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

    Oh my goodness, Monday is here and I am excited to meet a new group of students and work with them throughout the year on the science standards and achieving success.  Let me just take a few seconds to introduce myself, I have been teaching at Western Middle School for 11 years now, most of that time has been 8th grade.  This year not only do I have the awesome opportunity to not only teach 8th grade but 7th grade as well.  I am excited to continue with you, my students and parents of course, on this journey through middle school.  Thank you to all the students and parents who stopped by on Thursday.
     Supplies needed for class (7th or 8th grade Science)- 4 composition notebooks

    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.


    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.