7th Grade ACTS Newsletter

May 16th-20th, 2016

ARTS SMASH - 7th Grade

Thursday, May 19th, 6pm

Brewer Middle School Cafeteria

Cost: $5 per person

the 6th grade show will be on Tuesday, May 17th

Science - Mrs. Sexton

We will have the district common assessment for science on Monday. This test does count as a classwork grade. However, I want my students to take it very seriously and do their best. For this reason, I will allow students to swap their lowest test grade for their common assessment grade if they chose to do so.

We will have our Science MAP test on Tuesday. The remaining days we will be doing some technological design and other scientific investigations in class.

EXTRA CREDIT NOTECARDS will not be accepted after Monday and must include initials on each card as well as a parent note indicating that the parent and child studied together.

Math - Mr. Smith

7th grade math students are analyzing real-world data using scatter plots. Students are reminded daily that all missing work is due by Friday, May 20th.
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Dance - Mrs. Brewington

7th Grade Dance Rotation: Fitness classes: Zumba, pilates, Yoga, The Firm and P90x. Bring athletic shoes.


7th dance focus:
May 18th is dress rehearsal for ARTS Smash 1:00 PM until 4 PM. The performance is May 19th at 6:00 PM call time is 5:30. Black dance pants are required and a black cami underneath the shirt that was purchased.

ELA - Mrs. Templeton

The students are reading The Cay. They will have a quiz on Tuesday and a test on Thursday. Stems are posted on Google classroom. a quiz will be on Tuesday.

Students should be showing you their career project. They have been working hard on these. They are due Wednesday. We will complete a book review that will be posted next year at the beginning of school.

Science - Mrs. Griffin

Griffin's Science

The students will be assigned activities to be completed in class on the days that they are not testing. Each student will receive a list of any missed work on Monday. All make up work should be made up by Thursday the 19th. Students will be testing on Monday (9 Weeks Assessment) and Tuesday (MAP Testing SC) in class.

Drama - Mrs. Keenan

7th grade students perform their Spring Art Smash on Thursday, May 19! Students will have rehearsal until 4pm on Wednesday, May 18. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up on time! Students must wear sneakers and solid black pants. Ladies should have their hair pulled away from their face for the dress rehearsal and the performance.

Thursday, May 19, students will need to be at the school by 5:30 pm for the 6:00 pm performance. Admission is $5. Please come and support these hard working 7th graders as they sing, dance, and share their talents!

NEW YORK TRIP: There are some contracts and insurance information that I am still missing for the NY trip. I will be in touch with you personally next week if I still need information/contracts. Mrs. Keenan

ELA & SS - Mrs. Owensby

Students will have their 9 Weeks Test on Tuesday. We will review content and students will create a project to share entitled "Who Am I ?"

7th Grade ELA

Students will have their 9 Weeks Test on Wednesday. Students will continue a unit of study on poetry and will begin a final book club.

SS - Mrs. Babb

Our Social Studies Nine Weeks Test is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th. We will review on Monday. In addition, students are gathering information for a culminating writing activity.They will be analyzing primary sources to answer the question, "Who was primarily responsible for the Cold War: The United States or the Soviet Union?" Most of the work will be completed in class, and primary sources are provided. The rubric is posted, but each child will receive a copy on Monday.

They worked very hard to prepare for PASS, and I was pleased with the review.

Strings - Ms. Hrivnak

7th focus is working on our Artsmash music. Please remember our rehearsal time (until 4pm Wednesday) as it is a graded rehearsal.