August, 2019:

Dear middle school students and families:

I look forward to working with you in the coming school year! Here are some things to remember as the school year approaches:

  • Students, please bring your supplies with you on the first day of school
  • Parents, you can find science information particular to parents here: Middle School Information for Families
  • Other information about science and algebra can be found in the sidebar
  • Zero Period math classes begin on Thursday, September 7 at 7:40 AM; please be at school by 7:35

I hope you enjoy the last weeks of your summer break. If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted here:  stice@st-johnschool.org

See you soon,

Sven Tice

 

Week of June 17:

Hello middle school students and families:

Thank you for an awesome school year. It was certainly a challenge for all of us sometimes, but I feel that students worked hard, learned a lot about their subjects and themselves, usually treated others with respect and kindness, and leave for the summer having grown a great deal. I look forward to working with the 6th and 7th graders next fall, and wish the 8th graders much success and happiness and they start their high school adventure.

Thank you,

Sven Tice

Week of June 3, 2019

Hello middle school students and families:

  • Zero Period Algebra ends on Friday, June 7.
  • Everyone in grades 6-8 has a science final exam on Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 7. (I hope you’ve been preparing for the past few weeks…)
  • School ends on Wednesday, June 19, in case you haven’t been thinking about it…

Have a great finals week,

Sven Tice

Week of May 28, 2019

Hello middle school students and families:

  • Algebra I students have their final exam this week, on Thursday May 30 and Friday May 31. Next week, we will resume our preview of geometry.
  • All middle school students have science finals on June 5 and 6.
  • We have a mass on Thursday, May 30. Please wear dress uniform on that day.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice

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