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Academics

Academic Timelines for 2017-2018

1st Quarter2nd Quarter3rd Quarter4th Quarter
Progress Reports9/22/201712/01/20172/23/20185/11/2018
Quarter Grades10/20/20171/09/20184/06/20186/15/2018



Academic Standards

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The primary goal of Hewes Middle School is to provide appropriate learning experiences for every student to achieve personal academic success. Students are expected to attend all classes promptly and to be well-prepared.

1. At least one hour each day at home should be reserved for study, review and reading. Some assignments will require longer hours for research and class participation.

2. All written work must have an appropriate heading (including full name, date, and class period); must be legible and on a standard size of notebook paper, and have correct grammar usage with correct punctuation and spelling.

3. Progress reports will be mailed home at mid-quarter when a student is having problems in class or is in danger of failing a course. Parents are encouraged to contact the appropriate teacher regarding these reports. Honors level students will receive a progress report for any mid-term progress at or below a “B-“

4. Grade reports will be mailed home at the close of each semester.

5. The guidance counselor is available to discuss particular concerns. Appointments may be scheduled in the office.

6. Achievement tests are administered to students at times and grade levels designated by the district and the state.

Goal Setting

As you begin the new school year work to set SMART Goals that allow you to achieve academic success. Remember, "Embracing the Climb," requires you to take the first step.

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Homework Policy

Classroom time is for instruction, discussion, and clarification, additional study time may be needed for maximum success. Home study is necessary for practicing and refining skills, completing assignments/projects, reading, writing, research, practice and review. Homework also provides opportunities for parents to monitor student understanding and quality of work.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS for Success

All Middle School students are highly encouraged to have the following items with them each school day:

●Textbooks - loaned to students for their use during the school year

●Ipad - Highly suggested to have the device charged to at least 75% which would allow the student to utilize this learning tool throughout the school day.

Some kind of hand written note taking device such as:

●Binder – three ring binder with dividers or spiral notebooks

●Notebook paper – supply of three-hole, ruled paper

●Spiral bound notebooks for subjects

●Binder Reminder

●Pencil pouch – filled with #2 pencils, pens, colored pencils, eraser, calculator

●Backpack/Book bag – for carrying all student books and materials

*Specific class supplies will be discussed in each class.*