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!
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 “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 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, “I have no homework.”, then have him/her study confirmation or dissection. * Enjoy the weekend - it sounds like warmer weather will be coming our way. * Mrs. Weymier
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—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 es41516
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 — MRS. ELVERS
5th Grade: We are learning how to be “ACTIVE READERS”.
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 — MR. SIMMER
5th Grade Math: The fifth grade has begun 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 should occur the week of April 25th.
6th Grade Math: The sixth grade will take a test over the 8th chapter, “Tools of Geometry” Thursday, April 21.
7th Grade Pre—Algebra: Seventh grade took their test over chapter 8, “Linear Functions and Graphing,” Thursday. We began chapter 9, “Spatial Thinking,” Friday.
Algebra: 8th grade continues chapter 8, “Exponents and Exponential Functions,”. Their assessment will be Wednesday, April 20. We will begin chapter 9, “Polynomials and Factoring,” on Friday. es41516
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 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 “science gift” from me. Ask him/her about it. It’s 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’t forget to work on the “I” 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 — MR. CONWAY
5th Grade American History: We are still working on finishing Chapter 14 “Slavery Divides The Nation” 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, “Civil War and Reconstruction.”
6th Grade World History: We have just moved into Chapter 14, “Technology and Expansion.” 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, “The Rise of Dictators and WWII.” We will move through this chapter focusing on vocabulary terms and really understanding the concepts behind WWII and its beginnings.
PE — 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:
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 and 6th grade: This week, we continued our choral pieces. The fifth grade is also working in small groups to demonstrate the form of “The Comedians” by Kabalevsky using choreography and streamer props. The sixth grade learned to accompany “The Spinning Song” with boomwhackers.
7th grade: The 7th graders continue to work on their final modal piece in the Aeolian mode, called “Deep Blue Sea.” It’s 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.
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 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. 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 (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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org regarding summer lessons. If you have questions or concerns regarding the rest of the school year, please contact Mrs. Bessert at email@example.com.
ART — 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
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).
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A NIGHT FOR FULFILLING DREAMS
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
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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
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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!