7th Grade Team

 
L-R:  Miss Waters, Mrs. LaChance, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Egan, Mr. Yeo, Mr. Tracy

 

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The 7th Grade Team has been awarded 2 $400 grants from the Wheels to Learning Field Trip Transportation Fund.  The first grant is to be used for transportation to our Old Sturbridge Village trip on Friday, October 12th.  The second grant is to be used for the field trip to Wadworth  Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Ct and the old State House on December 12th.  More details will be following for this field trip.  The 7th Grade Team of teachers are quite excited to provide these field trip opportunities to our students.

Sturbridge Village Fun

7th Grade Parents-  Reproduction and Development are a planned unit of study in 7th Grade Science.  A letter explaining the content of the unit along with an opt-out form to be completed only if you do not wish for your child to participate has been given to students and can be also found here.   Please direct any questions that you may have to Mrs. Egan.     Parent Letter Repro

The 7th Grade students will be going on a field trip to participate in a Near shore Fish Study along with nearshore water chemistry at Bluff Point State Park affiliated with Project Oceanology.  The students will leave the school between 7:30 am and 7:45 am on Tuesday, June 4th, and will arrive at Bluff Point State Park at 8:45 am.  They will participate in the fish study until 11:15 am and then have lunch at Bluff Point State Park and will be leaving the Park at 1: 15 pm.  There will be arriving back at the school by 2:15 pm.   There is no cost to the students, but they do need to bring a bagged lunch from home or order one from the school.

Permission slips for this field trip are due on Monday, May 20th.  This deadline has been extended.  Please give your permission slip to Mrs. Griffin.