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Ms. Y. Hernandez

7th Grade Social Studies Syllabus 



Welcome to the 2019-2020  school year. I am delighted in having your child in my Social Studies class this year and hope to provide a positive learning experience.   As a lifelong learner, I know that learning extends from my classroom to your home. If at any time you have questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me or schedule a conference.  I wish you and your child a wonderful school year! Go COUGARS! 

Purpose/Course Description

  1. To meet and master the criteria for 7th Grade Level Social Studies as outlined in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the state of Texas.

  2. To master the skills that will help the student exceed the expectations of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness

  3. To build character qualities such as integrity, respect and safety as required by Salvador Garcia Middle School. 

  4. To improve reading fluency, comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, inference and drawing conclusions, giving the student greater opportunities to achieve their goal.

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) 

Salvador Garcia Middle School expects students to be life-long learners and readers. To facilitate this expectation, students will be reading a class novel for 10 minutes during reading and 24 minutes during 2nd period. 

Classroom Expectations

All SGMS students are expected to practice “Integrity, Respect, and Safety.” In addition, students need to:

  1. Always be prepared for class

  2. Be good listeners

  3. Encourage and support classmates

  4. Treat others the way they want to be treated


Students are expected to be in on time and in class during school days and hours. If student cannot attend school, please contact the SGMS front office at your earliest convenience.  Our goal is for your child to be well prepared with skills needed for high school and to excel in all exams administered in at SGMS and by the State of Texas. 


Students who consistently exemplify good behavior and demonstrate progress will be rewarded. Rewards can be in the form of spoken praise, a positive phone call home, fun activities and/or privileges.  Failure to behave correctly will result in the opposite of such rewards: phone call/email to parent, detention, office referrals, parent teacher conferences, etc.