Monday Memo

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of January 18, 2021

ATTENDANCE

I know we’ve had some confusion.  Attendance is taken daily for every class. For Related Arts, if students don’t have a zoom, they are still required to check in with that class's Canvas at 8:00 for attendance.  On days when they just have office hours, they still need to check every class's Canvas for assignments to show activity and be counted present.  Please email if you have any questions and I will try to explain better.

Feb. 15th –President’s Day (no school)

Mar. 15th –PD day (no school)

Mar. 19th –Report Cards go home

April 2nd-11th- Spring Break

Schedules will look different for everyone this week!  Please take a close look and attend all required zooms.

                         Mrs. Andrews’s Homeroom                                  Mrs. Young’s Homeroom

Mr. Fahey’s Homeroom                                          Mr. Jorgensen’s Homeroom

*No mindful meeting this week since it is only a 4 day week

Math

This week in mathematics we continue to explore the wonderful world of ALGEBRA!!!! Students investigate solving equations on the hunt for the value of x!!!


Daily Assignments (check this out for cool information!)


Zoom

Links can be found on Canvas under Math Resources


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. 

jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

This week we are continuing examining the organization of life and body systems.

Weekly plan: Please see the link below to the Science weekly plan

Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan. It is the same for everyone this week since we are all virtual:


Weekly Assignments 1/19-1/22


Body Systems Quiz will be next Monday/Tuesday (1/25-1/26)


Zoom Info:


Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 404 693 1912

Password: young


Please contact me with any questions: young_audrey@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we discuss the long-term effects of the Crusades on the population of Europe and the Middle East before we begin our investigation of the Black Death and its impact on society.

Assignments: 

All Students Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Friday for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week, we will explore how authors develop theme and why they choose to use particular words.  All texts are linked to Canvas, and also in your student edition of the textbook.  We will also look at tone and have a virtual seminar.  It’s going to be a great week!


Please attend all required zooms.


All Student Assignment Link


All zoom links are on the schedule linked to the top of this memo.


Homework:

Please read for 30 minutes daily.


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

While we are Virtual/Phase 1, Related Arts classes will follow this schedule:

Monday: Zoom with RA 1 Class

Tuesday: Zoom with RA 2 Class

Wednesday: This week only, due to MLK Jr. Holiday, Zoom with RA 1 Class

Thursday: Independent Assignment for RA 1 Class. Check RA 1 Canvas at 8:00 to be counted present.

Friday: Independent Assignment for RA 2 Class. Check RA 2 Canvas at 8:00 to be counted present.

 

 

Band/Guitar

Because Monday is a holiday, our schedule next week will be as follows:

  • Tuesday: Band Zoom (link is on the Canvas Course)
  • Wednesday: Guitar Zoom (link is on the Canvas Course)
  • Thursday: Guitar Independent work in canvas (you must open the General Music Canvas course by 8:30 to be counted present
  • Friday: Band Independent work in Canvas (you must open the General Music Canvas course by 8:30 to be counted present)

Your child needs an instrument for both Band and Guitar.  The school instruments that can be checked out.  I will be at the Upper School on Friday from 1:30-3:00 to check out instruments.  I can also bring it to your house.  If you need me to come to your house, email mckee_e@hcde.org with your address and times on Friday that someone will be home.


If you see your child has an assignment that is marked 59 and missing, that assignment can be made up.  Participation grades can be made up by attending future Zooms.



HCS@Home Related Arts:

Ms. Cassie Rod will be the new HCS@Home Related Arts teacher. Her classes will begin on Monday, January 11th. Check your Canvas class for more info to come!




 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of January 11, 2021

This quarter we have spread HCS@home students over all 4 homerooms. Many students are returning, so we needed to open a 4th classroom to safely space students when we get back in the classroom. If you are HCS@home you will not all be grouped together except in Related Arts.

Jan. 8th- Report cards available on Power School

Jan. 18- No School- MLK Day

Feb. 15th –President’s Day (no school)

Mar. 15th –PD day (no school)

Mar. 19th –Report Cards go home

April 2nd-11th- Spring Break

Schedules will look different for everyone this week!  Please take a close look and attend all required zooms.

                         Mrs. Andrews’s Homeroom                                  Mrs. Young’s Homeroom

Mr. Fahey’s Homeroom                                          Mr. Jorgensen’s Homeroom

*One schedule change is that we will have online Mindful Meeting every Friday at 2:00 with an assigned teacher.  This week, you will meet once more with your homeroom teacher.

Math

This week in mathematics we continue to explore the wonderful world of ALGEBRA!!!! Students investigate making equivalent expressions by combining like terms and by using the distributive property.


Daily Assignments


Zoom

Links can be found on Canvas under Math Resources


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. 

jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

This week we are continuing examining the organization of life and body systems.

Weekly plan: Please see the link below to the Science weekly plan

Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan. It is the same for everyone this week since we are all virtual:


Weekly Assignments 1/11-1/15


Zoom Info:


Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 404 693 1912

Password: young


Please contact me with any questions: young_audrey@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we discuss the Magna Carta and its influences on modern governance before we begin our investigation of the Crusades and their effect on Europe and the Middle East.


Assignments: 

All Students Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week, we will continue our unit titled, “Facing Adversity.” We will analyze a video and compare it to an excerpt from “Grapes of Wrath.”  Look on Canvas for a writing assignment on Friday, too. 


Please attend all required zooms.


All Student Assignment Link


All zoom links are on the schedule linked to the top of this memo.


Homework:

Please read for 30 minutes daily.


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

While we are Virtual/Phase 1, Related Arts classes will follow this schedule:

Monday: Zoom with RA 1 Class

Tuesday: Zoom with RA 2 Class

Wednesday: Open office hours with RA teachers - as needed. Check Canvas at 8:00 to be counted present.

Thursday: Independent Assignment for RA 1 Class. Check Canvas at 8:00 to be counted present.

Friday: Independent Assignment for RA 2 Class. Check Canvas at 8:00 to be counted present.


Your new RA classes should appear in Canvas on Wednesday. Check there for Zoom links!

Band/Guitar

Please see above schedule for zooms and assignments

Need a school instrument? Come Wednesday, Jan. 13 between 1:30 and 3:00.  Drive down to the playground and come to the door of the band room.

 

HCS@Home Related Arts:

Ms. Cassie Rod will be the new HCS@Home Related Arts teacher. Her classes will begin on Monday, January 11th. Check your Canvas class for more info to come!

 

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of January 4, 2021

Please welcome Ms. Audrey Young! She will be teaching Science while Mrs. Budd is on maternity leave.

This quarter we have spread HCS@home students over all 4 homerooms. Many students are returning, so we needed to open a 4th classroom to safely space students when we get back in the classroom. If you are HCS@home you will not all be grouped together except in Related Arts.

Jan. 6th- Back to School

Jan. 8th- Report cards available on Power School

Jan. 18- No School- MLK Day

Schedules will look different for everyone this week!  Please take a close look and attend all required zooms.

                         Mrs. Andrews’s Homeroom                                  Mrs. Young’s Homeroom

Mr. Fahey’s Homeroom                                          Mr. Jorgensen’s Homeroom

*One schedule change is that we will have online Mindful Meeting every Friday at 2:30 with an assigned teacher.  This week it should be with your homeroom teacher.

Math

This week in mathematics we explore the wonderful world of ALGEBRA!!!!


Daily Assignments


Zoom

Links can be found on Canvas under Math Resources


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Hi from Ms. Young-- I’m so excited to start learning with you all!

Weekly plan: Please see the link below to the Science weekly plan

Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan. It is the same for everyone this week since we are all virtual:


Weekly Assignments


New Zoom Info:


Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 404 693 1912

Password: young


Please contact me with any questions: young_audrey@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we jump back into our study of the Middle Ages. We will be discussing the Investiture Controversy and the Concordat of Worms.


Assignments: 

All Students Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we will introduce our new unit.  We have a text to read, vocabulary work, and journaling.  Friday we will write out a reading plan for this quarter.


Please attend all required zooms.


All Student Assignment Link

All zoom links are on the schedule linked to the top of this memo.


Homework:

Please read for 30 minutes daily.


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

While we are Virtual/Phase 1, Related Arts classes will follow this schedule:

Monday: Zoom with RA 1 Class

Tuesday: Zoom with RA 2 Class

Wednesday: Open office hours with RA teachers - as needed

Thursday: Independent Assignment for RA 1 Class

Friday: Independent Assignment for RA 2 Class


Your new RA classes should appear in Canvas on Wednesday. Check there for Zoom links!

 

HCS@Home Related Arts:

Ms. Cassie Rod will be the new HCS@Home Related Arts teacher. Her classes will begin on Monday, January 11th. Check your Canvas class for more info to come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of December 14, 2020

Virtual Exhibit Wed. Dec. 16

  • LS: 5:30-6:15
  • US: 6:20-7:05

 

Zoom Codes for Exhibit will be emailed from your homeroom teacher.

 

Important info about Lanschool Air. Copy and paste the pdf link: file:///C:/Users/ANDREWS_S/Downloads/LanSchool%20Air%20Parent%20Letter%20(1).pdf 

Dec. 14-18- Virtual Learning

Dec. 16th – Exhibit Night 

Dec. 18th – Virtual Read-a-rama 

Dec. 21st - Jan. 5th – Winter Break 

Jan. 6th- Back to School

Jan. 8th- Report cards go home

Jan. 18- No School- MLK Day

Schedules will look different for everyone this week!  Please take a close look and attend all required zooms.

Mrs. Andrews’s Homeroom                             Mrs. Budd’s Homeroom(HCS@home

 

Mr. Fahey’s Homeroom                                          Mr. Jorgensen’s Homeroom

Math

This week in mathematics we enter the wonderful world of ALGEBRA!!!!!!Students may earn extra credit by completing tasks in the Side Quest.


Assignments


Zoom

Links can be found on Canvas under Math Resources


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: Please see the link below to the Science weekly plan


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we investigate the Norman Invasion of England. We will a;lso discuss the changes to English culture and language.


Assignments: 

All Students Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we will work on reading skills and writing though holiday themed texts.  Only 1 more week!


Zoom links are on the schedule at the top of this page and emailed to you.  I will also link your schedule to your Canvas course as an announcement.  You must attend each zoom.  I will work through an assignment with you and then get you started on the rest of your work.  


All Student Assignment Link


I hope you all asked Santa for new books this year!


Assignments:

See Canvas and Attend class for assignments, please.


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

Any time your child is learning virtually, while there is still learning going on in the building, please see their Related Arts rotation teacher’s Canvas class for assignments. Thank you!

 

Band/General Music

  • Contact Mrs. Mckee at mckee_e@hcde.org  
  • Please visit the Band and Guitar padlets on Exhibit Night on Wednesday.

General Music and Band Schedule

  • Monday: Band Zoom 8:05-8:35 (links are on the Band Canvas page)
  • Tuesday: Guitar Zoom 8:05-8:35  (links are on the Music Canvas page)
  • Wednesday:  Band Discussion Question in  Canvas
  • Thursday: Guitar Discussion Question in Canvas
  • Friday: make up assignments

             

 

SPANISH-  

  •  Phase 1  Zoom links can be found at the TOP of the HOME section within the student’s  Canvas  course. 

 ZOOM SCHEDULE:

  • A day Spanish Through the Ages  -   Monday, 8:05 
  • B day Spanish Through the Ages  - Tuesday, 8:05

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

NPMM Upper Fall Musical Online Edition!  Click the link for more information if your child is interested in performing! 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RT7mSWUvy9xPRI8JistOPNkxDZ8GSiNmzreXtvWpo8Q/edit?usp=sharing



 

 

 

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of December 7, 2020

Benchmarks everyday this week at 9 AM. Students should zoom with their homeroom teacher to take the test and be counted present.

 

Rama:Tuesday the 15th (A day) and Thursday the 17th(B day). Details below:

  • Students can wear PJs to school
  • We will have a short afternoon read-a-rama celebration with prepackaged snacks

 

Virtual Exhibit Wed. Dec. 16

  • LS: 5:30-6:15
  • US: 6:20-7:05

Dec. 8, 10, 11, 14, 15- Benchmarks

Dec. 15 and 17- PJs and Read-a-Rama

Dec. 16th – Exhibit Night 

Dec. 18th – Remote Day 

Dec. 21st - Jan. 5th – Winter Break 

Jan. 6th- Back to School

Jan. 8th- Report cards go home

Jan. 18- No School- MLK Day

Schedules will look different for everyone this week!  Please take a close look and attend all required zooms.

HCS @ Home                            A DAY                                                 B DAY

Math

This week in mathematics we complete math projects involving scale.  


Weekly Plan and Assignments  


Quest

Reach and complete Task 3 by Friday! 


Bonus

Students may earn extra credit by completing tasks in the Side Quest.


Zoom

Links can be found on Canvas under Math Resources


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: This week we will be reviewing for the Science Benchmark on Thursday. 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


Office Hours: 

Wednesday: 10:40- 11:10 

Friday: 10:20-11:10 


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we conclude our study of feudalism in Medieval Europe. We will be creating storyboards that explain feudalism and show what  life was like during this time period..


Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we will practice reading and grammar skills and take Q2 benchmarks.  Please continue reading 30 minutes a day.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button. 


Zoom links for A/B day benchmarks and office hours are on their Canvas page.


Assignments:

A/B Groups Assignment Link

HCS @ Home Assignment Link


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

Any time your child is learning virtually, while there is still learning going on in the building, please see their Related Arts rotation teacher’s Canvas class for assignments. Thank you!

Band/General Music


  • Optional office hours for music will be on Zoom in case students need help with their remote learning.  Office hours are:

Monday: 12:00-12:15 (B Day Students)

Wednesday: 9:00-10:00 (A/B Students)

Thursday: 12:00-12:15 (A Day Students)

https://hcde-org.zoom.us/j/7233861197?pwd=R080WEg2WmpkV0N4ZnVjUk9LWlRwQT09

Meeting ID: 723 386 1197

Passcode: npmmband


General Music: 

  •  General Music students will have Guitar Class on Monday (A Day Students) and Thursday (B Day students)
  • On their in person days, students will create a recording for Exhibit.  On their remote days, students will create an exhibit label for their recording.  This can all be found in the assignments section of the Canvas Course.

Band:

  • Band students will have class on Tuesday (A Day Students) and Friday (B Day students)
  • The practice log is due in Canvas on Dec. 8th.  They will be due every Tuesday for the rest of the quarter.  Students should practice 45 minutes a week.
  • Because we are in Phase 2, we will not have a Virtual Concert next week.  Instead, students will create a virtual recital padlet.  We will record our performances during class, and they will make exhibit labels on their remote days.  The padlet will be viewed on Exhibit Night.


SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

NPMM Upper Fall Musical Online Edition!  Click the link for more information if your child is interested in performing! 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RT7mSWUvy9xPRI8JistOPNkxDZ8GSiNmzreXtvWpo8Q/edit?usp=sharing






 

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of November 30, 2020

If you missed conferences and want to schedule one, please reach out to a teacher via email.

Dec. 8, 10, 11, 14, 15- Benchmarks

Dec. 17th – Exhibit Night 

Dec. 18th – Remote Day 

Dec. 21st - Jan. 5th – Winter Break 

Jan. 6th- Back to School

Jan. 8th- Report cards go home

Jan. 18- No School- MLK Day

From the Office: As we prepare for the winter months, we are being diligent with our safety measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19. It is our hope and the district’s hope that we are able to remain open in phase 3, but we must also be prepared for the chance that we must close temporarily or move into phase 2. Therefore, please make sure that you know which days your child is assigned to should we move back into phase 2 (group A - Monday’s/Tuesday’s or group B - Thursday’s/Friday’s). If you are unsure, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or call the front office and we can give you this information. 

Math

This week in mathematics we continue our study of proportional relationships. Students will explore scale drawings, scale factor, similar figures and indirect measurement! 


Weekly Plan and Assignments  


Quest

Reach and complete Chamber of Checking 6 by Friday! 


Quiz

Math quiz each Friday over the topics covered throughout the week.


Zoom

Links can be found on Canvas under Math Resources


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: This week we will be learning about the cell processes Diffusion and Osmosis! There will be several lab demos throughout this week. 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home Office Hours Friday 9:10-10:10


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we begin our study of Medieval Europe. We start with the physical geography, the role of the Catholic Church, Charlemagne, and the introduction of Feudalism.


Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we will write our speeches using our research about our photo documentaries.  Each photo/slide should have at least a 20 second speech planned.  We will practice them on Tuesday, and record them on Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday we will share our work and read.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button. Friday Afternoon Meeting links are there, too.  Please be at all meetings!


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

If you would like to have a parent conference with any of our Related Arts teachers, feel free to email the specific teacher and make a request. We will be happy to meet with you via Zoom.

Mrs. Cox cox_c@hcde.org

Mrs. McKee mckee_e@hcde.org

Coach Hoewischer hoewischer_p@hcde.org

Mr. Borrero borrero_a@hcde.org 

 

Band/General Music


General Music: 

  •  Although most of their work will be done during class time, students should check the General Music Canvas if there is a remote learning day.

Band:

  • The practice log is due in Canvas on Dec. 1st.  They will be due every Tuesday for the rest of the quarter.  Students should practice 45 minutes a week.
  • Our Virtual Concert will be on December 10th, at 6:00 pm on Zoom. We will record our music on stage during the school day, and watch the recording together on Zoom. This could change depending on if we stay in Phase 3, so please look for updates as we find out more this week.
  • 7th and 8th Grade in person students joining band next quarter will need the following: 
  • Wind Players need a mask with a slit cut in it in order to play while wearing it.
  • Wind players will need a bell mask - these can be purchased but can be made by following these instructions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQJqRRNhV8&feature=youtu.be
  • Percussion players need their own sticks, own mallets preferred
  • Flute players need an oversized mask to stick their mouthpiece in as they play
  • The practice log is due in Canvas on November 10th.  They will be due every Tuesday for the rest of the quarter.  Students should practice 45 minutes a week.

SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

NPMM Upper Fall Musical Online Edition!  Click the link for more information if your child is interested in performing! 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RT7mSWUvy9xPRI8JistOPNkxDZ8GSiNmzreXtvWpo8Q/edit?usp=sharing

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of November 16, 2020

If you missed conferences and want to schedule one, please reach out to a teacher via email.

Nov. 20- Progress Reports go home

Nov. 23-27th - Thanksgiving Holiday (update) 

Dec. 17th – Exhibit Night 

Dec. 18th – Remote Day 

Dec. 21st - Jan. 5th – Winter Break 

From the Office: As we prepare for the winter months, we are being diligent with our safety measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19. It is our hope and the district’s hope that we are able to remain open in phase 3, but we must also be prepared for the chance that we must close temporarily or move into phase 2. Therefore, please make sure that you know which days your child is assigned to should we move back into phase 2 (group A - Monday’s/Tuesday’s or group B - Thursday’s/Friday’s). If you are unsure, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or call the front office and we can give you this information. 

Math

This week in mathematics we continue our study of proportional relationships.  Students will work with and make scale drawings.  


Quest

Reach and complete Chamber of Checking 5 by Friday!


HCS@Home

Schedule and Assignments


Zoom link is in Math Resources on canvas.


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: This week we will be learning about the cell processes Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration! There will be a small open note quiz on Friday. 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home Office Hours Friday 9:10-10:10


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we conclude our study West Africa & the trade empires that rose to power in the region. We will  be documenting its impacts through a student choice exhibit project.  We will also have our UNIT TEST FRIDAY.


Quizlet Link in canvas “modules”

Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we are studying a photo essay on Monday and Tuesday about Bald Eagles. On Wednesday, we will choose topics in class for a unit project.  Thursday and Friday we will begin research for our final argument speech and photo essay.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button. Friday Afternoon Meeting links are there, too.  Please be at all meetings! I will not have office hours this Tuesday.


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

If you would like to have a parent conference with any of our Related Arts teachers, feel free to email the specific teacher and make a request. We will be happy to meet with you via Zoom.

Mrs. Cox cox_c@hcde.org

Mrs. McKee mckee_e@hcde.org

Coach Hoewischer hoewischer_p@hcde.org

Mr. Borrero borrero_a@hcde.org

 

Band/General Music


General Music: 

  •  Although most of their work will be done during class time, students should check the General Music Canvas if there is a remote learning day.

Band:

  • The practice log is due in Canvas on November 17th.  They will be due every Tuesday for the rest of the quarter.  Students should practice 45 minutes a week.
  • Our Virtual Concert will be on December 10th, at 6:00 pm on Zoom. We will record our music on stage during the school day, and watch the recording together on Zoom.
  • 7th and 8th Grade in person students joining band next quarter will need the following: 
  • Wind Players need a mask with a slit cut in it in order to play while wearing it.
  • Wind players will need a bell mask - these can be purchased but can be made by following these instructions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQJqRRNhV8&feature=youtu.be
  • Percussion players need their own sticks, own mallets preferred
  • Flute players need an oversized mask to stick their mouthpiece in as they play
  • The practice log is due in Canvas on November 10th.  They will be due every Tuesday for the rest of the quarter.  Students should practice 45 minutes a week.

SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

NPMM Upper Fall Musical Online Edition!  Click the link for more information if your child is interested in performing! 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RT7mSWUvy9xPRI8JistOPNkxDZ8GSiNmzreXtvWpo8Q/edit?usp=sharing

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of November 9, 2020

Please sign up for a conference with the teacher of your choice.  If you want to meet with more than one teacher, please only use one Sign Up Genius slot and contact the other teacher by email to ensure we have enough slots for all parents.  We look forward to connecting with you.

 

Mrs. Andrews- ELA- Sign up Link

Mrs. Budd- Science- Sign up Link

Mr. Fahey- History- Sign up Link

Mr. Jorgensen- Math- Sign Up Link


Nov. 11th – Remote Day (update)- Conferences

Nov. 23-27th - Thanksgiving Holiday (update) 

Dec. 17th – Exhibit Night 

Dec. 18th – Remote Day 

Dec. 21st - Jan. 5th – Winter Break 

From the Office: As we prepare for the winter months, we are being diligent with our safety measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19. It is our hope and the district’s hope that we are able to remain open in phase 3, but we must also be prepared for the chance that we must close temporarily or move into phase 2. Therefore, please make sure that you know which days your child is assigned to should we move back into phase 2 (group A - Monday’s/Tuesday’s or group B - Thursday’s/Friday’s). If you are unsure, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or call the front office and we can give you this information. 

Math

This week in mathematics we continue our study of proportional relationships.  Students will compute unit rates of complex fractions and interpret graphs of proportional relationships.


Quest

Reach and complete Chamber of Checking 4 by Friday!


HCS@Home

Math class at 12:00 each day via zoom except this Wednesday!

Zoom link is in Math Resources on canvas.

Weekly Plan


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: We will be wrapping up cell organelles with a project this week. Students will compare a cell to another system and make analogies to functions of cell organelles. There will be a quiz on Friday! 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home Office Hours Friday 9:10-10:10


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we begin our study West Africa & the trade empires that rose to power in the region, we will look at trade with Europe, Asia, and Africa and the influence of Islam, while documenting its impacts.


Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we are working on a selection of poems that apply to our essential question. We will also have time to read independently.  


On Wednesday, students will have 3 IXLs and be asked to read for 30 minutes. 


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button. Friday Afternoon Meeting links are there, too.  Please be at all meetings!


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

If you would like to have a parent conference with any of our Related Arts teachers, feel free to email the specific teacher and make a request. We will be happy to meet with you via Zoom.

Mrs. Cox cox_c@hcde.org

Mrs. McKee mckee_e@hcde.org

Coach Hoewischer hoewischer_p@hcde.org

Mr. Borrero borrero_a@hcde.org 

 

Band/General Music


General Music: 

  • There will be a short discussion question in Canvas on our Remote Learning Day, November, 11th.

Band:

  • The practice log is due in Canvas on November 10th.  They will be due every Tuesday for the rest of the quarter.  Students should practice 45 minutes a week.
  • Our Virtual Concert will be on December 10th, at 6:00 pm on Zoom. We will record our music on stage during the school day, and watch the recording together on Zoom.
  • 7th and 8th Grade in person students joining band next quarter will need the following: 
  • Wind Players need a mask with a slit cut in it in order to play while wearing it.
  • Wind players will need a bell mask - these can be purchased but can be made by following these instructions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQJqRRNhV8&feature=youtu.be
  • Percussion players need their own sticks, own mallets preferred
  • Flute players need an oversized mask to stick their mouthpiece in as they play
  • The practice log is due in Canvas on November 10th.  They will be due every Tuesday for the rest of the quarter.  Students should practice 45 minutes a week.

SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

NPMM Upper Fall Musical Online Edition!  Click the link for more information if your child is interested in performing! 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RT7mSWUvy9xPRI8JistOPNkxDZ8GSiNmzreXtvWpo8Q/edit?usp=sharing

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of November 2, 2020

Please sign up for a conference with the teacher of your choice.  If you want to meet with more than one teacher, please only use one Sign Up Genius slot and contact the other teacher by email to ensure we have enough slots for all parents.  We look forward to connecting with you.

 

Mrs. Andrews- ELA- Sign up Link

Mrs. Budd- Science- Sign up Link

Mr. Fahey- History- Sign up Link

Mr. Jorgensen- Math- Sign Up Link


Nov. 11th – Remote Day (update) 

Nov. 23-27th - Thanksgiving Holiday (update) 

Dec. 17th – Exhibit Night 

Dec. 18th – Remote Day 

Dec. 21st - Jan. 5th – Winter Break 

Math

This week in mathematics we continue our study of proportional reasoning.  Students will identify the constant of proportionality in a graph, table, and an equation.


Quest

Reach and complete Chamber of Checking 3 by Friday!


HCS@Home

Math class at 12:00 each day via zoom.

Zoom link is in Math Resources on canvas.

Weekly Plan


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: We will be starting our Biology unit! We will start by learning about the 6 Kingdoms of Life and different cell types. 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home Office Hours Friday cancelled this week


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we complete our study SW Asia & the Rise of Islam, we will look at trade with Europe, Asia, and Africa while documenting its impacts.

Study Quizlet!

UNIT 3 Test on Friday.

Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we are comparing the video of the Al Gore speech to the text version we read last week.  We will examine which one, the written or spoken text, was more persuasive.  Tuesday we will plan an argument essay, and then we will write W-F.  Essays will be due Friday.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button. Friday Afternoon Meeting links are there, too.  Please be at all meetings!


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

This year each homeroom will rotate through four Related Arts classes: PE, Spanish, Music, and Library. Students should check the Canvas class for their Related Arts rotation on their virtual days. Additional information from RA teachers will be posted below.

 

Band/General Music


General Music: 

  • Although most of their work will be done during class time, students should check the General Music Canvas if there is a remote learning day.

Band:

  • 7th and 8th Grade in person students joining band next quarter will need the following: 
  • Wind Players need a mask with a slit cut in it in order to play while wearing it.
  • Wind players will need a bell mask - these can be purchased but can be made by following these instructions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQJqRRNhV8&feature=youtu.be
  • Percussion players need their own sticks, own mallets preferred
  • Flute players need an oversized mask to stick their mouthpiece in as they play
  • The first practice log is due in Canvas on November 3rd.  They will be due every Tuesday for the rest of the quarter.  Students should practice 45 minutes a week.

Band and Music Parent Teacher Conferences will begin next week on Zoom.  This is an optional time to discuss our learning in Music.  Sign up for a time at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4CA8AD2AA4FC1-band9


SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

NPMM Upper Fall Musical Online Edition!  Click the link for more information if your child is interested in performing! 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RT7mSWUvy9xPRI8JistOPNkxDZ8GSiNmzreXtvWpo8Q/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of October 26, 2020

  • Watch for an email about parent conferences early this week!
  • HCS@ Home will have Afternoon Meeting on Friday afternoons at 2:30
  • Costume guidelines for Friday at the bottom of this memo

Oct. 27th - Principal’s Coffee 

Nov. 11th – Remote Day (update) 

Nov. 23-27th - Thanksgiving Holiday (update) 

Dec. 17th – Exhibit Night 

Dec. 18th – Remote Day 

Dec. 21st - Jan. 5th – Winter Break 

Math

This week in mathematics we continue our study of proportional reasoning.  Students will identify proportional relationships in tables and graphs.


Quest

Reach and complete Chamber of Checking 2 by Friday October 30th!.


HCS@Home

Math class at 12:00 each day via zoom.

Zoom link is in Math Resources on canvas.

HCS@Home Math Schedule


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: We will be wrapping up our Chemistry module with chemical reactions this week! Students will be studying conservation of atoms and mass in chemical reactions. Students will learn how to balance chemical equations. There will be a quiz on Friday. 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home Office Hours Friday 9:10-10:10


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we continue our investigation of SW Asia & N Africa with the Rise of Islam, its origins, diffusion, and contributions to society.


Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we are following the same process for analyzing a text as last week.  We will look deeply at a speech by Al Gore.  We will also work on vocabulary and infinitive and gerund phrases.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button. Friday Afternoon Meeting links are there, too.  Please be at all meetings!


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

This year each homeroom will rotate through four Related Arts classes: PE, Spanish, Music, and Library. Students should check the Canvas class for their Related Arts rotation on their virtual days. Additional information from RA teachers will be posted below.Band/General Music


General Music: 

  • Although most of their work will be done during class time, students should check the General Music Canvas if there is a remote learning day.

Band:

  • 7th and 8th Grade in person students joining band next quarter will need the following: 
  • Wind Players need a mask with a slit cut in it in order to play while wearing it.
  • Wind players will need a bell mask - these can be purchased but can be made by following these instructions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQJqRRNhV8&feature=youtu.be
  • Percussion players need their own sticks, own mallets preferred
  • Flute players need an oversized mask to stick their mouthpiece in as they play
  • The first practice log is due in Canvas on November 3rd.  They will be due every Tuesday for the rest of the quarter.  Students should practice 45 minutes a week.


SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

NPMM Upper Fall Musical Online Edition!  Click the link for more information if your child is interested in performing! 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RT7mSWUvy9xPRI8JistOPNkxDZ8GSiNmzreXtvWpo8Q/edit?usp=sharing

NORMAL PARK HALLOWEEN COSTUME GUIDELINES

Students will be given the option to wear their Halloween costumes to school. The upper and lower schools will be permitted to wear costumes on Friday, October 30th.

In an effort to enjoy Halloween at Normal Park appropriately, respectfully, and in accordance with school rules, we ask that students use the following guidelines when selecting a costume:

1. No head coverings. NO costume masks or face paint. Staff members must be able to identify students. However, face coverings to control virus spread will still be required for all students as has been the case since the start of school.

2. Costumes that depict violence as well as fake weapons are not allowed.

3. Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, heritage, or religion are not permitted.

4. Costumes should not hinder students’ ability to participate in classes; including P.E. or hinder their ability to correctly follow our safety guidelines (i.e. distancing and wearing a facial covering)

5. Costumes may not disrupt or impede traffic, or present issues of safety in the hallway.

6. No accessories to the costume may be brought to school. Only the costume itself can be worn.

7. Costumes must meet dress code requirements as stated in the student handbook:

· Skirts, shorts and dresses must be at least mid-thigh in length on all sides of the leg. Shorts must be the same length all around the leg.

· Leggings may be worn with a garment that covers the backside and is equal length all the way around. Leggings should not have any see-through portions which are above mid-thigh length.

· Shirts and dresses must have fabric covering the front chest area

 





 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of October 19, 2020

  • New RA schedules start for in-person students this week.  A days are Mon-Tues, B days are Thurs-Fri, and Wednesday is alternating.
  • HCS@ Home will have Afternoon Meeting on Friday afternoons at 2:30

Math

This week in mathematics we begin our study of proportional reasoning.  Students will explore the relationships between ratios, rates, and unit rates.


Quest

Reach and complete Chamber of Checking 1 by Friday October 23rd.


HCS@Home

Math class at 12:00 each day via zoom.

Zoom link is in Math Resources on canvas.

HCS@Home Math Schedule


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: We will be wrapping up our Chemistry module with chemical reactions this week! Students will be studying conservation of atoms and mass in chemical reactions. 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home Office Hours Friday 9:10-10:10


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we jump back into our history curriculum.  We will begin our unit on Southwest Asia and the Rise of Islam.


Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we are diving into our new unit- People and the Planet. We will explore the effects people have on the planet.  We will also work towards developing a position on whether or not the needs of people are ever more important than the needs of animals and the planet? This week we will work through two texts and write an argument.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button.  Please be at all meetings!


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

This year each homeroom will rotate through four Related Arts classes: PE, Spanish, Music, and Library. Students should check the Canvas class for their Related Arts rotation on their virtual days. Additional information from RA teachers will be posted below.

Band

  • Contact Mrs. McKee at mckee_e@hcde.org
  • Although there is no assigned homework right now in music, students can still access their Songbirds Guitar book through the General Music Canvas course if they are interested.
  •  
  • 7th and 8th Grade in person students joining band next quarter will need the following: 
  • Wind players will need a bell mask - these can be purchased but can be made by following these instructions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQJqRRNhV8&feature=youtu.be
  • Percussion players need their own sticks and mallets
  • Flute players need an oversized mask to stick their mouthpiece in as they play
  • We are in need of guitar picks.  If you have any picks at home, we would be grateful for them.

 

SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of October 5, 2020

  • Benchmarks are this week. Monday 10/5 Science, and Tuesday 10/6-History
  • Virtual Exhibit is Thursday evening.  An email with more info will be sent Tuesday!
  • Fall Break starts Friday and goes through 10/19!  

Math

This week in mathematics we work on computational fluency.  Students will practice all math operations with fractions and decimals. 


Quest

The quest is due this Thursday 10/9


HCS@Home

Math class at 12:05 each day via zoom.

Zoom link is in Math Resources on canvas.

HCS@Home Math Schedule


Quiz

The quiz on Thursday will cover the ixl skills from the Computation Quest.


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: Students will take the Science Benchmark Test on Monday. They will be creating a project this week of their choice to display their learning this quarter! 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home No Office Hours this week


Benchmark Science test Monday 10/5


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 


Please complete all missing/late work by Monday 10/5 to ensure it is graded and counted toward your Quarter 1 progress report grade. 

World History

Weekly plan: This week concludes our first two unit of the school year.  We will be taking the history benchmark on Tuesday.  We will have a map quiz on the Byzantine Empire on Thursday.

@Home students will have Live Lessons at 10:20am Tuesday and Thursday this week.


Map Quiz - The Byzantine Empire - Thursday, Oct. 8th


Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we working on building independent reading stamina and creating a final exhibit piece for this quarter with our reading.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button.  Please be at all meetings, but especially the live lesson to review exhibit work!


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

This year each homeroom will rotate through four Related Arts classes: PE, Spanish, Music, and Library. Students should check the Canvas class for their Related Arts rotation on their virtual days. Additional information from RA teachers will be posted below.

 

Band

  • Contact Mrs. McKee at mckee_e@hcde.org
  • Although there is no assigned homework right now in music, students can still access their Songbirds Guitar book through the General Music Canvas course if they are interested.
  •  
  • 7th and 8th Grade in person students joining band next quarter will need the following: 
  • Wind players will need a bell mask - these can be purchased but can be made by following these instructions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQJqRRNhV8&feature=youtu.be
  • Percussion players need their own sticks and mallets
  • Flute players need an oversized mask to stick their mouthpiece in as they play
  • We are in need of guitar picks.  If you have any picks at home, we would be grateful for them.

 

SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

 

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of September 28, 2020

  • Benchmarks are this week and next.  Tuesday 9/29-Writing, Thursday 10/1-Reading, Friday 10/2-Math, Monday 10/5 Science, and Tuesday 10/6-History

Math

This week in mathematics we work with fractions and decimals.  We also master long division with terminating and repeating decimals! 


Quest

Students have a new quest for the last two weeks.  They will practice computation and complete an exhibit project for this quest.


Canvas 

-Check Daily Lessons each day. 

-Incomplete classwork is homework daily.  

-Check Math Resources extra copies of notes, lessons, videos, and links to games.

 

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: We will be learning about atomic structure and the periodic table. The Science county benchmark test is on Monday 10/5. 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home Live Lesson Friday instead of Office Hours

Friday 9:05-10:05


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 


Please complete all missing/late work by Monday 10/5 to ensure it is graded and counted toward your Quarter 1 progress report grade. 

World History

Weekly plan: This week conclude our investigation of the legacy of the Roman Empire after its fall and the rise of the Byzantine Empire from the remnants of the Eastern half of the empire. 


UNIT TEST 2 - The Byzantine Empire - Friday, Oct. 2nd


Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we are reviewing for and taking our benchmarks.  We are also going to spend time setting goals for next quarter.  We will set reading, academic, and personal goals.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button.  I cancelled Tuesday and Thursday since we have benchmarks, and I changed Friday to office hours in case you need help.


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

This year each homeroom will rotate through four Related Arts classes: PE, Spanish, Music, and Library. Students should check the Canvas class for their Related Arts rotation on their virtual days. Additional information from RA teachers will be posted below.

Band

  • Mr.Fahey’s class will have music from September 14-25. 
  • Although most of their work will be done in class, students should check the music Canvas course for a weekly assignment and discussion question

 

SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org