Monthly Archives: May 2013

Grade 6 ~ Test on Friday, from Colony to Country

Test on Friday, from Colony to Country, will cover North American colonies, important people and ideas. Review the early colonies and know where the Spanish, British, French, Swedish and Dutch settled. Review the names and locations of the 13 British Colonies in North America. Why are Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson important? What European ideas influenced their thinking? What happened in 1776? Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? There will be questions and a map.


Eastern Mediteranean

Grade 8 ~ Map for Test on Monday, February 4, 2013.

Please study this map.

1 to 10 are bodies of water. Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, Sea of Marmara, Black Sea, Sea of Galilee,  Jordan River, Dead Sea, Red Sea.

11 to 16 are land/islands. Italy, Crimea, Thera or Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Cyprus.

17-18 are mountains. Pindos Mountains and Mount Olympus.

19-20 are geographic regions. Balkans and Anatolia/Asia Minor.

21 to 25 are early Greek cities. Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae, Troy, and Ephesus.

What waterways do you pass through to get from the the Aegean Sea to the Black Sea? (Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara, Bosporus)

Grade 8 ~ Semester Exam Friday

Remember your returned quizzes, tests, and returned assignments are your study sheets, questions may come from assigned reading, class discussions, and projects. Review blog entries and ask any questions you have in class on Tuesday.

Exam Sections

Phoenicians, short answer, 8 points, 4%

Hebrews, short answer, 10 points, 5%

Early Greeks, short answer, 10 points, 5%

Ancient Greece, multiple choice, 10 points, 5%

Ancient Greece, short answer, 15 points, 7.5%

The Roman Republic and Empire, file in the blank, 12 points, 6%

The Roman Republic and Empire, multiple choice, 6 points, 3%

The Roman Republic and Empire, critical thinking, 5 points, 2.5%

The Roman Republic and Empire, R or E, 6 points, 3%

The Roman Republic and Empire, map skills, 7 points, 3.5%

The Roman Republic and Empire, critical thinking, 5 points, 2.5%

Byzantine Empire, essay, 20 points, 10%

Life in the Middle Ages, essay, 20 points, 10%

Crusades, short essay, 15 points, 7.5%

Renaissance, 5 points, 2.5%

Geography section, Ancient Near East, 15 points, 7.5%

Geography section, Ancient Greece, 13 points, 6.5%

Geography section, Ancient Europe, 18 points, 9%

200 points, 1 point is half a percent.

General School Announcements


  • CUENTA CUENTOS – The Spanish Department worked on a Fluency and Reading Project during this school year. To conclude it, they will present a “Story Teller Show” on Friday, May 31st at 8:50 in our school gym. The cost of the activity is L. 50.00 per students, which have to be brought to Ms. Marisela or Ms. Norma, no later than Wednesday May 29th. Parents are invited to attend at no additional cost!
  • CHOIR PARENTS’ MEETING – There will be a meeting for the new and returning choir member parents on Tuesday, May 28 at 2:15 p.m. in the school Library. This meeting is to present the New York City (Carneige Hall) project.
  • ELEMENTARY PARENT LUNCHEON – Once again, our school cafeteria is hosting a luncheon for parents and students this Friday, May 31. Preorder forms were sent out last week, but are also available on the cafeteria blog, and are due on Wednesday, May 29. This is a great opportunity for parents to come in and share with their child(ren), support our cafeteria or simply bring your own meal to enjoy with your child(ren). We hope you will be able to join us!
  • DPTO GARAGE SALE – The DPTO will be hosting an Open Garage Sale this  Saturday, June 1. The price per table is L.500.00, and there are still a few spaces available! Please contact the DPTO officers for further information or email .
  • DISCOVERY ZONE 4 – Our Summer Camp is back, beginning June 10. If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren) please stop by the office to pick up the registration form or access the form on our website (  Great discounts are available!