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Dear Students and Parent/Guardians, 

Parkside Middle School will begin a transition to Canvas, a student learning management system, beginning on Monday, May 4th.  Canvas will allow students to access each of their unique set of classes and find their course content in one location.  Canvas Student Apps can be downloaded by clicking the following links: download for Apple, download for Android Parent and student resources, as well as direct links to the Canvas webpage, can be found on the PWCS Instructional Technology page by clicking here While we at Parkside are excited about using Canvas, we understand that it will be a learning process for teachers, students, and families.  We are here to help and excited to learn and grow together! 

La Escuela Parkside Middle comenzará una transición a Canvas, un sistema de gestión de aprendizaje estudiantil, a partir del lunes 4 de mayo. Canvas permitirá a los estudiantes acceder a cada una de sus clases  y encontrar el contenido de su curso en una ubicación. Las aplicaciones para estudiantes de Canvas se pueden descargar haciendo clic en los siguientes enlaces: descargar para Apple, descargar para Android. Los recursos para padres y estudiantes, así como los enlaces directos a la página web de Canvas, se pueden encontrar en la página de Tecnología Educativa de PWCS haciendo clic aquí. Si bien en Parkside estamos entusiasmados con el uso de Canvas, entendemos que será un proceso de aprendizaje para maestros, estudiantes y familias. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar y emocionados de aprender y crecer juntos!

If you want to know topics being covered in class, please go to my calendar tab. 
Now we will all be moving to Canvas - you will need to log into your PWCS account.  

Take care and be safe.  

In the 2019 - 2020 school year topics covered are as follows:

September - PS1 - Scientific Investigations -
standard units of measure, experimental design, data collection, representation, and display, analysis and logical reasoning.

October - PS2 - Nature of Matter - elements, mixtures, compounds, physical and chemical properties, states of matter. 

November - PS3 and PS4 - Structure of Matter - atomic structure and molecular structure, classification of matter, and periodic table. 

December - PS5 - Chemical Interactions - balancing chemical equations and identifying physical and chemical changes.

January - PS7 - Heat and Energy Transformations - thermal energy, temperature scales, heat transfers through conduction, convection, and radiation, and potential and kinetic energy.

February - PS10 - Force and Motion - Newton's laws of motion, force, work, power, and simple machines.

March - PS8 and PS9 - Waves, Sound and Light - mechanical waves, transverse waves, electromagnetic waves, compression (longitudinal) waves.

April - PS11 - Electricity and Magnetism - electric circuits and electromagnets

May - 6th and 7th grade SOL material Review

June - SOL testing