☺The Seventh Grade Smile☺

**School progress reports will be issued by the school this week! Please be on the lookout so that you may sign and return to your child’s homeroom teacher!**

Mrs. Robinson/Math

Mrs. Robinson’s Math News for the week of 9/17/12 – 9/21/12

Weekly Objectives:

• Convert rational numbers to decimals
• Understand, identify, and use the properties of numbers (Commutative, Associative, Distributive, and Identity Properties)
• Applications of percents (find the total cost or sale price of an item to the nearest cent)
• Solve real-world mathematical problems with rational numbers

Homework:

Homework for Periods 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7:

Tuesday Night: Sales Tax and Discount Practice Skills Sheet (problems #2, 4, 6, 8)

Wednesday Night: Review notes for Sales Tax and Discount Quiz on tomorrow

Thursday Night: Distributive Property Skill Sheet

Homework for Periods 6 and 8:

Tuesday Night: Sales Tax and Discount Practice Skills Sheet (problems #1, 3, 5, 9, 11)

Wednesday Night: Review notes for the Sales Tax and Discount Quiz on tomorrow

Thursday Night: Distributive Property Skill Sheet

Announcements:

• Tutorial is on Tuesdays from 3:55 PM – 4:30 PM
• Quiz this Thursday over Sales Tax and Discount
• Parents: Students need to take a few minutesEVERY night to review their notes from class
• Parents: When I give back graded quizzes, students can take them home for you to sign so that they can get an extra three (3) points towards their next quiz or test. There are only a few students taking advantage of this opportunity which is presented to them on a weekly basis. Remember, quizzes are 15% of their semester grade!
• A mini-project assignment is coming soon! Projects are 15% of their semester grade.

Ms. Burks/Social Studies

It's already been six weeks since the school year started! The students are steadily learning about physical and cultural features of the Middle East. The students are also reading different newspaper articles about the continuous conflict in the Middle East...Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? Class projects will start soon. The students were given a detailed handout with information regarding the format of the project. The official date for the class project will be announced soon...

Greetings!

This week we will continue to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically. We will learn how scientists name and classify organisms. By now, ALL STUDENTS should be using their Science Interactive Notebook (the kind with binding so that there are no loose papers) for class notes and homework.

Homework

Monday: Complete Classification Notes for textbook page 222-227

Tuesday: Create your own Dichotomous Key

Wednesday:

Thursday: Prepare for Friday's Warm Up Quiz

Friday:

Ms. Jackson/Language Arts

Hello from Language Arts! =)

This week is jam packed fulllll of info for Language Arts!

The unit tests were handed back today, and they must be signed and returned by Friday. Students who return the test by Wednesday will receive a ten point credit to the numerator of their fractional grade. Fractional grades may be converted into a percentage by taking the top number (numerator) and dividing it by the bottom number (denominator). EXAMPLE: Little Johnny scored 52 correct out of 66 on his test. His fraction would be 52/66. In order to convert the score to a decimal, Johnny needs to divide 52 by 66. He will see 0.78787878787 on his calculator. This score is 78%. Many students are trying to hide this information from you all, but I already told them that I was going to put it in the newsletter…HA! Finally, I am having an increased number of write-ups due to student misbehavior and chronic gum chewing. Chewing gum is prohibited by the school; if I see that the same student is always chewing gum, then he/she will be punished. I provide the alternative of mints in my class, so feel free to provide your student with mints if you think that he/she will become a constant violator of the no-gum policy.

Class work:

Mon: reviewing tests/spelling test for seventh and eighth periods

Tues: Vocab Day

Wed: Writing Wednesday (sentence structure)

Thurs: The City of Ember (Chapter one and two)

Fri: Spelling test/Week Five

Extended Learning:

Mon: get tests signed

Tues: get tests signed, begin studying vocabulary

Wed: tests, vocab, review sentence structure (quiz next Tuesday)

Thurs: tests, vocab, complete class work

Fri:Study for Tuesday’s quiz over sentence structure (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex)

Have a GREAT week!

Mrs. N. Jiles

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!

This week in Reading:

• We will be finishing up our group presentations. The students will receive their graded rubrics before the end of the week. Most presentations were very well prepared!
• The Unit Test will be given on Thursday. We will be reviewing until then.
• Reading Logs are due today.
• Reading Tutorials will be held every Monday from 4:00 - 4:30 pm. Parents, please ensure that you are here promptly at 4:30 to receive your child.
• Please continue to send in your Box Tops with your child!!! We are having a contest (boy vs. girls), and the boys are currently in the lead!

Have a great Hapeville week!

Mr. Williams/Spanish

Greetings, Parents. As always have an excellent week and here is some information you need to know for this week.

-Spanish Tutorial has been postponed this Friday, again NO SPANISH TUTORIAL this Friday.

-Please get on the website with your child to assure they are giving an effort to practice the skills we develop in the classroom.

- This week begins our weekly grammar and vocabulary home exercises. It is a packet which must be submitted every Monday in class. It consists of about 40-50 exercises to assist students with the rules of grammar and vocabulary. Each week counts as 20 points, all late or incomplete submissions will be assigned a default grade of 60%. (Attached to this newsletter).

-September 15-October 15 is Spanish heritage month, be on the lookout for a project coming soon.

-Students learned body parts this past week, please make them educate you.

- Progress Reports are being released this week. At the moment, your child's grade is based on their test score from Aug 24th and their class participation (which includes behavior and his or willingness to ask appropriate questions and contribute to classroom discussions). This format explains your child's participation grade:

20: Great behavior, great participation on a consistent basis.

18: Great behavior, but could participate more in class without me having to seek him or her out.

15: Behavior is on the wrong track/had to move seat/has to be reprimanded at least 2 or 3 times per week or does not participate in class at all.

-Lastly, if you are interested in the homework CRUSHERS after school homework program which will be hosted on the second floor of the church (across from Mrs. Cottrell's room), please send me an email or call the school. Registration for Hapeville Students is on \$20.00, however spaces are in fact limited so please call or email to inquire about reserving your spot today.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have the best week of your life!

Coach Smart/Physical Education and Health

Please read the Healthy Hornet section down below… Also, if you have some health related information that you would like to share in the newsletter, please feel free to send your submission to Ms. Jackson for publication within the newsletter.

Mrs. Jefferson/Enrichment

Enrichment Objective

The book fair has concluded and we are back in our classroom. Our

focus this week will continue to be Math objectives. We will also

incorporate the typing web and Sum dog contest for some classes.

Homework

* Set up a typing web account ( with parent approval.

Practice correct finger placement on the keys.

* Typing test (at least 40wpm) coming soon, practice, practice, practice.

* Enrichment spiral Notebook check Friday 9/21

Have a wonderful week.

Ms. Branch/Ms. Bowles/Resource

Remember to review your work daily. Ten to fifteen minutes of daily review will help you remember the information on a test or…POP QUIZ! =)

Counselor’s Corner (Sabrina Barnes)

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Principal’s Points

• COOKIE DOUGH IS OVER THIS FRIDAY!!! Please collect all funds and calculate the items and total funds given on the order forms and place the cash and/or money order into the sealed envelope.
• HCMS Soccer is underway! Come out and support HCMS hornet soccer Wednesday, September, 19th at Bear Creek
• Help relieve over-crowding at our campus in the evenings. Please meet at Welcome All Park, Old National Plaza, or Big Lots in Union City to help relieve excessive traffic on our Buffington Road campus. Also, carpooling with your neighbors is a great way to earn volunteering hours. :)
• Complete uniform participation is mandatory at all Hapeville Charter Schools. Students will have to be in uniform in accordance to the guidelines sent home. There are uniforms available at each campus for those in need. Violators will face ISS and mandatory change of clothes.
• PTCO is at the main campus on Thursday, Sept 20th at 5:30 pm. The state of the school address will be given.

Healthy Hornets

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

When you purchase your food, there is nothing on the label that says, this product contains Hormones/steroids, antibiotics, or even pesticides. However we still purchase and freely consume these products without a second thought.

DID YOU KNOW

Certain hormones can make young animals gain weight faster (cows, chickens, pigs etc..). They help reduce the waiting time and the amount of feed eaten by an animal before slaughter in meat industries. For those that enjoy milk and cheese, in dairy cows, hormones can be used to increase milk production.

Be very cautious about the quantity and the quality of the product that you consume. Try to keep it simple. A diet of mainly fish (e.g. salmon, tuna, and tilapia) and chicken (free range or Naturally certified) is recommended. Free range chickens are allowed to roam the farm yard. As the industry tries to produce faster, bigger chickens, they keep them inside in a controlled environment. This is not healthy for the chicken and ultimately not good for your body. Naturally certified, is when a group of farmers certify products grown within their communities. Yes there is a standard to which they are held.

~~M. Jefferson

☺Upcoming Events…

PTCO meeting on Thurs., Sept 20th at 5:30

PINK FRIDAY…more details to come…

“The mission of HapevilleCharterMiddle School is to prepare each student, within a safe and caring learning environment, for successful transition to high school.”

HapevilleCharterSchool receives funding through the Federal Title I Program for economically disadvantaged families. HapevilleCharterMiddle School is a school-wide Title I School within the Fulton County School System.