7th Grade ACTS News

March 23-27, 2015

Wednesday, March 25th is a half day for students.

Science - Mrs. Sexton

We will continue studying our unit on the human body systems. Our focus will be the circulatory and respiratory systems. We may be ready for our test by Friday. Please encourage your child to study notes, and homework answers each day.

Math - Mr. Smith

7th grade math students completed chapter 13 on Thursday. Test results are posted to power school.

If you have access to power school, please check for missing grades. Children have until next Wednesday (March 25th) to turn in missing work. Students may turn in work they have a zero for and receive partial credit. Again due Wednesday.

We are starting chapter 14 on data collection and analysis. I plan to have a quiz late in the week. Students will MAP test on March 30 & 31.

Dance - Mrs. Brewington

7th dance focus: End of Year showcase dance rehearsal begins and we explore our patriotism. On Fridays, we will learn song/dance for EYS opening/closing number. Details for a google slide presentation will be passed out this week. Dance Injuries Google Slide presentation is due April 2nd.

Drama - Mrs. Keenan

7th Grade Drama Rotation students performed duet scenes for the class this week, and proved they are cable of memorization, interpreting a script, and blocking a scene. Students are now researching in class for a theatre history project due next week.

7th Grade Drama Focus students are working in groups, writing scenes to illicit social change. Scenes will be performed for the class later next week. We also began working with all the ACTS 7th graders on Friday on the music for our End of Year Showcase, to be performed May 14.

A handful of 7th and 8th grade drama students will be traveling to SCSTA in Lexington on Saturday, March 21 to compete in a variety of dramatic events against 16 other middle schools from around the state. Events include musical theatre, comedic and dramatic monologues, duet scenes, and costume design. We look forward to representing ACTS with bulldog pride!

Science - Mrs. Griffin

The students will continue working on the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. There will be an assessment on the levels of organization notes Tuesday. Students will also start working with the digestive system.

Social Studies - Mrs. Babb

Students completed Third Nine Weeks testing on Friday and grades are posted. This week they will test on the Post-War Era which includes the Cold War .We will begin our study of the major changes and challenges of the 20th Century.

As we begin our final review for PASS testing, I will post practice assignments for students to complete each day for homework. It's hard to believe that we are beginning the 4th Nine Weeks and PASS testing is coming up in May!

ELA & Social Studies - Mrs. Padgett

Mrs. Padgett's seventh grade Social Studies class will be beginning their study of the Cold War.

Mrs. Padgett's seventh grade ELA class will be reading and writing poetry and finishing argumentative essay unit. Students need to remember to bring their self-selected novels to class each day for reading workshop.

ELA - Mrs. Templeton

The students will be finishing their novel, The Boy Who Dared. They will write an argumentative essay in class. We will not have vocabulary this week.

Art - Mr. Winchester

7th grade Art FOCUS is working to complete 1 point perspective drawings. Once finished they will begin working on their own versions of the famous Charleston gates.

Voice - Mrs. Psomas

6th & 7th Voice Focus students are working on music for their End of Year Showcase. They recently presented Composer Projects in class.