7th Grade Newsletter

Believe Motivate Succeed

February 22nd - February 26th

Grade Level Information

Upcoming Dates:

2/15-2/17 - Winter Holiday

2/18-2/19 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workday

2/19 - LAST day to reserve yearbooks -- see info below

3/2 - Benchmarks Begin


3/11 - Q3 Ends

3/14 - Teacher Workday

3/15 - Q4 begins

3/17-3/18 - Early Release/Parent Conferences


The last day to reserve a yearbook is Friday, Feb 19. Use the link below to either reserve your copy online or print an order form and send it in to BMS. If you have any questions feel free to emailsusan.nabors@bufordcityschools.org.


BMS Family Involvement Night: County Fair

Thursday, March 10th, 6pm

2700 Robert Bell Parkway

Buford, GA

Buford Middle School


“A County Fair”

Parent Involvement Night

March 10, 2016

6 PM

The evening will feature a chili cook off sponsored by FCCLA,

an art display and performances provided by “local artists.”

Chili sampling begins at 6:00

8th Grade Savannah Trip parent meeting at 6:15

Georgia Milestone Testing Presentation at 7:00

Chili Cook Off winners announced at 7:10

Title I Parent Meeting at 7:15

The Media Center will be open the entire evening for parents who would like assistance

creating or accessing their PowerSchool account.

Wrist bands for a “student dress down day” will be distributed to parents who attend the fair!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Language Arts

Cable: Novel study The Outsiders; Revising and Editing ; #3rd Independent Reading Report/Project Due March 9th

Johnson: Poetry, Socratic Seminar, graphic organizer for Book Trailer is due on Friday, February 26.

Taylor: Novel study "The Outsiders" Grammar: Compound-Complex sentences. Milestone Review: Paired Passages.


7th Grade Math: We will continue Unit 5: Geometry. Our focus will be 3D Figures, Volume, and Surface Area. The Unit Test will be on Friday, February 26th. It will cover angles, perimeter, circumference, area, volume, surface area, and 3D figures (cross-sections and nets). This is a BIG unit so we are providing a study guide for the students to complete over the winter break. This is mandatory and is due Monday, February 22nd.

Accelerated Math: We will begin Unit 8: Functions. Also, we are providing a study guide for the benchmark. We are beginning it in class, and asking students to complete it over the winter break in order to prepare them for the benchmark which will cover the entire 7th grade curriculum and much of the 8th grade material. The 8th grade material includes transformations, exponents, scientific notation, roots and irrational numbers, geometric applications of exponents, and linear functions.


Duncan: We will continue our unit on the interdependence of organisms after the break.

Larson/Cochran: We will begin our unit on Ecology. Please check your child's agenda for assignment or quiz dates.

Webster: We are finishing up natural selection and the fossil record and will move on to the interdependence of living things.

Social Studies

Social studies classes will be completing our unit on Southern and Eastern Asia by focusing on economics and government.

Parent Information

We have new resources to help your child succeed! Please check out this link for monthly issues with information about how to help your child learn and daily learning planners. This is a great resource!

Helping Students Learn at BMS

VIPs (Very Important Parents) Needed:

Parents! We need you! If you are able to volunteer to help out the 7th grade teachers, please sign up here:

VIP Sign-Up

PARENTS: Please take this quick Georgia Schools Survey if you haven't already! Thank you!

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