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Welcome Parents! Language Arts: Ms. Doyle and Ms. Hill Math: Mrs. Gannon Social Studies: Ms. Gilmore Science: Mr. Capista. Komodo Dragons. Welcome. We expect our students to: access our websites for missed assignments arrive on time -- prepared for class

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komodo dragons
Welcome Parents!

Language Arts: Ms. Doyle and Ms. Hill

Math: Mrs. Gannon

Social Studies: Ms. Gilmore

Science: Mr. Capista

Komodo Dragons
komodo dragons expectations
We expect our students to:

access our websites for missed assignments

arrive on time -- prepared for class

participate actively and fully in classroom discussions

and activities

complete all assigned work in a timely manner

put forth best effort on assignments

contribute to a positive learning environment for all


Komodo Dragons Expectations
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Assessments 80%

Presentations & Speeches

Tests & Quizzes

Major Writing Pieces

Major Projects

Other Work 20%

Homework & Class Work

Classroom Participation & Preparedness

HMS Grading Philosophy
language arts content
Iqbal- Francesco D’Adamo

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Avi

The Man Who Was Poe - Avi

The Adventures of Ulysses - Bernard Evslin

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - Christopher Paul Curtis

The Giver - Lois Lowry

I Am the Cheese - Robert Cormier

Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

Language Arts Content
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Holt Elements of Literature


D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths


Various styles & artists

Language Arts Content
language arts common assessments
4 Study Island Benchmark Tests

Pre and Post Write Source Assessments

Midterm & Final Exams

PSSA Exams

Language ArtsCommon Assessments
language arts
Make meaningful connections & Think Critically

Homework (Websites updated each day)

Wordly Wise Packet/Notecard Due Friday

Independent Reading


Class work completion

Google Drive

Warm ups (Comprehension, Grammar, Skills)

Wordly Wise (Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies)

Learning Stations (ex: Small groups, Critical Thinking, Writing)

Makeup/Late Work

Language Arts
social studies



-On This Day in History


-Homework, Notebooks,Participation


-Journey Across Time (Glencoe)

-World History (Holt)

-Human Heritage (Glencoe)

-NYT UpFront magazine

CURRICULUM - 1st half of year

(Midterm in January)

-Understanding/Interpreting maps

-Calendars & Dating Systems


-Mycenaeans & Trojan War

-Greek city-states (Athens & Sparta)

-Persian & Peloponnesian Wars

-Greek Culture

CURRICULUM - 2nd half of year

(Final in June)

-Ancient Rome

-The Roman Republic

-The Roman Empire

-Germanic Invasions/Vikings

-The Middle Ages

Social Studies
ms gilmore s class

Students will discover history for themselves by using critical thinking, questioning, and cooperative learning skills.

All homework is posted on my website and all worksheets can be downloaded in pdf format.

History is a STORY!

Ms. Gilmore’s Class

Please contact me via email if you have any questions, comments, or concerns throughout the year.

* kgilmore@havsd.net *


Level 1a -- CPM Course 3

Level 1 and Level 2 --CPM Course 2 and Connected Math


80%: Tests and Quizzes

20% Homework and warm ups

math continued

in class assessments

midterm -- Jan

final -- June

benchmarks: Sept, Dec, Feb, June

PSSA -- March

Math (continued)
about mrs gannon s math class
Warm Ups - think first! and fill in gaps

example: 1 ½ ¼ =

Homework Philosophy

Assessments and Error Logs

Extra Help

Website- please visit/ PowerSchool- please visit

About Mrs. Gannon’s math class
Course Overview


To familiarize students with basic concepts relating to science as identified by PA state state “Core” standards.

To improve science skills through hands-on laboratory investigations, as well as reading/writing activities related to current science topics.

Texts/Readings: McDougall Littell Science Series, (home/in class.)

SEPUP (Science Ed. for Public Understanding Program)

Science World periodicals.


Space Science: astronomy, space exploration

Ecology: ecosystems, energy flow, classification, biomes

Life Over Time: evolution theory, fossils, etc…

Diversity of Living Things: kingdoms survey

Grading: 80% Assessments 20% Other (homework, etc.)

Tests: “OSCAR” pre and post assessments per unit. Major tests after most chapter completion.

Quizzes: one or two per chapter

Lab Activities: usually graded as assessments. One or two small research projects, most work to be done in class.

Midterm and Final: Midterm at midyear, based on first two units. Final exam at end of year; cumulative for entire year. Both grades combined to count one-ninth of total grade for the year.

Extra Credit: available before end of quarter, check teacher websites.

How to Help Your Child: Check work nightly, question for understanding, ask to see test and quizzes which have been returned. Check teacher website nightly for Homework and upcoming


Check your child’s grades at least WEEKLY on the Parent Portal.

special education
A student’s IEP team consists of: Core and Unified Arts teachers, Special Education teacher, Counselor, Principal, Parents, and the student in 7th grade.

The IEP team places emphasis on the least restrictive environment for student learning through the IEP.

The IEP team ensures the scheduled services of students as indicated in their current IEP’s.

Special Education
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The IEP team utilizes the specially designed instruction and accommodations for student’s needs in all academic settings as noted in their current IEPs.

The Supplemental Learning Support classroom strives to best implement the general education curriculum to mirror the regular education classroom.

When specially designed instruction is needed, the supplemental learning support classroom will modify the curriculum to best support the growth and mastery of concepts and skills to benefit the student.

Special Education