7th and 8th Grade Expectations Week of 9/8 to 9/11

8th Grade Geoscience 2015/2016

This year in science you will be studying a variety of areas. These include an overview of Earth’s systems, sustaining our water resources, dynamics of weather and climate, structure and dynamics of solid Earth, Earth’s changing climate, and Earth’s place in the universe.

7th Grade Science 2015/2016

This year in science you will be studying three main areas.  One of these is physical science concerning physical and chemical changes in matter, the periodic table and waves and energy.  Another is life science which covers cell functions, photosynthesis, respiration and heredity.  Finally, we will conclude with earth science concerning, layers of the atmosphere, solar energy and weather and climate and the effect humans have on a local and global scale.


Be Responsible:

  • Come to class on time.
  • Use the bathroom before class starts.
  • Required:  Folder with pockets, lined paper for notes in a 3-ring binder or spiral notebook, pencil, and reading book
  • It is suggested that you bring colored pencils, markers and a hand pencil sharpener, but these items are not required.
  • Extra credit is given for tissues, and/or paper packets donated to the classroom and signing the study guide for tests each card marking.
  • If you are absent it is your responsibility to do assignments you missed as homework and to hand them in the next day.  All work that you missed will be given to you when you return to school.  The number of days given to complete assignments equals the number of days absent.
  • All of your scores and any missing or late work will be posted online.  Grades will be updated once entered into the online gradebook.


Be Respectful:

  • Raise your hand if you are answering or have questions.
  • Computers and any equipment we will use for labs and or activities are expected to be used with extreme care.
  • Displays or projects are to be looked at only.
  • Respect the rights, property and opinions of others.


Grading:  Grades will be based on the following categories:

Tests/projects/essays = summative = 70% of grade;

Daily work, quizzes and homework= formative = 30% of grade.

  • The following grading scale will be used:

100-94% = A  93-90% = A-   89-87% = B+  86-84% = B  83-80% = B-  79-77% = C+

76-74% = C  73-70% = C-  69-67% = D+  66-64% = D  63-60% = D-   59-0%  = E


Special Grades:

  • Excuse Student from Task: no need to make up assignment.  Not factored into overall grade.
  • Late Submission:  not turned in on time at due date; will be accepted but marked down 10% for each day late.
  • Missing – Absent:  teacher-guided; no need to make up assignment.  Not factored into overall grade.
  • Missing – Other: present or absent if it can be done; did not complete assignment = E.




Non-Negotiable School Rules:

  • Be on TIME.
  • Arrive to class PREPARED with planner and ID.
  • Bring a positive ATTITUDE to school.
  • COMPLY with reasonable requests.
  • Always use proper ETIQUETTE.


Non-Negotiable Class Rules:

  • Always have something to read.
  • Bring materials to each class:
  • Folder with pockets, lined paper for notes in a 3-ring binder or spiral notebook, pencil, and reading book
  • Use the bathroom during passing time.
  • Make a locker plan for materials needed before and after lunch.
  • Once you’re in the classroom you must stay in J.


Behavior/Discipline Procedures:

  • The PBIS behavior plan will be discussed in detail  in all classes for minor

and major infractions.

  • The following procedure will be used for minor infractions:
  • Student will be talked to by teacher regarding an issue.
  • Parent contact via phone, email, etc..
  • Referral to the responsibility room (70).
  • The following procedure will be used for major infractions:
  • Immediate office referral.


Online Learning:

  • Go to hrw.com Enter the user name: svikings3  and password: v4f5

to access the textbook and learning activities for HRW textbooks.

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