Study hall is 3 rd hourbefore core classes Use as a study or get help time as opposed to finish all homework time Students are allowed to use library at this time
Due to the late 7 th grade lunch time we will be having a snack time at the beginning of 4 th hour. Students can bring in a dry snack like fruit, granola bar, pretzels, etc. Students are expected to clean up their snack area. We do have food allergies on the team.
Homework Policy The school wide policy states that late homework will be accepted for partial credit during a particular unit of study. Homework will not be accepted for credit when that unit of study has been completed. Assignments turned in late will be assessed for 30% off. If a student needs help outside of class, the teachers are available during study hall and before or after school if pre- arranged by the teacher The homework is posted daily on our team Webpage: http://www.district158.org/mms7-2http://www.district158.org/mms7-2 Dress Code Electronics Policy
=Warning (stop the behavior) =Lunch Restriction (stop the behaviornext step detention) =Detention and phone call home
September 17-28MAP Testing Friday, September 21Midterm Friday, October 261 st Quarter Ends Friday, November 2Report Cards November 7, 8, & 9Conferences
If you have Internet service, you have access to PowerSchool. This will enable you to access your childs grades from home 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week! To log on: Go to district website Parents and Students Follow instructions to set up account Can set up for weekly or daily email updates Codes: ABS=absent EX=excused from assignment 0 L & M= late and missing 0=received a zero on the assignment
Remember to order your Marlowe Middle School yearbook at www.JostensYearbooks.comwww.JostensYearbooks.com Before October 31 $28.00 After November 1 st $30.00
5 Rides for $14.00 20 Rides for $55.00 There are two bus times: 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Students need to sign up in the office on the day that they will be riding the bus by 12:00 p.m.
Expert 21 Prepares students for the 21 st century with inquiry-based learning Contemporary Relevant Literature and Real World Writing Assignments Literature available online at www.expert21.com/student www.expert21.com/student Reading, Writing, Grammar and Collaboration embedded in each workshop Grading Categories Formative – 10% (Binder/journal checks, Homework, Vocabulary, Class work) Summative – 90% (Quizzes, Tests, Final Drafts, Projects, Essays)
Topics Covered: Astronomy Metric System, Scientific Method and Graphing Physics Motion Gravity Newtons Laws Woo Hoo snow tubing field trip (Feb) Work and Machines Energy and Energy Resources Water Importance of Water and its properties Freshwater resources
Formative Assessments = 10% In class activities Weekly quizzes Summative Assessments = 90% Projects Labs Tests Homework=0% This is your students practice. A time that they should not be afraid to make mistakes and try their hardest.
Students are in my classroom to learn. They need to master the content and skills introduced to them so they are prepared for high school. Therefore, students should not accept below average or personally poor grades on summative assessments. Students will be allowed to retake or redo summative assessments at teacher discretion, up until the last week of each quarter. Students will be required to follow the retake/redo requirements for each assessment to be eligible and different versions of the assessment may be given.
Units Geography Unit Study of Pre-Columbian Cultures World Exploration Colonization Revolutionary War Cultural and Economic development of Colonies Factors leading to the Civil War
Students will receive a booklet that the 7 th grade Social Studies Department tailors to the Unit and reviews every year. The Constitution will begin after Spring Break and last about 6 weeks. Your child will pass. Period. End of story.
Colonization through Viet Nam Very wide scope Necessitates a rigorous pace The year will include the Constitution Unit but will be completed on a tighter time frame Working closely with Mrs. Larson on 7-3 Common assessments after Unit 1 We are in constant contact with Mr. Starnes and Mrs. Smith to identify past studies and align lessons for future success and preparation.
Formative – gaining knowledge and skill Fact Check – 6% Classwork – 2% 10% Total Homework – 2% Summative – Assessment for mastery Quizzes – 10% 90% Total Tests and Projects – 80%
Fact Check –Can be corrected or re-taken Classwork – Accepted anytime before the end of the Unit – re-dos accepted Homework – Accepted anytime before the end of the Unit – re-dos accepted
Quizzes and Tests Re-take at teacher discretion Timely, reasonable, productive Student must display concern & preparation Teacher conference required Projects Late penalties will be assessed NO re-dos – Final turn in is the grade
Homework (10%) Homework corrections as needed Late work accepted until end of chapter Quizzes/Projects (20%) Chapter Tests(70%) Study guide provided Students may retake chapter test
Supplies? Math notebook, agenda, folder, textbook, red pen, pencil, and calculator Online help? www.Glencoe.com (practice, quizzes, games, and more) Online textbook? Access information provided to students first week of school Extra help? Study hall or schedule a day with me after school
Your student has teachers outside the pod. Please see them during the next session. If you have specific student concerns, please contact us via email or phone to set up a conference.