7th/8th Grade Social Studies
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Welcome to 7th/8th Grade Social Studies!! I am privileged to be working with your child this year. I am Mr. Rogalski and this is my 20th year of teaching. I graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Elementary Education; endorsements in Middle School in the areas of Health and Social Science. I also graduated from Saint Xavier University with a Masters in Administration.
I believe it is our duty to foster a love of learning within the classroom and beyond. It is my goal to instill a love of learning while fostering creativity, exploration, & their self-concept. Each day will focus on the attainment of academic skills that will provide your child with the capacity of educational achievement for life. We are partners in the learning process. By working together, we can best meet the needs of your child. Thank you for entrusting your child with me.
Students will be assessed through weekly tests, quizzes, assignments, projects, and homework. All scores are averaged within a subject area and a cumulative grade average is recorded at the mid-quarter and the end of the quarter. Student’s progress can be viewed on POWER SCHOOL. All students work is expected on the due date for full credit. All late work will receive point deductions resulting in partial credit. All absent and make-up work must be completed and turned in within the time period equal to the number of days absent from school. Progress reports will be distributed and sent home during mid-quarter.
Power School provides instant visibility to assignments, scores, grades, comments and progress for each student. I will be using the email feature to keep you informed on assignments for a given day and/or upcoming quizzes, tests, and projects. It is imperative that parents/guardians access their account by signing up in order to receive these updates.
Classwork/Homework is a reinforcement of their instructional day. Homework is classwork that was not completed in class and is due the beginning of the next class. Any homework not completed and in the appropriate bin will be considered LATE. Students get points deducted off of their assignment for late homework. Students are expected to be responsible, therefore all students should work to complete homework and submit it on time. Completing homework assignments properly and on time will help prepare your child for future lessons and success on quizzes and tests in class.
The following rules are expected to be followed during school:
1. Listen carefully and follow directions.
2. No disruption of classroom instruction.
3. Raise hand, and wait to be called upon.
4. Keep your hands to yourself.
5. Respect yourself and others.
6. Be prepared, bringing all necessary materials.
7. Enter and Exit classroom quietly.
8. No arguing or fighting will be tolerated!!!
These are the classroom rules that the students will need to follow. For the first few days of school the class will review these rules/procedures together. These are the expectations for the students this school year. Failure to follow classroom rules will result in a warning and then a disciplinary referral form will follow. Students are in school to learn and they will not be repetitively reminded of the rules. The students are aware of the classroom rules and are expected to follow them at all times. Students are also expected to adhere to the district handbook.
O.W. Huth Middle School reinforces a mandatory school uniform policy. Every student must be in proper uniform daily. The uniform consists of navy blue, black, or khaki colored pants, skirt or shorts, with a plain white or blue polo shirt or a collared dress shirt. Students may also wear a plain, black, or navy blue sweater with no hood attached. The Huth fleece may be worn over the school shirt daily. All other spirit wear is ONLY worn on Friday. Please refer to the school modified dress code if you have further questions.
To best meet the needs of your child, it is imperative that communication lines remain open. Listed below are the best ways I can be contacted.
I will be using the remind app this school year. Information willl be sent home the first few days of school on how to access this method of communication (best method).
Voicemail: 748-0470 Ext. 2803
Although, I will be unable to take calls while the students are in class, you can leave a message. Calls will be returned as soon as possible.
I am looking forward to a productive school year educating your child. By utilizing effective two-way communication, it can build strong communication between home and school. With your assistance and support, we can make this school year an engaging, productive, and a beneficial learning experience for your child.