Important Dates At-A-Glance

Check this list often for changes throughout the year! 

August 16th-
Meet the Teacher Day
10:00-12:00

August 19th-
 1st day of school

August 19th-23rd-
SOCIAL STUDIES- FIVE THEMES


August 26th- 
Start class novel The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

August 26th-30th-
SOCIAL STUDIES- EARLY HOMINIDS


August 30th- 
ELA Homework Packet #1 due

September 2nd-
 No school (Labor Day)

September 6th- 
Show and Tell

September 9th-October 2nd-
SOCIAL STUDIES- CAVE ART, SUMER, MESOPOTAMIA


September 12th-
Field trip to Blue Ridge Assembly (more info to come!)

 September 13th- 
ELA Homework Packet #2 due
Vocabulary quiz


September 17th-
Early release day
Club Day

September 19th-
National Junior Honor Society
information meeting
Koontz cafeteria 6:00 PM

September 20th- 
Vocabulary quiz

September 27th- 
ELA Homework Packet #3 due
Vocabulary quiz

September 30th-
Substitute Day (Mrs. Parker will be out of town)

October 3rd-November 1st
ANCIENT EGYPT


October 4th-
Vocabulary quiz

October 11th- 
ELA Homework Packet #4 due
Journals due
Vocabulary quiz
Author guest speaker (more info to come)

October 15th-
Fall Band/Strings Concert
7:00 PM

October 17th-
Early release day
Club Day
National Junior Honor Society information meeting 
Room 622 6:00PM
(for anyone who missed the September meeting)

October 18th- 
Vocabulary quiz

October 23rd-
Report cards go home

October 24th-
Student Led Conferences (more info to come)

October 25th- 
ELA Homework Packet #5 due
Vocabulary quiz

October 28th-
No school (teacher workday)

October 29th-
Start class novel Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

October 31st- 
PROBE/Digital Portfolio presentations

November 4th-26th-
SOCIAL STUDIES- ANCIENT INDIA


November 8th-
1st quarter award ceremony
10:30
ELA Homework Packet #6 due
Vocabulary quiz

November 11th-
No school (Veterans Day)

November 18th-22nd-
Book Fair

November 21st-
Heritage Night

November 22nd- 
ELA Homework Packet #7 due
Vocabulary quiz

November 26th-
Club Day

November 27th-29th-
No school (Thanksgiving Break)

December 2nd-20th
SOCIAL STUDIES- ANCIENT CHINA


December 6th- 
Vocabulary quiz

December 13th- 
ELA Homework Packet #8 due
Vocabulary quiz

December 20th-
Club Day
Winter Band/Strings concert
Journals due
Vocabulary quiz

December 23rd-January 3rd-
No school (Winter Break)
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(New homework packets begin in January- more info to come)

January 6th-31st-
SOCIAL STUDIES- ANCIENT GREECE


January 6th-
Start class novel Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

 January 10th- 
Show and Tell
Report cards go home

January 17th- 
Early release day
Club Day
2nd quarter award ceremony
10:30

January 20th-
No school (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

February 3rd-28th
SOCIAL STUDIES- ANCIENT ROME


February 7th-
No school (teacher workday)

February 14th-
Valentine's Day party (more info to come)
Find our your Love Language here!

February 19th- 
Early release day
Club Day

February 28th-
PROBE/Digital Portfolio presentations

March 2nd-April 24th
SOCIAL STUDIES- MIDDLE AGES AND ISLAM


March 6th-
Journals due

March 13th- 
Early release day
Club Day

March 16th-
No school (teacher workday)

March 20th-
Report cards go home

April 2nd- 
Student Led Conferences (more info to come)

April 6th-10th-
No school (Spring Break)

April 27th-May 15th-
SOCIAL STUDIES- ANCIENT MAYANS


April 30th- 
Early release day
Club Day

May 7th- 
Spring Band and Strings Concert
7:00 PM

May 8th-
Journals due (final turn in)

May 14th-
NJHS Induction Ceremony
7:00 PM

May 25th-
No school (Memorial Day)

May 28th- 
PROBE/Digital Portfolio presentations

May 29th- 
Show and Tell
Last day of school
Early release day (this date likely to change due to missed school for bad weather)


PROBEs (16 due May 1st)
- Finish Frightful's Mountain novel
Vocabulary Booster notebook (110 words due May 8th)
- 4 pieces of writing on digital portfolio (memoir, informational essay, argument essay, imaginative narrative- they will get a final grade for these as one combined grade)
- poem created from argument essay topic
- weekly EOG vocabulary quizzes (about 3 more)
- falcon fact poster (started in class, most are finished)
- bird display (Ameigh homeroom only)
- Frightful's Mountain quizzes
- Frightful's Mountain end-of-book test
- Peer editing (in class)
- Summit Time online reading responses
- 2 agenda checks
PROBEs (16 due May 1st)
- Finish Frightful's Mountain novel
Vocabulary Booster notebook (110 words due May 8th)
- 4 pieces of writing on digital portfolio (memoir, informational essay, argument essay, imaginative narrative- they will get a final grade for these as one combined grade)
- poem created from argument essay topic
- weekly EOG vocabulary quizzes (about 3 more)
- falcon fact poster (started in class, most are finished)
- bird display (Ameigh homeroom only)
- Frightful's Mountain quizzes
- Frightful's Mountain end-of-book test
- Peer editing (in class)
- Summit Time online reading responses
- 2 agenda checks