IDA CANNON MIDDLE SCHOOL
E2 Before and After School Program
For information about E2, Before and After school program, email Summer Hagemeier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Grades 6-8 can enroll in E2. Morning hours are from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., Monday through Friday. After school hours are from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Evening transportation provided if needed. Snacks, homework help, tutoring, and enrichment activities available. Fifth-grade students may still enroll in Explorer's Club.
EMS Curriculum Overview Guide
Please click below for a general EMS guide and overview of curriculum taught at each grade level.
Parent Portal Update
The parent portal has been upgraded this summer to include a mobile app for accessing your student's data. Instructions for downloading and using the app are in the attached document titled "Student 360 Mobile." The parent portal will also have a different look when logging in on a PC and the attached document titled "Student 360 Navigation for Parents (1)" provides instructions for using this new interface. Finally, if you haven't signed up for the parent portal, you will find a copy of the parent portal agreement attached. Please complete this form and return it to your building office in August. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
EXPLORER'S CLUB NEWSLETTERS
Timothy Georgie, son of Ed and Cindy Georgie of Elsberry, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Missouri National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the University of Missouri-Columbia on Friday, March 31, 2017. Timothy is a seventh grader at Elsberry Middle School. He won the local Geography Bee at Elsberry and then qualified for the State competition based on his high performance on the National Geographic Bee written test.
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees.
Each state champion will receive $100, the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 14-17, 2017. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and all-expenses paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll.
Soup-er Bowl winners
Each year the week before the famous Super Bowl, the MS Student Council host the “Soup”er Bowl for grades fifth through eighth. The teams compete by bringing in cans of soup that count as one point each, with the cans going to the high school, NHS Operation Backpack Campaign. This year in the five days, the students brought in 1254 cans, the most ever. The top four winners in the fifth and sixth grade and the top four winners in the seventh and eighth grade advisories get to go to the gym and compete in Soup-er Bowl Challenge, which consists of fun activities to pit one class against another. Those classes that didn’t make the cut still get to go to the gym and root for their favorite teams.
Topping the fifth and sixth grade classes were Mrs. Pratt’s class with 281 cans, followed by, Mrs. Braden’s class, 226 cans; Mrs. Rockwell’s class, 199 cans, and Mrs. Lorenson, 151 cans. Making the cut for seventh and eighth grade advisories were Mrs. Heras seventh grade advisory with 155 cans, followed by, Mr. Robinson’s, 102 cans, Mrs. Boedeker’s, 52 cans, and Mrs. Sadler’s, 48 cans.
Those needing homework help can make arrangements to stay in the BRAVES room from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is a teacher there to help students each evening. Help is also available before school from 7:45 to 8:10 a.m.
Multiplication Strategies--Lattice Method
If you would like to see a video demonstrating the lattice method of multiplication, like our 5th graders are learning, see the link below. We teach three different models of multiplying, including the traditional method.
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