5/21/17- You Did it!!! Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to reaching your fullest potential! Way to go! Please come by and let me know what you are doing over the summer. I would love to hear your great plans before you head off to High School. Here is your last evaluation, but this time, you get to evaluate me. So, be honest, be fair and as always, do things with integrity. Thank you and hope to see you in your future. Good luck!
Quote: "Choose to encourage, motivate and inspire others, knowing that it will make others great and make yourself great!" ~Mr. Lopez
5/13/17- FINALS WEEK! Are you ready! We will be talking about STD's and Intimacy this week. The final will be the 18th for odd cores and 19th for even cores. Let me know if I can help you. Enjoy your last full week of 8th grade! Quote: "That's one thing you learn in sports. You don't give up; you fight to the finish." ~Louis Zamperini
4/30/17- Back to health this week for our 6th and final sessions! Here is the Pre/Post Test we will take on Monday and Tuesday this week. Enjoy! Pre/Post Test #2
4/23/17- Last week of PE for the year! Sniff, sniff. We will be checking out of your lockers on Thursday and Friday. Please bring a bag to take your clothes home forever! Sniff, sniff. Also, a new edition of "Hustle 4 Muscle" is up. Check it out. Quote: "Starting strong is good, but finishing strong is epic!" ~ Robin Sharma
4/1/17- Back to PE on Tuesday! Please make sure to bring your PE clothes and shoes for some cool workouts and awesome badminton. Quote: "There's sketch, improv, writing, acting, music and badminton. Those are the seven forms of comedy." ~ TJ Miller
3/20/17- Healthy Relationship Quiz has been expired.
3/26/17- Back to Health this week! After finishing our unit on Drug Prevention, we will be getting into Healthy Relationships. We will be looking at the differences between boys and girls; Love Languages and Steps of Intimacy. We will be making some "norms" as a class to respect each others thoughts, questions and opinions. This unit is very enlightening and important for good healthy relationships. Have a great week and go make someone smile! Quote: "Chocolate comes from cocoa and which cocoa is a tree. That makes it a plant... so that means that chocolate is a salad" ~Minion
3/14/17- Drug final has been expired.
3/12/17- BIG WEEK! Quiz on Mon/Tues and Drug Prevention Final Weds/Thurs! Let me know how I can help. Be prepared, Be productive, Be awesome and go reach your fullest potential! Quote: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."~ Benjamin Franklin
3/6/17- This week...PE on Monday and Health on Tuesday. We will be taking a look at Inhalants and Prescription Drugs in Health, through the stories of Allison and Sandra. Our Drug Final will be March 14th (even cores) and 15th (odd cores). Be prepared and ready to perform to your fullest potential. Quote: "Proper preparation prevents poor performance." 2/25/17- The Hockey tournament started off with a "bang"! We will finish the tournament this week on Monday and Tuesday. This is the last week of PE, so do what you can to get those points for your teams! Have a fantastic week! Quote: Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
2/20/17- Great week of hockey and evaluations! This week more hockey and more games for bonus points for your teams. Hustle: Our theme for this unit. Have a fantastic week! Quote: “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer
2/13/17- Cross Fit Test make up during Tuesday Access this week only! Please dress out and come on down to the gym for your make up. Thank you. 2/11/17- Our drug unit doesn't bring many niceties or warm fuzzy little feelings, but it does bring awareness of the life an addict and how they live. We have an obligation to be drug free and concentrate on our Natural High, the things we really love about life! So, go out there and be a great citizen and make someone smile! PE THIS WEEK! It's Hockey time! Quote: "Exercise, my natural high." -MRMS PE Students
2/5/17- This week we will be taking a look at heroin in Denver and addiction. These topics are very deep, disturbing and a wake up call to what drugs can do to our lives. Parents let me know if you have any questions. We will also take a look at how red ribbon week originated. This a great sad, but great story of a modern day hero. Continue to work hard, be respectful to others and always make your attitude pleasant. Have a fantastic week! Quote: The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
1/29/17- Final Test for our Violence Prevention Unit will be Tuesday (odd cores) and Wednesday (even cores). Check out the Formal Assessment sheet for a study sheet. It is under the worksheets tab on my web page. Let me know if I can help. Good luck and have a fantastic week! Quote: " There is no substitute for hard work. When you do it, you will feel the exhilaration of success."
1/22/17- Check out the second edition of "Hustle for Muscle"... It may change your life! Quote: "Your attitude can determine your altitude."
1/15/17- Check out the very first Edition of my video commentary! Name for the site will be decided by next week. Let me know how it looks. PE this week! Be ready for some cross fit fun! Happy 2017! Quote: "Consider others as more important than yourself."
1/1/17- HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to a new year of excitement, anticipation and challenges...all the things that make us who we are and what we want to become! Be prepared for PE on Tuesday and lets start this new year off with a bang! See you then. Quote: "Make everyday a masterpiece!" ~John Wooden
12/13/16- What an awesome time of year! I love this time of year! Although, it can also be very overwhelming. Please take time to reflect, revive and rejuvenate to your life. Taking time to do these things will allow you to see what is important and to focus on those things. What are your priorities? Focus on these things. Have a fantatic time off and see you next year! Quote: " Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
12/4/16- Last week of health this year! All missing or late work is due this Friday 12/9/16...no exceptions! Get your affairs in order and finish this year strong...to gain confidence and knowledge into the New Year! Let me know if I can help! We will be finishing the bully videos and taking a look at 3 media influences: Music, Movies and Video Games. Quote: "Working hard is a byproduct of success. Try it out, you will not be disappointed."
11/28/16- I hope your Thanksgiving was awesome and full of gratefulness. It is a great season of appreciation and generosity. On Monday, we have PE and on Tuesday we have Health. Be prepared, and be productive. Have a fantastic week! Quote: Inspire, motivate and encourage are ways to build unity and harmony.
11/20/16- Thankful= Pleased and relieved. Thankfulness brings peace, harmony and joy! All because we turn our attention on to other things and people. We become blurred and others become more in focus. Be thankful during this Thanksgiving Season! Quote: If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
11/14/16- What is the healthiest thing to do? Well, it could be eat right; it could be exercise; it could be study in school; it could be get sleep; it could be fostering good friends; it could be building relationships...there are a ton of things. So many great things can make us healthy. Remember to keep the unity and don't allow division to break us. Quote: Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
11/6/16- Back to PE this week! Please bring clothes and combination to school. This is a crazy week, with Tuesday off and career day on Wednesday. So, lets have a great one together! Quote: You are unique, special and valued! ~ Mr. Lopez 10/30/16- First round of Health Ads were really good! The students creativity and collaboration were to be commended! I was rolling on the ground. This Tuesday and Wednesday will be our final test for the Intro to Health Unit. This test is open note, which means your answers need to be solid. Good luck and let me know if I can help. Access is on Monday for help. Have a fantastic week! Quote: There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell
10/18/16- SOS is this Thursday and Friday. Ms. Moore will be in health class guiding us through signs of suicide. Please come with an open mind and heart to A.C.T. Thank you. Quote: Life is worth living for! You need to find your purpose and live it out loud!
10/16/17- Happy Fall Ye All! What a great fall break and I hope you guys are ready to get on with quarter #2! We will have Even PE on Monday and Odd Health on Tuesday. Be sure to come to school prepared and ready. It is going to be an awesome week! See you tomorrow and be kind to one another! Quote: Be ready in season and out of season, because the harvest is plentiful all the time!
10/3/16- What a week of running! Wildcat Loop, Red Tail Loop and Cross Country Loop are all great runs and you guys did great! I hope this prepared you well for our Interim Mile Run this week. Be calm and Get your run on! Have a fantastic week everyone! Quote: If you think you can't do something...you are right!
9/18/16- Last day of Health is Monday! First day back to PE is Tuesday. Student Led Conferences our this Weds & Thurs. We would love to see everyone there to share your work and successes. Please get all health work in by Tuesday. Bring your PE clothes for PE this week. Have a healthy week! Quote: Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
9/11/16- Always Remember! Remember to have your Life Maps done for Monday or Tuesday. We will be presenting those this week. Also, we will have a notebook check to make sure you are on track to a neat, complete and accurete! Have a wonderful week! Quote: "Organization is a key to success!"
9/5/16- Happy Labor Day! I hope your day is restful and awesome! All Health Parent Letters are due this Tuesday (odd) and Wednesday (even). This past week we learned about our personality color. Let your colors be known and know your friends color(s). It is great to know others so we can serve them better! Have a fantastic week! Quote: "What a privilege and honor we have in serving others."
8/27/16- Great week of PE! The students are learning that the harder you work, the more you will get out of it! Challenges are so awesome! Remember: Health class will begin this Tuesday and Wednesday. Let me know if I can help in any way. Quote: "By working hard, you can feel the exhilaration of reaching a goal and confidence of knowing what success is."
8/21/16- The start of the school year has been awesome baby! Thank you to the students and parents for making this a smooth beginning of the new school year. This week is PE! Get those forms in if you haven't yet. Have a magnificent week everyone! And remember...always give it your best! Quote: "FAB- Footwork, Agility & Balance; making each 8th grade student 'fabulous'"
8/2/16- First day of school is Tuesday, August 8th for all 8th graders. 8th Grade Tackle Football, 8th Grade Girls Volleyball and Cross Country will start on the first day of school as well. Team 8 Yellowstone is very excited to have each and everyone of you join our team. It is going to be an awesome year! See you soon! Quote: "This was a hard hike, but is was so much fun!" -8th Grade student from last year