March 26th – 30th

Government should be what you have been working on! We started the government information last Wednesday. We are moving quickly through these standards as I have said in class you will need to make sure you stay on top of the work and your learning to make sure you understand and can ask any clarifying questions in class.


Monday: Review the Legislative Sessions: Communities, and the bill process

Tuesday: Revenue for the State, formative assessment on Legislative Branch

Wednesday: Where does the money go and the departments of the executive branch.

Thursday: Summative on Foundations, Legislative and Executive branch.

Friday: Review for Milestones

March 19th -23rd

We are in our final weeks before the EOG. This means all of your classes will be moving quickly and that you will have to keep up with your studies. This may also mean that there will be more to do at home to prep for class tasks/activities.


This week we are moving into our government standards. This week we will cover Government standard 1 and 2. The content will be foundations of government and legislative branch.


Monday: 20th century assessments

Vocabulary for foundations of government and legislative branch

Tuesday: Finish 20th century assessments

Work on Vocabulary, comparing U.S. Constitution to Georgia State Constitution, and checks and balances

Wednesday:  Activity for separation of powers and review Tuesday’s work, Federalism

Thursday: Requirements for being a part of the legislative branch, committees, and how a bill becomes law

Friday:  Citizenship and voting requirements, a formative grade will be taken on Foundation of Government and on Citizenship



Both Olympic and 8th grade shirts are currently on sale.


The deadline to purchase an Olympic shirt is Friday, March 23rd. Make sure you have the color of your country or you will not be able to participate. You don’t want to be the one who causes your team to lose points.


8th grade shirts deadline is March 28th. See below for the order form.

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Sources of Strength week

  • Sources of Strength Week – March 19-March 23 Every day, we want to encourage you to focus on what strength you rely on the most! One of the strengths we know get students through difficult times is Family Support
    • Monday – We will show our Family Support for one of our own, we want to partner with Mrs. Slaton to bring awareness to Down Syndrome, a cause very close to her heart. We will be helping her sell Down Syndrome Awareness tattoos. Stop by, get a tattoo and sign the Sources of Strength wheel to tell us which strength is most important to you.
    • Tuesday – If you don’t get your tattoo on Monday, stop by and buy one for you and the Positive Friend in your life.
    • Wednesday – We focus on Family Support by showing support for Down Syndrome Awareness Day by wearing the craziest socks you have and pair it with a brown, blue or yellow shirt.
    • Thursday – We want to celebrate the strength of Medical Access. Bring in a donation for Nurse Sanders and receive a sweet treat. We will be collecting donations outside the media center, of tissues, bandaids, hand sanitizer, mints, water…whatever you think she may need in the nurses station. If you forget your donation on Thursday, bring it in on Friday.
    • Friday – We wrap up the week on Friday with Mentors. Thank the trusted adult in your life and remind them why they are so important to you.

Week of March 5-8 and March 12-16th

This week we have been working on our final history standards and one of our Economic standards.

I look forward to seeing what you all have created!

Students have been in the media center or computer lab creating a stand alone presentation. All three social studies classes are working together. So some students are able to work with students from Mr. Banks and Mr. Houses classes.

Students will have a total of 5 days to complete their presentation, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday.

Starting on Tuesday, March 13th students will do a museum type lesson in which they will be able to gather and learn information about the standards from the presentations. They will spend a day on each standard that they did not create a presentation. They will have Friday March 13th to make sure they have all information they need to be successful for any of the standards.

Monday March 19th: Students will take a summative over standard History standard 8,9, 10, 12 and Economic standard 2. This summative will be two different grades. Splitting the standard into two different assessments.

The presentation will be the final grade for the 3rd 9 weeks. The summative assessments will be the first two grades for the 4th 9 weeks.

Below are the instructions.

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