Week of November 27, 2017:

Hello middle school students and families:

I hope you all had a fun week with your friends and families. Here are this week’s reminders:

  • The 1st trimester has ended. If you’ve been considering submitting late work, it’s unfortunately too late. Report cards will go home with students on Thursday of this week.
  • Dr. Crowther will continue to teach all of the middle school science classes this week. Beginning next week, I will resume my normal teaching duties. Dr. Crowther will be with us until Friday, December 8.
  • 7th and 8th graders, start to think about your research papers for your inquiry projects. The topic of your paper should be closely related to the topic of the project overall.
  • Zero period algebra I students have a test on exponential expressions on Monday, December 4.
  • 6th graders, please remember to put a complete heading on everything your turn in to me. This includes your first and last name, the date, the assignments, the learning outcome, and the SLE.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice

Week of November 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Monday is a dress uniform day due to a scheduled mass that day.
  • The end of the first trimester is Tuesday, November 21. Be sure to turn in any late assignments by that date!
  • Report cards will go home on Thursday, November 30.
  • Algebra I students, there will be no zero period math class on Tuesday, November 21. Sorry about this. 😉
  • Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24 are free days in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

I hope everyone enjoys some quality time with their families this week,

Sven Tice

Week of November 13, 2017

Hello middle school students and families:

The end of the first grading period is fast approaching, and with it there are some major assignment deadlines on the way:

  • 7th and 8th graders, your “problem” (inquiry question) and interest statement for your Science Inquiry Project is due on Monday, November 13.
  • 7th graders, your egg drop project reports are due on Monday as well; I’m sorry about the unfortunate timing here.
  • 7th and 8th graders also have summative exams this week, on Friday, November 17.
  • 6th graders, you don’t have anything major coming up, but there is one last checkpoint quiz to prepare for this Friday; the topic will be viruses and infectious disease.

Dr. Crowther, our student teacher, will assume all of my science teaching responsibilities, in all three grades, starting on Wednesday, November 15. He will be the lead teacher for two weeks. Classes will revert back to me during the first week of December.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice

Week of November 6, 2017

Hello middle school students and families:

  • 7th and 8th graders, since November 10 is a holiday, your problem/question for your Science Inquiry Project is due on Monday, November 13.
  • 8th graders, you have a unit exam, on cell biology and genetics, on Friday, November 17. Dr. Crowther will write and administer this test.
  • 7th graders, you also have a unit exam on November 17, on classical physics. Start studying now. Cramming is a very bad idea in general, and particularly so in this case.
  • Congratulations to the six 7th/8th grade boys who got up early on a Saturday morning to participate in a math competition at Blanchet High School. All the boys had pretty respectable scores, and one of them won the individual competition outright. Congratulations to all of you! You are among the reasons I keep doing this.

Have a great (if somewhat short) week,

Sven Tice