Week of January 18:

Hello 7th/8th grade students and families:

I hope you have had a restful and reflective weekend to mark the MLK holiday. As I do every year, on Monday I watched Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It’s right up there with Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and not only impresses me,  but inspires me to be a better human being.

Here’s what’s going on this week in the subjects that teach:

  • 7th graders continue to learn about our own moon, and the moons and planets of the solar system.
  • 8th graders will begin work on the behaviors of waves (reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference).
  • All 7th and 8th graders need to submit the hypothesis for their inquiry project on Wednesday, January 20.
  • Algebra 1 students will continue working on factoring this week, a necessary prelude to quadratic equations. This can be challenging for some students. I encourage students to reach out to me if they’re confused.

Several 8th graders will be coming to school this week and next for a chemistry lab; I very much look forward to working with these students in person.

Have a great week,

Sven Tice