• Sirius News and Updates for 02/18-02/22

    Posted by Kelly Williams on 2/19/2019 12:00:00 PM

    1. Registration for Girls on the Run’s middle school program, Heart and Sole,  runs through February 20, 2019, at 12:00 P.M.  Practices begin on February 26, 2019,  and will be on  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:00PM. The 10-week season ends the week of May 14th.  All registrations must be completed through the website and spots on the team are awarded through a lottery.  The GOTR program also offers need-based scholarships to any girl who applies.   To register, visit www.girlsontherunstlouis.org.  For questions regarding the program, visit the GOTR site or contact head coach/site liaison Bridget Finocchiaro at Finocchiaro.bridget@wgmail.org

    2.  We will begin our focus on Human Growth and Development this week. On Friday, Feb. 22, students will view the movie “Bodies in Progress”. During science classes next week, students will study from the Prentice Hall book Human Sexuality  At the end of each day, students will gather in single gender groups facilitated by team teachers and will have the opportunity to ask any additional questions they may have.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Williams.


    American History : 

    This week in American History we will learn about what life was like living in the trenches. Students will be working in diferent stations and learning about what daily life was like for the soldiers. Our first WW1 quiz will be next Wednesday 2/20. Study guides will be handed out tommrow in-class.


    This week, we're continuing our planning and writing of the Literary Essay.  Students have chosen two novels from this school year and will compare/contrast them.  The final, edited and revised essay is due March 1, 2019.

    A reading log is due Wednesday, February 20.  Another one will be assigned and due Wednesday, February 28



    Unit Tests have been returned to students. This was the last grade for the term, so I am trying my best to still include revisions given to me by this Thursday, the 20th. It was a challenging test, and I am impressed with all the math that our students have learned. I actually had a lot of fun scoring these assessments because I got to read the cool thinking of everyone.

    We now are already working on our mini unit over decimal operations.



    The students took their checkpoint over Human Impact and Biodiversity today in class.  The grade for the checkpoint will be figured into their trimester 2 grade.  They will also receive a grade for their science log.  Grades will be entered into the portal by Friday afternoon.  The kids will have time to finish up their checkpoints tomorrow.  They will work on their EcoBottle presentations after their checkpoint is complete and all of class on Thursday.  


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