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Ms. Gray

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  I am so pleased to welcome you our Social Studies/History learning space! I hope this will be a year of learning about the important history of our country and state, a time of self-reflection, and personal growth for you!
At the ASK Academy, scholars will be asked to turn in a variety of high caliber work demonstrating thoughtfulness. Just as a scientist must use critical thinking to evaluate evidence, so should a historical scholar use evidence and reason to evaluate events and their significance. Scholars will be asked to analyze evidence as the foundation of their historical inquiry.
I will do my best to update the web page weekly and update due dates for class assignments, tests, and projects. You will need to use this website in conjunction with Google Classroom where you will find copies of PowerPoint Presentations, rubrics, forms, notes, and other items that you may need.
Interactive Notebook
Each scholar is responsible for maintaining and studying from their spiral notebook. The notes and activities are vital for the scholar’s success in the classroom as the journal is graded for neatness, complete notes, and organization, and textbooks are limited.
Group Work
During the course of the year, scholars will work in groups or stations. This means that you are expected to work with other scholars, bring materials, and complete your portion of the project in a timely manner. YOU should strive to help the group complete projects on time to the best of the group’s ability. If you are having difficulty with a group member, or you are having difficulty, YOU are expected to discuss this privately with Ms. Gray as soon as the difficulty begins. We will work together to resolve the difficulty and if needed, other solutions will be implemented.
The seventh grade Project Managers have worked together on how/when we will assign homework. Here is what you can expect during the school year. Of course, as we move through the school year we may need to add to, or take-away from this schedule. In ALL of our classes – any unfinished classwork becomes homework.
English/Language Arts = Wednesday
Science = As dictated by project(s)/tests
Math = 1 to 2 assignments/week
Social Studies = As dictated by project(s)/tests/incomplete classwork
Electives = As needed

Please check Google Classroom and your class page on this website to see what we worked on in class, what was assigned, and what may be due for that day.

Late Work 
The 7th Grade Late Work Policy is as follows:
1 – 4 days late = 10% off per day the work is late
5 days late = ½ credit
An “Amnesty Day” will be offered once per quarter for all other late work.
Excused absences will not count as late, but time to complete assignments will match excused absence.

Scholars will be evaluated on the following criteria within each quarter:
Projects – 30% 
Classwork (includes notes, research, stations) – 30%
Tests (End of units, chapters) - 30%
Quizzes – 10% (Includes exit tickets/quick quizzes, etc.)

Semester Grades
Scholar’s semester grades will be calculated as follows:
Quarter 1(3) – 40%
Quarter 2(4) – 40%
Semester Final – 20%

Cell Phones
Cell phones can be a great tool in the classroom, however, they can also be a great distraction and can be misused. Therefore, cell phones should remain in your back packs without the express permission of Mrs. Beaudet. Any violation will result in the cell phone being confiscated for the duration of the class (first offense) with a warning to the scholar. A second offense will result in confiscation until the end of the day, with an email to the parent/guardian. Further violations will follow the school discipline matrix.

Computer Usage 
You will have a computer assigned to you at various times when available. It is YOUR responsibility to handle this computer with care. If you notice any damage to the computer, fill out a “Computer Misuse” form. This will ensure you are not blamed for another person’s damage to the computer. See the ASK Student Handbook for computer usage rules. Violations may result in loss of computer privileges.