Science – Week of May 15th

**REMINDER:  All Parent IAN Reviews are due at the beginning of class on MONDAY/TUESDAY.  All EOY Reviews are due at the beginning of the class where you take your Final.

Monday:  Finals for periods #1 and #3.  During all of the afternoon classes this week, students will be working on a performance-based task where they will be creating a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) to float a can in water.

Tuesday:  Finals for periods #2 and #4

Wednesday:  Finals for periods #7 and #5

Thursday:  Finals for periods #8 and #6

Friday:  Charger Day – we will complete our PSAs on Personal Floatation Devices.

Yellowstone Trip Reminder

Every 7th grader received a packet of information last Friday in their History class about the upcoming Yellowstone trip in September.  As of today, we have filled half of our 44 spots available.  If you are interested in this amazing trip, please send the reservation form and deposit in as quickly as possible.

Washington, DC/Philadelphia Trip

Dear Parents and Students,

We have a few spots left for our EF Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia trip! This is a 6 day tour in June 2018 to Washington, D.C. & Philly! 24 people already enrolled. That means there are 11 guaranteed spots remaining. Remember the enrollment deadline is May 14th. ** We would really love to see all of these interested kids signed up by then, so please don’t forget!!! Check out our Tour Website: to find out which amazing cities, fun activities and cultural events we’ll be experiencing on tour. You can also review all that’s included in the program price, watch videos of the cities you will be visiting, and enroll online.  Our enrollment window closes on Sunday, May 14 at 10:59 PM. To enroll online, use the Tour Website link above or call Customer Service at 1-800-333-9756 (open Monday – Friday, 9 – 5 PM). Please e-mail Ms. Coffman Fujiwara ( if you have any general questions regarding this trip. If you have personal account questions please call Traveler Support at 888.333.9756.

Great Science Opportunity at RICE

So excited to share this opportunity with our Chargers!


The application process for the 2017 Rice Drone Camp for current 7th and 8th grade students is NOW OPEN!

During this year’s camp, students will explore the engineering and science of drone technologies while also examining the social and cultural implications of technological advances more generally. Due to the generous contributions of the program’s industry partners (BP, Microsoft, and Trumbull Unmanned) the program is 100% FREE to all attendees.

The core curriculum of the camp, designed to provide a rigorous, project-based learning experience aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), will include hands-on drone operation lessons and demonstrations from Rice University faculty and professional engineers. During “free fly time,” students will gain hands‐on practice piloting small drones, which they will take home at the end of the camp.

Camp Details Grade Levels: Current 7th and 8th grade students Location of Camp: Rice University Camp Dates: June 12-16 Time: 9AM- 4PM Cost: Free

The selection process is expected to be competitive this year. Students/parents may apply now at –

For an overview of the program, go to

Questions? Please contact Cesare Wright at (713) 348-2623 or via email at

Science – Week of May 8th

Monday:  STAAR and 5th/1st periods:  We will begin the EOY (End-of Year) Review.  This is the final for Science which will be given next week.

Tuesday:  STAAR and 6th/2nd periods:  We will begin the EOY (End-of Year) Review.  This is the final for Science which will be given next week.

Wednesday:  Cluster rotations in the morning, see the Team Time rosters.  Students will continue working on their EOY Review for Science.  In the afternoon, 7th/3rd periods meet.

Thursday:  Students will complete a Reading Response passage at 8:15am.  7th grade will then see, “Screenagers” from 9:00-10:30.  All 7th graders will take the IPC Placement test from 10:30am-12:30pm.  Qualifications for Integrated Physics and Chemistry in 8th grade is based on the placement test, classroom grades, teacher recommendation, and enrollment in Algebra OR Geometry in 8th grade.  In the afternoon, 8th/4th periods meet.

Friday:  Charger Day!  We will take our last IAN Review Quiz and begin our performance task to be completed next week.

Students will be bringing home an IAN Review form similar to the one you completed in December.  PLEASE do NOT let your student throw their IAN away in 3 weeks!  There is A LOT of valuable information that can serve them well in 9th grade.  IAN Reviews are due next Monday/Tuesday.