7th Grade ACTS Newsletter

January 19-22, 2016

Science- Mrs. Sexton

We postponed the science test on cells and cellular processes until Wednesday, January 20th. I have shared a Quizzizz and a Kahoot with the students that they should use to review. On the Quizzizz, I have encouraged students to write down any questions they miss and add them to their study guide. Students should use the study guide to help with preparing for this test.

Don't Forget: The next NY trip payment is due January 20th.

No School Monday, January 18th (MLK Holiday)

Science - Mrs. Griffin

The students will be continue working on the Cells and Heredity Unit. The focus will be comparing body shapes of bacteria and protists along with cellular processes. Please help students keep their handouts in their binders because this is the information for studying.

Math - Mr. Smith

Exponent quizzes were returned to students this week and posted to power school. We are working in chapter 8 which explores more complex equations and creating equation models for real world problems. My expectation is to have a mid chapter test (sections 8.1 - 8.3) towards the end of next week. (Thursday or Friday).


Remember that students have a Tenmarks assignment each week on line. These count as homework grades and provide extra credit for successful completion.

Dance - Mrs. Brewington

7th Dance Rotation- Course Requirements, Binders, and Joining Google classroom were all due January 15th. We will begin or study of ballet. Basic steps test on January 22nd. 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: We began our second dance for the March performance, "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder. Attendance is so very important as we will use every day to learn new choreography or polish existing choreography. Costume letters were sent out January 12th money is due January 29th. Please encourage your child to bring Chromebook fully charged to class and check google classroom daily. We have assignments daily on the Chromebooks.

ELA - Mrs. Templeton

The students will be finishing up with the parts of speech this week. A test is scheduled for Wednesday. I will also check their notebooks with their information about the 8 parts of speech. They are creating a mind map of the 8 parts of speech that is also due on Wednesday.

Stems test and homework is due Thursday.

Weekly article will be discussed in class on Wednesday.

We will begin our unit on Hiroshima next.

Art - Mr. Winchester

7th Grade Art Focus is beginning their long unit on still-life drawing. As we practice and complete 2 different still-life projects, we will work on this unit through the end of the month. This is a highly beneficial time for them to hone in on their drawing skills.

Drama - Mrs. Keenan

7th Grade Drama Rotation began a Theatre History Unit, beginning with the Greeks. Students will be creating masks in the coming weeks as we continue to study theatre throughout the ages. Don't forget that NY money is due January 20, and the fundraiser is January 27-29!


7th Grade Drama Focus is working on competition pieces for our upcoming festival at the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association on February 6. Students that will be competing will have field trip information soon. Students that are not competing are still working towards acting through different events: monologues, group acting, and even musical theatre. Don't forget that NY money is due January 20, and the fundraiser is January 27-29!

Attention Everyone!!

** We have a New York fundraiser on January 27, 28, and 29! We need students to bring candy and sodas so we can sell to students during lunch and after school. We need to raise lots of $money$ in order to keep the cost as low as possible for our students! Your child can bring in items now through the days of the fundraiser. We are also looking for a few parents too! Please contact Beverly Psomas or Ansley Keenan if you are interested in assisting with the sale! Thanks in advance for your help!