Dear Team Omega student,
It is our pleasure to welcome you to Team Omega. The information is intended to help you and your parents/guardians prepare for the 2013-2014 school year.
Mrs. Urey, Language Arts
Mr. Himes, Science
Mr. Stump, Social Studies
Mr. Klinedinst, Math
Meet the Teacher Night
When: Monday, September 9th, 6 to 8 PM (gym uniforms will be sold from 5 to 6 in the cafeteria)
Where: 232, 271, 278, and 280.
What: You will have the opportunity to meet the team teachers and receive a brief overview of your child's schedule.
When you do your back-to-school shopping, we suggest the following:
* four one-inch hardcover, three-ring binders, preferably different colors
* two three-hole punched pocket folders
* notebook paper
* pens, pencils and erasers
* USB flash drive
* a calculator
This year students will study life science. Major units include ecology, cells and the three domains of living things. As part of our study of the domains, we will be dissecting various representative organisms.
An emphasis will be placed on writing to express ideas. Expect to see two to four homework assignments per week and extensive use of the assignment book. There will also be labs on a regular basis.
In this course, the student will learn about the history and culture of some of the greatest ancient civilizations. Topics covered will include: early man, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, medieval Europe and the Renaissance.
These cultures will be studied in an open-minded manner examining how ancient peoples’ contributions have shaped our modern way of life.
The content covered will include applications with decimals, patterns and number sense, applications with fractions, integers, surface area and volume, ratios, proportions, percents, and probability. Concepts of algebra will also be introduced.
A strong emphasis will be placed on problem-solving skills as well as how mathematics relates to the everyday lives of middle school students. Also, this course will prepare students for the study of higher mathematics.
In Language Arts class, we will focus on the critical features of the five-paragraph essay as well as build well-developed paragraphs through details and examples. Grammar rules will be studied weekly and incorporated into daily writing. We will also study various genres of literature and work on vocabulary skills. Finally, students will be expected to read two books per marking period and prepare a variety of book projects.
The goal of Language Arts class is to encourage students to become independent readers and writers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How will my child know what assignments he or she has?
A: Students are required to use their assignment books. If there are blanks or the word "none" is written too often, emphasize to your child that you expect to see assignments written. All assignments are posted on the team website.
Q: Are students allowed to eat snacks?
A: Yes. Omega policy will be that students may eat healthy snacks at the beginning of period 3. This should not be messy, disruptive to the class, nor be shared. No candy!
In order to make your back-to-school shopping experience easier and to minimize clothing issues, please remember the following:
*no exposed midriffs
*shorts should be of an appropriate length for a school setting
*pants and shorts need to be worn around the waist (underwear should not be visible)
*no tank tops
*low-cut tops should be avoided
Last Modified on June 6, 2013