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7th Grade Leadership Newsletter

Hello Parents,

We are fervently rolling along in what has been a very busy semester! We've come back from winter break in full force and haven't wasted any time getting back into the swing of things. Here are a few notes about upcoming events in 7th grade Leadership. As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Happy February!

Ms. B.


Important Dates:

Wednesday and Thursday, February 5-6: Students will present a 3-4 minute speech on 2 topics that they have researched related to the Super Bowl. Students chose topics related to economics, advertising, media, team statistics, team leadership and management, etc. Students will present a Google drive slide show as a visual aid to accompany their speech.

Friday, February 7: 4th Six Weeks Service Hours are due

Monday, February 10: Current Event assigned; due Wednesday, Feb. 26

Friday, February 14: Valentine's Day--commit random acts of kindness! <3

Monday, February 17: President's Day/No school for students/Teacher In-Service Day

Monday, February 24: Westwood Multicultural Night 6:30-8:30 pm (more details will come soon!)

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Including strong introductions and conclusions in public speaking
  • Planning, writing, and revising speeches prior to presentation
  • Using a visual aid effectively for public speaking
  • Citing research sources correctly using MLA format
  • Raising the level of audience engagement and participation in public speaking
  • Reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens; group discussion and group presentation of information by chapter
  • Discussion and analysis of current events and relevant news
  • Team-building, communication, creativity, and problem solving