7th Grade Newsletter
GROWING UP AND GETTING READY
In eight short weeks, your seventh grader will become an eighth grader with high school looming in the future. How quickly our children seem to grow up without our even realizing it! Now is a good time to ask ourselves…..
Will our student be ready for eighth grade next year?
Hopefully, your student is one of the many students we have at HMS who is now ready for eighth grade. These students can work on their own and solve their own problems without too much help and pushing from their parents. Helping our children with their school work, social problems, relationship problems, etc. is an element of good parenting. However, there are times when too much help is harmful. Instead of our letting students do for themselves, we tend to jump in too quickly to help. This enables students to become too dependent on us. Our children begin to expect everything to be done for them and don’t want to do for themselves. To read more click here.
6th Grade News!!
Can you believe we are in the last grading period? And spring has come! Want to know more about the end of the year activites and testing? Click here.
GCSD Progress Report
Tdap Immunization for Seventh Graders
Rising seventh graders must have the Tdap vaccination or they must submit an objector’s statement prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, for students to attend school. Parents must provide their child’s school with documentation of the Tdap immunization, a religious exemption, or a medical exemption. Parents are encouraged to submit document as soon as possible. If documentation is not provided before the first day of school, the student will not be allowed to start school. The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). State Law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination beginning with the 2013-14 school year.
7th Grade Author Visit
On April 22, the HMS Media Center will host the road tour of the authors Wendy Van Draanen and Mark Parsons. 7th grade students will hear the California authors discuss their books, the writing process, and how they’ve managed to share the same office for twenty years without bloodshed.
Wendelin Van Draanen has written more than thirty novels for young readers and teens. She is the author of the long running Edgar-winning Sammy Keyes series, and two four-book series for younger readers (Shredderman and The Gecko & Sticky). Additionally she has written several stand-alone novels, including The Running Dream, Swear to Howdy, and Flipped (named a Top 100 Children’s Novel for the 21st Century by SLJ and became a Warner Brothers feature film).
Mark Parsons has published primarily non-fiction, penning over a hundred articles for national magazines as well as a pair of non-fiction books. His debut novel, Road Rash, is a YA adventure about a high school boy who goes on the road with a band. It draws from Parsons’s many years of experience as a rock drummer.
Books are available for purchase and will be autographed the day of the event. Click here for book information.
Audio Books from the HMS Media Center
CHECK OUT BOOKS THROUGH OVERDRIVE!
Interested in e-books or audiobooks? Heard of Overdrive? Greenville County students can access these using their own login information. See the media center for more information.