Week of March 27, 2017

Hello middle school students and families:

  • The middle school science fair takes place on Thursday of this week (March 30), from 1:00-2:30 PM and 7:00-8:30 PM. All 7th and 8th graders are expected to attend both sessions.
  • 7th and 8th graders, you will need to show me your science fair display boards on Wednesday, March 29.
  • 6th graders, you will be beginning work on a project on biomes this week.

This is sort of a busy week for all of us! Peace,

Sven Tice

Week of March 20, 2017

Dear middle school students and families:

Welcome to the Vernal Equinox! Here are this week’s announcements:

  • The middle school science fair takes place on Thursday, March 30, from 1:00-2:30 and 7:00-8:30. Students, at this point I expect you to have completed your data collection; you should be working on organizing that data, figuring out what it means, and working on your lab report and display board. Parents, if you are interested in being a judge at the science fair, and I hope you are, you can sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084caaa72baaf58-stjohn1

 

  • The 6th graders are now well into their study of environmental science, which will take them most of the way to the end of the year. We will go to environmental science camp during the week of May 16.
  • The 7th graders, in addition to finalizing their science fair projects, are designing ways to keep humans alive during a journey to Mars and back.
  • The 8th graders are studying cell structure and functions.
  • Zero period algebra students took a test on radical expressions last week; results were mixed.  Results are available on PowerSchool.

Have a nice week,

Sven Tice

Week of March 13-17

Hello middle school students and families:

Things are heating up in middle school science!

  • 7th and 8th graders, the middle school science fair takes place on Thursday, March 30. Please plan on being in attendance in Egan Hall from 1:00-2:30 PM and 7:00-8:30 PM on that date. By now, you should have completed your actual experiment or engineering project, and be working on your finished product (display board, apparatus and lab/engineering report.
  • The 2nd trimester ended on Thursday of last week; report cards go home on Thursday, March 16.
  • Zero period algebra I students, you have a test on radical expressions and trigonometric ratios on Friday, March 17.
  • 6th graders, you have a checkpoint quiz on Friday, March 17; the topic is energy flow and interactions within ecosystems.
  • 7th graders’ checkpoint quiz will cover human space exploration.
  • 8th graders checkpoint quiz will cover the structure of plant and animal cells.

Have a happy yet productive week,

Sven Tice

Week of March 6, 2017

Hello middle school students and families:

  • The end of the 2nd trimester is Thursday, March 9. If you need to turn in late work or make up a test or quiz, you need to do it by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8.
  • The science fair takes place on Thursday, March 30 from 1:00-3:00 PM and 7:00-8:30 PM. 7th and 8th graders, my expectation is that your investigations are well under way if not completed at this point, and that you’re working on organizing your data.
  • We need parents to judge science fair projects again this year. Look for an email with a link to a sign-up during the next week.
  • 6th graders have just completed creating board games that teach about salmon habitat needs. They did a wonderful job, creating informative and creative games about PNW salmon species.

Stay warm and dry this week,

Sven Tice