Texas History Policies 2019-2020
Welcome back to another great school year. This year we will be concentrating on Texas History and how it relates to American and World history. We will be using a variety of ways this year to delve into the history, geography, government, and people that have made this state what it is.
BLUE or BLACK pens or pencils
Composition Book (P/AP only)
Thin Black Sharpie
1 inch 3 Ring Binder
Colored pencils and small sharpener
4 section dividers for binder (Daily, Homework, Tests, Notes )
In Preparation for Class:
1) Students should be in their seats by the bell. A backpack in the room does not mean you are on time. Those not ready at the bell will be tardy.
2) Students should come to class prepared with all materials, in-class binder and any assigned homework.
3) Students should copy the agenda and complete any other instructions left on the board, including gathering of in-class materials and completing warm ups.
**All rules and procedures apply to other areas of the school.
**Cheating is NOT tolerated. Any homework, warm up, quiz, or test cheated on or copied will receive a ZERO and is a level 2 offense. These will be noted to the principal.
Parents will be contacted when a student has received an OFI (Opportunity For Improvement) during the school day. Upon receiving 5 OFI’s cumulatively, a student will meet with administration for further action. See Team 7 packet for OFI’s that are automatic.
Tests/Projects/Quizzes – 40%
Warm ups, daily assignments – 30%
Homework – 30% (LATE WORK/DETENTION policy is governed by Team 7 rules / Pre-AP rules)
Tutoring for class will be available from 8:00 until 8:20 Monday and Wednesday mornings and Tuesday afternoons until 4:30.
This year students will be given access to their history book via the internet. Each student will have a login where they can have personal access to their own book as well as complete assignments online. There will be a few class books to use while at school, but students will not be issued Texas History books this year. Therefore, please allow your child use of internet at home and school if possible.
I am looking forward to an exciting year! Many other items, such as assignments or class details will be covered on the website. You can find me by going to www.fshisd.net and then finding the 7th grade teachers through the directory or team page. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either through email or by phone.
368-8730 ext 7412
P/AP Texas History Addendum
Pre-AP is based on the following two important premises. The first is the expectation that all students can perform well at rigorous academic levels. This expectation should be reflected in curriculum and instruction throughout the school such that students are consistently being challenged to expand their knowledge and skills to the next level. The second important premise of Pre-AP is the belief that we can prepare every student for higher intellectual engagement by starting the development of skills and acquisition of knowledge as early as possible. Students who experience success in Pre-AP courses typically exhibit the following personal and academic characteristics.
In my P/AP class, the above characteristics and expectations will apply. Although many of the assignments will be the same as the regular classes, there will be several other assignments that separate the rigor in P/AP from the regular classes. These will include more in depth reading, writing, and research assignments. Some of the following are listed below:
Current Event Article and Opinions
5 Paragraph Persuasive/Expository Essays
Reading Primary Source Books or Pieces
Outside of Class Projects
If at any time your child is struggling, tutoring is always available. If at the end of the nine weeks, your child is below a 75, I will recommend that he/she be removed from P/AP history.