Holy Savior Catholic Academy

Middle School

Oct/Nov 2018 Newsletter

 

Mr. Brice: ELA Newsletter

Hi Parents:

Rather than give you a detailed briefing of what we’re currently focusing on, I thought it better to make you aware of a pressing need your child has for English Language Arts this school year.

Unlike last year, this year every critical concept that we’re studying in ELA will be made available on Google Classroom, including all of the Unit Exams.

It is in your child’s best interest to have this critical resource available to him/her at home, especially in light of the fact that there will be several note taking assignments worth big points that they will need Google Classroom to complete.

If you don’t have a computer available for your child’s at-home usage, perhaps you might consider purchasing an inexpensive Chromebook for your child to access at home.

If you are able to help your child in this area, it would undoubtedly go a long way towards his/her success in English Language Arts this school year.

 

                                                                                      Sincerely.

                                                                                      Warren Brice

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Savior Catholic Academy

Middle School

Oct/Nov 2018 Newsletter

 

Mr. Rothwell: Math Newsletter

 

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade:

The goal for all middle school students is to move up one level on the Math State Assessment this year.  In an effort to reach that goal all middle school students will be assigned skills to practice on Khan Academy that correlate with our lessons.  Students are expected to keep trying the skill until they earn a 100%.  Each skill ranges from 4 to 7 questions long.  Students will receive points in the grade book for earning a 100% on each skill.  Students who fall behind may make up this work at any time for full credit. 

In another effort to reach our goal some middle school students will be completing assignments on Zearn during our Math Power Hour, BMPH, on Tuesday’s.  Students are expected to complete 4 Lessons on Zearn every week.  This is my attempt to help students work on content from previous grade levels and fill any gaps they may have.  Please check with your child to see if they need to be working on Zearn.  Students working on Zearn have a red folder that parents sign for BMPH Incentive Points.

            All parents should be receiving regular emails from me with updates to what is going on at school.  If you have not been receiving emails from me please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will add your email to my list.  Also students need the TI 30X IIS calculator for class.  They can be purchased at Walmart.  Most, but not all, students have purchased one at this point.

 

 

8th Grade: The 8th grade has completed our first Module of the Engage New York Math Curriculum Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation.  Our next Module will be Angle Relationships and the Pythagorean Theorem.  There are a total of seven Modules in 8th grade.  My goal is to have Modules 1-4 completed by Christmas break.

 

 

7th grade: The 7th grade has completed our first Module of the Engage New York Math Curriculum Rational Numbers.  The module includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers.  It also includes solving two step equations.  Our next Module will be Ratios and Proportional Relationships.  There are a total of six Modules in 7th grade.  My goal is to have Modules 1-3 completed by Christmas break.

 

 

6th Grade: The 6th grade has completed our first Module of the Engage New York Math Curriculum Arithmetic Operations Including Division of Fractions.  Our next Module will be Ratios and Unit Rates.  There are a total of six Modules in 6th grade.  My goal is to have Modules 1-3 completed by Christmas break. 

Holy Savior Catholic Academy

Middle School

Oct/Nov 2018 Newsletter

 

Mr. Turner: Social Science Newsletter

6th Grade:

The 6th Grade class is studying Mesopotamia. As they jump into this exciting study they are learning about the first civilization began to develop in 3500 B.C.

Civilizations are groups of people who have a complex and organized society within a culture. Each has its own customs, food supply, social divisions, government, religion and technology.

 

7th grade:

The 7th Grade is studying our great state Kansas and its early beginnings! As they look into the European invasion of Kansas they were introduced to Francisco Vasquez de Coronado of Spain. A man sent here to find the seven cities of gold. He met an Indian slave named “Turk”. He told the Spaniards of a river with fish as big as horses. As well as large boats with golden eagle statues that sailed up and done the river. Of course he found this not to be true!

 

8th Grade:

The 8th Grade is involved with the “Early Voyages of Exploration.” The first explorer they encountered was Christopher Columbus. They discovered that Columbus was an excellent sailor. He was looking for new lands to conquer across the ocean but his problem was finding someone to fund his trip. Finally he convinced King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to fund his voyage and the rest is history!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Savior Catholic Academy

Middle School

Oct/Nov 2018 Newsletter

 

Mr. Isanda: Science Newsletter

8th Grade

8th Grade is at Unit: Water & the Atmosphere. We are now on Chapter 4 (Weather). Key lessons in this chapter include; Clouds, Air Masses, Storms, Weather & Weather Forecasting. In November we anticipate to start a new Module “Forces & Energy’

 

7th Grade

Seventh grade are now at Chapter 6 of the Unit “Human Body Systems” i.e. “Fighting Disease” Key lessons in this Chapter include; Infectious & Noninfectious Diseases and The Body’s Defenses. In November we starting a new module ‘The Diversity of Life’

 

6th Grade

Presently we are now on the Unit “Ecology & the Environment” Chapter 4 (Land Air & Water Resources). Major areas of emphasis include; Conserving land & soil, Waste disposal & Recycling and Air & Water pollution. In November I’ll introduce the next Unit ‘Earth’s Surface’

Mr Isanda Kepha M

HSCA Middle School Science & Team Leader

 

Upcoming Events:

October:

15th – NO SCHOOL – Teacher In-service Day

17th – Late Start – Classes begin at 9:00am

24th – Late Start – Classes begin at 9:00am

26th – NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences

31st – Late Start – Classes begin at 9:00am

November:

1st – Holy Day – All Saints Day/8th Grade Inauguration Mass

7th – Late Start – Classes begin at 9:00am

14th – Late Start – Classes begin at 9:00am

19-20th – NO SCHOOL – Regan Catechetical Institute (KMC)

21-23rd – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

26-30th – High School Placement Test

28th Late Start – Classes begin at 9:00am

Mr. Isanda
8th Grade/Science/Team Leader
kisanda
@holy-savior.org