Week of December 17

Hello middle school students and families:

  • There is noon dismissal on Friday, December 21.
  • Please remember to gather in the church at 8:15 on Monday to mark the 3rd week in advent.
  • 7th and 8th graders, you should have begun work on your research papers by now; they are due on January 15.
  • 8th graders, you have a quiz on chemical reactions on Wednesday this week.
  • 6th graders, you have a quiz on protists and fungi on Thursday this week.
  • Zero period algebra I students have a test on exponential expressions on Thursday.

Have a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year,

Sven Tice

Week of December 10

Hello middle school students and families:

  • The second trimester starts Monday, December 10.
  • Report cards for the first trimester will go home with students on Thursday, December 13.
  • 7th and 8th graders, please do not forget that you need to submit a three-page research paper to me by January 15. At this point, you should have already begun looking for research resources. See me if you have questions about this assignment.
  • Students, teachers and interested family members will gather in the church for a brief advent prayer on Monday, December 10, to kick off the second week of Advent.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice

Week of December 3:

Hello middle school families and students:

The end of the first grading period is fast approaching (it ends of December 7), and with it comes our last batch of summative assessments (i.e., tests):

  • 6th graders have a test on the characteristics of life, viruses and bacteria on Tuesday, December 4.
  • 7th graders have a test on classical physics on Wednesday, December 5.
  • 8th graders have a test on the nature of matter on Wednesday, December 5.
  • 7th graders have reconciliation on Thursday, December 6.
  • Everyone has mass on Friday, December 7; it will be a dress uniform day.

Have a nice, and hopefully productive, week,

Sven Tice

Week of November 19

Hello middle school students and families:

  • Please remember that we have a mass on Monday, November 19, and that it is a dress uniform day.
  • 7th and 8th graders, we will begin working on research papers soon. Please start thinking about your topic; it should be related to the topic of your inquiry project.
  • There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Thereafter, I’m hopeful we will have an extended stretch of normal work weeks and actually get some work done.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Sven Tice

Week of November 12, 2018

Hello middle school students and families:

  • 7th and 8th graders, your problem/question for your inquiry projects are due on Thursday, November 15.
  • 6th graders will start work on the structure of bacteria this week.
  • 7th graders will continue using simple mathematical models to predict the motion of falling objects.
  • 8th graders will continue to learn about the organization of the periodic table of the elements.
  • Algebra I students will begin a review of systems of equations this week.

Have a good week,

Sven Tice