Monthly Archives: November 2013

Grade 6

December 2 to 6, 2013

Monday – Presentations and Arctic Life

Tuesday – Computer Lab

Wednesday – Test on Canada

The Canada Song:

Thursday – US Geographic Regions 

Friday – American Biomes


Grade 7

December 2 to 6, 2013.

Monday – European Map Project Presentations

Tuesday – Test on the countries of Europe. Sign up for presentation dates.

Wednesday – Library

Thursday – Presentations on small countries, Monaco, Malta and The Netherlands

Friday – Science Fair

December 9 to 13, 2013.

Monday – Presentations on small countries, San Marino, Portugal, Ireland, Georgia, and Luxembourg

Tuesday – Presentations on small countries, Albania,  Cyprus, Vatican City, Andorra, Slovakia, and Denmark

Wednesday  – Big country reports

Thursday  – Big country reports

Friday  – Big country reports, Russia

Grade 8 – Ancient Greece

December 2 to 6, 2013, School resumes for two weeks before semester finals and then we have Christmas Break. We will be discussing The First Greek Civilizations this week.

Monday – The First Greek Civilizations, review and quiz. Homework Section 1 Assessment page 113, numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8. Due Wednesday.

Tuesday – The First Greek Civilizations, Section 1, Glencoe World History pages 109 to 113, homework Section 1 Assessment page 113, numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8. Due Wednesday.

Minoans and Mycenaeans

Wednesday – Page 113 Homework Due. Greek City States

Thursday – The Greek City-States

 Friday – QUIZ, Set up for Science Fair

Grade 8 – HOMEWORK!

Review Ancient Greece

A brief introduction:

Greek Geography:

History of Ancient Greece 1500 B.C.:

Glencoe World History pages 106 to 109.

Be ready for an assessment on this at anytime!

(Hint: Be prepared for a quiz Monday!)

Glencoe World History  homework: Section 1 Assessment page 113, numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8. Due Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Research Paper due December 10, 2013. You will be selecting a City in Ancient Greece to write a one to two page paper about the Life In and Uniqueness Of that city. Please email your choice of an ancient city to Mr. Cozart if you have not done so already.

General Announcements

MINI CHRISTAMS BAZAAR – Our school DPTO is organizing an early shopping opportunity for our families on December 5 and 6. The event will last all school day long! Come and support our DPTO and take advantage of the great items that will be on sale at terrific prices!!!!



SONGFEST – The School’s annual Songfest will be held on Friday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to come and have lunch with our students before the performances. There will be a sale of food, baked goods and drinks. 



PREPARATION FOR SONG FEST – In preparation for our song fest, we are asking parents who have spare Christmas decorations which they would like to share with us for the stage presentation taking place on December.13,to please send them to your child’s homeroom teacher next week.We will take good care of them and return them by Monday, December, 16. Anticipated thanks for your unconditional support in all our school activities.



CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE:  Nuestro Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) is an international organization that takes in abandoned and orphaned children, providing a home and education.  Here in Honduras, the NPH organization provides for over 500 children in at large ranch near La Venta and home in Tegucigalpa for severely handicapped children.   While many children at the ranch have aunts, uncles, or grandparents that come to visit them and can provide some Christmas gifts, some children at a ranch have no family to visit.  It is these children, whom we would like to provide for this Christmas.   On the second floor of the secondary building, a NPH Giving Tree will be set up.   Choose a paper tree that has a child’s information about his/her size for shoes or socks.  Purchase the new item and return it to Mrs. Agurcia’s Room (Rm. 7) by Tuesday, December 10th, with the tree tag taped to it.  As well, there are tree tags for basic food items that will be donated to the orphanage.  Cash donations will also be accepted to provide shoes and socks for children whose tags were not selected.  Thank you for giving this Christmas!  If more information about NPH’s work in Honduras, please visit 



FUNDACION ABRIGO – Discovery Schoo, l in solidarity with FUNDACION ABRIGO ( A foundation that provides lodging for families from outside Tegucigalpa who bring patients to Hospital Escuela), is asking our school community’s collaboration in sending us a donation of 1 gallon of disinfectant per family by this Friday, December 6. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated!


GRADE 6 TALK FOR BOYS – Dr.Guillermo Ruano ( psychiatrist) will be giving an informative talk on Friday, December 6 to the sixth grade boys on changes that occur during the puberty stage of development. This will take place from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  We will be sending a permission slip with your child this week for parents to sign if they wish for their son to attend this presentation.



SCIENCE FAIR:  Please remember that Science Fair will be held on Friday, December 6th.  That day, all 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10A students will be involved in the fair during 3rd and 4th periods. First period will proceed as normal and 1/2 of 2nd period will be used to set up the fair on the second floor of the secondary building.  As well, students with top projects will be asked to present their project to a visiting judge that afternoon in the library (meaning the library will not be available for classes that afternoon).  Students from other classes will be invited to visit the fair in the following schedule:  6A, 6B, 10B, 11, and 12 during 3rd period, and elementary classes during 4th period (10:53-11:43).  More details about the schedule will given closer to the fair.