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 2021-2022 school year will be my eighth year teaching and my seventh 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 90%.

Grading Tests are 50%, Quizzes/Classwork are 40%, 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 August 31st. We will be starting our first unit on the third day of school!

Wish List

  • Clorox Wipes

  • Expo Markers

  • Tissues

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Graph Paper

  • Pencils

  • Glue Sticks

  • Sandwich Bags (any size)

  • Paper Towels

  • Band Aids