JUNIOR HIGH TEACHERS:

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Brittany Bordelon
brittanybordelon@apcs.us
Homeroom: 7A
6-7 Science
5-6 Keyboarding Elective

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Lisa Borrel
lisaborrel@apcs.us
Homeroom: Highschool
7A Grammar

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Taylor Brouillette
taylorbrouillette@apcs.us
Homeroom: 7B
6-8 Social Studies

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Nicole Townsend
nicoletownsend@apcs.us
Homeroom: 8B
6B, 7 & 8 Math

Sixth Grade

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Math:

Sixth graders will be applying what they have learned about integers this month. The rules and strategies that we have been practicing will help them to solve a variety of algebraic and numerical equations and expressions. We will also spend some time learning how to solve inequalities involving all four operations. These skills will be reinforced through class discussions, peer work, and independent practice. To stay up to date with your child’s current work, please talk to them daily about what we have practiced in class. Please note, students have homework Monday through Thursday nights and weekly tests are on Fridays. If you need to contact me, the best way to do so is via e-mail: nicoletownsend@apcs.us  

 

Science: 

We are learning about scientific inferences, observations, experiments, and laws and how they are used in science.

 

Reading: 

We are off to a great start!!!  Every student should have a novel of their choice by now. They will use this novel to read here at school. They will read when they are done with their test or work. When the student finishes their novel, they will complete a book report and turn it in for a grade. For the month of August, the students will be working on literary terms. We are using short stories and passages to practice each one. The students will use these terms throughout the year.  

English:

Students began the school year by learning about nouns. We will explore the different types of nouns and build a strong grammatical base before venturing into writing. The students will also be completing morning work, which focuses on grammar, to help expand their knowledge. We look forward to having a great year!

Social Studies:

Sixth grade students are continuing to learn about Ancient Greece and Rome. Recently, we have studied Ancient Greek philosophers such as Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato. Moving forward, students can expect to focus on key figures of the time such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. Before fall break, students will also be presenting their projects about Ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

Seventh Grade

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Math:

Seventh graders will explore mathematical expressions and equations this month. We have been building our understanding of the number system over the past few weeks. Those skills will now come into play in assisting students to solve all sorts of mathematical problems. We work daily to strengthen our understanding of math by working with peers and having open class discussions. To stay up to date with your child’s current work, please talk to them daily about what we have practiced in class. Please note, students have homework Monday through Thursday nights and weekly tests are on Fridays. If you need to contact me, the best way to do so is via e-mail: nicoletownsend@apcs.us  

Science:

We are learning about the characteristics that are common to all living things. Identifying methods used to classify living things into groups and understanding the microscope.

Grammar: 

Students are really working well!  Each day the student is responsible for a morning work assignment.  If it is not completed that morning, they must complete for homework. It is checked the next class day. In the month of August, 7th graders will be learning about nouns. Yes, there are that many kinds of nouns!!!!

Reading:

Students kicked off the school year by exploring various literary elements in reading. Throughout the first nine weeks, students will be applying the literary elements to numerous short stories. Students are required to select one novel per nine weeks and complete a book report when finished. We are excited for the upcoming school year!

Social Studies:

Seventh grade students are learning about the early days of independence for America. Recently, we have studied about the American Revolution and key figures of the war. Now, students are focused on the creation of the Constitution and a suitable government for the new country. Students will also be presenting their projects about key figures of the American Revolution in our “living history museum,” in which students will BE their historical figure for presentation.

Eighth Grade

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Math: 

Eighth graders are working hard to solidify their knowledge of algebra. We will be moving from simply solving algebraical and numerical equations to graphing them. It is more important now than ever that students are staying focused in class and reviewing their notes daily. To accomplish our goal of mastering the skills taught this year, they need to be putting 100 percent effort into everything that we do. We will continue to work together and independently to learn the strategies being taught. To stay up to date with your child’s current work, please talk to them daily about what we have practiced in class. Please note, students have homework Monday through Thursday nights and weekly tests are on Fridays. If you need to contact me, the best way to do so is via e-mail: nicoletownsend@apcs.us  

Science:

8th grade is ready to begin their journey to the center of the earth!  We have already started learning about the structure of the earth, from the crust all the way to the inner core.  Students are examining evidence of plate tectonics and continental drift.  Students will look into topographical features of our planet and also attempt to create mountains and topographic maps in class.  8th grade will also be calculating densities of various substances to help their understanding of the Earth's composition.

 

Note from Mr. Lee:

I am so excited to kick off the 2022-2023 school year!  I hope everyone had a restful and rejuvenating break!  Let’s dive into the world of science and explore the endless possibilities. Make sure your child is reviewing notes daily, reading and reviewing their chapter in the textbook, and staying on top of all of their science work.  Let's work together to make this year a successful one! Don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions you may have.  

leemarsh@apcs.us

English: Students are still studying the fiction genre and understanding the importance of author’s style, mood, figurative language, and imagery and the effects on the plot. Students are reading stories such as “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, and more.

Grammar: Students continue to delve into real-life skills of usage such as punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, and number writing.

Note from Mrs. Tiffany: Students should, by now, have a novel, of their choosing, to bring to class to read as morning work. Also, it is imperative for the success of students, for them to develop effective study habits at home and work with their peers to receive any notes to ensure there are no “gaps” in notes.

Social Studies:

Eighth graders gave been learning about the plentiful resources our great state has to offer to the worldwide economy. In our next chapter, students will be learning about the structure of our state’s government on the statewide and local levels. Before fall break, students will be parading around the quad to celebrate their group’s chosen Louisiana festival!