8th Grade Math with Mrs. Downs

About Me

My name is Mrs. Amanda Downs and I graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor's degree in Middle School Math and Science. The 2019-2020 school year will be my seventh year teaching and my sixth year at Southern Middle School. I believe all students have the potential to be great and I have high expectations for each and everyone of them. I look forward to having a great year!

Important Information

Assignments Assignments need to be turned in on time. If a student is absent, they have five days after their return to get in their missing work. If work is turned in late, the highest grade possible for the assignment will be a 50%.

Grading Tests are 50%, Quizzes are 25%, Classwork 15%, and Homework is 10%.

Contact me Feel free to email me at amanda_downs@abss.k12.nc.us if you ever need anything!

School Supply List

School Supplies List:

  • a 3 subject spiral notebook
  • 2 - pocket folders
  • Glue Sticks (2)
  • Pencils
  • 1 pack of graph paper (Graph paper spiral notebooks or graph paper composition books would be perfect! Students will be using graph paper for many units this year.)

Optional Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils/Crayons/or Markers
  • Expo Marker (For when students write on individual white boards.)


Please try to have all of your supplies no late than September 3rd. We will be starting our first unit on the second day!

Wish List

  • Clorox Wipes
  • Expo Markers
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Graph Paper
  • Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Sandwich Bags (any size)
  • Paper Towels
  • Band Aids