Junior High Journal - 7th Grade

May 14th - May 18th - Final Newsletter

All Junior High Reminders:

  • Chromebooks should be charged every night.
  • Students should check the homework calendar nightly.
  • Check Skyward for updates of grades and missing or late assignment
  • May 18th - Subway night sponsored by PTO 4-7pm

  • May 22nd- Spring Band Concert @ 9:45am and 7:00pm

  • May 23rd - Anthology

  • May 24th - Field Day/Red Carpet Ceremony

  • May 25th - Teacher Inservice - No School

  • May 28th - Memorial Day - No School

  • May 29th - 7th and 8th Grade Advanced Band Field trip to Great America

  • May 30th - Awards Day

  • May 31st - 8th Grade Class Trip

  • June 4th - 8th Grade Graduation 7pm

  • June 7th - Last Day of School - Early Release


ELA News

This week we continued reading The Outsiders. We reviewed connotative and denotative meanings. We also analyzed the Robert Frost poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” We should finish the book by early next week and will begin working on the assessment by Wednesday. Have a great weekend!

Scott Nelson



Math News



This week we took three class days to complete our math MAP test . Before testing the students were really doing a nice job of identifying angle relationships such as vertical angles, corresponding angles and supplementary angles pairs. We will continue with geometric concepts and end next week with a test. Please encourage your students to spend some time working on IXL. Have a great weekend! Mrs. Seitz

7th Grade Algebra continued working with polynomials. On Monday we reviewed the first half of the chapter. It was a good way to lead into MAPs testing. We complete the spring portion of our math assessment on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Most students made considerable gains in their overall score. On Friday we began factoring more difficult trinomials. We will end the year working with factoring and solving quadratic equations. As this school year winds down I reflect on how much I have enjoyed working with this talented group of seventh grades. They rose to any challenge I placed on them and I loved encouraging them as they explored more difficult and abstract math concepts. I am very excited to teach geometry and look forward to setting even high expectations for this group next year. All grades will be updated and posted to Skyward this weekend. Look for a final emailed progress report during the first part of next week. Have a great weekend and a wonderful summer. I look forward to hearing all the summer stories when we return to class this fall.

Mrs. Niccolai


Spanish News


Esta semana en Español….

This week we are working with a new set of words and combining them with prior learning. We practiced with translations, sentences in context, readings and a story/comic book that students are reading, acting and translating. We are tackling visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners, while working in teams. We are playing vocabulary games, too. It has been a great week!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Andrea Giganti


Science News


Students are continuing to learn about ecosystems to finish out the year. We completed an investigation on the effects of road salt pollution on plants. This lab report is due May 23rd. We will continue to learn about energy in ecosystems next week with the final test on Friday, June 1st. Please make sure your child has turned in all their late or absent work as soon as possible. This is the last newsletter of the year so I want to thank all of you for support this year and I am excited for another great year with these awesome kids next fall!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Weis


Social Studies News


This week in U.S History, we started looking into Chapter 18 which focus on Reconstruction. In lesson 1 we looked at the three different reconstruction plans. We talked about why the plans were developed and in the end why the South wanted to use President Johnson’s plan because it was the easiest. We then looked at the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the effect it had on reconstruction. We then started lesson 2 which looked at how the Republicans who controlled Congress set up a new reconstruction plan for the South. They struggled to compromise with President Johnson so they would just override his veto and pass what they wanted. Next week we will continue to look at the Republicans rebuilding the South. Have a great weekend, thank you for reading our weekly newsletter. Mr. Johnsen

P.E./ Health

Gym/Health News


In Physical Education the 7th graders played Cricket on Monday, Angleball on Wednesday, and finished the week with Prison Ball on Friday.

During health this week we continued with the Human Sexuality Unit. The 7th graders learned about the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive system. On Thursday we played a game of Family Feud to review what they learned so far.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Peterson


Band News

Yorkville Band website


The Advanced Band had a great week of classes! Our students have been perfecting the little details needed for a great concert performance such as dynamics and articulations. In band lessons, students performed their ABA music compositions. I was impressed by their creativity! Ask your child to perform it for you!

Please make a note that our Spring Band Concert will be on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:45 AM and 7:00 PM at Yorkville School. Communication of this date with your child’s sports coaches is greatly appreciated!

The annual band trip to Six Flags Great America will be on Tuesday, May 29. We will leave school at 9:30 AM and arrive back to Yorkville at 6:00 PM. Please return the permission slip and $12 by Wednesday, May 23. Students with a season pass only need to turn in a permission slip.

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Beix


Choir News



7th grade has made a lot of progress and growth this year and I am very pleased with them. I hope they continue with choir next year! I would love to have everyone back in the fall! Have a safe and exciting summer!!!!!

Wizard of Oz: Wow!!! I am so impressed with how well our choir students did with the musical. They should be very proud of themselves!! Thank you for helping them along the way and supporting them through this wonderful experience!!! Here is the musical youtube link for your viewing pleasure… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H4fTN5oJ_rQ

Volunteers: Thank you to all the families that have volunteered to help with the musical this year. We could not do it without your support. THANK YOU!!!

Reminder: If your student is absent during any choir class, they must complete the rehearsal make-up minutes assignment. Extra worksheets can be found in the classroom and on my website. .