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    Dear Parents,


    Welcome to Acton Middle School!  I am looking forward to working with your child during the 2016-2017 school year.  This year promises to be challenging and rewarding.


    In the Language Arts class, students will experience a variety of integrated writing and reading activities.  Since writing and reading are recursive, much time will be spent on the process of how to become a better writer and reader.  Please be aware that not all papers will be taken through the entire process thus some will come home with mistakes.  The focus is to gradually build the students’ ability by introducing one or two skills at a time giving the students time to internalize.  


    Since reading is at the core of everything in school and in life, it is also the core of what we do in Language Arts.  Each student will be required to read 30 minutes every night for homework and complete given assignments.  The students will be expected to have their book in class daily. 


    I welcome you and your child to eighth grade and look forward to a happy and productive school year.  I am always happy to talk with you concerning your child’s progress or anything you feel may impact his/her learning this year.



    Major evaluations consist of but are not limited to: exams, projects involving significant time and effort, important performances, demonstrations of skill and other assessments of a comprehensive nature. Major evaluations will be 35% of a six weeks grade.

    Minor evaluations consist of but are not limited to: of homework, daily work, minor quizzes or tests, brief demonstrations of skill, oral or board work, daily performances or other assessments of a limited nature. Minor evaluations will be

    65% of a six weeks grade.


    Make Up Work

    Make up work for absences is accepted. The student has the number of days absent plus one to complete the missed assignments for full credit. After the allowed number of days has passed without turning in the assignment, the late work policy will take effect.


    Late Work Policy

    Ten points is deducted for each day an assignment is late up to three days. After the third day, a “0” will be assigned for the grade. If the student does the assignment, the teacher may assign a grade up to 80 points for the grade. Special projects, as assigned, will have letters to parents for special grading procedures and deadlines.




Last Modified on August 18, 2016