BSN SPORTS, a Varsity Sport Brand is the exclusive online supplier of North View Middle School apparel, and merchandise. This partnership creates a new source of income for middle school through the sale of officially licensed spirit wear. The merchandise is a great school fundraiser as every item sold puts money directly back in the hands of the school. Our school didn’t have to pay anything to join, and will receive a 12% share of royalty revenue. You can buy customized school spirit wear, clothes, sportswear, gear, and merchandise for you or your family. Click here to enter our store!
At North View Middle School we believe that teaching and learning approaches should accommodate the diverse skills, abilities, and prior knowledge of young adolescents, cultivate multiple intelligences, draw upon students’ individual learning styles, and utilize digital tools. When learning experiences capitalize on students’ cultural, experiential, and personal backgrounds, new concepts are built on knowledge students already possess. To ensure this happens, we use the nature of young adolescents to guide our instructional decision making. Because of this belief, our teachers spend a considerable creating engaging learning opportunities.
Math teachers have been working diligently on developing curriculum for Trimester two. Students and families might notice some changes in math, specifically with homework. Seventh and eighth grade math classes will have homework assigned digitally in IXL, an online math program, which is to be completed weekly. Students are expected to complete the work assigned each week to support learning in the classroom. There is after school math help available to students who need extra support.
Our sixth grade math students will be doing explorations of area, surface area, and volume this trimester. Students will engage in math investigations that will allow them to develop deeper understanding of mathematical concepts in the real world. Students will:
- Develop and use formulas for finding the area of triangles, quadrilaterals, and irregular shapes.
- Understand the relationship between area and perimeter of figures.
- Create solutions to problems involving surface area and volume of prisms.
Our seventh grade math students will be working on ratios, rates, graphs, tables and equations. Students will be engaged in a scenario to develop deeper understanding of the relationships between mathematical expressions. Students will be recruited as bloggers as they research and present findings related to different cars for our scenario. Students will:
- Understand and be able to use unit rate and ratios to solve problems.
- Create tables, graphs and equations to express data and develop conclusions.
- Communicate findings and recommendations based on given data.
Our eighth grade math students will be working on linear algebra, forms of equations, and inequalities. Students will be engaged in a problem-based scenario where they will need to determine which pay scales are best for a given company. Students will:
- Create and scale graphs to adequately show given information.
- Use information to move between standard form, point-slope, and y-intercept forms of equations.
- Express inequalities in both equation and graph form.
- Communicate findings and recommendations.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Fortnite Challenge!
At North View Middle School we believe that teaching and learning approaches should accommodate the diverse skills, abilities, and prior knowledge of young adolescents, cultivate multiple intelligences, draw upon students’ individual learning styles, and utilize digital tools. When learning experiences capitalize on students’ cultural, experiential, and personal backgrounds, new concepts are built on knowledge students already possess. To ensure this happens, we use the nature of young adolescents to guide our instructional decision making.
Because of this belief, our teachers spend a considerable creating engaging learning opportunities. These opportunities occur in all classes and today I would like to use this post to highlight science. The first unit of instruction I would like you to learn more about is from our sixth grade Science classrooms.
Our students are in the fifth week of a five week unit covering “How do scientists conduct experiments?”. The key concepts studied are:
- The Scientific Method is a way of conducting experiments?
- How to measure using International System of Units?
- How to collect and share data?
Our seventh grade students are in the second week of a three week unit covering “The Characteristics of Life”. The key concepts being studied are:
- Explaining the six characteristics organisms must have to be considered “living” and determining if an organism is living based off of those characteristics.
- Determining how scientists group all living things. What are the 5 kingdoms all living things fit into?
- Comparing and contrasting living things. What characteristics do they share? What makes them different?
Lastly, our eighth grade students are in the third week of a four week unit covering, “Engineering and the Design process”. The key concepts being studied are:
- How engineering and technology impact the changing world we live in.
- What the design process is and how we use it.
- How patterns and predictions impact the design process.
- How our culture impacts our ideas.
The purpose of this communication is to make you aware of important information related to our upcoming student iPad distribution.
Deployment of Student Devices
Devices will be deployed to your student on Tuesday September 25th, 2018. Prior to the deployment day, your student will be notified, and must address any previous outstanding charge that may have been accrued from previous school years. Addressing the charge will require that either the entire charge is paid in full, or at least 30% of the invoice is paid, and payment plan is worked out with the device management team.
Students who have not addressed the charge on deployment day may be required to keep their assigned device at school until payment has been made in full or payment plans have been established. While deployment for take-home use may be denied or limited, students will not be denied access to educational services or curriculum because of outstanding charges. Upon initial deployment, all students are issued a case, cable, and charger. If there is damage or loss to the case, cable or charger after the initial distribution, students will be held financially responsible.
Device Management Procedures
Osseo Area Schools provides students with access to district technology resources for educational purposes. Students must adhere to all district policies including, but not limited to:
- Technology and Internet Acceptable Use by Students (Policy 524),
- Bullying Prohibition (Policy 514), and
- Student Discipline (Policy 506).
Although the device is issued to a student, the device is and remains the property of Osseo Area Schools. The device may be reviewed by District personnel, or have access revoked at any time. The student should have no expectation of privacy regarding content on the device. The device is specifically assigned to a student and can only be activated with a valid District 279 username and password.
Collection of Student Devices
Upon withdrawal from Osseo Area Schools, a student must return the device, and all accessories to their school’s media center. If the items are not returned, the student, and his/her parent/guardian will be billed the replacement cost. Failure to pay the replacement cost may result in action being taken by a collection agency.
All devices will be collected at the end of the school year. If a student fails to return the device and accessories (case, cord, and charging block), they will be assessed a replacement charge for the missing items. Device charges can be reversed following the return of the device to the school, and the device passing the inspection/processing by the district.
Students will be assessed damage repair costs for all damages to the student’s assigned device. Any outstanding charges in relation to the device will result in the device being held in the media center until a minimum payment is made and a payment plan is set up, or the charge is paid in full.
Certain situations may require the full-payment of the device cost. These include:
- Devices that are damaged beyond repair.
- Devices that are stolen or lost due to negligence.
- Device supplies that are stolen or lost due to negligence.
- Intentional or reckless damage.
- Tampering with the device or operating system. Students should not attempt to fix or repair hardware issues on the device.
Any incidents of damage, theft, or loss of a device must be reported to the School Media Center immediately. This includes cracked screens, even if the device is still usable. The District will track damages in its asset management system. Students who have had three damages with their assigned device will be required to have a meeting with the building administration. At four damages, a parent meeting will take place with the building administration. The District reserves the right to modify charges based upon a parent’s active military service or inability to pay.
Spares will be provided to a student on a per-case basis, as determined by the school. Students who have tampered with, or intentionally or recklessly damaged the device will not be issued a spare. Spare devices are assigned to the student, and will follow the same damage charge process as the assigned device.
2018-2019 Estimated Repair/ Replacement Costs
Outlined below are the estimated costs for the repair or replacement of the device
- Full device replacement $451
- Case replacement $35
- Cable replacement $12
- Charger replacement $16
- Battery replacement $109
- Screen damage $109
- Mainboard damage $109
Note: These costs are an estimate based on current price of parts. Actual cost may vary based on the nature of the damage, and the actual cost of replacement parts.
A former NVMS student drops by with school supply donations from AT & T. This is the second such donation this year. With the first being from Minneapolis Heart Institute. A big thank you goes out to Ms. Demyko Jackson, from One2One Mentors, and Mr. Streukens, 8th grade Math teacher for making these connections.
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