Week of May 20, 2019:

Hello middle school students and families:

  • Thank you to all of the chaperones who sacrificed their time (and their REM cycles) to accompany the middle school students on their respective trips. We are deeply grateful to all of you!
  • MAP testing has wrapped up in the middle school. However, some students have not quite completed their tests, or were absent on some testing days. If you need to complete or make up a test, one of your teachers will let you know.
  • 6th graders will have a checkpoint quiz on forests of the Pacific Northwest this week; 7th graders will have a quiz on work, power, energy, and simple machines; 8th graders will have a quiz on the the genetic code (central dogma).
  • Students, now that spring break is in the past, MAP testing is over, and you’ve returned from your class trips, it may be tempting to believe that the school year is essentially over, and that we can all just coast to the end. However, such a belief is not reflected in objective reality. We have 4.5 weeks left, and we here at St. John School fully intend to make of most of these next few weeks. You’re not actually at the end yet.

Have a pleasant and very productive week,

Sven Tice

Week of May 6, 2019

Hello middle school students and families:

  • MAP testing takes place this week on Tuesday-Friday, from 8:30-10:00. Please do what you can to be at school at these times.
  • Progress reports go home on Thursday, May 9.
  • 7th graders, you have a test on evolution on Monday, May 13.
  • 8th graders will be in Washington, DC all of next week.
  • 7th graders will leave for their class trip on Tuesday of next week.
  • 6th graders will go to environmental science camp on Wednesday of next week.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice

Week of April 29, 2019

Welcome back, everyone; I hope you all had a restful, fun holiday break.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

  • 7th graders, your presentations on the evidence for evolution are due on Monday of this week.  (Please don’t act surprised; they were actually due on April 19.)
  • Many of you missed a quiz last week because of family travel. If you did miss this quiz, please arrange to make it up as soon as possible.
  •  Zero period algebra I students, please remember that you have a test on rational expressions this Thursday, May 2.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice

Week of April 15, 2019

Hello middle school students and families:

  • Easter break begins at 3:05 this Good Friday, April 19. The 7th graders will end the week by leading the Stations of the Cross at 2:00 PM.
  • 7th graders, your evolution presentations must be ready to go by Friday.
  • All 6th-8th graders will have checkpoint quizzes this week:

6th grade: biomes

7th grade: evidence for evolution

8th grade: heredity

  • Students, please do not forget that vacation has not yet begun; you still have a lot of work to do this week!

Have a good Holy Week and a joyous Easter,

Sven Tice

Week of April 8, 2019

Hello middle school students and families:

  • The 6th graders will be going to Carkeek Park to release their salmon fry on Wednesday, April 10, from 9:30-12:30. If you are a parent who has volunteered to drive and/or chaperone, please plan on being at school by 9:30. We should be back at school by 12:45. Students should be dressed for inclement weather, and bring water, a pencil and lunch with them.
  • 7th and 8th graders are doing a generally good job on their presentations of their inquiry projects. If you have forgotten the date you’re scheduled to present, please see me as soon as possible.

Have a nice week,

Sven Tice