•      Welcome to Physical Science  

           

      Instructor: Lisa White          Email: lwhite@henry.k12.va.us  Room #: 3                                                  

    Course Summary: This course is designed to give middle school students foundational skills for success in high school physics and chemistry while also preparing them for the Science 8 SOL test, which covers material from 6th-8thgrade. Students will develop an understanding of concepts through reading, note-taking, practice assignments, and laboratory/group projects. This course covers a LOT of material and is very fast paced. Students and parents should frequently check my faculty webpage, linked above, for daily assignments and information. Please feel free to contact me with questions at any time. 

    Materials: For the time being the students are recommended to have a notebook per class, this list of materials will be used if we return in person. Students are expected to bring the following materials to class DAILY. Tissues for the class are not required but are very much appreciated!

     

    Student Must Purchase:

    ●      100- sheet college-ruled composition book.

    ●      Pocket folder for organizing loose papers. 

    ●      Pencil pouch containing pencils, pens, highlighters, glue sticks, a small package of crayons or colored pencils, extra erasers and extra pencil lead or a pencil sharpener.

    School-Issued:

    ●      I-pad (fully charged/with charger)

    ●      Pearson Interactive Science Textbook 

    ●      Three-pronged folder (for Bell Work)

     

     

    Policies & Procedures: All students at Laurel Park Middle School are expected to follow the core values: “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Productive.” School policies, including tardy, absence, dress code, homework, and cell phone use policies, are outlined in the LPMS student handbook and will be enforced in accordance with the Lancer Code. Please see the LPMS student handbook, the Lancer Code, and the Lancer Matrix of Behavior Expectations for more details. These documents can be found in your students’ planner and on my faculty website under “Important Forms.”

     

    Grading & Student Performance: Every student is capable of success by participating, studying, and seeking out help as needed to complete work on time. I am happy to assist students during the school week and during weekly office hours which will be posted on Canvas. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of the Homework Lab in the LPMS media center from 7:30-8:10 AM and 3:30-4:30 PM Monday-Friday. Tutoring and academic enrichment are also available through the MHC After 3 program. Homework and assignments are expected to be completed by the deadline in Canvas. Please communicate with Mrs. White if you are struggling on a topic or having difficulty getting items in on time. Mrs. White is here to help all of the students to the best of his ability so communication from the students is very important. Weekly announcements will be posted on Canvas so students will know what is expected of them each week, use these as a tool to plan out your school week.

    Grades can be checked through Canvas using the username and password issued at the beginning of school. Mrs. White will be using the grading scheme below. 

              Assessments

    40%

              Participation 

    30%

              Practice Assignments 

    30%

    Grading Scale:

    A 100-90

    B 89-80

    C 79-70

    D 69-60

    F 50-Below

    Syllabus & Safety Contract: Please review the 2020-2021 Course Syllabus and Pacing Guide distributed on the first day of class and posted on the Canvas page under “Important Forms.” Once you have reviewed this information, please complete the Syllabus & Safety Contract electronically via the link provided in Canvas, or below. I thank you and look forward to working with you and your child!

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