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"Keep Your Head in the Game" 

Announcements

  • Welcome back! Looking forward to an exciting 2016-2017 school year!

Homework

  • The purpose of assigning homework is to provide extra support in your academic success. Homework will be assigned on occasion, but expect at least 1 assignment every week. It is expected that all assignments are fully completed on time, neatly, and to the best of your ability.

Biography*Madlansacay = Mawd-lawn-sock-eye*                            

Hello! I am excited to be a part of the New West Charter community and look forward to getting to know you all! It will be my 5th year at New West and my 7th year of teaching.
Fun Facts: 
1. Born in the Philippines, raised in Walnut, California.
2. English is my 2nd language. My first language is Tagalog. I also learned a little bit of American Sign Language so that I could talk to my grandma who was deaf.
3. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Educational Studies from UC Irvine and earned my teaching credential and Master's degree in Education from UCLA.
4. My favorite foods are pie and watermelon.

Course Descriptions

7th Grade Science

You will be learning about the basic characteristics related to all living things including:
  • Investigation and Experimentation
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Earth and Life History
  • Structure and Function in Living Systems
  • Physical Principles in Living Systems

Elective: Speech & Debate

If you are interested in current events, acting, creative writing, or improving on your speaking skills, this elective class is for you!

Students will be part of a competitive team and will be participating in tournaments under the Southern California Junior Forensic League (local division of the National Speech & Debate Association). Students will also learn techniques to be an effective communicator through the context of competitive events, including:

Debate: Lincoln-Douglas debate, Congressional debate, Policy debate, Public Forum debate 
    Click on the following link to view a showcase of Lincoln-Douglas debate                                         
Speech: Interpretation (Dramatic, Humorous, Duo, Oratorical, Poetry, Prose), Declamation, Original Oratory, Original Advocacy, Original Prose/Poetry, Expository, Impromptu
    Click on the following link to view a showcase of Duo Interpretation

Students enrolled in the elective class must maintain the following expectations:
  • 1-year commitment to the elective class.
  • Maintain a high-level of work ethic by actively participating in the process of effective speaking and argumentation.
  • Maintain a B average in ALL classes.
  • Attend minimum 4 tournaments for the academic year (Most tournaments are held after-school or on weekends and usually last into the evening).
  • Attend minimum 1 after-school workshop in preparation for a tournament.
  • Adult family member must volunteer to judge at least 1 tournament (No experience is necessary and service hours are given).

X-Block: Skill Toys (Kendama and Yo-Yo)

Learn and practice playing kendama, yo-yo, hackey sack, tops, juggling, and more!

2016-2017 Materials

Composition notebook (Graphing-ruled preferred or college-ruled): Purchase at least 2, 100-page notebooks (1 per semester)
Extra loose-leaf lined paper (college-ruled)
Pencils
Pencil sharpener
Colored pencils
Highlighter
Glue sticks
Scissors
Calculator (no graphing!): Basic or scientific is fine
Ruler (metric)

Grading PolicyYour success in this class depends on your hard work and willingness to think creatively. Your final grade will consist of the following weighted categories:

  1. Formative Assessments (40%): Assignments are usually assigned point values of 2, 5, or 10.
  2. Summative Assessments (45%): Assessments are usually assigned point values of 10, 20, or more.
  3. Participation (15%): Assignments include notebook checks, reflection activities, and extra credit opportunities

Wish List

  1. LCD Digital Microscope II (5)
  2. Utility cart (1)
  3. Tuffy cart34" x 24" x 18" black (1)
Speech & Debate
  • DebateReference literature, Periodicals/Newspaper/magazine subscriptions (online and/or hardcopy -Newsweek, The Week, The Atlantic, The Economist, Time, LA Times, NY Times, Wall Street Journal etc.)
  • Speech: Literature for interpretive events- Books (Children's books, novels, plays), poems, anthologies (stories/poems/etc.), published scripts (TV, movies, plays, musicals, etc.)
  • Camcorder or any other video recording camera

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