Grades 6-7-8 Math and Science

WELCOME TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL!

MATH, PRE-ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA, SCIENCE

MISS SISKO

mathandscience@sttheresaotcj.org

phone: (610) 838-8161 ext. 20

IMPORTANT MIDDLE SCHOOL POLICIES

Click on the link below for the Guidelines for Middle School

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REMINDERS

Please check your child's planner each day to see what homework is assigned for that day. In the middle school, homework is assigned daily and not weekly. Lessons sometimes take longer than the planned time so homework is assigned as lessons are completed.

Click on the links below to read about expectations for the math and science classroom and requirements for homework.

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WEBSITES FOR MATH/ALGEBRA PRACTICE

www.AAAmath.com

www.easymaths.org

www.coolmath.com

www.figurethis.org

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!! 6-8 PM

MATH MAINTENANCE is very important in middle school math. Every week we will complete a maintenance sheet - students must make sure they are making corrections and asking questions when I ask, "Any questions?" At the end of the week, there will be a 5 question quiz on the maintenance sheet. I will choose 5 problems from the sheet and put them on the quiz. PLEASE encourage your child(ren) to study these sheets because maintaining math skills is essential in order for the students to do higher level math problems. We do go over EVERY problem!

**REMEMBER MATH MAINTENANCE QUIZZES USUALLY WILL BE EVERY WEEK

Mathcounts GRADES 7 & 8 PERMISSION PAPERS DUE FRIDAY, 9-15-17

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Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, and friends that joined us for the Back to School night! It was great seeing all of you, especially our alumni that are proof of the wonderful family we have at St. Theresa School! Remember to check this website for information about projects, due dates and other happenings in the middle school! Off to a great start!

IMPORTANT DATES:

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 Speeches, posters due for any 7th or 8th grade student running for an office position

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Voting for student council officers and representatives

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Induction for Student Council at Mass

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 Celebrating Feast of St. Theresa at Mass

OCTOBER 5, 2017 8TH GRADE PARENT MEETING 6-7 PM

NOVEMBER 8, 2017 Science Research Plans due; LVSF paperwork due

FEBRUARY 10, 2018 Tentative MATHCOUNTS Competition

FEBRUARY 26, 2018 Science projects due

MARCH 10, 2018 LVSF at Rauch Field House, Lehigh University

WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2017

SCIENCE RESEARCH PLAN TIME!!

Middle school students will begin working on their science research plans this week. We will be doing a lot of the work in class this week and some of next week. Students should be able to complete much of the work in class if they are focused on the work. The final plan is due on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017. The link below is the information/permission form that the students will be working on in class.

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FORTY HOURS SCHEDULE

Monday, 10-16-17 MASS 8:45 AM ADORATION

Tuesday, 10-17-17 MASS 8:45 AM ADORATION; 7:00 PM CLOSING SERVICE - ALL STUDENTS EXPECTED TO ATTEND (SCHOOL UNIFORMS - NO SHORTS PLEASE)

Wednesday, 10-18-17 NO SCHOOL

Thursday, 10-19-17 12 NOON DISMISSAL CONFERENCES

Friday, 10-20-17 NOON DISMISSAL CONFERENCES

8th GRADE PARENT MEETING - Open the link below to read about the fundraisers discussed and important dates. Please email me with any questions or possibly other ideas. Thank you for your support of our children!

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 23, 2017

Middle school students are working on their science research plans. We will continue to do work in class this week and some of next week. Students should be able to complete much of the work in class if they are focused on the work. The final plan is due on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017. The link below is the information/permission form that the students will be working on in class.

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The link below is the rubric for writing the final research plan.

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The Lehigh Valley Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Rausch Field House at Lehigh University. I will be attaching the forms to fill out and I am encouraging the students to consider participating in the science fair. Please see the letter in the link below.

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2018_LV_Science_and_Engineering_Fair_Form__1_**Please print a copy of the forms, fill out all of the areas with * , and send to school or download, fill out electronically and email to mathandscience@sttheresaotcj.org

THURSDAY, 10-26-17 **Seventh and eighth grade Student Council members: remember to wear gym uniforms, long sleeves, for Adopt-a-Road.

THURSDAY, 10-26-17 CHESS CLUB 3-4 PM in 8th grade classroom. Please bring a chess set if you have one to share. Thank you!

WEEK OF DECEMBER 4, 2017 HAPPY ADVENT - PREPARE YOUR HEARTS FOR JESUS!

ST. THERESA JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

**If you received the papers to fill out for the Junior Honor Society remember they are due on Wednesday. 12-6-17. NO LATE papers will be accepted.

**SCIENCE PROJECTS ARE DUE ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2018**

Rubrics will be going home by next week. Boards will be available from the school. Research plans will be returned so the students can begin their projects. Research plans must be corrected and resubmitted with the final project board. I am looking forward to great science projects!

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