7th Grade Weekly Update


GO BOBCATS Countdown

Student Council is sponsoring a countdown to the end of the year.  Check out the suggested attire for next week!

  • Tuesday--Wear a Game Jersey Day

  • Wednesday--Wear a onesie or single color

  • Thursday--Bluffer Wear Day

  • Friday--Wear your Bluffer Games Team color!

News from the Nurse

Absences due to illness were primarily related to seasonal allergy symptoms.

Pollen and mold counts are unusually high and staff and students are miserable.

There were a few minor colds with sore throats, no fevers or Strep were reported.  Enjoy the beautiful weather and long weekend....don't forget your sunscreen as you head outdoors!

Next Week at a Glance: 5/28 - 6/1

Monday: No School - Memorial Day

Tuesday: ELO - Math, Jersey Day

Wednesday: ELO - Fine Arts, Onesie/One Color Day

Thursday: ELO - Science, SS, World Language, Bluffer Gear Day, Student Awards Assembly at 3:45 pm

Friday: Field Day 2:15 - 3:30, Wear your Bluffer Buddy Team Color!

Course Updates

LA - Huddlestun & Wegrzyn

This week in Language Arts, students completed their second book in the Dystopian Book Club Unit. Students tracked elements of Dystopian books throughout series and noted how they changed over time. Students also spent time connecting their Dystopian works to our world asking why the author would have written the futuristic, devastating worlds that they did. Next week, students will try writing their own Dystopian short stories applying the elements that they have tracked in their reading so far.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Math 2 - Tschanz and Carney

This week in Math 2 students worked on area and circumference and circles and areas of compound shapes. Next week, students will begin to work with three dimensional shapes to compare the volumes.  The students are focused on the following standards:

  • 7.G.4: Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.

  • 7.G.6: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.

Advanced Math 2 - Tschanz

This week in class, students began their last unit which focuses on surface area and volume of three dimensional figures.  Students are focusing on learning the following standard:

  • 8.G.9: Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Algebra - Jakcsy

This week students continued learning about methods of statistical analysis and also explored several challenging, end of course problems that integrate many of the topics covered this year. Next week, students will finish chapter 11 and review prior to the end of unit assessments. The Chap 11 Team Challenge is scheduled for Wednesday 5/30 and the Chap 11 Individual Test is scheduled for Thursday & Friday 5/31 & 6/1.

Standards Assessed in Chapter 11:

  • Standard 2: Analysis of Function Properties and Representations (F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.3, F-IF.5, F-IF.6, F-IF.9, F-LE.1b, F-LE.1c, F-LE.2, F-LE.3, F-LE.5)

  • Standard 3: Graph a variety of functions and apply/interpret those graphs in context (F-IF.4, F-IF.7a, F-IF.7b, F-IF.7e, F-IF.8b, F-LE.1a)

  • Standard 9: Represent data in various formats; create statistical models; interpret statistics in context and make predictions. (S-ID.1, S-ID.2, S-ID.3, S-ID.6a, S-ID.6b, S-ID.6c, S-ID.7, S-ID.8, S-ID.9)

HSAATH- Mr. Jakcsy and Mrs. Komac

We have been focusing this week on the beginnings of our work on combinatorics.  We will finish up this fun math unit next week with our last quiz of the year, Quiz 22, that will assess the larger standard 13.

  • Standard 13: Number theory - define, construct, and apply arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; calculate permutations, combinations, and probability.

Students can bring back their textbooks on Friday!

Science - DeYoung

This week the students investigated the skeletal system, the functions of bones, and how our systems respond to activity. Next week we will continue to explore how the systems respond to activity. We will have an end of the unit quiz on Friday, June 6th.

  • MS-LS1-3: Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

Social Studies - Twohig

This week students are focusing on personal finance.  We discussed inflation, debt, taxes, and will be moving into college/student loans as well as investing in their future.  

Spanish - Horner

This week in Spanish we continued reviewing weather and what kind of clothing is needed for specific weather. I introduced Raul la Rana to the class and we help him choose his clothes based on the weather each day! We also introduced the present progressive tense, which is the Spanish equivalent of “-ing” endings. Next week we will have a quiz over weather and present progressive on Tuesday. On Wednesday we’ll begin watching a movie, Under The Same Moon. All students were given a permission slip to watch this movie, the permission slip is due Wednesday, May 30th.

Standards addressed:

  • Interpretive Listening: WL 2.3) Student can understand spoken main ideas and some supporting details on familiar topics from a variety of sources.

  • Interpretive Reading: WL 2.7) Student can understand written main ideas and some supporting details on familiar topics from a variety of texts.

French - Szostak

This week in French, students entered le labo to create monsters! Students were finishing up their unit on body parts and created “monsters” out of various body part pictures cut from magazines. The students had a great time creating some pretty freaky creatures! Students then created a story about the monster describing the monster and his personality. Lastly students presented the monsters orally, doing a short speaking presentation about the monster. The audience loved hearing about these crazy creatures! At the end of the week, we began to study family members.

Standards addressed:

Interpretive Listening:

  • WL 2.4 Student can understand and interpret French through listening to spoken word at an appropriate level.

Presentational Language:

  • WL 3.4  The student can communicate information and own ideas on various topics in writing using sentences and connected sentences.

  • WL 3.8  The student can communicate information and ideas orally on various topics using sentences and connected sentences.

Health - Fink

This week students have just begun the Human Sexuality Unit. We did a quick review of puberty and proper hygiene and will begin looking at the male and female reproductive anatomy.  As next week gets under way, we will be looking at the role of sexuality and developing empathy, for both male and female changes throughout puberty. Have a great weekend.

Standards Assessed:

  • Standard #1:  Comprehend concepts and knowledge related to health promotion to enhance health.  

  • Standard #2: Analyze the influences on healthy behaviors.

  • Standard #4: Interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and reduce health risks.

Lights, Camera, Action-Olmstead

This week in LCA, the students shared their final door scene projects which included editing techniques in iMovie.  The film groups were able to use the student-created tutorials to assist them along the way. For the final film project, each group will create a movie trailer for a fictional movie using iMovie’s trailer feature.  They will manipulate shot length, type, music, and text to create their storyboards. Students are given free-source b-roll footage to incorporate for shots that are unavailable for them to shoot live. Have a great holiday weekend!

Standards Assessed:

  • ISTE.1.Empowered Learners:  Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

  • ISTE.3.Knowledge Constructor: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, to produce creative artifacts, and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

  • ISTE.4.Innovative Designer:  Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.

  • ISTE.6.Creative Communicator:  Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.

  • ISTE.7.Global Collaborator: Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning  by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.


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Camps are offered in Field Hockey, Volleyball and Basketball!

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