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.
FINAL GRADES ARE CALCULATED ON A WEIGHTED SYSTEM.
TESTS & QUIZZES = 60% OF THE FINAL GRADE
ASSIGNMENTS = 40% OF THE FINAL GRADE
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.
Assignments contribute toward building responsibility, self-discipline and lifelong learning habits.
Assignments are not new learning and should enhance what the student has been working on in class.
Assignments include the completion of work not finished in class, completion of daily assignments (Article of the Day), review of concepts taught that day, working on a long-term project, and studying for upcoming quizzes and/or tests.
Students will lose 5% per late day from the scored grade of the assignment, not exceeding -40%.
An assignment is not considered late until the student has left school for the day. Therefore, a student is welcome to stay after school to finish current or late assignments. If the assignment is finished before leaving school, on the day it is due, it will receive full credit.
All assignments will be accepted late until the last day of the quarter in which it was assigned.
CLICK GOOGLE CALENDAR FOR LIST OF ASSIGNMENTS