Seventh Grade and English — Mrs. Yurk

Week of September 20th

Family Scripture: "You shall have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3) and "Jesus replied, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself'" (Matthew 22:37-38).


General Announcements

  • Students may consider keeping extra plastic ware in their lockers. :)


  • Sept. 23 - 7th grade leads chapel
  • Sept. 25 - Progress Reports
  • Oct. 1 - Fall Sports Pictures
  • Oct. 8/9 Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Nov. 14-  Auction


Updates from the Classes 

Christian Character Formation Project:  The Bible study and lessons throughout the week will cause us to think about this question: How does following God's commands help you to honor God and others?

VirtueJUSTICE: God's power for you to do the right thing

Family Verse: "Jesus replied, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself'" (Matthew 22:37-38) 


We're continuing with The False Prince and should finish the novel within the next two - three weeks.  At that time, we'll begin a Personal Choice unit:  students will choose their own novel to read for the following three weeks.  More information will be coming about the genre choices and the purpose of the reading. 


Our next focus is Elaboration -- developing our writing not only with sensory details as we have been, but also with ideas, facts and examples, and personal experiences.  This writing technique will benefit the students in all their classes!!

We'll also use a portion of our time to show how writing reaches into other curricular areas, beginning first with the religion journal responses.  Together we'll learn how to read the prompt and organize our thoughts.  The writing of the journal will still be done as homework.



Unit 1 Set A due Tuesday, 9/22


We did it!

We made it through our first five day week of the new school year! It has been great to see students getting back into the routine of school, study, sports, and family. We have added some new routines in there as well! As we have begun to dive into God's Word in Religion Class we are beginning to look at how God speaks to us though and uses His Word to grow our faith.

This week we will take a look at the Small Catechism what it is and why we study it, as well as learning more about how to read God's Word.

Memory Quiz #2 - DUE September 24th (YURK) or 25th (KELL)

27 books of the New Testament in order 

Journal #2 - DUE October 1st (YURK) or 2nd (KELL)

We'll hear a lot about the Law and the Gospel in Religion class. Explain what the Law is and what it shows us. Explain what the Gospel is and what it shows us.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!


Mrs. Butz  


Updated Sermon Note form


Social Studies:

We will continue on our quest to learn about Ancient Greece.  I do not believe we will get to our test this week.


Math Minute from Mrs. Schumann

This week in 7th grade math we will be solving various types of word problems about combining and separating, comparing and elapsed time, and equal groups.  We will also be introduced to simple probability and review equivalent fractions as well as how to reduce fractions.



This week in 7th grade, we are looking at photosynthesis and cellular respiration.    The Cell Project will be due 09/30/20 and the Leaf Project will be due 11/06/20.  Information can be found on google classroom.  If you have any questions about either project, please let me know.  No major tests or assignments due this week!



More information will be coming :)



Fischer Music started presenting on their favorite artist, genre, and decade.  They have done a really nice job so far.



Frisbee Golf had great weather.  We will continue with individual and group rounds.

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch.  I'd love to meet with you.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Yurk