Course Component Specifics
~ I expect 100% effort and cooperation for each student. If a student needs help with an assignment, he/she is expected to ask for help.
~Each student should be prepared to learn and participate each day. My classroom is very active, so students will be required to participate.
~Students are allowed and encouraged to help each other, but not to give each other answers. Cheating is not helping. Cheating is lying and I do not tolerate lying in my classroom.
General Classroom Rules include:
Use only one bathroom/water pass per week (unless the office and I have a written doctor’s note saying otherwise)
Enter and leave class quietly
Stay seated unless given permission
Raise hand for permission to speak
Show respect to other students and teachers at all times
Ask for help when needed
Follow all school rules
~ Pencil with eraser to use daily or Ink pen to use daily (blue or black ink only)
~ 1” binder or notebook
Experimentation is an essential part of this course. A $20.00 lab fee is required of each student. Students are expected to participate in laboratory experiments. They will be graded according to cooperation, participation, creativity, and the ability to follow instructions. Students will also have written lab assignments.
Course Requirements and Grading
There will be a test and vocabulary quizzes with each unit. You will also be graded on “bell ringers”, homework, class work, lab work, and “daily quizzes”. Occasionally you will be assigned a project. You are expected to do the research for this project on your own time. The school library is open at 7:00 each morning and after school, and the public library is also available for your use. Most students now have internet access in the home, at a relative’s, or friend’s home.
Grade will be Earned based on the following:
40% Quizzes, Labs, projects, Class work, Pre-bells, Homework
60% Weekly test, Unit Tests, Semester Test
Reminders and Resources
The use of technology is a wonderful tool for education. With that said, I will use a variety of technologies within and outside of the classroom.
Remind.com is a virtual texting service that allows students instant contact with teachers without sharing phone numbers or other personal information.
1st block students/parents should text @pippen1 to 81010
2nd block students/parents should text @pippen2 to 81010
4th3rd block students/parents should text @pippen4 to 81010
Google Classroom is an amazing tool that I use to share slideshows, notes, videos, and links to students. This web-based technology allows students vital resources virtually anywhere there is internet access.
To log in simply follow the link at the top of the page or go to google classroom.google.com
1st block students/parents should log on using class code 5eee93
2nd block students/parents should log on using class code 49e22b
4th block students/parents should log on using class code wt0bro
How to Reach Me
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about any aspect of your child’s education. You may reach me by calling the high school or by email. See the information and link at the top of the page. Please call if you have questions or to schedule an appointment. If we are unavailable, we will get back to you ASAP (usually within 24 hours).