Dear Parents and Students:
I want to welcome you to the start of a new school year. I hope you all enjoyed your summer vacation, and I look forward to getting to know you this year. I anticipate this school year will be a productive one for all. Please review this letter together so that you will know what to expect from me in your English class.
Quarters 1, 2, 3: Quarter 4:
30% - Tests, Compositions and Projects 40% - Tests, Compositions and Projects
25% - Literacy Portfolio 25% - Literacy Portfolio
20% - Quizzes 20% - Quizzes
15% - Homework/Participation 15% - Homework/Participation
10% - Interim Assessment
**Incomplete or late homework can be made-up by students by the end of the week it was assigned. However, any homework that is handed in late can receive no higher than a check. (Unless the student was absent)
For each RULE INFRACTION, different methods of action shall be taken:
As an Honors student, you have a higher set of expectations that you have set for yourself – and more is expected of you. You will need to maintain your standing as an Honors student by completing assignments thoroughly and consistently and by participating actively and with insight in class discussions and analysis of literature. Maintaining your standing as an Honors student is important so that you move to English 8 Honors next year and into English 9 Honors at the high school in the 2016-17 school year. Honors classes are particularly important at the high school because they are the gateway to Advanced Placement classes that will allow you the opportunity to earn college credit through testing as a junior or senior.
I look forward to a school year filled with learning and fun. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at Hicksville Middle School (733-6521) so that we may discuss them.