Don't forget that Open House is Thursday, August 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm. :)
Due to laws regarding privacy, use of email is
limited. All email sent or received through the school is public record
and will be stored permanently. If you have questions regarding your
child's behavior or grades please send in a note or call the school and leave a
message so the teacher may return your call. You may refer to any of our
classroom websites for information regarding homework, tests, class activities,
etc. or to your child's planner for missing assignments and other
information. If you still have a question regarding information please
feel free to send an email. If we are unable to answer your question
through email, we will either send home a note in your child's planner or call
you. If you do send an email please make sure to type "student"
in the subject line to ensure that your email is received.
Please regularly log into Pinnacle Grade Book and view
your child's grades. If you have forgotten, or misplaced, your login and
password, please contact Tara Milow at the Central Office (Phone
Just a reminder to parents, please make sure you are
looking at the correct assignments and PDF files as I am teaching 7th Grade
Civics and 8th Grade American History. I will try my best to label
All classwork (CW) and homework (HW) for the week are
located on the Monday for that week. Please print that page out and place
it where your child can see it so that they are making sure that they are
accomplishing all of their work. I have also posted many PDF files below
that contain information that has also been handed out in class. If your
child loses or misplaces something, please look below for a replacement.
If it is something that you do not see there, just ask.
If you donate something for the classroom, make sure to
send in the receipt, or a note or send an email to let me know how much to
credit you for PI hours.
Washington D.C. Trip: Details about the 2015 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.
can be found on the Field Trips Page. This year we are adding an optional
1 day extension to tour Williamsburg, Jamestown, & Yorktown. Please see the
field trip page for more details about this trip.
Important Dates and Upcoming Events:
8/28: Open House 6 pm
9/1: Labor Day-No School
9/9: 1st 9 Weeks Progress Reports
10/9: End of 1st 9 Weeks
10/10: No School-Teacher Work Day
Helpful Online Resources:
AR Home Connect- Check your child's current AR status
Pinnacle Grade Book- Instant online access to your
child's grades (If you have lost your password, please contact the Central
7th Grade Civics: Unit 4 (The American Colonies and Their Government) from 8/27/14-9/8/14. Students will be learning about what ideas influenced the early colonial governments and how they developed, also that discontent grew between the colonists and the British government and led to the writing of of the Declaration of Independence.
Next *Tentative*Test/Quiz/Assignment Dates:
4.1 + 4.2 Quiz on 9/2
Unit 4 on 9/8
8th Grade American History: Unit 2 (Exploring
the Americas) from 8/25/14-9/5/14-Students will know that advances in technology paved the way for European exploration, also why Europeans explored and colonized the Americas, and the positive and negative contributions of the Europeans in the Americas and how the reforms of Martin Luther brought about religious change.