Welcome to the 7th grade team page!
To 7th and 8th Grade Parents & Guardians:
We hope you are off to a successful 2018-2019 school year. This letter is intended to provide information that will help start the school year on the right path.
Required Supply List:
- Combination Lock (keys are often lost)
- Assignment Book (suggested format displayed below)
- Two 1 ½ inch or thicker binders
- Divider tabs for the binders
- Loose Leaf Paper
- Several pencils
- Several pens
- Pencil Case
- Scientific calculator for at home use (displayed at right)
o Suggested type TI-30XIIS, at target online for $9.99
o If possible select color other than Navy Blue and mark
with student name in permanent marker
Other items are encouraged for students who feel they are better organized with immediate access to highlighters, 3x5 cards, post-it notes, colored pencils, etc. These items are not required. Folders are discouraged because they hinder a system of organization we teach our students in 7th grade and continue in 8th grade. In the case that you feel you may need assistance obtaining the required items due to financial need, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will assist in getting the materials. Students are expected to have all of their materials within the first few days of school.
The Middle School Team is pleased to announce the launch of a School Wide Positive Behavior Program. For more information: PACK
Genesis is the system teachers at Morrisville use to record grades for students. We are encouraging every parent to obtain access to genesis to easily access their child’s grades and information. To obtain access to genesis please email Mrs. Burkhardt at email@example.com and request parent access to genesis, be sure to include the name of your student in the body of the email.
The 7th and 8th grade each have their own websites that are used to post long-term assignments and other important information. We are asking that every parent visit the respective websites and fill out a contact information form through the link posted. Having your email address and other information through this form will help us to easily and quickly communicate with you when necessary. Thank you for taking the time to visit:
What to Expect for the 2018-2019 School Year
One thing that is always new for all 7th graders is the switch from having four teachers to having six different teachers in a day. From the teachers perspective that means over 100 students in a day versus about 65. It is often one of the most challenging transitions but we are here to help. For years we have implemented organizational and study skill strategies to help students succeed. We have also created Academic Achievement Academies, which provide students with frequent overall performance conferences with one particular teacher. Your child’s Academic Achievement Academy teacher will also be your first point of contact between home and school when you have a question or the teachers have a concern. Please expect to hear more about this program at the start of the school year.
If between now and the start of the school year, you should have any questions please do not hesitate to email us. Thanks in advance for your efforts to make this school year start off on a path to success!