Welcome to the 2020 2021 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.   




Math in eight grade can be tough and will require your student to practice daily. If your student needs extra help, please contact me.  We will workout a time when we can meet.



Homework is given each day and expected in class when due.   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:
  • Spiral Notebook(1 subject, wide ruled,100 sheets, made by Pen + Gear)
  • Loose leaf Paper (wide rule is preferred) 
  • Pencils 
  • Colored pencils 
  • Highlighters 
  • Glue Sticks 
  • Scissors 
  • 4-function  Calculator or Scientific Calculator 

****Algebra 1 Students are required to have a graphing calculator.  Texas Instruments  TI-84 or 84 Plus is recommended.