Class Dojo will be used for parent and student communication. Please use the information sent home to sign up. We will use this for reminders, due dates, announcements etc.
Tutoring session will be offering in mornings (8:10 - 8:45) after starting in October and Thursday Afternoon 4 - 4:45
Students use their Interactive Notebooks, glue/tape, pens/pencils and colored pencils almost everyday. Please be sure to bring them to class!
Monthly Reading logs Calendars are given out at the beginning of the month. They are due on the 1st day of the next month. Students should be reading at home everyday for at least 30 min. Extra copies of logs are at the front of class.
Tests - 50%
1 retest is allowed per test. – Students will receive the average of the two scores. All retest must be taken within 1 week of the original test date. There are no re-tests on ELA Unit Projects.
Interactive Notebook - 40%
Quizzes/mini-assignments – 10%
no retests – some quizzes will be unannounced
ELA Unit Projects will be counted as test grades.
It is extremely important that 8th graders learn to turn work in on time. If a student is absent on a test or due date, they are expected to take any tests/quizzes and turn in any assignments the next day they return to class.
1 day late – highest grade possible 80
2 days late – highest grade possible 70
3 days late – highest grade possible 60
More than 3 days late – grade will be a zero
Keeping up with Grades
Interim & Report card dates are below. For further updates, parents and students should check PowerSchool frequently. All students will be shown how to check grades. Parents are encouraged to have students show them grades often. Please use Class Dojo if there are any questions.
September 27, 2018
November 13, 2018
December 10, 2018
January 29, 2019
February 25, 2019
April 18, 2019
May 8, 2019
Mailed home @ end of year
Lab 1 - ARC Literacy Lab
Lab 2 - American Revolution
Lab 3 - Science Fiction - Science Frontiers
Lab 4 - Energy - Preserving a Society