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EGLS MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

April 8, 2016

 

MEDIEVAL TIMES The 6th & 7th graders are going on a trip of their own while the 8th grade is in New Orleans. Our bi-annual trip to Medieval Times will be on Friday, April 29. Permission slips went home with your child’s report card last week and are due Friday, April 15. Let Mrs. Paukner know if you are willing to drive and chaperone, lunch is included with the show!

 

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!

 

SERVICE HOURS: Just a reminder that the cutoff for service hours for the current school year was last Friday, April 1st.  Updated totals will be coming out next week, so please make sure to send an email over to servicehours@egl.org if you have anything that has not been logged so we can make sure that the totals are accurate!   We know that April 1st seems a bit early for a cut off, but don't worry- any service hours earned for the duration of the school year will count towards NEXT year’s totals!  Wouldn't it be amazing to get a head start on next year already??!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful participation that we've seen so far this year!!

 

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:

 

6th Grade Class: We took the Unit 5 Religion test on Tuesday. Unit 6, titled “The Ministry of Jesus,” began yesterday. 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 benefits does Baptism give?/Which are these words & promises of God? (Monday) and How can water do such great things?-Part 1 (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. Let me know if you can chaperone our trip to Medieval Times next month, we would love for you to join us! Permission slips are due next Friday, April 15. If you missed any books last month at the book fair, April book orders went home on Monday. Our online class code is L6C77. Thank you for all of the birthday gifts and cupcakes last Friday. The cupcakes helped make for a great end to testing too! 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. Please return the permission slip that went home with the 3rd quarter report card at your earliest convenience. As the weather continues to improve I hope  kids get outside for some fresh air and exercise. I found this article about recess online. Let me know what you think. http://www.click2houston.com/news/recess-time-in-europe-vs-america (copy and paste into your internet address bar).  Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade Class: * A class trip meeting was scheduled for Thursday, April 7 at 6:30pm in the CLC.  Thank you to everyone that was in attendance.  We covered a lot of information regarding the trip, packing, itinerary, etc.  We leave in 16 days! * There is a lot going on for eighth graders right now.  They should be studying their confirmation questions on a daily basis.  There is dissection material to work on.  Practicing their instruments, reading for literature, Spanish projects...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 - maybe warmer weather will be coming our way. *  Mrs. Weymier

 

COMPUTER

 

5th Grade:

 

6th Grade: The class is making great progress with their Microsoft Powerpoint project! Students will need their flash drive to save their progress. If it is not here at school, they will be unable to save their work and receive a grade for the project. Mrs. Paukner

 

7th—8th Grade: We are currently 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:

 

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 made grammar cards containing helpful hints about transitive/intransitive verbs and now the adverbs. * Our next part of speech is the adverb.  We will finish them next week and then focus on prepositions and prepositional phrases.  Spelling - We are working on Unit 26.  Test 1 is on Monday, April 11.  The workbook pages and test 2 are on Thursday, April 14.  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 our 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. They will need to have the book(s) in class by Monday, April 11th at the latest. Each student will also need a pack of notecards to take notes for their research. Please have these at school Monday as well.  Spelling - We will begin Unit 30 next week. The class average for the 3rd quarter was 101%. Way to go! We have also added a Word of the Day to our Spelling curriculum. As your son or daughter what the word was each day :) Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade: Language Arts - Chapter 13 Complements -  We will be moving back to the PN and PA next week 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

 

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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 6th grade began our 8th chapter, “Tools of Geometry” Monday, April 4th. Please check that your student has a protractor this weekend.

 

7th Grade Pre—Algebra: 7th grade began chapter 8, “Linear Functions and Graphing,” last week. Their assessment is currently scheduled for Friday, April 15.

 

Algebra: 8th grade continues chapter 8, “Exponents and Exponential Functions,”. Their assessment is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 20.

 

SCIENCE — MRS. WEYMIER

 

5th Grade: Chapter 18 - Forces: Work, work, work...so much work to do.  We have been covering the scientific use of the word “work” in class this past week.  The last part of the chapter covers simple machines.  I am predicting the test for Tuesday, April 19.

 

6th Grade: Unit B Chapter  - Invertebrates: We continue this chapter talking about the flatworms, roundworms, and segmented worms. Plan for a quiz on Monday, April 11 that will cover the first 5 invertebrates in the chapter (sponge, cnidarian, flatworm, roundworm, segmented worm).  Then it’s on to the mollusks.

7th Grade: Chapter 10 Forces: We wrap up the chapter with a test on Friday, April 8.  Starting next week, we will be working on an in-class group project.  We won’t be able to get all the way through it before I leave for New Orleans with my eighth grade class, so we will finish it after I return.  PS-I will be gone April 25-29.

 

8th Grade: Dissection: The class has been doing a great job with their frogs so far this week.  There are 3 female frogs and 2 male frogs 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: The students just finished Chapter 13 “The Nation Grows” with a test on Tuesday of this week. We started Chapter 14 “Slavery Divides The Nation” on Wednesday. The students have received a packet that includes almost everything they will need for this chapter. If it is lost, they are required to ask me for a new one and re-do the work inside.

 

6th Grade World History: We have moved into Chapter 13, “New Empires in the Americas.” The students are doing well with this chapter by asking questions and wanting to understand the concepts. The test will be Tuesday, April 12.

 

7th Grade Geography: We have since moved on to Chapter 16 “West Africa” and Chapter 17 “South Africa and Its Neighbors.”The students have had fun learning about some of the lesser known countries in Africa, their people, government and economies. The test will be on Tuesday, April 12.

 

8th Grade American History: We have now moved into Chapter 12, “The Depression and the New Deal.” The students are doing great with the material, but he chapter has taken a little longer than I had planned.  The test is scheduled for Thursday, April 14.

 

Wisconsin Primary: On Wednesday, after the Wisconsin Primary voting, each class spent some time examining the election results. We used the NY Times website (below) and had a wonderful discussion about the political process. Some of the topics we covered were how the delegate process works, how certain states vote, what parties the consistently vote for and some of the reasons certain candidates won certain states. This was a great time.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/wisconsin

 

PE — MRS. PAUKNER

 

We finished the Fitness and Hockey units this week. Track & Field begins in preparation for Track & Field Day on May 16 and the MLESAA meet on May 23.

 

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 — MRS. KRUEGER

 

5th and 6th grade: We’ll be doing a rhythm reading review this week.  We also continue with our choral work.

 

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:  Students are collaborating to choose a class hymn that they will sing at graduation.  Sk 6/8

 

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.  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.  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 — MRS. GRELK

 

5th Grade: We continued to work on adding layers of color to our patterns with craypas. Sketch 17 is due on Monday, April 11.

 

6th Grade: We finished drawing Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Sketch #22 is due on Monday, April 11 .

 

7th Grade: We read about the artist Renoir and viewed some of his works. A landscape planning page and Sketch #19 are due on Wednesday, April 13.


8th Grade: We drew the buildings for our cityscape.  Sketch #17 is due on Wednesday, April 11.

School News 4/8/16

Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. (LSB DS2)

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

“When Jesus Turns You Around and Inside Out”  [Acts 9:21-22] Pastor Myers, Preacher

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EGL SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES

April 8, 2016

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: He is risen!! He is risen, indeed!! May those words not only be said during this Easter Season, but the Easter joy should remain in our hearts and on our mouths each and every day. May we always rejoice that God has given us the greatest gift of His Son, by suffering, dying, and rising again so we may have eternal life.


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 13 will be led by Pastor Skovgaard and we will celebrate April baptismal birthdays.  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, 2016at 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.

 

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

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Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Judi Pritchard

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Jessica Nicely

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Nancy Ewert

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Jessica Nicely

Ruth Schulz

Jessica Nicely

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NEW KEY-TO-LIFE CLASS: A new session of Key to Life classes begins Thursday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., in Rm. 228. The class runs through the end of June. Both new and “old” members of EGLC are invited to attend. This can serve both as a membership class and a refresher course of our Lutheran teachings.


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The 5th-8th Grades will sing at the 8:00 service THIS Sunday, April 10.  Arrival time is 7:40 a.m. in the Music Center.  Wear choir attire. The Cherub Choir will sing at the 10:45 service on 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. 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!

 
 

PTL EGL.png2016-2017 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.

 

SERVICE HOURS: Just a reminder that the cutoff for service hours for the current school year was last Friday, April 1st.  Updated totals will be coming out next week, so please make sure to send an email over to servicehours@egl.org if you have anything that has not been logged so we can make sure that the totals are accurate!   We know that April 1st seems a bit early for a cut off, but don't worry- any service hours earned for the duration of the school year will count towards NEXT year's totals!  Wouldn't it be amazing to get a head start on next year already??!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful participation that we've seen so far this year!!


SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY TIP: What is the Omegle chat app? Watch "What is Omegle?" parent & teacher guide video

  1. Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to communicate with others without the need to register. Wiki

  2. Omegle’s slogan is: “Talk to strangers!”

  3. When you use Omegle chat, it picks another user at random and lets you have a one-on-one chat with each other. Omegle

  4. Omegle’s website is free to use. Their app costs $0.99.

  5. Omegle also has a video chat feature. The content in video chat rooms is not moderated by administrators.

  6. Omegle chat is extremely popular. Any time of the day there are thousands of users online available to chat.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: “Jesus Sends the Seventy-Two” tells of Jesus’ sending His followers to go tell others about Himself. God places us in various callings and gives us opportunities to serve Him and to share our faith. A family might discuss: “What various callings (vocations) do each of us have? Who in your life needs to hear about the Savior?

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.or) or Kaethe Ward (kaetheward@gmail.com) if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

 

Upcoming Worship Service Schedule

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

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

“Voice Recognition and Predestination” [John 10:27] Pastor Skovgaard, Preacher

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