Ms. Lisa L Garcia Cordes » Topics of Study & General Course Guidelines

Topics of Study & General Course Guidelines

Topics of Study:

6th Grade ~ Earth Science

7th Grade ~ Life Science
* Cell Biology
* Reproduction and Genetics
* Evolution - Change Over Time
* Earth and Life History
* Structure, Function, & Physical Principles in Living Systems

Optional Field Study Excursion ---> [April 2016}

8th Grade ~ Physical Science
* Physics
* Chemistry
* Astronomy

Optional Field Study Excursion ---> [February 2016]

For Every Standard (All Grade Levels) ~
* Composition Book
* Read the Main Concepts
* Take Notes
* Answer Questions
* Complete Labs & Activities
* Test on EVERY Standard



1. Log INTO Google Classroom Daily for LIVE Instruction during your period.
2. Complete Assignments.
3. Follow RMS Online PBS Matrix
4. Ask Questions and Help when needed. 

Remind [To receive my text: Reminders, Messages, etc]

This is a FREE App that works very much the same wy Google Voice does. Both Remind and Google VoiceText message rates apply...

 “Turn on” messaging. Otherwise, it won’t work as it’s supposed to.

Data messaging rates apply. 

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Cordes' Distance Learning Contact Info...

Every Monday and Wednesday, you need to check into periods 1, 3, 5, and 7.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, you need to check into periods 2, 4, and 6.

Every Friday, you need to check in with ALL your teachers.

If you have any questions, or need help with your work, I am available during...

Office Hours -
Mondays and Tuesdays -
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fridays - 
1:00pm - 2:00pm

HangOut Meets will take place as follows:

 7th Grade HangOuts -
Wednesdays -
11:30am - 12:00pm

8th Grade HangOuts -
 Thursdays - 
11:30am - 12:00pm

During my 1/2 hour HangOuts, I will check with you to see how you're doing, answer any general questions that pertain to the whole group, teach mini-lessons, play Kahoots or other learning games, etc.

Those of you who can not be with us during our class time during the day because you're either helping your parents at work, babysitting, etc, please be sure to check into our Science Classroom  at some point  on our designated days before you go to bed for the night. Be sure to answer the Question of the Day or leave your name in the comment section so that I know you checked in that day.

    Also, everybody should have enrolled in our Remind message center and Turned On the notifications. If you've already done so, good job! Thank you! 
    If you haven't done it yet, do it now while you're thinking about it. The code is in the PowerPoint in our Science Classroom for last week. 

Yearbook Sales


Yearbook Pre-Sale Orders Begin Soon... All orders will be taken online.
No pre-order yearbooks may be purchased through Rivera Middle School. Stay tuned for ordering instructions.
Purchase before 12/31/19: $36.00 including personalized name on yearbook.
Purchased 1/1/20- 3/30/20: $40.00
No orders will be taken after 3/30/20. Students may purchase yearbooks on site upon delivery. $40.00 Cash only if available. 

1)   Would you like to see your child's BABY PICTURE FEATURED in the YEARBOOK as part of the "GUESS WHO" Section?
         There is $1.00 Fee for submissions, but all submissions MUST BE *submitted electronically. (see below for details).
2)   Are you INTERESTED in PLACING an AD in the YEARBOOK to HONOR or RECOGNIZE your Son / Daughter for Promotion ????

Ad prices are as follows:

$ 35 (1/8 pg)
$ 55 (1/4 pg)
$105 (1/2 pg)
$220 (full pg)
1. Please submit an electronic copy of whatever you wish to place in the ad: photo, text, graphics, etc. to: [email protected]
2. Be sure to include your child's first and last name in the email for proper identification.  If submitting a Baby Picture, please include the age at the time the picture was taken.
* IF YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION ~> Please Contact: Ms. Cordes, Advisor to set up an appointment to work on your submission files together. 
** Deadline for submissions is December 20th, 2019. (Friday before Winter Recess). 
*** If assistance is needed, Appointments MUST BE COMPLETED by November 30th, 2019.

Parent Conferences_2019_Fall

I'm using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please let me know what time you would like to come in, and I can sign you up as close to your chosen time slot manually (Your given time will be based upon availability at the time I add you in.).