Welcome Back.

Have breaks gotten shorter? Is time moving faster? Both? Well here we are. It was nice to get back into the swing of things this week. Christmas will be here before we know. Here’s to fitting in much learning as we can into three (now two) weeks!

Wednesday, December 6 – Whole school pajama pizza dance party – for 100% participation in 29 Hours. Wear pajamas all day. Pizza lunch.

Tuesday, December 19 @6pm – 2nd – 8th grade Holiday Show in the WCDS Gym

2-8th grade kids arrive in classrooms by – 5:30 

6-8th grade report to the community room

(5th grade arrive at 5:15)

Doors open at 5:30

Wednesday, December 20- Half day. 11:30 dismissal. No aftercare.

Thursday, January 4th- Students return @10 AM.

7th Grade Newsletter

  • English w/ Mr. Rouse – Students finished their presentations this week since we didn’t get to present them before break. We also continued our vocabulary unit and have started reading short stories since we don’t have enough time to complete a novel before break.
  • Pre-Algebra w/ Mrs. Boldrick – We started the week learning about one-step equations using multiplication and division and then moved to reviewing one-step equations using all four operations. By Friday, they were confident with their abilities and even solved an escape room project using their algebra skills. Next week, we’ll move on to 2-step equations.
  • Algebra w/ Mrs. Murray-In algebra this week, we solved absolute value inequalities, linear inequalities, and learned about the triangle inequality theorem.  Friday, we began reviewing for our quiz on Tuesday.
  • Music w/ Mrs. Chelsey – The students are doing well at getting their parts down on their instruments for “Silent Night”. I appreciate their focus and the hard work will pay off!!! 
  • Art w/Mr. K – I’m late to the party, but middle school art has been working with washable markers to create watercolor style art work. The subject matter was to take a skeleton and have it do something in everyday life, lol. I know, right. The other goal was to understand techniques with marker and water and see how creative they could be with a commonly white skeleton. Another great thing in class was having a guest speaker, Mandy, who is related to one of the excellent 8th-grade middle schoolers. She works at the M+ museum located in Hong Kong. She spoke about her work at the museum as the Senior Registrar for M+ and what other behind-the-scenes activities happen in museums. I’m pretty excited to get into some digital work after the break, but until then, Great job!
  • Science w/ Mrs. Farris – Students have been challenged to connect science to their passion. A mini research project is underway. Students first identify reputable sources to gather background information, facts, and connections to science. They were challenged to think about how science could improve and potential careers related to their passion.