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Weekly Update 02/20 - 02/24

General Announcements: 
  • If your student was absent last week, please make sure they typed their essay on Google Docs and "shared" it with me.  They also need to turn in their Government Project Packet as soon as possible.  
  • No School on Monday, February 20th
  • Social Studies will be handing out 6 week progress reports.  These will have their major project grade reported on them.  
  • Ms. Lovas hopes to have Benchmark scores updated on the Online Gradebook by Wednesday, 02/22.
  • Time Line project due, 02/22
  • Map of Oceania due for "A" day on 02/23
  • 02/24: Black History Month Presentation, Kramer campus, 7 to 9 pm
 
World Cultures Updates: 
Monday, 02/20:
No School
 
Tuesday, 02/21:
Create poster or Google Slides for Time Line project.  This is the last project work day.
Homework: Project due Wednesday, 02/22 at start of class 
 
Wednesday and Thursday, 02/22 - 02/23:
Turn in Project on Wednesday
Turn in map of Oceania, "A" day students on Thursday 
Power Point notes on World Religions
Homework: None 
 
Friday, 02/24, "B":
Map of Oceania, due on 03/07
Homework: Map of Oceania, 03/07
 
 
 

Valentine's Day Dance

Friday, February 17th
5 to 9 PM for Middle School (White Top)
6 to 10 PM for High School (Gym)
 
$5 per person or $8 for two
Bring money for concessions

Lovas Homeroom News

Students have requested a Valentine's Day party on Tuesday.  This is okay as long as they bring enough Valentines for all homeroom students.  The party would be at the end of Brain Power on 2/14.  
 
Student Names:
Luke 
Lielt 
Hannah 
Jakob 
Noor 
Garrison 
Kylie 
Angela 
Gustavo 
Emily 
Logan 
Elysea 
Ezinne 
Reagan
Paola
Chardell 
Jerry 
Jalen 
Ricardo 

Weekly Update 02/13 - 02/24

General Announcements: 
  • If your student was absent last week, please make sure they typed their essay on Google Docs and "shared" it with me.  They also need to turn in their Government Project Packet as soon as possible.  
  • Social Studies Benchmark on Friday, 02/17  Students should leave their backpacks at home and plan to bring only a pencil, a book to read, and lunch.  
  • No School on Monday, February 20th
  • Time Line project due, 02/22
  • Map of Oceania due for "A" day on 02/23
  • 02/24: Black History Month Presentation, Kramer campus, 7 to 9 pm
 
World Cultures Updates: 
Monday, 02/13
Students will work on how to read time lines, understand the differences in the calendars, find elapsed time, and learn how to calculate centuries.  
Homework: None 
 
Tuesday, 02/14
Continue lesson on time lines. Play centuries game.  Worksheets in class may be completed as homework if they are not finished.  Possible Pop Quiz on time lines.  Start research for Time Line project using books.
Homework: finish classwork 
 
Wednesday, 02/15:
We will be in the media lab researching dates for Time Line project. 
Homework: Project due Wednesday, 02/22 at start of class 
 
Thursday, 02/16:
Create poster or Google Slides for Time Line project 
Homework: Project due Wednesday, 02/22 at start of class 
 
Friday, 02/17:
Social Studies Benchmark
Homework: None
 
Monday, 02/20:
No School
 
Tuesday, 02/21:
Create poster or Google Slides for Time Line project 
Homework: Project due Wednesday, 02/22 at start of class 
 
Wednesday and Thursday, 02/22 - 02/23:
Turn in Project on Wednesday
Turn in map of Oceania, "A" day students on Thursday 
Power Point notes on World Religions
Homework: None 
 
Friday, 02/24, "B":
Map of Oceania, due on 03/09
Homework: Map of Oceania, 03/09
 

Weekly Update 02/06 - 02/10

General Announcements:
  • Monday, 2/6, is early dismissal for Student Led Conferences.  It is a half, "B", day. Conferences are from 12:45 to 2:15 or from 5 to 6:30.  Please let your homeroom teacher know which time you plan to attend.  
  • Social Studies Benchmark on Friday, 02/17  Students should leave their backpacks at home and plan to bring only a pencil, a book to read, and lunch.  
  • No School on Monday, February 20th. 
World Cultures Updates:
 
Monday, 02/06, "B" Day
Students will work on their maps of SW Asia.  These maps are due on 02/14.  
Homework: Map of SW Asia 
 
Tuesday, 02/07 and Wednesday, 02/08:
We will be in the media lab typing our essays.  
Homework: Final project (essay and poster) due Thursday
 
Thursday, 02/09:
Presentations of posters and essays 
Homework: None
 
Friday, 02/10 "A" Day:
Map of Oceania 
Homework: Map of Oceania due on Thursday, February 23
 

Small pencil sharpeners needed

All of our pencil sharpeners are gone!  If possible, Social Studies needs small handheld pencil sharpeners donated!  
 
Thank you! 

Weekly Update 01/30 - 02/03

Announcements:
  • Progress Reports: Wednesday, February 1st 
  • Spring Pictures: Wednesday, February 1st 
  • Science Benchmark: Friday, February 3 (no backpacks)
  • Student-Led Conferences: Monday, February 6 (1/2 day, "B")
  • Map of SW Asia due on 1/31 for A day and 2/14* for B day (*this date has changed)
Monday, 01/30 and Tuesday, 1/31:
Work on group project in class, due 1/31
Homework: Group project (poster board, Prezi, etc.)
 
 
 
Wednesday, 02/01 and Thursday, 02/02::
Rough draft on Government Essay, due 2/7
Homework: Rough Draft 
 
  
Friday, 2/3:
Science Benchmark - no backpacks.  Students should only bring a pencil, book, and lunch.  
Homework: none

Weekly Update 01/23 - 01/27

Announcements:
  • Math Benchmark: Friday, January 27th (no backpacks)
  • Progress Reports: Wednesday, February 1st 
  • Science Benchmark: Friday, February 3 (no backpacks)
  • Student-Led Conferences: Monday, February 6 (1/2 day, "B")
  • Map of SW Asia due on 1/31 for A day and 2/9 for B day
Monday, 01/23:
Continue lesson on Fake News.  Review Author's purpose and Determining Point of View.  
Homework: Whatever isn't completed in class.  Potentially the last article on fake news.  
 
Tuesday, 01/24:
Introduce Government and Citizenship Project and go over rubric
Homework: Get rubric signed by parents 
 
Wednesday, 01/25:
Media Lab - research government 
Homework: project
 
Thursday, 01/26:
 Media Lab - research government 
Homework: project
  
Friday, 01/27:
Math Benchmark - no backpacks.  Students should only bring a pencil, book, and lunch.  
Homework: none

Weekly Update 01/17 - 01/20

Announcements:
  • Math Benchmark: Friday, January 27th
  • Science Benchmark: Friday, February 3
  • Student-Led Conferences: Monday, February 6 (1/2 day, "B")
Tuesday, 01/17:
Point of View lesson.  Discuss Author's point of view.
Homework: Map of Asia (due 1/17 today for A day and 1/19 for B day)
 
Wednesday, 01/18:
Discuss character's point of view in novel, Bull Run.  
Homework: Bull Run, character's point of view
 
Thursday, 01/19:
How to tell real news from fake news.  A lesson at looking at reliable sources.  Discuss Author's purpose.  Map of Asia due for B day students.  SW Asia maps distributed to all classes.  
Homework: None 
 
Friday, 01/20 "A":
SW Asia map
Homework: SW Asia map (due date to be determined)

Weekly Update 01/09 - 01/13

General Announcements: 
  • Please have students bring in their $10 and permission slips to attend the two field trips planned for January 12 and 13th.  So far no one has volunteered to chaperone to the Library so please consider chaperoning on 1/13. 
  • Middle School dance on Friday, 1/13.  
  • No school on Monday, January 16th
  • Math Benchmark, Friday, January 20th. 
Social Studies Updates: 
*** I changed the due date for maps of East Asia.  It will be due on Tuesday, 1/17 for A day students and Thursday, 1/19 for B day students.  
 
Monday 1/9:
Finish up letter writing and questions in "Students, Engage!".  Whatever students don't finish in class will be homework, due tomorrow.  Start "The Global You".  Students will learn about global citizenship.  
Homework: Finish "Students, Engage!"
 
Tuesday 1/10:
Work on "The Global You".  Whatever students don't finish will be homework due on Monday.  
Homework: "The Global You" due on Monday 1/9
 
Wednesday 1/11:
Determine Point of View lesson.  
Homework: None 
 
Thursday 1/12:
Point of view lesson continued.  
Field trip to the movies!
Homework: None
 
Friday 1/13:
Field trip to LBJ library
Homework: None

Spring Musical

Dear Families,

 

This year’s secondary spring musical will be Alice in Wonderland! All students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate! All students wishing to be a part of the cast and crew of the musical will have the opportunity to be involved.

 

Acting auditions will take place on Tuesday, January 17th from 4-6pm in Ms. Fulks’ room.

Singing auditions will take place on Wednesday, January 18th from 4-6pm in Ms. Fulks’ room.

 

All students must attend acting auditions. Any students wishing to sing solos, in small groups, or in the chorus should plan to attend singing auditions, as well. Students will only need to prepare approximately 1 minute of a song. Students may choose any song to audition with.

 

Students in the cast should plan to be available for rehearsals 1-2 days a week through the end of January and February, 2-3 days a week in March and April, and 4 days a week in the last weeks before our performances. Any students wishing to be in the backstage crew should be sure to let Ms. Fulks or Ms. Zeitler know in January. Students who participate in the backstage crew will not need to attend rehearsals until March.

 

Our performances will take on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th. It is imperative that all students wishing to participate in the spring musical are available for both performance dates.

 

We will do our best to create a rehearsal schedule that accommodates students with other outside activities, but it is not logistically possible to do so perfectly. Students should be aware that no matter what part they play in the musical, their attendance is crucial. Being in a show is a commitment; we are all dependent on one another and therefore must all be dedicated and present.

 

We ask for a $10.00 donation for each participating student that will be put toward royalties, props, costumes, and set creation. Please know that involvement in the musical is not dependent on ability to pay. We want all interested students to take part in the show!  

 

We are looking forward to getting started in a couple of weeks! If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Ean Fulks at efulks@nyos.org or Dory Zeitler at dzeitler@nyos.org.

 

Thank you!

 

Dory Zeitler and Ean Fulks

 

Field Trip forms and information

Sixth grade is taking a two day field trip on 1/12 and 1/13.  We need parent drivers since our bus only holds 50 students and there are 78 students and 5 teachers.  I've attached the three forms that need to be submitted prior to approval as a chaperone.  Please turn the three forms into your child's homeroom teacher or Ms. Lovas.  
 
Thank you so much!
Amber Lovas

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Amber Youney Lovas
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Social Studies
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