Philosophy of Learning
We are a community of learners. Whether we are learning math, language arts, science, etc. we are building our futures. Not everything that we encounter during the school day will be something that we can use immediately in our everyday lives, but everything that we encounter will help to build our knowledge foundation for the days, months, and years to come.
Strive to master each concept that you encounter. If you allow gaps to form in your knowledge and skills, the foundation that you lay today will be too weak tomorrow to support your future learning.
To access the PowerSchool Parent portal, open your web browser and go to ps.bethalto.org/public . Then, enter your information to access the system.
If you have not yet signed up for a user name and password, please contact the TMS office. Our secretaries will be happy to issue you the needed information to check your student's grades on-line.
CLICK GOOGLE CALENDAR FOR LIST OF ASSIGNMENTS
**DAILY ASSIGNMENTS ARE WORTH 45% OF THE OVERALL GRADE.**
Daily Assignments contribute toward building responsibility, self-discipline and lifelong learning habits, as well as, prepare students for upcoming assessments.
Assignments are not new learning and should enhance what the student has been working on in class.
Daily assignments may include the completion of Incoming Activities, completion of work not finished in class, completion of an assignment given that day, review of concepts taught that day, a specific part of a long-term project and studying for upcoming assessments.
Late Daily Assignments
An assignment is not considered late until the student has left school for the day. Therefore, a student is welcome to turn in the assignment during Eagle Time PM or stay after school to finish current or late assignments.
Late assignments will be accepted for full credit until the day of the assessment for that unit. At that time, those late assignments will no longer be accepted and will remain a zero.
8th Graders :
-- No Red Ink Practice assignments will be accepted up until the day of the quiz for the topics covered on that practice/quiz.
--Comments on other student blogs, as well as, project and learning experience proposals fall under the daily assignment category.
**PROJECTS, QUIZZES AND TESTS ARE WORTH 55% OF THE OVERALL GRADE.**
Projects turned in late will lose 5% a day for each day turned in late for up to a total of 40% (this represents 8+ days late)
Projects MAY NOT be redone due to the significant amount of class time that is given to complete the project.
--Blog Posts, Website, Learning Experiences and Final Presentation fall under the Projects category
QUIZ AND TEST RETAKES
Students will be allowed to retake quizzes and tests for full credit.
A student who would like to retake a quiz or test must fill out and return, with a parent/guardian signature, a RETAKE REQUEST FORM. Forms are available within the classroom or by clicking here.
Retakes can only be done once.
ALL RETAKES MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE LAST TUESDAY OF THE QUARTER UNLESS AN EXCEPTION HAS BEEN ARRANGED WITH MRS. LOWRANCE.
--No Red Ink Quizzes can be retaken following this same procedure.