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    Course Description:

    The General Computer Applications class will gradually introduce the skills necessary to learn the fundamentals of what computers are and how they can be used, including how to access and use the Internet and World Wide Web. The exercises are divided into conceptual blocks of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, E-mail, and research projects from the Internet and are accompanied by integrated hands-on exercises that reinforce the presented information.

    Homework and Class Work Requirements:

    Homework will be given routinely based on our school focus area of integrating literacy. Class work requirements will include individual and group assignments of software applications. Discussion and teacher observation will take place for accountability. Class work must be completed on time and must be turn in bins at the end of class.

    Grading Policies:

    All grades will be computed on a letter and numerical values. Assignments and projects are assigned one or several letter grades depending on difficulty of the assignment. For example a project may issued several more grades due to the time requirement to complete several tasks.

    Classroom Expectations and Rules:

    Students are expected to follow all school and established classroom rules. Rules have been reviewed with all students and are clearly enforced inside the class. Enforcement of rules includes one-on-one contact with the students, parental contact, and administrative intervention as a last resort.

    Class Syllabus:Language Arts/ Writing

    Course Description

    This class will focus on State and District Standards for Language Arts/ Writing.Students will also focus on English grammar to enhance writing and vocabulary.A writer

    Class Syllabus:Language Arts/ Writing

    Course Description

    This class will focus on State and District Standards for Language Arts/ Writing.Students will also focus on English grammar to enhance writing and vocabulary.A writer

    R. Bermudes - Class Syllabus:New Mexico History

    Course Description

    This class will focus on State and District Standards for New Mexico History.The following standards will be addressed.

    Students will be able to identify important people and events in order to analyze, significant patterns, relationships, themes, ideas, beliefs and turning points in New Mexico, United States, and world history in order to understand the complexity of the human experience.

    Students will understand how physical, natural, and cultural processes influence where people live, the ways in which people live, and how societies interact with one another and their environments.

    Students will understand the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and understand the content and history of founding documents of the United States with particular emphasis on the United States and New Mexico constitutions and how governments function at local, state, tribal, and national levels.

    Students understand basic economic principles and use economic reasoning skills to analyze the impact of economic systems ( including the market economy ) on individuals, families, businesses, communities, and governments.

    Grading Policies

    Students grades must be not less than 60% on all work assignments as per district guidelines.

    GradePercentagesGradePercentages

    A+97-100C+77-79

    A93-96C73-76

    A-90-92C-70-72

    B+87-89D+67-69

    B83-86D63-66

    B-80-82D-60-62

    F0-59

    The teacher reserves the right to have students redo assignments until mastery is achieved.Tutoring may be required of students after school.

    Classroom Expectations

    The goal for the classroom is that all students have a safe and comfortable place to learn.Proper behavior

    R. Bermudes - Class Syllabus:New Mexico History

    Bernalillo Middle School

    Miss. Dillard

    6th Grade

    Science

    Room #9

    Syllabus 2005-2006

    TEXTBOOK(S):Glenco General Science Course 1

    SUPPLIES & MATERIALS:

    1,Calculator

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    Welcome to Bernalillo Middle School!I look forward to helping your child during this new school year.The coming year will be exciting and challenging, academically, developmentally, and socially.My plans provide integrated learning experiences in social studies that support district goals and enable students to succeed in an intellectual and nurturing environment.

    The students in my social studies program will explore the culture, geography, history, economics, and government of countries around the world and will have the opportunity to learn about the complex nature of international relationships.I intend to assist each child to prepare for a personal role in our global economy.Please participate in our program by discussing with your child about our virtual worldwide journey, volunteering to make a presentation of your travels and talents to our class, and by reviewing your child

    SYLLABUS

    Mr. Noel

    8TH GRADE SCIENCE

    Course Description:A hands on lab based course covering the scientific method, measurement calculations, Newton

    Bernalillo Middle School

    6th Grade World History Syllabus

    Ms. VanGorder

    Course Description:

    This course will cover the Ancient Civilizations of our world.We will begin by looking at the first human societies and will continue on through the Age of Encounter and European Exploration.Some of the civilizations we will be looking at are: Ancient, Egypt, China, India, Greece, and Rome.We will also be looking at Regional Civilizations such as: Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Muslim World, and Europe.We will study each of these societies by looking at how they deal with their landscape, their Governmental systems, religious and social beliefs, and economic systems.We will also be using current events periodically throughout the year to connect the past with the present.We will also be analyzing a number of other sources to study these exciting groups of people.

    Class work and Homework Requirements:

    Students will be given homework at least 3 times a week and will be expected to post the assignment in their agendas.All assignments will be due the following day.If a student is absent they will be given one additional day to complete the work.The students should have a notebook for notes and journaling, and a folder for handouts.Homework assignments will consist of vocabulary, comprehension questions, or worksheets.We will also be doing at least four class projects throughout the year.I will provide the students with information on these projects at a later date.

    Grading Policies:

    Everything the students do will be given a grade.Grading will be based on a point system.I will be assessing the students on in-class work, homework, class participation, attendance, projects, and tests/quizzes.If the students are participating in class, completing their homework and projects they should be successful.I will collect late work before every unit test; however the students will only receive partial credit.It is essential to hand everything in on time.

    Classroom Expectations and Rules:

    Students are expected to follow both the school and classroom rules.These expectations have been reviewed with all the students.These rules will be enforced and the students are aware of the consequences.Enforcement of these rules consists of: verbal warnings, teacher student discussion of offense, discussion with the parent or guardian, written referrals, and administrative action (if necessary).

    Closure:

    I look forward to working with you and your middle school student.Feel free to contact me at the school whenever you have questions or concerns.Welcome to 6th grade World History.Lets work together to make this the best year ever!!

    Language Arts/Literature

    2005-2006 Course Description and Syllabus

    Teacher: Trace Mollica

    Email: tmollica@bps.k12.nm.us

    Appointment By Phone: 867-3309

    Grade: 8th

    Curricula Structure: Theme Based (historical epochs)

    Course Design:This course is designed in 4 nine-week units to equal a total of 36 weeks.The topics of the course are historical in nature.Many of these readings will relate to classic historical content.

    Course Objectives:

    Close Reading

    Students must be able to identify concrete elements within literature (diction, imagery, figurative language, allusion, point of view, etc.) and explain how these concrete elements influence, reflect, or create abstract elements (tone, mood, purpose, and theme.)In other words, they must be able to identify the author

    6th, 7th & 8th Grade Reading

    Fall/ Spring 2005-2006

    Instructor Ms. L. Archuleta

    The Three B

    Bernalillo Middle School

    Syllabus for Art

    M. Brookley

    Course Description:

    Art class will develop students

    BERNALILL0 MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Special Education:Severe and Profound

    Syllabus For All Classes

    Teacher; Charles Faires

    Fall 2005

    Preface:The differences in skill level of the students do not support a uniform content to be included in each course syllabus.

    LANGUAGE ARTS, READING

    1.Students will be exposed to the importance of communication.

    a.The various methods of communication.

    b.Students will be able to name and describe methods of communication.

    c.Communication will be integrated throughout the content of the curriculum.

    2.Students will be exposed to types of literary expressions with regularity, i.e. the newspaper daily.

    a. Students will practice reading skills using the newspaper, functional reading matter and literary material at

    their level.

    b.Students will learn basic vocabulary through the use of music.

    c.Students will learn to communicate through assertive technology

    3.Students will learn to read significant survival signs in the community.

    4.Students will learn to "read" some elemental ASL signs.

    METHODS OF ASSESSMENT: Written Quizzes, Oral tests, Work Products.

    LANGUAGE ARTS; WRITING

    1.Students will write simple stories, poetry and letters formal and informal.

    2.Students will regularly practice handwriting skills.

    3.Students will be able to write their address and phone numbers.

    4.Students will learn to use the computer to communicate.

    5.Students will write a composition on a significant subject impacting the environment, violence, and rainforest.

    Assessment:Work products.

    MATH

    1.Students will learn their integers.

    2.Students will learn the rudiments of addition and subtraction and some students will learn multiplication.

    3.Students will learn to tell time on a dial clock.

    4.Students will learn how to use calculators.

    5.Students will learn the values of U.S. currency and coins.

    Assessment: Written and oral tests, daily work.

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    The content will focus on the interdependence of people in community.

    1.Students will learn cultural aspects of their life as related to history.

    2.Students will learn how and why people have different jobs and how those jobs help the community.

    3.Students will meet and hear from real people about their jobs.

    4.Students will meet public officials by visiting them in their workplace.

    5.Students will learn the principal products of their own state and bordering states.

    Assessment:Oral Quizzes.

    SCIENCE

    1.Students will learn about the circulatory, respiratory, nervous and digestive systems of the body

    2.Students will learn about weather systems, human impact on environment and the solar system.

    3.Students will learn how to plant and grow vegetables.

    4.Students will learn about hospitals, clinics, their own nurse

    Language/Literature 6th grade

    Shirley Vigil

    Course Description:

    This course will provide information on the elements of language.Through this process students will understand various methods of brainstorming, webbing, prewriting, summarizing, study skills, speaking and listening.This will enhance their skills in descriptive, narrative, persuasive and expository writing.They will develop research skills, and they will use creative writing in various settings.Skills in public speaking will be displayed through various activities.Spelling and vocabulary words will be introduced through out the year to broaden the student

    Language/Literature 6th grade

    Barbra Van Hoose

    Course Description:

    This course will provide information on the elements of language.Through this process students will understand various methods of brainstorming, webbing, prewriting, summarizing, study skills, speaking and listening.This will enhance their skills in descriptive, narrative, persuasive and expository writing.They will develop research skills, and they will use creative writing in various settings.Skills in public speaking will be displayed through various activities.Spelling and vocabulary words will be introduced through out the year to broaden the student

    Bernalillo Middle School

    2005

    Class Syllabus

    Mrs. Folsom

    vfolsom@bps.k12.nm.us

    6th Grade Math

    Course Description:

    Students learn in whole group, small group and independent settings.The students will be learning mathematical concepts and skills through problem solving, reasoning and communication strategies.The math concepts I teach are stated in the NM Math Standards and Benchmarks.The Standards your child will be learning are stated below.

    1. Number and Operations (multiplication; division; ratios; percents; addition subtraction, and multiplication with fractions and with decimals and mixed numerals.
    2. Algebra Concepts and Functions
    3. Geometry
    4. Measurement
    5. Data Analysis and Probability

    Homework:

    Homework assignments will be written on the whiteboard weekly.Your child must copy the assignment down in the Agenda book on Monday

    6th Grade Band

    The 6th Grade Band will be working from the "Standard of Excellance" Book 1 Band Method Book as well as playing sheet music. The Band will also be doing sight reading exercises of selected songs. This class has both beginners and advanced players so we will go as fast as the class allows. If students need individual help, the advanced players will be used to help the beginners one on one.

    The Band will perform at least 2 concerts and one parade during the school year plus participate in our music district Solo and Ensemble and large Group music events. Other performances are scheduled as needed.

    There will be 2 playing tests given during each 9 week grading period. These are played in class in front of everyone. There is also a written exam and required horn inspection every nine weeks.

    7th and 8th Grade Band

    The Concert Band will be working out of the "Standard of Excellance" Book 2 Band Method Book as well as playing sheet music. The Band will also be doing sight reading exercises of selected songs.

    The Band will perform at least 2 concerts and one parade during the school year plus participate in our music district Honor Band, Solo and Ensemble, and Large Group music events. Other performances are scheduled as needed.

    There will be 3 playing tests given during each 9 week grading period. These are played in class in front of everyone. There is also a written exam and required horn inspection every nine weeks.

    HISTORY SYLLABUS

    2005 - 2006 School Year

    Instructor: Ms. Schlautmann

    Classroom: 31

    Phone: 867-3309

    Email:zschlautmann@hotmail.com <mailto:zschlautmann@hotmail.com>

    Description:

    Students will explore the subject areas of History through daily lessons, projects and multicultural activities. Activities will include individual and small group activities, hands-on projects, and multicultural activities integrated with traditional textbook methods of teaching.

    Text Book: America

    Algebra I

    2005-2006 Course Description and Syllabus

    Teacher:JoAnn Beuerle

    Email- JBeuerle@bps.k12.nm.us

    Home phone- 771-0955

    Grade (level):Pre-Advanced Placement 8th grade

    Course Text:Glencoe Algebra I:Integration, Applications, Connections

    Course Description:

    This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra II.The course topics will include problem solving, proportional reasoning, equations, expressions, functions, rational numbers, linear equations, graphing relations and function, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factors, quadratic and exponential functions, rational expressions and equations, and radical expressions and equations.Students will also have extensive training on the TI-83 plus graphing calculator.

    Summer Requirements:

    Students will be required to complete a summer math packet that will reinforce math skills and concepts previously taught in PreAlgebra.The summer packet will be distributed at registration and will be due the first day of school.

    Classwork/Homework Policies:

    All assignments are printed on a classroom calendar to which students can refer when they have missed a school day.It is the STUDENT

    Course Description:

    This year

    B ernalillo M iddle S chool

    Dawn Tello , Room 32

    2005-2006 Syllabus

    Course Description:Literature

    This is a literature class that will focus on literature, analysis, literary terms/usage, and reading.The Bernalillo Public School

    BERNALILLO MIDDLE SCHOOL

    7th Grade/Mr. Clinton

    2005-2006 Syllabus

    Course Descriptions

    Social Studies in the seventh grade consists of one semester of the geography and history of the Western Hemisphere and one semester of New Mexico history. The Western Hemisphere will include studies of the following areas: Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America. This is designed to be an introductory course and will focus on specific areas as time allows.

    New Mexico history will begin with the geography of our state then go into the Native American settlement, Spanish colonization, statehood, and recent events that affect us.

    Textbooks

    Textbooks will be assigned to each individual student.It is expected that all books remain covered throughout the school year. Textbooks are to be brought to class every day.Fines will be assessed at the end of the school year for damaged or lost textbooks. These are new books and the replacement cost is very high. The students are totally responsible for having all necessary books with them.

    Our books this year will be World Studies: Western Hemisphere, andA History of New Mexico.

    Rules and Expectations

    #1. BE PREPARED.Bring all materials to class. This includes paper, pencil, pen, and book..

    #2. BE POLITE.Impolite behavior will not be tolerated inside or outside of the classroom.

    #3. TRY YOUR BEST.Your best effort is expected in all areas, including behavior and class work.

    #4. PRIDE.Take pride in all aspects of your work. This includes homework, maps, projects, and all assignments.

    #5 HomeworkEvery assignment is important. A point total is given for each assignment. This

    total is divided by the number of points youreceive at the end of the 9 weeks.

    In the event that you do not turn in an assignment on the day it is due, you

    will receive a zero and one day of lunch detention.

    # 6 Class behaviorYou must be in your seat when the bell rings and quiet!! When I am talking all

    students are to listen and have eyes forward. NO STUDENT WILL BE

    ALLOWED TO TALK OUT, UNLESS CALLED UPON. I have very high

    expectations concerning student behavior.

    Each student is expected to follow all classroom rules on a daily basis.Consequences for not following can and will be assigned according to the infraction.

    Consequences

    #1VERBAL WARNING

    #2STUDENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS INFRACTION

    #3CALL HOME TO DISCUSS PROBLEM WITH THE PARENT.

    #4DISCIPLINE REFERRAL SENT TO THE OFFICE

    #5PARENT/TEACHER AND POSSIBLY ADMINISTRATOR CONFERENCE

    **The consequences for any rule infractions will be dealt with on an individual basis.**

    The student agenda will also be used as a tool to update parent/guardian on any discipline infraction.Anytime a note is sent home in the agenda, a parent/guardian signature will be required.

    Homework

    Students will be expected to complete homework at least 3 nights per week.There may be times when weekend homework is necessary.Therewill be NO late work accepted without a note from home.In this case, work will be due on the next day with NO exceptions.If work is not turned in on time, a zero will be recorded in the grade book. Time will be provided to begin work in class. The reminder of the assignment will be completed at home.

    Absences

    Daily attendance is necessary at Bernalillo Middle School.For details, please see attendance policy located in the student agenda.In the case of absence (excused or unexcused), make-up work will be due NO LATER than 2 days after the absence.Again, if work is not turned in on time, a zero will be recorded in the grade book.

    **Extended absences will be dealt with on an individual basis.**

    Grading Scale and Policy

    Homework and in-class assignments will be due on the date assigned.There will be a variety of opportunities for extra credit work to be completed throughout the school year.However, extra credit will be given to the entire class and not to individual students. Extra credit comes after all assigned work has been completed.

    The grading scale will be as follows:

    A+=97-100%

    A=93- 96%

    A-=90-92%

    B+=87-89%

    B=83-86%

    B-=80-82%

    C+=77-79%

    C=73-76%

    C-=70-72%

    D+=67-69%

    D=63-66%

    D-=60-62%

    F=59% and below

    Math 8th Grade- Course 3 2005-2006 Course Descriptions and SyllabusTeacher: Sam Tubb Email-samtubbjr@aol.com Home phone-821-6700Grade (level): 8th grade MathCourse text: Glencoe-Mathematics Course 3This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra I. The course topics will include problem solving, variables, expressions, equations, solving equations and inequalities, solving two step equations, integers, rates ratios, percents, fractions, decimals, geometry, graphs, prime factorization, GCF, LCM, scientific notation, square roots, probability, polynomial, monomial, and binomials.Summer Requirements:Students will be required to complete a summer math packet that will reinforce math skills and concepts previously taught in 7th grade. The summer packet will be distributed at registration and will be due the first day of school.Class work/ Homework PoliciesAll assignments are printed on a classroom calendar to which students can refer when they have missed a school day. It is the STUDENTS RESPONSIBILITY to check the calendar fot their missed assignments. Students will be given a reasonable amount of time to make up their missed assignments. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED. Students that miss class, due to sports, club activities, doctor appointments, or other excused reasons, are responsible for getting their assignments and turning them in on time.Grading Policies: 40% Homework Quizzes 30% Test Grades 20% Homework Grades 10% Mid Term and Final TestsParent/Student Contract:It should be noted that this Math course is designed to prepare students to take Algebra I, in high school. Therefore, it is integral to our school year that we (student and teacher) receive support from each parent. It is important that each parent understand that the degree of success experienced by each student will be enhanced by the cooperation and aid of each parent.As a student I agree to strive to meet expectations set before me. I agree to take this class seriously, and I will remain intellectually and academically honest, always attempting to attain the best education possible. If I have concerns, I will discuss them with the teacher in a mature and respectful manner.____________________________________