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Welcome Back to the 2017-2018 School Year!                                                                                              

 It is with great excitement the new school year begins at Kiefer.  I am truly looking forward to being a part of your child’s learning process.  Many exciting and challenging activities utilizing critical thinking and problem solving are planned.


If I can be of service to you at any time, feel free to contact me via e-mail ( or by leaving a message at the front office.  I will do my best to return your call or e-mail as soon as possible.  My planning period is 4th hour (11:00-11:50) if you would like to set up a meeting.  Thank you for being actively involved in your child’s success.  Your child will have a wonderful learning experience as we work together.



School Supplies

All Students:

20 pack of yellow pencils (for class use)

2 boxes of tissues

2 packs of wide rule notebook paper

1 package of eraser toppers

1 subject spiral notebooks with pocket dividers in the middle


Sign up for Text Message Reminders

REMIND is a simple way for you to stay informed and up-to-date with what’s happening at school.  By joining REMIND, you are choosing to receive class messages via text message.  Your phone number will not be shared with anyone else in class.  You will not be able to “reply” to these messages.  To sign up, you will will need a cell phone with texting ability.            


      Text this number:  81010

       With this message:  @rongeyms6


Grade Checks

Students and Parents should check grades on a weekly basis using the following website:

E-mail alerts will be sent when students have missing work or when students have done exceptionally well on an assignment. Please make sure your e-mail is up to date in order to receive these e-mails.


Class Policy

"Respect yourself and your future."

 "Respect your fellow students and their right to learn."

"Respect your teacher”

"Respect your school's property and community."


Most social studies assignments will be completed during class time.  However, there will be times when students will have homework.  Any homework assignments will be recorded on the white board, and students will be expected write these assignments down as a reminder.  

  • Make-up work:  Make-up work will be recorded and available for students to pick up upon returning to school. Students will have the same number of days to complete the work as the number of absent days.

  • Late Work: Late work will be accepted for full credit until after one week. 10 points will be taken off everyday its late after that.

  • Projects: We will be doing projects throughout the year.  Many of these projects will be completed in class, however, some projects will include work that is required at home.  No one student should ever be responsible for all of the group work. Each student will be responsible for his/her part of the group work based on his/her job in the group.

  • Grades are recorded as points rather than percentages.  Grades will be updated before Monday morning each week.   

6th Grade Science

  • Methods of Science
  • Unit 1: Understanding Energy
  • Chapter 1: States of Matter
  • Chapter 2: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Chapter 3: Energy and Energy Resources
  • Chapter 4: Thermal Energy
  • Unit 2: Exploring Ecology
  • Chapter 5: Life's Classification and Structure
  • Chapter 6: Human Body Systems
  • Chapter 7: Matter and Energy in the Environment
  • Chapter 8: Populations and Communities
  • Chapter 9: Biomes and Ecosystems
  • Unit 3: Exploring Earth
  • Chapter 10: Our Planet—Earth
  • Chapter 11: Environmental Impacts

All students will be expected to conduct a science fair project at the beginning of the year

7th Grade Social Studies

This section of social studies will focus on the Eastern Hemisphere.

  • Geographic Thinking
  • Maps
  • Physical and Human Geography
  • Europe Geography and History
  • Europe Today
  • Rssia and the Eurasian Republics Geography and HIstory
  • Sub-Saharan africa
  • Southwest Asia and North Africa
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Australia
  • Pacific Realm and Antarctica