Ms. Egan’s Newsletter 2/11

Hello Middle School Families,

I hope everyone is continuing to stay healthy!

This week, 5th and 6th graders finished Bud, Not Buddy! The unit theme project (Bloom Ball) will be completed and put together on Monday. The unit assessment will be on Tuesday 2/13. Students should study their vocabulary words and the main events of the story. After the assessment, students will begin writing opinion essays based on the novel and theme.

7th and 8th graders are on their way to completing their first draft of the Of Mice and Men argumentative essay. They all have great claims so far, and I look forward to seeing the direction each student goes with his/her ideas!

In US History, we have moved into the first presidency and first political parties. Tests were returned, and the re-learning presentations will be due Wednesday 2/14.

In Ancient Civilizations, we began our study of the Ancient Hebrews. This week, we mapped Abraham’s journey from Mesopotamia to Canaan. Tests will be returned Tuesday, and the re-learning presentation will be due Thursday 2/15.

No Slime – please make sure your student is not bringing any slime to school. This can be experimented with and played with at home, but it is too messy for school.

8th Grade Wednesday Mass: 8th graders are in charge of Wednesday mass for the rest of February. Please attend if you can!

8th Grade Portfolios: Students have written drafts of their personal statement for their slide show, and should be gathering pictures of themselves over the weekend and putting them on their flash drive. These pictures do not have to be from school. Students have the freedom to pick photos of themselves living the SLE’s as long as they can explain why each reflects one SLE. They will need at least 1 photo per SLE.


Valentine’s Day School Celebration – Tuesday 2/13

Ash Wednesday – Wednesday 2/14

School Families – Thursday 2/15

No School Friday 2/16 – Monday 2/19