• Mr. Garofalo


    Peaster High School


    Good Day Students,

               Welcome to another school year.  It is necessary to introduce myself, my ideas on education & provide you with important information that will assist you in having a successful year.

               I am also a student & find satisfaction in learning new things.  Especially about things that I want to learn.  My goal is to create a safe learning environment that prepares you for a lifetime of learning.  Learning is endless & you own it. Life is not all academic, (teachers don't always say that), but it is about continual learning. 

               I look forward to working with you this year.  Please take a few moments to read through the following information concerning this course.

               PISD has made access to my gradebook to you all.  Every assignments & grade.  Please take the opportunity to establish access to this as it will likely improve both your performance & communications.  I make grade updates available every Monday in order to keep everything as current as possible.  I post grades, anonymously, so you should be checking frequently & not let business go unattended. 

               With cooperation of myself, parents, & you we can create & maintain a safe & productive science classroom/laboratory environment.  Please feel free to contact me about any question or concerns, my door is always open. 


     Mr. Garofalo



    Mr. Mike Garofalo             817- 341-5000 ext. 2406



    Physics Course Syllabus 2017 - 2018


    Course Description

              Students will conduct laboratory & field investigations, use scientific practices during investigation, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. This course uses the disciplines of physics in the following topics: force, motion, and energy.

     Assignments, Homework, Quizzes & Tests

                 Students will be assigned classwork on a daily basis.  Students will be given homework assignments which are due at the beginning of the next class. Late homework will NOT be accepted.  Laboratories are “Hands On” & students are required to participate.  Quizzes are given throughout the lesson.  Tests will be given at the end of each unit.

    Grading Policy

    Assignments are divided into 3 categories.  Tests & Projects account for 50%, daily work, homework, & quizzes will account for 25% and laboratory activities account for 25%.

    Make up Work/Retest Policy

              Students who are absent from class are responsible for any missed notes or assignments.  Students will have the opportunity to retake or correct a test, but the student must meet the following eligibility requirements of:

    1. Must have all work associated with the exam completed, i.e. notes, classwork & homework.
    2. Must attend a tutorial session to determine & correct any misunderstandings.
    3. Must be completed within 1 week after the test was given. (highest score possible is a 70)

     Materials & Supplies

    1. Pens or Pencils (Black, blue or lead)                       
    2. Composition Book
    3. 1" Heavy Duty Binder w/paper
    4. Accordion Type Organizer

    Classroom Policies & Procedures

    1. Be On time & Prepared to Work
    2. All Personal Items on the Back Counter
    3. Follow All Teacher Instructions
    4. No Uninvited Talking
    5. All Personal Electronic Devices & Cell Phones  “Off" & "Put Away"
    6. No Food or Drink (Bottled Water @ Desk = OK)

    Extra Credit

              I DO NOT assign extra credit, but may give a student the opportunity at my discretion.  Extra credit will only be considered if the student has completed & turned in all assignments & has a 70 or above grade for the six week period.  I will not consider extra credit in the final 3 days of the six week period.


    1  One Composition Book

    2.  One 3 ring Binger 1-1.5 " wide

    3.  Writing Tools (Pencils & Pens-Blue or Black ink Only)

    4.  Lined Notebook Paper

    5. An Accordian File Folder

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