HAPPY SPRING BREAK! :-)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break. Enjoy your week away from school, but please be safe. Be prepared with your materials and ready to learn when you come back to school. Check your individual class page to make sure that you have completed your homework from before the break.

HAVE FUN, but please BE SAFE! See you in about a week.

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STANDARDIZED TESTING – APRIL

***FOR ANY DAYS THAT WE WILL BE TESTING, MAKE SURE YOU CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Get plenty of rest (around 8 or more hours of good sleep).
  2. Eat a healthy dinner with carbohydrates and proteins the night before testing.
  3. Eat a well balanced breakfast the morning of testing with carbohydrates, proteins, and fruit (or fruit juice).
  4. Bring ONLY yourself your testing classroom. You may not bring any electronic devices (against the law to have in the testing room during testing), pillows/blankets, books, or other study materials unless otherwise directed by your test supervisor.
  5. Most students will be testing with their ELA classes. Check with your teacher to make sure of your testing location and date.
  6. Be aware of the rules of the ASPIRE Tests (Reading, Math, and Science) especially including test taking strategies for those tests.
  7. Practice exemplars for the reading, math, and science using the following information: ACT Aspire Exemplars
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Budget Project – Google Apps for Education (GAfE)

The Budget Project is a cross-curricular assignment that will be completed and graded in both math and social studies classes.  We will be completing the following:

 

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Inclement Weather: NO SCHOOL Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A message from SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Shelby County Schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, February 25, 2015 because of predicted snow and potential dangerous road conditions.

Coordination with the Birmingham National Weather Service and collaboration with our local Shelby County EMA as well as other local and regional weather sources all indicate that Shelby County is included in a Central Alabama weather band that will produce two to four inches of snow during the day Wednesday. The Shelby County School system believes the probability of snow, coupled with low temperatures and icy roads could make for hazardous conditions. Therefore, all schools will be closed as well as after-school events Wednesday evening.

 An evaluation of conditions will be made during the day Wednesday as we consider the status of school attendance on Thursday. All personnel and parents should listen to their local media sources and monitor the Shelby County Schools website for an announcement on the status of school and school events for Thursday.”

Below is a list of items that can be worked on should we have further delays or cancellations. See due dates! :-) Travel safely!!!

Math 7: (periods 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th)

  1. Be prepared to take the Chapter 10 Surface Area Test either on Thursday or the next day we have class.
  2. Copy 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark Review Notes 2-25-15. (Have copied by Thursday: 2-26-15)
  3. Work on Math 7 – Chapter 5, 12 Review Worksheet #3 (Due by the end of class on Thursday: 2-26-15)
  4. Begin working on the following:
    1. Math 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #1 (Due Monday: 3-2-15)
    2. Math 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #2 (Due Tuesday: 3-3-15)

Pre-Algebra:

  1. Copy 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark Review Notes – Pre-Algebra 7 (Have copied by end of class on Thursday: 2-26-15)
  2. Begin working on the following:
    1. Chapter 8 Review Worksheet #3 – Pre-Algebra 7 (Due Thursday: 2-26-15)
    2. Systems of Equations Review Worksheet #3 (Due Thursday: 2-26-15)
    3. GPA page 607 (36-51) (Due Friday: 2-27-15)
    4. Pre-Algebra 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #1 (Due Monday: 3-2-15)
    5. Pre-Algebra 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #2(Due Tuesday: 3-3-15)

 

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Delayed Start: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Delayed Start Information:

  • School will begin at 9:50, instead of 7:50.
  • If a bus usually leaves the school at 6:10 a.m. and arrives with students at 7:15, the departure time will be 8:10, and the arrival time will be 9:15.
  • The front doors will be unlocked for car riders at 9:00 a.m.
  • Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria at 9:15 a.m.

Below is a list of items that can be worked on should we have further delays or cancellations. See due dates! :-) Travel safely!!!

Math 7: (periods 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th)

  1. Be prepared to grade Ch. 10 Surface Area Review Worksheet #2 – Math 7 when you come to class.
    1. Once graded, you will rework the problems you miss from Review #2, and then choose Review #1 or Review #2 to rework (all problems not just missed questions) to prepare for the test.
    2. We will take the Chapter 10 Surface Area Test either on Wednesday or the next day we have class.
  2. Copy 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark Review Notes 2-25-15. (Have copied by Thursday: 2-26-15)
  3. Begin working on the following:
    1. Math 7 – Chapter 5, 12 Review Worksheet #3 (Due by the end of class on Thursday: 2-26-15)
    2. Math 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #1 (Due Monday: 3-2-15)
    3. Math 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #2 (Due Tuesday: 3-3-15)

Pre-Algebra:

  1. Copy 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark Review Notes – Pre-Algebra 7 (Have copied by end of class on Thursday: 2-26-15)
  2. Begin working on the following:
    1. Chapter 8 Review Worksheet #3 – Pre-Algebra 7 (Due Wednesday: 2-25-15)
    2. Systems of Equations Review Worksheet #3 (Due Thursday: 2-26-15)
    3. GPA page 607 (36-51) (Due Friday: 2-27-15)
    4. Pre-Algebra 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #1 (Due Monday: 3-2-15)
    5. Pre-Algebra 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #2(Due Tuesday: 3-3-15)
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3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark Schedule

  • Monday, March 2
    • English/Language Arts
  • Tuesday, March 3
    • Science
  • Wednesday, March 4
    • Social Studies
    • Math (Day 1)
  • Thursday, March 5 
    • Math (Day 2)
    • Electives
  • Friday, March 6 – Grading Period Ends (all grades due)    
    • Make up testing for all grades
  • Monday, March 9 – No School (Teacher Workday)
  • Friday, March 13 - Report Cards Sent Home  

Spring Break is coming up soon…March 30th-April 4th! Let’s have a strong finish to the 3rd Nine Weeks and an excellent start to the 4th Nine Weeks!

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Career Day

Parents and Students:

OMMS will be hosting Career Day here on campus for our 7th and 8th graders for an in-house field trip. We will be bringing in speakers into the classrooms in addition to various other vocations in a mini  career fair in the gym where students will have an opportunity to inquire about several colleges and future career opportunities. Please see below for more details about the event.

When: Friday, February 20th from 8 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Students will need to report to their first period class for attendance, and then go to their group leader’s classroom.

What: Students will bring a writing utensil to complete their questionnaires for each session .

Attire: Professional dress is requested from students. We are not asking parents to go buy new clothes, but we are asking for students to dress for success. Please email for questions.

We have discussed appropriate questions in addition to timing of questions during presentations in order to help the students put their best foot forward for this wonderful opportunity.

We are looking forward to this wonderful opportunity for the students!

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Delayed Start: Thursday, February 19th

Delayed Start Information:

  • School will begin at 9:50, instead of 7:50.
  • If a bus usually leaves the school at 6:10 a.m. and arrives with students at 7:15, the departure time will be 8:10, and the arrival time will be 9:15.
  • The front doors will be unlocked for car riders at 9:00 a.m.
  • Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria at 9:15 a.m.

Math 7: (periods 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th)

  1. Complete Wednesday’s homework: GM7 page 608 (2-4, 9-11) Find the surface area for all
  2. Copy 10-3C Notes Surface Area – Math 7 onto 10-3C Notes Handout Surface Area – Math 7 for Wednesday and 11-2C Notes Surface Area – Math 7 onto 11-2C Notes Handout – Math 7 (Surface Area) for Thursday if possible as that will help tremendously since we are losing class time.

Pre-Algebra:

  1. Complete Wednesday’s homework: Chapter 10 Trig Review Worksheet #1
  2. Begin working on Chapter 10 Trig Review Worksheet #2 Thursday if possible as that will help tremendously since we are losing class time.

BE SAFE!!!

 

 

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Delayed Start: Tuesday, February 17th

Delayed Start Information:

  • School will begin at 9:50, instead of 7:50.
  • If a bus usually leaves the school at 6:10 a.m. and arrives with students at 7:15, the departure time will be 8:10, and the arrival time will be 9:15.
  • The front doors will be unlocked for car riders at 9:00 a.m.
  • Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria at 9:15 a.m.
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Delayed Start: Thursday, January 8, 2015

Delayed Start Information:

  • School will begin at 9:50, instead of 7:50.
  • If a bus usually leaves the school at 6:10 a.m. and arrives with students at 7:15, the departure time will be 8:10, and the arrival time will be 9:15.
  • The front doors will be unlocked for car riders at 9:00 a.m.
  • Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria at 9:15 a.m.

Math 7: (periods 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th)

  1. Complete Wednesday’s homework: GM7 page 684 (2-40 even, omit 26); Lesson 11 Activity in Notes
  2. Copy 12-1D Day 1 Notes – Math 7 onto 12-1D Day 2 Notes Handout – Math 7 for Thursday and 5-2B Notes – Math 7 1-9-15 onto 5-2B Notes Handout – Math 7 for Friday if possible as that will help tremendously since we are losing class time.

Pre-Algebra:

  1. Complete Wednesday’s homework: GPA page 401 (4, 10-17, 18-36 even)
  2. Copy 8-2Notes Handout – Pre-Algebra 7 onto 8-2Notes – Pre-Algebra 7 1-8-15 for Thursday if possible as that will help tremendously since we are losing class time.
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