School Year 2014-2015
Stone Mountain Middle School
Dr. D.M. Seay-Mayberry
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Physical Science is studied for conceptual understanding of major concepts in matter, waves, electricity and magnetism, motion, forces, and energy. Students will explore concepts of physical science through class discussion, notes, projects and lab experiences.
The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Unit 3 – Electromagnetic Spectrums, Waves and Energy
Unit 4 – Mass, Motions of Objects, Gravity and Energy
Unit 5 – Electricity, Magnetism and Energy
BOARD-APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
Online book and/or resources
Online student access code (school specific)
AE7EA842B3 (all caps)
GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.
Formative Assessment - 0%
Assessment During Learning – 25%
Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%
Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning– 30%
A 90 – 100 ~P (pass)
B 80 – 89 ~F (fail)
C 71 – 79
F Below 70
DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS
Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester. The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.
Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See theCode of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.
Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience. Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience. It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB. . Students who fail to turn in homework and were not absent from school have one class period to submit late work and remove the zero.
DUE TO ABSENCES
When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy
SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS
Arrive to class on time
Follow Class routines.
O Tardiness requires a pass; students without passes will be subject to detention.
O No passes out of class during first and last 15 minutes of class.
o Bring all materials to class.
o Students are expected to remain seated unless assignments require movement.
O Do not interfere with the learning of other students.
O Follow all classroom expectations.
O Follow DCSS discipline plan.
o Complete and turn in all work on time.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
o Six one subject spiral notebooks ( only one subject)
o Two red pens (contributed to class)
o Four glue sticks (contributed to class)
o One pack of additional notebook paper (student keeps in locker)
Note: colored pencils, markers, pencil sharpeners, rulers and scissors will be available for use during class; however, you may want to have your own personal supply.
Tutorial will be provided on Tuesday mornings from 7:45 am- 8:20am. All students must have a signed pass from the teacher to attend tutorial.
PARENTS AS PARTNERS
Parental involvement and communication is a key. Please feel free to email with any questions or concerns.
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