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6TH/7TH TEACHER Jeffrey Gange » 7th Grade Calendar

7th Grade Calendar

Welcome to CSMS!  Hi, my name is Jeff Gange and this is my 25th year in District #75. I have taught both 4th and 5th grades at Mechanic Grove. I've been a teacher at CSMS for seven years. While at CSMS I have taught both 7th grade American History and 6th grade Language Arts.

Please remember, the Language Arts/ Social Studies portion of your child's day has the longest span of class-time. The Language Arts period is 132 minutes everyday.

Please feel free to contact me if you or your child have any questions or concerns. Email is the quickest way to reach me:


Method of Evaluation and Grading System:

Your grade for this class will be put in the grade book as either a “Practice” grade or an “Achievement” grade.

Practice Grades: Achievement Grades:

  1. Daily Participation and Preparation 1. Quizzes/Exams
  2. Classwork 2. Writing Assignments
  3. Homework 3. Projects

For each practice grade, you will receive either a Satisfactory Mark shown as an “S” or an “M” for Missing.  

What is the Difference Between Practice Grades and Achievement Grades?

Work will be scored with an “S” when:

  • the student has completed the entire task or assignment
  • the task or assignment was done with integrity of effort

Work will be scored with an “M” when:

  • the task or assignment is missing or was left incomplete
  • the task or assignment was not done with integrity of effort
  • the task or assignment was done incorrectly

For each achievement grade, the grading scale will be as follows:

A  100% - 90%

B   89% - 80%

C   79% - 70%

D   69% - 60%

  F 59% & Below

**Students can resubmit or correct assessments, see your teacher for additional information**

Daily Schedule: Each period is 44 minutes with a 3 minute passing period. The three 44 minute sections will look like this…


44 minutes- Social Studies

44 minutes- Reading

44 minutes- Writing


If you would like to discuss your child's progress, please do not hesitate to email or call.  
Phone: 847-949-2707 (EXT. 6047)
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