September 7, 2010  

Dear Parents,          

Welcome back to a new and exciting school year! I am thrilled to have your child in my class for the 2010-2011 school year. I would like to take this opportunity to explain my classroom expectations and to provide you with contact information.           

8th Grade Science will be 4th hour each day from 10:42 to 11:40 am. The branch of science studied in 8th grade is earth science. Students will receive the following textbooks throughout the year:


Exploring Planet Earth

Dynamic Earth

Environmental Science

Exploring Earth’s Weather

Exploring the Universe


Students are required to come to class each day with the following:

  1. paper
  2. pencil
  3. textbook
  4. folder/3-ring notebook

Why the folder/3-ring notebook? No papers are to be stuffed into the textbooks. Students will use this folder to keep papers as a study guide for future tests/quizzes.          

All homework must be turned in before class on the day it is assigned or that assignment will be a zero. Also, failure to turn in an assignment on time will result in your child receiving extra assistance from the RTC monitor. This is not a punishment! It is designed to help students with their organizational skills and scheduling. Every middle school student will have a “study skills(hall)” class each day. If needed, students will use this time to meet and finish the requirements in the RTC room for future success. If your child continues to struggle with completing assignments and turning them in on time, you will be contacted for assistance. Due to extenuating circumstances, I realize that completing assignments may be impossible. If that is the case, and a student wants to earn full credit, I ask that a parent write me a note or email me asking for an extension the day the assignment is due.                           

         EXAMPLE of note or email

                                       Please give “Jimmy Bob” an extension.  

Parents do not have to explain the reason for the request. I will grant a 24-hour extension on that assignment. Of course, that means two assignments will have to be turned in the following day. I expect my students to take the responsibility for the work they have been assigned. A note from a parent will never be questioned but I strongly encourage all students to do their best to keep up with all assignments on a regular basis.    

        The best way to contact me is by email. My email address is as follows:

Please visit my web page. Students will be given an agenda for their homework assignments on Mondays. I will be posting all homework assignments weekly on my web page for parents to view.           


Grades will be posted daily on Power School. Please contact the office for your child’s password to view his/her grades. Students will be graded on the following:          

        40% Homework

          40% Tests/Quizzes 

20% Work Ethic

Work Ethic scores are very important. Students will be given 10 points at the beginning of each week. If a student does not turn in an assignment (no parent note), then that student will loose 2 points. If a student turns in an assignment and it is incomplete, that student will loose 1 point. If a student does not come with all the required items for class, than that student will loose 1 point. As long as students come prepared for class and turn in all assignments (completed) than he/she will earn a perfect score.  

I am looking forward to a great year. My prep time is 9:48 - 10:38 each day. If you would like to schedule a conference at any time, I am available. Thank you for this opportunity to work with your child.          


                                                Michele Warman

                                                Onekama Middle School

                                                Math and Science


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