2 Entering the Room Offer a greeting Quietly and with good manners Say “Hello,” “Good morning,” etc.Quietly and with good mannersNo pushing, shoving, talking loudlyHead directly to your assigned seatSharpen pencil, answer the Bell RingerBe preparedNo student is permitted back to locker after bell has rung. Three times unprepared per marking period=detention (no exceptions)
3 Exiting the RoomAll students must remain seated assigned seat until the bell rings.No packing up earlyBe sure all assignments are recorded in AgendaMate before leaving roomExit just as you entered once the bell has rungPush in your chair!
4 Being Prepared For Class 4 items needed dailyAgenda Matewriting utensilEnglish Binder (for this class only) with vocabulary and bell ringer book insidetextbook/novel
5 Generally given nightly Homework AssignmentsGenerally given nightlyMiss 3 (parents contacted/detention)Writing assignments (miss final draft-detention)Check Agenda before homeroomStudents who miss assignments will report to English tutoring 9th period
6 Active ParticipationALL students are called on EVERY DAY!One “pass” per period- used only when needed
7 Turning in Assignments Side to side- put yours on topUse the “In-Bin” for LATE assignments due to an absenceMajor due dates (expectations and guidelines)No oral excuses…no gathering around the desk, etc.
8 Appropriate Times for Privileges No return to locker after bell-DO NOT ASK!Bathroom- strictly for emergenciesRemain in seat while I am speakingNo paper or pencils will be given after the bell has rungSigned pass/Sign out sheet
9 Using Classroom/School Materials You are borrowing materialsDO not WRITE on anything that does not belong to you!Notify me if something has been marked on
10 Conducting Yourself with Dignity Language (at all times in all areas)AttitudeAmbition- drive to do well in lifeActions-calling out, interrupting, bullyingCheating
11 The Golden Rule “Do unto others as you would have done to you.” No place for negativitySchool=home away from home
12 Active Listening Face front On task: Correct page Do not sort through papers, etc. while I am speakingHead ALWAYS up, no glancing around room, etc.
13 MLA Heading Heading used on all papers turned in for a grade. Joe SmithMrs. Morningstar7-14 September 2008
14 Grading Points are based on: Writing assignments (i.e. compositions)-30%Tests/Presentations/Projects- 25%Quizzes- 20%Homework- 15%Class Participation and ethics- 10%
15 New School Wide Grading Scale B = 85 – 93C = 76 – 84D = 65 – 75F = Below 65
16 My Pledge to StudentsI will trust you until you give me reason to do otherwise.I will respect you and work with you to solve problems.I will promptly correct and offer feedback on your work.I will listen to you if you present yourself in a respectful way.I will offer extra help if you are struggling.
17 Signature RequiredI, _______________, understand Mrs. Morningstar’s procedures and expectations and will follow them. I also understand the consequences for not doing so.Signature _______________________
18 Who to Know… Teachers Mr. Fleming- Superintendent Mr. Weisgold- High School PrincipalMr. Otis- Assistant PrincipalMr. LaFrance and Mr. Edwards-Guidance CounselorsMrs. Sipe- NurseMrs. Farr- Front Office SecretaryMrs. Lent- Attendance Office Secretary
19 Overview of Important School Rules Criteria for Promotion from 7th GradeAttendance/Turning in ExcusesDrug and Alcohol PolicyWeapon PolicyTardies to Class/HomeroomStudent Behavior on BusComputer Use Policy
20 High School Rules Continued… Student Dress CodeStudent RelationshipsProper LanguageLockersElectronic Devices including cell phonesTheft/StealingVandalismAfter School Activities
21 Ignorance is not an excuse… Questions????Ignorance is not an excuse…“I DID NOT KNOW…”