Carrie's Weekly Update 4-27-18

posted Apr 27, 2018, 11:02 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Middle School Update - Week of 4/27/18

“A positive attitude can cause a chain reaction of positive  thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results - Wade Boggs

Upcoming Events

May 1 - May 31

Bike and Walk to School Month

Thursday, 5/3

Canopy Connections (7th Graders) and Tree to Tree (8th Graders) Field Trips

Friday 5/4

Term 5 Ends

Tuesday, 5/29

Ridgeline Middle School State Testing Window begins

Thursday 6/7

8th Grade Graduation Ceremony

Friday 6/8

NO SCHOOL - Grading Day

Monday 6/11 - Thursday 6/14

Middle School Adventure Trip


A big thank you to all the middle school volunteers!!  You have given the greatest gift you can give. Your time.  

On that note, our classroom table rags need washing.  Please let me know if you would like to volunteer for this task. The best arrangement is to just let me know when you can drop by and pick them up after school. Thanks!  

Canopy Connections Field Trip Thursday, May 3rd

7th Graders are To Bring:

Rain Jackets

Rain pants

Warm Mid-layer (Wool or fleece is preferable to cotton if available)

Water bottles (we can refill at H. J. Andrews)

Lunch and snacks (NO peanuts or tree nuts – no exceptions)

Appropriate footwear (waterproof, closed toe, hiking boots or rain boots are preferable)



Sunglasses and sunscreen depending on weather

Warm socks

Extra socks if shoes are likely to become soaked

Inhaler for any students with asthma!

Epi-pen for each student with allergies


7:30 am morning arrival at Ridgeline, take attendance, use restroom, load up

7:40 am Depart Ridgeline

9:00 am | Bus arrive at H. J. Andrews at 9 a.m., bathroom break, split into groups, orientation

9:30 -10:45 | Station One

10:45-12:00 | Station Two

12:00-12:30 | Group Lunch - (everyone brings their own)

12:30 - 1:45 | Station Three

1:45-3:00 | Station Four

3:00-3:15 | Wrap

3:15 | Students leave H. J. Andrews

4:25 Students Dismissed from Ridgeline

Attention families who are attending Churchill High School 2018-2019!

Forwarded Message from Trisha

CHS Registrar

On May 2 at 6:00pm Churchill High School welcomes any current 8th grade family who is planning on attending Churchill in the fall to our Incoming 9th Grade Family Night. (They) will be going over general graduation requirements, providing information about electives and discussing course requests for next year.

The meeting will be held in the cafeteria starting at 6:00pm.



These are just a sampling of a few questions covered in science last week.  

How is density measured?  

What is the standard density by which all other densities are compared?  

What is the relationship between kinetic energy and potential energy?  

What kind of astronomical bodies compose the solar system, and what is the basis of the Astronomical Unit used to measure distances in our solar system?

What is the unit used to measure distances in space?  How many AU’s make up this unit?

Carrie and India


Online Resources

Link to the Interactions in Physical Science Textbook:

*NOTE: Ridgeline Middle School students may ONLY access this link using their ridgeline email address.*


CPM textbooks:

- All CPM students are to sign in to their online Textbooks at using Google Sign-In and their Ridgeline Email address.  There is core problem and homework support for every assignment, links to the Desmos online tool and many other resources.

- If a CC3 student cannot access this resource, they can use the CPM Core Connections 3 Homework Help Link:


- For parents with students in CPM Core Connections 2, the link below is to a good resource for getting your head around math concepts in CPM Core Connections, Course 2.

CPM Core Connections, Course 2 Parent Guide with Extra Practice: