7 Maroon Newsletter
What's Happening in October!
Welcome to 7 Maroon!
We need parent volunteers to chaperon an up-coming field trip to The Denver Museum of Nature and Science! We will go to see the Sherlock Holmes exhibit on Nov. 11th, and we need at least six parents/guardians to come with us. Chaperons must be background checked by the district. To volunteer for this, please e-mail Mrs. Harris with your intent, and she will send you the appropriate forms. Please consider the turn-around time for processing these forms, and contact Mrs. Harris by the end of the month.
-Oct 9: NO SCHOOL for students
-Oct 14: PM Scheduled conferences (set up by the teachers)
-Oct 15: NO SCHOOL for students (conferences)
-Oct 15: All day conferences, see 20 Alert for times and details
-Oct 16: NO SCHOOL
-Oct 30th: Wear your Halloween costume to school (must be school appropriate and no masks)--WEB will host a Halloween dance; see 20 Alert for details
Be sure to check out teachers' individual webpages for calendars and class specific resources. Click HERE to go to the team's page.
Oct. 5-8: Mrs. Justus is out at High Trails
Oct. 7/8: Unit Test - Discovering the Past
Oct. 12: Caveman/woman Project Due
Important Dates to Know:
Oct. 7/8 (block): Quarter 1 Vocabulary Post Test
Oct. 13: Quarter 1 Outside Reading DUE (will be a Quarter 2 grade)
Oct. 14: Quarter 2 Vocabulary Pre-Test
Oct. 23: Sci-Fi Project DUE
Oct 26: Begin Mystery
Advanced Language Arts
Important Dates to Know:
Oct 12: Tom Sawyer Test
Oct. 13: Tom Sawyer Essay DUE
Oct. 13: Outside Reading DUE (will be a Quarter 2 grade)
Oct. 14: Begin Hound
Math (Grade Level and Accelerated)
For Grade level, we have expanded our investigation of rational operations into fractions and decimals. The advanced class is working with the rules of exponential operations and functions.
This month we will begin utilizing the Essential Skills Quizzes. The five for 2nd quarter will consist of three rational operations quizzes (integers, fractions, and decimals), solving one and two step equations, and distribution/combining like terms. Each quiz is 20 questions and the students are required to get a 75% or better. If they do not (or want an even better grade) they will be required to complete a 30 question review packet, corrected to 100%. They then can take another version of the 20 question quiz. If they still fail to demonstrate mastery, they can correct the 2nd attempt to 100% and then take a third and final version of the quiz.