Athlos Leadership Academy

7th Grade Life Science, Arens- 114


DL Schedule With Links

Here is the DL schedule. There are not any new changes, but with many students at home needing to Zoom in, I wanted to make it easy to access the schedule.
Ms. Arens Homeroom DL
7:55 - 8:10 Homeroom - Ms. Arens
8:15 - 9:15 ELA - Mr. Thompson
9:20 - 10:00 FITNESS
10:05 - 11:05 Math - Mr. Dagger
11:10 - 12:30 LUNCH and BREAK
12:10 - 12:30 7th/8th Grade Q&A
12:35 - 1:35 Science - Ms. Arens
1:40 - 2:40 Social Studies - Mrs. Stolarz

Welcome Back! 1/3/22

This week we will be finishing up our Cell Systems topic and discussing how photosynthesis and cellular respiration cycle different molecules in order for organisms to survive. 
We will wrap up the topic with a short summative assessment on cellular respiration.

Distance Learning Schedule Update 12/16 - 12/17

Today (12/16) we will have a shortened 3rd block and NO 4th block for any classes due to a school dance.
Tomorrow (12/17) classes will end around 1:30 pm. We will be switching our schedule so that students will attend 4th block during the 2nd block time period to make up for the missed classes. You will not see your 2nd block class tomorrow.

Last Week Before Break Update

This week will be a busy week!
Due to the early release on Friday, students will be completing their Summative Quiz for Lessons 1-4 on MONDAY.
We will move into discussing photosynthesis throughout the week and finish our lesson with a short Summative Worksheet on Lesson 5.
Also a reminder that there is a 7th-8th grade dance during the school day on Thursday, and holiday festivities during the day on Friday.
Please let me know if you have any questions as we approach winter break. I am happy to help!

Summative Quiz on Friday! (12/10)

This week we will be completing Lessons 1-4 of our Cell Systems Topic 2. On Friday (12/10), we will have an open-notes summative quiz.
Students should study at home/ sort out their notes and assignments so that they feel prepared for the quiz. We will also review together in class on Thursday (12/9) with a study guide.
Next week we will finish the Cell Systems Topic 2, Lessons 5-6, and complete a small summative in-class assignment.

NO Livestream for Science today (11/30)

There will not be a livestream for science today. Please go to Schoology and follow instructions in the Week 13 Slides for today.

Week 13 Update (11/29 - 12/3)

This week we will be wrapping up Trimester 1. So students should focus on getting any missing assignments turned in ASAP. There will not be any new science assignments going into the Trimester 1 Gradebook. All work completed this week will go into the Trimester 2 Gradebook.
Science Test Retakes for the Living Things in the Biosphere Test will be available until Wednesday (12/1). Students should contact Ms. Arens about this option if they are interested in improving their score, or if they scored below 60% on the test.
In science class this week, we will be focusing on The Cell System: Cell Structures, Obtaining and Removing Materials, and Cell Division.

Update to Distance Learning Q&A Sessions

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday 16th, Mr. Gellerman will be taking over all Q&A Zooms in Mrs. DM's absence.

Here is the link & time change:

6th/7th Q & A from 12:10-12:30pm


The Passcode remains the same.

Week 11 11/15 - 11/19 Update

This week we will be finishing up our topic on Living Things in the Biosphere. Midweek, students will begin their 2-part summative assessments with the creation of a mini-pocket field guide, and will be followed by an open-notebook summative test. 

DL Time Change for Blocks 3 & 4

Ms. Arens Homeroom DL
7:55 - 8:10 Homeroom - Ms. Arens
8:15 - 9:15 ELA - Mr. Thompson
9:20 - 10:00 FITNESS
10:05 - 11:05 Math - Mr. Dagger
11:10 - 12:30 LUNCH and BREAK
12:35 - 1:35 Science - Ms. Arens
1:40 - 2:40 Social Studies - Mrs. Stolarz
2:45 - 3:00 7th/8th Grade Q&A

Athlos Families,

The United States Department of Agriculture is allowing schools to provide meals for the 2021-2022 school year through a provision of the National School Lunch Program called the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). A waiver has been issued in order to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to COVID-19. Our school has chosen to use this waiver and operate the SSO which enables us to provide meals free of charge for all students. No application is required to receive this free meal benefit.

However, your child(ren) may qualify for additional benefits such as reduced fees or the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) which is a federal temporary emergency nutrition benefit that is loaded onto electronic cards for families to purchase food. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts. 


How to Submit a Meal Application:

#1 - Recommended: Complete the application through your Parent Portal Account by clicking here.

     * Visit the School Meals page on the website or click here for instructions on completing the application via the Parent Portal.

     * Have an account and need login support? Click on the support links on the login screen.

     * Still need assistance? Email and someone will be happy to assist you.

     * Families that are new to Athlos Leadership Academy; instructions and account activation codes will be emailed in the coming weeks.


#2 - Download and print the application PDF by clicking here.


#3 - Pick up a copy from the school office or black drop box located at the front of the school building.

Fall Conferences 10/20/21

Conferences are Wednesday, 10/20. 

Please use this link to join your virtual Zoom conference at your designated time:

The waiting room feature will be set up so that I will admit you into the meeting when it is your allotted time. We have 20 minutes available for each conference. I look forward to talking with you tomorrow!

If you have any questions or something comes up, please email me, as I will not have access to my school phone tomorrow. I will do my best to respond to emails when I have available time, but I do have many back-to-back conferences scheduled so I appreciated your patience.

See you soon! 😊