Mr. Shadrach Michaels is a University of California, Berkeley graduate with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing. He comes to Learning Bridge after teaching Sixth Grade at White Pine Middle School, following a year as a substitute teacher with the Hawaii Department of Education. In his spare time, he also serves as a Ely Volunteer Firefighter.
This year's Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth grade classes will be instructed following Common Core Standards and the best practices set forth by the Federal and State Departments of Education. To find out more of what that looks like, click the link: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/
We will be developing social and emotional awareness, while building deeper understandings of literary genres, through close readings of all forms of literature, poetic, fictional narratives and informative, both digital and print.
In addition to reading and writing all forms of creative and expository texts, Eighth grade will be flexing their leadership skills as they develop service projects and opportunities to give back to our community.
For All Parents and Guardians
Your child's success depends on your support at home. To guarantee academic success, please take time to ensure your child is fulfilling their Math, Science and ELA requirements daily and weekly, completing assignments and following through with their educational development.
Every student in middle school must be reading grade level literature 20-30 minutes EVERY DAY.
Have them read aloud to you, read with them, and ask what they are understanding from their reading.
It is alos important to know the Nevada State Law governing family engagement with your child's public school.
NRS 392.4575 Educational involvement accords;
1. The Department of Education has prescribed a form for educational involvement accords to be used by all public schools in this State. Your educational involvement accord must comply with the policy:
(a) Parental involvement is required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, as set forth in 20 U.S.C. § 6318.
(b) Parental involvement and family engagement adopted by the Nevada State Board pursuant to NRS 392.457.
2. Here is a description of how you, the parent or legal guardian, must be involved in the education of the pupil, including, without limitation:
(a) Ensuring your pupil is reading 20-30 minutes on a daily basis, as applicable for the grade or reading level of the pupil;
(b) Reviewing and checking the pupil’s homework; and
(c) Contributing 5 hours of time each school year, including, without limitation, by attending school-related activities, parent-teacher association meetings, parent-teacher conferences, volunteering at the school and chaperoning school-sponsored activities.
3. The responsibilities of a pupil in a public school, including, without limitation:
(a) Reading 20 - 30minutes each day before or after school, as applicable for the grade or reading level of the pupil;
(b) Using all school equipment and property appropriately and safely;
(c) Following the directions of any adult member of the staff of the school;
(d) Completing and submitting homework in a timely manner; and
(e) Respecting himself or herself, others and all property.
8th Grade Mission Statement
We, the 2018-2019
Learning Bridge 8th grade class,
strive to enhance the social, cultural, physical,
and economic well being of all our classmates
and our community.
As student leaders,
we will demand excellence of ourselves
in academic performances
as well as in everything we set our minds to.