Dragons’ Lair

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Welcome to The Dragon’s Lair.  We are delighted that your student is a part of our team. This website will serve as the primary source for team announcements. We will update this website weekly.


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ScienceScreen Shot 2018-09-12 at 12.33.05 PM We are coming to the conclusion of the Ecology unit. Please see the calendar below for upcoming due dates.  

It’s science fair time again:

The science fair project consists of six phases:

Due Date
Phase 1: Science fair contracts due Science research project title and brief description due (including independent variable, dependent variable, constants, control. Friday, October 4
Phase 2: Research questions-   Students are to develop and research 10-20 questions about their selected topics.  Students must have a minimum of 5 APA Friday, October 11
Phase 3: Design Diagram uploaded to Canvas Monday, October 14
Phase 4: Introduction  & Bibliography (APA) Wednesday, October 30
Phase 5: Procedure & Data table layout due  with 5 resources Monday, November 4
Phase 6: Proposals Due November 22


Civics Economics and US History (Maureen.mcmorrow@apsva.us)

Dear Students,

Our Distance learning will be online on Canvas. Each Sunday, I will post your activities for the week on the announcements page. As always, feel free to email me or message me on Canvas for any questions. Be kind to your families, help around the house, and read read read!

Ms. McMorrow


English – Week of March 9, 2020

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.

Students are beginning their next unit: Growing as Readers. Students have selected engaging and challenging books. Next, students will begin interrogating their reading process. Students will spend this week reading their books, tracking their confusion, and working through plot basics.


Week of April 20 

Pre-Algebra 7/8

For the week of 4/20-4/24, Pre-Algebra 7/8 students will review Solving Two-Step and Multi-Step Equations. Please see our Canvas page for a refresher and links to videos, lessons, practice materials, formative assessments and student self-reflection. All students should do their best to complete all assignments, especially the Number Sense Routine (through Discussion Board); and the Friday Reflection (also through Discussion Board). Check Canvas for your teacher’s virtual office hours!

Math 7:

Math 7 will review Proportional Reasoning this week. Please see our Canvas page for a refresher on setting up and solving proportions that includes videos, IXL practice, and a Dreambox assignment. All students should complete the Number Sense Routine (through Discussion Board); two check-in assignments (through Quizzes); and the Friday Reflection (through Discussion Board). Check Canvas for your teacher’s virtual office hours!


English Language Development (ELD): Remote Learning

From May 4th to June 5th, students in ELD Reading (level 3-4), will be learning and revisiting various narrative elements, themes, summarization, and will be spiraling poetry unit by reading Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga. After each part is finished, a Non-graded Quiz, Thought Questions, Vocabulary Words, and Constructed Response will be scheduled to understand the learning of students on Canvas. After June 5th, students will be able to solidify their learning of previous units by finishing quizzes and assignments in Canvas for a grade bump. Students can still submit previous and remediation work for grade improvement. Each day, students will be participating in Canvas and virtual feedback would be provided even during the weekends.

Students will be working on Vocabulary.com, & Quizlet.com on a regular basis. Finally, students and parents can virtually connect with Ms.Chawla during her office hours every Friday from 2:00-3:00 pm in Conferences via Canvas.

From May 4th to May 29th, ELD English (level 3-4) students will be wrapping comparing and contrasting Commonly Confused word skills, & analyzing and demonstrating their understanding of a Five-Paragraph Persuasive Essay with a special focus on the Introductory paragraph: Hook, Background Sentences, Summary Sentence, & Thesis Statement. Students will be assessed on a continual basis to gauge their understanding. The first week of June will be focused on a grade bump for remediation and improvement. Assignments will be posted on Canvas. 

Additionally, students will be working on noredink.com, Flocabulary.com, and Razplus on a regular basis. Finally, students and parents can virtually connect with Ms.Chawla during her office hours every Friday from 2:00-3:00 pm in Conferences via Canvas.




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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