February / March 2021
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING?
Math: Our 6th grade scholars are working on algebraic expressions and equations. Students are evaluating expressions by substituting, simplifying and writing equivalent expressions.
Reading & Writing: Students have successfully completed their I-Ready Mid Year Diagnostic. They are reading the novel Freak the Mighty, working on informational texts, and figurative language.
Science: Our young scientists have studied heat, thermal energy, and temperature. Students will apply this information to discover how the climate is affected by a changes in global temperature.
Social Studies: Our 6th grade explores have learned about hominids, early river civilizations such as Mesopotamia and Egypt and will continue to learn about World Religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Math: 7th Graders are working on exploring Rational Numbers (positive and negative whole numbers, fractions, and decimals) with Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities and incorporating real-world examples.
Reading & Writing: In reading, scholars are working on applying their knowledge of reading skills to the idea of inquiry where they build upon their knowledge of the world to become researchers and experts on a topic of their choice. In writing, students are gathering and synthesizing information, organizing their ideas and establishing a point of view in order to transmit information about the topic to the reader. Overarching themes include Science, Technology and Health.
Science: Our young scientists are exploring the different types of chemical reactions and then how the shifts and movements of the Tectonics Plate can cause earthquakes.
Social Studies: Students are learning about how the Constitution serves as the foundation of the US government and outlines the right of citizens, including federalism, checks and balances, and the Bill of Rights. Then investigating the impact on Native Americans and the motives for the growth of the Western Expansion of the United States through the first half of the 19th century.
Math: Math 8 students are working on completing Linear Equations which includes solving multi-step equations and slope. After which we will be moving into Functions. Algebra 1 students are solving Quadratic Equations using square roots and factoring.
Reading & Writing: In reading, our scholars are working on applying their knowledge of reading skills to the idea of inquiry where they build upon their knowledge of the world to become researchers and experts on a topic of their choice. In writing, students are gathering and synthesizing information, organizing their ideas and establishing a point of view in order to transmit information about the topic to the reader. Overarching themes include Global Issues, Politics and Current Events.
Science: Scientists are studying Newtonian Laws and the calculation of Momentum. Regents classes are learning about the Sun, Moon, Earth system and stars. They are exploring how the sun and moon affect life on Earth.
Social Studies: Our 8th grade explorers are learning about World War I through the 1920’s. This period of study includes the Harlem Renaissance, which influenced mainstream recognition of ideas and cultural development.
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Owura Gyamfi, Kastriot Hakaj, Denise Aguirre, Starlyn Morel, Jezrel Tumpap, Brianna Burgos, Valeria Sanchez, Noah Massey, Jesus Ramales, Joseph Santiago, Azzarin Ali, Dwayne DeLeon, Winnie Okai, Brayan Roman-Jimenez
Josh Evangelista, Hunter Wade, Michael Cervantes, Vianely Nava, Yadiel Francisco, Jazmin Rojas, Gabriella Sanchez, Alex Fermin, Alanood Abdullah, Eduard Demaj, Dylan Perez, Urdiales Castro Michael Jr., Nicole Agyemang, Genesis Lopez Farcierth, Hillary Flores, Jonathan Roman Rosen, Afua Manuh, Antonio Zamora
Ruben Harling, Daphne Franco, Naliyah Phillip, Valeria Barrios, Kemarley Clarke, Mohamad Saad, Isabella Cosinga, Karen Cordova, Geser Aggag, Alana Borbon, Kayla Diaz, Yordeliz Romero de Paula, Logridio Tallilari, Daniel Ponce, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Patricia Martinez, Michelle Degante, Amir Saad, Christopher Pepra, Shishir Das, Michael Vales, Santa Mieses Rodriguez, Jaylen Odamtten
Isaac Mensah Obeng, Brad Cumbe, Jansel Ramirez Nova, Diego Ponce, Jonathan Bello, Allieshay Aldea, Kayla Wade, Natalie Segura, Michael Rios, Marie Guzman, Mavely Almonte Bonilla, Evelin Castillo, Alana Johnson, Joan Martinez, Beatrice Oduro, Nina Kennett, Allison Cuahuey Iturbid
Souleymane Barry, Victor Nikolov, Robmariel Tejada, Daliara Camacho, Yadiel Francisco, Vianely Nava, Michael Noel, Julian Evangelista, Maximilian Tepanohaya, Bryce Ketter
uwaida Abubakar, Evelyn Bundy, Henry Rosas, Michelle Degante, Patricia Martinez, Luis Osario, Douglas Espinoza, Luckyerick Aldea, Jaylen Odamtten, Joshua Gomez, Lucero Ramirez, Valeria Barrios, Cristian Linares, Mohammad Saad, Talysha Bonilla , Zakaria Sidat
February 9 – Virtual after school for students begins
February 11 - Parent Discussion
February 12 – Lunar New Year (no school)
February 15-19 – Mid-winter recess (no school)
March 4 – Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 29-April 2 – Spring recess (no school)
Blue: Cohort A
Yellow: Cohort B