Announcements

Parent contact survey

Please fill out the survey from the link below so that I have your correct contact information for the 2018/2019 school year.  Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/a/rps30.k12.ar.us/forms/d/1_xqIqf3wUEkLOJooa8Qt_Uo6H-iZowu2StoI1RIiHAE/viewform?usp=send_form

Quiz Bowl teams and tryouts 

The first round of tryouts for Quiz Bowl will be held in the library during the 2nd week of school.  The 1st round will consist of a written trivia test.  Students scoring in the top half will be invited to the 2nd round. 

The 2nd round of Quiz Bowl tryouts will be held in the REACH room during the 2nd, maybe 3rd, week of school.  The second round of tryouts will consist of determining how committed students are to being successful on the QB team.  QB requires a commitment to studying common topics that appear in competitions.  We are looking for kiddos who want to be here, have fun, and learn along the way!  A great attitude is a must.  Students exhibiting special skill in a particular area that can assist our team (fast math skill is a high need) will be given first priority for team spots regardless of overall scores.  

Practices will be held on Wednesdays from 3:05-4:15.
(Students should bring snacks and drinks with them.  Parents, if you'd like to send something for the whole team we would LOVE that!)

There will be a 6th grade team that consists of 10 players.

There will be a combined 7th/8th grade team that consists of 10 players.  (Competition for this team is always very tight as there are kids from 2 grade levels vying for just 10 spots.)

Parents, if you'd like to volunteer to help out, we would LOVE to have you!  Any questions, please ask me!

Playing time is allocated based on students performance during practices. Not every student will play during competition time. 


Quiz Bowl Tournament Dates
Competition for 6th will be mid November.  
7th/8th is December 1 during the school day.  

Google Classrooms signups for students

We will use Google Classroom almost daily throughout the year.  It's essentially a place where we can keep all of our assignment sheets (you can print directly from here), it helps keep us organized, reminds us of due dates, you can ask questions about assignments, and parents can use it to see exactly what we are working on and what is coming up.  It's our interactive way of being able to communicate and work on projects at your own pace!  Go to the link below, and use your school email (your username that you login to the computers with and @rps30.k12.ar.us  Example: John Smith would be jsmith01@rps30.k12.ar.us .  Then use your e= and your lunch number password.  Example: e=123321 )

https://classroom.google.com/


6th grade use code: 

7th grade use code: 

8th grade use code:


Class projects and events

6th Forensics and Criminology
6th graders will explore forensics and criminology throughout the year. Students will hear from many guest speakers over a variety of topics, complete hands-on labs, and work with a simulated program to practice their skills. The culmination of our unit is a day-long field experience with professionals in the field. 

7th grade Global Market
We will hold our marketplace to sell the products that we have created during our economics and entrepreneurship unit to help raise our tuition for our Heifer trip.
GM will be held during December, date TBD.

7th grade Heifer Dates
As our culminating experience for REACH and the 7th grade year, we visit Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas for an overnight experience.  
Our overnight trip is typically in early May. 
We will depart EMS at 8:00 and arrive back the following day around 2:00

Read Across America Day
8th graders will visit Bonnie Grimes for Read Across America Day in March to celebrate literacy and the great master, Dr. Seuss!  

Chess Tournaments
Several of our local schools host chess tournaments for area students. There is one in fall and winter as well as an invite only champions tournament in April. Registration cost is $5.  See Ms. Duncan to pre-register.



Scholastic Books
If you are looking to buy books for your child, Scholastic.com has great deals.  If you enter our class code at checkout, L3YDT , we will also earn bonus points to order books for our classroom library.  Which is ALWAYS awesome and super appreciate
d!  

https://clubs2.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/LogonForm