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8th Grade - Blizzard

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

We are so excited to start another great year here at Century Middle School. We know this year is starting off unlike any other, however, we are optimistic that this year will be great! Below is some basic information about our core expectations.  Here is the Welcome Back Slideshow that we showed during the whole core meeting.

  • All core classes will be using SCHOOLOGY as their primary platform of information.
  • We will continue to use Infinite Campus as our online gradebook.

Help Sessions:

Help sessions for the Blizzard Core will be held at various times on Wednesdays. However, students and parents/guardians can ALWAYS email if there are any questions or concerns.

Ms. Brown (Sci): Wednesday Lunch                   Mrs. Myers (Math): Tuesday 8:20-9:00am           

Mr. Jones (I&S): Thursday 4:15-4:45pm           Mr. Hand (L&L): Friday 8:15-8:45am

Communication:

Communication between parent/guardians and teachers is a vital component in your student’s education. As a core we will be using Infinite Campus’ messenger to send updates weekly. Please look for a CORE EMAIL on WEDNESDAYS :)

In addition, be sure to visit our core calender to track daily work and long-term project assignments.To track your student’s academic achievement, you may access the Infinite Campus parent portal.

If you have any difficulties with the parent portal, please call the registrar 720-972-5240.

The best way to reach us is by email. Teachers are not available to take telephone calls during the day, but feel free to leave a voice mail messages. You can expect a response to voicemail or email within 24 hours unless we are out of class. Please schedule an appointment if you would like to meet with a teacher or core team. Making arrangements ahead of time will ensure that we are able to devote our time and full attention to you.

Grades:

It is important to check IC every week to monitor your grades. Scores will be posted at a minimal on the dates below:

       September 23       October 28        December 17        January 27       February 24      March 31       April 28      

Contrary to popular 8th grade student belief, all assignments including formative are important to their grades. Failure to complete practice and receive feedback will limit your ability to check your understanding and receive appropriate feedback before the end of a unit. 

  • Formative: used to provide timely feedback to students in order to check understanding and prepare for assessments
  • Summative: “assessments” are used to evaluate student learning against the standards and rubrics. 

Late work will be entered in IC when we get to it. Our priority is grading current assignments.

Calendar:

The core calendar will be updated daily/weekly by each teacher, please check it regularly for assignments. The core webpage contains links to personal teacher sites, the 8th grade project, and upcoming field trip and activities information. Here's a link to the Blizzard Core Calendar

Attendance/Absences:

  • Attendance will be taken and recorded daily. 
  • Parents will continue to call their school’s attendance line to excuse absences as appropriate when the student will not be attending  
  • It is the student’s responsibility to check the Blizzard Core calendar for missed work
  • Number of days absent  = number of days +1 day to make up                                                                                       
  • Absent on a test day?  You are expected to make up the test upon return to school.
  • If you were here the day an assignment was given, and you miss the day it was due, you must turn it in upon return.

Check out attachments below for more information!

Document(s)SizeUpload Date
File Student GRADES - formative vs. summative scores.docx13.43 KB07/31/2018

8th Grade - Blizzard Classrooms

Ms. Brown's Class

Subject: Science
Think like a proton - be positive! Welcome!  I am excited to be your science teacher this year.  I graduated from Baylor University in 1985 and have enjoyed teaching 6th,  7th and 8th graders in 5 different states; being at Century since 2000...

Mr. Hand's Class

Subject: Language & Literature
Here, we dine on words. Delicious words. Can't wait to learn alongside each and every one of you this year. Visit Mr. Hand's Website to see a running log of daily activities, assignments, and resources. Cheers to all!

Mr. Jones' Class

Subject: Individuals & Societies
8th Grade Individuals and Societies (American History) 8th Grade MYP Individuals and Societies Please remember that all assessment scores of less than "3" must be re-tested or revised. See Mr. Jones if you do not know when you may re-...

Mrs. Myers' Class

Subject: Math
Welcome to Mrs. Myers' 8th Grade Math Class! I am very excited to work with you and your families this year! I am always available to answer your questions via email or phone call. Students: Access your textbook online here Utilize your...