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Mrs. PButler

7th Grade Team

Greetings Wildcats!  I am extremely excited to begin another year with my SMA family.  Although I have been teaching young minds for the past seventeen years, my teaching philosophy became instilled in me at a very young age as my parents were educators in the Polk County Public Schools for over forty years.  I value the difference teachers make in the lives of the children they teach;  understand what dedicated teachers in a good school offer children; and appreciate the value of a good education.  With the support of my amazing husband, fabulous sons, and phenomenal SMA team, I look forward to an AMAZING year in seventh grade!


Member of the SMA National Junior Honor Society?  Check here weekly to keep up with the NJHS news, what you can do, and how can you see. 

First, let's gather a little information about you.  Click here and thoughtfully complete all question.

Meetings and NJHS Dates:

9/25 - mandatory meeting; officer elections

10/7 - mandatory practice for induction ceremony

10/8 - Induction Ceremony

News to Know 

For our weekly agenda of classwork and homework, please go to the Social Studies homepage in Canvas [and check due dates on calendar].  If you are absent, please adhere to the due dates and make every attempt to complete work on time so you do not fall behind.  Completing classwork, completing homework, meeting project deadlines, and studying for assessments are vital to your success.  

Note the following dates on your calendar:

8/8 - Students first day of school

9/2 - McKeel closed [Memorial Day]

9/9 - Parent Night at 5:30

9/16 - McKeel closed [Teacher Work Day]

10/11 - End of First Nine Weeks

10/14 - McKeel closed [Early Fall Break]

11/25-29 - McKeel closed [Thanksgiving/Fall Break]

12/20-1/3 - McKeel closed [Winter Break]

1/20 - McKeel closed [Martin Luther King Jr. Day]

2/17 - McKeel closed [Presidents' Day]

3/23-3/27 - McKeel closed [Spring Break]

4/1-4/14 - FSA Writing Testing Window [please plan NO vacations during this time]

4/10 - McKeel closed [Good Friday]

5/1-5/22- FSA Testing Window [please plan NO vacations during this time]

5/22 - Last day of School [EARLY DISMISSAL]

Social Studies  

This year our main focus will be on the United States government - its origin, its structure, and the responsibilities of citizens. At the end of the year, students will take a state assessment covering each Florida Standard.  I encourage each student to focus during instruction, engage in class conversation, participate in class activities and projects, and study at home.  May this year be our best year yet!  

Click the link below to learn more about the Florida Sunshine Standards for 7th grade social studies.                                                                                           Florida State Standards, Social Studies grade 7.pdf

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