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Norris Grade 8 Brochure

Planner

All students will be given a planner on the first day of school. Students are required to carry planners with them to all classes throughout the day. The planner is used to record all long term and short term homework assignments, tests, and quizzes. Parents must check their child’s planner to see how their child is handling their school responsibilities. Periodic checks are recommended for all students. Students should be able to show a parent their planner and completed homework. Some students must have their parents check their homework every night.

Hall staff

  • Mr. Edgar, English
  • Mrs. Kerr, Social Studies
  • Mrs. Carroll, Math
  • Mrs. Bullis, Science
  • Mr. Spring, Guidance
  • TBD, Secretary
  • Mrs. Lange, Hall Principal

Special education teachers of Norris Hall students attend weekly planning sessions on Mondays to receive and provide information regarding their students.                    

Art

All instructors ask students to bring #2 pencils and a folder to class.

Earth Science

Students will need a 1” three-ring binder, one pocket folder, a calculator, a supply of #2 pencils. Students will be responsible for maintaining a notebook so content for tests and quizzes is easily identifiable. The pocket folder will be used to organize homework, and test and quiz grades. All homework and tests/quizzes for the week are listed on the board on Monday and remain there for the entire week so students may record them in their daily planner. Assignments can also be seen on https://sites.google.com/nccsk12.org/norris8science/home. Students must see the teacher for assignments when they have been absent or anticipate being absent. This is especially important for the Laboratory section of the class, since completion of all laboratory exercises is required for entrance to the NYS Earth Science Regents exam in June.
E-mail: lbullis@ncolonie.org.

English

It is important for students in English 8 to bring their supplies to class each day. Students’ notebooks and composition books will be used for in-class notes and activities, as well as independent reading thought logs. In addition, students should bring their planner to class every day. E-mail: jedgar@ncolonie.org. Students and parents can check grades online using the parent portal. Parents can also check the classroom website, in order to keep abreast of the week’s activities, homework assignments, tests and quizzes, helpful links, review games and the after school schedule. My website is: https://sites.google.com/a/nccsk12.org/mr-edgar-english-8/

Family & Consumer Sciences

Students in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) will need a two-pocket folder to keep all handouts in. Students will need 5 – 10 sheets of loose leaf paper in their folder for note taking. All students should be prepared with a pen (blue or black) and a pencil each day.

General Music

In general music, students are required to keep a folder. The folder will contain several handouts as we do not use a textbook. Students at times will need loose-leaf paper in a small quantity for note taking and scrap paper. Pencils are needed for rough draft work for writing music. Pens are needed for final copies.

Health

Teacher: Mrs. Gannon & Mrs. Lashmet

Students will need a composition notebook and yellow plastic two-pocket folder for each class. Students can recycle their daily journal and folder from last year’s health class if preferred. Loose-leaf paper and highlighters will be helpful throughout the year. Since this class is every other day, it is important to use a student planner to keep track of homework and project due dates. All students are expected to see the teacher or check the health website to catch up with what is missed.

Languages

Parents must refer to the handout for foreign language class supplies.

Math

All students will need a scientific calculator, the TI-34 Multiview is recommended. Additionally, all students will need pencils and a binder (1 inch) for class materials. Binders will be cleaned out after each quarter. Parents can check weekly assignments, upcoming tests & quizzes, view after school help schedules, and get copies of assignments on my website at https://sites.google.com/nccsk12.org/mathwithmrscarroll/home. The site will be updated on a weekly basis. Grades can also be checked using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. E-mail: elizabethcarroll@ncolonie.org.

Music Performing Groups

Students will need a folder for holding lesson book, music, practice sheets, lesson schedules and handouts. Students should also have pencils (not pens or markers) to make markings on their music during rehearsals and lessons.

Students in instrumental performing groups, with the exception of some larger instruments, should own or rent their own instruments from a local music store. All musicians are encouraged to have a metronome and a tuner. Specific supplies such as lesson books, reeds, valve oil, sticks, rosin, shoulder rests and mutes will be required as needed throughout the year, depending upon the instrument which the student plays.

Physical Education

Students will be assigned a locker with an attached combination lock for physical education class. Students will attend phys. ed. every other day according to their schedule. Students are required to wear appropriate clothing (tee shirt, shorts, sweat shirt/pants, athletic socks) and athletic footwear for class. Appropriate dress helps students perform to his/her potential and avoid injuries. Students will change clothes to return to class. Students are asked to keep a towel and deodorant in their athletic locker. Jewelry is not allowed during P.E. All jewelry and valuables shall be locked in the locker.

Science 8

Students will need a 1” three-ring binder, one pocket folder, a calculator and a supply of #2 pencils. Students will be responsible for maintaining a notebook so content for tests and quizzes is easily identifiable. The pocket folder will be used to organize homework, labs, and test and quiz grades. All homework and tests/quizzes for the week are listed on the board on Monday, and remain there for the entire week so students may record them in their daily planners. Assignments can also be seen on https://sites.google.com/nccsk12.org/norris8science/home and e-mail is lbullis@ncolonie.org. Students must see the teacher for assignments when they have been absent, or anticipate being absent.

Social Studies

A 1” three-ring binder is used to organize and save quarterly notes, quizzes and chapter reviews. Binders will be cleaned out after each chapter. Arrangements should be made to save these papers at home. The highlighters are used daily to emphasize important information. Loose-leaf paper will be used for note taking and homework. Note cards will be used for research projects. Parents can check weekly assignments and upcoming tests and quizzes, after school review sessions and get some copies of assignments on my website https://sites.google.com/nccsk12.org/mrskerr/home. Grades can also be checked using the parent portal. It will be updated on a weekly basis.
E-mail: marthakerr@ncolonie.org

8E: All Social Studies materials plus 1 composition notebook.

Technology

Technology students will need a two-pocket folder with several sheets of loose leaf paper.  All handouts will be kept in the folder.  A pen and pencil are required each day.