Final Study Help

This blog will provide you with review games and materials.

Jeopardy– Below are several Jeopardy Games uploaded for your use as well as a Final Exam Review Game (actually a PPT with a series of review questions)






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Legends Of Learning – Play games that will review topics we learned this year. Student code is: KAHTR

Kahoots        (physics)         (chemistry)









A Letter From The Dickerson Administration

Hello Students and Parents!
As we begin to wrap up the 2017-2018 school year, we wanted to provide you with some dates and information that will help ensure you and your child have a successful end of the school year. We have a number of end of the year activities and procedures we wanted to make you aware of, and provide you with any and all information needed. Please assist your child in keeping these dates organized by having them write them down in their agenda, or even on a family calendar.
• Milestones Testing – 6th – April 10-13
7th – April 16-20
8th – April 10-18

Field Day
o 6th grade: Mon., May 7 in the afternoon
o 7th grade: Wed., May 9 during the normal PE block
o 8th grade: Fri., May 11 all day
o Students who purchased field day shirts are encouraged to wear them on their field day.
o Students who did not purchase field day shirts are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that is the color of their team.
o Students may wear gym shorts to school on their corresponding field day.

STEAM Showcase Night Thur., May 10 6:00pm-8:00pm

• Lunch on the Lawn Tue., May 15, a PTSA sponsored event!
o Students may bring a beach towel to sit on for Lunch on the Lawn.
(Field Day and Lunch on the Lawn are student events; therefore, unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to host parents/siblings/guests to these events. However, please contact the PTSA should you be able to volunteer for any of these awesome events. )

Locker Clean-Out
o 6th grade 5/17, 7th grade 5/18 and 8th grade 5/21. Days are varied by grade level due to the volume of recyclable items and trash.

o No bus passes will be issued beginning Monday, May 14 through the end of the year. Students must ride their own bus home.
o Students may bring a pen for yearbook signing on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 23.
o If students routinely pack a lunch, this is also allowed on the bus.

o Distributed on the last day of school.
o Please speak with your child regarding appropriate sentiments to be written in their peers’ yearbooks. Unfortunately, every year a few students make poor choices and not only ruin others’ yearbooks, but they also receive consequences for their actions.
o Please understand that yearbooks are not given out early. We are still teaching and learning until the final day!

• We do not give final exams or tests early.

• Students should not bring in food items to share.
o Parents, please do not drop off food items in the front office for classes. Clear communication prevents disappointments as classes will not be interrupted for these deliveries.

Finally, sometimes students get silly the last few weeks of school. Please remember that the dress code still applies.

Cell phones should be off/out of sight unless a BYOD lesson. Students should strive to make great choices and above all, they should always be kind to one another.

If you have specific questions, do not hesitate to contact your grade level administrator, counselor or teacher(s) for specifics.
It has been a wonderful year! Thank you for sending us such terrific students to teach and thank you for all you do at home to support our team efforts to rear our children.

The Dickerson Administration

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Dr. Carole Brink Sandra Alford TJ Perry Amy Stump
Principal 8th Grade Assistant Principal 7th Grade Assistant Principal 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Next Week

We will finish up our Snoopy Dog Houses Monday and maybe a little time for last minute corrections Tuesday.








May 2, 2016

Dear Parents of Eighth Grade Students,

We are sure your eighth grade student has shared the lovely dance invitation for this Friday, May 4th from 7-9 P.M.   The Dickerson Administration wanted to share additional details with you that will help the event run smoothly!

First, remember that our students are eighth graders. The eighth grade dance is not a formal affair. This is neither a prom nor a cocktail party.   It is designed to be one of many culminating activities to celebrate the middle school years. We encourage a “dressy casual” type of attire.  Secondly, students must stay for the entire dance.  This is to ensure student safety and no exceptions will be made.   This way we can make sure students ride home or leave with who you, the parents, have arranged.  Third, drop off and pick up for the dance is in the back parking lot.  We will have officers and staff on duty to ensure safety and a quick (as quick as can be expected with 400 students) pickup.  End of the night carpooling is encouraged.

One final important note, this event is for Dickerson’s eighth graders; therefore, students from other schools or other grade levels may not attend.  The 8th grade dance is a celebration hosted by the PTSA, the 8th Grade Teachers and the Administration. 

We appreciate your interest and support.  Feel free to reach out to any Dickerson Administrator if you have additional questions.


The Dickerson Administrative Team

Carole Brink                Sandra Alford           Tommy Perry             Amy Stump


From Testing to Einstein

What a week! You guys did great with testing.

We started Einstein’s Big Idea: Timeline Assignment this week. A copy of the assignment is below.

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You and your partner must turn this in by the end of class Tuesday, 4/24. You will have Monday and Tuesday class time to finish working on these but you will probably need to do some research and prep at home.

We also will start a new project on 4/30 called Snoopy’s New House. Please read the brief description below and notice items you will need to bring in as a group.

Snoopy’s New House

Snoopy is remodeling his dog house into a two-room dog house.
• He would like the bigger first room to have three lights.
All three lights should come on with a single switch.
• The second room, his bedroom, will have three lamps.
Each lamp in the bedroom should have the ability to be turned on and off independently.

Materials List (Students as a lab group will need to provide these items)
• Electrical tape or electrical twist connectors
• 2-3 batteries – 9V if regular bulbs/1.5 V (AA, C, D) if string lights
• Materials to Build the House – Shoebox, Cardboard Box, Foam board, etc. Shoeboxes work great. No box to be larger than a copy paper     box.
• If you are not using string lights, and I suggest you do, you can use 6-7 bulbs and bases but you must provide them.

I will provide:
• Some wire
• Some switches – These will be like the ones we used in lab earlier. If you use my switches, you return them after the lab. If you want to keep your Snoopy House, you must bring your own switches (pretty cheap at Home Depot)
• Some string lights – If you have extra string lights at home (tree lights) please bring them in.

I will have some tools as well, but you might want to bring some of your own. We will discuss this in class – the type of tools and when to bring them in.


What a “Testing” Week!

Well we finished 4 days of testing. Two left – including science on Monday. Get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast for Monday’s test.

Also remember that the EXTRA CREDIT REVIEW PACKS are due on Monday (4/16). You can earn up to 10 points on the final test. We have been working on it all week so you should be close to finished if not already complete.

I will have boxes set up in my room with period numbers so you can stop by and drop off your folder. Don’t loose out on these points!!

Below I have uploaded a NEW AND IMPROVED Lenses, Mirrors and Laser PowerPoint. Please take the time to  look at it.

Mirrors, Lasers, and Lenses PPT Kaht-2536x6r

Testing Continues

We finished our second day of testing. You all are doing great!!!

In class we are working on our review packs. Though not mandatory to complete, if you do you can earn 10pts on the final test. They are due Monday. Drop them off any time during the day.

After our last test, I gave each of you a note handout covering Mirrors, Lenses, and Lasers. We also watched a video on these the Friday before break. Below is the Power Point that goes with this info. We will look at this in class but make sure you review it. You are responsible for this information.

Mirrors, Lasers, and Lenses PPT Kaht-253387j

Get a good night sleep and eat a good breakfast for testing tomorrow!