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

Week of May 6, 2019

Hello middle school students and families:

  • MAP testing takes place this week on Tuesday-Friday, from 8:30-10:00. Please do what you can to be at school at these times.
  • Progress reports go home on Thursday, May 9.
  • 7th graders, you have a test on evolution on Monday, May 13.
  • 8th graders will be in Washington, DC all of next week.
  • 7th graders will leave for their class trip on Tuesday of next week.
  • 6th graders will go to environmental science camp on Wednesday of next week.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice

Week of April 29, 2019

Welcome back, everyone; I hope you all had a restful, fun holiday break.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

  • 7th graders, your presentations on the evidence for evolution are due on Monday of this week.  (Please don’t act surprised; they were actually due on April 19.)
  • Many of you missed a quiz last week because of family travel. If you did miss this quiz, please arrange to make it up as soon as possible.
  •  Zero period algebra I students, please remember that you have a test on rational expressions this Thursday, May 2.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice