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About the Teacher

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Please subscribe to this page for announcements and updates!
My name is Tabitha Rue, and I teach 7th grade Math and 6th grade Social Studies. This is my first year at Oliver Springs Middle School. I am excited to be part of such a wonderful community!

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Equations and Expressions Test

We will be having this test on Tuesday after our break! Please remind the students to study over the weekend to be prepared for this test!
REMINDER: no school Friday 2/16 and Monday 2/19


7th Grade -- This week we are going to continue working on expressions and equations in Math. We will have a quiz sometime early next week, if all goes accordingly. 
6th Grade -- We are finishing up Ancient Israel. The students have really seemed to enjoy this unit! We will test next Tuesday, if all goes accordingly the rest of this week! Quiz your child - ask them what we have learned!
As always, if you need anything from me or would like to chat about anything concerning your child, please feel free to call me here at the school or email me. 865-435-0011
I hope y'all have a great rest of the week!


I hope you all enjoyed the snow! I am so glad to be back at school and see all the smiling faces again! 
In math, we are going to finish up our big review project we have been working on. That project is due Tuesday! It has mostly been done in the classroom! If you don't know what I'm talking about, ask your kids about it!
In social studies, we are finally going to finish up on Ancient China. I have the test tentatively scheduled for next Wednesday. I will give a study guide the day before! Ask your kids about China, they should have a lot to share!
As always, feel free to contact me for anything you need or may be concerned about!

Welcome Back!

I am so excited to get going again after a wonderful Thanksgiving break! We will push hard to finish up this semester strong!
In math, we are still working on proportional relationships and rates, but we will move our focus toward percentage (sales tax, discounts, tips, etc)!
In social studies, we will move on to Ancient China!
I hope you all enjoyed the break!

7th Grade Field Trip

Permission slips are coming home today for our fall field trip! We are going next week to Ijams Nature Center and Pizza Inn. Please, please, please make sure to get these permission slips and payment back into us BY TUESDAY!!


Tomorrow is picture retake day!
Yearbook envelopes are coming home with students today! Preorder price is $45! 
(7th Grade ONLY) Math Quiz tomorrow over unit rates!

Welcome Back!

I hope you all enjoyed your fall break as much as I did, but I am so excited to get back to school! Keep pushing the fundraiser that we have going now selling RADA Cutlery! We have great prizes in store for top-sellers! We are also doing a macaroni drive to feed families for the upcoming holidays! Please send in boxes of macaroni. The homeroom with the most macaroni will win a prize! We are also in competition with Dyllis Springs and OSHS!
Parents, it's almost report card time - be on the look out!
6th grade - We will continue on and finish up with Ancient Egypt.
7th grade - We are starting a new unit this week, Ratios and Proportional Relationships.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or call the school! Happy Fall!!

Be on the lookout....

Hello, Fall Break!!
I hope you all get to enjoy a great week with your kids! I just wanted to give you a little heads up before the break actually starts. We will be sending home some important information today, including our fundraiser information. This year we are doing RADA CUTLERY as a fundraiser. This stuff is amazing! The homeroom that sells the most and the top sellers will all be rewarded for their efforts! Please encourage your kids and help them to sell as much as possible. This will really benefit OSMS in a great way!
Again, enjoy the break! Have a safe and blessed fall break!

Wrapping up...

We are coming up on our last week before Fall Break. I know the kids are excited for the break! However, I need your help parents... Please encourage your kids to try and stay focused through this week so that we can finish up our first Math unit and take our exam. I have scheduled our Unit 1 Math Exam for Friday. We will finish up fractions and word problems on Monday and Tuesday, then we will review in class Wednesday and Thursday. Everything they need to study for this exam is in the Interactive Math Notebook. I will encourage them to bring this home daily this week. Please encourage them to study a few minutes every night! As far as my Social Studies class, we will keep moving through Ancient Egypt right up until fall break, then we will pick it back up after the break. Looking forward to a great week!!

Homecoming Week!

REMINDER: It's homecoming week! Don't forget to dress up!
Monday - college day
Tuesday - pajama day
Wednesday - western day
Thursday - purple and gold day
Friday - crazy hair day

Social Studies Test

We will have a Social Studies Test over Ancient Mesopotamia on Tuesday! Monday we will review in class. As always, send me an email or Dojo message with any questions!

Math Quiz Monday

We will have a math quiz Monday over multiplying and dividing integers! Each student should have their math binder at home this weekend to study. As always, if they (or you) have any questions about how to do anything, please send me an email or a Dojo message this weekend!

Math Quiz Tomorrow

Hello families!

First of all, I want to thank each one of you that came out last night to Open House. We had a great turn out, and we appreciate the support!

I also want to let you know that we have a math quiz tomorrow over ADDING AND SUBTRACTING INTEGERS. I have told the students to bring their Math binder home to study tonight. It would be very helpful if you could help them study the rules for adding and subtracting. I also sent home a practice worksheet with an attached answer sheet. I will not take this as a grade, however, I do recommend that they try these problems on their own, then they can check their answers. We have been talking about this same topic for quite some time now, and they should be ready to test. Please, please help them study tonight and make sure that they look over those rules that we have learned.

If you have any questions at all about this quiz, please feel free to email me or message me on ClassDojo. I am always available to help. My emails and messages go straight to my phone, so I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

Thank you,

Tabitha Rue

Social Studies Test

UPDATE: Test has been rescheduled for Thursday! 
My 6th grade Social Studies class will have a test tomorrow on the first 7 standards that we have covered. This test will cover the Human Origins PowerPoint and notes that are available on my page in the 6th grade resources. 


Please see the important change on the supply list! Buying a calculator is OPTIONAL. There will be calculators available at the school when the time comes for them to use them.
Also, please be sure to sign and return ALL forms as soon as possible. Some forms have a back side that also needs to be filled out and signed. If those are not done correctly, they will be sent back home. The bus rules form is required by everyone, even if the student doesn't ride a bus. They will ride a bus for field trips, and the same rules apply. I have also sent home a welcome letter and some other important information. There is a signature sheet on that as well that needs to be returned to school. If you have any questions about any of the forms or paperwork, please feel free to email me or call the school.
Thank you,
Mrs. Rue