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Volume 1, Issue 1 PIONEER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL—6TH GRADE NEWSLETTER April / May, 2009 Jaguar Journal Mark Your Calen- dars: • April 22nd Internet Safety Parent Night, 7:00 6th Grade • In-Service No School — Reading Math Science April 26 & 27 • Talent Show—May 14 We will end Story Town on During the 4th quarter we will 4th quarter we will begin our 9:00 the “Outer Limits.” We will be preparing the students for study of plant and animal cells • Spring Fling—May 14 be reviewing the skills: 7th grade math. We will be and will also explore the sys- • Assessment Bowling focusing on these skills: tems of the body. Specific Party—May 21st • Drawing and evaluating skills we will be learning about conclusions • Calculate rates, ratios, • 6th Grade Award Assem- include: bly—May 26 1:30 proportions, and percent • Summarizing • Celebration Park Picnic— of a number • The cell theory (all organ- May 27 isms are made up of one • Characterization • Add, subtract, multiply • Last Day of School—May or more cells) 28 • Answering questions and divide positive and negative integers • Cells are the basic unit of Library—Mrs. Continue to look for spelling life O’Kane • Use formulas to deter- and vocabulary lists weekly. The library will celebrate mine temperature, area, • Characteristics of the National Library Week April https://www- volume, surface area, cir- immune, nervous, and 12th -16th with many contests k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/ cumference, and perime- respiratory systems and activities. In addition we start.do ter will host the popular buy one, While talking about the body get one free bookfair April Username: last name first • Know and apply formu- systems, we will also reinforce 19th-23rd. May is just around initial las, A = L x W, A = l/2 the importance of nutrition the corner, and with that in bh, A = π r2 and exercise. mind, all PRMS library books Password: Jaguars are due May 14th. Counselor Corner—Mr. Social Studies Collins Math Placement As we continue to explore the ancient civilizations we will dive into the world of Eligible students will be tested to determine if they the ancient Romans. As we study the Romans we will learn about their culture, qualify for advanced math government, and the way they ruled the world. We will spend time discussing placement in 7th grade. the life and death of Julius Caesar. When we wrap up our time studying Rome Students qualify for testing on the basis of assessment we will begin to study the Middle Ages. scores, grades and teacher recommendation. Parents of testers will be notified. Jaguar Journal 6th Grade Page 2 Vocal Music— Mr. Art– Ms. Lempka Computer—Mrs. Hansen FACS—Mrs. Little Fibelkorn 2nd & 8th Hr. vocal music The sixth graders are currently Fourth Quarter Computers is Your student is about to become students will be performing never a chore, improving our an entrepreneur! Even though studying how symbolism is a concert, The Best Little used in art, and will be creat- keyboarding is a skill that is never some of them might not know Theater in Town, on a bore. Using a spreadsheet is exactly what this word means yet, Mon., May 17 at 7:00 p.m. ing a drawing using symbols to always a treat, entering in data, they are about to find out first in the PRMS auditorium. describe their personality. and graphing to make it com- hand! In the 6th grade class, the During the time spent in art, Jazzy Jaguars members will plete. How do you present in students get to create their own the students will have the op- front of a group, PowerPoint will business from start to finish com- also present their final portunity to work with help without a doubt. Lots, and pleting projects such as: Signs, choir concert, A Disney marker, paint, clay, and print- lots of things to do, May will be Flyers, Business Cards, Newspa- Spectacular, on Thurs., May 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the ing ink. coming way too soon. per Ads, Surveys, and Cost of Materials. PRMS gym. Band—Mr. Foreign Lang.—Mr. Ind. Tech—Mr. P.E.—Mr. Peyton Wealthall Carlisle Thiesfeld and Mrs. Essex Strike up the band! With Pioneer Ridge Middle School Synergistic Missions is a math, We are hoping that the great anticipation and excite- sixth grade Spanish students have science, and technology program weather will cooperate and we ment, band students are for elementary school students. It will be able to get outside sev- been working very diligently on a preparing their music for is a hands-on, student-centered, variety of activities. They have eral days this quarter. Some the final concert of the year. cooperative-learning system that is learned how to count, say the of the activities will include: Please mark your calendars setup to be developmentally ap- football, softball/baseball, and plan to attend the alphabet, and say a few basic propriate for students. Missions spring concert scheduled offered to 6th grade students soccer, and fitness testing. phrases. These students have an for Tuesday, May 18 include Matter Matters, Energy, Students will want to be pre- enthusiastic attitude toward learn- (6:45 p.m.) in the PRMS Simple Machines, Circuits, Engi- pared for cooler weather on ing. They have also worked on a Auditorium. neering, and Technology and “outside” P.E. days. variety of learning games. Design. Orchestra—Mr. March & April Students of the Month Wallace What an exciting year it has been! As we get ready for March April the May 13 Concert (7:00 p.m in the Auditorium), I Danny Beyer Tony Walker want to make sure everyone remembers to turn in their Mariah Rollwagen Chanze Wipf homework. We will have a bowling party on May 14th Aubrey Stricker Austin Crim for people that turned it all in. You also should be proud that we are now in Book 3! Great job, I’m very proud of you!
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