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Calhoun Grade 7 Brochure

Writing tools

All classes require students to have writing implements. Students will need pens, pencils, a highlighter, colored pencils, markers and an eraser. Teachers will inform students which tools are needed for their class and when they are needed. Removing paper from notebooks should be discouraged; use loose-leaf.

Planner

All students will be given a planner on the first day of school. Students are required to carry planners with them to all classes throughout the day. The planner is used to record all long term and short-term homework assignments, tests, and quizzes. Parents must check their child’s planner to see how their child is handling their school responsibilities. Periodic checks are recommended for all students. Students should be able to show a parent their planner and completed homework. Some students must have their parents check their homework every night.

Hall staff                                            

  • Mr. Wallingford, Social Studies          
  • Mrs. Howard, Math                     
  • Mr. Gara, Science          
  • Mrs. Mailloux, English        
  • Ms. Suarez, Guidance         
  • Ms. Bisognano, Secretary            
  • Mr. Zadoorian, Hall Principal    

Special education teachers of Calhoun Hall students attend weekly planning sessions on Mondays to receive and provide information regarding their students.

Art

All instructors ask students to bring #2 pencils and a folder to class.

English

Students will need two (2) composition notebooks for class notes and writing. The two-pocket folders will be used to store handouts and returned tests and quizzes. Students must have pens, pencils, loose leaf paper, and the planner every day for use in class.

Family & Consumer Sciences

Students in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) will need a two-pocket folder to keep all handouts in. Students will need 5 sheets of loose leaf paper in their folder for note taking. All students should be prepared with a pen (blue or black) and a pencil each day.

General Music

In general music, students are required to keep a folder. The folder will contain several handouts as we do not use a textbook. Students at times will need loose-leaf paper in a small quantity for note taking and scrap paper. Pencils are needed for rough draft work for writing music. Pens are needed for final copies.

Health

Teachers: Mrs. Gannon & Mrs. Lashmet

Students will need a composition notebook and yellow plastic two-pocket folder for each class. Loose-leaf paper and highlighters will be helpful throughout the year. Since this class is every other day, it is important to use a student planner to keep track of homework and project due dates. All students are expected to see the teacher or check the health website to catch up with what is missed.

Languages

Parents must refer to the handout for foreign language class supplies.

Math

Students will need a scientific calculator, TI-34 MultiView or TI30Xa. Graphing calculators are discouraged due to testing requirements. Additionally, students will need a 1 1/2” binder for notes, homework and worksheets. Binders will be cleaned out after each quarter. Arrangements should be made at home to store these papers. Students are asked to keep track of their grades on Infinite Campus. Parents may check on their child’s progress in math by checking the parent portal.

Music Performing Groups

Students will need a folder for holding lesson book, music, practice sheets, lesson schedules and handouts. Students should also have pencils (not pens or markers) to make markings on their music during rehearsals and lessons.

Students in instrumental performing groups, with the exception of some larger instruments, should own or rent their own instruments from a local music store. All musicians are encouraged to have a metronome and a tuner. Specific supplies such as lesson books, reeds, valve oil, sticks, rosin, shoulder rests and mutes will be required as needed throughout the year, depending upon the instrument which the student plays.

Physical Education

Students will be assigned a locker with an attached combination lock for physical education class. Students will attend phys. ed. every other day according to their schedule. Students are required to wear appropriate clothing (tee shirt, shorts, sweat shirt/pants, athletic socks) and athletic footwear for class. Appropriate dress helps students perform to his/her potential and avoid injuries. Students will change clothes to return to class. Students are asked to keep a towel and deodorant in their athletic locker. Jewelry is not allowed during P.E. All jewelry and valuables shall be locked in the locker.

Science

A notebook will be used daily and will be required study for tests. All graded written homework assignments, lab reports and handouts for each unit will have to be kept in chronological order, with an index maintained to keep papers organized and a record of grades. Each unit folder will be graded for organization at the end of each unit. After the folder is graded, it should be emptied and all papers for the unit stored at home for future mid-term and final exam review.

Social Studies

Each pocket folder will be labeled 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th quarter. We will only use one folder per quarter. In the folder, one side will be used to hold all handouts and worksheets that serve as class notes. On the other side will be where all returned homework, tests and quizzes will be kept. The first page on this side will be a table of contents sheet to organize all of the returned papers. At the end of the quarter, the folder should be taken home or left in the locker for safe keeping until the end of year. None of it should be thrown out until after final exams. When the new quarter starts, we will start with a new empty folder that will be used the same way. The spiral notebook will be used all year as a place to take written class notes. The notebook is not a place for homework to be completed. The appropriate quarter folder and the spiral notebook should come to class every day.

Technology

Technology students will need a two-pocket folder with several sheets of loose leaf paper.  All handouts will be kept in the folder.  A pen and pencil are required each day.