Junior High Weekly Update: Sept 11th-15th

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed the sunny weekend! Last week students had a blast performing their very first science lab where they learned how to test if yeast is alive or dead. The garden students were also able to harvest a pumpkin for the classroom and some tasty cherry tomatoes.
In English this week students will be reading through Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron” which explores a society where everyone is “equal”. Students will continue to study types of nouns in Grammar and will start lesson 2 in their Vocab books. In Life Science students will start Chapter 3 in which they will explore the properties of light and color.
*Important Announcements*
1) Back to School Night – Thursday, Sept 14th 6pm-7pm
This Thursday evening we will have our Back to School Night! I hope all of you can make it so you can visit Mrs. Kasperson and myself in the junior high classroom to discuss classroom procedures, upcoming field trips, the Washington D.C. trip and address any questions or concerns you may have. We will have a table for sign-ups for various things we may need help with and hand out school t-shirt and sweat-shirt orders. We have a flower bulb fundraiser coming up soon. 
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Samantha Walz

Three Rivers Charter School

1211 Del Mar Drive

Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(707) 964-1128

REACH: Respect, Empathy, Achievement, Citizenship, Hard Work

Samantha Walz loves teaching junior high students at Three Rivers Charter School, which she has enjoyed doing since 2011. Ms. Walz earned a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies, a teaching credential, and an Individual Subject Matter Authorization in Mathematics from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In addition to her classroom adventures, Ms. Walz has taken the lead on Yearbook, Student Council, and educational field trips to Washington, D.C. You will often find her dressed up in amusing costumes for special school events or just because it is Pi day. Outside of TRCS, Ms. Walz likes to kayak, bake (ask for her famous oatmeal cookies or caramel corn) and read