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November 17, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

Science Week of 11/27-12/1

Upcoming Dates:

Unit 3 Test on Wednesday, 11/29

Flashcard Checkpoint 2: Next 49 cards due 12/1

Monday: Ch.7.4, “It’s your Fault” PPT and organizer.  Kahoot teamwork review with ipads.  Chap7Sect4 Faults- PPT

HW: Finish Edusmart review from last Friday, look over your study guide for questions to review.

Tuesday: Check edusmart and review any study guide questions.  Apply your techterm understanding with the Milky Way Lab investigation.  HW: Study 2 study guides, your HSN notes on Inside the Earth, and seafloor map for your unit 3 test.

Wednesday:  Unit 3 Test, Set up next unit cover page and standards.

Thursday: Intro to Survivor Science:!!! Create totem poles and tribal names.  First team STEM challenge.

Friday: Water on Earth, Day1. Survivor Conservation Challenge.



November 13, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

Science Week of 11/13

Please bring a 2 inch or full size Milky Way for a lab investigation by this Friday.  Thank you!

Science Unit 3 Test on Wednesday, 11/29

Monday: Finish 7.2 with sea-floor spreading and subduction zones.  CD vs. Plate Tectonics.  HW: 7.1 and 7.2 Mandatory Remediation Packet for quiz grades. Due Wed.

Tuesday: Field Trip.  HW: Finish Packet

Wednesday: 7.3 PPT and Techterms on tectonic boundaries.

Thursday:  7.4 Deforming Earth’s  Crust. “Its not my fault” visual organizer.

Friday: Finish Sea Floor Map.  Edusmart review with laptops.

Chap7Sect2 -Cont Drift and Sea-floor-

Chap7Sect3-further evidence & boundaries-

Chap7Sect4 Faults-

November 3, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

Science Week of 11/6

Upcoming Dates:

Layers of the Earth and Heat Transfer Quiz on Thursday.

First 38 flashcards due Friday.

Progress Reports Friday!

Monday: Heat Transfer PPT , song, and Demo. 7.1   HW: One Pager

Tuesday: Workday

Wednesday: Convection currents Mini-lab and Continental Drift 7.2.  Read and do charts.  HW: Study for Quiz!!!!

Thursday:  Quiz.  Finish 7.2 notes and compare Tectonic Plates. Continental Drift vs. Plate Tectonics!!!

Friday: 7.3 Sea-floor Spreading.  PPT and diagram visual representation of boundearies.

HOTlinks for week:

Chap7Sect1-PPT  Chap7Sect1half sheet  for quiz review.

Convection Currents

Chap7Sect2 -Cont Drift and Sea-floor-

Chap7Sect3-plate tectonic boundaries

October 27, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

SS Week of 10/30-11/3

Upcoming Dates:

History Part 1 Test 11-2

Midterm 12-15

Monday: Effects of WW1- Treaty of Versailles HW: Finish Study Guide from last Thursday!

Tuesday: Time Between the Wars PPT and graphic organizer.

Wednesday: Consequences of WW1 Primary and Secondary Resources. HW: MB 87-90. Study Guide Review for Test!

Thursday: Test History Part 1

Friday: Career Cruising with Mrs. Salzman

Links for the week and review for study guide!

EurHistory Test 1 Review 17-18-1xq1otz

God, Gold, Glory PPT-1rsu8kr

MAIN causes of WWI-1dg6t3d

Russian Czars Imperial Russia (day1&2)-1tih5dl

The Scrabble for Africa-1adcf8t

The Spark & America in WW1-1462437

Time Between the Wars-hos-200hke6

Treaty of Versailles to use with organizer-2k1dked

October 27, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

Science Week of 10/30-11/3

Upcoming Dates:

Unit 3 Test on Shaping the Earth- Nov.17th

Tech Term Midterm- Dec.15th

Flashcards checkpoint: 11/10, 38 cards

Monday: Density Part 2- Investigate and Evaluate the Soda Lab.  Write Conclusions in class time.  Complete extension activities if needed.  Begin last 2 columns of HW research,  HW: Layers of the Earth research chart. Due Thursday.

Tuesday: Layers of the Earth and Plate Techtonics Edusmart Lesson.   Bring Earbuds.

Wednesday: videolesson- Into the Earth, Discovery Series.

Thursday: Heat Transfer and Convection Currents PPT and closed notes.  HW: 1 page review

Friday: Layers of the Earth research table and foldable illustration.

Links for the Week:


The Deal with DENSITY note sheet-2l6xh7q

Whats the deal with DENSITY-soda-1d57a0q


Convection Currents 2-2mbj1qv



October 25, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

Midterm Flashcards

In Science this year, we have a tech term midterm assessment on Dec. 15th.

Midterm Flashcard Directions to help you review!

  • Obtain 100 index cards that you can use to make your flashcards (plain white OR bright colored). Large or small, your choice…..please make sure that you stay consistent and use the same size!
  • Decide which CLOSED SYSTEM you will use so that the index cards will not get lost. Examples include a plastic baggie (easiest and cheapest), composition notebook that you tape the index cards into, spiral bound, or use a metal ring. (I would be more than happy to provide a hole puncher for the index cards  so that you can insert the metal ring).
  • Follow the schedule below to help you pace yourself so that you don’t get overwhelmed. DO NOT LEAVE THESE UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! You will receive a homework grade for each of the 3 checkpoint dates below!
  • Print the list from my blog
  • Cut out the word and the definition.
  • Paste the word on one side and the definition on the other.
    • If you would rather write the definition, that is great too! Please make sure you can read what you wrote!!
  • Remember that practice makes permanent!!! You need to memorize the correct definitions.
  • Good Luck and do not stress! As long as you follow close to this schedule, you will be fine.


  • Due 11/10 (Friday) – 38 index cards (START at Chap 3.1 and continue to end Chap 10.2)
  • Due 12/1 (Friday) – 49 more index cards for a total of 87 (START at Chap 10.3 go to 7.2)
  • Due 12/8 (Friday) – the remaining 13 index cards for a grand total of 100

Hotlink to the click and print word list/definitions!


October 23, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

From Guidance

Learn about growing issues in the East Cobb Community:

Parent Information Night

October 26th at 6:30 PM in the HTMS Theater


Please join us for an interactive discussion with Jeff Dess the coordinator of the Prevention Intervention Center of Cobb County Schools. Additionally, he is an author and inspirational speaker for young people and adults alike. He has been effectively working with kids, teens, and adults for over 25 years.


He will be at HTMS to address current trends facing our teens and to answer questions from parents on topics such as:

  • Bullying Behavior, Cyber-Bullying and Violence Prevention
  • Music and the Media
  • Stress
  • Suicide and Depression
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Drug Prevention

Internet Safety/Social Media

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