Westmoreland Middle School

 

Dear WMS Stakeholders,

Here's some info YOU need to know:

General Information  

Registration Information ...

Registration Opportunities will be as follows:

  • Monday 07/27--8th Grade:

                    5--6:30 PM:  Students with last name beginning with A--M.

                    6:30--8 PM:  Students with last name beginning with N--Z.

  • Tuesday 07/28  (9 AM--3 PM)--Any student may register.
  • Tuesday 07/28--7th Grade

                    5--6:30 PM:  Students with last name beginning with A--M.

                    6:30--8 PM:  Students with last name beginning with N--Z.

  • Thursday 07/30--6th Grade

                    5--6:30 PM:  Students with last name beginning with A--M.

                    6:30--8 PM:  Students with last name beginning with N--Z.

More information will be proivided nearer to the registration times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Virtual STEM Camp Info ...

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 Yearbook Info:

The 2020 WMS yearbooks have arrived.  Students in any grade may pick-up, pay their balance/pick-up, or purchase a yearbook on the following days and times:

Tuesday-June 9                9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday-June 10       9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday-June 11           1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Yearbooks may only be picked up during the times designated.  WMS can NOT “hold” a yearbook unless it is has been fully paid for.  All checks need to be made to Graham Photography.

 

 

 

WMS Communication for Students, Parents & Families (05/22/20) ...

The following is the weekly communication from Mr. Robinson:

Friday, May 22 2020

Hello WMS Parents & Staffulty,

The purpose of this communication is to share information with you to close out the 19-20 school year and some information as we ready for the 20-21 school year..

First of all, THANK YOU for your patience and understanding as we have all worked together to make “distance learning” a success for our students.

Next, we have a few things that need to be completed as we close out the school year.

#1—If you still have a technology device such as a chromebook that you borrowed, then please contact me to schedule a time to return the device.

#2—If you a library book, then we will have a container set up on the outside of main entrance beginning Tuesday so you may drop off your book.  Remember, there are no fines for any overdue books.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Creasy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

#3—Regarding promotion/retention, all records have been reviewed and every student has earned his/her way into the next grade.  In other words, everyone passed for the 19-20 school year.

#4—Regarding grades and report cards, all may be accessed in Skyward.  If you need a hard copy of your child’s report card, please contact me.

Additional information regarding all that has been shared will be available on our school website and our facebook page.

As we ready for the 20-21 school year, there are two items that I will share with you now.

#1—Regarding the school supply list, it will be posted on our school website and facebook page soon.  At this time, the plan is for Sumner County Schools to purchase most of the school supplies needed for all middle school students.  This will help everyone with the expense associated with school and it will also reduce the need for students/parents to go shopping for school items which will help everyone observe social distancing.  Items not purchased will include calculators, headphones, protractor, and compasses.

#2—Please encourage your child to read at least 30 minutes every day.  Reading is so important to success in every area.  Therefore, please encourage your child to read at least 30 minutes every day.

Thank You!

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

Phone #:  615-644-3003

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

*** Below this information from the past several weeks.  Just keep scrolling down to view.***

 

 

 

 

WMS Communication Letter for Parents & Families (05/15/20) ...

The following is the weekly letter from Mr. Robinson:

Friday, May 15, 2020

Dear WMS Families,

We want to wrap up our sixth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.

During Week 7, students will:

●      Engage in exciting challenges and activities that span across different subject areas and celebrate the end of our school year!

We truly appreciate your continued partnership throughout this journey of distance learning as we have worked to continuously improve our approach, support and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

 

Be Well & Thank You,

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Copeland, Assistant Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

 

 

 

 

6th Grade Info for 05/18--05/22/20 ...

Friday, May 15, 2020 

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our sixth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.

During Week 7, students will:

● Engage in exciting challenges and activities that span across different subject areas and celebrate the end of our school year!

 

Math Resources

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The following activity should be completed over the course of this week and should be submitted to your teacher by Thursday. You can email or submit on Google Classroom.

“Plan Your Dream Vacation PDF” (Attached)

Google Classroom information:

Please sign-in to google with your school email (lunch number @sumnerk12.net). In the apps section, find google classroom. Enter the code below that corresponds to your block and math teacher.

 

Carter 1st: txbtpey            Carter 2nd: prjqtss            Carter 4th: ecqhmu3

Sullivan 1st: wjejilar          Sullivan 2nd: 6iwv5rc        Sullivan 4th: comm5d

 

 

ELA Resources

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5/18/20 A to Z Memories:

Complete an A to Z chart as you look back on favorite memories and events from the school year.

Celebrate ELA-specific texts, skills, activities, characters, etc. for as many letters as possible. (Go beyond ELA class to complete all letters if you need.) Have fun recalling all you accomplished ! Use this Google Doc link and then click ‘File’, ‘Make a Copy’ to have on your own.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l_iFcH57Y4F1I0DP0caMkvIzIO4GuC-c0DrHNQ2VX9Q/edit?usp=sharing

5/19/20 Scavenger Hunt:

Gather 7-8 objects from around your house that represent your ELA year. Combine literal items (a post-it) with symbolic ones (jalapeno pepper for all the ‘spicy’ class discussions).

Take a picture with your items and email it to your teacher. Be sure to include any brief explanations that are needed so your meanings are clear.

5/20/20 Class Superlatives:

List your ELA classmates and begin thinking of all their positive qualities that you appreciated this year. Imagine categories you’d see in a yearbook. Remember the Golden Rule of kindness when you are thinking of your friends’ best traits!

Create a complimentary ‘award’- for as many classmates as you can. Have fun recalling class memories and let appreciation for your time together guide you.

Ex: funniest, best manners, hardest worker, most prepared, always organized, best writer, deepest thinker, positive attitude, etc.

5/21/20 Theme for the Year:

Looking back on this unique school year, what message or motto sums it up?

Create a visual to accompany your written message/idea.

Take a picture and email it to your teacher.

5/22/20 Celebrate your Year!

Congratulations! You have completed a unique year and deserve to celebrate yourself.

Take a few moments to feel proud. You did it!

 

 

Science Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

 

5/18/20 #MakerMonday

https://www.tsin.org/covid-19-steam-resource-hub?mc_cid=393bb9ae28&mc_eid=25d733778e

Design Thinking Activities

Looking to explore design thinking? The resources for #MakerMonday focus on design activities for students using common objects found around the home to solve real-world challenges.

5/20/20 #WonderWednesday

https://www.tsin.org/covid-19-steam-resource-hub?mc_cid=393bb9ae28&mc_eid=25d733778e

STE(A)M Observations and Explorations

STEM Habits of Mind allow students to think critically about the world around them. Activities include researching and responding to essay prompts, examining data and drawing conclusions, or designing an experiment to answer a question.

5/22/20 #MyFutureFriday

https://www.tsin.org/covid-19-steam-resource-hub?mc_cid=393bb9ae28&mc_eid=25d733778e

STE(A)M Career Exploration

Virtual resources for students to explore STEM careers. Students will experience virtual tours of STEM workplaces, video interviews of Tennesseans in interesting STEM careers and explore the world of work.

 

Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Early China” and “Ancient Rome” at your own pace.

 

Mrs. Willoughby’s office hours will be 8am-10am M-F of each week. She will contact each of her students by email once a week and a phone call once a week.

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In closing, we truly appreciate your continued partnership throughout this journey of distance learning as we have worked to continuously improve our approach, support and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

 Be well,

 

6th Grade Team

Danny Robinson- Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Copeland- Vice Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris Walker- Guidance Counselor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

7th Grade Info for 05/18--05/22/20 ...

Parents/Guardians and Students,

I certainly hope all of you are safe and healthy.  Thank you for your help and understanding the past few weeks as we have undergone this new endeavor in distance learning!  I certainly hope all of you have a great summer!     

I’m so excited to continue learning with all of you for this last week of school.  For this week, I am sharing a set of resources you can use for all subject areas.  I will also have daily office hours from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Feel free to e-mail questions or concerns to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Specific subject area questions will need to be sent directly to your student’s teacher.  Please respond to this e-mail to let me know that you are receiving my e-mails and certainly let me know if you have any questions.

Also, don’t forget about the Grab and Go Meals that are being provided throughout Sumner County.  Three sites in our community are providing these for students, those being Westmoreland High School, North Sumner Elementary School, and Bethpage Elementary School.  These are being provided twice a week on Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.        

 

ELA Resources

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5/18/2020 – A to Z Memories:

Complete an A to Z chart as you look back on favorite memories and events from the school year.

Celebrate ELA-specific texts, skills, activities, characters, etc. for as many letters as possible. (Go beyond ELA class to complete all letters if you need.) Have fun recalling all you accomplished!

Use this Google Doc link and then click ‘File’, ‘Make a Copy’ to have your own.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l_iFcH57Y4F1I0DP0caMkvIzIO4GuC-c0DrHNQ2VX9Q/edit?usp=sharing

OR

You may make an A-Z chart:

A

B

C

D

E

F

5/19/2020 – Scavenger Hunt:

Gather 7-8 objects from around your house that represent your ELA year. Combine literal items (a post-it) with symbolic ones (jalapeno pepper for all the ‘spicy’ class discussions).

Take a picture with your items and email it to your teacher. Be sure to include any brief explanations that are needed so your meanings are clear.

5/20/2020 – Class Superlatives:

List your ELA classmates and begin thinking of all their positive qualities that you appreciated this year. Imagine categories you’d see in a yearbook. Remember the Golden Rule of kindness when you are thinking of your friends’ best traits!

Create a complimentary ‘award’- for as many classmates as you can. Have fun recalling class memories and let appreciation for your time together guide you.

Ex: funniest, best manners, hardest worker, most prepared, always organized, best writer, deepest thinker, positive attitude, etc.

5/21/2020 – Theme for the Year:

Looking back on this unique school year, what message or motto sums it up?

Create a visual to accompany your written message/idea.

Take a picture and email it to your teacher.

5/22/20 – Celebrate your Year!

Congratulations! You have completed a unique year and deserve to celebrate yourself.

Take a few moments to feel proud.  You did it!

 

Independent Reading

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

 

 

Math Resources

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5/18/20-5/21/20 – Complete the Plan Your Dream Vacation Activity (details below) and submit it to your Math teacher by Thursday, May 21st.

Plan Your Dream Vacation Activity

You have been given the chance of a lifetime by an organization called, “Making Your Dreams Come True”. You have been assured a monetary gift of $6,500 for you to take a vacation of your choice with one other family member or friend. Your dream vacation can take place in any city in the world. This vacation is for a seven-day, six-night stay. You may choose your vacation dates. You cannot go over the amount of the cash gift that you have received.

Final Product Presentation

You will create a Power Point, Prezi or a Word Document to present your dream vacation to your teacher. You will share what you did, saw and learned along the way, including what made this trip memorable. You will also share the expenses for your trip in a way that the audience can understand.

First and Last Name: ___________________________________________

Step 1: Information about your Travel Location

Check out a Map to find a city you would like to visit (Google Earth, Google Maps) What is the name of the city you plan to travel to? _________________________________________________________
How many miles away is the city you want to visit from your home? __________________________________________________________ What is the capital of the city? __________________________________________________________ What language do they speak? ___________________________________________________________

Step 2: Plan for Air Travel

Check out multiple sites for the best deal: Expedia, Priceline.

Find 4 different plane ticket prices that you think are a good deal. Find the price per hour for the round-trip flight.

Price Round Trip

Hours on the Plane Round Trip

Price Per Hour

Which flight is the best buy? ______________________________________________________________

Step 3: Hotel Stay

Find a hotel at hotels.com, you can fill in the city and your travel dates. The website will help find the best deal.

What is the name of your hotel? ______________________________________________________________

How much does it cost to stay 1 night? ______________________________________________________________

How much will be the total amount to stay the full 6 nights? ______________________________________________________________

Are there any additional amenities you can use at the hotel during your stay?  ___________________________________________________
What will the total cost of those amenities be? ______________________________________________________________

Step 4: Fun Activities

The best part about a vacation is trying new adventures in a new city. It depends on where you go on your trip what neat things the city has to offer. (Ex: Zip Line/Museums/Aquariums/Snow Mobile)

Now that you have an idea of some fun actives you would enjoy doing, it is time to research the cost.

Name of Activity

Cost

What will the total cost be for all of the activities you choose to do? ______________________________________________________________

Step 5: Dining out to Restaurants

When you travel, it is always wise to figure out the amount of money you will spend on food. Check out some restaurants in the city you plan to visit. Fill in the information below to get an idea how much it will cost to eat out.

What is the subtotal for one dinner meal? _______________________________________________

What is the tax on the subtotal? (use 10% for tax) _______________________________________________

What is the tip amount in dollars? (usually 15%-20%) ________________________________________________

When you add the subtotal plus the tax plus the tip what will the total amount be? ________________________________________________

Let’s say you eat out at this amount 10 times how much will eating out cost? ________________________________________________

What is the subtotal for one lunch meal? _________________________________

What is the tax on the subtotal? (use 9.25% for tax) __________________________________________

What is the tip amount in dollars? (usually 15-20%) __________________________________________

When you add the subtotal plus the tax plus the tip what will the total amount be? ______________________________________________________________

Total Cost for Trip:

Flight round trip?

_______________________________

Hotel stay?

_______________________________

Activities?

________________________________

Food?

________________________________

Total cost if you did the trip the way you planned

__________________________________

If you parents gave you $200 towards the trip, how much would you have to pay with your own money?

____________________________________

Let’s say you were given a budget of $3,000, what would be some things you would need to cut back?

______________________________________

When you think about planning a trip, what were different math strategies that you had to use? Share in the space below.

 

 

 

 

Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email:  Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password:  Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “The Age of Exploration” at your own pace.    

 

 

Science Resources

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5/18/20 – #MakerMonday

https://www.tsin.org/covid-19-steam-resource-hub?mc_cid=393bb9ae28&mc_eid=25d733778e

Design Thinking Activities

Looking to explore design thinking? The resources for #MakerMonday focus on design activities for students using common objects found around the home to solve real-world challenges.

5/20/20 – #WonderWednesday

https://www.tsin.org/covid-19-steam-resource-hub?mc_cid=393bb9ae28&mc_eid=25d733778e

STE(A)M Observations and Explorations

STEM Habits of Mind allow students to think critically about the world around them. Activities include researching and responding to essay prompts, examining data and drawing conclusions, or designing an experiment to answer a question.

5/21/20 – *Don’t forget about SumnerSTEM on Thursday at 1:00 via Facebook Live!

The next two weeks there will be a guest on the Zoom meeting for the students from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA). Please have your teachers email this information out to the students. 

Below is the current Zoom meeting ID information and password:

Topic: SumnerSTEM (Grades 6-8)

Time: May 7, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

        Every week on Thu, until May 21, 2020, 3 occurrence(s)

        May 7, 2020 01:00 PM

        May 14, 2020 01:00 PM

        May 21, 2020 01:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/up0odOyprjsiE9foihaV4kKdGGAhda2htpnw/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6hqzgvG9SVuBCER7Z5GYjCZ-vziGJHj_pbkxbtAhYHaSjyEcVjOrZ-QtDE

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79535100893?pwd=QW9RTUpMSzlGVWVsZXEwRmdReE9LUT09

Meeting ID: 795 3510 0893

Password: 8LGXSi

5/22/20 – #MyFutureFriday

https://www.tsin.org/covid-19-steam-resource-hub?mc_cid=393bb9ae28&mc_eid=25d733778e

STE(A)M Career Exploration

Virtual resources for students to explore STEM careers.  Students will experience virtual tours of STEM workplaces, video interviews of Tennesseans in interesting STEM careers and explore the world of work. 

 

In closing, we truly appreciate your continued partnership throughout this journey of distance learning as we have worked to continuously improve our approach, support and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

 Be well,

 

7th Grade Team

Danny Robinson- Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Copeland- Vice Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris Walker- Guidance Counselor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

8th Grade Info for 05/18--05/22/20 ...

WEEK OF May 18-22, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our final week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have made as a school community.. We hope that you are continually accessing our Sumner Connect site as it serves as a unifying location for all weekly curriculum and communication.

During Week 7, students will:

● Engage in exciting challenges and activities that span across different subject areas and celebrate the end of our school year!

We truly appreciate your continued partnership throughout this journey of distance learning as we have worked to continuously improve our approach, support and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

 

WMS cares about you and your family!!

General Resources

Sumner Connect on Sumner County Schools and Westmoreland Middle School websites

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ELA Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “CommonLit” (district courses)

Click “Create Free Account” You only have to do this the first time.

Click “I am a student”

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

CommonLit Reading Lessons: Access through Sumner Connect

https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school?authuser=0#h.w8rfu 2vedtnz

Independent Reading/ZOOM Meetings

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee or a book of your choice

Benita Williams is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Mrs. Coates and I enjoyed seeing some of your faces and hope to see more this Tuesday. We want to hear how things are going for you, and if we can help you in any way!

This week please read chapters 27-31 and continue to prep for our Zoom meeting by choosing an activity to complete from the choice board, on Mrs. Williams google classroom page, for each chapter. This choice board is open to both Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Coates classes. Class code is wi5n5tc. Hope to see many smiling faces on Tuesday!

Topic: To Kill a Mockingbird

Time: May 19, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/617172543?pwd=Z2hYdERCUjA3YnNRR2xRb0NpNzFhdz09

Meeting ID: 617 172 543

Password: 295790

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open.

Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

 

Math Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account” You only do this the first time.

Enter google email (same as above)

Go to “learner homepage”

Click “teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Then complete the following lessons each day. (No codes at this time)

Monday May 18

Students will plan a creative and engaging 30 second commercial (selling a product or promoting a business) incorporating one of the following topics from 8th grade math:

● Linear Equations

● Exponents/Scientific Notation

● Pythagorean Theorem

Tuesday May 19

Students will film the commercial, ensuring that the chosen topic is covered correctly while using appropriate vocabulary.

Wednesday May 20

Students will film the commercial, ensuring that the chosen topic is covered correctly while using appropriate vocabulary.

Thursday May 21

Students will upload their video to Google Classroom or other platform provided by their teacher. (Please use Google Classroom)

Friday May 22

Flex Day: Complete any lessons from this week.

 

Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

05.15.20: I have been following your progress daily. And, from looking at your progress, it is evident that quite a few of you are working hard at completing the tasks. I commend you for your hard work and dedication to your education. A certain few of you have worked through near the entire catalogue of work. The amount of persistence and dedication to your own education is inspiring, and I am very proud of the work you have done.

Please continue work in Edgenuity. At this point, you should be covering (Division of the Nation). For those that may have just received technology to be able to complete the tasks, you must simply begin at (Sectionalism and Expansion), and work your way down the list. For example:

Day 1: The Industrialized North

Day 2: The Economic Impact of Slavery

Day 3: The Nullification Crisis

Day 4: Slavery in American Culture

Day 5: Rise of Abolitionism

If you follow this pattern to the very end, you will find yourself having completed all standards for the 8th grade year in U.S. History, and you will be better prepared for your history courses in high school. If you discipline yourself in being responsible for your own success, I believe you will grow from this experience.

 

Science Resources

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Please reach out if there are questions about a particular assignment. I will be available from 9am-11am Mon-Fri to answer questions.

 

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Google Classroom Class Code ijedov4

Monday 5/18- #MakerMonday Design Thinking Activities

https://www.tsin.org/covid-19-steam-resource-hub?mc_cid=393bb9ae28&mc_eid=25d733 778e

The resources for #MakerMonday focuses on designing activities that use everyday objects found around your house to solve real world challenges!

Wednesday 5/20- #WonderWednesday STE(A)M Observations and Explorations

https://www.tsin.org/covid-19-steam-resource-hub?mc_cid=393bb9ae28&mc_eid=25d733 778e

STEM Habits of Mind allow students to think critically about the world around them. Activities include researching and responding to essay prompts, examining data and drawing conclusions, or designing an experiment to answer a question.

Friday 5/22- #MyFutureFriday

https://www.tsin.org/covid-19-steam-resource-hub?mc_cid=393bb9ae28&mc_eid=25d733 778e

Virtual resources for students to explore STEM careers. Students will experience virtual tours of STEM workplaces, video interviews of Tennesseans in interesting STEM careers and explore the world of work.

At any time, Edgenuity can also be used as a review 8th grade science content..

 

Active Learning can be accessed through Sumner Connect.

https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school-grades-6th-8th#h.w8rf u2vedtnz

 

MUSIC AND CHOIR LESSONS

Here is an activity that I have borrowed from Megan Hester, Station Camp Middle School choir director. I think it is very engaging and fun!

I'm sure by now we've all seen Pitch Perfect. If not, well you've got plenty of time now! In the movie the main character uses a cup to perform a 2 measure rhythm in 4/4. I don't know if your students went as bonkers for this activity as mine did at the time, but my students asked to do it ALL THE TIME. Truth be told, Pitch Perfect was not the first to use this cup rhythm. This was a very popular activity when I was in school and at summer camps 20 years ago.

So here's my proposal:

Do a tutorial of the rhythm first (http://mtgmmusic.org/Du-Tuh-De-and-The-Cup-Song.php I found this link helpful)

2. Put the rhythm with the cup

3. Invite kids to teach it to their families. HarvardTHUd does this activity with a group and gets creative with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSfEqehn3X0

4. This activity can also be turned into a game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y1aOg_UO_A In this video you can see the participants passing the cup as they finish the rhythm.

This could be a fun activity for families! Feel free to share your opinions!

Another activity that our students can engage in is on the website, musictheory.com. They are able to learn and practice some of the things taught in my classroom.

The last activity is called “A Simple Guide to American Music History” on Youtube. In this activity the students will watch the introduction and then I need them to look up the music genres that are mentioned and listen to the music styles that are named.

I hope all is going well with all of you. I miss you and want you to know that I think of ya’ll daily. You can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need anything or just want to talk!

 

Week of April 20-24, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – Guide to the Blues 1900’s-2000’s

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

 

Week April 27- May 1, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – A Brief History of Ragtime Music

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

4.Music Theory – www.teoria.com

 

Week May 4-8,2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – pianoTV – Classical Music (for People Who Don’t Like Classical Music)

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

4.Music Theory – www.teoria.com

5.Voice training – www.voicescienceworks.org

6.Youtube - PianoTV – How to put Emotion into Music

 

Week of May 11 - 15, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – pianoTV – A Beginner’s Guide to the Orchestra

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

4.Music Theory – www.teoria.com

5.Voice training – www.voicescienceworks.org

6.Youtube - PianoTV – 17 Interesting Facts about Classical Composers

7.Watch the PBS high school musical theater Competition series “Broadway or Bust

 

May 18-22, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – pianoTV – The Music of Mozart: A Guided Tour Through His Most Famous Compositions

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

4.Music Theory – www.teoria.com

5.Voice training – www.voicescienceworks.org

6.Watch the WGBH choir competition series “Sing That Thing!”

7.Watch the PBS high school musical theater Competition series “Broadway or Bust”.

Again, Learn and have fun!

 

Topic: SumnerSTEM (Grades 6-8) with Ben Bruce

Time: May 7, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Thu, until May 21, 2020, 3 occurrence(s)

May 7, 2020 12:00 PM

May 14, 2020 12:00 PM

May 21, 2020 12:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly:

https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/up0odOyprjsiE9foihaV4kKdGGAhda2htpnw/ics?icsTo ken=98tyKu6hqzgvG9SVuBCER7Z5GYjCZ-vziGJHj_pbkxbtAhYHaSjyEcVjOrZ-QtDE

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79535100893?pwd=QW9RTUpMSzlGVWVsZXEwRmdReE9 LUT09

Meeting ID: 795 3510 0893

Password: 8LGXSi

 

If you have any other needs or questions, please contact your teachers or our administrative team. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Copeland, and Mr. Walker are checking their email daily, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

 

Be Safe and Well,

 

Westmoreland Middle School

8th Grade Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WMS Communication Letter for Parents & Families (05/08/20) ...

The following is the weekly letter from Mr. Robinson:

Friday, May 8, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our fifth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.

Our 6-8th students are even more actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy. Finally, teachers have enjoyed connecting with students for additional support during their daily Office Hours.

During Week 7, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math and ELA

● Engage in new extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Participate in daily physical fitness activities

● Share work and/or assignments with their teacher for feedback

Please remember that you can always contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team with any questions or concerns, and you can expect a response within 24 hours.

We truly appreciate your continued partnership as we work to continuously improve our approach to distance learning and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

Be Well & Thank You,

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Copeland, Assistant Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

6th Grade Info for 05/11--05/15/20 ...

Friday, May 8, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our fifth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.

Our 6-8 students are even more actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy. Finally, teachers have enjoyed connecting with students for additional support during their daily Office Hours.

During Week 7, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math and ELA

● Engage in new extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Participate in daily physical fitness activities

● Share work and/or assignments with their teacher for feedback

 

Math Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            Office Hours: 9am-11am M-F

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              Office Hours: 10am-12pm M-F

These are the codes to join in Khan Academy if you have not already done so:

Carter 1st: K9ESGVQM              Carter 2nd: 82CXT6QD               Carter 4th: YTB3FUYT

Sullivan 1st: 3VEY7DEM             Sullivan 2nd: PZ8BNU5C            Sullivan 4th: YBGKV8ND

Students will have to join their class for their teacher to see their progress. Khan Academy Lessons : - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math

5/11 – Equations & Inequalities Introduction

Select Algebraic Equations basics

Watch: Variables, expressions and equations; Testing solutions to equations

Complete:

1- Identify equations, expressions, and inequalities

2- Testing solutions to equations

5/12- Equations & Inequalities Introduction

Watch: - One-step addition & subtraction equations; One-step subtraction equations; One-step addition & subtraction equations: fractions and decimals

Complete:

3- One-step addition & subtraction equations

4- One-step addition & subtraction equations: fractions and decimals

5/13- Equations & Inequalities Introduction

Watch: -One-step division equations; One-step multiplication equations; One-step multiplication & division equations: fraction & decimals

Complete:

5- One-step multiplication & division equations

6- One-step multiplication & division equations: fractions & decimals

5/14- Equations & Inequalities Introduction

Watch: - Finding mistakes in one-step equations

Complete:

7- Find the mistake in one-step equations

8- Complete weekly quiz on google classroom

5/15- Catch up day

Google Classroom information:

Please sign-in to google with your school email (lunch number @sumnerk12.net). In the apps section, find google classroom. Enter the code below that corresponds to your block and math teacher.

Carter 1st: txbtpey                  Carter 2nd: prjqtss                         Carter 4th: ecqhmu3

Sullivan 1st: wjejilar                Sullivan 2nd: 6iwv5rc                     Sullivan 4th: comm5dr

 

ELA Resources

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             Office Hours: 9am-11am M-F

Baughn’s Class Code: DBK7K4                      Summers’ Class Code: GE7LK6

*Please make sure your student is using their teacher’s class code.

*Tuesday’s assignment will be submitted through Google Classroom.

1. Go to Clever.com 2. Login with student email (lunch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

3. Click on Google Classroom

4. Find your teacher’s class and your block

5. Click on the assignment

6. To complete the assignment, clock on “Add or Create” in the top right corner.

7. Create a google doc.

8. Type your assignment

9. Click “Turn In” in the top right corner when complete.

5/11/20 Reading & Responding:

Common Lit

Read and complete: “The Wright Brothers: Air Pioneers” by David White (biography)

5/12/20 Viewing & Writing: Submit in Google Classroom!

Video Link for “Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1CHPnZfFmU

Watch “Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset.”

Writing task: Write an explanatory piece where you discuss the importance of mistakes. How did the Wright Brothers make mistakes before building the world’s first airplane? Would you say the Wright Brothers had a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? Why?

5/13/20 Reading & Responding:

Common Lit

Read and complete: “Noticing Mistakes Boosts Learning” by Alison Pearce Stevens (informational text)

5/14/20 Summary Activity OPTIONS- Email your paragraph and picture to your teacher.

Choose 1-

Mindset Reflection:

Brainstorm whether you have a fixed or growth mindset. Write a solid paragraph explaining why you feel you have that particular mindset. Then, create a visual to illustrate your reflection.

OR

Mistakes Reflection:

- I Identify one mistake that you, or someone you know, have personally encountered that led to success, and write a solid paragraph that describes the event. Then, draw a before and after picture to showcase the mistake and the success that followed.

5/15/20 Rest & Reflect:

Use this time to catch up on any assignments you haven’t completed. Rest and recharge. Do something for a friend or family member that will bring joy!

 

Science Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                     Office Hours: 9am-11am and 4pm-6pm M-F

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

5/11/20 https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/midlit11.sci.splenergy/energy-transfer-in-a-roller-coaster/

5/12/20 https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/hew06.sci.phys.maf.rollercoaster/energy-in-a-roller-coaster-ride/

https://www.brainpop.com/games/energyskateparkbasics/?topic_id=d6784e3cc63725d9

5/13/20 https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/kineticenergy/

https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/potentialenergy/

5/14/20

*Don’t forget about SumnerSTEM on Thursday at 1:00 via Facebook Live!

5/15/20

Catch up Day!

 

Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Early China” and “Ancient Rome” at your own pace.

 

Mrs. Willoughby’s office hours will be 8am-10am M-F of each week. She will contact each of her students by email once a week and a phone call once a week. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please remember that you can always contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team with any questions or concerns, and you can expect a response within 24 hours.

We truly appreciate your continued partnership as we work to continuously improve our approach to distance learning and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

Be well,

6th Grade Team

Danny Robinson- Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Copeland- Vice Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris Walker- Guidance Counselor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

7th Grade Info for 05/11--05/15/20 ...

Parents/Guardians and Students,

I certainly hope all of you are safe and healthy. I’m so excited to continue learning with all of you. For this week, I am sharing a set of resources you can use for all subject areas. I will also have daily office hours from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Feel free to e-mail questions or concerns to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Specific subject area questions will need to be sent directly to your student’s teacher. Please respond to this e-mail to let me know that you are receiving my e-mails and certainly let me know if you have any questions.

Also, don’t forget about the Grab and Go Meals that are being provided throughout Sumner County. Three sites in our community are providing these for students, those being Westmoreland High School, North Sumner Elementary School, and Bethpage Elementary School. These are being provided twice a week on Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

 

ELA Resources

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                          (Office Hours – 10:00 AM-2:00 PM)

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Commonlit”

Click “Create Free Account”

Click “I am a student”

Enter Class Code

Enter your personal information and submit

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

 

Potts’s Class Code: 5Y93W5                              Rippy’s Class Code: N37QE5

CommonLit Reading Lessons:

5/11/2020 – Read and complete: “Teenage Inventor Alexis Lewis Thinks that kids have the Solutions to the World’s Problems” by Megan Gambino (informational text)

5/12/2020 – Read and complete: “Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines” by Robert Siegel (Interview)

5/13/2020 – Teen Accomplishments - After reading the two texts on Monday and Tuesday, write an explanatory piece where you discuss the accomplishments of the two teens discussed in each text. Determine how the inventors’ ages contributed to their ability to create their inventions.

5/14/2020 – Link for Alexis Lewis Website Exploration: https://www.alexislewisinventor.me/

Explore Alexis Lewis’ website. Watch the video of Lewis testing her invention and respond briefly to the following:

· Do Lewis’ inventions look and operate as you expected? Why or why not?

· Are the designs as simple as Lewis described?

· List one thing you learned from exploring this website.

5/15/20 – Use this time to catch up on any assignments you haven’t completed. Rest and recharge. Do something for a friend or family member that will bring joy!

Independent Reading

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

 

Math Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account”

Enter Google email (same as above)

Go to “Learner Homepage”

Click “Teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Complete the following lessons each day.

 

Templeton 1st: YQZ4RV5F                       Templeton 3rd: AXNUAXT4                      Templeton 4th: WKCMQMDA

Griggs 1st: NGVU68VT                             Griggs 3rd: G7RE353D                              Griggs 4th: 6T6M6YTF

Khan Academy Lessons

5/11/20 – Go to: Rates & Proportional Relationships

Select & Complete these lessons: Writing & Solving Proportions

Watch the following videos:

-Worked example: solving proportions

-Writing proportions example

-Proportion word problems: cookies

-Proportion word problems: hot dogs

Complete the remaining set of practice problems (3)

5/12/20 – Go to: Rates & Proportional Relationships

Select & complete these lessons: Equations of proportional relationships

Watch the following videos:

-Equations for proportional relationships

-Writing proportional equations from tables

-Writing proportional equations

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (2)

5/13/20 – Go to: Fractions, Decimals, & Percentages

Select & complete these lessons: Converting fractions to decimals

Watch the following videos:

-Rewriting decimals as fractions: 2.75 -Worked example: converting a fraction (7/8) to a decimal

-Fraction to decimal: 11/25 -Fraction to decimal with rounding

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (3)

5/14/20 – Go to: Fractions, Decimals, & Percentages

Select & complete these lessons: Adding and subtracting rational numbers

Watch the following videos:

-Comparing rational numbers

-Adding & subtracting rational numbers: 79% - 79.1 – 58 1/10

-Adding & subtracting rational numbers: 0.79 – 4/3 – ½ + 150%

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (2)

5/15/20 – Flex Day – Complete any lessons from this week.

 

Social Studies Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                 (Office Hours – 9:00 AM-11:00 AM)

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “The Age of Exploration” at your own pace.

 

Science Resources

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5/11/20 – This is the week’s lesson. Please move through it at your own pace. https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/midlit11.sci.splenergy/energy-transfer-in-a-roller-coaster/

5/12/20 – Activities to support the lesson: https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/hew06.sci.phys.maf.rollercoaster/energy-in-a-roller-coaster-ride/ https://www.brainpop.com/games/energyskateparkbasics/?topic_id=d6784e3cc63725d9

5/13/20 – Short videos to reinforce the lesson: https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/kineticenergy/ https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/potentialenergy/

5/14/20 – *Don’t forget about SumnerSTEM on Thursday at 1:00 via Facebook Live!

The next two weeks there will be a guest on the Zoom meeting for the students from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA). Please have your teachers email this information out to the students.

Below is the current Zoom meeting ID information and password:

Topic: SumnerSTEM (Grades 6-8)

Time: May 7, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Thu, until May 21, 2020, 3 occurrence(s)

May 7, 2020 01:00 PM

May 14, 2020 01:00 PM

May 21, 2020 01:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/up0odOyprjsiE9foihaV4kKdGGAhda2htpnw/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6hqzgvG9SVuBCER7Z5GYjCZ-vziGJHj_pbkxbtAhYHaSjyEcVjOrZ-QtDE

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79535100893?pwd=QW9RTUpMSzlGVWVsZXEwRmdReE9LUT09

Meeting ID: 795 3510 0893

Password: 8LGXSi

5/15/20 – Catch up Day!

 

 

8th Grade Info for 05/11--05/15/20 ...

WEEK OF May 11-15, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our sixth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have made as a school community.. We hope that you are continually accessing our Sumner Connect site as it serves as a unifying location for all weekly curriculum and communication.

Our 6-8 students are actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy.

For this coming week 4, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math

● Continue with their designated reading and writing ELA lessons

● Begin exploring extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Engage in daily physical fitness activities and independent reading

Your child’s teacher will be sharing daily Office Hours, during which you can work directly with them via phone or video. You can also contact your child’s teacher by email with any questions or needs, and they will respond within 24 hours.

If you have any other needs or questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

WMS cares about you and your family.

General Resources

Sumner Connect on Sumner County Schools and Westmoreland Middle School websites

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ELA Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   Office hours 9:00-11:00 am

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                       Office hours 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number Click on “CommonLit” (district courses)

Click “Create Free Account” You only have to do this the first time.

Click “I am a student”

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

CommonLit Reading Lessons: Access through Sumner Connect

https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school?authuser=0#h.w8rfu 2vedtnz

Independent Reading/ZOOM Meetings

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee or a book of your choice

 

Benita Williams is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Mrs. Coates and I enjoyed seeing some of your faces and hope to see more this Tuesday. We want to hear how things are going for you, and if we can help you in any way!

This week please read chapters 22-26 and continue to prep for our Zoom meeting by choosing an activity to complete from the choice board, on Mrs. Williams google classroom page, for each chapter. This choice board is open to both Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Coates classes. Class code is wi5n5tc. Hope to see many smiling faces on Tuesday!

 

Topic: To Kill a Mockingbird

Time: May 12, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/617172543?pwd=Z2hYdERCUjA3YnNRR2xRb0NpNzFhdz09

 

Meeting ID: 617 172 543

Password: 295790 Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

 

Math Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              Office hours 8:00-10:00 am

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   Office hours 8:00-10:00 am

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.               Office hours 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account” You only do this the first time.

Enter google email (same as above)

Go to “learner homepage”

Click “teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Then complete the following lessons each day. (No codes at this time)

Monday May 11

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Numbers and Operations

Select & Complete these review lessons:

Exponents with Negative Bases

Video: Exponents with Negative Bases (All 6)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Tuesday May 12

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Numbers and Operations

Select & Complete these review lessons:

Exponents Properties Intro Video: Exponents Properties

Intro (All 3)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Wednesday May 13

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Numbers and Operations

Select & Complete these review lessons:

Negative Exponents

Video: Exponents with Negative Bases (Both Videos)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Thursday May 14

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Numbers and Operations

Select & Complete these review lessons:

Exponent Properties

(Integer Exponents)

Video: Exponent Properties

(Integer Exponents) (All 3 Videos)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Friday May 15

Flex Day: Complete any lessons from this week.

 

Social Studies Resources

jThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                  Office hours 12:00-3:00 pm

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

*I am following your progress daily. And, from looking at your progress, it is evident that quite a few of you are working hard at completing the tasks. I commend you for your hard work and dedication to your education.

Please continue work in Edgenuity. At this point, you should be covering (Division of the Nation). For those that may have just received technology to be able to complete the tasks, you must simply begin at (Sectionalism and Expansion), and work your way down the list. For example:

Day 1: The Industrialized North

Day 2: The Economic Impact of Slavery

Day 3: The Nullification Crisis

Day 4: Slavery in American Culture

Day 5: Rise of Abolitionism

If you follow this pattern to the very end, you will find yourself having completed all standards for the 8th grade year in U.S. History, and you will be better prepared for your history courses in high school. If you discipline yourself in being responsible for your own success, I believe you will grow from this experience.

 

Science Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please reach out if there are questions about a particular assignment. I will be available from 9am-11am Mon-Fri to answer questions.

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Google Classroom Class Code ijedov4

This week our focus will be the following:

● Things on or near the Earth are pulled toward it by gravity.

● For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

This week’s assignment has several components. Please work through them at your own pace.

If you have not created an account, you can access the PBS Learning materials as a “guest”.

Monday 5/11- Google Classroom-PBS Learning https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/midlit11.sci.splenergy/energy-transfer-in-a-roller-coast er/

Tuesday 5/12- Google Classroom-PBS Learning Cont.

Wednesday 5/13- Google Classroom-Enjoy your virtual roller coaster experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNAbQYU0wpg Thursday 5/14- SumnerSTEM at 1:00 pm via Facebook Live

Friday 5/15- Flexible Friday: Work on anything not completed for the week or Login to Edgenuity and complete any lesson that is still incomplete.

At any time, Edgenuity can also be used as a review 8th grade science content..

Active Learning can be accessed through Sumner Connect.

https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school-grades-6th-8th#h.w8rf u2vedtnz

 

MUSIC AND CHOIR LESSONS Here is an activity that I have borrowed from Megan Hester, Station Camp Middle School choir director. I think it is very engaging and fun! I'm sure by now we've all seen Pitch Perfect. If not, well you've got plenty of time now! In the movie the main character uses a cup to perform a 2 measure rhythm in 4/4. I don't know if your students went as bonkers for this activity as mine did at the time, but my students asked to do it ALL THE TIME. Truth be told, Pitch Perfect was not the first to use this cup rhythm. This was a very popular activity when I was in school and at summer camps 20 years ago.

 

So here's my proposal:

Do a tutorial of the rhythm first (http://mtgmmusic.org/Du-Tuh-De-and-The-Cup-Song.php I found this link helpful)

2. Put the rhythm with the cup

3. Invite kids to teach it to their families. HarvardTHUd does this activity with a group and gets creative with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSfEqehn3X0

4. This activity can also be turned into a game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y1aOg_UO_A In this video you can see the participants passing the cup as they finish the rhythm.

This could be a fun activity for families! Feel free to share your opinions!

Another activity that our students can engage in is on the website, musictheory.com. They are able to learn and practice some of the things taught in my classroom.

The last activity is called “A Simple Guide to American Music History” on Youtube. In this activity the students will watch the introduction and then I need them to look up the music genres that are mentioned and listen to the music styles that are named.

I hope all is going well with all of you. I miss you and want you to know that I think of ya’ll daily. You can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need anything or just want to talk!

 

Week of April 20-24, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – Guide to the Blues 1900’s-2000’s

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

 

Week April 27- May 1, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – A Brief History of Ragtime Music

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

4.Music Theory – www.teoria.com

 

Week May 4-8,2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – pianoTV – Classical Music (for People Who Don’t Like Classical Music)

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

4.Music Theory – www.teoria.com

5.Voice training – www.voicescienceworks.org

6.Youtube - PianoTV – How to put Emotion into Music Week of

 

May 11 - 15, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – pianoTV – A Beginner’s Guide to the Orchestra

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

4.Music Theory – www.teoria.com

5.Voice training – www.voicescienceworks.org

6.Youtube - PianoTV – 17 Interesting Facts about Classical Composers

7.Watch the PBS high school musical theater Competition series “Broadway or Bus

 

Topic: SumnerSTEM (Grades 6-8) with Ben Bruce

Time: May 7, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Every week on Thu, until May 21, 2020, 3 occurrence(s)

May 7, 2020 12:00 PM

May 14, 2020 12:00 PM

May 21, 2020 12:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/up0odOyprjsiE9foihaV4kKdGGAhda2htpnw/ics?icsTo ken=98tyKu6hqzgvG9SVuBCER7Z5GYjCZ-vziGJHj_pbkxbtAhYHaSjyEcVjOrZ-QtDE

 

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79535100893?pwd=QW9RTUpMSzlGVWVsZXEwRmdReE9 LUT09

Meeting ID: 795 3510 0893

Password: 8LGXSi

 

If you have any other needs or questions, please contact your teachers or our administrative team. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Copeland, and Mr. Walker are checking their email daily, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment. Be Safe and Well, Westmoreland Middle School 8th Grade Team

 

 

"Cleaning Out Lockers & Turning In Stuff" Plan (04/30/20) ...

Hello Westmoreland Middle School Parents & Staffulty,

The purpose of this communication is to share with you information about the opportunity for your child and you to “clean out lockers and turn in stuff”.

The dates will be the week of 05/11/20 as follows:

  • Monday 05/11—6th Grade
  • Tuesday 05/12—7th Grade
  • Wednesday 05/13—8th Grade
  • Thursday 05/14—Makeup Day for anyone not able to come on the other days assigned.

The times will be beginning at 9 AM and ending at 3 PM each day.

If this does not work for you, please call me at 615-644-3003 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Parents:  If you have more than one child at WMS and if they are in different grades … say 6th and 8th, then you may come on any designated day for one of your children and do everything for both.

The following is what will be our objectives during the “clean out lockers and turn in stuff”.

  • Spring Fundraiser Money may be turned in during this time.
  • Library books will be turned in.  There is no charge for overdue books.  If you have books at home, please bring them.  (There will be a container to drop off your Library book(s).)
  • Choir & Music students need to turn in their music.  (There will be a container available to drop off music.)
  • WMS books will be turned in.  
  • Lockers will be cleaned out.
  • Technology devices are to be returned.
  • Band instruments may be picked up.  (Mrs. Peterson will be in the Band Room to check band instruments.)
  • PE locker rooms may be cleaned out.
  • Lost & Found may be checked.
  • Medications may be picked up.  (Any medications not picked up by Thursday 05/14 will be destroyed.  Medications MUST be picked up by a parent or a designated adult.)
  • Breakfast and lunch money will be carried over to the next school year.
  • Clean out lockers.
  • Turn in anything that needs to be turned in.

More specific directions and information will be shared as we near this week.  Also, Yearbook info and 8th Grade Ring Order info will be shared later.

Thank You,

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

EMail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Copeland, Assistant Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***Below this section are more communications from the past!***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WMS Communication Letter for Parents & Families (05/01/20) ...

The following is the weekly letter from Mr. Robinson:

Friday, May 1, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our fifth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.

Our 6-8th grade students are even more actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy. Finally, teachers have enjoyed connecting with students for additional support during their daily Office Hours.

During Week 4, students will:

●      Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math and ELA

●      Engage in new extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

●      Participate in daily physical fitness activities

●      Share work and/or assignments with their teacher for feedback

Please remember that you can always contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team with any questions or concerns, and you can expect a response within 24 hours. We truly appreciate your continued partnership as we work to continuously improve our approach to distance learning and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

Be Well & Thank You,

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Copeland, Assistant Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

6th Grade Info for 05/04--05/08/20 ...

Friday, May 1, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our fifth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.

Our 6-8 students are even more actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy. Finally, teachers have enjoyed connecting with students for additional support during their daily Office Hours.

During Week 4, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math and ELA

● Engage in new extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Participate in daily physical fitness activities

● Share work and/or assignments with their teacher for feedback

 

Math Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         Office Hours: 9am-11am M-F

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            Office Hours: 10am-12pm M-F

These are the codes to join in Khan Academy if you have not already done so:

Carter 1st: K9ESGVQM            Carter 2nd: 82CXT6QD            Carter 4th: YTB3FUYT

Sullivan 1st: 3VEY7DEM          Sullivan 2nd: PZ8BNU5C          Sullivan 4th: YBGKV8ND

Students will have to join their class for their teacher to see their progress. Khan Academy

Lessons : - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math

5/4 – Ratios, Rates, and Percents

Watch: The meaning of percent, meaning of 100%, Percent from Fraction Models

Complete:

1- Intro to Percent

2- Percent from fraction models

5/5- Ratios, Rates, and Percents

Watch: -Converting percents to decimals & fractions examples, Converting decimals to percents (2 different options to watch), Converting percents to decimals (2 different options to watch)

Complete:

3- Percent, Decimal, Fraction Conversations

4- Convert fractions to percents

5- Convert decimals to percents

6- Convert percents to decimals

5/6- Ratios, Rates, and Percents

Watch: -Finding a percent, Percents of a whole number, Percent Word Problems: 100 is what percent of 80?, Solving percent problems

Complete:

7- Equivalent representation of percent problems

8- Finding percents

5/7 - Ratios, Rates, and Percents

Watch: - Percent word problems; recycling cans

Complete:

9- Percent word problems

10- Quiz 3 and 4

11- Complete weekly quiz on google classroom

Google Classroom information:

Please sign-in to google with your school email (lunch number @sumnerk12.net). In the apps section, find google classroom. Enter the code below that corresponds to your block and math teacher.

Carter 1st: txbtpey Carter 2nd: prjqtss Carter 4th: ecqhmu3

Sullivan 1st: wjejilar Sullivan 2nd: 6iwv5rc Sullivan 4th: comm5dr

5/8 – Catch up/ Challenge

12- Catch up on any missing assignments

Challenge: On google classroom, select the assignment that says “challenge” and give different percent examples in your life. Example: I spend about 20% of my day on schoolwork. I spend about 30% of my day on a device watching videos and playing games.

 

ELA Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office Hours: 8am-10am M-F

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office Hours: 9am-11am M-F

Baughn’s Class Code: DBK7K4             Summers’ Class Code: GE7LK6

*Please make sure your student is using their teacher’s class code.

*Thursday’s assignment will be submitted through Google Classroom.

1. Go to Clever.com 2. Login with student email (lunch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

3. Click on Google Classroom

4. Find your teacher’s class and your block

5. Click on the assignment

6. To complete the assignment, clock on “Add or Create” in the top right corner.

7. Create a google doc.

8. Type your assignment

9. Click “Turn In” in the top right corner when complete.

5/4 - Reading & Responding:

Common Lit

Read and complete: Mother and Daughter by Gary Soto (short story)

5/5- Viewing & Connecting:

Video Link for Steve Job’s Commencement Address to Stanford University https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=82&v=UF8uR6Z6KLc&feature=emb_logo

Watch Steve Jobs’ speech, which you read as a new sixth grader in the first quarter of the year.

What message does Jobs teach about personal happiness? Write this message on a piece of paper and take a picture of yourself with it! Email the photo to your teacher.

5/6 - Reading & Responding:

Common Lit

Read and complete: Most Valuable Player by Sarah Van Arsdale (poem)

5/7 - Summary Activity OPTIONS (Choose 1)

Commencement Speech - Based on this week’s kindness and happiness focus, write your own commencement speech for this year’s ‘graduating’ sixth grade class.

OR

Trophy Poem - In Most Valuable Player, the author writes about a trophy she would like to have. Consider this as you write a poem about a trophy you feel you’ve earned or would like to possess.

5/8 - Rest & Reflect:

Use this time to catch up on any assignments you haven’t completed. Rest and recharge.

Challenge: Do something kind for someone that will make you both happy.

 

Science Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           Office Hours: 9am-11am and 4pm-6pm M-F

 

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

 

5/4- The following are at-home STE(A)M activities highlighted by TDOE and TSIN. #MakerMondayTN will focus on the use of design thinking. Students will engage in design challenges using common objects found in their homes to solve a problem facing our world. https://www.tsin.org/tdoe-and-tsin-partner-to-release-ste-a-m-resources-for-at-home-learning

5/5 - Climate Change

This is the week’s lesson. Please move through it at your own pace. https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ipy07.sci.ess.watcyc.saobclimate/observations-of-climate-change/

5/6 - The following are at-home STE(A)M activities highlighted by TDOE and TSIN. #WonderWednesdayTN will focus on exploring STEM habits of mind through resources and activities that promote critical thinking. Examples of activities include researching and responding to essay prompts, examining data and drawing conclusions, or designing an experiment to answer a question https://www.tsin.org/tdoe-and-tsin-partner-to-release-ste-a-m-resources-for-at-home-learning

5/7 - Climate Change

The BrainPop video and related activities are to be used to supplement and enrich the lesson. https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/climatechange/

5/8 - The following are at-home STE(A)M activities highlighted by TDOE and TSIN. #FutureFridayTN will provide students with virtual resources to explore STEM careers, with specific learning objectives such as applying to be a NASA astronaut or developing a student-friendly resume. Students will take virtual tours of STEM workplaces, or watch video interviews with Tennesseans with interesting STEM careers https://www.tsin.org/tdoe-and-tsin-partner-to-release-ste-a-m-resources-for-at-home-learning

 

Topic: SumnerSTEM (Grades 6-8)

Time: May 7, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Thu, until May 21, 2020, 3 occurrence(s)

May 7, 2020 12:00 PM

May 14, 2020 12:00 PM

May 21, 2020 12:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/up0odOyprjsiE9foihaV4kKdGGAhda2htpnw/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6hqzgvG9SVuBCER7Z5GYjCZ-vziGJHj_pbkxbtAhYHaSjyEcVjOrZ-QtDE

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79535100893?pwd=QW9RTUpMSzlGVWVsZXEwRmdReE9LUT09

Meeting ID: 795 3510 0893

Password: 8LGXSi

 

Social Studies Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              Office Hours: 10am-12pm M-F

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Early China” and “Ancient Rome” at your own pace.

 

Mrs. Willoughby’s office hours will be 8am-10am M-F of each week. She will contact each of her students by email once a week and a phone call once a week. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please remember that you can always contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team with any questions or concerns, and you can expect a response within 24 hours. We truly appreciate your continued partnership as we work to continuously improve our approach to distance learning and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

Be well,

6th Grade Team

Danny Robinson- Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Copeland- Vice Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris Walker- Guidance Counselor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

7th Grade Info for 05/04--05/08/20 ...

Parents/Guardians and Students,

I certainly hope all of you are safe and healthy. I’m so excited to continue learning with all of you. For this week, I am sharing a set of resources you can use for all subject areas. I will also have daily office hours from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Feel free to e-mail questions or concerns to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Specific subject area questions will need to be sent directly to your student’s teacher. Please respond to this e-mail to let me know that you are receiving my e-mails and certainly let me know if you have any questions.

Also, don’t forget about the Grab and Go Meals that are being provided throughout Sumner County. Three sites in our community are providing these for students, those being Westmoreland High School, North Sumner Elementary School, and Bethpage Elementary School. These are being provided twice a week on Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

 

ELA Resources

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          (Office Hours – 10:00 AM-2:00 PM)

 

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Commonlit”

Click “Create Free Account”

Click “I am a student”

Enter Class Code

Enter your personal information and submit

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

 

Potts’s Class Code: 5Y93W5             Rippy’s Class Code: N37QE5

 

CommonLit Reading Lessons:

5/4/2020 – Read and complete: Five Reasons Why Being Kind Makes You Feel Good by Cutler and Banerjee (informational text)

5/5/2020 – Video Link for Random Acts of Kindness Triathlon: The Science of Happiness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4ALRY5LyBM&feature=emb_logo

Watch the Random Acts of Kindness Triathlon video and think about three acts of kindness you can perform!

Write on a piece of paper or complete those three acts and take a picture of yourself- either with the list or completing one of the gestures! Email the photo to your teacher.

5/6/2020 – Read and complete: A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poem)

5/7/2020 – Advice to Incoming 7th Graders:

Based on this week’s kindness and happiness, focus, write a welcome letter to a new seventh grader with words of advice to achieve happiness in the 7th grade school year.

OR

Happiness Poem:

In A Psalm of Life, Longfellow writes about making the most of every moment. Consider this as you write a poem about what brings personal happiness.

5/8/2020 – Use this time to catch up on any assignments you haven’t completed.

Rest and recharge.

Challenge: Do something kind for someone that will make you both happy.

 

Independent Reading

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

 

Math Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           (Office Hours – 8:00 AM-10:00 AM)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                       (Office Hours – 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon)

 

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account”

Enter Google email (same as above)

Go to “Learner Homepage”

Click “Teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Complete the following lessons each day.

 

Templeton 1st: YQZ4RV5F                Templeton 3rd: AXNUAXT4           Templeton 4th: WKCMQMDA

Griggs 1st: NGVU68VT              Griggs 3rd: G7RE353D                  Griggs 4th: 6T6M6YTF

 

Khan Academy Lessons

5/4/20 – Go to Rates & Proportional Relationships

Select & complete these lessons: Constant of Proportionality

Watch the following videos:

–Constant of proportionality from an equation

-Constant of proportionality from tables

-Constant of proportionality from table (with equations)

Complete the remaining set of practice problems (3)

5/5/20 – Go to Rates & Proportional Relationships

Select & complete these lessons: Compare and interpret constants of proportionality

Watch the following videos:

-Comparing constants of proportionality

-Comparing proportionality constants

-Interpret proportionality constants

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (3)

5/6/20 – Go to Rates & Proportional Relationships

Select & complete these lessons: Identifying proportional relationships

Watch videos (7)

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (2)

5/7/20 – Login through Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon:

Go to Rates & Proportional Relationships

Select & Complete these lessons: Graphs of proportional relationships

Watch the following videos:

–Identifying proportional relationship from graphs

-Proportional relationships: graphs

-Interpreting graphs of proportional relationships

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (2)

AND

Go to your Google Classroom account and complete this week’s quiz on: Rates & Proportional Relationships

-Check your teacher’s Google Classroom for weekly Quiz or sumnerk12 account for link to google form

-Teachers-please include the weekly quiz to your Google Classroom-refer to the email sent last week.

5/8/20 – Flex Day – Complete any lessons from this week.

 

Social Studies Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         (Office Hours – 9:00 AM-11:00 AM)

 

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Indigenous Civilizations of the Americas” at your own pace.

 

Science Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            (Office Hours – 9:00 AM-11:00 AM)

5/4/20 – The following are at-home STE(A)M activities highlighted by TDOE and TSIN. #MakerMondayTN will focus on the use of design thinking. Students will engage in design challenges using common objects found in their homes to solve a problem facing our world. https://www.tsin.org/tdoe-and-tsin-partner-to-release-ste-a-m-resources-for-at-home-learning

5/5/20 – Climate Change

This is the week’s lesson. Please move through it at your own pace. https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ipy07.sci.ess.watcyc.saobclimate/observations-of-climate-change/

5/6/20 – The following are at-home STE(A)M activities highlighted by TDOE and TSIN. They are not required but might be fun. #WonderWednesdayTN will focus on exploring STEM habits of mind through resources and activities that promote critical thinking. Examples of activities include researching and responding to essay prompts, examining data and drawing conclusions, or designing an experiment to answer a question. https://www.tsin.org/tdoe-and-tsin-partner-to-release-ste-a-m-resources-for-at-home-learning

5/7/20 – Climate Change

The BrainPop video and related activities are to be used to supplement and enrich the lesson. https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/climatechange/

5/8/20 – The following are at-home STE(A)M activities highlighted by TDOE and TSIN. They are not required but might be fun. #FutureFridayTN will provide students with virtual resources to explore STEM careers, with specific learning objectives such as applying to be a NASA astronaut or developing a student-friendly resume. Students will take virtual tours of STEM workplaces or watch video interviews with Tennesseans with interesting STEM careers. https://www.tsin.org/tdoe-and-tsin-partner-to-release-ste-a-m-resources-for-at-home-learning

 

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

Be well,

7th Grade Team

Danny Robinson- Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Copeland- Vice Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris Walker- Guidance Counselor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

8th Grade Info for 05/04--05/08/20 ...

WEEK OF May 4-8, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our fifrth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have made as a school community.. We hope that you are continually accessing our Sumner Connect site as it serves as a unifying location for all weekly curriculum and communication.

Our 6-8 students are actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy.

For this coming week 4, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math

● Continue with their designated reading and writing ELA lessons

● Begin exploring extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Engage in daily physical fitness activities and independent reading

Your child’s teacher will be sharing daily Office Hours, during which you can work directly with them via phone or video. You can also contact your child’s teacher by email with any questions or needs, and they will respond within 24 hours.

If you have any other needs or questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

WMS cares about you and your family.

General Resources

Sumner Connect on Sumner County Schools and Westmoreland Middle School websites

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ELA Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number Click on “CommonLit” (district courses)

Click “Create Free Account” You only have to do this the first time.

Click “I am a student”

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

 

CommonLit Reading Lessons: Access through Sumner Connect

https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school?authuser=0#h.w8rfu 2vedtnz

 

Independent Reading/ZOOM Meetings

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee or a book of your choice

Benita Williams is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Mrs. Coates and I enjoyed seeing some of your faces and hope to see more this Tuesday. We want to hear how things are going for you, and if we can help you in any way!

This week please read chapters 19-21 and continue to prep for our Zoom meeting by choosing an activity to complete from the choice board, on Mrs. Williams google classroom page, for each chapter. This choice board is open to both Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Coates classes. Class code is wi5n5tc. Hope to see many smiling faces on Tuesday!

Topic: To Kill a Mockingbird Time: May 5, 2020 01:00 PM Central

Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/617172543?pwd=Z2hYdERCUjA3YnNRR2xRb0NpNzFhdz09

Meeting ID: 617 172 543

Password: 295790

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

 

Math Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account” You only do this the first time.

Enter google email (same as above)

Go to “learner homepage”

Click “teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Then complete the following lessons each day. (No codes at this time)

Monday May 4

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Systems of Equations

Select & Complete these review lessons:

Number of Solutions to Systems of Equations

Video: Number of Solutionsto Systems of Equations (All 7 Videos)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Tuesday May 5

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Systems of Equations

Select & Complete these review lessons:

Systems of Equations Word Problems (Part 1) Video: Age Word Problem:

Imran

Video: Age Word Problem:

Ben & William

Video: Age Word Problem:

Arman &Diya

Complete 4 Practice Problems for Age Word Problems.

Wednesday May 6

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Select & Complete these review lessons:

Systems of Equations Word Problems (Part 2)

Video: System of Equations

Word Problem: Walk & Ride

Video: Systems of Equations

Word Problem: No Solution

Video: Systems of Equations

Word Problem: Infinite Solutions

Video: Systems of Equations with Substitution: Coins

Complete 4 Practice Problems for Systems of Equations Word Problems.

Complete Quiz 2.

Thursday May 7

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Systems of Equations

Complete Unit Test

Friday May 8

Flex Day: Complete any lessons from this week.

 

Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

*I am following your progress daily. And, from looking at your progress, it is evident that quite a few of you are working hard at completing the tasks. I commend you for your hard work and dedication to your education.

Please continue work in Edgenuity. At this point, you should be covering (Division of the Nation). For those that may have just received technology to be able to complete the tasks, you must simply begin at (Sectionalism and Expansion), and work your way down the list. For example:

Day 1: The Industrialized North

Day 2: The Economic Impact of Slavery

Day 3: The Nullification Crisis

Day 4: Slavery in American Culture

Day 5: Rise of Abolitionism

 

If you follow this pattern to the very end, you will find yourself having completed all standards for the 8th grade year in U.S. History, and you will be better prepared for your history courses in high school. If you discipline yourself in being responsible for your own success, I believe you will grow from this experience.

 

Science Resources

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Please reach out if there are questions about a particular assignment. I will be available from 9am-11am Mon-Fri to answer questions.

Go to Clever.com Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Google Classroom Class Code ijedov4

This week our focus will be the following:

● Outline the work of Charles Darwin as a naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle

● Summarize the prior work and new evidence Darwin used to develop the idea of “descent with modification” ● Describe how Darwin’s work developed to the theory of evolution

● Define the concept of natural selection

Monday 5/4- Google Classroom-Read the passage and watch the Crash Course video at the bottom of the page. There is also a “check for understanding” quiz at the end of the passage. Since this is a complex passage packed with information you will need for the whole week, I suggest reading it multiple times and go back to review it if needed. You may also deem it necessary to do additional research about Darwin and Natural Selection. There is a wealth of information on this topic.

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-wmopen-biology1/chapter/charles-darwin/

Tuesday 5/5- Google Classroom- Charles Darwin #1-4 Discussion Questions Doc

Wednesday 5/6- Google Classroom-Charles Darwin #1-4 Discussion Questions Doc (continued)

Thursday 5/7- Google Classroom- Quizizz #1-20 Link is provided

Friday 5/8- Flexible Friday: Work on anything not completed for the week or Login to Edgenuity and complete any lesson that is still incomplete.

At any time, Edgenuity can also be used as a review 8th grade science content..

 

Active Learning can be accessed through Sumner Connect. https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school-grades-6th-8th#h.w8rf u2vedtnz

 

MUSIC AND CHOIR LESSONS

Here is

an activity that I have borrowed from Megan Hester, Station Camp Middle School choir director. I think it is very engaging and fun!

I'm sure by now we've all seen Pitch Perfect. If not, well you've got plenty of time now! In the movie the main character uses a cup to perform a 2 measure rhythm in 4/4. I don't know if your students went as bonkers for this activity as mine did at the time, but my students asked to do it ALL THE TIME. Truth be told, Pitch Perfect was not the first to use this cup rhythm. This was a very popular activity when I was in school and at summer camps 20 years ago. S

o here's my proposal:

Do a tutorial of the rhythm first (http://mtgmmusic.org/Du-Tuh-De-and-The-Cup-Song.php I found this link helpful)

2. Put the rhythm with the cup

3. Invite kids to teach it to their families. HarvardTHUd does this activity with a group and gets creative with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSfEqehn3X0

4. This activity can also be turned into a game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y1aOg_UO_A In this video you can see the participants passing the cup as they finish the rhythm.

This could be a fun activity for families! Feel free to share your opinions!

Another activity that our students can engage in is on the website, musictheory.com. They are able to learn and practice some of the things taught in my classroom.

The last activity is called “A Simple Guide to American Music History” on Youtube. In this activity the students will watch the introduction and then I need them to look up the music genres that are mentioned and listen to the music styles that are named.

I hope all is going well with all of you. I miss you and want you to know that I think of ya’ll daily.

You can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need anything or just want to talk!

Week of April 20-24, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – Guide to the Blues 1900’s-2000’s

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

Week April 27- May 1, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – A Brief History of Ragtime Music

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

4.Music Theory – www.teoria.com

Week May 4-8,2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – pianoTV – Classical Music (for People Who Don’t Like Classical Music)

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

4.Music Theory – www.teoria.com

5.Voice training – www.voicescienceworks.org

6.Youtube - PianoTV – How to put Emotion into Music

 

Topic: SumnerSTEM (Grades 6-8) with Ben Bruce

Time: May 7, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Thu, until May 21, 2020, 3 occurrence(s)

May 7, 2020 12:00 PM

May 14, 2020 12:00 PM

May 21, 2020 12:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly:

https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/up0odOyprjsiE9foihaV4kKdGGAhda2htpnw/ics?icsTo ken=98tyKu6hqzgvG9SVuBCER7Z5GYjCZ-vziGJHj_pbkxbtAhYHaSjyEcVjOrZ-QtDE

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79535100893?pwd=QW9RTUpMSzlGVWVsZXEwRmdReE9 LUT09

Meeting ID: 795 3510 0893

Password: 8LGXSi

If you have any other needs or questions, please contact your teachers or our administrative team. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Copeland, and Mr. Walker are checking their email daily, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

Be Safe and Well,

Westmoreland Middle School

8th Grade Team 

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"Cleaning Out Lockers & Turning In Stuff" Plan (04/30/20) ...

Hello Westmoreland Middle School Parents & Staffulty,

The purpose of this communication is to share with you information about the opportunity for your child and you to “clean out lockers and turn in stuff”.

The dates will be the week of 05/11/20 as follows:

  • Monday 05/11—6th Grade
  • Tuesday 05/12—7th Grade
  • Wednesday 05/13—8th Grade
  • Thursday 05/14—Makeup Day for anyone not able to come on the other days assigned.

The times will be beginning at 9 AM and ending at 3 PM each day.

If this does not work for you, please call me at 615-644-3003 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Parents:  If you have more than one child at WMS and if they are in different grades … say 6th and 8th, then you may come on any designated day for one of your children and do everything for both.

The following is what will be our objectives during the “clean out lockers and turn in stuff”.

  • Spring Fundraiser Money may be turned in during this time.
  • Library books will be turned in.  There is no charge for overdue books.  If you have books at home, please bring them.  (There will be a container to drop off your Library book(s).)
  • Choir & Music students need to turn in their music.  (There will be a container available to drop off music.)
  • WMS books will be turned in.  
  • Lockers will be cleaned out.
  • Technology devices are to be returned.
  • Band instruments may be picked up.  (Mrs. Peterson will be in the Band Room to check band instruments.)
  • PE locker rooms may be cleaned out.
  • Lost & Found may be checked.
  • Medications may be picked up.  (Any medications not picked up by Thursday 05/14 will be destroyed.  Medications MUST be picked up by a parent or a designated adult.)
  • Breakfast and lunch money will be carried over to the next school year.
  • Clean out lockers.
  • Turn in anything that needs to be turned in.

More specific directions and information will be shared as we near this week.  Also, Yearbook info and 8th Grade Ring Order info will be shared later.

Thank You,

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

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Tim Copeland, Assistant Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

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***Below this section are communications from the past!***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WMS Communication Letter for Parents & Families (04/24/20) ...

The following is the weekly letter from Mr. Robinson:

Friday, April 24, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our fourth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.

Our 6-8th grade students are even more actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy. Finally, teachers have enjoyed connecting with students for additional support during their daily Office Hours.

During Week 4, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math and ELA

● Engage in new extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Participate in daily physical fitness activities

● Share work and/or assignments with their teacher for feedback

Please remember that you can always contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team with any questions or concerns, and you can expect a response within 24 hours. We truly appreciate your continued partnership as we work to continuously improve our approach to distance learning and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

Be Well & Thank You,

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

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Phone:  615-644-3003

Tim Copeland, Assistant Principal

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Phone:  615-644-3003

 

 

6th Grade Info for 04/27--05/01 ...

Friday, April 24, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our fourth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.

Our 6-8 students are even more actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy. Finally, teachers have enjoyed connecting with students for additional support during their daily Office Hours.

During Week 4, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math and ELA

● Engage in new extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Participate in daily physical fitness activities

● Share work and/or assignments with their teacher for feedback

 

Math Resources

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These are the codes to join in Khan Academy if you have not already done so:

Carter 1st: K9ESGVQM         Carter 2nd: 82CXT6QD              Carter 4th: YTB3FUYT

Sullivan 1st: 3VEY7DEM        Sullivan 2nd: PZ8BNU5C           Sullivan 4th: YBGKV8ND

Students will have to join their class for their teacher to see their progress. Khan Academy Lessons : - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math

4/27 – Ratios, Rates, and Percents

1- Visualize Ratios

2- Ratio Tables

3- Ratios with tape diagrams

4/28 - Ratios, Rates, and Percents

4- Ratio Applications

5- Ratios on a Coordinate Plane

6- Part-part-whole Ratios

4/29 - Ratios, Rates, and Percents

7- Intro to rates

8- Unit Rates

9- Rate Problems

4/30 - Ratios, Rates, and Percents

10- Quiz 3

Math Challenge: What types of rates and or ratios can you find around your house? (example: there are 3 people in my family and we have 6 GermX bottles in our house. The ratio is 3 people to 6 GermX bottles OR for every 1 person, there are 2 GermX bottles). Send your teacher an email or post in your class on google classroom with your ratios and rates examples in your house.

5/1 – Flex Day

Complete any lessons from this week

 

ELA Resources

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Baughn’s Class Code: DBK7K4                   Summers’ Class Code: GE7LK6

*Please make sure your student is using their teacher’s class code.

*Thursday’s assignment will be submitted through Google Classroom.

1. Go to Clever.com 2. Login with student email (lunch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

3. Click on Google Classroom

4. Find your teacher’s class and your block

5. Click on the assignment

6. To complete the assignment, clock on “Add or Create” in the top right corner.

7. Create a google doc.

8. Type your assignment

9. Click “Turn In” in the top right corner when complete.

 

Common Lit Lessons

4/27- Reading & Responding

Common Lit – Read and complete Can’t We All Just Get Along by BirdBrain Science

4/28- Viewing & Reaching Out

Watch Jay and Heron (animated short film) and reach out to someone you value today. Send a text or email, write a note and mail it, call the person. Think about someone who has put your needs first like the characters in the film-someone you appreciate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lo-8UWhVcg

4/29- Reading & Responding

Common Lit- Read and complete Eating in Silence by Pamela Huber

4/30- Summary Activity OPTIONS- Choose 1 to Complete (Post this assignment in Google Classroom)

Quarantine Companion - Based on this week’s friendship and family focus, write an explanatory piece about a character in literature or a real-life person you would like to have as a quarantine companion. The character can be anyone you've read about or someone from your own life that you are missing.

OR

Family Tradition:

In Eating in Silence, Huber writes about making lasagna with her mother. Consider this as you recall something being passed down in your family – a recipe, a hobby, any tradition. Write an explanatory piece about this family tradition and its meaning to you.

5/1- Rest & Reflect

Use this time to catch up on any assignments you haven’t completed. Rest and recharge. Do something for a friend or family member that will bring joy!

 

Science Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

For science this week, continue with your Edgenuity courses. You should be almost done with Energy in the Atmosphere and ready to start Winds. Don’t forget to check out our Google classroom. I’ve posted an Earth Day scavenger hunt (post a pic) and a couple other videos for your scientist brains. Text me or call Monday- Friday from 9-11 if you have any questions or concerns.

Complete this interactive lesson at your own pace. Make sure to use the resources available within the slides. https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ilkaet18-sci-ilwater/water-resource-issues/

Use this website to learn more about water use and conservation in your house. https://yourplanyourplanet.sustainability.google/water-pillar/shower-duration

Science Connect Challenge: Be sure to tune into Sumner County Schools Facebook Live on Thursdays at 1:00 pm for a middle school STEM activity!

 

Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Early China” and “Ancient Rome” at your own pace.

 

Mrs. Willoughby’s office hours will be 8am-10am M-F of each week. She will contact each of her students by email once a week and a phone call once a week. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Active Learning

4/27- Calming Yoga for Teenagers:(13 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxsQr7YOq7o

4/28- Speed Stacks: Cup Stacking Challenge! https://www.speedstacks.com/home/

4/29- Believe In You Video Series, Season 1: Episode 1 https://www.varsitybrands.com/believe-in-you-video-series-one

4/30- Believe In You Video Series, Season 1: Episode 2 https://www.varsitybrands.com/believe-in-you-video-series-one

5/1- Yoga & Pilates Exercise(15 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxsQr7YOq7o

Please remember that you can always contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team with any questions or concerns, and you can expect a response within 24 hours. We truly appreciate your continued partnership as we work to continuously improve our approach to distance learning and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

Be well,

6th Grade Team

Danny Robinson- Principal

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Tim Copeland- Vice Principal

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Chris Walker- Guidance Counselor

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7th Grade Info for 04/27--05/01 ...

Parents/Guardians and Students,

I certainly hope all of you are safe and healthy. I’m so excited to continue learning with all of you. For this week, I am sharing a set of resources you can use for all subject areas. I will also have daily office hours from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Feel free to e-mail questions or concerns to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Specific subject area questions will need to be sent directly to your student’s teacher. Please respond to this e-mail to let me know that you are receiving my e-mails and certainly let me know if you have any questions.

Also, don’t forget about the Grab and Go Meals that are being provided throughout Sumner County. Three sites in our community are providing these for students, those being Westmoreland High School, North Sumner Elementary School, and Bethpage Elementary School. These are being provided twice a week on Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

 

ELA Resources

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       (Office Hours – 10:00 AM-2:00 PM)

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Commonlit”

Click “Create Free Account”

Click “I am a student”

Enter Class Code

Enter your personal information and submit

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

Potts’s Class Code: 5Y93W5              Rippy’s Class Code: N37QE5

 

CommonLit Reading Lessons:

4/27/2020 – Read and complete: Clownfish and Sea Anemone by CommonLit staff (informational text)

4/28/2020 – Video Link for Lifted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i62znvPLlrw

Watch Lifted (animated short film) and reach out to someone you value today! Send a text or email, write a note and mail it, call the person.

Think about someone who has supported you like the character in the film- someone who has lifted you when you needed it.

4/29/2020 – Read and complete: Mother to Son by Langston Hughes (poem)

4/30/2020 – Quarantine Companion - Based on this week’s friendship and family focus, write an explanatory piece about a character in literature or a real-life person you would like to have as a quarantine companion. The character can be anyone you've read about or someone from your own life that you are missing.

OR

Family Motto or Rules to Live By:

In Mother to Son, Hughes writes, “Don’t you set down on the steps ‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.” Consider this advice as you recall one of your family's strongest sayings or rules to live by. Write an explanatory piece about this family motto, value, or rule and its meaning to you.

5/1/20 – Use this time to catch up on any assignments you haven’t completed. Rest and recharge. Do something for a friend or family member that will bring joy!

 

Independent Reading

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

 

Math Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account”

Enter Google email (same as above)

Go to “Learner Homepage”

Click “Teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Complete the following lessons each day.

Templeton 1st: YQZ4RV5F          Templeton 3rd: AXNUAXT4            Templeton 4th: WKCMQMDA

Griggs 1st: NGVU68VT                Griggs 3rd: G7RE353D                   Griggs 4th: 6T6M6YTF

Khan Academy Lessons

4/27/20 – Go to Expressions, equalities and inequalities

Select & complete these lessons: One-Step Inequalities

Watch the following videos: – Plotting Inequalities

–Testing Solutions to Inequalities

– One-step inequalities examples

– One-step inequalities

-5c < 15

– One-step inequalities word problem

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (4)

4/28/20 – Go to Expressions, equalities and inequalities

Select & complete these lessons: Two-Step Inequalities

Watch the following videos: --Two-step inequalities

-Two-step inequality word problems – apples

-Two-step inequality word problems – R&B

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (2)

Complete Quiz 3

4/29/20 – Go to Expressions, equalities and inequalities

Complete Unit Test – 14 problems

Then, Go to Rates & Proportional Relationships

Select & Complete these lessons: Rate problems with fractions

Watch the following video:

-Rate with fractions

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (1)

4/30/20 – Go to Rates & Proportional Relationships

Select & Complete these lessons: Constant of proportionality

Watch the following videos:

– Introduction to proportional relationships

– Identifying constant of proportionality graphically

– Constant of proportionality from graph

– Identifying constant of proportionality from an equation

Complete the videos next week.

Complete the first set of practice problems (1) – others to be completed next week.

5/1/20 – Flex Day – Complete any lessons from this week.

 

Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Indigenous Civilizations of the Americas” at your own pace.

 

Science Resources

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4/27/20-4/28/20Water Resource Issues: https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ilkaet18-sci-ilwater/water-resource-issues/

Complete this interactive lesson at your own pace. Make sure to use the resources available within the slides.

4/29/20Sustainability: https://yourplanyourplanet.sustainability.google/water-pillar/shower-duration

Use this website to learn more about water use and conservation in your house.

4/30/20Science Connect Challenge:

Be sure to tune into Sumner County Schools Facebook Live on Thursdays at 1:00 pm for a middle school STEM activity!

5/1/20Flexible Friday – Access this week’s material to continue learning and review.

 

Active Learning

4/27/20 – Calming Yoga for Teenagers: (13 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxsQr7YOq7o

4/28/20 – Speed Stacks: Cup Stacking Challenge! https://www.speedstacks.com/home/

4/29/20 – Believe In You Video Series, Season 1: Episode 1 https://www.varsitybrands.com/believe-in-you-video-series-one

4/30/20 – Believe In You Video Series, Season 1: Episode 2 https://www.varsitybrands.com/believe-in-you-video-series-one

5/1/20 – Yoga & Pilates Exercise: (15 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxsQr7YOq7o

 

 

8th Grade Info for 04/27--05/01 ...

WEEK OF APRIL 27 - May 1, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to wrap up our fourth week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have made as a school community.. We hope that you are continually accessing our Sumner Connect site as it serves as a unifying location for all weekly curriculum and communication.

Our 6-8 students are actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy.

For this coming week 4, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math

● Continue with their designated reading and writing ELA lessons

● Begin exploring extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Engage in daily physical fitness activities and independent reading

Your child’s teacher will be sharing daily Office Hours, during which you can work directly with them via phone or video. You can also contact your child’s teacher by email with any questions or needs, and they will respond within 24 hours.

If you have any other needs or questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

WMS cares about you and your family.

General Resources

Sumner Connect on Sumner County Schools and Westmoreland Middle School websites

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ELA Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “CommonLit” (district courses)

Click “Create Free Account” You only have to do this the first time.

Click “I am a student”

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

 

CommonLit Reading Lessons: Access through Sumner Connect

https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school?authuser=0#h.w8rfu 2vedtnz

 

Independent Reading/ZOOM Meetings

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee or a book of your choice

Benita Williams is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Mrs. Coates and I enjoyed seeing some of your faces and hope to see more this Tuesday. We want to hear how things are going for you, and if we can help you in any way! This week please read chapters 15-18 and continue to prep for our Zoom meeting by choosing an activity to complete from the choice board, on Mrs. Williams google classroom page, for each chapter. This choice board is open to both Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Coates classes. Class code is wi5n5tc. Hope to see many smiling faces on Tuesday!

Topic: To Kill a Mockingbird

Time: Apr 21, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/617172543?pwd=Z2hYdERCUjA3YnNRR2xRb0NpNzFhdz09

Meeting ID: 617 172 543

Password: 295790

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

 

Math Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account” You only do this the first time.

Enter google email (same as above)

Go to “learner homepage”

Click “teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Then complete the following lessons each day. (No codes at this time)

Monday April 27

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Linear Equations & Functions

Select & Complete these review lessons: Linear and Nonlinear Function Video:

Linear Models (All 5 Videos)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Complete Quiz 4.

Tuesday April 28

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Linear Equations & Functions

Complete Unit Test

Wednesday April 29

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Systems of Equations

Select & Complete these review lessons: Intro to Systems of Equations and Systems of Equations with Graphing Video:

Intro to Systems of Equations (All 3 Videos)

Video: Systems of Equations with Graphing (All 5 Videos)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section

Thursday April 30

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Systems of Equations

Select & Complete these review lessons:

Solving Systems with Substitution Video: Solving Systems with Substitution (All 6 Videos)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Complete Quiz 1

Friday May 1

Flex Day: Complete any lessons from this week.

 

Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

*I am following your progress daily. And, from looking at your progress, it is evident that quite a few of you are working hard at completing the tasks. I commend you for your hard work and dedication to your education.

Please continue work in Edgenuity. At this point, you should be covering (Division of the Nation). For those that may have just received technology to be able to complete the tasks, you must simply begin at (Sectionalism and Expansion), and work your way down the list. For example:"

Day 1: The Industrialized North

Day 2: The Economic Impact of Slavery

Day 3: The Nullification Crisis

Day 4: Slavery in American Culture

Day 5: Rise of Abolitionism If you follow this pattern to the very end, you will find yourself having completed all standards for the 8th grade year in U.S. History, and you will be better prepared for your history courses in high school. If you discipline yourself in being responsible for your own success, I believe you will grow from this experience.

 

Science Resources

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Please reach out if there are questions about a particular assignment. I will be available from 9am-11am Mon-Fri to answer questions.

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number Google Classroom Class Code ijedov4

4/27- Water Resource Issues (Refer to my Google Classroom Page)

4/28- Water Resource Issues (Refer to my Google Classroom Page) Complete this interactive lesson at your own pace. Make sure to use the resources available within the slides. You may use the PBS site by continuing as a “guest”.

4/29- Use this website to learn more about water use and conservation in your house. https://yourplanyourplanet.sustainability.google/

4/30-Tune in to SumnerSTEM Studios on Facebook at 1:00 pm for the weekly challenge presented by Ben Bruce

5/1- Flexible Friday: Work on anything not completed for the week or Login to Edgenuity and complete any lesson that is still incomplete.

At any time, Edgenuity can also be used as a review 8th grade science content..

 

Active Learning can be accessed through Sumner Connect.

https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school-grades-6th-8th#h.w8rf u2vedtnz

 

MUSIC AND CHOIR LESSONS

Here is an activity that I have borrowed from Megan Hester, Station Camp Middle School choir director. I think it is very engaging and fun!

I'm sure by now we've all seen Pitch Perfect. If not, well you've got plenty of time now! In the movie the main character uses a cup to perform a 2 measure rhythm in 4/4. I don't know if your students went as bonkers for this activity as mine did at the time, but my students asked to do it ALL THE TIME. Truth be told, Pitch Perfect was not the first to use this cup rhythm. This was a very popular activity when I was in school and at summer camps 20 years ago.

So here's my proposal:

Do a tutorial of the rhythm first (http://mtgmmusic.org/Du-Tuh-De-and-The-Cup-Song.php I found this link helpful)

2. Put the rhythm with the cup

3. Invite kids to teach it to their families. HarvardTHUd does this activity with a group and gets creative with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSfEqehn3X0

4. This activity can also be turned into a game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y1aOg_UO_A In this video you can see the participants passing the cup as they finish the rhythm.

This could be a fun activity for families! Feel free to share your opinions!

Another activity that our students can engage in is on the website, musictheory.com. They are able to learn and practice some of the things taught in my classroom.

The last activity is called “A Simple Guide to American Music History” on Youtube. In this activity the students will watch the introduction and then I need them to look up the music genres that are mentioned and listen to the music styles that are named.

I hope all is going well with all of you. I miss you and want you to know that I think of ya’ll daily. You can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need anything or just want to talk!

Week of April 20-24, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – Guide to the Blues 1900’s-2000’s

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

Week April 27- May 1, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – A Brief History of Ragtime Music

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

4.Music Theory – www.teoria.com

If you have any other needs or questions, please contact your teachers or our administrative team. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Copeland, and Mr. Walker are checking their email daily, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

Be Safe and Well,

Westmoreland Middle School

8th Grade Team 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***Older information may be found below.***

 

 

 

WMS Communication Letter for Parents & Families (04/17/20) ...

The following is the weekly letter from Mr. Robinson:

 Friday, April 17, 2020

Dear WMS Students & Parents,

We want to wrap up our third week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.

Our 6-8th students are even more actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy. Finally, teachers have enjoyed connecting with students for additional support during their daily Office Hours.

During Week 4, students will:

●      Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math and ELA

●      Engage in new extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

●      Participate in daily physical fitness activities

●      Share work and/or assignments with their teacher for feedback

Please remember that you can always contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team with any questions or concerns, and you can expect a response within 24 hours. We truly appreciate your continued partnership as we work to continuously improve our approach to distance learning and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

 

Be Well & Thank You,

 

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tim Copeland, Assistant Principal

Phone:  615-644-3003

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

6th Grade Info for 04/20--04/24 ...

Friday, April 17, 2020

 

Dear Families,

 We want to wrap up our third week of distance learning by celebrating the progress we have all made as a community to bring virtual instruction to life for your students. Students and families have been regularly accessing weekly curricular content and communications through our Sumner Connect site.

 Our 6-8 students are even more actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 3 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy. Finally, teachers have enjoyed connecting with students for additional support during their daily Office Hours.

 During Week 4, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math and ELA

● Engage in new extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Participate in daily physical fitness activities

● Share work and/or assignments with their teacher for feedback

 

Math Resources

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These are the codes to join in Khan Academy if you have not already done so:

Carter 1st: K9ESGVQM           Carter 2nd: 82CXT6QD           Carter 4th: YTB3FUYT

Sullivan 1st: 3VEY7DEM          Sullivan 2nd: PZ8BNU5C        Sullivan 4th: YBGKV8ND

*Students will have to join their class for their teacher to see their progress.

 

Khan Academy Lessons : - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math

 

4/20 – Ratios, Rates, and Percents

1- Intro to Ratios EXTRA RESOURCE: Carnegie Notes - 4-20-20

 

4/21 - Ratios, Rates, and Percents

2- Equivalent Ratios

- Watch all videos

- Complete Practice Problems:

o Equivalent Ratios

o Equivalent Ratio Word Problems – basic

o Equivalent Ratio word problems (the first 3) Will complete equivalent ratio word problems on Wednesday. EXTRA RESOURCE: Carnegie Notes 4-21-20

 

4/22 - Ratios, Rates, and Percents

3- Equivalent Ratios

- Complete the following problems

o Equivalent ratios in the real world

o Understanding Equivalent Ratios in the real worls

4- Quiz 1

 

4/23 - Ratios, Rates, and Percents

5- Visualize Ratios

- Watch all videos

- Complete Practice Problems

o Create Double Number Lines

o Ratios with Double Number Lines

o Relate Double Number Lines EXTRA RESOURCE: Carnegie Notes - 4-23-20

 

4/24 – Flex Day

Complete any lessons from this week

 

ELA Resources

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Baughn’s Class Code: DBK7K4                 Summers’ Class Code: GE7LK6

 

*Please make sure your student is using their teacher’s class code.

*Assignments on Tuesday and Wednesday will be submitted through Google Classroom.

 

1. Go to Clever.com 2. Login with student email (lunch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

3. Click on Google Classroom

4. Find your teacher’s class and your block

5. Click on the assignment

6. To complete the assignment, clock on “Add or Create” in the top right corner.

7. Create a google doc.

8. Type your assignment

9. Click “Turn In” in the top right corner when complete.

 

Common Lit Lessons

4/20- Reading & Responding-

Read and complete: Laura’s Key by Anne-Marie Reidy (RF short story)

4/21- Viewing & Planning-

Watch It’s Not Just About You by Inky Johnson -UT football player (video located under the related media tab of Laura’s Key).

-Make notes to compare Inky’s values with Laura’s (from yesterday’s text) Consider a Venn Diagram:

4/22- Personal Writing-

Now that you have read a story and viewed a speech on perseverance and determination, write a persuasive piece that proves the claim-Success is more than winning. Use specific examples from Laura’s and Inky’s experiences and your own life.

Use yesterday’s planning organizer to help you. Refer to your POW TIDE notes if you have those at home. That will guide your writing. Remember a claim is an opinion, and is supported with evidence from the text.

4/23- Summary Activity Options Choose 1-

Based on this week’s focus on courage and success, create a visual that illustrates these ideas. Use Google Docs with clipart or your own paper and drawings. Include at least one quote from the week’s readings or video that fits your meaning.

OR

Create an inspirational video that encourages others to remain courageous during these times. Aim for one to three-minutes in length. Include family members! Refer to any of the week’s material that inspired you.

 

Challenge: Email this activity to your teacher!

4/24- Rest and Reflect- Use this time to catch up on any assignments you haven’t completed. Rest and recharge. Do something that makes you feel successful!

 

Science Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

For science this week, continue with your Edgenuity courses. You should be almost done with the the Changing Environment unit and ready for the Weather and Climate Unit. I have added four new videos to our Google classroom, so check those out when you need a brain break. Please access the Stem activity live on Thursday at 1:00pm, on the Sumner County Schools website. Leave a comment about the activity in our Google Classroom.Text me or call Monday- Friday from 9-11.

 

Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Early China” and “Ancient Rome” at your own pace.

 

Mrs. Willoughby’s office hours will be 8am-10am M-F of each week. She will contact each of her students by email once a week and a phone call once a week.

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Active Learning

4/20- Discover Your Happy: https://www.learnexperiencehappiness.com/educators

4/21- YouTube Art Channels for Kids: https://meagangetsreal.com/art-youtube-channels-for-kids/

4/22- 25 Ways to Get Moving @ Home: https://www.mrwillpe.com/uploads/7/5/8/2/75820545/khc_25_ways_to_get_moving_at_home.pdf

4/23- STEM Facebook Live @ 1PM- Sumner Schools Page Mystery Science: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

4/24- YouTube Art Channel for Kids: https://meagangetsreal.com/art-youtube-channels-for-kids/

 

Please remember that you can always contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team with any questions or concerns, and you can expect a response within 24 hours. We truly appreciate your continued partnership as we work to continuously improve our approach to distance learning and make sure that our students and families have everything they need during these challenging times.

 

Thank you for your partnership with these learning opportunities. We are all in this together!

 Be well,

 6th Grade Team

 

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Chris Walker- Guidance Counselor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

7th Grade Info for 04/20--04/24 ...

Parents/Guardians and Students,

I certainly hope all of you are safe and healthy. I’m so excited to continue learning with all of you. Since distance learning is new for all of us, we will be learning together! For this week, I am sharing a set of resources you can use for all subject areas. I will also have daily office hours from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Feel free to e-mail questions or concerns to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Specific subject area questions will need to be sent directly to your student’s teacher. Please respond to this e-mail to let me know that you are receiving my e-mails and certainly let me know if you have any questions.

Also, don’t forget about the Grab and Go Meals that are being provided throughout Sumner County. Three sites in our community are providing these for students, those being Westmoreland High School, North Sumner Elementary School, and Bethpage Elementary School. These are being provided twice a week on Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

 

ELA Resources

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Office Hours – 10:00 AM-2:00 PM)

 

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Commonlit”

Click “Create Free Account”

Click “I am a student”

Enter Class Code

Enter your personal information and submit

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

Potts’s Class Code: 5Y93W5           Rippy’s Class Code: N37QE5

 

CommonLit Reading Lessons:

4/20/2020 – Read and complete: Michael Jordan: A Profile in Failure by Jeff Stibel (informational text)

4/21/2020 – Watch Why Being A Failure -is a good Thing (video clip located under the related media tab of Michael Jordan text).

-Make notes about the role that attitude plays in striving for success. These notes will help with tomorrow’s writing.

4/22/2020 – Now that you have read about and watched a video on how failure affects success, write a persuasive piece that proves this claim – Failure can often lead to success.

Use specific examples from Michael Jordan’s experiences and your own life.

-Use yesterday’s planning notes to help you.

4/23/2020 – Based on this week’s focus on courage and the role of attitude in achieving success, create a visual that illustrates these ideas. Use Google Docs with clipart or your own paper and drawings. Include at least one quote from the text or video that fits your meaning.

OR

Create an inspirational video that encourages others to remain courageous during these times. Include family members! Aim for one to three-minutes in length. Refer to any of the week’s material that inspired you.

Challenge: Email this activity to your teacher!

4/24/20 – Use this time to catch up on any assignments you haven’t completed. Rest and recharge. Do something that brings you joy!

Independent Reading

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

 

Math Resources

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Office Hours – 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon)

 

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account”

Enter Google email (same as above)

Go to “Learner Homepage”

Click “Teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Complete the following lessons each day.

Templeton 1st: YQZ4RV5F      Templeton 3rd: AXNUAXT4       Templeton 4th: WKCMQMDA

Griggs 1st: NGVU68VT            Griggs 3rd: G7RE353D             Griggs 4th: 6T6M6YTF

 

Khan Academy Lessons

4/20/20 – Go to Expressions, equalities and inequalities

Select & complete these lessons: Interpreting Linear Expressions

Watch Video – Interpreting Linear Expressions - Diamonds

Watch Video – Interpreting Linear Expressions - Flowers

Watch Video – Writing Expressions word problems

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (2)

Complete Quiz 1 – 6 problems

4/21/20 – Go to Expressions, equalities and inequalities

Select & complete these lessons: Two-Step Equations Intro

Watch Video – Same thing to both sides of equations

Watch Video – Intro to two-step equations

Watch Video – Two-step equations intuition

Watch Video – Worked example two-step equations

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (1)

4/22/20 – Go to Expressions, equalities and inequalities

Select & complete these lessons: Two-Step Equations with Decimals and Fractions

Watch Video – Two-Step Equations with Decimals and Fractions

Watch Video – Two-Step Equations with Decimals and Fractions

Watch Video – Find the mistake – two-step equations

Complete 4 Practice Problems after each lesson (2)

4/23/20 – Go to Expressions, equalities and inequalities

Select & complete these lessons: Two-step equations – word problems

Watch video – Equations word problems – super yoga (1)

Watch Video – Equations word problems – super yoga (2)

Watch video – Two-step equations word problems - computers

Watch video – Two-step equations word problems – garden

Two-step equations word problems - oranges

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson (2)

Complete Quiz 2 – 5 problems

4/24/20 – Flex Day – Complete any lessons from this week.

Social Studies Resources This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Office Hours – 9:00 AM-11:00 AM)

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Geography of the Americas” at your own pace.

 

Science Resources

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4/20/20 – Disruptions Affecting Animal Populations https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ilwgbh17-sci-rare-ildisruptions/how-disruptions-affect-animal-populations/

4/21/20 – Ecology & Food Chains Interactive Lesson https://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/foodchains/

4/22/20 – Interactive Food Chain Lessons & Games https://www.brainpop.com/games/foodchaingame/?topic_id=fa29bf86ab779678

4/23/20 – STEM Facebook Live @ 1PM– Sumner Schools Page Mystery Science: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

4/24/20 – Flexible Friday – Access this week’s material to continue learning and review.

 

Active Learning

4/20/20 – Discover Your Happy: https://www.learnexperiencehappiness.com/educators

4/21/20 – YouTube Art

 

Be Well,

WMS 7th Grade Team

 

 

8th Grade Info for 04/20--04/24 ...

WEEK OF APRIL 20-24, 2020

 

Dear Families, 

We want to close this third week of distance learning by honoring the tremendous work that is in place to support each of our students.

We hope that you have accessed our Sumner Connect site as it serves as a unifying location for all weekly curriculum and communication. 

 Our 6-8 students are actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 4 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy.

 For this coming week, students will:

  • Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math
  • Continue with their designated reading and writing ELA lessons
  • Begin exploring extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM
  • Engage in daily physical fitness activities and independent reading 

Your child’s teacher will be sharing daily Office Hours, during which you can work directly with them via phone or video.  You can also contact your child’s teacher by email with any questions or needs, and they will respond within 24 hours.

 If you have any other needs or questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team.  We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

 

WMS cares about you and your family.

  

General Resources

Sumner Connect on Sumner County Schools and Westmoreland Middle School websites

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ELA Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “CommonLit” (district courses)

Click “Create Free Account” You only have to do this the first time.

Click “I am a student” 

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

 

CommonLit Reading Lessons:  Access through Sumner Connect

https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school?authuser=0#h.w8rfu2vedtnz



Independent Reading/ZOOM Meetings

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee or a book of your choice

Benita Williams is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Mrs. Coates and I enjoyed seeing some of your faces and hope to see more this Tuesday.  We want to hear how things are going for you, and if we can help you in any way!

This week please read chapters 12-14 and continue to prep for our Zoom meetings by finding a word, sentence, and question for each chapter.  Hope to see many smiling faces on Tuesday!

 

Topic: To Kill a Mockingbird

Time: Apr 21, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

      

 Join Zoom Meeting

 

https://zoom.us/j/617172543?pwd=Z2hYdERCUjA3YnNRR2xRb0NpNzFhdz09

 

Meeting ID: 617 172 543

Password: 295790

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

 

Math Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account” You only do this the first time.

Enter google email (same as above)

Go to “learner homepage”

Click “teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Then complete the following lessons each day. (No codes at this time)

Monday April 20

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon. 

Go to Linear Equations & Functions Select & Complete these review lessons: 

Linear Models 

Video: Linear Models (All 7 videos)

 Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Tuesday April 21

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon. 

Go to Linear Equations & Functions Select & Complete these review lessons:

Comparing Linear Functions

Video: Comparing Linear Functions (All 6 videos)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Wednesday April 22

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon. 

Go to Linear Equations & Functions Select & Complete these review lessons: 

Constructing Linear Models for Real-World Relationships and Recognizing Functions

Video: Constructing Linear Models (All 6 videos)

Video: Relations and Functions

Video: Recognizing Functions from Graphs

Video: Recognizing Functions from Table

Video: Recognizing Functions from Verbal Description 

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Complete Quiz 2.

Thursday April 23

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

 Go to Linear Equations & Functions Select & Complete these review lessons:

Linear and Non-linear Functions

 Video: Linear and Non-linear (All 5 videos) 

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section

Complete Quiz 4

Friday April 24

Flex Day:  Complete any lessons from this week.

   

Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

*I am following your progress daily.  And, from looking at your progress, it is evident that quite a few of you are working hard at completing the tasks.  I commend you for your hard work and dedication to your education.

Please continue work in Edgenuity.  At this point, you should be covering (Division of the Nation).  For those that may have just received technology to be able to complete the tasks, you must simply begin at (Sectionalism and Expansion), and work your way down the list.  For example:

Day 1: The Industrialized North

Day 2: The Economic Impact of Slavery

Day 3: The Nullification Crisis

Day 4: Slavery in American Culture

Day 5: Rise of Abolitionism

If you follow this pattern to the very end, you will find yourself having completed all standards for the 8th grade year in U.S. History, and you will be better prepared for your history courses in high school.  If you discipline yourself in being responsible for your own success, I believe you will grow from this experience.  

 

Science Resources

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Please reach out if there are questions about a particular assignment. I will be available from 9am-11am Mon-Fri to answer questions.

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number 

4/20- Disruptions Affecting Animal Populations

https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ilwgbh17-sci-rare-ildisruptions/how-disruptions-affect-animal-populations/

4/21- Ecology and Food Chains Interactive Lesson

https://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/foodchains/

4/22- Interactive Food Chain Lesson & Games

https://www.brainpop.com/games/foodchaingame/?topic_id=fa29bf86ab779678

4/23- Tune in to SumnerSTEM Studios on Facebook at 1:00 pm for the weekly challenge presented by Ben Bruce

4/24-  Flexible Friday: Login to Edgenuity and complete any lesson that is still incomplete.

At any time, Edgenuity can also be used as a review 8th grade science content..

Mindfulness

Bingo game

Active Learning can be accessed through Sumner Connect.

https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school-grades-6th-8th#h.w8rfu2vedtnz

 

MUSIC AND CHOIR LESSONS 

Here is an activity that I have borrowed from Megan Hester, Station Camp Middle School choir director.  I think it is very engaging and fun! 

I'm sure by now we've all seen Pitch Perfect.  If not, well you've got plenty of time now! In the movie the main character uses a cup to perform a 2 measure rhythm in 4/4.  I don't know if your students went as bonkers for this activity as mine did at the time, but my students asked to do it ALL THE TIME.  Truth be told, Pitch Perfect was not the first to use this cup rhythm. This was a very popular activity when I was in school and at summer camps 20 years ago. 

  

So here's my proposal: 

Do a tutorial of the rhythm first (http://mtgmmusic.org/Du-Tuh-De-and-The-Cup-Song.php   I found this link helpful) 

   2.  Put the rhythm with the cup 

  

   3.  Invite kids to teach it to their families.   HarvardTHUd does this activity with a group and gets creative with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSfEqehn3X0 

  

   4.  This activity can also be turned into a game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y1aOg_UO_A   In this video you can see the participants passing the cup as they finish the rhythm.   

  

This could be a fun activity for families!  Feel free to share your opinions! 

 Another activity that our students can engage in is on the website, musictheory.com. They are able to learn and practice some of the things taught in my classroom. 

The last activity is called “A Simple Guide to American Music History” on Youtube.  In this activity the students will watch the introduction and then I need them to look up the music genres that are mentioned and listen to the music styles that are named. 

I hope all is going well with all of you.  I miss you and want you to know that I think of ya’ll daily.  You can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need anything or just want to talk! 

Look forward to hearing from ya’ll! 

Beth Hickey

Week of April 20-24, 2020

Music Assignments:

1.Continue working with on www.musictheory.net

2.Music History: Youtube – Guide to the Blues

   1900’s-2000’s

3.Music Games – www.classicsforkids.com

If you have any other needs or questions, please contact your teachers or our administrative team. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Copeland, and Mr. Walker are checking their email daily, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure 

out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

 

Be Safe and Well,

 

Westmoreland Middle School

8th Grade Team

 

 

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.WMS Communication Letter for Parents & Families (04/09/20) ...

Dear Westmoreland Middle School Families,

We want to close this second week of distance learning by honoring the tremendous work that is in place to support each of our students. We hope that you have accessed our Sumner Connect site as it serves as a unifying location for all weekly curriculum and communication.

Our 6-8 students are actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 4 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy.

For this coming week, students will:

●       Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math

●       Continue with their designated reading and writing ELA lessons

●       Begin exploring extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

●       Engage in daily physical fitness activities and independent reading

Your child’s teacher will be sharing daily Office Hours, during which you can work directly with them via phone or video.  You can also contact your child’s teacher by email with any questions or needs, and they will respond within 24 hours.

If you have any other needs or questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team.  We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

This information shared in this communication may be found on our school website under The Principal’s Page and on our FaceBook Page.

Be Well,

Danny Kay Robinson, WMS Principal

 

6th Grade Information for 04/13--04/17 ...

Dear Families,

We want to close this second week of distance learning by honoring the tremendous work that is in place to support each of our students. We hope that you have accessed our Sumner Connect site as it serves as a unifying location for all weekly curriculum and communication.

Our 6-8 students are actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 4 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy.

For this coming week, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math

● Continue with their designated reading and writing ELA lessons

● Begin exploring extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Engage in daily physical fitness activities and independent reading

Math Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office Hours: 9am-11am M-F

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office Hours: 10am-12pm M-F

These are the codes to join in Khan Academy if you have not already done so:

Carter 1st: K9ESGVQM      Carter 2nd: 82CXT6QD       Carter 4th: YTB3FUYT

Sullivan 1st: 3VEY7DEM    Sullivan 2nd: PZ8BNU5C     Sullivan 4th: YBGKV8ND

Students will have to join their class for their teacher to see their progress.

Khan Academy Lessons

4/13 - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math

Geometry Lessons:

1- Area of Composite Figures

2- Quiz 1 EXTRA RESOURCE: Carnegie Notes - Composite Figures

4/14 - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math

Geometry Lessons:

3- Geometric Solids 3D EXTRA RESOURCE: Carnegie Notes - 3D Shapes

4/15 - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math

Geometry Lessons:

4 – Volume with Fractions EXTRA RESOURCE: Carnegie Notes - Volume Rectangular Prism

4/16 - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math

Geometry Lessons:

5- Surface Area

6- Quiz 3 EXTRA RESOURCE: Carnegie Notes - Surface Area

4/17 - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math

Geometry Lessons:

7- Polygons on the coordinate Plane EXTRA RESOURCE: Carnegie Notes - Graphing

 ELA Resources

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If you are having trouble logging into Common Lit or you aren’t able to see any assignments on Common Lit, try this set of instructions:

• Do NOT log into your Clever account. • Go to https://www.commonlit.org/

• Click Create Free Account

• Click I Am A Student

• Enter Class Code

Baughn’s Class Code: DBK7K4          Summers’ Class Code: GE7LK6

• Complete the information needed and click Set Up Your Account

• Write down your username and password.

• Click on the desired assignment.

Common Lit Lessons

4/13- “Sweet, Difficult Sounds” by I.M. Desta (short story) https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/4731158

4/14- “A Quick Note on Getting Better at Difficult Things” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (opinion piece) https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/4574659

4/15- Now that you have read two texts on finding inner strength to face difficulty, write a one-page (or more) reflection responding to this question:

Question: How has the current quarantine affected your mindset and personal happiness as you remain resilient?

4/16- “Anger as Inspiration” https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/4731215

4/17- Select a song to best represent the universal theme of overcoming adversity. Write a fully

developed paragraph explaining why you chose this song

OR

Write a compare/ contrast piece on life before this pandemic and your life now. Do you feel like you’re growing more resilient?

Independent Reading

Book of your choice! (30 min)

Social Studies Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office Hours: 10am-12pm M-F

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Early China” and “Ancient Rome” at your own pace.

Science Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office Hours: 9am-11am and 4pm-6pm M-F

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Science Resources

For science this week, continue with your Edgenuity courses. You should be almost done with the Earth’s Biosphere unit and ready for The Changing Environment Unit. I have added four new videos to our Google classroom, so check those out when you need a brain break. Text me or call Monday- Friday from 9-11.

LaVonna Wiloughby

Mrs. Willoughby’s office hours will be 8am-10am M-F of each week.

She will contact each of her students by email once a week and a phone call once a week. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Active Learning

4/13 Sensory Mindfulness Weekly Activity

Printable Resource: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E4x77n9PrQEJ2kMbpVk3iOaSuRJeUR_k/view

4/14 PBS Interactive Lesson: Sound Waves

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ilunctv18-sci-ilsoundwaves/sound-waves/

4/15 Yoga for Teens (20 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kgZnJqzNaU

4/16 STEM Facebook Live @ 1PM – Sumner Schools Page

Social Media Challenge:

Post a picture of this week’s learning on Twitter @co_sumner and tag your teacher/school! #SumnerConnect

4/17 PBS: A Journey into DNA

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.gen.journeydna/journey-into-dna/

If you have any other needs or questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Copeland, and Mr. Walker are checking their email daily, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can also contact your child’s teacher by email with any questions or needs, and they will respond within 24 hours. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

Be Well,

6th Grade Team

 

7th Grade Information for 04/13--04/17 ...

Parents/Guardians and Students,

I certainly hope all of you are safe and healthy. I’m so excited to continue learning with all of you. Since distance learning is new for all of us, we will be learning together! For this week, I am sharing a set of resources you can use for all subject areas. I will also have daily office hours from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Feel free to e-mail questions or concerns to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Specific subject area questions will need to be sent directly to your student’s teacher. Please respond to this e-mail to let me know that you are receiving my e-mails and certainly let me know if you have any questions.

Also, don’t forget about the Grab and Go Meals that are being provided throughout Sumner County. Three sites in our community are providing these for students, those being Westmoreland High School, North Sumner Elementary School, and Bethpage Elementary School. These are being provided twice a week on Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

ELA Resources

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Office Hours – 10:00 AM-2:00 PM)

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Commonlit”

Click “Create Free Account”

Click “I am a student”

Enter Class Code

Enter your personal information and submit

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

Potts’s Class Code: 5Y93W5                  Rippy’s Class Code: N37QE5

CommonLit Reading Lessons:

4/13/2020 – Read and complete: Middle School by Ian Glass (podcast transcript)

4/14/2020 – Read and complete: Identity by Julio Noboa (poem)

4/15/2020 – Reflective Writing: Now that you have read two texts about the challenges of being your true self, write a one-page (or more) reflection responding to this question:

How has this current state of social distancing and self- quarantine affected your mindset on school and personal happiness?

4/16/2020 – Read and complete: The White Umbrella by Gish Jen (RF short story)

4/17/2020 – Summary Activity OPTIONS – Choose 1:

Using 10 key words or ideas from this week’s texts on identity, write a poem reflecting your understanding of what it means to face and overcome challenges.

OR

Write a compare/ contrast piece on life before this pandemic and your life now. (Are you overcoming adversity?)

Independent Reading

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

Math Resources

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Office Hours – 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon)

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account”

Enter Google email (same as above)

Go to “Learner Homepage”

Click “Teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Complete the following lessons each day.

Templeton 1st: YQZ4RV5F       Templeton 3rd: AXNUAXT4        Templeton 4th: WKCMQMDA

Griggs 1st: NGVU68VT             Griggs 3rd: G7RE353D              Griggs 4th: 6T6M6YTF

Khan Academy Lessons

4/13/20 – Go to Geometry

Select & complete these lessons:

Missing Angle Problems & Quiz 2

Video – Finding Measures of Vertical Angles

Video – Find Measure of Angles Word Problems

Video – Equation Practice with Complementary Angles Video – Equation Practice Supplementary Angles

Video – Equation Practice with Vertical Angles 2

Complete 7 Practice Problems after each lesson

Complete Quiz 2 – 7 problems

4/14/20 – Go to Geometry

Select & complete these lessons: Scale Drawings

Video – Scale Drawings

Video – Scale Drawing Centimeters to Kilometers

Video – Interpreting a Scale Drawing

Video – Creating Scale Drawings

Video – Making a Scale Drawing

Video – Scale Factors and Area

Video – Solving a Scale Drawing Word Problem

Complete 4 Practice Problems after each lesson

4/15/20 – Go to Geometry

Select & complete these lessons: Volume and surface area word problems

Video – Volume Word Problem: gold ring

Video – Volume of triangular Prism and Cubes

Video – Volume of Rectangles inside Rectangles 4

Complete 4 Practice Problems after each lesson

4/16/20 – Go to Expressions, equalities and inequalities

Select & complete these lessons: Combining like terms

Video – Intro to Combining Like Terms

Video – Simplifying expressions

Video – Combining like terms challenge problems

Video – Simplifying expressions with rational numbers

Complete Practice Problems after each lesson

4/17/20 – Go to Expressions, equalities and inequalities

Select & complete these lessons: Distributive Property and equivalent expressions

Video – The distributive property with variables

Video - Factoring with the distributive property

Video – Equivalent expressions: negative numbers & distribution

Complete 4 Practice Problems after each lesson

 Social Studies Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Office Hours – 9:00 AM-11:00 AM)

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Geography of the Americas” at your own pace.

 Science Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Office Hours – 9:00 AM-11:00 AM)

Go to Clever.com

Use your Google account to sign in

Email: Your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Work on “Cell Structure and Reproduction” at your own pace.

Active Learning

4/13/20 – Sensory Mindfulness Weekly Activity

Printable Resource: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E4x77n9PrQEJ2kMbpVk3iOaSuRJeUR_k/view

4/14/20 – PBS Interactive Lesson: Sound Waves https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ilunctv18-sci-ilsoundwaves/sound-waves/

4/15/20 – Yoga for Teens (20 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kgZnJqzNaU

4/16/20 – STEM Facebook Live @ 1PM – Sumner Schools Page

 Social Media Challenge:

Post a picture of this week’s learning on Twitter @co_sumner and tag your teacher/school! #SumnerConnect

4/17/20 – PBS: A Journey into DNA https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.gen.journeydna/journey-into-dna/

 

 8th Grade Information for 04/13--04/17 ...

Dear Families, We want to close this second week of distance learning by honoring the tremendous work that is in place to support each of our students. We hope that you have accessed our Sumner Connect site as it serves as a unifying location for all weekly curriculum and communication.

Our 6-8 students are actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 4 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy. For this coming week, students will:

● Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math

● Continue with their designated reading and writing ELA lessons

● Begin exploring extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

● Engage in daily physical fitness activities and independent reading

Your child’s teacher will be sharing daily Office Hours, during which you can work directly with them via phone or video. You can also contact your child’s teacher by email with any questions or needs, and they will respond within 24 hours.

If you have any other needs or questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or our administrative team. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

WMS cares about you and your family.

General Resources

Sumner Connect on Sumner County Schools and Westmoreland Middle School websites

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ELA Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office hours 9:00-11:00 am

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office hours 1:00-3:00 pm

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office hours 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “CommonLit” (district courses)

Click “Create Free Account” You only have to do this the first time.

Click “I am a student”

My Assignments should be the next page you see, and you can begin.

CommonLit Reading Lessons: Access through Sumner Connect https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school-grades-6th-8th#h.w8r fu2vedtnz

Independent Reading/ZOOM Meetings

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee or a book of your choice

Benita Williams is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Mrs. Coates and I enjoyed seeing some of your faces and hope to see more this Tuesday. We want to hear how things are going for you, and if we can help you in any way! This week please read chapters 9-11 and continue to prep for our Zoom meetings by finding a word, sentence, and question for each chapter. Hope to see many smiling faces on Tuesday!

Topic: To Kill a Mockingbird Time: Apr 14, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/617172543?pwd=Z2hYdERCUjA3YnNRR2xRb0NpNzFhdz09

Meeting ID: 617 172 543

Password: 295790

Engaging in independent reading every day is something we do when school is open. Reading for even 30 minutes a day will help keep you practicing, and you might even find it enjoyable.

Math Resources

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office hours 8:00-10:00 am

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office hours 8:00-10:00 am

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office hours 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Khan Academy”

Click “Sign up/Create an account” You only do this the first time.

Enter google email (same as above)

Go to “learner homepage”

Click “teacher” in the left-hand column, then enter the code that corresponds to the class you are in. Then complete the following lessons each day. (No codes at this time)

Monday April 13

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Linear Equations & Functions Select & Complete these review lessons:

Graphing Proportional Relationships

Video: Graphing Proportional Relationships (All)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Complete Quiz 1.

Tuesday April 14

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Linear Equations & Functions Select & Complete these review lessons:

Intercepts and Slope (Part 1)

Video: Intercepts (All)

Video: Slope (First 3 Videos)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Wednesday April 15

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Linear Equations & Functions Select & Complete these review lessons:

Slope (Part 2)

Video: Slope (Finish all)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Complete Quiz 2.

Thursday April 16

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Linear Equations & Functions Select & Complete these review lessons:

Intro to Slope-Intercept Form and Graphing Slope-Intercept Form

Video: Intro to Slope-Intercept Form (All)

Video: Graphing Slope-Intercept Form (All)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section

Friday April 17

Log-in to Clever and choose the Khan Academy icon.

Go to Linear Equations & Functions Select & Complete these review lessons:

Writing Slope-Intercept Equations

Videos: Writing Slope-Intercept Equations (All)

Complete 4 Practice Problems for each section.

Complete Quiz 3 

 Social Studies Resources

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Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number

Click on “Edgenuity”

Begin work at Sectionalism and Expansion (The Industrialized North). I would suggest completing one section a day and simply moving down the list. For Example:

Day 1: The Industrialized North

Day 2: The Economic Impact of Slavery

Day 3: The Nullification Crisis

Also, if at all possible, watch Gettysburg.

Science Resources

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Please reach out if there are questions about a particular assignment. I will be available from 9am-11am Mon-Fri to answer questions.

Go to Clever.com

Use your google account to sign in

Email: your lunch number @sumnerk12.net

Password: Your lunch number by

Click on Google Classroom Use Google Classroom for all of the assignments for this week!

4/13- Read Plastic Legacy Article

4/14- Respond to Plastic Legacy Article

For each of the PBS Learning assignments, you will need to watch the short video clip and answer the discussion questions under the video. You can do this by opening a Google Doc and then sharing with me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4/15- Google Classroom Assignment: Introduction to Waves: PBS Learning

4/16- Google Classroom Assignment: Mechanical Waves: PBS Learning

4/17- Google Classroom Assignment: Sound Waves:PBS Learning

At any time, Edgenuity can also be used as a review for concepts we have covered in class.

Mindfulness

Bingo game

Active Learning can be accessed through Sumner Connect.

https://sites.google.com/view/sumnerconnect/home/middle-school-grades-6th-8th#h.w8rf u2vedtnz

MUSIC AND CHOIR LESSONS

Here is an activity that I have borrowed from Megan Hester, Station Camp Middle School choir director. I think it is very engaging and fun! I'm sure by now we've all seen Pitch Perfect. If not, well you've got plenty of time now! In the movie the main character uses a cup to perform a 2 measure rhythm in 4/4. I don't know if your students went as bonkers for this activity as mine did at the time, but my students asked to do it ALL THE TIME. Truth be told, Pitch Perfect was not the first to use this cup rhythm. This was a very popular activity when I was in school and at summer camps 20 years ago.

So here's my proposal:

Do a tutorial of the rhythm first (http://mtgmmusic.org/Du-Tuh-De-and-The-Cup-Song.php

I found this link helpful)

2. Put the rhythm with the cup

3. Invite kids to teach it to their families. HarvardTHUd does this activity with a group and gets creative with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSfEqehn3X0

4. This activity can also be turned into a game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y1aOg_UO_A In this video you can see the participants passing the cup as they finish the rhythm.

This could be a fun activity for families! Feel free to share your opinions!

Another activity that our students can engage in is on the website, musictheory.com. They are able to learn and practice some of the things taught in my classroom.

The last activity is called “A Simple Guide to American Music History” on Youtube. In this activity the students will watch the introduction and then I need them to look up the music genres that are mentioned and listen to the music styles that are named.

I hope all is going well with all of you. I miss you and want you to know that I think of ya’ll daily.

You can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need anything or just want to talk! Look forward to hearing from ya’ll! Beth Hickey Music and Choir Director

If you have any other needs or questions, please contact your teachers or our administrative team. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Copeland, and Mr. Walker are checking their email daily, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

Be Safe and Well,

Westmoreland Middle School 8th Grade Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WMS Communication Letter for Parents & Families (04/03/20) ...

Dear WMS Parents & Families,

We want to close this first week of distance learning by honoring the tremendous work that is in place to support each of our students. We hope that you have accessed our Sumner Connect site as it serves as a unifying location for all weekly curriculum and communication. Our 6-8 students are actively engaged in ELA and math learning (up to 4 hours per day) through CommonLit and Khan Academy.

For this coming week, students will:

●       Continue with their designated progression of lessons in math

●       Continue with their designated reading and writing ELA lessons

●       Begin exploring extracurricular activities in music, art, and STEM

●       Engage in daily physical fitness activities

Your child’s teachers will soon be sharing daily Office Hours, during which you can work directly with them via phone or video.  You can also contact your child’s teachers by email with any questions or needs, and they will respond within 24 hours.

If you have any other needs or questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teachers or our administrative team.  We appreciate your continued patience and partnership as we figure out the best ways to support your child’s learning in this new virtual environment.

Be Well,

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

 

 
STEM Zoom Class Info (04/01/20 ...
 
Benjamin Bruce, STEM Coordinator for SCS, recently placed on the Sumner County Facebook Page an opportunity for middle school students to participate in Zoom STEM classes.  If you child would like to participate, then please see the information below.  It has the dates of the classes and you will need to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the other information. 
Benjamin Bruce is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: SumnerSTEM Studio (Grades 6-8)
Time: Apr 2, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Thu, until Apr 23, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
        Apr 2, 2020 01:00 PM
        Apr 9, 2020 01:00 PM
        Apr 16, 2020 01:00 PM
        Apr 23, 2020 01:00 PM
Once again, if you need the information to be able to join the meetings, then please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

WMS Communication Letter for Parents & Families (03/31/20) ...

Dear WMS Parents and Families,

This is an incredibly difficult time for our community, and we are so proud of all the ways we have come together already.  With schools on an extended closure through April 24, our teachers and school leaders are putting together resources to support continued learning for students while school remains closed.  In the spirit of getting started and learning together, our first phase of distance learning activities will start district-wide on Wednesday, April 1.  This week, families can expect:

1. Opportunities to Connect

          ○ Teachers will connect with students online or by phone each week.

          ○ Teachers will send weekly updates with instructional priorities for the week.

          ○ Parents are encouraged to reach out to teachers and principals with questions or requests for additional support.

2. Opportunities to Learn

          ○ Teachers will email recommendations for independent reading, as well as direct links to ELA and math lessons for the day.  Additionally, physical fitness and mindfulness activities are encouraged each day to ensure health and wellness.

          ○ School leaders will identify and enact plans with families who have limited access to technology.

          ○ Families review the attached schedule recommendation for 6-8 (please see the next section) to help guide you in developing learning routines that best support the individual needs of your family.

We recognize that each family is navigating unique challenges, so we hope that this guidance will support you and your family as we figure out distance learning together.

 

In partnership,

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

 

Daily Student Schedule for 6-8 Distance Learning | Sumner County Schools (03/31/20) ...

 Weeks of April 1-24, 2020

Time

Daily Activity
8 -9 AM Get up, eat breakfast, get dressed.
9-10 AM ELA Block--50 minutes of progress on Common Lit/Great Mionds Tasks.
10-11 AM Independent Reading--50 minutes of independent reading.
11-12 Lunch + Outside
12-1 PM Math Block--50 minutes of progress on Kahn Academy Lessons or Online Textbook through Clever.
1-2 PM Exercuse/Mindfulness Block--50 minutes of exercise and mindfulness.
2-3 PM

One Project:  (Ideas/tasks for these projects will be posted between April 13-24.)--STEM, Music, Art, Social Studies/Civics

 

School Messenger--03/28/20  Sent at 11 AM) ...

Hello WMS Parents & Staffulty,

The purpose of this communication is to remind you that there are many free educational online resources for WMS are available online at our school website and on the WMS FaceBook Page.

On both these sites you will find resources from the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and Edgenuity.  On our Facebook Page you will find resources through Sumner County and T. W. Hunter Middle School.

All of these are excellent resources that will allow your child to stay actively engaged in learning activities while we are out of school.

In addition, on both these sites there is information about The PROJECT Project that is available for all students to participate in creative activities in ELA, science, and social studies and to have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.

Furthermore, WMS teachers may have been in contact with you to provide even more educational resources.

All of these activities are optional.  They are not required.  However, they are excellent opportunities for your child to stay actively engaged in learning while we are out of school.  Please encourage your child to participate.

In closing, if there is anything that WMS can do for you, please let us know.

Thank You,

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE to Parents and Staff from Sumner County Schools Director, Dr. Del Phillips ...  (03/25)

SCS Community,
I hope this letter finds all of our community healthy and safe. Spring break began only a week ago, but it feels like our district, families, and county has faced a month’s worth of challenges and changes over the past 11 days.

We are following the governor’s recommendation that schools remain closed through April 24th.

Today we launched our Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch program at 12 schools across our county. We served over 1300 meals today to students at those schools. Any child under 18, or any student that attends Sumner County Schools, is eligible to receive a free meal. We will continue to provide this service for our students until school reopens. We are thankful to the overwhelming number of people who have reached out to volunteer their help with this crucial program. It says a lot about our community when everyone’s first thought is how they can serve others in need.

Over the next few days, our instructional staff will begin providing a number of online resources for parents and students to access and use at home. We want to share the very best resources with you in ways that help provide quality instructional resources for your children. Great Minds, who created our Wit & Wisdom ELA curriculum, is providing free, 30-minute lessons each day in Math and ELA. The link to that website is https://gm.greatminds.org/en-us/knowledgeonthego. By Monday, all of our high school students will be enrolled in Edgenuity online courses. They will be able to access all course materials, complete assignments, and take assessments on the Edgenuity platform. More specific information will be available by Friday morning for high school students.

In addition, Sumner County teachers will be recording lessons as part of the Tennessee Department of Education’s project to broadcast instructional content on the state’s PBS stations. This instructional content will be developed and provided by Tennessee educators in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education and meets a critical need to ensure all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities, regardless if their home has internet connectivity or capable devices. The broadcasts will air daily from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning on April 6th.

For parents of high school seniors, we are seeking guidance from the Tennessee Department of Education regarding changes to graduation requirements and will share further information with parents as soon as we receive it. High School principals are also working to reschedule proms and other end of year events to later dates. We are committed to do our part to have annual events that are important to seniors, such as prom and graduation, but we ask for parents’ patience and flexibility as we navigate this ever-changing situation. We can’t make a firm commitment today with so many things changing hourly in our community.

As Director of Schools, I have been very proud to witness the efforts of our teachers and principals reaching out to their students. Whether it’s been through social media videos, Zoom conferences, or standing in our grab and go food lines holding signs with words of encouragement, our teachers and principals are going above and beyond to let their students know how much they care and miss seeing them at school.

I also want to thank our students and parents for their patience and understanding as we face this unprecedented time together.

Our priority in this historic closure is to go above and beyond to provide our students with educational opportunities, while keeping our students and staff healthy and safe. If you have questions, please email your child’s teacher or principal. Our principals and teachers will also be providing educational resources through their normal means of school communication to parents until April 24th.

In highest regard,

Del R. Phillips III Ph.D.
Director of Schools
Sumner County Schools

 

 

Community Outreach--The PROJECT Project (03/25/20) ...

As we embark on these next days off, Westmoreland Middle School has created a GREAT way for students to continue to grow and earn prizes at the SAME TIME!

ANNOUNCING The PROJECT Project

Description: Students of WMS can create projects that will be displayed and explained virtually in any or all the subject areas. The projects will be judged by college professors and we will announce 1 winner from each category in each grade.

Subject Areas:

  • Science
  • English/ELA
  • Social Studies/ History

Science: create a science project and a display to explain the project using all the science steps taught: (idea, hypothesis, results etc.)

English/ELA: Create a display for a book that you have read. You can also include a small re-enactment or other creative means.

Social Studies/History: Create a display for an era or major historical event that you have studied. You can also include a small re-enactment or other creative means.

Dates: You can begin and complete anytime but must be done and displayed by Friday May 8th

Prizes: There will be 1 winner from each grade in each subject area. $50 gift card. Students can win in more then one subject area.

How to enter:

  1. Create your projects
  2. Record a video that fully displays and explains the projects with the student’s name and grade
  3. Place video to Westmoreland Middle School Facebook page at WMS FB Page with the correct # tagged in the post
  4. Please use one of the following tags identify the project into the correct judging category:

English/ELA projects

  • #ELA6
  • #ELA7
  • #ELA8

Science

  • #Science6
  • #Science7
  • #Science8

Social Studies/History

  • #SS6
  • #SS7
  • #SS8

All Videos should be posted by the guardian of the student.

 

School Messenger Sent Wednesday 03/25 ...
 
The purpose of this communication is share with you info YOU need to know:
 
#1--Please remember to participate in the "Grab & Go" meals.  For the Westmoreland Area, there are three locations ... Westmoreland High, Bethpage Elementary, and North Sumner Elementary.  The "Grab & Go" will happen everyday while we are out of school starting at 10 AM and ending at 12 Noon daily.  Students:  Please come with your parents so you may receive your "Grab & Go" meal and so you can see me.  I will be at the Westmoreland High location on Thursday and Friday.  Please come see me!
 
#2--WMS is offering The PROJECT Project for all of our students.  Please go to The Principal's Page or to our WMS FaceBook Page to find out all about this fun educational opportunity.  One important note, there are $50 prizes for the winners.  Due to COVID-19 situation, this project will replace our Community Outreach planned for Saturday 05/09.  However, plans are already underway for our Community Outreach for May 2021.  In the meantime, please check out The PROJECT Project.
 
Thank You,
Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

 

WMS--Online Resources Through TSIN (03/18/20) ...

In an effort to provide opportunities for students to stay actively engaged in learning while school is closed, please check out the resources available at the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network by clicking on TSIN.  As more educational opportunities become available and as we learn more information, we will share that with you.

 

WMS FaceBook Page (01/04/20) ...

The WMS FaceBook Page has been up for several weeks now.  Please click on here to see our FaceBook Page.  Please "like", "follow", and "share" us.

 

 Attendance Information (07/11/19) …

Revised Board Policy Regarding Attendance ...

The following is Board Policy JB revised.  Please note the sections highlighted in GREEN.

The Board recognizes that good attendance at school is basic to student learning.  Attendance is a key factor in student achievement: therefore, students are expected to be present each day that school is in session.  Parents have both a legal obligation and a moral responsibility to see that children are present every day that school is in session.

The Compulsory School Attendance Law in Tennessee requires children to attend school each day.  A student who has been absent five days (this means a total of five days during the school year and not necessarily five consecutive days) without adequate excuse is considered truant and may be summoned to court.  Whenever possible, attendance issues should be resolved at the school level. Prior to referral to a truancy officer, a meeting shall be held at the school to assist the family and improve student attendance via an attendance contract.  If unexcused absences continue to accumulate, the Director of Schools or his/her designee will report the parent and student to the Juvenile Court for further action.

The following are official/adequate excuses that should be turned in to the attendance secretary in the school office"

  • Medical note for the student (doctor, dentist, hospital, etc.)
  • Student illness not requiring a doctor visit ( five parent notes per semester)
  • Court note for the student
  • Funeral notice
  • Recognized religious holiday
  • College Visits
  • Military deployment paperwork for parent

Appeal Procedure for Unexcused Absences

The initial appeal shall be to the building principal or designee. If not resolved at the building level, the parent can request in writing an appeal to the Attendance Office at the Sumner County Board of Education. The appeal will be heard by the Appeals Committee consisting of Director of Schools Designee, an Attendance personnel representative and a principal/assistant principal representative. The burden of proof rests on the student or guardian. The appeal process for determining unexcused absences is ancillary to a truancy decision rendered by a juvenile court judge as described in T.C.A. 49-6-3010.

A principal may verify absences for the following:

  • Approved school activity that is school sponsored and school supervised
  • Extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis

Tardies: Any student not in the classroom when the class begins is tardy.  Students who accumulate excessive unexcused tardies are considered truant and will be reported to Juvenile Court. A tardy is only excused by a doctor's note.

Unexcused Early Dismissals: For any student that is dismissed from school without a valid reason, the absence will be considered an unexcused early dismissal. A doctor's note excuses the early dismissal. A parent note may only be used to excuse a full day of absence.

Make-up work:  Upon the first day of returning to school, it is the student’s responsibility in middle and high school and the parent’s responsibility in elementary school to make contact with the teacher(s) regarding make-up work.  During the school year, make-up work must be completed within a number of days equal to the number of consecutive days of the absence.

Additional Attendance Information …

Attendance at school every day is very important to student success on state assessments and for the next grade.  Please encourage your child to be present every day.

If your child does need to miss school, then please be sure to send a note to school with your child when he/she returns.  Notes may include, but are not limited to, parent notes and notes from a doctor, dentist, court, funeral, etc. Students may have 5 parent notes to excuse absences.  Students may have an unlimited number of notes from a doctor, dentist, court, funeral, etc.

Students who do not have a note for an absence are considered unexcused.  Students with unexcused absences will have their participation in non-graded extracurricular activities limited.  In addition, if students do not have a note when they return, then we do not have proof that the absence was legitimate.  Therefore, it is very important for students to bring a note to school and turn it in after being absent.  

  

Progressive Truancy Plan Information for 19-20 ...

NOTICE TO PARENTS- NEW LAW- PLEASE READ

School attendance is extremely important to student success and is a popular topic with local law makers. This letter is to inform you of a few changes that will affect you and your family regarding school attendance for the 2018/19 SY. T.C.A. 49-6-3007 states the following:

               (A) If the student is absent from school for an aggregate of five (5) days during the school year without adequate excuse, then the student is subject to referral to juvenile court; and

               (B) It is a parental duty to monitor the student’s school attendance and require the student to attend school.

The law also states that each district shall implement progressive truancy interventions for students who violate the Compulsory Attendance Law. Below you will find Sumner County Schools tiered approach in reducing the amount of unexcused absences in effort to produce successful students.

Sumner County Schools Progressive Truancy Intervention Tiers

                  Tier 1-School level interventions and reward programs

                 Tier 2-initiated at 3 unexcused absences

                         *Parents must conference with administration

                         *Attendance contract signed at conference

               Tier 3-initiated with additional unexcused absences

                          * Individualized Assessment completed and one of the following:

                                   Individualized Action Plan or Improvement Plan

                                   Referral to school counselor

                                   Referral to community-based services

                                   Referral to school nurse-Health plan created

                                   Referral to Attendance Student Support counselor

               Tier 4-initiated with continued unexcused absence

                         *Referral to School Attendance Review Team consisting of administration, counselor, student, parent, teachers, nurse, attendance clerk, psychologist, and /or truancy officer.

               Tier 5-Referral to Truancy Officer

                         *Truancy officer intervention

                         *Parent could be required to attend Pre-Court Diversion Program

                Tier 6-Juvenile Petition filed

 These efforts of collaboration are to support your student to become a confident, productive and successful student.

 

Calendar Information

***For calendar information, please see the “Calendar” section of the school website.***

 

Thank You,

Danny Kay Robinson, Principal

  

 

          

 

Mission Statement

Westmoreland Middle School’s highly qualified teachers engage students through quality instruction based on the Tennessee standards and guide them toward becoming an integral part of the school and community. School leaders embrace their roles and conduct themselves with honesty, transparency, and respect. Collaboration among grade-level teams and content-area teachers is essential to achieving student success. We hone our craft through participation in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) as well as other learning opportunities to meet the changing needs of all students. Resources are easily accessible by all educators for use in quality instruction and when collaborating with other schools within the district.

Vision Statement

The vision of Westmoreland Middle School is to establish an environment which will encourage our students to be actively involved in their learning, so they can be an important part of the school and community.

Beliefs

  • All students should be challenged to learn, achieve, and succeed.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • Instructional practices should incorporate learning activities that include differences in learning styles.
  • Positive character education, including moral and leadership qualities, will encourage students to become productive citizens.
  • Parental involvement in the learning process promotes unity.