Mrs. Neipp's 7th and 8th Grade Class

Good evening!
     I just sent out a separate email about the upcoming field trip in May... please make sure and read it and feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
     Today I did an all-school presentation on the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, and the students were all excited to learn about this exciting phenomenon.  It will take place on Monday during the school day, at 11:15 in the morning.  We will bring the students outside to experience it... if we are lucky, there won't be any clouds and we might be able to notice a slight darkening of the skies.  We are a little far from the band where there is totality (we are only at 51%), but crossing my fingers we will see a little something.  I emphasized to the students not to look directly at the sun for eye safety.  
     The students are once again having a wonderfully enthusiastic and positive attitude toward their current research / essay assignment - an opinion editorial.  I am teaching this step by step, and hopefully they will be well-prepared for when they have to do this in high school.  
 
UPCOMING DATES:
Booster Meeting: Monday, April 8, at 6:30 (note this is a change / correction from my last email)
7th Grade Math Test: Tuesday, April 9
Math 7Accelerated Test: Wednesday, April 10
Science Test: Thursday, April 11
8th Grade Math Test: Wednesday, Apr. 17
Community Service Field Trip: Thursday, April 25
Standardized Testing: April 29 - May 3
Enchanted Playhouse Field Trip: Friday, May 3
Spring Musical: Thursday, May 9
Getty/Medieval/Knotts Field Trip: Wed-Thu, May 15-16
Booster Meeting: Monday, May 13, at 6:30 (note this is a change / correction from my last email)
8th Grade Graduation: Thursday, May 23
Last day of school/Noon dismissal: Friday, May 24
End of School Party at Adventure Park (thank you Boosters!):  Friday, May 24