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:
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 5: The Constitution from 9/9/14-9/26/14. In this Unit, we will be
focusing on the Constitution. We will learn about the different documents that
helped shape it, the decisions and compromises that went into the writing of
it, the importance of the structure of our government and the basic laws of our
nation listed in it, and the important principles listed in it that effect our
everyday lives. Also in this unit, we will conduct Constitution Day (9/17) and Freedom Week (9/22-9/26) as per state mandates.
Next *Tentative*Test/Quiz/Assignment Dates:
+5.2 Quiz 9/12
Unit 5 Test on 9/26
Election Campaign Project Due: 9/29
Websites to use as resources for Election Campaign
8th Grade American History: Unit 3: Colonial America from 9/8/14-9/26/14-In this unit, we will be
learning about the first settlers in America (Jamestown and Roanoke) and the
colonial regions, i.e. the New England Colonies, The Middle Colonies, and the
Southern Colonies. With each colonial
region we will discuss their founding (how they came about and/or important
names in the founding), the nationalities of the people coming to these new
regions, and their dealings with the Native Peoples. We will also discuss the
Mayflower Compact. Also in this unit, we will conduct Constitution Day (9/17) and Freedom Week (9/22-9/26) as per state mandates.