Leaving the Room
Going to the restroom should be reserved for real "emergencies." Take the pass and sign out. If you make excessive trips in my opinion, you will not be permitted to leave and/or you will serve a detention(s).
No one may leave during the first 5 minutes or the last 5 minutes
Keep your three-ring binder full with paper.
Pens are mandatory (blue or black ink only); we only use pencils for ScanTron tests. Bring extras of both. Do not sharpen pencils during class - that's disruptive.
Maintain a supply of differently colored markers, colored pencils, and / or highlighters.
** Borrowing supplies will result in a lower grade **
There is no need for Wite-Out on notes / classwork. If you make a mistake, cross it out and keep going.
For each "unit": keep all notes, handouts, tests, etc., for a particular unit together in one section. All written work needs your name, title and date.
There will notebook "quizzes" - up to 2 each quarter (50 pts. each): open notebook, of course (but no photocopies allowed: it's a quiz on your notebook!) - part of grade is the notebook itself
Keep track of all handouts; if you misplace your one copy, see a classmate to make a copy.
Refrain from crumpling paper: it's disruptive.
All trash will be gathered and placed in the trash can at the end of class as you leave the room.
If your not feeling well, bring a supply of tissues.
You are still responsible for all classwork, handouts, homework, and tests, etc. See the LHS handbook for specifics on allotted make-up time (Consequences for delay range from deductions of significant points to a "0"). Most tests can be made up during classtime.
If you're absent only the day before a test, you will take the test with everyone else.
Homework, classwork, quizzes (some unannounced), tests, participation, reports, projects, etc., will have various point maximums (for example, a test = 100 points; homework = 10). Your grade will be calculated by dividing the points you earn by the number of possible points.
Homework, notes and classwork will be randomly collected / checked by quizzes; not everything collected will be graded.
If your name is not on your submitted work, then you forfeit at least 10% of the grade.
You may submit homework ONE day late (with the potential of earning half credit); after that one-day grace period, grade = 0. Day late = anytime after your class period begins. (For absences, see "Absent" section above)
No discussion of grades (or points earned on tests, homework, etc.) during class time; after school or common lunch only. (Handing back tests and questions is for content review only)
I will certainly look at your graded work again if you feel you should have a higher grade; however, by re-submitting it, you agree that your grade could go down (I could have previously overlooked other wrong answers) as well as up.
If you have two other tests the same day as our history test (excluding MP exam), you can take our test the next day. At least one day before our test, submit a note to me indicating the classes, teacher names (printed), and teachers' signatures. Trickery will result in a 0 on our test.
Dress appropriately for class and bring an extra layer: the room temperature will not be ideal for every student. The thermostat is set elsewhere in the building: we cannot make adjustments in the room
Be competent and comfortable with word processing (Microsoft Word) and presentation software (PowerPoint). We use these frequently and there's not a lot of time to learn the program while we're using it. We may also use software to create newsletters and web pages.