7th Grade ACTS Newsletter

February 15th - 19th, 2016

New York Trip Participants

NY payment due February 23 - $207

We are working out a date to meet with parents and students prior to the trip. We will let you know as soon as we have one scheduled, but we anticipate meeting together in early May.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 15th is a regular school day. (We are making up one of the days missed during flooding.)

Science - Mrs. Griffin

The students will continue working with Cells and Heredity Unit with a focus on genetics. The mini project was rescheduled for this week. This project will utilize the use of Punnett squares in a real-life situations. There will be a test on February 23. We will also start studying the human body systems.

Please remember to look on my webpage under "7 Assignments" to check on dates and assignments.

Science - Mrs. Sexton

Students will finish their disease projects and Monday. We will start our unit on the human body systems after the students have shared their projects.

Math - Mr. Smith

Students completed their chapter 10 test this week. These grades have been posted to power school and returned. We are continuing our study in geometry with similarity. (Chapter 11). I am planning to have a quiz on this topic on Friday, February 19th.

Students have received missing work reports. Please encourage your child to turn in missing work as soon as possible.

ELA - Mrs. Templeton

The students will finish reading Hiroshima this week. They will have an assessment on Friday on the entire unit.

There is a stems quiz and a new article posted on Google classroom that are due on Thursday.

ELA & Social Studies - Mrs. Owensby

7th Grade ELA

Students will continue building editing skills. They will begin a nonfiction book club and set group goals for discussion. We will continue to reinforce finding text evidence to support answers.

7th Grade SS

Students will present projects on the 1920's and 1930's including the Stock Market Crash, Great Depression, and the rise of Totalitarian governments. We will begin our research on the causes and effects of WWII.

Social Studies - Mrs. Babb

Students used a Nearpod(a type of Powerpoint) activity to complete a detailed study of the Holocaust. In groups, they demonstrated their understanding of this event by summarizing essential facts to recall and explain. They are continuing their study of the stock market crash, world-wide depression, and the rise of totalitarian governments in Europe.Students who did not perform well on the Chapter 6 test will have an opportunity (during class on Monday) to earn credit that will improve their test grade.

Dance - Mrs. Brewington

7th Dance Rotation- We have finished our dance for the March 10th performance. Costume money is due- 4 dollars, Please encourage your child to bring Chromebook fully charged to class and check google classroom daily. We have assignments daily on the Chromebooks.

7th dance focus: All dances have been finished. I have asked special permission for the students to rehearse on the stage first period on Feb 25th and 26th. The cooperating teachers have made it clear that the student is responsible for any missed work those days. Please encourage your child to bring Chromebook fully charged to class and check google classroom daily. We have assignments daily on the Chromebooks.

Art - Mr. Winchester

7th Grade Art is working on their Andy Warhol inspired pop art pieces and will likely complete them by the end of the week.

Drama - Keenan

7th Grade Rotation is beginning a unit on "A Midsummer Night's Dream." We are reading the modern text translated from Shakespeare's speech in order to better understand the play. We have already completed 2 acts and should be finished with the full play next week. Remind students they have a quiz after we finish each Act!

7th Grade Focus class is done with competition pieces and we are moving on to different types of speeches: Introductory, Persuasive, and Informative. Those students that competed in SCSTA's drama competition did an excellent job! We are especially proud of Julia Goff and Rachel Gilmer winning 1st place in Duet Improvisation, Kaylin-Mahal Smith for 2nd place in Storytelling, and Julia Goff and Audrey Waters winning 3rd place in Musical Theatre! We had 8th graders place as well, and many fantastic adjudications! I am so proud of the students that participated and hope they plan on attending to compete again next year! See photo of all who competed.

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