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!
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 “The Ministry of Jesus,” 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’t 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
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—8th 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
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 “parts of speech”. 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’t 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 — MRS. ELVERS
5th Grade: We are learning how to be “ACTIVE READERS”. We will start our poetry unit next week.
6th Grade: We are learning to be “ACTIVE READERS”. 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 — MR. SIMMER
5th Grade Math: The fifth grade is wrapping up Chapter 7, “Fraction Concepts.” 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, “Tools of Geometry”. They will begin chapter 9, “Geometry and Measurement,” next week.
7th Grade Pre—Algebra: Seventh grade began chapter 9, “Spatial Thinking,” 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, “Exponents and Exponential Functions,” on Friday. We will begin chapter 9, “Polynomials and Factoring,” on Monday.
SCIENCE — 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 — MR. CONWAY
5th Grade American History: We recently started Chapter 15, “Civil War and Reconstruction.” 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, “Technology and Expansion,” 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, “Canada,” and Chapter 19, “The United States.” 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, “The Rise of Dictators and World War II.” 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 — 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:
Have a signed note from a parent excusing them from class.
Have an email sent to Mrs. Paukner (email@example.com) by 12:30 pm of that school day.
Have a parent stop in to see Mrs. Paukner before school that morning in the 6th grade room.
MUSIC — MRS. KRUEGER
5th grade: 5th graders are working in small groups to learn rhythm stick choreography for a song called “Hot Lunch Jam.”
6th grade: In sixth grade, we’re working in small groups to choreograph movement for ribbon streamers that reflects the form of “Gallop” 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART — 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
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!