Announcements


The first of the early morning math announcements has arrived.  Brother Rice is offering Honors Algebra I for boys.  Cost is $600 including a graphics calculator.  Class meets 7-7:45am.  Qualifying test is Wednesday February 21st at 6:30 pm or Saturday March 2nd at 9 am.

Marist math's class hours are 6:55-7:40 am each day starting Sept.3, 2024,  The cost of the course is $325 which includes the textbook.  The exam is Saturday, March2, 2024.  You must register to take the test.  You need No.2 pencils and a basic calculator (no graphing calculator).


St. Laurence also offers early morning math.  Their class is remote.  The cost is $300 and you must purchase a TI83 plus or higher graphics calculator.  You must register to take the exam.  It will be available in person or on line in late March (date TBD). 

https://www.stlaurence.com/8thgrademath/

Mother McAuley is also offering advanced math class.  It runs from 7-7:45 each day.  The cost is $450 and students must purchase a TI 84 calculator.  Qualifying exam is Saturday March 2,2024 at 8 am.  You must pre-register.


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MATHEMATICS GRADE WEIGHTS
Tests - 40%
Quiz - 25%
Projects,  reviews - 15%
Homework assignments - 10%
Class participation 10%

RELIGION
Reviews - 30%
Tests - 40%
projects/assignments  - 20%
Class participation - 10%


WORK IS DUE ON THE DAY INDICATED.
LATE WORK is penalized 7 points for each day late.  After 5 days the work is no longer acceptable.  Absent students have equal amount of time as absent to make up missing work.  Once a topic is finished, work is not acceptable.
Extra credit in math is a bonus question on each test.

Religion extra credit - Students can do the Blest are We quizlet on line for the chapter they are being tested on.  It must be done before the day of the test and the results must be emailed to me before the day of the test.  None will be accepted on the day of the test.

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MISS WOODS’ CLASS EXPECTATIONS 

 

1.      Respect yourself, the teacher & others

·         Show respect for the teacher, yourself and others at all times.

·         Respect others’ property.  Avoid touching or writing on anything that does not         belong to you.  Please pick-up after yourself. 

·    .     BE A KIND PERSON.

2.      Put forth your best effort at all times

·         Always do your own best work.                             

·         Put learning ahead of getting good grades. 

·         Put quality ahead of just getting it done.

 

3.      Be prepared for class each day

·         Come prepared with all materials necessary

 

4.      Follow directions when given

·         When directions are given, do your best to follow them the first time.  If you are confused or have questions, ask.  

 

5.      Pay attention, participate and ask questions

·         Engage in what is going on in the classroom.  If you have a question, ask it!  Otherwise, I might not know until the test that you did not understand something.  There are no stupid questions, and chances are, if you are wondering about it, someone else in the class is to.  Be proactive about your learning and don’t be afraid to ask for help.  

 

6.      Preserve a positive learning environment

·         Student actions that interfere with teaching or learning in the classroom will NOT be tolerated. 


7.      Take responsibility for your actions

·         If you are confronted about a rule infraction, own up to it.  Don’t deny it, lie about it, or blame someone else.

·         Take responsibility for missed assignments.