Waynesville Middle School

    Course Syllabus


    Course Calendar (subject to change):


    • RT1: Real Numbers and Scientific Notation (Aug 16 – Sept 17)
    • RT2a: Proportional/Non-Proportional Relationships (Sept 18 – Oct 16)
    • RT2b: Writing Linear Equations and Functions (Oct 17 – Nov 20) 
    • RT3: Solving Equations & Linear Equations (Nov 21 – Dec 19)
    • RT4: Transformational Geometry (Jan 6 – Feb 11)
    • RT5: Measurement (Feb 12 – Mar 27)
    • RT 6: (Mar 30- Apr 17)
    • Algebra Readiness will be covered post MAP assessment.


    Classwork & Tests: 

    Classwork: Most student work will be given time to begin in class; however, if time is not used wisely student work will be assigned as homework. Student work given as homework will be due at the beginning of class the following school day. 

    Test: Pretests will be administered at the beginning of each unit to gauge student readiness. End of unit tests will be given following the completion of a unit. Summative retests may be possible, except for tests near the end of a grading period.


    Showing Work is required for full credit on assignments and free response assessments.

    • Original problem setup is written.
    • All necessary mathematical steps are shown.
    • Steps are written vertically on paper (not written out horizontally)
    • Final answer is displayed and circled under steps.


    Correct answers with no work shown will NOT receive credit. 

    (The assignment can be corrected showing all work in order to be resubmitted for credit)

    If more than one sheet of paper is needed for an assignment be sure that your name is on all pages and pages are stapled together.  


    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. For all minor offenses, the teacher will communicate with the student, contact the parent, and document the incident.  The 4th incident (and forward) will result in 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. Students should check their grades in Canvas weekly to ensure that all work is submitted. If the student needs Academic Assistance, they must inform their parent and the teacher that they will be staying after school for help. If the student chooses to stay for Academic Assistance, they must arrange for transportation home  at 4:00 pm or ride the WIN bus at 5:15 pm.



    Student work not completed in class will become homework and will be due at the beginning of class the day it is due. To ensure that concept knowledge is developed and maintained by the student, assignments may be corrected and resubmitted for a higher grade providing that the correct processes are followed. ALL unit work must be completed and turned in prior to unit test. 


    Grading/Re-Testing Policy:


      • 50% of the semester grade comes from summative exams and/or summative projects.
      • 50% of the semester grade will be derived from homework, projects, quizzes, and formative assessments.
      • All teachers will allow students to turn in work up to the summative exam.
        • After the original due date, late work can only earn a max of 70% credit.


    • No work may be turned in for credit after the summative exam.



    • Allowing retesting on summative exams:
    1. All students may re-test 1 time per unit earning the higher of the two grades if:
      1. the student has turned in all missing assignments on the day of the retest
      2. attended at least one academic assistance/HERO Intervention
      3. students have 1 week after they receive their summative assessment score, to retest.


    1. Project-based classes may allow students to fix or re-do summative projects, if turned in on the due date.


    1. All re-take exams must be a different form of the original assessments. 



    Students must be in attendance every day. A student may only have five 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.



    GO Math by Holt McDougal Online


    Username: first letter of first name, first letter of last name and student number 

    (Ex. Erika Haley, eh123456) 

    *If your last name is hyphenated then your username is first initial of first name, first initial of both last names. 

    (Ex. Johnny Jones-Smith, jjs123456) Password: tiger

    ** Accounts will be set up the first week of school. 


    Please do not change password as I cannot reset it if it is changed. 

    Additional Supplies:

    Calculator (TI30 or higher recommended)

            Notebook for Math ONLY

    Writing utensils (pencils for assignments and pens for notes/grading)

    1.5 in. Binder (used to keep textbook in if you wish to take it outside the classroom)

    Dry Erase Markers

    Earbuds (compatible with Chromebook)

    Signature Page


    ***Keep the syllabus and refer to it as needed throughout the year. 


    Please sign and return to the teacher above before Friday, August 16th  to confirm you have read the 8th Grade Math Syllabus and understand the information. 

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    Printed Student Name Student Signature

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    Printed Parent Name Parent Signature