Seventh Grade Newsletter

May 3, 2015

Dear Parents,

Final interviews for the new superintendent will take place Tuesday, May 5 in the Middle/High School media center. The two interviews are at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM and the public is invited to attend.

Don't forget to vote on Tuesday!

Young Writer's Expo

Congratulations to Emma B, whose story "The Rapids" placed second in the Crooked Tree Arts Center Young Writer's Contest.


The students will be taking the ELA M-Step test this week.

Monday: Part 1- 5th hour students should report to the media center first hour.

5th hour will test during first and second hours on Monday only.

3rd hour will test during third and fourth hours on Monday only.

We will follow the regular schedule the rest of the week.

Tuesday: Classroom Activity

Wednesday: Performance Assessment Part 1

Thursday: Performance Assessment Part 2

Social Studies

Students recently concluded their unit on Bronze Age technology and have transitioned to our next unit on Classical Empires and World Religions.

With the school year hitting the home stretch it's important to finish strong. Encourage your student to check their grades on PowerSchool regularly, and to access Edmodo for updates and alerts.

Please contact Mr. Hawkins directly if there are questions or concerns. He can be reached at 547-8170, or at


Here are some great videos the students made to show their knowledge of flowers.





This week students will continue to work on 2 dimensional geometry skills. Students will work with understanding special pairs of angles on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday, students will work with perimeter and circumference. On Friday, students will take a formative assessment and will begin working with the concept of area.

Advanced Math

This week, students will work with understanding functions. Students will learn about linear and non-linear functions. They will also learn how to interpret with functions, and analyze graphs. Students will take a formative assessment over these concepts at the end of the week.


Dear Band Parents,

Due to the many changes in the spring sports schedule and the large number of athletes in our band program, we have selected Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. for our final spring concert. I will ask the students to dress in their finest spring wear and we will have a Festival of music that will be a treat for all in attendance!

Musically yours,

Gary Stutzman, Director of Bands
Charlevoix Middle/High School
5200 Marion Center Rd.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
phone: (231) 547-8188
fax: (231) 547-3245
cell: (231) 675-4800

Summer Writing Camp

If your student is interested in writing, consider the Spartan Writing Camp North. This is an excellent program for area middle school students.

DC Trip

Mrs. Garver, Mr. Hawkins, Mrs. Rice, Mr. Block, and Mrs. Klinger will be traveling to Washington, DC with the eighth graders this week. They will return on Saturday, May 9.

Sports Calendar

Monday: Track at East Jordan at 3:30 (bus leaves at 2:30)

Wednesday: Home track meet at 4:00

Thank you!

As always, please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.