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    Welcome to 7th or 8th grade Science! sciencelogo  
    Mrs. SzmurigaRichard  **Room 107**
    (336) 538-6010
     

     
    Welcome parents, guardians, and students to the 2019-2020 school year! I for one cannot believe that we already have a week done! 
    The use of this webpage is for general information about class and assignments.  Throughout the year we will use google classroom more, so please ask your student to see their work and the assignments.  Some things about class: I use remind app to help students and parents be aware of deadlines and upcoming events.  By the way, notebooks are graded once a week for completion and we have quizzes on Fridays.  Students are encouraged to create study guides of their own and use online resources such as Quizizz and Quizlet.  Brain pop is another resources we use in class all year and should be accessible to each of you.    
      

    7th grade remind invite:  If you have a smartphone, get push notifications.  On your iPhone or Android phone,open your web browser and go tothe following link: rmd.at/f6222k
    Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

    8th grade remind invite:  If you have a smartphone, get push notifications.  On your iPhone or Android phone,open your web browser and go tothe following link: rmd.at/h9d87g
    Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

    Some things you all should know about class, 7th or 8th grade:

     

    Grades, Percentages and Categories:

    The online grade book is updated at least every three weeks. Classwork which consists of notebook and labs count 35%, projects count 20%, quizzes count 30%, and homework which consists of vocabulary and weekly homework counts 15% towards the final grade. It is very easy to pass my class with an “A” as long as assignments are quality and turned in on time. Quizzes will be given every Friday and are based on that week’s learning, with a few “throwback” questions as well. Making time to study will be important!

    Homework Policy: 

    My homework policy is simple; homework is due on the assigned date and I will not accept late work. I understand that there can be extenuating circumstances once in a while and I will take these into consideration as the situation arises. All homework and vocabulary for the week is assigned on Monday, and due by Friday. Notebooks will be checked and graded and once a week.  Weekly homework assignments for 7th and 8th grade can be located on my webpage.

    Projects:

    I also assign several labor-intensive projects throughout the year because I feel that these provide a more complete learning experience. Please note that no project will be assigned without written instructions!  Instructions to all projects when assigned can be located in the files section of this web page.