7th grade Newsletter: April 18, 2019

KMS 7th GRADE INSIDE LOOK

April Precept:  

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – Dalai Lama


Have a fun, memory-filled holiday weekend!

 

7TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT:

Thank you to all of our 7th graders and their families who sent in donations. We raised $2,382.00 to support Dublin Bridges. This nonprofit organization works to bridge the specific needs of students and families right here in our Dublin City Schools community with those that may help fulfill them. To learn more about this organization, please visit their website: https://www.neighborhoodbridges.org/dublin-oh

In celebration of our community service projects and our ongoing 7th grade ‘Kindness’ theme, seventh grade students participated in Karrer’s 9th Annual Seventh Grade Spring Bowl game on Thursday, April 18th. The students had a fun day filled with a movie and the opportunity to play football with our guest quarterbacks, KMS Alumni.


STUDENT CHROMEBOOKS - CHARGING:

Please help your students remember to charge their chromebooks each night before school. We do not have space for all students to charge their computers at school. A charged chromebook is a productive chromebook especially during state testing!


TISSUES:

Flu season has exhausted our tissue supply. We would appreciate it if students would bring in a box or two of tissues to their homebase teacher.  We still have lots of sniffles to go this year. Thank you!


IN OUR CLASSES:

HEALTH:

Mrs. Cockrell – The 7th graders will continue to work through our body systems unit part 2 We will focus on the main organs, functions and ways to care for each system. Have a great week!

Mr. Huesman – In 7th grade Health this week, we will host Officer Evans from the Dublin Police Department.  She will teach the D.A.P.P. Program to the students. Have a great week!


LANGUAGE ARTS:

Mrs. Ames & Miss Rothermund Students will continue to work on their argument paper about a topic of their choosing. They will finish up the research part and begin constructing a multi-paragraph paper about their issue. On Thursday, they will be taking the final MAP assessment of the year.

Mrs. Eddington – We are forging our way to the end of Stone Fox and we are deep into our research projects. We are researching a disaster and creating a newspaper article to present our information.

Mr. Keefer – In writing, we will be researching and planning our debates. In reading, we will be reviewing comprehension strategies we learned earlier in the year. We will also be starting a round of book clubs soon, so look for an assignment posted in Schoology by the end of next week. As a reminder, readers are expected to read at least three hours outside of class.

Mrs. Kinney – We continue reading the modern classic The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Students debate teams will have workdays...and begin debates on Thursday. Thursday and Friday are also MAP testing days in Language Arts.  The nice weather makes it a challenge - but - thanks for helping keep your student focused....through the end of the school year!


MATHEMATICS:

Mrs. Hudson & Mrs. Keating’s Math 7 – Students will continue with their Sand Castle project by finding the volume and surface area of each shape.

Mrs. Keating’s Math 8 – Students will work with surface area and volume.

Mrs. Voytko’s Math 7/8 – We will have an assessment over Systems of Equations and ways to solve (graphing, substitution, and elimination) on Wednesday 4/24. We will then be moving onto our final unit: Probability and Statistics.

Mr. Young’s Algebra 1 – We are going to get back into quadratics and discovering new ways to solve for the zeros.


SCIENCE:

Mrs. Beekman & Mr. Cline  – Science is finishing our unit on populations and communities.  There will be a review on Monday and a test on Tuesday for the Blue and Green groups.  Red groups should have their projects completed by Monday. Next week we will also begin an intro to Chemistry unit.


SOCIAL STUDIES:

Mrs. Albert & Mr. Anglea – Students will be sharing their Medieval castle project that they created with students from both Team 7-1 and Team 7-2 when they return from the long weekend. We look forward to viewing the many creative castle displays!

Enjoy the weekend with family and friends!



FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

  • Friday, April 19 - No School - Teacher Conference Comp Time

  • Wednesday, May 1 - COSI Emerald Campus Family Event @ 5 - 8 p.m. @ Emerald Campus

  • Monday, May 13 - 7th Grade Choir Concert @ 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 15 - 7th Grade Band Concert @ 6:30 p.m.

  • Monday, May 20 - 7th Grade Orchestra Concert @ 8 p.m.

 

HOW TO GET A “PARENT EMAIL DIGEST” FROM SCHOOLOGY SUMMARIZING YOUR CHILD’S GRADES

  1. Login to Schoology (parent account)

  2. Click the 2nd arrow next to your child’s name (located at the top right of the page)

  3. Scroll down and select “Notifications.”

  4. Turn “ON” the email summary and then choose the repeat (daily or weekly), the time and day.

Schoology will send a summary email based upon your selections to the email address you have on file in Schoology.



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