Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.  I an honored to be one of your child’s 8th grade teachers. We have an exciting year ahead of us.   We will be studying and working on many new and exciting things this year.  We will do several types of graded activities each grading period in order to reach your child’s individual learning style.  We have very high expectations for your child and will do all that we can to ensure your child reaches those expectations.   


After School Tutoring


Math in eight grade can be tough and will require your student to practice daily. If your student needs extra help after school let me know.  Tutoring is available Monday-Thursday from 3:00pm - 3:30pm.  Please contact me or have your student talk to me about what day or days work best.




Homework is given Monday -Thursday and is due in class the next day.   Students will lose 5 points each time they do not have their homework in class or if their homework is incomplete, this includes showing all work, if needed.   Late homework will not be accepted because we go over the answers in class. 



Students will receive teacher observation each day to ensure that they are on task and understanding the information and following directions.  Student grades will be based on various activities and assignments in each class.  The following procedure will be used to record student progress:

All grades will be recorded in the grade book and in PowerTeacher.  Columns will be dated and labeled to indicate the type and name of the assessment.  Parents are able to access grades from home by using ParentPortal.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact their teachers concerning any missed assignments. All make-up work is to be completed within 5 days.
Re-test will be given at teacher’s discretion.


Grading Scale

100-90 A    89-80 B    79-70 C      69-60 D   60-below   F

Math Websites:
Khan Academy:
Cool Math:
Purple math:
Math is Fun:
  • Pencils
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • 1 Marble Top Notebooks
  • Calculator ($5 – $10)