Parents and Students,
Welcome to the most exciting
year of public education: 8th grade.
The plan for this course
is based on the requirements of the Alabama Course of Study, Jefferson County Board of Education Curriculum Guide, Alabama
High School Graduation Exam and includes current Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test skills.
Every student will be taught every skill. Your suggestions for modifications
and accommodations are welcomed. This does not eliminate the students’
responsibility to strive (attempt) to master skills. Any student failing at 3rd
and 6th week progress reports is encouraged to talk to me to discuss ways to achieve success (In most cases, students
who pay attention, try in class and complete daily assignments perform well/pass.).
Parents, you are
encouraged to check the agenda daily for notes and assignments.
Please use the agenda as a form of communication between parent
Classwork/Homework - Assignments are copied from the
board weekly in the students’ agenda. If a student is absent he/she may
check the calendar posted in the room on the day that he/she comes back to school for any assignments that were missed.
Scoring -Chapter tests consist of Application tests (usually
Quizzes are usually announced and not pop quizzes. (usually 20-50 points)
Homework/classwork: Homework is usually checked daily. (usually
5-10 points each)
advised, however, that some homework checks may be in the form of quizzes, i.e. graded for accuracy. (Homework will be checked for correct answers on a regular basis.
Students will keep their homework/classwork in their binder until it is taken up for a grade.
week tests will count about 10% of grade. This is a general range of scoring
and is subject to change.
will go over all quizzes and tests. Students,
you are welcome to correct your answers. Each student is responsible for all
written correspondence between teacher and parent.
leaf paper, sharpened pencils, pencil sharpener, graph paper, text book, calculator, ruler (showing
cm. & inches),
and protractor (for homework)
**Other supplies will be announced or listed on board as needed.