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Title: 8th Grade Parent Night


1
8th Grade Parent Night
  • WELCOME!

2
8th Grade Policies
  • Wendy Wax Gellis

3
Homework Policy
  • 90 minutes of homework per night.
  • The 4 core classes will split this time, 20
    minutes per class in most cases with a 10 minute
    cushion.
  • You should expect homework every night, Monday
    through Thursday.
  • Honor/additional classes additional homework
  • Students could use additional time and weekends
    to review material, study, read, and/or work on
    long term assignments.
  • Please help us out by checking the homework
    websites and the student planner so you can
    oversee the homework.

4
Late Work Policies
  • Students are expected to turn their work in on
    time
  • Science
  • no late homework accepted (homework is usually to
    study)
  • projects go down one letter per day late 
  • Math
  • no late homework accepted
  • projects go down one letter grade each day they
    are late 
  • History
  • 1/2 credit for all late homework and projects
  • English
  • 1/2 credit for homework assignments worth less
    than 30 points
  • Students only get 2 days to turn-in late work for
    assignments worth less than 30 points)
  • projects and essays (and all work worth 30 or
    more points) go down one letter grade each day
    they are late

5
Quizzes and Tests
  • For Quizzes
  • Quizzes may be given any day for any class.
  • For Tests and Projects
  • Science Fridays and occasional Mondays
  • Math Mondays and Wednesdays
  • History Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • English Tuesdays and Wednesdays

6
Promotion Requirements
  • Liz Cowgill
  • Middle School Counselor

7
Promotion
  • Your child must
  • Pass both semesters of math
  • Pass both semesters of English
  • Have no more than two F grades combined on
    his/her final semester report cards (January
    and/or June)
  • Pass the 8th grade Constitution Test given in
    November
  • Successfully complete the 8th grade service
    learning project to be communicated in detail
  • Be clear of any debts owed to the school such as
    overdue library books, lost or damaged textbooks,
    musical instrument repairs, etc.

8
Community Service Learning
  • Katy Lapajne
  • and
  • JuliaCheri Hoos

9
Updates and Links
  • http//www.malibuhigh.org/teacher-hoos-csl

10
The Constitution Exam
  • JuliaCheri Hoos

11
The US Citizenship Exam
  • Students as CITIZENS

12
Overview
  • All 8th grade students take the exam during their
    2nd period class.
  • The exam is given on the Tuesday before
    Thanksgiving (this year 11/23)
  • The exam is 100 objective questions.
  • Passing is 70 or more correct answers.
  • After school study sessions will start at the
    beginning of November.

13
Materials
  • 200 flash cards (3x5 or 4x6)
  • Master list of study questions should be given
    out Friday, 10/15.
  • If you have a printer that allows for printing on
    small-format paper, cards can be printed. The
    file will be posted on the homework website the
    week of 10/18.
  • Students need to complete ALL class assignments
    and practice quizzes during the unit.
  • Review materials and techniques will be given in
    class
  • Students need to attend two intensive study
    sessions.

14
Preparing for the Exam
  • Create and review study cards
  • Complete in class assignments
  • Take and review practice quizzes
  • Attend study sessions
  • Use study materials and techniques provided in
    class and at study sessions
  • Create mnemonics
  • Use online resources
  • ASK FOR HELP!!!

15
Retaking the Exam
  • The first attempt is always the best opportunity
    to pass.
  • One retake will be offered between Thanksgiving
    Break and Winter Break.
  • Another retake will be offered between the end of
    Winter Break and the end of the first semester.
  • Additional retakes are available, but it becomes
    increasingly difficult for students to hold on to
    the old information while working on new
    materials in class.

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