Evan Justin McMurray Middle School (McMurray Swag)(Mustang Spirit Clap) (VHS) (McM Magazine Drive) (VISD Video Channel)(RipTide)
Vashon Island School District #402 WA District Mission =
"To equip every student to engage, thrive, and contribute in an ever-changing world."(PD & TRI Requirements 2014-15)
8th Grade Earth-Space Systems & Physical Project Based Inquiry Science
(PBIS - It's About Time) (Development Partners = National Science Foundation - American Geosciences Institute - American Association of Physics Teachers - American Institute of Physics - U.S. Department of Energy En
ergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy)


Daily Activities: (Syllabi & Instructional Materials) (& make a paper cup;>)(2) (Class Of 2021 Transition)

Calendar & Bells Source Docs:
2017-18 detailed McMurray Bell Schedules
& (McMurray Block Calendar 2017-18?)
(McMurray Web Calendar)(Ms. Power's McMurray GoogleCalendar)(Mar-Jun2017)
(VISD 2016-17 Calendar PDF)
(VashonTime.com) (Pirate Home Game Live Video) (RipTide Engineer LiveStreams) (VISD tech)
ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment (archives)(project) (OurWorldInData.org) (HumanProgress.org) (28Jun2017 Draft Climate Science Special Report) (Climate Resources)
(GoogleMaps StreetView of ISS)(Winds of Earth)(APOD ref.)
Wx GIS:>
(source) (for twits;>)

JPL / Dr. Tyler Nordgren's Retro Space Travel Bureau / National Parks, "UN Planetary Parks" (second site), 21Aug2017 Great American Eclipse (2012 eclipse) Posters, &
(ExoPlanet Travel Posters) (JPL Travel Posters)


Classroom Operating Principles / Behaviors of Successful Learners / GoNoodle.com / NoisLi.com / Sarah Powell / Spotting Good & Bad Science Practices (source)

10 years of "No Child Left Behind" for US Students = Lower Internation PISA Scores in Science, Math, & Reading (?!)

Assessment (Family & Student Access) (New NRDC-WISPC) (New EA+) (Flubaroo?) (TestingTalk.org) (CER) (NSTA-CER)

Standards (Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (NSTA Earth-Space Science Summary) (Kirk Robbins BookMark)
NGSS-EEQIP "Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products" (EQuIP) Rubric via Achieve Corporation (Achive Inc. Sample Performance Tasks & Front Matter Drafts - Nov.2014)


2013 OSPI VISD Report Card (37.3% increase in 4 years since PBIS pilot) (#6/295 rank statewide{top 2%}
(strands)(score distribution)(performance levels)
(WA state)
(2009 OSPI Report Card) (WEA-WA state education statistics) (SeattleTimes.com WA State Higher Ed Paradox) (2012-13 Sci8 Ranking by District)
(2012-13 VISD-AMO)

2015-16 Gr8Sci MSP = 82.7% meeting standard excluding OptOuts (WA = 69.7%) (∂+13%)

(SeattleTimes.Com Education Lab Analysis of WA State Education Spending)


(Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM Resources) (McMurray CTE Offerings)

Kahn Academy
(or . . . I "Kahn-nae" take animoore, capt'n,;>) (MARS-Mathematics Assessment Resource Service)

Devon Atkins 2013 McMurray WorkShops / (local copy) & (Summer 2014) / (local copy)

United Methodist Church, 17928 Vashon Highway SW Secular After School Middle School Program Tuesdays, 3:15-6pm

(College Bound Scholarship) (Seattle Times College Guide) (FedEd College ScoreCard)

Course Outlines =

1) "Everchanging Earth" - Gr8sci-ESS (sequence & assignment details - from PBIS 2016-17)(CLEVR)

Geologic & Cosmic Scales TimeLines
(Plate Tectonics URLs) (Scale Model Earth Assessment Resources) (Tectonics Map Resources)

(VISD-PNWSN) (OII-LiveHD -14min@1,4,7,10 am/pm) (USGS RealTime EQ Apps) (Virtual Field Experiences)

2) "Planetary Forecaster" - Gr8sci-ESS (sequence & assignment details)

(Vashon Intertidal Critters)(VISD Weather)(VIFR Weather) What is fog? (NOAA) LAB (WxBug)
(Solar Action Alliance) (EnergySage) (Dow Powerhouse) (Tesla SolarCity) (VISD Solar)(2) (Keppler)

3) "Astronomy" - Gr8sci-ESS (sequence & assignment details)
(Eyes On The Universe) (Eyes on the Solar System) (WorldWide Telescope [html5]) (AstroPhotography)(MeteorShowerGuide)
(music) (Interactive Periodic Table) (Poetic Table) (
Geologic & Cosmic Scales TimeLines) (STEM rscs.)


McM-Gr8-Psci

Based on VHS course content (Swan)+(Kehl), slower pace to mitigate skills & applications to mastery levels, as required by the NGSS & CCSS standards (Physics Classroom)(Heckthorn) (supplimentary resources)
(SUNY OpenTextBooks / OER Services)


Both Earth-Space Systems & Physical Science "clearly exceeds standards" for topic (4/4) opportunity =
STEMfest (student generated individual engineering project, research, or research investigation & presentation)
(STEM
resources)(LabWrite)
(LegoLeague=2014-15)
(student initiative -instructor supported outside of class - not class time supported)



Contacts =

Evan Justin, McMurray Middle School,
9329 SW Cemetery Road, Vashon Island, WA 98070

Vashon Island Schoold District #402 WA

eMail = ejustin@vashonsd.org

vMail = 206-463-8613

Office Hours:
Please have your student make an appointment with me in person, or cc you with an eMail request to me. Although I'm frequently on site exceeding these hours, much of that time would be unavailable for student support, due to scheduled meetings, materials setup, curricular work, etc. . .
before school = ~7am - 8am (except for Wednesday hall duty& or student conferences scheduled by others)
prep period 5 = varies by day . . . no prep on even period block days, 20min. on PDDs,
after school by appointment - often booked by either standing obligations or meetings called by others

McMurray Student HandBook 2017-18 - FedEd-SHS Compendium of School Discipline Laws & Regulations

McMurray Forms & Sports & Technology Contract 2015-16 (Google ClassRoom.1 - 2 - pdf.1 - pdf.2)

McMurray classroom map 2017-18 (emergency stations 2015-16) (CPR-FA)

McMurray teacher schedule 2016-17 / VHS

McMurray Building Phone Numbers 2015-16

Vashon Social Service Network Links / Teen Crisis HelpLines (Espanol) / Teen HelpLines 2 - English & Espanol
Youth Suicide Prevention Program / WA State Youth Suicide Prevention Center
VISD Presenter OnLine Behavior Resources - BeHeroes.Net
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (FedEd-SHS)(Behavior / Discipline Compilations)

La Cima - Undocumented Scholars Resources / NorthWest Immigrant Rights Project  / K-12 Coalition to Protect Undocumented Students
United We Dream  /   /   /

6crickets - free metasite for summer activities / classes

Emercency Weather Closure (staff notes)(KingCo Road Plowing Map 2013-14) (Emergency Weather Plans) (2)(3)

Ferry Schedules / Cams: Vashon Heights - Telequah - Fauntleroy - Southworth - Pt. Defiance / Tides / (USNO Master Clock)

VISD School Bus Routes / Metro (2)

mcmfacilities@vashonsd.org / vhsfacilities@vashonsd.org / cesfacilities@vashonsd.org / wparidon@vashonsd.org


(EPOD)(OI) (EaA) (ESWIB) (DLESE) (CIR) (ERESE) (EEFH)(SNG) (LN.FN)(2013 Beta Schedule Proposals) (HJS)(StB) (S360) (PTV)
(CRC-PT) (EWRPC)(2)(SAS) (PhET)(Annenberg)(NSDL)(cK12)(OGESS97) (UCMP) (OI) (WISC) (SMC) (NYT-SM) (VISD-BO) (McM-PT) (FER) (NBCL) (UNFP) (UIBP) (EOL) (GPB-Chem) CASL-TPEP Observations OnLine (SAM-OLR) (APA) (HefVid) (JusVid) (HatPWJ) (ADRF)(SSR-SDS)(WEA-TPEP-ZIP) (ViewPure)(RS)(SF-px-05/17) (GEHL)