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Middle School Matters - Jun 06, 2018

General Announcements:

Thank you for an amazing school year! We pray that your summer will provide rest and rejuvenation. We cannot wait to see you again this fall! 

Got Shoes? Give Shoes! Students will soon be cleaning out their lockers. If your child has outgrown their gym shoes this year, please instruct them to place them in a collection box in their hallway when they clean out their locker. Boxes will be placed in each hallway and the front lobby to collect the gym shoes which will then be donated to Baxter Community Center. Thank you.

Summer Camps at ACS - Take a look at what is being offered this summer at ACS!

Library books were due May 23. Do you have any left at your house? Help your student check to be sure all the books get returned to the library as soon as possible.

Summer Science Camps at Calvin College: Email for some super fun opportunities offered by Calvin College this summer.

Fifth Grade:

Goat Care - Please sign up to help with Goat Care during the summer weekends by clicking here. Instructions are linked here and also on the sign up. Goat helpers should come at noon to help bottle-feed the young goats. Please text Leah Sienkowski if you cannot come at that time. Her contact information is at the link above. Thanks to all of you for your help!

Band: Thank you for a great year in Band! Students have both book 1 and book 2. Have a great summer - try some of the new songs - enjoy the new books! Want summer lessons? Let Mrs. VN know by email

Bible: This week we wrapped up with some class community activities and chapel practices.

Math: Taco madness! It’s been so fun seeing everyone’s creativity through their taco truck businesses. Students finished drawing and constructing their taco trucks and found the area and perimeter of all of the trucks items.

Orchestra: Thanks for a fabulous year fifth grade string players. We learned so much and you are an awesome group! Have fun with your new books and sheet music as well. If you are interested in a few lessons this summer let Mrs. Kladder know.

PE: This week we wrapped up with some fun “summer” games. Thank you for a wonderful year!

Science: We created unique plants & pollinators this week. Students used their knowledge of the structures of each to create some pretty cool and creative things!

Spanish: We ended the year learning about Spain and doing some of our favorite activities from the year.

Sixth Grade:

Auction Items: We would love to collect new/gently used items for the 6th grade auction that will be held on Fri Jun 08. Please have your student bring the items to Mrs. Westrate or Mrs. Koetje. Thanks for considering a donation to celebrate the class’ good work this spring! 6th Graders are racking up their auction points in preparation for a good time.

Chicken Checkup: Please sign up to help with chickens on the weekends this summer by clicking here. Instructions are linked here and also on the sign up. Thanks to all of you for your help! Please note that we now have 2 separate areas that need attention for chicken checkup: the regular coop and the new area on the side of the barn with 36 small feathered friends!

6th Grade Celebration: Immediately following dismissal on Jun 08, join other 6th grade families in celebrating the end of the year. The group will eat at Pizza Ranch and then head to Dave & Buster’s (on 28th St) for a few hours of fun. Please RSVP or direct any questions to Jane VanderSloot at 616.460.0455 no later than Jun 06 so that she can make a reservation.


Band: Thank you for a great year in Band! Students have book 2 and lots of sheet music to play to keep them busy in music for the next 2 months. Have a great summer. Want summer lessons? Let Mrs. VN know by ACS email.

History: This week we finished Rome! Students took an open notebook test on Ancient Rome.

Language Arts: We finished reading The Wednesday Wars. Summer reading ideas here!

PE: This week we wrapped up with some fun “summer” games. Thank you for a wonderful year!

Orchestra: Super 6th grade strings- thanks for an awesome year! You are an amazing group to teach and learned so quickly. Have fun practicing the sheet music and contact Mrs. Kladder if you are interested in some lessons.Contact by phone or ACS email

Science: 6th graders finished their weather and water unit with a discussion on climate change.

Spanish: We ended the year with a new Wooly song, facts about Spain and a food day!

Seventh Grade:

Algebra (7th): We sent home geometry concepts to be looked over this summer with some IXL work that should be completed. I would recommend looking at it in July/August as many of the concepts were covered in Algebra this year and even in the past few weeks. Geometry Prep Work.

Band: Thank you for a great year in Band! Students have lots of sheet music to play to keep them busy in music for the next 2 months. Have a great summer. Want summer lessons? Let Mrs. VN know by ACS email

PE: This week we wrapped up with some fun “summer” games. Thank you for a wonderful year!

Math: Take time each week to practice IXLs to keep your skills sharp. Have a great summer!

Orchestra: Thanks for a fantastic year. Have fun this summer practicing the new sheet music and if you want some summer lessons call or email Mrs. Kladder. Have a wonderful summer.

Science: What an awesome year of investigating God’s wonderful creation!

Spanish: We ended the year with a new Wooly song, facts about Spain and a food day!

Eighth Grade:

Grand Rapids Christian High School Cross Country coaches invite all runners interested in running XC to join them at the Annual XC Kickoff Meeting at Coach Jager’s house on Friday, June 8 from 5:30-7:00. Meet the coaches and team members, obtain information, pick up summer running schedules and camp applications, eat some food, and of course play some lightning in the court. Bring your family and join in on the fun. Coach Jager lives at 1910 Pokogon SE GR (near the high school).

No School tomorrow, Jun 07, or Jun 08.

Graduation Jun 07: Thornapple Evangelical Covenant Church - students arrive by 6:15pm. Graduation begins at 7:00pm.


Band: May God bless and keep you, band members! Thank you for 4 years of music at ACS. Come back to visit, I would love to hear about your high school experiences!

Geometry: Enjoy your summer!

Language Arts: Students will be able to pick up their completed, printed Book of Memories as a memento - these will be left in the front lobby after Thu, Jun 07

PE: Thank you for a wonderful year!

Orchestra: Thanks for making music in orchestra these past 4 years! You are an amazing group of very talented musicians and I will miss each and every one of you! Continue to bless the world with your music.

Spanish: Spanish placement tests are done. Placements for GRCHS have been made and told to the students. Placements for NPC have not come in yet. I (or a counselor) will inform parents/students of their placement soon via email. Parents with questions may gladly email me at Thank you for a great first year at ACS!

Athletics:

Fall Sport Sign-ups will be from Mon, May 14 - Sunday, August 6. Please visit the Wildcats Athletics website to register.

Fall sports practices may begin the week of Monday, August 13

Golf Opportunity. If you would like to participate in fall Golf thru GRCMS please click here: GRCMS Golf Sign-Up