How can it be possible we are less than 60 school days from year's end? Progress Reports are scheduled to be sent home soon. Please have a conversation with your student concerning quality points necessary to successfully complete 8th grade. We are pushing forward and concentrating on learning all the foundational standards necessary for your student to be confident in his/her abilities when assessment time comes. It is an exciting time in the world of Science Education. Louisiana State Department of Education has been working hard over the past year to refine expectations and create a path that will open areas of exploration in STEM. This year will be a year to navigate this path for both teacher and student.
I would like to take a brief minute to reiterate proper procedures for turning in incomplete assignments. According to the LJHS Student Handbook, your student only has one (1) day per day excused to make up missing assignments. For example, if they miss 1 day of school then they have one extra day to make up any missed assignments without any grade penalties. I try to allow my students to make up any missed work as the 6 weeks goes along. I remind them once a week of missed assignments, that an I or Incomplete will be input to JPAMS until such work is turned in, and prior to progress reports or report cards going home those Incompletes are changed to zeros (0). The rationale for giving Incompletes is to generate those parent command phone calls so that you can remind your student of missing work as well. The goal is for them to take initiative in staying on top of their assignments. I sincerely appreciate your help reinforcing this at home.
With the flu running rampant, my webpage has not been updated as often as I would like. However, I will do my best to keep my webpage updated with current information. This will include videos and documents from time to time. It will also including a weekly agenda.
It is a privilege to serve these students and I simply cannot wait to see their future unfold and all they dare to achieve in life happen. I feel blessed to play such a small part in this process. My students will soon say goodbye to middle school and hello to high school along with many new adventures and memories to be made. I will absolutely miss them when the time comes, but will be pleased to see them embrace this next season in their life. Please feel free to contact me with any questions along the way.