Seventh Grade – Spartan 7

Teachers:
Adam Lang: Science
Coni Stracner: Social Studies
Scott Venard: Literature and English, (Team Leader)
Jodi Gudewicz: Literature and English
Jill Bolda: Math
We have a wide range of teaching experience and we look forward to assisting your child as she / he meets the challenges of 7th grade. We’ve included some informational items below to help your family become acquainted with team procedures.

Homework
Spartan 7 has created a homework page which will list homework assignments for each of our classes. You can view all upcoming homework assignments at once, or you can select a category to view assignments from a selected class. Please make sure that you are viewing the assignments for the correct class and teacher.

Contact Times
Team teachers are typically available for phone calls between 7:50-8:10 a.m. and between 10:40-11:15 p.m. Feel free to contact us as needed. The school phone number is 899-8170. In addition, each teacher also can be contacted by email using the staff directory.

To facilitate communication, please use the following guidelines.

  • Concerns that impact your child in all core classes should be directed to the Team Leader. Every attempt will be made to respond to your request as soon as possible.
  • Concerns that impact your child in a specific class should be directed to that individual teacher.

Late Work Policy / Absences
Homework policy is full credit the day it is due, half credit if one day late, and no credit if turned in any time after, however we expect the assignment to be completed for the learning of the material.

Missing work due to absences can be acquired by contacting the teacher upon returning to school or contacting a reliable classmate.

Infinite Campus
Your child’s graded work is a good indicator of performance in each class. Please use our Parent Portal to review your child’s grades on a regular basis. Mid-term reports will no longer be mailed to your home, so regular checks of your child’s progress will help to ensure his or her success. If you have concerns, it is a good idea to call or e-mail the individual teacher.

Help Sessions
Teachers will be available every morning, except Wednesdays, from 7:40-8:00 a.m. to give students extra help as needed.

If a specific teacher needs to be seen before or after school, a student should contact that person in advance to make sure the teacher is available on a specific day.

We look forward to having an enjoyable and positive year with your child.


Resources for ELA

Lexile.com provides information on the reading level for books.

Collins Dictionary is a good source for definitions.  It defaults to British English, but it does have an “English for learners” feature that provides simple definitions.

“What Should I Read Next?” recommends books that are similar to a book that students have read and enjoyed.

Purdue Owl provides formatting resources for writing.

EasyBib is a simple tool that helps students create properly formatted bibliographies.