Milbank Middle School

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updated: For the week of September 17-21, 2018

Parents: If your child is struggling in any of his or her classes, please demand that you see the work each night.  I suggest that you skim over the work.  Even if you don't totally understand everything, you should be able to tell whether or not the work is neat and complete.  I recommend looking at your child's student planner.  All students are encouraged to fill them out in "my" classroom.  Also, give me a call if you have any questions, comments, or concerns (432-5519).

Note: If you have missed school for any reason lately, it is extremely important that you catch up (get homework in, take quizzes/tests, get notes, etc.) as soon as possible.  If you want to know why, just ask me! :)


I require all students to fill out student planners at the beginning of each week.  If you want to check the planner each night, you should see the assignments in there also.

Day of the Week English/Computer Reading
Previous Friday>>>>>>>>>> Begin September 11 video "Why the Towers Fell" Present information on fears to the class (partner or alone)
Monday, September 17 Weekend Updates; Daily Oral Language; journal entry (Summer); finish September 11 video ("How the Towers Fell")--take notes Woman Without Fear--quiz; Preview Hit and Run
Tuesday, September 18 Daily Oral Language; research September 11 information; review reliable sources Hit and Run--preview, vocabulary, reading, discussion
Wednesday, September 19 Daily Oral Language; complete worksheet on topic sentences; write topic sentences and begin typing rough draft; win a free pop by coming up to me and saying "First Winner"----AND WE HAVE A WINNER--RYLIE O.!!!  NOW, DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING FOR AT LEAST A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGAIN; specific nouns transparency; discuss introductory paragraphs Hit and Run--preview, vocabulary, reading, discussion
Thursday, September 20 Daily Oral Language; introductory paragraphs; finish rough draft; go over pages 7 and 287-9 in old green book Hit and Run: quiz; Blue Book Wrap-up
Friday, September 21 D.O.L. Test; Revisions--practice--use "cheat sheets" SCOPE Magazine

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Go Dawgs! Let's get back to qualifying for state tournaments!  It's totally up to you, our younger Bulldogs!!

Four teachers that get along very well!        We are here to help you succeed!
Old School--Homecoming Week 2008 (on the left)----Old School II--A Friday in January of 2014 (on the right)

Some people might look at English as unimportant; I would strongly disagree.  If you have the viewpoint that this isn't important and that's not important and this doesn't matter and that doesn't matter, then what's left?????  Answer: an uneducated human being.