Ms. Egan’s Newsletter 2/25

Hello Middle School Families!

All grades have begun writing an opinion/argumentative essay on the Change Requires Effort novel. 7th and 8th grade final drafts must be completed and turned in no later than Friday, 3/2. 5th and 6th grade are still in the rough draft stage of the writing process, so their essay will not be due until the 3rd trimester begins. For all grades, writing an effective argumentative/opinion essay is our key focus for the next week.

Reading: All students must have a silent reading book by Monday. We are taking a break from novel study, so all grades will be doing independent reading assignments.

In US History, we are wrapping up our chapter on the first presidencies, and will have the test on Wednesday, 3/7. Ancient Civilizations is also wrapping up our Ancient Hebrews chapter and will have the test on Thursday 3/8. These test grades will not be on the second trimester report card.

8th Grade Portfolios: Slide shows are due in 2 weeks. Students have already written their paragraph but should work on memorizing it to be recorded. We have photos from school on the school computers, but students should also be using photos from their lives outside of school. Please share them with your 8th grader! After the slide show, the next step is for students to have their binders in order. This will be done in class since all of their materials stay here. Binders are due at the end of March.


Ad space for the yearbook is due NO LATER than Friday, 3/2. Please see online form:

Early Dismissal Wednesday, 2/28

2nd Trimester ends on Friday, 3/2

Early Dismissal Friday, 3/2

Academic Decathalon Saturday, 3/3