Science Department Grade 7 & 8
Joseph Le Conte Middle School
LECONTE HEAT MAGNET
1316 North Bronson Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028
Dear Parent /Guardian,
Hello and welcome to Middle School Science . This course is planned to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary for leading a successful and productive life in a technological society and to develop a firm understanding of the basic principles of Science and Health.
Classroom activities will include lectures, demonstrations, activities and labs. Students are responsible for taking complete and accurate notes and actively participating in all activities.
There will be a formal laboratory associated with each unit. Students will be required to submit a typed laboratory report. Tests and quizzes will be given on Thursday or Friday depending on if you have an odd or even class period.
The use of technology is an integral part of this class.
Students will regularly access internet resources for classwork and homework. It is absolutely essential that students bring a fully charged Chromebook along with their chargers to school each day.
It is my practice to occasionally videotape class activities to evaluate my instructional practices.
Subject Grade: Students will be graded on five categories of assignments using Mastery grading. 50% of the final grade will come from homework, class work and labs. The other 50% will come from tests and projects.
4(A) - 100% - 89%
3(B) - 89% - 75%
2(C) - 74% - 55%
1(F) - Below 54%
Work Habits: A mark of E (Excellent), S (Satisfactory), or U (Unsatisfactory) will be given based on the student’s participation and efforts on assignments.
Cooperation: A mark of E (Excellent), S (Satisfactory), or U (Unsatisfactory) will be given based on the student’s conduct. Three unexcused tardies or excessive unexcused absences are an automatic “U” for the grading period.
Late and make-up work:
Students will be responsible for determining what assignments they have missed as a result of their absence. Students have two days to make up the missing assignments.