Assignments are posted on the page for each grade. 

6th Grade Site

7th Grade Site

8th Grade Site


Thank you to Marble Genius! I was chosen to be a Marble Genius Ambassador and recieved five Super Marble Runs for use in the classroom. The 6th grade students had a blast creating different marble runs. I encourage you to talk with your student about the Marble Run activities.  Students spent one day exploring the different pieces in the Super Marble Run. They spent another day trying to accomplish three different STEM tasks within the 6 minute time limit. I have attached a student letter which will allow us to possibly earn more Marble Runs and has a 10% coupon to Amazon (the coupon expires on 5/31).


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I am looking forward to another great year. I have been working to make sure that the science is aligned to the new Illinois Science Standards. Things may be done differently in the classroom this year. I believe that all the changes will be for the better. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. My planning period is not until 7th hour, so I may not be able to get back to you until the end of the day. 



Class information and rules

 Junior High Science Safety Contract

 Class supply list: notebook, paper source, folder, composition notebook, writing utensil. I would also recommend glue or tape for working on the ISN. The students may leave the glue or tape in my room. 



NGSS Explained -- Contains some information about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Illinois has adopted the NGSS and all textbooks are aligned to them.