6: January 2016

To All: 
 
Happy New Year. We are fast approaching the mid-point of the year and for the most part things are going well. 
 
Following are comments/information in regards to the Eagle Team and specifically the Eagles Social Studies classes. 
 
* EXAM SCHEDULE: 
 
25 and 26 Jan 2016: Review days and full school days. 
 
27 Jan 2016: 1st period will test 
28 Jan 2016: 2nd period will test 
29 Jan 2016: 6th and 7th periods will test 
 
*** All students will take the mid term exam. If your student is absent you will need to coordinate with Administration for make-up day/time. 
 
*** All students present were issued their Exam Study Guide on Thursday, 14 January during their class with me. They need to be studying it now!! There is a two page, short answer Study Guide that is worth 5 XC Exam points and another 100 point homework grade if turned in on exam day. 
 
*** On 27, 28, 29 January students will be released to go home at 1145. Breakfast will be served at school on these days, but there will be no lunch service. 
 
*** There will be snacks sold during the 20 minute break between exam periods. Examples are Gatorade, chips, etc. Most snacks cost a dollar. 
 
 
* Monday, 1 February is a Teacher Workday and there will be no school for students. Report cards for 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester will come home on Friday, 5 February. 
 
 
A couple of concerns: 
 
Most students have made the transition to Middle School but there are a few that are still struggling with the increased rigor, the more serious nature of Middle School, the faster pace, etc. If your student is in this category please continue to work on them at home and to impress upon them that they are at JEJ Moore Middle School for an education and anything outside of that mission is a distraction. 
 
Please continue to check your students Agenda for homework but remember that my standing assignment every night is for them to study. 
 
 
Thank you for your continued support. 
 
 
R. Leary 
Team Eagle-Social Studies 
rleary@pgs.k12.va.us 

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