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Contact email:

christian.wall@nisd.net

Course Overview:

The primary objective of the course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of safety and scientific processes that expand on previous science courses.  In addition, through the units Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, Weather, and Ecosystems we will be building a foundation for success in the courses to follow.

Classroom Expectations:

1. Be prompt
2. Be prepared
3. Be purposeful
4. Be respectful
5. Acknowledge all lab safety guildlines


Daily Schedule:

1st PERIOD

8:30 – 9:15

PE 8 / BOYS ATHLETICS

2ND PERIOD

9:19 – 10:04

SCIENCE 8 PRE AP

3RD PERIOD

10:07 – 10:52

SCIENCE 8

4th PERIOD

10:56 – 11:56

SCIENCE 8 PRE AP

LUNCH

11:56 – 12:26

 

5TH PERIOD

12:29 – 1:14

SCIENCE 8 PRE AP

6TH PERIOD

1:18 – 2:03

CONFERENCE

7TH PERIOD

2:06 – 2:51

SCIENCE 8 PRE AP GT

8TH PERIOD

2:55 – 3:40

PE 7/ BOYS ATHLETICS



Tutoring:

During football season, Mrs. Nelson will conduct tutoring Tuesday – Friday mornings, and Mrs. Salfiti will be available in the mornings Monday – Wednesday.  After the season, I will be available for tutoring Tuesday afternoon, Thursday morning, and Friday mornings (beginning at 7:50 am).  There will be certain weeks when I have morning duty and tutoring will not be available. 


Campus Grading Policy and Procedures:

Grading Policy

Category

Weight

Due

Summative

80%

 

Unit Tests and Projects

40%

In class

Labs

40%

On due date given

 

 

 

Formative

20%

 

Homework / Daily Grade

 

On due date given

Quizzes

 

In class


Reteach/Retest Policy

 In an effort to maximize student learning, students have the opportunity to take advantage of the campus "reteach/retest" policy.  

If a student earns a low grade on an assignment or test, he/she has the opportunity to earn a higher grade if the following steps are completed.

1.  The student must first attend tutoring with the teacher to receive clarity on the concepts they missed.  This is the "reteach."

2.  The assignment can then be resubmitted or the test can be retaken with a 10 point penalty deduction.  This is the "retest."

3.  The last day to resubmit an assignment or retake a test is the last Wednesday of the current six-weeks grading period.  Grades from previous grading periods cannot be changed.   

 In an effort to maximize student learning, students have the opportunity to take advantage of the campus "late work" policy.  

If a student is absent, the student has three days to make up the work without penalty.  

1.  If a student does not complete an assignment on time, the student may turn in the assignment late.  

2.  The assignment will be graded and a 10 point penalty will be deducted from the grade the student earned.  A 15 point deduction will be attached to the assignment if the course is for high school credit.

3.  The last day to submit late work is last Wednesday of the current six-weeks grading period.  Late work from previous grading periods cannot be changed.