“He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  I know there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live”
Ecclesiastes 3:11-12

Mr. Adam Reed

7th / 8th Grade

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

I am Adam Reed and I have been teaching at Zion Lutheran School since 1997.  Before that I taught at Portland Lutheran School. 

I graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Political Science.  I have my Teacher’s Certificate from Concordia University-Portland.  I really love teaching because I like helping people learn about new things.   I am passionate learning and teaching about God’s world, past and present. I enjoy unfolding our past lessons to understand today’s world.  My hobbies include reading as much as I can and tennis.

God’s blessings to your school year!

Weekly Home Note

Home Note XXXIV

For the week starting Monday, May 15th

To 7th and 8th Grade Parents and Guardians,     

o 7th and 8th Grade Parents and Guardians,

       As I’m looking at the calendar for the upcoming weeks and planning my lessons, I’m faced with the reality that there are only 17 school days left for the 8th graders and 18 for the 7th graders.  Time marches forward without pause.  I know that things will change a lot, mostly for the 8th graders, after these 17 days are over. So even though they are incredibly busy times right now, I’m pausing for a sentimental moment, trying to cling to a last minute, they will always be part of my life moment, before moving on.  Okay, time to get back to reality, it is a busy time, so let’s get to all of that…
       This Friday is Field Day, If you can help with transporting students out to CVHS, that would be very helpful, thank you for letting me know.  Permission slips will be sent home on Monday.
       8th grade students should think about their own personal Bible verses that they want read along with their graduation announcements, some of the class has already told me theirs, but we need to finalize that in the next few days.
       Hopefully, all the 8th graders saw Mrs. Havernak’s note about the car wash being called off.  Hope there is not too much disappointment about that.
      Progress is coming along on the School Play and 8th grade class trip, I will send out a separate e-mail to those who are involved with that later this weekend.
    Here’s what we are doing this week in the classroom
  This week we will read some short stories in class. They are Beware of the Dog,a story about a soldier who is recovering from his war time accidents.  Then we will read Edgar Allen Poe’s Annabel Lee , as well as another famous poem, The Cremation of Sam McGee and then finally Lob’s Girl, about the loyalty of the family dog. The final book report for the 7th graders is due Thursday, June 1st.
    World History-7th/8th
     This week we are doing speeches on the English monarchs.  Dalton and Karissa will speak on Monday.  Avi and Jonah will speak on Tuesday. Teagan will speak on Wednesday.  Michaela and Kristen will speak on Thursday.  The country of the week quiz for Wednesday will be on Turkey.
     We changed last week’s religion plans, so this week we will be getting back to what we were going to do last week.  The 7th graders will be having a lesson on integrity and then one on meekness and humility.  The 8th graders will be having a lesson on Song of Songs, Isaiah, and Jeremiah.
    Memory Work-7th/8th
   This week is a Memory Journal writing week.  The 7th grade verse is John 4:10-11.  The 8th grade verse is Amos 4:12-13.  The memory journal is due on Thursday.
  This week the Rifles for Waite group will read through chapter 19 of the book.  Jeff is getting a good look at how life during wartime is different than what his expectations for war were.  The Jane Eyre group is finishing up their essays and watching the movie.  The final 8th grade book report is due on Thursday, June 8th.
   This week we will finish the last part of the book, which is the Final Mastery Test.  Due to missing this Friday for Field Day, the Final Mastery Test is due on Tuesday, May 30th.
   We are getting ready for Field Day in PE.
    Have a great week.  Let me know if I can help you with anything.




Ms. Reid

7th and 8th English-​ Unit 5

  • Test Monday!
  • Starting Logos, Pathos, and Ethos
  • Projects Due Friday!

Monday: Test

Tuesday: Logos

Wednesday: Pathos

Thursday: Ethos

7th/8th Spanish II- Review

Tuesday:  Family and about us conversation
Thursday: Time and travel with conversation

German Elective – We will review “Numbers”, and be learning “Days of the Week”

and “Months & Seasons”. Students in my classes will be practicing

these things as we see each other in passing times at school.

Everyone is doing great!


To 5th and 6th Grade Parents and Guardians,

This week we are doing the Simeon Bushnell Trial, where we find out if Simeon Bushnell is in violation of the Fugitive Slave Law.  The Trial will begin on Monday, and take up the first half of the week.  The second half of the week, we will study how the Civil War began and then how it was fought.

     Have a good week!



Please feel free to contact me and I will respond at my earliest convenience!

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