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<p>Welcome to English III Jim Hill High School Jackson Public Schools District</p> <p>Welcome to English IVRidgeland High SchoolMadison County Public Schools District2016 2017 Academic YearAcademic ExpectationsMs. Ashley D. Gilyard (Ms. G), Teacher</p> <p>1</p> <p>Philosophy of EducationAll students CAN learn.Non-coercive supports and encouragement for all students;Students have accountability and take responsibility for their learning;Positive learning environment;Self-DisciplineIf I think I can do it, then I can DO IT!#ICANDOIT!</p> <p>Attendance PolicyMississippis law requires students to attend 63% of the instructional day in order to be considered present. </p> <p>Students may miss no more than 11 days in a full credit course and 6 days in a semester course.</p> <p>3</p> <p>Attendance Policy (Continued)</p> <p>Districts policy states that it is my responsibility to address, with consequences, the first 3 tardies to my class;On the fourth tardy, and each one thereafter, the student is referred to administration for more severe consequences, including corporal punishment, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and parent/guardian contact;Personally, I want you to learn more than I have to offer; but you must be present to achieve it!!!!!!</p> <p>Attendance Policy (Continued)</p> <p>Grading ScaleA --------------------------------- 90 100B --------------------------------- 80 89C --------------------------------- 70 79D --------------------------------- 65 69F ----------------------------------- 0 64I -------------------------------- IncompleteNC ------------- Inadequate AttendanceNG ------------------------------ No Grade </p> <p>AB</p> <p>6</p> <p>Assignments, Homework, Tests &amp; QuizzesAll assignments are due at the end of the class period (unless otherwise stated).When homework is given, homework is due the next day as students enter the classroom. Quizzes are given on Wednesdays ONLY (NO MAKEUPS).Pop Quizzes may come at random.Tests are given on the last Thursday or Friday in the month.Students are REQUIRED to submit their assignments both written and electronically.</p> <p>7</p> <p>Required Readings</p> <p>MAUS by Art Spiegelman</p> <p>Othello by William Shakespeare </p> <p>8</p> <p>Essays &amp; Written Works</p> <p>9</p> <p>Dress Code PolicyI will enforce the dress code policy as clearly stated in the Districts Student Handbook!</p> <p>NO SAGGINGNO UNDERSHIRTS and/or TANK TOPSNO CLEAVAGE</p> <p>Electronic Device PolicyI will enforce the electronic device policy as clearly stated in the Districts Student Handbook!</p> <p>NO CELL PHONES!!!!!Tablets, Laptops, MacBooks are applicable (when stated)</p> <p>Bullying Policy</p> <p>Bullying WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!!!!!I will enforce the bullyingpolicy as clearly stated in the Districts Student Handbook!</p> <p>13</p> <p>Discipline Policy</p> <p>Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.Albert Einstein</p> <p>I will enforce the discipline policy as clearly stated in the Districts Student Handbook!#GIVERESPECT</p> <p>14</p> <p>English IVs RequiredAn OPEN MIND;2 - 11/2 inch Binders (with clear pocket)Ink Pens - Black &amp; Blue (ASSIGNMENTS ONLY)Ink Pens Any color (NOTETAKING &amp; GRADING)#2 Pencils (Used for TESTS ONLY)Paper (DAILY)3 One Subject NotebooksHighlighters (2 pks.)Kleenex or Facial TissueHand SanitizerDictionary &amp; Thesaurus</p> <p>English IVs Required</p> <p>I Am I am I pretend ...I am ...I wonder ... I feel ... I understand ...I hear ... I touch ... I say ...I see ... I worry ... I dream ...I want ... I cry ... I am (your name)I am ... I am ... </p> <p>I Am I am an educatorI wonder what types of lives I will impact I hear the cries of those strudents struggling to care for someone other than themselvesI see students who need help reaching a goalI want to see all students succeed. I am an educator</p> <p>I Am I pretend all children have manners, self-discipline and respect for othersI feel bad for the children who know more struggles in their teens than I decades prior I touch lives everyday, and am greatful for the experienceI worry that I wont see Gods plan to fruition for my lifeI cry for the students who are unsuccessful because of personal circumstances I am an educator</p> <p>I Am I am an educatorI understand that times and people have changed, and children require more encouragementI say you can do anything you put your mind to, if you really want itI dream of positively empacting livesI am Ms. G., your teacher.</p> <p>Lets Have A Great Year!</p>