December 10, 2013
Today the students had a presentation about cyberbullying. A detective from the child exploitation department of the CPD gave a very scary, very enlightening presentation of the dangers surrounding our unlimited access to the internet, including many websites that many children have had access to. Websites that allow anonymous messaging can be very dangerous and harmful to those who are vulnerable. We know it exists, and thought it would be beneficial to your children to hear it from someone who has dealt with both sides of this problem, the bully and the bullied. Please ask your children about this presentation. Please discuss this dangerous activity with them, and please monitor their internet activities.
The detective has agreed to come and speak with the parents. Please mark your calendar for the evening of January 15. More information will be provided at a later date.
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Sept 16, 2013
The deadline to hand in the Walking Warriors shirt form is due on Sept 17th. Please submit this form and indicate what size shirt your child wears.
Permission forms (2) for our Field Trip coming up to Iron Oaks is Sept. 25th. Please fill out both permission forms and submit the cost of the trip ($30.00) no later than 9/25.
Sept 9, 2013
St. Ignatius Jr. High Scholastic Bowl
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Scholastic Bowl is a team competition with five contestants. The format is
similar to a quiz show, using a buzzer system with questions generating from
a broad spectrum of academic areas such as history, current events, general
knowledge, and math. It is a rotation tournament with each member being
guaranteed a minimum of 4 matches resulting in an afternoon playoff and
A pizza lunch will be provided for participants and coaches. Only teams who
are in the playoff will stay for the afternoon session.
If you are interested, please contact one of the Jr. High teachers. Only one
team per school will be allowed.
August 19, 2013
Please plan to attend Meet the Parents night Wednesday August 28 at
We will meet in church where it will be cool! Though most of you know our
goals and expectations, it's always good to hear them again as a reminder. At
this meeting, we will be handing out the Junior High Discipline Policy, which
is a little more detailed to meet the needs of this age group.
You can take the policy home, cut off the bottom, sign it, have your child
sign it, and please give us your email address, as that is our best form of
communication. Send the bottom piece back and hang the bright reminders on
your frig! The Junior High Team is ready to go!
The homework for all subjects will be listed on each of our homework pages,
not just the homeroom homework, and even though we post our homework on this
site, the students are still expected to write it down in their planners in
the event the internet goes down, which we all know is a possibility!
Please remember to return all the notes that were in the registration packet,
especially the emergency card. I am sure more things will be coming home soon
so it would be good to get a jump on things!
Again this year, grades will be posted on the Powerschool website. If you do
not remember your user name or password, please contact the office as soon as
possible. I do not have access to that information. Please check your grades
on a regular basis. I return assignments as soon as I have them graded. The
grading scale is posted on the powerschool site. This year grades will be
updated every 3 weeks. Because they are readily available at all times, there
will be no official progress report
Homework will be posted on this site every night under the 209 Homework tab.
If I am told what the homework is in other classes, I will post that as well.
However, I am not responsible if there are any mistakes in the posting of
homework for classes that I do not teach. You need to check the websites of
the other teachers.
Students are still responsible for copying down assignments in class before
leaving for the day. We write down the assignments each day on a homework
board. This ensures that students will bring home the necessary books.
To get ahead start on Reading this year, students may bookmark their Reading text book (make sure students are typing in the password a 0 and not an o):
The link to the online Reading text book is included as well as the student's pass code.
Student passcode is: BFB0934A68
Go to the Link Section on left under class calendar and follow directions to access Literature Book!
I am looking forward to a spectacular year!
2013 Incoming 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Summer Required Work
Students are required to complete the following assignments for math and reading over summer. The work will account for their first grades of first trimester. If the work is not completed, students will receive zeros.
Reading Required Work
The reading work for students is to read 3 books from the attached Battle of the Books list and do one of the following assignments:
A) Read 3 books that have Accelerated Reader tests and successfully pass the tests with a 70% or higher when we return in the fall.
B) Read 2 books that have Accelerated Reader tests and successfully pass the tests with a 70% or higher when we return in the fall and read 1 book that does not have an AR test. For the book that does not have the test, you must write a 10 question multiple choice quiz with the answers attached. You must also cite the page in the book where you found the answer.
Math Required Work
The math work is to log onto Mathletics.com to complete 500 points each week for 6 of the 10 weeks of summer vacation. The weeks do not have to be consecutive, but you must complete 500 points for six individual weeks. The 500 points/week should take approximately 30 minutes per week.
BOB 2013/2014 List
*Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
*Peak by Roland Smith
*The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
*Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
*Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
*The Boggart by Susan Cooper
Pigman by Paul Zindel
Travel Teamby Mike Lupica
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Double Vision by F.T. Bradley
Wonderby R.J. Palacio
Chomp by Carl Hiassen
Island of Thieves by Josh Lacey
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
*Nothing But the Truth by Avi
*Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz
*City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
*Marked: A House of Night Novel by P.C.Cast
*Mergers by Steven Layne
Books marked with an *, have Accelerated Reading tests. Battles will begin in October (we will have an exact date at the beginning of the school year), with the final round taking place during Catholic Schools Week.