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 CLASS OF 2017
8TH GRADE  

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Helpful Websites: 
READ THEORY

MY KIDS BANK 
IXL

PEARSON


Tentative Graduation Dates and Fees 

Below is a list of graduation fees. This will most likely change once we have more exact information but we wanted to at least provide an estimate so that you can begin planning. 

 

GRADUATION PACKAGE                                 $95     

    **Payment due: January 30th  (Must be paid in full in order prior to your child's cap and gown being ordered)

Includes: Cap & Gown, Mini Tassel Key Ring, Graduation Ribbons (2 Ribbons), Autograph Book, Deluxe Diploma Cover, and Graduation Decorations


PICNIC                                                               $25

    **Payment due: May 24th 

    

GRADUATION T-Shirt                                       $20

    **Payment due: April 5th 


8TH GRADE TRIP  January 10th                    $225

LUNCHEON: Student cost is being covered by the PTO

    **Adult tickets for the luncheon cost $65 per parent– Transportation is not provided for parents

 

Total Cost: $140

Important Graduation Dates:

June 9, 2017   - Luncheon - Mystic Blue Cruise Line 

June 14, 2017  - Picnic     

June 15, 2017  - Graduation - Held at Clemente High School 


High School Information:
High School Information: 
This is a pivotal year in your child's life. It's time to choose a high school. There are so many options. It is important that you remain informed and proactive in this process. 
 
CPS Office of Academic Enrollment (one stop shop for information)
http://www.cpsoae.org/

Application Procedures
http://www.cps.edu/Schools/Enroll_in_a_school/Choose/Application_process/Pages/Applicationproceduresforhighschool.aspx

CPS High Schools: 

CPS High School Open House:
TBD

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund Deadlines:

 


Grading Scale 

Through the study of different types of literature and through work that develops our vocabulary, we are going to become better readers.

Students need to bring pens, spirals for note-taking, Interactive Reader, and a flash drive to class every day.

Grading Scale:

100 - 90 = A

89 - 80   = B

79 - 70   = C

69 - 60   = D

59 - 0     = F

LInks: 




SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS 
  • LaSalle II Magnet School  expects students to do their own homework, to test without using unauthorized help, and to submit original work for all assignments.

    • Students caught  cheating will have the assignment grade  reduced by 50%

    • If plagiarism is found, then students will have the option of taking a zero or they can redo the assignment and have that final grade reduced by 50%

    • Cheating  includes but is not limited to  any type of talking, motioning, gesturing, and/or the use of notes, books, materials not approved.

  • No late homework accepted.

  • Retakes are not available in any class.

  • Students are allowed to go to lockers in the morning, before and after lunch, and end of the day.

  • Bathroom policies: Students should go to the bathrooms before and after school, during lunch/recess.  Students must have a pass to go to the bathroom.



Weighted Grading Scale 

SS

50% Assessment of Learning

o   Any assessments of the Learning including formative, summative assessments, and projects. This includes quizzes, unit tests, cumulative tests and all projects. No retakes allowed.


25% Quizzes 

    • Section Reviews or formative assessments within a unit
25% Assignments

o   This includes daily in-class work, classroom participation (provided with rubric), group work, bell-ringers, exit slips. Late work not accepted.



Reading

50% Assessment of Learning

o   Any assessments of the Learning including formative, summative assessments, and projects. This includes quizzes, unit tests, cumulative tests and all projects. No retakes allowed.

40% Assignments/Participation

o   This includes daily in-class work,  classroom participation (provided with rubric), group work, bell-ringers, exit slips. Late work not accepted.

10% Homework

o   Reading: ReadTheory (3 passages per week to be completed at home)

o   No late work accepted.


Science

10% Homework

o   Assigned daily and includes online, work in textbooks, handouts, and etc.  No late homework accepted.

10% Classwork

o   Work completed in class and can include textbook assignments, handouts, labs, practice sheets, lecture notes, etc.

25% Project

o   Vary in format. Some will be long term and others short term. Most are completed out of class. All include a rubric. They can take the format of lab write-ups, models, graphs, etc.  No late projects accepted.

25% Quizzes

o   Topic orientated. All are pre-announced as to content and format. No retakes allowed.

30% Test (including semester exam)

o   Can be online and/or in the classroom.  Given at the end of each unit. Semester exam is a semester-end cumulative assessment. No retakes allowed.

Math

45% Assessments

o    Assessments will be formative and summative.  These will include chapter quizzes that will be given at the end of each chapter, unit tests at the end of each unit, vocabulary tests, projects (rubric given with project) and pop-up quizzes.  Retakes are not allowed.


35% Assignments and Participation  

o   Classwork may include, but not limited to, daily work, bell ringers, exit slips, scholastic news, participation (class discussion, math talks, and group work with rubrics), and centers.  No late work will be accepted.

10% IXL

o   Students must complete the assigned IXL assignments 2 hours per week or 25 minutes per day.

10% Homework

o   Practice is assigned every night except Fridays. Students must complete the work in their math notebook unless otherwise noted and show all work in order to receive full credit.

 When students are absent

  1. An absence on the day prior shall not excuse the student from tests and quizzes taken on the day that he or she returns.  It usually takes us a week or two to complete a reading selection and the students should be studying the materials every night.

 

  1. See me at the beginning of class when you return, and ask me, “When may I make-up the exam I missed?” Make sure you schedule a time with me to take your exam. 

 

  1. All projects are due on the date given to the students.  Absence from school is not an excuse for not completing a project.  If a student is absent on the day a project is due, he or she must turn it as soon as they return to school.

 

  1. Accommodations can always be made for special circumstances (extended illness or things of that nature) but a parent must communicate them to me through email so that we can make arrangements to get any missing assignments.

 

Dress Code Policy

 Students must follow the dress code policy in their agenda book.  If a student is out of uniform, they will be sent to the office.  Instructional time is valuable!!!!  Students may miss important information while they are in the office calling their parent about their attire. Students may be subject to missing fun, non-academic events that are at or sponsored by LaSalle II due to repeated violations of the dress code.

 

Promotion Policy

  8th Grade: Students in grade eight must receive a ‘C’ or better in reading in order to avoid attending the summer bridge program as well as not participating in the eighth grade graduation ceremony.

 http://cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/PromotionPolicy/PromotionPolicyGuide_English.pdf

Behavior: Students are expected to demonstrate their best behavior in and out of my class.  Inappropriate behavior may result in unfavorable consequences for you.  Students may be subject to missing fun, non-academic events that are at or sponsored by LaSalle II.

 

 

Graduation Policy
Please review graduation policies with your child.  Students must adhere to the promotion and graduation policies before qualifying for graduation.
  • Students need to pass the Illinois and United States Constitutions prior to graduation.   





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Aubrey Feeney,
Sep 16, 2016, 7:48 AM