November 5, 2018
Exploris Grade 8
Check out this article about reading just 10 minutes a night! It increases student word exposure by 1 million words a year!
8th grade AM Study Hall: You’re invited to join an optional 8th Grade Study Hall on Thursday mornings from 7:00-7:55 am in 8N. Students may come to catch up or work on assignments quietly. This will be a quiet, focused work session designed to provide extra support and/or extra time for students wanting to catch up or get ahead.
Outward Bound Applications are overdue. Please get those turned in ASAP.
Payment due this Friday is $250 to bring your total to $500. We have emailed receipts of Coupon Book credits so that you know how much you owe towards your $500 total at this point. The final $875 is due by January 18. Here is the video link if you missed the parent presentation on Thursday.
End racism by Joining our 8th grade service learning group’s campaign in remembrance of the 1918 lynching of George Taylor.
AMC 8 Math Test Parents who have registered their students to take the AMC 8 Math Test, please turn in your $5 fee as soon as possible this week to your CREW teacher. The test takes place on on Tuesday November 13th, 2018 from 8:30 – 9:30 am. If you need assistance in paying for this, please contact your CREW teacher. If your child is a middle school student and is interested in taking this test, please click the link and register. We have 6 spots left but students must register via this link.
Service Project (DONATIONS) Hello! My name is Lucinda and I am in the 7th-grade service learning group called “Conservationists” . We are in need of WOOD to create owl boxes for Eastern Screech Owls. We need unpainted wood (NOT Presswood or plywood) that is 3/4 -1 inch thick and at least 10 inches wide (3/4 to 1″ X 10″) and as long as possible. Pine would be fine or cedar scraps are good too. If you have wood that you can drop off please contact Helene at email@example.com We would need this WOOD as soon as possible since we are trying to make OWL BOXES after our Thanksgiving Break. Thank you so much!
7th Grade Conservationists
Communities in Schools Success Coach Tara Delgado The Exploris School is pleased to announce our New Partnership with Communities and Schools of Wake County. Through this partnership, we have a Success Coach that will be on our campus three days a week. Tara Delgado will be are Success Coach and we are pleased to have her.
Communities and Schools (CIS) of Wake County is dedicated to providing support to schools, student, families and the community. CIS surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school, reach their goals, and achieve in life. Click here to find out more about our Success Coach, Tara Delgado.
Election Day – Please take your child to vote, and talk with your child about your votes. Wake County Early Voting Remember Exploris opens on time on Election Day!
Collecting Food for the Elderly at Glenwood: We are collecting food for the seniors, as they do not get food over Thanksgiving break. The whole school is helping to bring a little joy and food to each of the 318 residents of Glenwood Towers. Sign Up
High School Corner:
- Parent University – High School Planning
- Important Dates for WCPSS
- Magnet Info
- Magnet Application Cheat Sheet
Yearbooks for Sale – Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook. The price is $35.
REPLAY IT APP
Parents and students, can you please download the replay it app to your phones or use the website to submit pictures for yearbook! Thank you!
Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR):
Friday, November 30 – Elective Round 3 1:30 – 3:10
Friday, December 7 – Elective Round 4 1:30 – 3:10
Friday, December 14 – Elective Round 5 1:30 – 3:10
Friday, December 21 – Early Dismissal
Winter Break – Friday Dec 21 (12:15pm) – Monday, Jan 7 (8am)
Friday, Jan 18 – PAYMENT IN FULL FOR TOTAL $875- Outward Bound
Monday, Jan 21 – MLK Holiday
Friday, February 15 – Early Dismissal
Monday, Feb 18 – Teacher Workday
Friday March 8 – End of Second Trimester, Teacher Workday
Monday, March 11 – Teacher Workday
Spring Break – Friday, April 12 (3:15pm) – Tuesday, April 23 (8am)
Outward Bound – April 22 – 26 (please note we will depart at 7AM the Monday after Spring Break)
Tuesday, May 28-30 – Science and Reading EOG’s
Thursday, May 23 – Passage Portfolio (No school 8th grade; make-up teacher workday.)
Friday, May 24 – Passage Portfolio – Teacher Workday
Monday, May 27- Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday, May 28 – EOGs
Wednesday, May 29 EOGs
Friday, May 31 – Math 8 EOG, Math I EOC, Math II NCFE
Monday, June 3 – Passage Portfolio (No school 8th grade.)
Friday, June 7 – Graduation (10:30 am), early dismissal
Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester, last day of school
8th Grade Contacts
Sharon Cuffe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessie Francese, Jfrancese@exploris.org
Cori Greer-Banks, email@example.com
Shannon Hardy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Mancini, Pmancini@exploris.org
Adrian Findlay, email@example.com
Eugene Wheeler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cori Greer-Banks – Crew, Humanities, Expedition
Jamie Butler – Art
Sharon Cuffe – Exceptional Children’s Teacher
Michelle Duncan – School Counselor
Adrian Findlay – Crew, Math, Expedition
Jessie Francese – Crew, Humanities, Expedition
Shannon Hardy – Crew, Math, Expedition
Jill Hemingway – Interventionist
Paula Mancini – Exceptional Children – Teaching Partner
Mary Margaret Moffitt – Development Coordinator, but mostly just about anything you need!
Carolee McLinnahan – Administrative Assistant – Attendance
Michelle Parkerson – Associate Director of the Middle School (6-8)
Ellie Schollmeyer- Executive Director
Oliver Smith – Health and Wellness
Eugene Wheeler – World Language
Parent and Teacher Organization
- Join PTO – much, much help still needed! LINK
- 2018-2019 Carpool Form ; 2018-2019 Carpool MAP (Password: 1997*)
- Spiritwear – LINK
- Lunch Orders – LINK
Clubs and Extended Care Program:
- Allies – Mary McWay
- Basketball – Mary Mcway & Kristi Pettibone
- Cross Country (Aug-Oct) – Adrian Findlay & Sharon Cuffe
- Crossfit for Kids – Chenelle Miller email@example.com
- Contemporary Art Museum docents – Shawna Scipione
- Dungeons & Dragons – Cris Preble
- Science Olympiad – Helene and Emily
- Fossil Club –Juliana Thomas
- Green Team – Devon Rose
- Minecraft (October 11- Dec)– Jason Stegall
- Model U.N. – Cori Greer-Banks
- Junior Tarheels History Club – Cori Greer-Banks
- Improv (Nov-Jan) – Jeri Donovan Livengood
- Soccer (Jan-Mar) – Shannon Hardy
- Yearbook – Jessie
- Student Ambassadors – Paula Mancini
- Battle of the Books – Devon and Loren
- Japanese Exchange (August Visit) – Cori Greer-Banks, Lisa Ferrando
- Ultimate Frisbee – Sandi Mayo & Prakash Bhave
- German Exchange (Spring Visit) – Maggie Gargan & Emily Felker