Week of January 14:

Hello middle school students and families:

  • 7th and 8th graders need to submit their research papers to me on Wednesday, January 16.
  • 7th and 8th graders, your Inquiry Project problem, interest statement and hypothesis are due on January 22. If you’re an 8th grader doing an engineering project, instead of a hypothesis, submit a list of possible alternative solutions for your original problem/objective.
  • I will be away from school on Thursday and Friday of this week, to attend a workshop. If you have questions between January 17 and 21, I will not be available to answer them.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice

Week of January 7, 2019:

Welcome back, students and families! I hope you all had a peaceful, fun, and energizing Christmas break! Here are some reminders for this week:

  • 7th and 8th graders, your research paper is due on Wednesday, January 15.
  • 6th graders, we will begin to use textbooks this week. We’ll start working on earth science, so bring the book entitled “Geological Processes and History” with you to class. The textbook includes and online version, which we will use occasionally. You will need to write down your username and password in your notebooks; please don’t lose this information.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice

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