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. Mike Garofalo 817- 341-5000 ext. 2406 firstname.lastname@example.org
Physics Course Syllabus 2017 - 2018
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.
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:
- Must have all work associated with the exam completed, i.e. notes, classwork & homework.
- Must attend a tutorial session to determine & correct any misunderstandings.
- Must be completed within 1 week after the test was given. (highest score possible is a 70)
Materials & Supplies
- Pens or Pencils (Black, blue or lead)
- Composition Book
- 1" Heavy Duty Binder w/paper
- Accordion Type Organizer
Classroom Policies & Procedures
- Be On time & Prepared to Work
- All Personal Items on the Back Counter
- Follow All Teacher Instructions
- No Uninvited Talking
- All Personal Electronic Devices & Cell Phones “Off" & "Put Away"
- No Food or Drink (Bottled Water @ Desk = OK)
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.