Ms. Halgas – MS Math

Middle School Math

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We made it to summer vacation.  Please enjoy your time with family and friends.  Get rejuvenated over the summer.

The school supply list is below.  It was also given out with report cards at the end of the school year.  Please make sure you have the supplies requested by each teacher.  Surplus material can be kept at home until it is needed.

2018 MS Supply List


Rising 6th graders are required to purchase their own locks for their lockers this year.  The description of the locks that will fit in the lockers is below.

Rising 6th Grade Lock Purchase


Textbooks are issued to all students for all math classes.  We use the Prentice Hall 2004 edition for 6th and 7th grade (Course 1, Course 2, Course 3).  We use the Prentice Hall 2009 edition for Prealgebra for 8th.  We use the Glencoe 2005 edition for Algebra for 8th.

Textbook Information


Summer assignments are posted in the Homework section.

The syllabus for the upcoming year will be distributed in the fall.



Summer Assignments – Please read the instructions included with each.  They are to be completed before school and will be collected during the first week.

If anyone received the math packet from Mrs. Majchrowitz, that was a supplementary packet which can be turned in as extra credit.  The ones below are required for a homework grade and were sent home with your report cards and supply list.

Rising 6th Grade Summer Math Packet

Rising 7th Grade Summer Math Packet

Rising 8th Grade Summer Math Packet

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Summer Reading List (Language Arts)


You can find any math topic to review – these tend to be dry, but straightforward, and have the most variety of topics


You can find any math topic to review – you may have to search through different ones to find instructors you like better but one instructor may not have all the topics you need.

These are good for end of year reviews since you can’t specify particular topics but you can always do previous year’s material if you want a comprehensive review.


This is my twelfth year of teaching, nine of which was at a high school in Fairfax County.  It is my third year teaching at Holy Family.

I great up outside of Philadelphia.  I got my BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, my MS in Engineering from The Catholic University of America.  I worked as a radar engineer with various government contractors for ten years before getting my teaching certification from George Mason University.

My family belongs to Holy Family parish.  My husband, Kevin, and I live in Dale City with our three kids.  Carolyn is a sophomore at St. John Paul the Great.  She and I sing together with the Praise Choir on Sundays.  I love seeing my kiddos at Mass.  Andrew and Megan are in 5th and kindergarten at Holy Family.  I enjoy sewing, baking, and crossword puzzles (the ones with the strange themes).