Dutchtown Middle School
13078 LA HWY 73
Geismar, LA 70734
Ph 225-391-7800
Fx 225-621-2351
Providing each student the high-quality education necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world.
DISTRICT NEWS, A Message from Volunteer Ascension - 2014.07.28A Message from Volunteer Ascension on Ascension’s School Uniform Program

As the school year is coming to an end, we are encouraging parents to donate “gently worn” school uniforms to Volunteer Ascension’s School Uniform Program. Our blue barrels will be out May 22nd –July 21st at the following collection sites: Kean’s the Cleaner (Gonzales and Prairieville), Dutch’s Cleaners, Lejeune’s Cleaners, The Uniform Post and Sac’s Western Store.

This year’s school uniform distribution will take place on the following dates:
EASTSIDE: Wednesday, July 30th from 9-5 at Gonzales Primary School Cafeteria just off Burnside Avenue in Gonzleas.
WESTSIDE (Donaldsonville area) DISTRIBUTION:  Saturday, August 2nd from 9-5 at Donaldsonville High School Cafeteria

(To qualify, please bring parent/guardian photo idea and social security cards for all children. Must also have Medicaid cards or food stamp printout.)

Volunteer Ascension
Volunteers Changing Lives
P.O. Box 1564, Gonzales, LA 70707
Phone 225-644-7655

DISTRICT NEWS, Blackboard & System Upgrades - UPDATE - 2014.07.10Please note that we will be upgrading Blackboard and other systems beginning Thursday, July 10 and and ending Monday, July 21. There will be periods when Blackboard, applications associated with it, and other systems will be down and unavailable. We appreciate your patience during this process.

Thank you,

Technology Department of the Ascension Parish School Board
Seventh Grade Supply & Required Summer Reading - 2014.06.16Seventh Grade Supply List

QTY Item
2 24 packs of pencils (Students will keep one pack and turn in one pack)
1 Pack of colored pencils
1 Pencil sharpener with cover
1 Pair of small scissors
2 Glue sticks (Students will keep one glue stick and turn in one glue stick)
2 Highlighters
2 2-inch binders
2 Packs of loose-leaf paper
1 Pack of index cards
1 pack of Expo markers (4 count pack)
2 3-pronged plastic folders with pickets (any color)
1 Roll of paper towels
2 Boxes of tissues

Ear Buds for iPad
Stylus for iPad
Some supplies may need to be replenished throughout the school year.

Summer reading book is Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.
Sixth Grade Supply List & Required Summer Reading - 2014.06.16Sixth Grade Supply List
This is a generic 6th grade supply list. Students will receive an additional list in August for the specific team supplies.
2 packs of pencils
1 handheld pencil sharpener with cover (manual)
1 zipper pencil bag or box
1 roll of paper towels
2 boxes of tissue
2 glue sticks
1 container of baby wipes
1 pair of small scissors
I pack or color pencils
2 highlighters
1 pack of loose-leaf paper
I pair of ear buds (for iPad)
$10 supply for planner/workbooks

Summer Reading
Required: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen – please bring copy on the first day of school
Extra Credit: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Students entering the sixth grade will be required to read Flipped by Wenderlin Van Draanen for their summer reading assignment. They will take a written test on the novel during the first week of school, and will need to complete this graphic organizer as part of the test grade. All students will need to bring a copy of this book to class on the first day of school. Students may choose to read the other two suggested novels and turn in a completed graphic organizer for each to earn up to 5 bonus points per book.

Name ______________________________________
Story Elements Details from Story: Answer in complete sentences.
Setting: (where and when the story takes mostly takes place)

Main Character(s): the person(s) the story is mainly about. Describe this person’s character traits.

Conflict: What is the problem in the story? Is there a struggle or clash between the characters? Against nature? Within themselves?

Plot: What are three major events that happen throughout the story that lead to the climax, or highest point of action in the story? 1.



Climax: What is the highest point of action in the story (most exciting part)?

Resolution: How was the main problem in the story solved?

Theme: What is a major theme of the book? A theme is an idea or message about life, society, or human nature (ex: good vs. evil, prejudice, friendship, family, etc.)

Eighth Grade Supply and Reading List - 2014.06.16Eighth Grade Supply List
Below is a list of supplies that your child will need for 8th grade.  Your child will need the general supplies plus their individual teachers’ supplies.  The general supplies will be used for all classes.
Binders, dividers and calculators will be discussed by your individual team of teachers.  Do not purchase these in advance. Headphones or ear buds are recommended but not required.
To be collected by homeroom teacher:
2 rolls of paper towels
2 boxes of Kleenix
4-pack of white board markers (multiple colors)
1 pack of lined index cards

To be kept by each students:
Ink pens (black and color)
#2 lead pencils (used daily)
Eraser caps
Loose-leaf paper (3 packs replenish as needed)
Graph paper (1 pack)
Washable markers
Handheld pencil sharpener
Highlighters (at least 2 different colors)
3 Composition Notebooks (marbled or colored)
$10.00 supply fee will be collected.  This can be paid online at the beginning of school.

Summer Reading Eighth Grade
Required Reading:
Students will have assignments based on the texts, this will count as a major grade in the first quarter. 
Locked in Time by Lois Duncan
And Select one from the following list
Call of the Wild by Jack London
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L ‘Engle
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan
The Trouble with Lemons by Daniel Hayes
The Secret Garden by franc9is Hodgson Burnett

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