Homework and Grades
• Check agenda nightly
• Students should expect homework regularly.
Please plan accordingly.
• Check grades online. If you have not received
your new login information, please contact
the DRMS front office.
• All teachers have websites and emails please
feel free to use them often.
See page 3 in the agenda
• Students with chronic unexcused absences will be required to
attend Saturday School – no county transportation is
• Excuse notes should be sent in the day student returns to
school and should include ID#; student’s first and last name;
date of absence; reason for absence; and parent signature. E-
mailed notes cannot be excepted.
• Notes sent six days or longer after the absence will not be
• Please DO NOT plan appointments or trips during testing
weeks. See page 8 of the CCSD handbook and discipline code.
8th Grade Expectations
• Think “long term” about high school/college
• Promotion Guidelines
• Talk to high school students/parents,
particularly in 9th grade
• Visit colleges/technical schools
• Be responsible for self –
Additional Teachers Websites
Teacher’s e-mail Addresses
Lockrem o Wagoner
firstname.lastname@example.org o Wheeler
8S Important Dates 2009-2010
• September 3 – Progress Reports
• September 7 – Pictures
• September 20-24 – Fall Break
• October 8- End of first grading period
• October 15- Report Cards
• October 29 – Jog-a-Thon
Check your students agenda for the entire list
of important dates including testing dates
We could use your help
• We still need lots and lots of tissues.
• Don’t forget the t-shirt orders and money.
• We all could use new or used tennis balls.
These are for the bottom of our desks and
• We need parent volunteer for activities, field
trips and assistance with copying.
Ms. Lockrem: 8th grade Reading Yearly
Progression of Units
Year Long: Vocabulary Development,
Active Reading Strategies, Literary Periodic: Novel Study
• Identify and understand the elements
• Utilize a variety of strategies to of a novel.
determine word meanings. • Plot structure, characterization,
• Study of Greek and Latin roots. theme, and conflict.
• Use a variety of strategies(before,
during, after reading) to demonstrate
comprehension of literary text.
• Produce a response that analyzes,
evaluates, and interprets a literary
• Making and supporting judgments of
8th grade Reading Yearly Progression
August through October: Nonfiction and January through March: Author’s Style
Functional Text and Character Analysis
• Identify and understand the elements • Identify and understand author’s use
of informational text. of satire, irony, and figurative
• Newspapers, magazines, reference language in literary text.
materials, websites, textbooks. • Identify character traits and different
• Connecting to personal experiences roles in literary text.
through biographical and
March through May: Poetry and Georgia
October through December: Plot Authors
Structure and Author’s Purpose • Identify and understand the purpose,
• Identify and understand the elements elements, and themes of different
of literary text. poetic forms.
• Stories, vignettes, narrative writings. • Creative writing.
• Identify and understand point of • Georgia authors unique contributions
view, tone, and mood in literary to a variety of literary genres.
The Key to Success is
• E-mail email@example.com
• Phone 770-345-2832
• Parent connect pcxp.cherokee.k12.ga.us
Mr. Wheeler - Georgia Studies
Are there any questions?