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"Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living.”
—Karl Marx

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Welcome Parents and Students

Welcome parents and students, my name is Mrs. Rachel Mascolo and I am a teacher at Chavez Learning Academies: the Academy of Scientific Exploration. This is my sixth year teaching Social Science at ASE and I look forward to an exciting school year.

My history: I grew up in the San Fernando Valley, graduating from San Fernando High School many years ago. I received my B.A. in History and teaching credential from California State University, Northridge.

I received a masters degree in
 Multicultural and Multilingual Education from C.S.U.N. and am currently a fourth year Phd candidate from Claremont Graduate University in Teaching, Learning, and Culture.

I am looking forward to a great year at
the Academy of Scientific Exploration.  Go Eagles!

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Every classroom has expected standards of behavior. An organized system of responses to behavior is necessary to build and maintain good school conduct. The following classroom behavior plan is the system used in my classroom. It is utilized to protect the rights of all students to learn and to promote a positive classroom environment.

Remember, while I may be considered a Goofy teacher, I am a mentor & teacher, not a friend. I will uphold these classroom policies according to your actions within the classroom.

Expected Behavior
  • Students need to be in their seats before the silent bell rings. The school tardy and attendance policy will be followed.

  • Please come prepared with a pen, paper and notebook daily.

  • Please finish food and drink prior to entering classroom. Water is theonly drink allowed in the classroom.

  • Courtesy and respect among students and teacher is expected at all times.

  • Use of profanity will not be tolerated.

  • Cell phones must be turned off and put away during class time. They are not to be used as clocks or paper weights. Cell phones are not to be charged in the classroom.

  • The classroom is not the place to listen to music on i-pods or other listening devises; please take headphones off prior to entering class.

  • All backpacks and bags need to be on the floor not on the desk top or on your backs during class.

  • Teacher conference

  • Phone call to parent/guardian

  • Class suspension

Severe Disruptions: Defiance of authority, swearing at the teacher, physical harm to student/teacher, willful destruction of property, continued disruption from cell phone use/text messaging, headphones in during instruction and any other behavior that disrupts the learning of others will result in the student being removed from class for two days and a parent conference for possible further action.Academic Dishonesty: A student who cheats on tests or assignments will receive a “0” on the assignment or test. Any student with a cell phone out during a test will receive a “0” for the test and a referral to the office.

Positive Responses

  • Verbal praise and classroom recognition

  • A positive learning experience

  • Extra Credit

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