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Hello Everyone, 

Upcoming events:

March 23rd- PBIS March Mix Up Day

March 29th- grades close (extended a week due to weather)

April 6th- report cards 


Reading- We are in Chapter 6 of Girl Stolen.  For the rest of the week we will be working on comprehension activities. We are also prepping for SBAC and NWEA assessments right now. We are working on vocabulary for questioning, multiple choice questions, and open-ended (short response). We are working hard to prepare students to better themselves on both assessments. 


Social Studies- We will learning about Buddhism and comparing the beliefs of Confucius. This will include a Venn Diagram. Then we will work on the beliefs of  Hinduism. Continue to check Google Classroom for homework. 


Science- We are completing a unit on the water cycle. Students will have a visual dictionary due on Monday and a project due next Friday, the 23rd. The project will involve a raindrops journey through the water cycle. After completing the waster cycle unit, we will have a short unit learning about earth’s atmosphere.


English-Academic vocabulary quiz is Friday, March 23rd. Word list has been available on Google Classroom. We are working on paragraphs 2-5 of argument essays. Students will continue to meet with me one on one or in small groups to receive feedback and strategies to improve their writing.


Math-Mr. Dryer is out and will send his own week ahead. 


Have a great rest of your week and an even better weekend!!!

Mrs. A & TEAM 6


Developing Red Raider Pride! 

2 girls in pink working on art project

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 26, 2018
    • Special Meeting - Student Matter 6:30 PMDerby Police Department, 125 Water Street, Derby, CT 06418Agenda
    Mar 27, 2018
    • Student Health and Safety Committee 6:30 PMCentral Office 35 Fifth StreetAgenda
    Mar 29, 2018
    • 3rd Marking Period Closes Irving School
    • 3rd Marking Period Closes
    • Negotiations and Personnel Committee 6:30 PMCentral Office 35 Fifth StreetAgenda
    Mar 30, 2018
    • No School ~ Good Friday
    • No School Good Friday
  • Apr 3, 2018
    • Gr. 8 PSAT Test 8:30 AM to 10:30 AMDMS
    • Field House and Baseball Field Building Committee 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMDMS Cafetorium
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Athletic Director
Sean O'Meara

Special Education Director
Shelly Sheridan

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