Homework- Oct. 12-16, 2015

Math- Mon.- VA Handbook P. 16 Rounding Decimals

Tues.- P. 203- Patterns # 1, 2, 5 & 7-12

Wed.- P. 452- # 7-9 M, M,M And R

Thurs.- P. 442- # 10 and 11- Stem and Leaf Plots

Soc. St.- Daily Review #4

Science- Daily Review # 4

Reading- Daily Review #5

Writing- Constructed Response #5


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Miles Davis–Summertime

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Free Workshops, School Success: 7 Smart Things Parents Do to Help Their Children Succeed in School.

Register in Advance for a Free Dinner and Childcare

Suffolk’s Parenting Network will host the first in a series of free workshops, School Success: 7 Smart Things Parents Do to Help Their Children Succeed in School. The workshop is open to everyone and will be held on Wednesday, October 21 at Nansemond River High School.  Free dinner and childcare will be available to those who pre-register.  Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by national keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Popkin from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..  Dr. Popkin founded Active Parenting Publishers in 1983. Soon after, he introduced the first video-based parenting education program, Active Parenting. His program has helped millions of parents develop cooperation, responsibility and courage in their children.  To register, visit www.spsk12.net or call 925-6752.

Click to view the flyer

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Criss Cross-Thelonious Monk

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Shaw Nuff–Dizzy Gillespie

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KoKo–Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

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Announcements 10-13-15

NR-Logo-2_smallPSAT Information: The PSAT test will be given Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 8:40 am – 12:32 pm.  There will be no make-up testing AM Vo-Tech students must stay for testing. PM Vo-Tech students will not attend Pruden. The Pruden Center will be notified of all Pruden students testing.

Reminders for students taking the PSAT:  Students must know their ID number, they must have a “true” email address, and students may bring their own scientific or graphing calculator.

The National Honor Society would like to thank everyone again for donating to the Michelle-O-Gram Foundation. NHS has collected over $330, but the goal is $400.  Please buy a Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet to support the cause. We will be selling them through Pink Out Day.  Limited supplies are left.

Attention all 9th Graders: Take the opportunity to meet the leaders from business and industry in our area who will share information about their companies and what they look for when they hire workers as well as how to network to reach your goal of your “dream job.” The 8th Annual Professional Student Conference will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Professional Dress is required, but lunch is provided. Space is limited.  Click here for the interest form.

If anyone is planning on leaving school after the pep rally on Friday, you must have a written letter from your parent or guardian prior to the start of school. No phone calls or emails will be accepted. Please turn in your note as soon as possible to the front office. We will start accepting notes Wednesday morning.

Need SOL Tutoring? SOL Tutoring will take place on 3 Saturdays this fall. Time is 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Buses will be provided and lunch will be served. Dates are October 31 (Lakeland), November 14 (Nansemond River), and November 21 (King’s Fork.)  Click on the Registration link on the Nansemond River website to register.

Students that have been notified about SOL Writing Tutoring are reminded of the tutoring schedule: Ms. Newsome’s tutoring group will tutor on October 13, 15 and 19 in Room 103. Ms. Cowling’s tutoring group will tutor on October 13, 15 and 19 in Room 108.  Mr. Lawson’s tutoring group will tutor on October 12, 13, 15 and 19 in Room 129.

Do you want to travel over spring break? We will be having an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 pm in Mrs. Blyth’s Room 111.  Please bring a parent.

The next Prom committee meeting will be Wednesday, October 14 in the Library.

Any students, male or female, interested in being a Girls’ basketball manager should attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, October 14 in the Library at 3:15 pm. See Coach Mason or Mrs. J. Smith if you are interested but can not attend the meeting.

Voice Club meeting Tuesday, October 13 in Mrs. Leighton’s room, Room 107.

Do you know what E-Sports are? If you would like to find out more about E-Sports, join us in Room 114 Wednesday, October 14 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.  For more information, you can see Mrs. Kemp or Jack Chen.

Chrome members should see Mrs. Bowe in Room 211 by Wednesday.

Students that have been approved for early release MUST sign out EACH day and leave at their approved time. Failure to do so may result in revoking early release privileges and placing the student in a study hall.

If a student has been absent from school, he must submit a note for the absence. If the student has more than two unexcused absences within a 9 week periods, he will be in danger of failing for the 9 weeks.

Students who drive to school MUST purchase a parking decal to park on campus. Thirty three cars were ticketed last week. The tow truck will be here sometime this week. See Coach Young for your decal.

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Mrs. Bennington’s Math Madness-Homework 10/13

Math Benchmark Test is 10/22/15!!!

BLOCK 1-Finish page 57 in Math IN.



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SOL 8.1a

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What We’re Learning, Oct. 12-16, 2015

Reading:  We are reading several stories from our reading series, focusing on short u patterns and sequence. We will take a comprehension test on Friday. Our word skills this week are ending sounds,  short vowels, and titles and pictures. We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing. Spelling test on Friday is based on your child’s sort features (ex: short o).

Math: We will review addition and subtraction strategies and will be working on mixed practice (addition and subtraction) for the rest of the nine weeks.

Science:  We are studying natural resources. Students need to be able to name natural resources. They need to know that “natural” means it comes from nature. They need to know that resources do not last forever, and we can reduce, reuse, and recycle them. A study guide has been posted on the page. You can also visit the link that says “Natural Resources.” Enjoy!

Social Studies:  We are looking at holidays (Columbus Day, Presidents’ Day, July 4th) and then will begin timelines. The vocabulary words associated with this SOL are on the study guide. We will be working on this through the end of the month.

Notes:  Science Circus will be Friday, October 30, from 2-3:30.  We will do many experiments with pumpkins. If you would like to volunteer and or/donate a pumpkin (pie size preferred), make sure you have a current form on file. Any help is greatly appreciated!


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Fall Picture Day-October 14

Bring your best smile to our fall picture day!

October 14, 2015

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Hillpoint Spirit Week!!

The week of October 26-October 30, Hillpoint Elementary will have a fundraiser to help raise money for the United Way foundation.  The cost will be $2.00 to participate.  Please click “View Full Post” for details on each day.

Spirit Week

Monday, October 26: Team Day–Dress in your favorite team jersey or t-shirt!

Tuesday, October 27: Mismatch Day–Dress in colors and patterns that do not match!

Wednesday, October 28–Hat/Wig/Crazy Hair Day–Wear your favorite hat, wig, or crazy hair!

Thursday, October 29–Career Dress Up Day–Dress up as the career that you want to be!

Friday, October 30–Green and Gold Day–Wear our school colors of green and gold!

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October 12 – 16

Hello!  Please look for some notices coming home on Monday. The notices include notes about events happening at NPES and a pumpkin activity in our class.

Thank you to all of those who contributed to the United Way.

Please continue to do a great job on homework!

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Monster Book Fair: Reading Is So Much Fun, You’ll Get GOOSEBUMPS®!

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair- November 19 – December 4!

An amazing selection of books is headed our way!

At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.
Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child’s classroom library.
The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.
Here’s a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading:

See you at the Book Fair!


If you are out of town or can’t make it to our Book Fair, you can also help support our school by shopping online.

  • Send wish lists to family and friends
  • All orders ship free to the school
  • Browse an expanded book selection – all ages through adult
Online shopping will be open on 11/14!
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10-12-15 to 10-16-15 homework

10-12  tier 1   10-12   tier 2

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We will have a farmer from H&H farms here on October 22nd to bring pumpkins and give a short lesson on how pumpkins grow.  If you would like your child to receive a small pumpkin to bring home, please send in $3.00 by October 20th.

A green paper went home with your child on how you can get involved (Parental Involvement Activities) for the 2015-2016 school year.  This outlines the activities that you, as a parent, can get involved in throughout the year.

Please make sure you are looking at the papers your child brings home.  I often write notes on their papers to let you know their progress in class.  Also, if you have not provided the school with an email address, please do so as soon as possible.  This is a great communication tool.

Have a great week

Mrs. Edwards

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Week of 12th through October 16th


Monday, October 12rh:


Language Arts:

Read for 20 minutes, (Complete reading log)


Workbook pgs. 245-246

Social Studies:

Review Worksheet

Tuesday, October 13th:

Language Arts:

Read for 20 minutes. ( Complete reading log). Spelling Choice Menu



Wednesday, October 14th:

Language Arts:

Read for 20 minutes. ( Complete reading log).  Spelling Choice Menu


Workbook pgs. 247-248

Social Studies:


Thursday, October 15th:

Language Arts:

Read for 20 minutes. ( Complete reading log).  Spelling Choice Menu. Study for Spelling TEST!!!!


Calendar Worksheet



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Homework & Information Mon 10/12

Sign up for Remind. Check it out on remind.com. Use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

1st block – Remind code: @stoneblk1   If needed, finish the Life Substances ws, and (on back) p49 #1a, 2ab, 3ab and p48 Analyzing Data.

3rd block – Remind code: @stoneblk3  If needed, finish the Life Substances ws, and (on back) p49 #1a, 2ab, 3ab and p48 Analyzing Data.

5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5  If needed, finish the Life Substances ws, and (on back) p49 #1a, 2ab, 3ab and p48 Analyzing Data.

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Week of 10/12-16


The Math benchmark will take place on October 21st. It will include:

5.1 Rounding decimals to designated places up to the thousandths place

5.9 Identify circle parts and calculate the circumference based on the radius and diameter measure. Remember we use 3x the diameter, not 3.14.

5.15 Create a stem-and-leaf plot to display data. Use it to organize data to determine the mean, median, mode, and range. Create a line graph to display data. Use it to organize data to answer questions found on graph.

5.16 Determine the mean, median, mode, and range for data sets. Calculators may be used.

5.17 Find the rules for numeric, pictorial, and function table patterns. Extend patterns to designated places.

Monday – Review MMMR and how to find needed data on a stem-and-leaf plot.

Tuesday – Practice 18-3

Wednesday – p.461 (Set H)

Thursday – Begin review of SOLs covered on Benchmark. Know formulas, strategies, and methods to solve.

Science – We will test 4.8 Earth Systems on Monday of next week. Spend next week rereading all material in Yellow packets. Our benchmark on October 26th will cover the entire book. Know vocabulary, data points, and practice sample questions. Practice diagrams and illustrations. Next week’s homework will be to read nightly (Yellow Packet) and get dated signature each night for proof of study.

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

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October Calendar

October Calendar

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