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Norris 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.

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. Myer, Social Studies 
  • Mrs. Lindhurst, Math
  • Mr. Salvi, Science
  • Mrs. Basile, English 
  • Mr. Spring, Guidance
  • TBD, Secretary
  • Mrs. Lange, Hall Principal

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

All four block teachers are using the Google Classroom and Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  parents are high encouraged to check the portal for grades and the Google Classroom for assignment details.

Art

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

English

A binder for English class is essential for students to keep various handouts, homework assignments, and graded work organized. The five tab binders help the student to categorize and separate the many pieces of paper they will receive over the course of the school year. Index cards are necessary for vocabulary flash cards as an aid for studying. The student’s supply of index cards should be replenished over the school year. Students find it helpful to keep a large plastic index card box in their locker for storing their flashcards when not in use. Loose-leaf paper can be kept in the English binder for use in class, and a mini stapler kept in a student’s backpack helps them to be prepared to turn in papers and projects in class. Students will also be asked to keep a supply of pens and pencils and to keep their planner with them for daily use.

Family & Consumer Sciences

Students in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) will need a two-pocket folder to keep all handouts in. Students will need 5-10 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

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.

Languages

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

Math

Students will need a scientific calculator, TI-34 MultiView. Graphing calculators are not allowed in math 7 due to testing requirements. Additionally, students will need a single-subject notebook and a pocket folder for worksheets, tests and quizzes. Folders will be cleaned out after each quarter. Arrangements should be made at home to store these papers so they can be studied for the final. All homework is listed on the board daily for students to record in their planners. Homework will also be posted on the Google Classroom. Students are responsible for completing any missed work, and should see the Google Classroom to obtain materials and reschedule any missed quizzes or tests with the teacher.

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

Students will be expected to bring their folder each day. They will need loose-leaf paper and a pen or a pencil. At the end of the unit, all materials (the packet) will be collected by the teacher and kept in the student’s portfolio. All homework is listed on the board daily for students to record in their planners. Homework is also posted on the Google Classroom website. Students are responsible for completing any missed work and should see me following any absence to obtain materials or reschedule any missed quizzes or tests.

Social Studies

Students will be expected to bring their folder each day. They will need loose-leaf paper and a pen or a pencil. At the end of the unit, all materials (the packet) will be collected by the teacher and kept in the student’s portfolio. All homework is listed on the board daily for students to record in their planners. Homework is also posted on Google Classroom. Students are responsible for completing any missed work and should see me following any absence to obtain materials or reschedule any missed quizzes or tests.

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.