Marking Period 1

Attention Students:

Please note that the grade in your StudentConnect has NOT been finalized for Marking Period 1.

Please wait until you receive your report card to have any major issues to be addressed.

Thank you for your ongoing patience in this important and sensitive matter.

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Molina HOPE Coat Drive Update/pre-registration nearing capa

“Greetings-

I wanted to share this opportunity to assist DPS students in receiving a free coat from Molina Health Care. The email below and attached flyer have all the information on how to pre-register for a coat. Hopefully, this will help those in need of a warm apparel for the winter. Please share.

Thank you for your partnership for the 2017 Molina HOPE Coat Drive. I am pleased to report that your outreach is working, and our pre-registration numbers are rising quickly. That being said, I wanted to gently remind you to please encourage your participants to register ASAP to guarantee a coat. While we will do our best to keep registration open until November 13th as previously communicated, if we reach capacity we will need to close it. At that point, all remaining people will be given coats on a first come/first serve basis on December 2nd at Second Ebenezer Church and coats cannot be guaranteed.

Again, people can register at www.molinahealthcare.com/HOPE. If they do not have computer access, they may call 248.729.4923 and their request will be addressed as quickly as possible.”

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ALLIED HEALTH CLASSES : CORNELL NOTES (A NOTE-TAKING STRATEGY)

Students: Open the two attachments below for a sample of how to write pertinent textual information by using the Cornell notes strategy based on the Cornell note-taking system that was invented in the 1950’s by Walter Pauk, who was a professor at Cornell University.

Cornell Notes Sample

DOK-Question-Stems(with emphasis on level 2 and level 3.)

An overview video of Cornell Notes Strategy: https://youtu.be/F8H030ZGyFg

 

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Matter and Change Test Retake!

Since the classroom teacher has been absent, the test retake have been rescheduled to be done in each of the regular student’s hour. For example, if you signed up for the retake and you are in my first hour, then you retake will be done during first hour, and so on.

For ONLY those who took the initiative and signed up by Monday, the 16th of October 2017 will be granted the retake; the rest of the students will simply move on with the subject matter.

Note that upon the return of classroom teacher, the retake day and date will be assigned, prior to the ending of the marking period. 

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An AWESOME Opportunity for Our Students: Superintendent/Executive Director’s Student Advisory Council

Greetings:
Dr. Maleyko has an exciting opportunity to extend to our middle school students for the 2017-18 school year. He is expanding the concept of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) to include middle school students and the Executive Directors. The purpose of the Superintendent & Executive Directors’s Student Advisory Council (SEDSAC) is to provide leadership opportunities for 7th and 8th grade students with a focus on community service, social issues that impact their education and overall district related concerns. The first meeting for the SEDSAC will convene December 6, 2017 but the on-line application process begins tomorrow. Students may apply if they meet the following criteria: (1) Excellent attendance (2) 2.5 G.P.A. or higher (3) Willing to collaborate with fellow students (4) Demonstrate problem solving, creative thinking, initiative, and a desire to make positive change (5) Exhibit communication & presentation skills (6) Adhere to the policies in the District Student Code of Conduct (7) Attend monthly meetings during the school day and balance your academics (8) You are in the 7th or 8th grade. The deadline for application submission is October 31, 2017. Please post this link on your website for easy student access and share with staff. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns.                        https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZiVO4x_sybTO5S9jmI9SWE_0y49hXppMCiLHmeCaw3NHpkA/viewform
Thank you,
Ms. Danene Charles
Superintendent/Executive Director’s Student Advisory Council (SEDSAC) Application 2017

Yes, this is new & innovative! Dr. Maleyko is expanding the concept of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) to include middle school students and the Executive Directors. Two years of successful student leadership at the high school level has ignited a spark for our middle school students to have a similar experience. The purpose of the council is to provide leadership opportunities for 7th and 8th grade students with a focus on community service, social issues that impact their education and overall district related concerns. The Superintendent/Executive Directors’s Student Advisory Council (SEDSAC) for middle school students will debut December, 2017. Students, if you meet the following requirements, please apply: (1) Excellent attendance (2) 2.5 G.P.A. or higher (3) Willing to collaborate with fellow students (4) Demonstrate problem solving, creative thinking, initiative, and a desire to make positive change (5) Exhibit communication & presentation skills (6) Adhere to the policies in the District Student Code of Conduct (7) Attend monthly meetings during the school day and balance your academics (8) You are in the 7th or 8th grade. October 31, 2017 is the deadline for application submission.

 

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O.L. Smith Middle School Parent Talk

For all our interested parents, please see the attachment below regarding, “Increasing achievement and decreasing discipline issues with effective Parent Talk.” We encourage all parents to join and attend regularly to further benefit their children throughout the school year and beyond.

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Forces, Motion, and Energy: Chapter 2, Section 2: Newton’s Laws of Motions

Students are to read pages 44-50 on Newton’s Laws of Motion in the textbook titled Forces, Motion, and Energy that can be found on Google classroom. Students are to create their Cornell Notes in their notebooks using the following essential question:

Describe, illustrate, and give an example on each of Newton’s three laws of motion.

This assignment will be scored as a formative grade, as a means of preparation for a project on the same material to be explained at a later date.

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TEST: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017: MATTER AND CHANGE

Students will be evaluated upon our study of matter in terms of its physical and chemical properties, as well as its physical and chemical changes. This will encompass our study of the concepts and/or ideas about the behavior of matter, as well as the properties of acids, bases, and pH/pOH. Furthermore, students will be assessed upon their learning skills of balancing chemical reactions into chemical equations, as well as identifying the type of each reaction.

What to study? What to study? What to study?

1) Students are very highly recommended to study their classroom notes that also include  our class demonstrations and homework assignments.

2) Students are to study the key concepts and ideas on pages 200-223 in our online General Science textbook that were selectively reinforced by our class demonstrations.

3) Students are to study the end of each section review, because there are a series of reinforcement review questions to help them determine how well they understand the ideas and concepts in each section. Go over ALL of those that were assigned as a review.

4) Students are to check the iblog for any previous and pertinent attachments that are related to our recent work on matter, since the classroom teacher has informed the students that they are responsible for any posting and to stay up-to-date on the iblog postings.

5) See attachment below:

8TH GRADE GENERAL SCIENCE REVIEW QUESTIONS

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More Balancing Equations-IF NEEDED!

Students, use the link below (copy and paste it into your web browser) if you feel you need more practice. This means you can practice until your heart is content!

http://www.chembuddy.com/?left=balancing-stoichiometry-questions&right=balancing-questions

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Practice Balancing Chemical Equations!

Students feel free to print and practice on balancing the chemical reactions in the attachment below.

Practice Balancing Equations!

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