Science & Health 6-8
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great summer vacation and is ready to learn. I know that it is going to be a great year! Please see the information below for class information (supplies, topics & grading) and upcoming school events.
Wed Sept 4 - First Day! - Early dismissal @ 11:00 am
Wed Sept 11 - School Mass @ 9:00 am
Sat Sept 14 - Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, Dinner & Auction
Wed Sept 18 - Parent Orientation Grades 6-8 @ 6:00 pm
Thurs Sept 19 - HSA Parent Meeting @ 7:00 pm - Reina Community Room
Wed Sept 25 - School Mass @ 9:00 am
1 - Green 5 subject notebook
1 - Green folder with pockets
** Students should bring notebook paper, pens/pencils & an eraser to class everyday.
Topics Per Grade:
6th Grade - Earth Science: In 6th grade students study earth science. We examine the Earth as a dynamic system, where all the parts work together and are connected to one another. Some of our specific topics include: Plate tectonics, Rock Cycle, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Atmosphere, and Ocean. Health: In health we study what health and wellness are, the benefits of physical activity, personal health, and nutrition.
7th Grade - Life Science: In 7th grade the primary focus is life science. We examine what it means to be alive and how all of God's creations have a place in the world. Some specific topics include: What is life, Cells and cell processes, Viruses & bacteria, Plants and Animals. Health: In health we study body systems, growth and development, conflict resolution and preventing violence.
8th Grade - Physical Science: In 8th grade the primary focus is on physical science. This is a combination of basic chemistry and physics. Specifically we examine the following topics: Matter, Changes in matter, Periodic Table, Atoms, Motion, Energy, Light & Sound. Health: In health we study mental and emotional health, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and communicable and noncommunicable diseases.
Each grade level course of study includes a variety of hands-on learning opportunities and individual student projects to give students a deeper understanding of what they are learning, to make the learning more concrete and to help the students make connections to their real world experiences.
All homework will be checked on the day it is due. Most assignments will be graded using the following scale:
5 pts. = completed on date due
3 pts. = one day late
1 pt. = two days late
0 pts. = missing (3 or more days late)
Some homework may be collected and corrected for a percentage grade. Students will be notified which assignments these will be. A missing graded assignment will lose 5 points per day that it is missing.
Parents will be notified via email when a student is missing 3 or more homework assignments.
Progress report and report card grades will be calculated based on the following:
Tests & Quizzes = 30%
Projects = 25%
Homework = 15%
Classwork/Labs = 30%