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Houston 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.


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. We strongly encourage parents to sign up for the parent portal so that they can monitor student progress on Infinite Campus.

Homework folder

A folder will be used to take home daily homework assignments in the four core classes. Each day, as homework is collected or gone over, it will be filed into the appropriate place in each class’s binder/folders.

Hall staff

  • Mr. Harris, Social Studies 
  • Mrs. Matthews, Math
  • Mrs. Strouse, Science
  • Mrs. Kossor, English
  • Mrs. Demeter, Guidance
  • TBD, Secretary
  • Mrs. Lange, Hall Principal
  • Mrs. Klopott, ENL


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

Literature and Writing 7

Be prepared to escape to faraway places, meet fascinating people, and experience new ideas. Reading, writing, and thinking skills will be developed through interacting with classmates and texts. Students will keep an interactive literacy notebook. As always, students should bring their planner, Chromebooks, loose leaf paper, a pen or pencil, and creativity to class every day.

Family & Consumer Sciences

Students in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) will need a two-pocket folder to keep all handouts in. Students will need five 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.


Teacher: 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.


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


Students are expected to have their materials and a positive attitude for class each day. Google classroom will be used for announcements and assignments. The math composition book should be used exclusively for math.

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.


Students will need a two-pocket folder containing loose-leaf paper and a 1” binder that will be used as their science notebook. Science sheets that will be included are all homework assignments, class notes, class worksheets, labs and other important documents. Parents can monitor their child’s progress by examining their child’s papers and checking infinite campus regularly. All homework is listed on the board daily for students to record in their planners or can be referenced on Google Classroom. A pen and pencil should be brought to class daily. We will be doing activities where pencils are required. When absent, students can check the Google Classroom and obtain the sheets from an “extra” box in the classroom.

Social Studies

Social Studies 7 is an exciting time in which students will do many different projects and tasks. Bring your Chromebook (fully charged) to class everyday along with a smile, enthusiasm, and an open mind and we will have a great year!


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.