Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
Roy T. Bennett
Welcome to my class!!
I'm very excited to get started on the 2018-2019 school year. I will be updating this website weekly to show the assignments we will be working on, with due dates included. Please feel free to contact me - email is usually best - if you have any questions or concerns. I feel that students achieve their potential best when school and parents work as a team towards those goals. I'm looking forward to working with your student and you to make this their best year yet!
In my opinion, junior high school is a time to prepare for high school, and I stress that with my students every day. I make an effort to help them become independent in their schoolwork and actions. It is extremely important that5 they take the responsibility of completing assignments and turning them in as they are due - with their names on them. I have several tools in place so that students may succeed in achieving their independence at school:
All assignments are posted on this webpage weekly, with due dates listed.
All assignments for the week are written on the whiteboard at the back of my classroom with due dates included.
Daily assignments are written on the whiteboard at the front of the classroom.
Missing assignments are listed on the whiteboard.
Students and parents are encouraged to check the grade book online. Grades are updated weekly. *
I often offer my time after school for students to complete unfinished work.
*I will be updating the grade book weekly. Students and parents should be able to view the grades and check for missing assignments online. If a zero is shown for an assignment, it is usually an indication that it has not been turned in. This can seriously effect the GPA. I already have students missing assignments from the first few weeks of school. If a student does not complete an assignment in class, it becomes homework and is due the next day. Current events are due EVERY FRIDAY and will not be accepted late. Please check and get assignments turned in as soon as possible; once behind, it is very cumbersome to catch up!
With your help, we can instill good habits in my students that will assist them in becoming independent, organized, and successful students in the future.