Rube Goldberg Project

It is time for the Rube Goldberg Project!  See the links below for the instructions and for the rubric.  Time management is a huge factor.  Please encourage your child to stay focused and on task, as this is a part of their grade this year!

Rube Goldberg (2015)

Rube Goldberg Rubric 2015


When bringing tools such as screw drivers, hammers, etc. you MUST be a car rider and bring them in through the front office in a secure bag. They will then be delivered to my classroom or I will come get them. These items are NOT allowed on the school bus. Make sure your name is on everything that you bring for your project.

Larger materials are NOT allowed on the school bus and should be brought by car. Please park in a parking space to unload your items.

Any smaller materials may be brought to school in your backpack or a duffle bag that zips and locks. These materials should remain in your possession until they come to my room.

If you are causing a disruption with your materials, disciplinary action WILL be taken.

YOU are responsible for YOUR materials!


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Make-Up Benchmark

If you have been absent due to illness and come to school this Wed, Thr, or Fri plan on taking the Benchmark the day you return.  If you miss the entire week (12/15 – 12/19) plan on taking your Benchmark and Bell Ringer Check in class when you return to school on January 5th.

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Toys For Tots

The National Junior Honor Society collects money each year that will be used to buy toys for children who will not otherwise have them Christmas morning. Toys for Tots begins Monday, Nov. 10th and will run through Friday, November 21st.   Our goal this year is    $20, 000.   Below is a letter that you may print to take out in the community while collecting money, if you choose to do so.

TFT–Community Letter 2014

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On Wednesday, October 29th Blue Team will go to the 4-H Center and participate in our thirteenth annual “High Flight” motivational program.  Please click on the link below for more information.  The contribution amount for this trip will be $40.00.  It is due to Mr. McGaughy by Thursday, October 23rd.  Please let Ms. Turpen or Mr. McGaughy know if you have any monetary needs.

High Flight Letter2014

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Materials for the project will be due Monday the 29th.  Label all items and keep them in a bag that zips and possibly even locks.  We will begin making the models on Tuesday.  You MUST have your materials.

Project due OCTOBER 2nd!  Every day your project is late, there will be 10 points deducted.


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Welcome to Ms. Turpen’s 8th Grade Physical Science Class!

Make sure that you and your parent(s) have read over my procedures and policies.  Once completed, you and your parent(s) should sign the form given to you by Mr. McGaughy and return it to him.

Click on the words Physical Science to find information on procedures, policies, and EAET’s.

Click on the words Course of Study to view the Physical Science Middle School Curriculum.

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