As we've done the past few years in an effort to keep our students sharp, our current 7th graders, soon to be 8th graders, have a summer ELA assignment. They will have a quiz over this assignment on the 1st day of school. Each student has received a book (The Westing Game), the assignment and a bookmark with instructions to access it on the webpage if they lose it. Below is a link to a worksheet that goes along with the book. As we all know, reading is the key to success. Please help promote not only this ELA summer assignment but reading in general this summer.
With only one day left of school, my guess is that a lot of students are starting to show signs of depression because they miss learning. Couple of thoughts. A) Don't forget about our Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Every student should have a user login. B)....and this is for our current 6th graders/soon to be 7th graders.... follow this link to a Math Packet that our 7th grade Math Teachers put together. The last two pages are higher level math for 7th graders and are directed toward our STEM students but any student can give it a try. Our goal is that as you are enjoying your summer, you mix in a little reading and math to stay sharp.
This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World" and the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is here to help! Please download the document below (click on the picture) for a list of great resources and weblinks for students of all ages. These include centers to support and build basic skills such as reading and math as well as resources for students in grade 6 -12 to maintain basic skills and improve research skills to help prepare for life after high school with college or career information.
Here are some important dates for this year's 8th graders/next year SCHS Freshmen. Please pay close attention to the 9th Grade Orientation date of August 22nd and Saints Day of August 28th.
Here is a re-cap to our SCMS 6th Grade Orientation.
Great group of Future Saints. Looking forward to having them.
If you are a "Facebooker", please like our SCMS FB page. We use Facebook quite a bit to get information out to parents.
One of the main worries for incoming 6th graders is being able to open their lockers. My suggestion would be to buy an inexpensive combination lock for them to practice with over the summer.
Saints Day is Thrusday August 24th. Our 6th grade time is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. If you have multiple SCMS students/different grades you can bring them all at the same time. At Saints Day, students recieve their schedules, photo ID, textbooks, locker # and are able to tour the building.
If you have any questions at any time, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks again for sending us Great Kids.
Beginning next school year, SCMS will be joining the other ECSD Secondary Schools with new/earlier start times. We will be starting approximately 10 minutes after SCHS. Our Student times will be 7:36 am to 2:29 pm. The move is being made so that SCMS is aligned with the other secondary schools in the district for professional development purposes as well as transportation reasons. I realize that this could cause a few family scheduling/childcare issues. Future bus runs/times will be available from our transportation department later this summer.