Middle School Information, Uncategorized, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 9-13, 2020

Miscellaneous

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (Monday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 11)
    • Please see the link with the Spring parent-teacher conference schedule here.
  • Scholastic Book Fair March 9-13 Our class’s preview day is Monday, March 9 and our shopping day is Thursday, March 12
  • Show off your 5th grade spirit! Join us in wearing our 5th grade shirts every Friday
  • Important Dates for Fifth Grade Document

March 6 – Early release

March 9 – Baldwin Street Middle School Visit 10:30-2:00 (Mrs. Walenta’s class only)

March 10 – Baldwin Street Middle School Visit 10:30-2:00 (Mrs. Wysocki’s class only)

March 11 – Baldwin Street Middle School Visit 10:30-2:00 (Mrs. Ball and Mr. Cooley’s classes only)

Math:

  • We are beginning unit 6, Operations and Word problems.
  • Students should be completing MobyMax Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.

ELA:

  • We’re beginning a test prep unit, which is a review of topics covered in 5th grade.Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

Science: 

  • We’re continuing our unit: Go With the Flow which investigates invasive species and their impact on our waterways.

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing our fifth unit, Road to Revolution. We will be examining the events that led to the colonists declaring independence from Britain.
Middle School Information

Middle School Transition Dates

Parents,
Here are the last of the transition dates that you plan for this summer!  Please put these in your calendars! If you have any questions, please contact Jody Van Zalen (jvanzale@hpseagles.net) or Marc Arnoys (marnoys@hpseagles.net). 
August 15: 7p- 8p 6th grade and new student orientation
August 19: 8a-3p Walk throughs, Geskus here for school pictures
                  5p-7p Walk throughs, Geskus here for school pictures
August 20:  6:30p-8:30p Open house with Geskus here for school pictures
August 22:  8a-3p Walk through, but NO school pictures this day
Middle School Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 11-15, 2019

Miscellaneous:

Early Release:

  • March 8th

Conferences:

  • Georgetown’s spring conferences will be held Monday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 13. A conference confirmation slip was sent home last week.

Middle School Music Information Nights

  • The middle school music programs will be hosting 3 information nights for parents and students interested in participating.
  • All events are the same, so families may choose the option that work best for them:
    • Tuesday, March 12 – 5:30-9:00 PM – Riley Street Middle School
    • Wednesday, March 13 – 5:30-9:00 PM – HHS main campus media center
    • Thursday, March 14 – 5:30-9:00 PM – Baldwin Street Middle School

Book Fair:

  • The Scholastic book fair will be at Georgetown next week,
  • Our class will preview on Tuesday, March 12.
  • We will shop on Thursday, March 14 between 10:00 and 10:30.

Important Dates:

  • The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.
Middle School Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up? – Week of Feb. 25-March 1, 2019

Miscellaneous:

Parent Teacher Conferences:

  • Georgetown’s spring conferences will be held Monday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 13. A conference confirmation slip was sent home today. You can also see my conference schedule by clicking here.  

5th Grade Camp:

  • All parents who submitted an interest form for chaperoning at camp will be notified whether they’ve been selected by March 1.

Middle School Visit:

  • The 5th graders will visit Baldwin Street Middle School on Monday, March 4th. Watch the blog for further details.

Early Release:

  • March 8th

Important Dates:

  • The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here. Changes or updates will be made to the electronic copy as needed.

Math:

  • We are continuing Unit 5: focusing on division of whole numbers and decimals.

ELA:

  • We will begin a research unit in both reading and writing pertaining to the Revolutionary War.

Social Studies:

  • We will begin our social studies unit: The Road to the Revolution.
Middle School Information

Middle School Music Program Information

Is your fifth-grader interested in participating in one of the music programs in middle school?

Click here for information on the band, choir, and orchestra programs offered to middle school students in Hudsonville and how to determine which program or instrument might be a good fit for your child. Please take the time to review this information as there have been some changes to the process this year. Most notably, instrument fittings and choir information will be available during the evening meeting times rather than during the school day.

Middle School Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 26-29, 2018

Misc:

Important Dates:

March 26 – **Baldwin Street Middle School tour, lunch and registration for classes (afternoon)

March 30April 9 – Spring Break

April 10, 11, 12 & 17 – M-STEP testing dates for fifth grade. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the school day on these dates if at all possible.

April 13 – Early release

Math:

  • We will be finishing up Unit 6: Operations and Word Problems

ELA:

  • We are working on Text-Dependent Analysis which requires responding to reading through thoughtful, crafted writing.

Social Studies:

  • We will be having a social studies test on Tuesday on the Revolutionary War. Students should be using their foldable study guide and Quizzizz to review.
Middle School Information

Upcoming Social Studies Test and Course Selection Sheet Reminder

We will be taking a social studies test on the American Revolution next Tuesday, March 27. Students completed a foldable study guide that they should use to help review for the test. I also emailed students today with a link to a Quizzizz review game; this is another resource that students have found to be helpful in the past.

I also wanted to remind you that the pink middle school course selection sheets must be turned in to me by Friday, March 23. 

We will visit the middle school on Monday, March 26. Your child should have brought home a letter from food service regarding lunch for that day. You can also see a copy here.

Middle School Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 19-23, 2018

Misc:

  • March 19 & 21 – Information meeting for parents of students interested in middle school band or orchestra. Meetings are identical; choose ONE date:
    • Monday, March 19 Baldwin Street Middle School – 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, March 21 Riley Street Middle School – 7:00 PM
  • March 23 – Middle school course selection sheets due; turn in to your child’s classroom teacher.

Math:

  • We are continuing Unit 6: Operations and Word Problems

ELA:

  • We are working on Text-Dependent Analysis which requires responding to reading through thoughtful, crafted writing.

Social Studies:

  • We are wrapping up Unit 6: The Revolutionary War.
  • We will be taking the Unit 6 test the week before spring break.
Middle School Information

Middle School Course Selection Information

Counselors from Baldwin Street Middle School visited fifth grade classrooms today to talk with students about course selection.

  • All students take four core classes: ELA, science, social studies, and math.
  • Students can choose from a variety of exploratory options to fit their interests or their needs for additional support or challenge in specific content areas.
  • Students received course selection sheets. These must be filled out and returned to your child’s teacher with a parent/guardian’s signature by Friday, March 23.
  • For a more complete explanation of exploratory options, including course descriptions and promotional videos, see the BMS Counseling page.  
  • If you have questions or need more information, please contact Baldwin Street Middle School at (616)669-7750 or contact one of the counselors:

Music staff from the middle school also visited this morning to fit students for instruments.

  • Students had the opportunity to try out some different band and orchestra instruments.
  • Your child will be bringing home some information about these programs.
FYI, Middle School Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 5- March 9, 2018

Misc.

  • March 9 – Early release
  • March 12 & March 14 – Parent/teacher conferences – Conference times were sent home via email on Monday.
  • March 15 – Instrument fittings – Teachers from the middle school will be coming to Georgetown from 12:00 – 3:30  and will bring band and orchestra instruments here to have the students try them out.
  • For your convenience, we’ve added a list of important dates through the end of the school year to our blogs. To view this list, click on the “Important Upcoming Dates” tab at the top of the page.
  • Chaperones for fifth grade camp have been selected; parents who expressed interest should have received an email from their child’s teacher indicating whether or not they’ve been selected.