Dragons’ Lair



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This week in science class, students will be completing their first IB summative on Writing a Testable scientific question. We will begin a new unit on Ecology with an introduction to the end of unit summative, which will be an independent scientific research project.  The only homework this week is to complete Writing a Testable Question Module.



In Ms. McMorrow’s History Class students will:

Monday- Who killed Reconstruction (APS)? In class, students studied primary source quotes and documentary footage to prepare for Thursday’s UNIT TEST. For HW, students should study ATL 1-12

Tuesday– Who killed Reconstruction (APS)? In class, students used quizlet/ QUIZIZZ to prepare for Thursday’s UNIT TEST. For HW, students should study ATL 1-12

Wednesday- Who killed Reconstruction? In class, students completed a practice quiz to prepare for tomorrow’s UNIT TEST.  ATL Notebooks will be collected tomorrow!

Thursday- UNIT TEST. No HW:) Friday- Students began to work on their countywide DBQ Essay. No HW this weekend.


Students should read for 30 minutes every night for their homework. This is the main homework I will assign, so the expectation is that students are doing it. I am happy to make recommendations.

This week students are wrapping up their Me Magazines (due Thursday) and then finishing out the week with some APS required testing.



Pre-Algebra 7/8: Will continue to focus on combining terms and applying the distributive property to algebraic equations.

 Math 7: This week Math 7 will continue our exploration of the order of operations, incorporating absolute value, and perfect squares and square roots. We will apply our knowledge to real-world problems and take a test on Thursday.




Clan Leaders 

Peter Andersonpeter.anderson@apsva.us Language Arts

Traci Holland-Shufordtraci.holland@apsva.us  Life Science

Maureen McMorrowmaureen.mcmorrow@apsva.us US Civics, Economics and History

Kipchoge Dowkipchoge.dow@apsva.us  Math 7 and Pre-Algebra 7/8

Emily Calhounemily.calhoun@apsva.us Special Education

Cassidy Nolencassidy.nolen@apsva.us Technical Education

Iris Jonesiris.jones@apsva.us SLIFE/ELD 1

Britney Patterson – britney.patterson@apsva.us Physical Education

Reema Chawlareema.chawla@apsva.us ELD 3 and 4


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