7th Grade Weekly Update 5/22/15


Encore! Auditions start next week.  
Dance workshops are on Tuesday during the first half of lunch and after school until 4:15 PM.  Dance Auditions are on Thursday, either at 7:45 AM or 3:40 PM.  Everyone must complete a dance and singing audition to be considered.  Information sheets are available for students on the call board.

We believe the best way for students and parents to keep track of student progress via our PowerSchool portal. 

Summer Programming: 
Registration for our Kaleidoscope program is still underway, and 
must be completed by TODAY to avoid a $100.00 late fee.  To learn more, click here to see our variety of fun and educational options.  Classes will run Monday through Thursday, June 15-July 9 from 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Please contact Carly Quick with any questions or concerns at cquick@lb65.org.  We hope to see you this summer! 

Next Week at a Glance

Monday 5/25: 
No School - 
Memorial Day

Tuesday 5/26:
Goal Update

Wednesday 5/27:
Goal Update 
Academic Awards Assembly 7 p.m

Thursday 5/28:
Theme Thursday

Friday 5/29: 
Flex Friday

Course Updates

Math 8 - Mrs. Tschanz & Mr. Jakcsy
This week we continued learning and practicing how to calculate the volume of three-dimensional figures. At the end of the week, we applied our knowledge of surface and volume to find the measurements of a household object such as a water bottle, cereal box, soda can, or any other 3D object brought in by students. The Unit 15 Test will take place on Friday May 29th.
Algebra - Mrs. Tschanz
This week, students learned the quadratic formula and used it to solve various types of problems.  The test for this unit will be next Wednesday.  Students should use their materials to start to review over the weekend.

Language Arts - Mrs. Springer
This week students began exploring short stories with a focus on characteristics such as abrupt endings and the use of irony.  Both of these elements were evident as students read "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, and "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury.  We will continue our short story unit next week as students experience Poe, London and Marquez. Please sign your child's permission slip for next week's visit to LBES and have your student return the slip to me this coming Tuesday, May 26th. Thanks so very much!!

Language Arts - Mrs. McNicholas
Students picked their favorite short story from last week, as well as a theme that appears within the story to analyze.  They then compiled evidence from the text to best guide their thesis.  Students have been working hard to outline their essays and will have to type their rough drafts due Tuesday, May 26.  Final essays are due Friday, May 29!

Social Studies - Mrs. Twohig
This week, students have been looking at immigration, wildlife, seasons, and stars, and the way in which life is shaped in Australia.  They discovered that life in Australia is different due to it's location in the world.  We have also begun our last journey of the year, to Antarctica.  We will be examining climate change and it's affects on our planet.  

Science - Mr. DeYoung
This week the students completed the active and passive transport portion of our unit and began the DNA and heredity portion. Next week we will continue to learn about how genes are inherited. 

Español - Srta. Horner
This week Spanish students learned a new tense! We learned how to talk about what we are doing right now (the equivalent to adding "-ing" to verbs in English). We will use this skill often as we describe our household chores and responsibilities. 

Français - Mme Szostak
This week in French students began the study of adjectives. We will use these words in conjunction with our family vocabulary to better describe our family members and friends. 

Chorus- Ms. Cvitkovic
Congratulations to all of the choir students who participated in the Spring Choral Concert this week!  Your dedication and efforts really paid off... It was an amazing show! 

Lights, Camera, Action!- Mrs. Olmstead
This week the students have been practicing with the GoPro cameras so that they are able to record and edit footage from our Bluffer Field Day!  They will be sharing footage at the school talent show the last week of school.

Health - Ms. Fink
This week in health class, 7th grade students are finishing up the drug education unit by learning how to resist peer pressure.  When next week begins, we will be starting the growth and development unit discussing the effects of puberty and the male and female anatomy.  Have a great weekend.  

Visual Art - Mrs. Engel-Julian

7th grade art students have been enjoying open studio time.  The art show was a success this year! Please be sure to visit the school and send us some art mail before the end of next week.  Thank you for the support.

Band - Mr. Beese
I want to congratulate all of the seventh grade band students on an outstanding concert. I have enjoyed watching them grow as musicians and people. I look forward to working with them again next year. 


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