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!!!!!!!!

# Month: May 2017

# Happy Mother’s Day!

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!!!!**

# REMINDER

Just a friendly reminder! Remember to check all of your grades and to keep up with late work! Remember the **Civics Project** is due:

**Purple Day Periods – May 18th Gold Day Periods – May 19th**

Music of the Week:

Sprint!!!!!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQtXaknUNBs

# Homework for the Weekend of May 6th

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*?

Alex

# TISSUES PLEASE!!!

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!!!!!!

# Geometry Unit 11 Test

This is a quick post about the upcoming geometry test, serving both as a reminder and a vessel of convenience.

**FOR GOLD DAY STUDENTS: Friday, May 5**

**FOR PURPLE DAY STUDENTS: Monday, May 8**

**Additional information on the test:**

-18 Questions

-2 “Exercises” (i.e. sectors and regular polygons, such as the problems seen on the quiz)

-16 Word Problems:

-1 pyramid L.A.

-2 sphere S.A. –> volume, and vice versa

-1 cone & sphere volume (ice-cream cone problem)

-3 cylinder & sphere volume (think of tennis balls in a cylindrical container)

-1 sphere S.A. –> diameter

-1 Euler’s theorem

-1 prism S.A.

-1 cylinder volume

-1 sphere & prism volume

-2 similar solids

-1 pyramid volume

-1 platonic solids

Please keep in mind:

- 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

# Final Civics Project

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:

**Periods 1, 3, 5 – May 18th, 2017**

**Periods 2, 6 **– **May 19th, 2017**

**Both project choices are due the same class!!!**