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Contains information about 6th grade events


Posted by iateacher on November 7, 2010

Hello Parents, guardians and students:

I realized I haven’t posted anything in quite awhile, so I thought I better get on the ball.  Not only that, but there is A LOT of things coming up!!

Let’s start with this week.  On Wednesday, November 10 we will be dissecting our sheep eyes.  This activity is great for helping the students learn the parts of the eye.

Then, on Friday, November 12 we will be taking our final test over our cells, brain and eye unit.  The online practice test is already online on my web site.  Or, you can just click to access the test!

After the test we will be beginning our next unit on Levers and Pulleys. This is  FOSS Kit and has NO book.  However, students WILL be keeping a notebook that they can bring home anytime so you can see what they are working on and they can study.

We also have a very special event going on on Wednesday, November 17 and Friday, November 19.  We will be taking all of our sixth graders to see the “Springs, Sprockets and Pulleys” exhibit at the Muscatine Art Center.  We will be taking two groups each day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon).  The students will be told the week of the trip what group they will be in.

Wow, that’s a lot!!  As always, if you have questions please contact me anytime!


Mr. Yerington

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Open House – Thanks for Coming!

Posted by iateacher on August 18, 2008

I would like to thank all the parents, guardians and students who came to open house.  It was very nice meeting everyone.  I am looking forward to a GREAT school year.  Please remember that if you have questions, concerns or comments feel free to contact me at anytime.  As I mentioned to some of you at Open House e-mail is one of the best ways to contact me as I check my e-mail often.  Even on weekends I monitor my school and personal e-mail accounts and try to respond as soon as possible.  

Thanks again for coming to open house

Mr. Yerington

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Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

Posted by iateacher on March 4, 2008

Attention Parents and Guardians:

I would like to let you know that spring parent/teacher conferences are approaching.  They will be held on Tuesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 13 from 4:00-7:00 both evenings.  The format is different than in the fall.  Each teacher will be stationed in their own room and their are no appointments.  You simply drop in and go talk to those teachers you wish to see.  Please note that at times we may be having a group conference in another room, and during those times you will find a note on my door.  Please feel free to visit another teacher or take a seat in one of the chairs provided and I promise to return as soon as possible.

As always, if you cannot make it at the times shown above, feel free to call me and I will be more than happy to arrange an alternative meeting time.


Mr. Yerington

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Parent/Teacher Conference Update

Posted by iateacher on November 5, 2007

I have been informed that my schedule for both Thursday evening and Friday morning is COMPLETELY BOOKED!  I apologize for those of you who have tried to schedule conferences and have been unsuccessful.   There is a  * chance *  that I will be able to fit a few people in, but I can’t promise that.  However, if you would like to have a conference with me below are some possibilities:

  • Contact me via e-mail and ask me any specific questions you may have.  I will respond as soon as possible with details on how your child is doing, their current grades, etc.
  • Call the school and leave a message if I am teaching.  I will call you back and we can do a phone conference.
  • If you happen to seem me out and about (Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee, Fareway, etc) we can chat there
  • Call and we can set something up for sometime after the “official” conference times.

Thank you!

Mr. Yerington 

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Parent/Teacher Conferences #2

Posted by iateacher on November 1, 2007

This is just a reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences are next week on Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. and Friday, November 9 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

If you haven’t sent back your YELLOW conference paper, please do so soon or we may not be able to fit you in at your preferred time.  Also, walk-in’s are very limited because my schedule usually is completely filled. 

If you can’t make it those days, please feel free to contact me and we can set something up before or after those days!


Mr. Yerington

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Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Posted by iateacher on October 17, 2007

Fall Parent teacher conferences are coming up. These will be on Thursday November 8th from 5:30 to 9:00 pm and Friday November 9th from 8:00-11:30am. If you would like to schedule a conference with Mr. Yerington, please call the West Middle School office. I cannot guarantee that I will be available for walk-ins as my schedule usually fills up completely.  Get your request in early so you can hopefully get the time you want.


Mr. Yerington

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Box Tops for Education

Posted by iateacher on October 4, 2007

Parents, Guardians and Students: The sixth grade team is collecting Box Tops for Education. You can find them on MANY General Mills products. Each box top is worth 10 cents for our team. We will use them to purchase items that will enhance your child’s education at West Middle School.

In addition, there will be contests at different times during the year. The first is this month (October) and the winning homeroom will receive a popcorn party.You can check out this link for a list of products that have box tops on them. Your child may have brought home a blue paper with a letter on the front and the list on the back.

Thanks for your participation!!

Mr. Yerington

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Posted by iateacher on September 15, 2007

Parents and Guardians

Please  help your child remember to bring their Mr. Z’s order to school Monday.  They need to turn them in to the FIRST BLOCK teacher.  If your child has me first period I will be raffling off SIX orders from my family members to students that have their packet back on time!


Mr. Yerington

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More About Langwood

Posted by iateacher on September 11, 2007

Today students heard from Katie Hammond with the Louisa County Conservation Board.  They learned all about the ropes course and how safe it is.  Keep in mind that your child will be in the hands of a trained belayer at all times they are on the course.  Most students first question is “What if I fall?”  The answer is — NOTHING!  The most they will ‘fall’ is a few inches because the belayer has the rope locked into place.  They can then put their feet back on the element and continue. 

It’s also interesting to note that the safety equipment used on the ropes course is rated for up to 5,000 pounds.  I guess that means we could hoist a car up there if we wanted.  🙂 

If you want to find out what students need to bring with them and what all they will be doing on their day at Langwood just check my web site’s Langwood Page where you can find all sorts of great information. 

If you can’t find the answer there just shoot me an e-mail and I will help you out!


Mr. Yerington

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Langwood Information 2007

Posted by iateacher on September 7, 2007


West Middle School sixth graders are about to embark on their annual trip to Langwood Camp in Louisa County. There will be lots more information forthcoming both here and on my web site, so be sure to check often!!

For now, here is a list of what teachers will be attending on which days. Please note that your child will attend with their Block 1 teacher.

September 20 — Yerington and Casstevens

September 21 — Chavarria and Carey

September 25 — Martinez and Bertotti

September 26 — Soy and Bryant

Your child will be bringing home a permission slip early next week — please have your child return it to their first period teacher soon. (I am asking that my students have them back by next Friday!)

I will also be looking for some adult chaperons so if you might be interested in going let your child know or send me an e-mail ( just remove the NOSPAM from the e-mail address above!


Mr. Yerington

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