8th Grade Formal is here! For all of you students, this is the end of the year dance for us, celebrating the fact that we lived through middle school! Yay! The theme is Dancing Through The Decades.

Tickets are $10! It takes place on Saturday, June 17th, located in the cafeteria from 7pm to 10pm.

As many of you already know and have already taken them, the SOLs are here! Please take the time to study for them, get good rest, and eat nutritiously so you can be as ready as you’ll ever be when you enter the tests. DO NOT bring electronic devices to the test. The Science SOL is Thursday, June 1st. If you need any help understanding something, have a studying question, or need any help, DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK MRS. CORTESI! It’s what she’s there for! Good luck to all and may the testing odds ever be in your favor!!!!!!!!

Make sure to tell your mother that you love and appreciate her for all she does! Thanks to all mothers for helping us so much and for all of your love and support! We love you all!!!!

Hey, Gold Magic Students! Here is the homework for this weekend:

English: Vocab Units 13-14-15

Science:

Temperature Space Math – Due Today

Unit Test Review – Due May 7th-9th? (Not sure if 7th and 8th or 8th and 9th)

CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR IDA!!! WE NEED MORE MONEY!!!

Final Best Test or Midterm Assessment Analyses/Blackboard Tests

Geometry: Prepare for the test!!! Information about that is posted earlier, but you need to finish the packet and compete Textbook Pages 681 #1-21 all and Page 755 #1-19 all! (Check the homework calendar just in case)

Good luck!

Music and Math Problem of the Week:

See how fast you can solve these! (Courtesy of Mathcounts Problem of the Week)

To make a compact disc, a machine creates a circular disc with diameter 120 mm and then punches a center hole with diameter 15 mm. When the hole is punched, what fraction of the original area is removed? Express your answer as a common fraction.

Todd tells Juanita that he is thinking of a 3-digit positive integer. The integer has 12 positive factors. The sum of two of its factors is 23 and the difference of those two factors is 1. What number is Todd thinking of?

The least positive integer that is divisible by 2, 3, 4 and 5, and is also a perfect square, perfect cube, 4th power and 5th power, can be written in the form a^{b} for positive integers a and b. What is the least possible value of a + b?

Mrs. Cortesi has asked that we bring in tissues because we as a team are running low. Please bring them in because we are in the middle of pollen season, which is a huge allergen. Please bring them in or else the team may resort to this….BUT WITHOUT THE TISSUES!!!!!!

WHEN DOING SURFACE AREA: DON’T COUNT IN A SIDE OF A COMPOUND FIGURE THAT IS ON THE INSIDE

WHEN DOING PRISMS: MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT THE BASES ARE! REMEMBER: PARALLEL AND CONGRUENT; THAT’S HOW I PITCH MY TENT (Or something like that… I just made that up.) (And hey, tents are triangular prisms!)

A final note: If there is something inaccurate, confusing, or unsatisfactory on this post, or you’d simply like help on something, feel free to leave a comment.

That should be all. Have a good day, friends, and good luck on the test.
-Thomas

In Civics, there are two project choices you can choose, your Final Best Test and Final Assessment Analysis. Directions are on Project Sheets, Classroom, and Blackboard. Due dates are on the Weekly Agenda and here. The due dates are:

Gold Magic’s Day for Finance Park is Friday, April 28th, 2017. Don’t forget a bag lunch and preparations for 1st and 7th period! We will be going to those periods before and after the trip, so please be prepared for them. Make sure you know your teacher, chaperone, and group number! Have fun!