WELCOME TO THE JUNIOR HIGH
JUNIOR HIGH: AN OVERVIEW
REDIKER (replaces Edline) TRIMESTERS NEW REPORT CARDS WEIGHTING SPECIALS SCHEDULE
Descriptions of Behaviors of a Learner Responsibility: Student adapts to classroom practices. Participation: Student actively participates in classroom activities. Assignment Completion: Student completes assigned tasks within the assigned time limits. Interpersonal Skills: Student displays respect for others and interacts appropriately in classroom and school settings.
RESPONSIBILITY • has all supplies and books • prepared for class • follows the daily routine • PARTICIPATION • ASSIGNMENT COMPLETION • completes homework, classwork, projects • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS • behavior (conduct card) • peer and adult relationships
Key Indicators: 1 – Student consistently demonstrates this behavior 2 – Student sometimes demonstrates this behavior 3 – Student seldom demonstrates this behavior
BEING PREPARED + BEING RESPONSIBLE = SUCCESS The students will be receiving a more detailed explanation of these behaviors with a parent and student sign-off.
WEIGHTING FOR ALL JUNIOR HIGH SUBJECTS HOMEWORK 10% TEST 40% QUIZ 25% CLASSWORK 25%
ALL JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS WILL START THE DAY WITH A SPECIAL FROM 8:00-8:45 MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY, ON A ROTATING SCHEDULE. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE STUDENTS TO EAT BREAKFAST NO “SNACK TIME” IN THE JUNIOR HIGH IF YOU NEED TO GIVE YOUR CHILD A MESSAGE ABOUT PICK UP OR CHANGES IN APPOINTMENTS, PLEASE EMAIL THE HOMEROOM TEACHER BY 8:30. AFTER 8:30 EMAIL/CALL MRS. PEREZ AT THE FRONT DESK
BIRTHDAYS: Each student will receive a birthday treat on his/her birthday-please do not send in treats for the class HOMEWORK-When a student does not have his/her homework, he/she will attend detention THAT DAY and his/her CONDUCT CARD will be signed. During detention, the student will complete the homework. Late homework must be turned in THE NEXT DAY or the student will receive no credit (NC) on the assignment. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT DAY. This will seriously impact the student’s grades. Students who have all of their homework each trimester will receive a NO HOMEWORK PASS.
SO YOU WANT EXTRA CREDIT… HOW ABOUT DOING ALL OF THE REGULAR CREDIT!
UNIFORMS: Each month students who don’t have any uniform infractions will receive a FREE DRESS PASS to be used during the next month.
CONFIRMATION- JUNE 20, 2015 A table will be set up for sacramental registration on Monday, August 11, at Meet the Teacher. Baptismal certificates are necessary for registration. The fee is $50.00 for Confirmation.
TAG TEAM The students will be receiving a TAG Team application. The application and a $20 fee to cover all events is due TBA. Our two biggest service projects are Give Kids the World and the Lenten Fish Fries.
GKTW We are committed to GKTW for the entire year including summers. We go on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month from 5:30-8:30. In addition to student volunteers, I also need parents. If your child is planning to volunteer for GKTW, he/she must complete the online application ASAP. You must also complete a parental agreement for your child. If you want to participate, you must complete an online application and a background check. All of the necessary information is on my website http://fosterkat.com.
Next GKTW is Friday, September 5. Please email me if you/your child want to participate or have your child sign up when I pass around the sign up sheet- 20 Junior High Students and at least 5 adults.
REDIKER • As soon as you receive your account information, please sign up. • Email changes must be made through REDIKER • Parents can have multiple accounts • Email/call or see Mrs. McCarthy for all Redikerissues • Make sure you use an email address that you check regularly
REDIKER • Points to Observe and other important school info will come via REDIKER • Weekly emails from me • Other emails from Junior High teachers • Progress Reports
MY WEBSITE http://fosterkat.com
ACTIVITIES CONTRACT (due FRIDAY August 22) DANCES
BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 7:30-10:00 COME DRESSED AS YOUR FAVORITE DECADE LEARN TO SWING AND TWIST AND DO THE ELECTRIC SLIDE HOSTED BY COACH PARKER $5.OO AND A CAN OF FOOD FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL or $2.00
Honor Code (sign off due August 22) FILE AND SIGN OFF ON MY WEBSITE
Lockers The students MAY HAVE SHELVES in their lockers. They MAY NOT DECORATE THEIR LOCKERS IN ANY OTHER WAY-mirrors, chandeliers, wall paper, pictures of the One Direction guys, etc.
ABSENCES: When a student is absent parents MUST CALL the office that morning AND SEND IN A NOTE THE NEXT DAY with the absence excuse.
GRADE 7 AND 8 SUMMER READING POWER POINTS NEED TO BE EMAILED TO FOSTERK@SJVS.ORG THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL GRADE 8 LOIS LOWRY FACT SHEET AS A HARD COPY (PRINTED OUT) TURNEDIN BY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ENGLISH
SEVENTH GRADE CURRICULUM
GRAMMAR • CAPTALIZATION • PUNCTUATION • SENTENCE STRUCTURE
PARTS OF SPEECH • USAGE • DIAGRAMMING
MUG SHOTS MECHANICS, USAGE, GRAMMAR)
DAILY GRAMMAR AND DAILY DIAGRAMMING
WRITING USING THE WRITING PROCESS, STUDENT’S CHOOSE A TOPIC, BRAINSTORM WITH THINKING MAPS, PREWRITE, REVISE, EDIT, AND WRITE A FINAL COPY.
WEEKLY WRITING ASSIGNMENT • DESCRIPTION/ NARRATIVE • PROCESS • CLASSIFICATION
COMPARISON/CONTRAST • ARGUMENT • DEFINITION
EIGHTH GRADE CURRICULUM
Grammar • Writing • Literature
Grammar- a review of • Punctuation • Capitalization • Usage • Sentence Structure • Phrases/ Clauses
Literature: • Short Story Unit • The Giver by Lois Lowry • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare • Witness by Karen Hesse, • A Holocaust unit- Prisoner B-3087 • Throughout the year, we will be reading and analyzing non-fiction books and articles. • Throughout the year we will also be exploring poetry.
Writing: • Narrative • Persuasive • Expository • Literary Analysis • Poetry • MGRP
7th and 8th GRADE ENGLISH HOMEWORK IS ASSIGNED ON MONDAY AND IS DUE FRIDAY. EIGHTH GRADE ALSO HAS LITERATURE HOMEWORK.
RESPONSIBILITY GRADE EACH QUARTER THE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A RESPONSIBILITY GRADE-EVERYONE BEGINS THE QUARTER WITH A 100. MISSING/INCOMPLETE HOMEWORK WILL COST THE STUDENTS 10 POINTS PER ASSIGNMENT. NOT HAVING BOOKS/FOLDERS/SUPPLIES, ETC. WILL COST THEM 10 POINTS PER INFRACTION. THIS GRADE WILL BE AVERAGED IN WITH TEST AND QUIZ GRADES.
AFTER SCHOOL HELP MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FROM DISMISSAL UNTIL 4:00 P.M.
My Policies and Procedures handout will be given to the students THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL -signed and returned by Friday, August 22.