Teacher: Mrs. Treslyn Pollreisz        

    Course Title and Grade: Family and Consumer Science (7th and 8th grade)


    Waynesville Middle School

    Course Syllabus



    Teacher: Mrs. Treslyn Pollreisz                                                             

    Course Title and Grade: Family and Consumer Science (7th and 8th grade)                                                   

    Team:                                                                                                                                          Student:__________________________________ HR:_________


    Course Objectives: 

    • Students can demonstrate respectful and caring relationships in the family, workplace, and community. 
    • Students can recognize and evaluate factors that impact human growth and development.
    • Students can evaluate housing decisions in relation to available resources and options.
    • Students can demonstrate the basic skills needed to purchase, alter, repair, and care for textiles and apparel.
    • Students can evaluate management practices related to the human, economic and environmental resources.
    • Students can demonstrate nutrition and wellness practices that enhance individual and family well-being.
    • Students can demonstrate knowledge, skills, and practices required to demonstrate food production and related procedures.


    Classwork, Tests, Projects: 

    • Classwork will be assigned as needed.
    • Tests will be at the end of each chapter. Retesting is allowed after academic assistance. 
    • Projects will be assigned as it relates to the unit/chapter. (Please refer to the supply list).


    Classroom expectations: 

    Be Respectful. Be Responsible. Be a Learner. 

    Students must be in the classroom before the tardy bell rings, prepared with the textbook, paper and a pencil.  Students must raise their hands to speak and be respectful of the teacher and their peers at all times. If the student doesn’t abide by the basic rules above for all minor offenses, the teacher will: (1) talk to the student privately,  (2) have the student complete a Think Sheet (3) contact the parent, (4) submit an office referral. All major offenses will be referred to a principal. Students must turn in all completed assignments legibly and correctly on or before the due date. It is the student’s responsibility to ask the teacher for assignments when absent. Students have two days to make up those assignments--that may vary if we have to return to virtual learning. Students should check their grades in Tyler weekly to ensure that all work is submitted. If the student needs academic assistance, the student must inform the teacher (and his/her parent) that the student will be staying after school for help. The student must also arrange transportation home at 4:00pm or ride the "WIN" bus at 5:15pm if the student stays for academic assistance.


    Homework: Will be assigned on an as needed basis.  

                             Some assignments/study guides/homework  will be accessible in Google classroom.


    Grading Policy: 

    All assignments will be based on a 100-point scale. Grades are weighted 50% for summative assignments (including tests, quizzes, and projects) and 50% for practice (including classwork and homework). Late assignments will receive deductions per the teacher’s guidelines.  100-90=A, 89-80=B, 79-70=C, 69-60=D, and 59 and below=F. Check eSchool every Tuesday for the prior week’s grades. 



    Students must be in attendance every day. A student may only have 5 unexcused absences a semester. Upon returning from an absence, students must submit a written excuse to the attendance secretary. On the 4th tardy students receive a warning. The 5th tardy is detention. Detention is held on Wednesday after school.


    Book: 7th: Building Life Skills          / 8th: Applying Life Skills                (I do not have an on-line text book for either class at this time--I am working to establish digital reading access so we are not sharing books.)


    Additional Supplies:

    • Composition notebook (journaling and gluing finished assignments to track progress and track enrichment activities as well as interventions) and a small paper notebook for daily work.
    • Pen AND pencil
    • Glue Stick
    • Tape
    • Hand-held stapler/staples