News from Chester County Middle School

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By: Renee Thomas

PTS will host their first FUN FRIDAY this week. They will provide all students with a fun treat at the end of the week.
Our first Benchmark test will begin next week. Please make sure your child attends everyday if possible in order for them to complete the test. The testing window is September 26-October 7. Subjects tested are reading, math and science.
Our candy sales kickoff was this past Friday. The students loved getting to see all the prizes that they could win. Several golden tickets have already been returned. Parents, make sure your child’s name is on the return money envelope when they return it. If you want your child to bring home another box make sure you sign the form at the bottom of the envelope when they return the money for the box they have out.
Crystal Wilson and Misty Thomas recently represented the school by attending and participating in a teacher panel at the Tennessee State School Board Day in the District hosted by Chester County. There was a presentation About the Role and Work of the State Board of Education by Nathan James, Deputy Executive Director of Legislative & External Affairs, and Larry Jensen, District 8 State Board Member, was present and spoke and answered questions presented by a student panel.
We are pleased to welcome Maddie Wooten and Courtney Perkins from Chester County High School. They will be arriving on campus and working with Lesa Snider and Misty Thomas. Both girls are enrolled in the Teaching as a Profession program at CCHS. They will be in a work-based learning classroom for the next few weeks. 
Fourth graders are working on being able to interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100 and predict the changes that will happen to an ecosystem. Also, they will be analyzing the impact of conflicts between colonists and American Indian nations brought on by the intrusions of colonization. They will also work on determining the main idea and details to articulate the big ideas of a section of text about the heart.
Fifth graders will be using place value to understand how to round decimals to any place. They will be analyzing patterns and relationships to demonstrate the understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings. In social studies they will analyze the impact of Andrew Jackson’s presidency on the American Indian population of Tennessee.
Fall pictures should be coming home this week. Please reach out to the school if you ordered and did not receive them. Our next upcoming event will be Parent Teacher Conferences from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 6. You should be receiving information from your child’s teacher soon.

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