good Shepherd‚ÄĚ is the lesson this Sunday. The children will learn how we are all like sheep who have gone astray, in need of Jesus, our Shepherd, who rescues, gathers, and cares for us through His Word and Sacraments. ¬†As ¬†family consider discussing, ‚ÄúIn what ways has Jesus rescued you? Where can we find our Shepherd?‚ÄĚ

 

TRACK AND FIELD DAY: As the weather gets warmer, please avoid parking on the track during school hours as we will be outside practicing during P.E. classes. A volunteer letter will be going home soon looking for help on May 16.

 

UPCOMING DATES: Checkout the EGL School calendar at: http://www.egl.org/School.

 

WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT: All EGL women are welcome to join us for an evening out at Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill at Brookfield Square, April 20, 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Pam Ganswindt (pganswindt@egl.org) or Kaethe Ward (kaetheward@gmail.com) if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

 

Upcoming Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, April 30, 2016 ‚Äď 5:30 p.m.-C (LSB DS2)

Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:00 a.m.-C (LSB DS2) & 10:45 a.m. (LSB DS2)

‚ÄúThe Glory and the Honor of the Nations‚ÄĚ [Revelation 21:26] Pastor Skovgaard, Preacher

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EGLS MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

April 15, 2016

 

MS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH have been decided for March.

The nominees for Christian Leadership were:  Julianne Skovgaard(8), Maddie Wilinski(8), Sam Ewert(8), Jamie Krueger(7), Hannah Daws(6), and Devean Laedtke(5).

The March Middle School SOTM for Christian Leadership is Sam Ewert(8).

 

The nominees for Academic Achievement were: Frank Eichelberger(8), Sam Ewert(8), Julianne Skovgaard(8), Tyler Ky(7), Ian Klein(6), and Matt Stoll(5)..

The March Middle School SOTM for Academic Achievement is Ian Klein(6).

 

Congratulations to all those nominated, and especially to Sam and Ian!

 

TRACK AND FIELD DAY: As the weather gets warmer, please avoid parking on the track during school hours as we will be outside practicing during P.E. classes. A volunteer letter will be going home soon looking for help on May 16.

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS:  Spring Choir Concert, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All grades PK-8 are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Instrumental Spring Fling, Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All band and orchestra students as well as all handbell ringers in 5th-8th grades are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Please reserve these dates on your calendars and invite family and friends to join us for some fun programs!

 

CLASSROOM NEWS

 

5th Grade Class: We are finishing Unit 5 in Religion.  We will start Family Life Education in about 1 week.  Look for information to come home about this course.

 

6th Grade Class: We began Unit 6 in Religion, titled ‚ÄúThe Ministry of Jesus,‚ÄĚ last week. Look for the review packet on the 6th grade page of the EGL website. You can find the devotion & Memory schedules there as well. The Memory assignments next week are How can water do such great things?- Part 2 (Monday) and What does such baptizing with water indicate? (Thursday). We are in the final month of fill in the blank Memory assignments. Students will have to write out the entire assignment in May to prepare them for next year. If you missed any books last month at the book fair, April book orders went home last Monday. Our online class code is L6C77. Have a great weekend! Mrs. Paukner

 

7th Grade Class: The 7th graders will be going on a field trip (with the 6th grade) to Medieval Times Friday, April 29. Thank you for returning the permission slips and offering to drive! It should be a fun trip!  As the weather continues to improve encourage  kids get outside for some fresh air and exercise.

Here is an article on handheld devices and youth. Check it out.   HANDHELD DEVICES   Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade Class: * As the days fly by, please let me know if you have questions regarding anything for the class trip. ¬†We leave in 10 days! * There is a lot going on for eighth graders right now. ¬†They should be studying their confirmation questions on a daily basis. ¬†There also is dissection material to work on. ¬†Practicing their instruments, reading for literature, other homework, soccer...there is a lot going on. ¬†Please work with your child to see that they are getting enough sleep each night. ¬†If anyone says, ‚ÄúI have no homework.‚ÄĚ, then have him/her study confirmation or dissection. * ¬†Enjoy the weekend - it sounds like warmer weather will be coming our way. * ¬†Mrs. Weymier

 

COMPUTER

 

5th Grade: We just finished Lesson 12 in Typing Town.

 

6th Grade: We began presenting our Microsoft PowerPoint projects today. Students will continue to need their flash drive to save projects in class. Mrs. Paukner

 

7th‚ÄĒ8th Grade: We continue exploring Microsoft Excel. Computer classes are held on Fridays from 11:22 AM until 12:05 PM in the computer lab. Mr. Simmer es41516

 

LANGUAGE ARTS/SPELLING

 

5th Grade: We are in Unit 27 in spelling.  We are working on linking and helping verbs in language arts.

 

6th Grade: Language Arts - VAPCI - *It is important that students take good notes, so that they have examples to look back at if they get stuck on homework.  Additionally, we do a lot of practice work in class that serve as good example sentences as well. Each student needs to take responsibility for paying attention in class so that he/she can ask questions.  After a lot of hard work, we are done with the adverbs.  Our focus now turns to prepositions and prepositional phrases.  Spelling - We are working on Unit 27.  Test 1 is on Monday, April 18.  The workbook pages and test 2 are on Thursday, April 21.  Make sure you study for the Monday test - then you don’t have so many corrections to do.    Mrs. Weymier

 

7th Grade:  Language Arts - Our focus turns to writing in the 4th quarter. We have begun the research report process. Each student will be required to have 3-5 (or more) sources.  At least one book must be a resource. Please visit the library and let your child search for resources. We will spend a majority of our class time taking notes this week. Ask your student how they are doing.  Spelling - We will begin Unit 31 next week. We have also added a Word of the Day to our Spelling curriculum. As your son or daughter what the word was each day :) Last week’s words were; know-how, rendezvous, ponder, noxious, and quagmire.  Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade: Language Arts - Chapter 13 Complements -  We will be moving back to the PN and PA once our dissection work in science is complete.   Spelling -  We are on Unit 29.  Test 1 is on Monday, 4-18.  Test 2 and bookwork is due Wednesday, 4-20.   Make sure you study for the first test on Monday - then you don’t have so many corrections to do.   Mrs. Weymier

 

LITERATURE ‚ÄĒ MRS. ELVERS

 

5th Grade: We are learning how to be ‚ÄúACTIVE READERS‚ÄĚ.

 

6th Grade: We finished the novel Tuck Everlasting. We will watch the movie related to this novel next week.

 

7th Grade: We are reading Where The Red Fern Grows. We are focusing on visualizing and connecting while we read. There is a vocabulary test on Monday.

 

8th Grade: We will be starting a poetry Unit next week. There is a vocabulary test on Monday.

 

MATHEMATICS ‚ÄĒ MR. SIMMER

 

5th Grade Math: The fifth grade has begun Chapter 7, ‚ÄúFraction Concepts.‚ÄĚ Understanding fractions is integral to their future math success. Point out the use of fractions in everyday life when you see them and help your 5th grader describe what is meant by the fraction. ¬†The Chapter 7 test should occur the week of April 25th.

 

6th Grade Math: The sixth grade will take a test over the 8th chapter, ‚ÄúTools of Geometry‚ÄĚ Thursday, April 21.

 

7th Grade Pre‚ÄĒAlgebra: Seventh grade took their test over chapter 8, ‚ÄúLinear Functions and Graphing,‚ÄĚ Thursday. ¬†We began chapter 9, ‚ÄúSpatial Thinking,‚ÄĚ Friday.

 

Algebra: 8th grade continues chapter 8, ‚ÄúExponents and Exponential Functions,‚ÄĚ. Their assessment will be Wednesday, April 20. We will begin chapter 9, ‚ÄúPolynomials and Factoring,‚ÄĚ on Friday. es41516

 

SCIENCE ‚ÄĒ MRS. WEYMIER

 

Mrs. Weymier will be gone from Monday, April 25-Friday, April 29.

She will be in New Orleans with the eighth grade class

on their class trip.

 

5th Grade: Chapter 18 - Forces: We have had some pretty neat class periods this week as we cover the simple machines. The video clips I showed really helped to explain how the machines work. ¬†Remember, a machine will always give you a trade-off. ¬†If you decrease force used, then something must increase. Today, the students received a ‚Äúscience gift‚ÄĚ from me. ¬†Ask him/her about it. ¬†It‚Äôs three gifts in one! I am moving the test to Wednesday, April 20.

 

6th Grade: Unit B Chapter  - Invertebrates: As we finish up this chapter, we have been filling in note-taking pages during class.  Mollusks, arthropods and echinoderms are the last animals in this chapter. Today we did a study of squis and octopus.  I even brought one to class.  Ask your child about it!  I am predicting that the test will be on Monday, April 25.

7th Grade: Bridge Building Project: This past week, companies were formed, land was purchased, and building has begun.  No one is bankrupt (yet). We won’t be able to get all the way through this project before I leave for New Orleans with my eighth grade class, so we will finish it after I return.

 

8th Grade: Dissection: The class has been doing a great job with their pigs this week. ¬†There are 3 male pigs and 2 female pigs in the group. ¬†Today (Thursday) we cut them open and took a tour of the internal organs that are visible. ¬†Make sure you stay current with the daily labs. ¬†Don‚Äôt forget to work on the ‚ÄúI‚ÄĚ pages in the front of your dissection folder. ¬†Completed folders are due on Wednesday, April 20. ¬†Dissection exam is also on Wednesday, April 20.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES ‚ÄĒ MR. CONWAY

 

5th Grade American History: We are still working on finishing Chapter 14 ‚ÄúSlavery Divides The Nation‚ÄĚ and will be using our time in class on Monday to review for our test on Tuesday, April 19th. After this we will start Chapter 15, ‚ÄúCivil War and Reconstruction.‚ÄĚ

 

6th Grade World History: We have just moved into Chapter 14, ‚ÄúTechnology and Expansion.‚ÄĚ I am putting an extremely tough focus on the sixth grade class to learn their vocabulary words because I was disappointed with their performance on this section of the last test we took. Instead of having them do this vocabulary on their own, I will be assigning it to them based upon the section we are working on and checking this periodically throughout the chapter.

 

7th Grade Geography: We have just finished Chapters 16 and 17 over Western and Southern Africa. We have started Chapters 18 and 19 over Canada and The United States. This should be a great time, because we have a lot of prior knowledge on the subjects.

 

8th Grade American History: We had our test over Chapter 12 on Thursday and started Chapter 13, ‚ÄúThe Rise of Dictators and WWII.‚ÄĚ We will move through this chapter focusing on vocabulary terms and really understanding the concepts behind WWII and its beginnings.

 

PE ‚ÄĒ MRS. PAUKNER

 

Track & Field began this week in preparation for Track & Field Day on May 16 and the MLESAA meet on May 23. As the weather improves, we will be holding class outdoors. Students will be allowed to wear jackets/sweatshirts over their uniforms if needed. On indoor days, they will not be allowed to wear shoes that may track mud and grass into the gym after recess. Please make sure your child has an appropriate pair of indoor shoes as indicated on the supply list at the start of the year or avoids the grass at recess.

 

REMINDER: If your child is unable to participate or requires limited participation in physical education, they MUST have one of the following:

  1. Have a signed note from a parent excusing them from class.

  2. Have an email sent to Mrs. Paukner (lpaukner@egl.org) by 12:30 pm of that school day.

  3. Have a parent stop in to see Mrs. Paukner before school that morning in the 6th grade room.

 

MUSIC ‚ÄĒ MRS. KRUEGER

 

5th and 6th grade: This week, we continued our choral pieces. ¬†The fifth grade is also working in small groups to demonstrate the form of ‚ÄúThe Comedians‚ÄĚ by Kabalevsky using choreography and streamer props. ¬†The sixth grade learned to accompany ‚ÄúThe Spinning Song‚ÄĚ with boomwhackers.

 

7th grade: ¬†The 7th graders continue to work on their final modal piece in the Aeolian mode, called ‚ÄúDeep Blue Sea.‚ÄĚ ¬†It‚Äôs a challenging one with each student on their own part, requiring lots of independent playing.

 

8th grade:  The 8th graders are working on their final composition project of the school year.   They are writing solo duet melodies for the band or orchestra instruments.

 

PERFORMANCE GROUPS

 

Hosanna Ringers (5th grade): You ring in worship on Sunday, April 24 at the 8:00 service.   Your final performance of the year is the Instrumental Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We don’t have many rehearsals left for these two events so you need to focus and work hard!  Be sure to study for your Mad Minute (+ 15 seconds) each Thursday.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org. Mrs. Bessert

 

Jubilate Ringers (6th-8th grades):  You ring in worship for the last time on Thursday, May 5 at the 6:30 p.m. Ascension service.  Your final performance of the year is the Instrumental Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We don’t have many rehearsals left for these two events so you need to focus and work hard!  Be sure to study for your Mad Minute each Wednesday.   If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org.  Mrs. Bessert

 

Band: Preparation continues for our Spring Fling performance, Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30pm.  Three songs will be performed: You’re a Grand Old Flag, When Johnny Comes Swingin Home, & Yankee Doodle Salute.  Please make sure your band student is filling out the practice minutes & details in their Practice Packet before getting your signature.  Continue to let Mrs. Bessert (kbessert@egl.org) know if your child will be out of school on a Wednesday or Thursday so their lesson isn’t scheduled during that time. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any other questions or concerns at spaukner@egl.org! Mr. Paukner

 

Orchestra: Please put Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 on your calendar for the Spring Fling, the last performance of the year.  Mr. Rindt says you are doing a great job preparing for the concert.  Mrs. Behring plans to be back at the beginning of next school year and will probably offer lessons at home again throughout the summer. You can email her at kbehring@egl.org regarding summer lessons.  If you have questions or concerns regarding the rest of the school year, please contact Mrs. Bessert at kbessert@egl.org.

 

ART ‚ÄĒ MRS. GRELK

 

5th Grade: We continued to work on adding layers of color to our patterns with craypas. Sketch #18 is due on Monday, April 18

 

6th Grade: We began coloring Grant Wood’s American Gothic using different color values. Sketch #23 is due on Monday, April 18 .

 

7th Grade: We practiced the impressionistic-style of painting that we will be using with our landscapes.    Sketch #20 is due on Wednesday, April 20.

 

8th Grade: We used calligraphy pens for our pen and ink drawings of city buildings. Sketch #18 is due on Wednesday, April 18.

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

 

Register online by April 30th for 2016 Summer Programs at Lake Country Lutheran High School for discounted price!

New Summer Programs this year - CHESS, PHYSICS, and SWIMMING!

 

NEW THIS YEAR-ONLINE REGISTRATION!!

Go to lightningathletics.org

  1. Click on the Summer Programs tab

  2. Create an account

  3. Register for your camps

  4. Pay online  

Take advantage of early registration discounts for Summer Programs (April 30th) to make the camps more affordable.

More information is available on our website www.lakecountryhs.org under Summer Programs.

RUMMAGE SALE HOURS

Wednesday 5/4 9:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 5/5 9:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Friday 5/6 9:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday 5/7 9:30 - 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have items you no longer need?  Please consider donating them to our rummage sale.  You can drop off donations during the week inside the

northwest door by the maintenance entrance (third set of double doors).

 

AUCTION

 

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 35TH ANNUAL DINNER AUCTION

A NIGHT FOR FULFILLING DREAMS

2016 LHSAGM GALA AUCTION

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

ITALIAN CONFERENCE CENTER

631 EAST CHICAGO STREET, MILWAUKEE

$125 PER PERSON OR $1,150 FOR A TABLE OF 10

5:30 p.m.  Hors d'oeuvres & open bar, silent auction electronic bidding begins

7:30 p.m.  Dinner is served (open bar), evening program begins

8:30 p.m.  Voice auction

9:15 p.m.  Evening concludes

BLACK TIE OPTIONAL

FOR MORE INFORMATION, TO REGISTER, OR TO DONATE AN ITEM, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK:

https://lhsagm.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/ANightforFulfillingDreams/tabid/735771/Default.aspx


RED KNIGHT YOUTH FOOTBALL: RKYF is looking for youth football players for the fall of 2016 entering 3rd-8th grade. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 9th, 2016! We have set up a stop by and drop off/fill out your paperwork for your son/grandson/nephew. Come to Milwaukee Lutheran High School 9700 W. Grantosa Drive from 9:00am-11:00am in the front of the building or go to our website for more information. www.redknightyouthfootball.com

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS: Summer Programs information is now available on the MLHS website. We have a few changes for this year…this includes the revival of swim lessons, cheaper camps, and even a free camp! Please get the word out!

 

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