Middle School News
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8th Grade Families
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A group of 8th graders Johnny Fox, Nathan Delaney, Drew Israel, Jack Nedved, Donovan Nigg and Parker Ryther are hosting a clothing drive on the week of December 17th as part of their Clothe the Naked service project. All clothing donations will be given to Bidwell Riverside,a private non-profit organization in Des Moines that runs a food pantry and provides child care for local families. You can donate gently used clothing for men, women, and children. The donation boxes will be located at the back of the church and in the school’s alcove. In January, our group will donate our time working at the Bidwell Riverside pantry. Join us in clothing the naked this Advent and Christmas season. Thank you so much for you support of our Work of Mercy service project.
Middle School Assessment Retake Policy
In order to retake an assessment the following steps apply:
- Student must request (student self-advocacy) or teacher may require a retake.
- Student must attend a reteaching session during study club with a teacher prior to the retake.
- Student must provide evidence that he/she has studied prior to the retake. Examples may include but are not limited to filling out a study guide, making flashcards, Quizlet, corrected work, practice problems, or notes.
- Student must take the assessment during a study club or study hall within two weeks of the original test date.
Middle school students participated in a retreat on Dec. 5 with several guest speakers. The topics included inclusion of peers, gossip, self-confidence, hygiene, being yourself amid peer pressure, and time management with school/activities.
Students had the opportunity to share in an Advent prayer service and reflection with Mrs. Franklin and Mrs. Safris.
Middle school students rotated in stations to relay races, creating an ornament craft, and watching the Grinch during our holiday party on Dec. 14.