• Hi soon to by 8th graders!

    Check out this video for some goodbyes from your teachers.  We can't wait to see you next year!

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  • Congrats 7th graders on a successful year and finishing strong during eLearning. I am proud of all of you for all of the work you did during this time and can't wait to see you in the fall! Join all the 7th grade teachers today at 9:30 in your last 7th grade task before you become 8th graders!!!

    Click here for the google meet link

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  • FIRST 7th grade students make sure you completed the google form for your exploratory selections for your 8th grade year.

    The explanation of classes can be found here

    The google form for your selection can be found here

    Use this week to make up work from past challenges.  All makeup work is due by Wednesday at 11:59pm.

    You also have a last choice challenge for week 7 of exploratory eLearning - challenge yourself for a create your own exploratory design challenge.

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  • For exploratory this week (5.19-5.22) You must choose any of the 3 choices for the week on the challenge board (linked here), make a copy of the document and complete the weekly challenge document.  When you are done, submit the google form linked on the exploratory eLearning page to Mrs. Halper and she will provide feedback and update the gradebook.

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  • Monday is a MAKEUP or EXTENSION Day.  

    Here is the link for 7th grade

    Here is the link for 8th grade

    Scroll down to the exploratory classes (STEM, Performing Arts, Visual Arts) and you can see past assigned work.  If you choose to make up any exploratory missing lessons be sure to share the document with MRS. HALPER for credit in your quint 4 culinary arts class

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  • For exploratory this week (5.12-5.15) You must choose any of the 3 choices for the week on the challenge board (linked here), make a copy of the document and complete the weekly challenge document.  When you are done, submit the google form linked on the page with Mrs. Stavrou as your your CURRENT quint 4 teacher and Mrs. Halper will give feedback and record completion in the gradebook.

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  • Monday May 11th is a MAKEUP or EXTENSION Day.  

    HERE is the link for 7th grade

    HERE is the link for 8th grade

    If you choose to make up any exploratory missing lessons be sure to share the document directly with MRS. HALPER for makeup credit

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  • For exploratory this week (5.5-5.8) You must choose any of the 3 choices for the week on the challenge board (linked here), make a copy of the document and complete the weekly challenge document.  When you are done, submit the google form with Mrs. Stavrou as your your CURRENT quint 4 teacher and Mrs. Halper will give feedback and record completion in the gradebook.

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  • For exploratory this week (4.27-5.1) You must choose any of the 3 choices for the week on the challenge board (linked here), make a copy of the document and complete the weekly challenge document.  When you are done, submit the google form to ME listed as your Quint 4 teacher and I will give feedback and record completion in the gradebook.

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  • For exploratory Week 2 - choose any of the 3 choices for the week on the challenge board (linked here), make a copy of the document and complete the weekly challenge document.  When you are done, submit the google form with your CURRENT quint 4 teacher (me) and I will give feedback and record completion.

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  • Hi Students and Parents!
    Typically, when school is in session, we transition to a new exploratory quint for the last seven weeks of school. As we continue eLearning days we feel it is not the best idea to have you transition to new teachers, new classes, or continue with the content you had been learning about for the previous seven weeks. As an alternative, exploratory teachers will be providing weekly choices and challenges under general STEM, Performing Arts or Visual Arts. Unfortunately, we will be unable to offer Culinary Arts opportunities at this time.

    Students will choose ONE content choice each week to interact with and complete the multi-day challenge found on the District eLearning page. When you complete the challenge, you will submit the Google form which will be checked in by your current Quint 4 teacher.

    **A special note to 8th graders: If you were scheduled for the Quint 5 Health class you are required to work with Health during this time (April 15-30). Those students who were scheduled in Health will join the Health Google Classroom using the code found on the choice board.**

    If you have questions about the specific content challenge that week you can email the teacher directly or share a google doc with questions attached anytime. Please contact: Mrs. Motto at amotto@d105.net for Visual Arts questions, Mrs. Halper at dhalper@d105.net for STEM questions, Mrs. Kay at tkay@d105.net for Performing Arts questions. We will have a posted office hour at the times below but may be available for additional support as needed, Tuesday through Friday.
    Mrs. Motto: 10-11am (amotto@d105.net )
    Mrs. Halper: 12-1pm (dhalper@d105.net)
    Mrs. Noga: 10-11am (mnoga@d105.net)
    Mrs. Kay: 1-2pm (tkay@d105.net)

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Mrs. Dana Halper

Phone: (708) 482 - 2720 ext.1213

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

University of Iowa Bachelor of Science - Science Education 2012 University of St. Francis Master of Education - Biology 2014 National Louis University Education Specialist - Administration and Supervision 2018

Mrs. Dana Halper

 

Math 2 Teacher
STEM/STEAM Teacher
7th/8th Grade

 

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