Stuck in the Middle

FMS 7th Grade Newsletter: Week of May 13-17

Classroom Notes


Here we are at the end of the school year again -- It's always a bittersweet time of year as we remember all of the fun from throughout the school year and also reflect on our growth and moving on to the next chapter of our lives. Our 7th grade ELA team has thoroughly enjoyed all of the passion, enthusiasm, and quirky, crazy fun of this group of 7th graders. We're hoping everyone enjoys a safe, fun summer break, and stops by to say hi to us next year!


We had a great week reviewing with Quizlet Live, wrapping up surface area and volume of prisms, earning math game time, and a student led House Day. As we finish up the school year, we look forward to reviewing with math games.Ms. Barker and Mr. Chalupny wish you all a fantastic summer break.

Life Science

  1. Week at a Glance:

    This week we will be finishing up our ecology unit! The post test for this will be on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week

    Learning Target for the Week:

    1. I CAN identify the basic

      characteristics of a symbiotic

      relationship, including

      mutualism, commensalism

      and parasitism, and list


    Important Vocabulary

  • Symbiosis
  • Commensalism
  • Mutualism
  • Parasitism
  • Parasite
  • Abiotic
  • Biotic
  • Adaptation
  • Natural Selection
Power Standards for the Quarter:
  1. Understand and define ecological factors that makeup our planet.
4th Quarter Standards

Please click the link to view the standards for the quarter. The standard for this quarter will be located in the 5th tab of the spreadsheet.

Social Studies

Super excited to share that the Fulton Rotary Club has chosen to fund our grant, "Making History Come Alive"! This $1000 grant will provide us with costumes and materials to be able to do more project-based learning. We also received not one, but TWO ipads to use next year to record skits, interviews, etc. and to share out our amazing projects on social media!

Week at a Glance:

We wrapped up the year with our battles of the Revolution. It was a great year and we have enjoyed working with this group of 7th graders! Have a wonderful summer!

Learning Target for the Week:

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the American army versus the British army, and explain the American victory.

Key Terms & Events: rebel, revolution, natural rights, inalienable rights, Declaration of Independence

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Heather Yates -

Lara Brunk -

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Hats and Hoodies in School

As a reminder, hats and hoodies are only to be worn at school if a student has purchased a Hat Pass from the Thrive Hive. Students who choose to wear hats or hoodies in the hallway will be asked to take them off.

Fidget Spinners

Fidget spinners, or other fidget toys, are not allowed in classrooms unless noted in 504 and/or IEP accommodations. Some classrooms have fidget tools that students can borrow as the teacher sees necessary.