Believers

Believers the future belongs to those who believe... ~Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers on the Team

Meghan Dishaw – English

Aurica Green – Math

Charles Glover – History

Melanie Burch – Science

Brittney Freeman – Resource Teacher

Team Schedule

Homeroom 8:30-9:00
Bell 1 9:00-9:50
Bell 2 9:52-10:42
Bell 3 (Core Plus) 10:44-11:34
Lunch 11:37-12:07
Bell 4 12:09-12:56
Bell 5 12:59-1:45
Bell 6 1:47-2:39
Bell 7 2:41-3:33
Dismissal 3:33

Grading Policy

The Believers team follows the school-wide grading policy: Tests/Projects 40%, Quizzes 30%, Classwork 20%, Homework 10%Make up work is required to be made up within ONE WEEK of an absence. It is the STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to get make up work. Late work is accepted WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FOR A LOWERED GRADE.

All Believers core classes are located in the Annex. Students are escorted to the main building for lunch and elective classes. Parents/Guardians must check in at the office in the MAIN building to pick up students and/or visit classrooms.

Classroom Expectations

The Believers teachers expect good manners, motivation for learning, and cooperative attitudes in order to foster a positive learning environment. In addition to each teacher’s classroom rules, the students are expected to adhere to the following team guidelines:

  • Be prepared. Students must bring the required supplies and assignments EVERY DAY.
  • Stay on task at all times. Check your work twice. Always turn in completed, quality work. Ask for assistance BEFORE you get overwhelmed. We are here to help!
  • Respect. Show respect for yourself, IRMS teachers and staff, your classmates, and property (yours AND others’).
  • Be organized. Keep your belongings orderly. Feel free to ask for organizational assistance. Leave your work area clean and free from trash. Return all borrowed items exactly as you found them.
  • Class changes and lines (in hallways and during fire drills) should be quiet and orderly.
  • Personal grooming is not allowed in the classrooms, only in restrooms.
  • Eating is NOT allowed in class and gum is prohibited.

Demerit System

The 7th grade uses a demerit system to deal with inappropriate behavior that we believe obstructs the educational process. Failure to meet the expectations listed above will result in the student receiving a demerit with the following consequences:

Demerit System Procedures

1st Demerit Warning issued to the student
2nd Demerit Phone call to parent
3rd Demerit Conduct notice or phone call to parent
4th Demerit Required parent conference notice given and parent/teacher conference scheduled
5th Demerit Referral – ISS (1 day)
6th Demerit Referral – ISS (2 days)
7th Demerit Referral – OSS (1 day)