- The Winter Gala is this Thursday, December 18th on the DGS stage! The event will be held from 5pm - 8pm, include singing performances by the Kindergarten thru 4th grade classes at 5pm, and middle school performances at 7pm. The evening also includes an Art Walk intermission and a silent auction for teacher experiences usually available at the spring auction. More information went home in last week's Thursday Folder.
- Winter Break is nearly here! No school for students Friday, December 19th thru Monday, January 5th. Students return Tuesday, January 6th.
- Here's another 100 Mile Club plug! Most students have passed the 25-mile mark and simply need to pay the $10 fee to receive a 100 Mile Club T-Shirt. Click here for more information and please send in $10 if you haven't already (checks can be made out to DPS).
We are finishing our novel. We will take a final on Wednesday. After the break, we will start a unit that will focus on non-fiction and history at the same time. Also, look out for a reading challenge over the break.
Students are working on drafting chapters for a companion book. We are hoping to get a couple chapters drafted before break. Students are welcome to do some writing over the break.
We continue our study of the global economy as we prepare for International Towne in January. This week, we'll discuss scarcity, opportunity costs, and global interdependence as well as switch gears to discuss topics in personal finance, including interest and the "Rule of 72".
This will be a heavy testing week in math... We will check on our overall progress by taking the summative exam we took at the beginning of the year and also complete a mid-unit exam on rational numbers to make sure we're on track. This is critical information to inform instructional plans moving forward. Please make sure your child is well rested and attends everyday. Remember to check your student's SchoolNet account for quiz results and check here for assignments and lessons. We are in lessons 15 and 16 this week. Remember, tutoring is held Tuesday afternoons, 3:45-4:45!
Monday - Lesson 15: Problem Set # 1-8.
Tuesday - Lesson 16: Problem Set # 1-3.
Wednesday - None. Summative Exam Today.
Thursday - Winter Math Challenge: 10min/day on IXL.com
Friday - No School (Teacher Work Day).
Have a great week!