House 3 - Grade 7 (Team Symonaitis)

Welcome to House 3

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Where can we see grades for all completed assignments, class averages, and missing work?

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The NJHS at HMS is running Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.  Please click the link to donate through your child's homeroom.

 

Ms. Coggins' Homeroom: 
https://events.lls.org/pages/ctwhv/HamdenMiddleSchool-2020/cogginsclassroom

 

Ms. Simone's Homeroom:   https://events.lls.org/pages/ctwhv/HamdenMiddleSchool-2020/kimsimoneclassroom

 

Click here to view our Open House PowerPoint!

Click here for MobyMax instructions for math with Mrs. Simone.

Click here for additional MobyMax information for math with Mrs. Simone.

 

Link to the Sky Zone Waiver:  https://wallingfordstore.skyzone.com/waiver/

Monday, March 9

 

Math 

- Pages 54-55 in workbook

- MobyMax due Friday at midnight (Fact Fluency does NOT count as part of your 25 minutes)

Algebra

- Page 28-29 in workbook

- MobyMax due Friday at midnight (Fact Fluency does NOT count as part of your 25 minutes)

Science - None

Social Studies:

E Asia Map Skills 2 worksheets due TUES

English:  No MobyMax this week for English 

Read independent novel at home each night.

Per. 1,2,5 only - Session 1 HW  (see handout)

 

 

Math with Ms. Kidder-Blake-

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 10

Math 

- Pages 67-70 ODD PROBLEMS ONLY

- Quiz Thursday on solving one- and two-step equations

- Moby Max due Friday at midnight

Algebra

- Test next week on Unit 5

- Moby Max due Friday at midnight

English: 

No MobyMax this week!

Read independent novel at home each night.

Per. 1,2,5 - Finish  flash draft of essay.

Per. 6,7 -  Session 1 HW  (see handout)

Science -  NONE

Social Studies

Ch 19, sec 1 Vocab definitions due Wed

 

Math with Ms. Kidder-Blake

Rounding Integers to nearest thousands HW#19

Wednesday, March 11

 

Math 

- Finish in-class worksheet on solving one- and two-step equations

- MobyMax due Friday, 2/28 at midnight (Fact Fluency does NOT count as part of your 25 minutes)

Algebra

- Packet #1 must be completed (3 pages - 12 problems). Packet #2 (on circles) does NOT need to be completed

- MobyMax due Friday, 2/28 at midnight (Fact Fluency does NOT count as part of your 25 minutes)

English: No MobyMax this week. 

Literature Letter # 1 due tomorrow.

 

Science - None

Social Studies 

 

Math with Ms. Kidder-Blake

Rounding Integer to nearest thousand  HW#20

 

Thursday, March 12

 
Math 

- Pages 48-49 in workbook (workbook is on Google Classroom)

- MobyMax due Friday midnight (Fact Fluency does NOT count as part of your 25 minutes)

Algebra

- Pages 25-26 in workbook

- MobyMax due Friday at midnight (Fact Fluency does NOT count as part of your 25 minutes)

English 

No MobyMax this week.

Read independent novel.

Science

Lesson 6 Reading One handout

 

Social Studies

 

Math with Ms. Kidder-Blake

None

 

Friday, March 13th

Math 

- Finish page 52

- MobyMax due Friday at midnight (Fact Fluency does NOT count as part of your 25 minutes)

Algebra

- Pages 27

- MobyMax due Friday at midnight (Fact Fluency does NOT count as part of your 25 minutes)

Science

NONE

ENGLISH - Read your independent novel.  Enjoy! Should be on page 50 by Monday.

 

Social Studies

 

 

Math with Ms. Kidder-Blake

 

 

 

Our Team
 

English -- Mrs. Coggins 
203-407-7241
Office Hours - Monday

Mathematics -- Mrs. Simone
203-407-7242
Office Hours - Tuesday

Science -- Mrs. Symonaitis
Team Leader
203-407-7243
Office Hours -  Monday

Social Studies -- Mrs. DelCervo
203-407-7240
Office Hours - Tuesday

Resource
Ms. Kidder-Blake
203-407-7239
Office Hours- Monday

Congratulations to the Team Symo Students of the Month!

 

September 2019                   

Jazmyne J.

Kenier H.

October 2019

Kaliyah T.

Matthew M.

November 2019

Emma W.

Aaron L.

December 2019

Olivia P.

Aryan S.

January 2020

Anthony E.

Alexa L.

February 2020

Prince C.

Marley Z.

March 2020

                

April 2020

 

May 2020

 

June 2020

 

 

Team Symo Policies

LOCKER TIMES
You will be allowed to visit your locker at the following times:
• Before Homeroom 
• After Period 4
• After Period 7

LAVATORY
If you need to use the bathroom, you must obtain permission from a team teacher and sign out on the classroom sign-out sheet. When you are return to class, sign back in on your classroom sign-out sheet.  

Please do not enter the bathrooms during passing times. Please go to your next class and obtain permission from your teacher before going.

The reason for this rule is very simple, teachers must know where students are at all times, in case of emergency.

WATER FOUNTAIN
Students may stop at the water fountain during hallway passing times as needed or may carry a water bottle.  Other beverages are not permitted.  Students will not be sent out of class to visit the water fountain.

OFFICE HOURS
To stay after school with a teacher, students must ask the teacher at least one day in advance so that teachers may plan accordingly.  Students are reminded to notify their parent/guardian in advance as well so that parents/guardians are not worried by an unplanned change in the student's routine. 

LOST AND FOUND
A team lost and found is located in the back of Mrs. Symo's room.  All unclaimed items will be discarded or donated to charity every two weeks.

SIDE HALLWAY/EMERGENCY EXIT HALL

Students are not permitted to use the side hall as a short cut.  It is to be used as an emergency exit only in the case of an evacuation.  Please enter or exit the house using the main hallway.

CELL PHONES

Cell phones should not be seen or heard during the school day.  If a teacher hears/sees or catches a student using it, it will be turned in administration and released back only to a parent/guardian.

BACKPACKS, GUM

These items are not permitted during the school day, as per school policy.

Meet the Teachers of Team Symo!

Mrs. Brenna Symonaitis (Science teacher and Team Leader) - I have been teaching at HMS for 19 years and have served as a Team Leader for 15 of them. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, a Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and a Sixth Year degree in School Administration.  At home, I am very busy with my 7 year old son and 2 year old rescued dog.  For fun and relaxation, I am an avid reader and love to practice yoga and barre.  I look forward to getting to know my students and having a productive school year!

Mrs. Melanie Coggins (English teacher) - I have been teaching at HMS for 15 years. I taught English at HMS for four years and then stayed home for a few years to raise my two wonderful children. During that time, I was an adjunct English instructor at SCSU. I have a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Education.  I am a life long Hamden resident with the exception of the time I spent in Boston at Boston College.  When I am not at HMS, I love spending time with my family, watching my son play baseball and hockey, and watching my daughter play hockey.  I am also a runner and I practice yoga.  I love reading, especially young adult literature.  We also have two awesome rescued black lab mixes that are part of our family.   I love teaching middle school to the kids of Hamden and am looking forward to a great year!

Mrs. Diane Del Cervo (Social Studies teacher) - I have been employed by HPS for twenty-three years, and taught 6th and 7th grade for most of that time. My first career was in the publishing field, but I switched to teaching as my active family grew in size. My four adult children attended Hamden Public Schools, and in addition to that, we are a UConn family (Go Huskies!).   I have both a Masters and a Sixth Year Degree in Education, in addition to participation in many other Social Studies programs.  I also provide a variety of novels throughout the year as part of the Time Travelers Book Club, where I get to pursue two of my interests with students – history and reading!

Mrs. Kim Simone (Math teacher) - I have been teaching math at HMS for 11 years. I received my bachelor’s degree in math education and my master’s degree in Urban Studies, both from Southern Connecticut State University. I am happily married to Mr. John Simone, who is a math teacher in grade 8 at HMS, and the mom of two beautiful little girls. One of my favorite things to do is to travel and experience other cultures. I also love reading, spending time with my family and friends, and of course, teaching math.

Mrs. Melissa Kidder-Blake (Special Education teacher) - I am happily married to a Veteran and a retired science teacher. We have four children; three are currently attending college! I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Special Education,  a Master’s degree in Holistic Thinking, and a 6th year in Education. I am currently participating in the Educational Leadership program at SCSU. I am also a yoga teacher, a certified trainer and CrossFit enthusiast.  When I am not teaching school or yoga you will find me at the gym, or if the weather is good, outside. I enjoy traveling, swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding or reading a book at the beach. This will be my 16th year of teaching but only my 3rd year at HMS. I am excited to make this my best year yet!