Ms. Danya Claes » Welcome to 7/8 Social Studies!

Welcome to 7/8 Social Studies!

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Welcome to my classroom page! Here you will find information about the class and what I teach. Along with being the 7/8 Social Studies teacher, I am also the head of Student Council. Announcements about upcoming events will be shared here. The Middle School team is striving to make this a great year for the students! Please feel free to contact me any time at dclaes@lhstg.com.  
 
Attached is my syllabus for the class. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! 
 

Recent Posts

Senior Shadow

Hello all, 
I have a senior high school student shadowing my classes for the next few days. Here is his introduction letter: 
 

My name is Abdulrazaq Elhag and I am a senior at Toledo Islamic Academy. At TIA, graduating seniors are required to complete a senior project on a career they are interested in. I chose to spend my year learning about careers in teaching. 

Ms. Claes kindly agreed to allow me to shadow her classes during the week of Dec. 2- 6. Iā€™m very excited for the opportunity to get to learn about what it is like to be an educator at L. Hollingworth over the course of this week, and hope that I can also lend a helping hand during my time here!

I want to make myself available to anyone who has any questions or concerns about my project or anything to do with my time at L. Hollingworth. Please feel free to reach out to me at abdulrazaqelhag@gmail.com anytime. 

This is the spirit month schedule! Please be sure you check this calendar to see what events we have planned for each day. It should be a great month before break!
There is a great opportunity for families here in our local area! This weekend, Jones Leadership Academy is hosting Susie's Coats. This is an opportunity to get a free winter coat for your kiddo! Please note that the person has to be present to receive a coat. 
Attention 8th grade parents: 
This permission slip went home with the 8th graders on Monday. It is for a field trip to Toledo Early College next Friday. This field trip is for their CCR class. It is very important that this permission slip is signed and turned back in to me or Ms. Gerwin. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your time. 
These kiddos have been doing some fantastic work in Social Studies! The 8th grade achievement board from this month is up and showing work of 14 8th graders. I am so proud of the work they put in on this assignment. 
These kiddos have been doing some fantastic work in Social Studies! The wall next to my room is papered with the work of the 7th graders. They all drew their own Ancient Greek city-state. It looks so cool to see all their work up! 

Bowling Field Trip

The students did an awesome job on the field trip this past Wednesday (10-23-19)! We are so proud of you guys. Please keep up the awesome work. We have been so impressed with your behavior this quarter! 

Christopher Scott Book Study CCR/ Social Studies

Dear Parents/Guardians of 7th and 8th-grade Students,
 
We will be doing a book study of the "7 Secrets of Surviving College" by Christopher Scott.   In this book, there is mild language.  If you would like to review the book or have your student opt out of reading this book, please contact any of your student's teachers.  Otherwise, we will assume that you have no objection to your student reading this material in class.  Additionally, there will be a presentation by Christopher Scott on November 21, 2019, from 8:15 am-9:45 am. We believe this will be a great presentation for students to attend!
 
Sincerely,
Rachel Gerwin
 

Student Council Fundraiser

Please check out my Student Council page for updates about an upcoming community fundraiser!

Middle School Schedule

 

Time 

7A

7B 

8A

8B

Homeroom

8:00-8:15 am

Diehl

(ELA)

Williams

(Math)

Claes

(S.S.)

Palik

(Science)

Specials 

8:15-8:55 am 

Specials

Specials

Specials

Specials

First Class

8:55-10:15 am

Diehl

Williams

Claes

Palik

Second Class

10:15-11:30 am

Williams

Diehl

Palik

Claes

Third Class

11:35-12:05 pm

(first half) 

Claes

Palik

Diehl

Williams

Lunch 

12:10-12:45 pm

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Third Class 

12:45-1:30 pm

(second half)

Claes

Palik

Diehl

Williams

Fourth Class

1:30-2:50 pm

Palik

Claes

Williams

Diehl

Dismissal

2:50-3:00 pm 

Diehl

Williams

Claes

Palik


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Welcome back!

 Hello my name is Ms. Danya Claes and I am the 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher. I am very excited to begin this year with your students! We have a lot of interesting history to learn this school year. Please let me know if you have any questions. Let's make this a great year!