Week of May 30, 2016

Hello middle school students and families:

  • Any 8th graders who need to re-take science or algebra finals will need to do so by Tuesday,¬†June 7.
  • The last day of class for zero period algebra I is Friday, June 3.
  • The 6th and 7th graders have their science finals on Thursday, June 2 and Friday June 3. Please note that the 6th grade final has been moved back from its original date of May 31-June 1.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice

Week of May 15, 2016

Hello middle school students and families:

It seems to have happened breathtakingly quickly, but the homestretch appears to be right in front of us:

  • The 6th graders are winding down their environmental science unit for this year. We will be going to environmental camp next Tuesday, May 24. Before then, though, we’ll need to start preparing for the end-of-year, comprehensive final exam, which starts on May 31!
  • The 7th graders will continue to learn about biological evolution this week, but then we’ll need to turn our attention to that class’s final, which begins on June 2.
  • The 8th graders’ science and algebra final exams are this week. (Students are well aware of this.) The science final begins on Wednesday, May 18, and the algebra test takes place on Friday, May 20.

It’s going to be a busy last four weeks of school; let’s make the most of the time we have left!

Have a good week,

Sven Tice

Week of May 2, 2016

Happy May Day, Comrades:

  • The 6th graders continue to study Washington’s forest biome in preparation for our trip to environmental camp.
  • The 7th graders will dig more deeply into their study of evolution this week.
  • 8th graders will extract DNA from plant cells, and learn more about the role of DNA in inheritance.
  • In 8th grade Algebra I, we will dip a toe into formal geometry this week.
  • Congratulations to the 7th grade girls for winning the CYO volleyball championship. They beat a very talented opponent in convincing fashion.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice