Summer Reading

Attention 6th graders: Here is the 2013 summer reading for next year’s 7th-graders.

7th Grade Summer Reading List Assignments 2013

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Late Work and Finals

Late Work

All late is due May 17. Any work assigned between May 20 and May 30 is due no later than Thursday, May 30, by 3 p.m. in room 418. No late work will be accepted beyond those dates. Late Study Island assignments will be checked one final time on May 17 at 2:30 p.m.


Finals count as an exam grade on the fourth quarter. Sixth-graders will receive a My Access essay that will count as one exam grade as well as a triple-weighted multiple choice test. The My Access essay will be due by Thursday, May 30. The multiple choice test will be taken during final exams between May 31 and June 5. Journalism students will have a comprehensive final exam that will be multiple choice.

Journalism Exam Review – MSJ Final Exam Review 2013

6th grade Language Arts and Advanced Language Arts – 6th LA Final Exam Review

Exam reviews will be given out during class. For 5th and 7th periods, the reviews will count as homework credit and are due May 30.



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Lost and Found

Over the course of the year, I have accumulated many items and have placed them in a Lost and Found basket in my room. Please pick up your lost items by May 3. Unclaimed items such as jackets and lunch boxes will be sent to Mr. Hunsinger to donate.

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All late work is due March 15 by 2:30 p.m. No late work will be accepted the following week, as grades are due. All missing work will be graded by the end of the third quarter.

Study Island assignments from this quarter were due March 8 and will NOT be accepted any longer.

Past due My Access assignments were opened up again and are available until March 15.

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Schoolwide Essay Writing

Attention 6th-graders: You will be participating in a schoolwide essay writing period, as the 8th and 10th grade students will be taking the Florida Writes. All 6th-graders will be writing on the prompt below. Bring at least one article with you to homeroom on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Make sure you have highlighted the information that you want to use in your essay. When completed, you will be typing the essay into My Access by March 1 for a quiz grade. You will give Ms. Ridal your original essay as well in order to receive full credit.

        Martin Luther King is prominently viewed as one of the foremost American leaders and one of the most well-known African Americans.  While King is popularly renowned, there are many other African Americans who have made major contributions in the worlds of science, politics, and the arts.

            In a detailed essay, describe an African American that you have researched who has helped America move forward in art, science, or politics. 


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FCAT Saturday Tutoring


Many of you have inquired about tutoring for your child. Below you will find the information for Somerset’s FCAT Saturday Camp program, which is scheduled to begin Feb. 16. I encourage you to consider signing up your child to ensure his/her success in this year’s FCAT Assessment.

This program is mandatory for all students who scored a Level 1 or 2 on the 2012 FCAT exam. Keep in mind that students will be grouped accordingly, based on their areas of weakness. Therefore, all students are strongly encouraged to participate. The program is $75 for 6th- and 7th-graders. The program is $100 for 8th-graders, but they have a special added writing workshop.

FCAT Saturday Tutoring Application



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Late Work and No Name Assignments

The late work deadline is past due. Late work for second quarter will no longer be accepted. If you have a test or quiz to make up, you may make it up before Jan. 11.

Journalism: Fall Prowler articles (test grade) will no longer be accepted for credit this quarter.

Advanced Language Arts: The Embedded Assessment final draft (test grade) will be accepted until Jan. 11 for a maximum grade of a 60.

I have about 25 assignments without names on them. Students, all late work has been graded, so if you are missing work you think you turned in, please check the no name folder. Parents, please ask your students to check this work before explaining to me that they turned in their assignments. Because of this growing problem with no name papers, starting next quarter, I will be deducting 20 points per assignment for each no name paper.

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There will be mini-conferences today at Somerset. I will be in room 418 from 3 to 6 p.m. if you would like to have a conference with me.


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All late work is due Thursday, Oct. 18, by 3:30 p.m. in room 418.

Journalism students must add all late and current work to the assigned folders on Google Drive by 5 p.m.

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For 6th grade Language Arts and Advanced Language Arts, you need to make sure to bring to class the novel Holes by Louis Sachar by Oct. 4/5.

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