FALL SPIRIT WEEK 2019!!!
Please join us in celebrating some school spirit! Remember to dress appropriately for special area classes and follow our school dress code.
(Make Words with Friends!!)
Fancy Pants School Picture Day!
(dress from a different decade)
We have some upcoming events that we want to make sure everyone is aware of. October is a busy month!
Student Led Fall Conferences- Our conferences will be an open house style conference, and students will be expected to lead the conference with their parents. The conferences will all be held in Mrs. Harvey’s lab, so it is convenient for all parents to only make one stop. All middle school renaissance teachers will be available to talk with or ask questions during the open house times.
Open House times and dates:
Wednesday, October 16th- 3:30-6:45 pm.
Thursday, October 17th- 1:00-3:00 pm.
PALI Institute- Please return permission slip form by this Friday, October 11th. We really need to get a student and chaperone head count ASAP. We really hope that everyone can attend the overnight field trip. If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.
Sonic Cards- We have Sonic cards to sell for $5 each. All of the money will go directly to taking some of the amount off of the last PALI Institute deposit amount. If you are interested in trying to sell some Sonic cards, please email me how many and I can send them home with your child, and then just send the cash in once you sell them.
Fall Festival- Our Fall Festival is Friday, October 25th. All students have been working hard to create themed photo booths for the festival. Students are going to charge money for the photos and all the money will go towards our PALI field trip. Students have really been excited about this project, and we hope everyone can attend the festival. We will need students to sign up and work the booth in 15-20 minute increments so that they also have time to enjoy the festival. This is also a great way for NJHS to earn their community service hours.
Please remember to check my teacher calendar and sign up on remind.com for reminders about homework and upcoming events!
STEM Career Day
Wednesday, October 3oth
Please sign up on the schools home page
We are in constent need of recycled materials like cardboard boxed, toilet paper rolls, etc for stem projects.
Grade Supply List 2019-2020
Arizona Law requires that public schools provide supplies required for academic success. This list represents optional, supplementary items, which you may supply at your discretion. Due to school budget restraints, we highly recommend that parents purchase these supplies for their children. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the school.
Items needed for ALL classes
- Colored markers
- Colored pencils
- 3-Highlighters- different colors
- Erasers- pencil tops or pink
- 1 pkg card stock
- 1 pkg construction paper
- Pencil box or bag to hold supplies
- 2 pkgs. Pencils
- 1 pkg college ruled paper
- 1 pair of scissors
- Additional glue sticks may be needed
- Paper towels
- Ziploc bags- snack, quart, or gallon
- Dry erase markers
- Ruler with inches and centimeters
- 1- 1 1/2” heavy duty 3 ring Durable View Binder
- 1 package of college ruled paper
- 3 ring binder dividers (3 dividers)
- 1 - 2 pocket folder
7th grade Math: Scientific calculator (6th grade will not be allowed to use graphing calculators in class.)
8th grade Math: TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Graphing calculator
Algebra and Geometry: TI-83 Plus or TI-84
**Optional but highly recommended: Calculators will be used daily. Students will need a calculator throughout high school and into college.
Wish list please check Mrs. Vogler’s Amazon page https://amzn.com/w/11G7F7ZAUH7ED
- 1- 5 subject spiral notebook with folder dividers in between (5 star first gear are very strong)
- 2-Glue sticks
- 2 rolls of clear tape
- 1 pkg. colored sharpies
- 2 black sharpies (fine point)
- 1 pkg. regular post-its
Wish List Items
- Post It Poster size Notepads
- Poster Markers
English Language Arts
- 2 composition notebooks (college ruled is preferred but not necessary)
- 1 pkg small sticky notes
- 1 pkg regular sticky notes
- 2 rolls of clear tape
- Folder for paperwork
Mrs. Tinney’s Classroom Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2188334YAOH65?ref_=wl_share
- 1 composition book
- 1 - pack post it style notes
- 2 rolls of clear tape
- 2 glue sticks
- 1 package college ruled lined paper
STEM wish List (only need a few of most of these)
- Paper Towel tubes
- Masking tape/painter’s tape
- Small glue gun glue sticks
- Popsicle sticks
- Modeling clay
- Pipe cleaners
Wish list please check Mrs. Harvey’s Amazon page at:
Hello and welcome to the Renaissance program at Canyon Springs! I look forward to having an exciting school year. The Renaissance program is an amazingly unique program where students are able to think deeper and work as a team across subjects and grade levels. We have the ability to slow down and help our students gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum and the world they live in. Students will be participating in many group and individual problem based lessons, socratic discussions, and projects in Social Studies this year. We are a family, who support each other, and learn from one another, and we are excited for a wonderful, new school year.