Team  University





Members of team University will foster an authentic and unique sense of community where genuine concern for one another, empathy, mutual support, diversity, constructive feedback, and fun are emphasized and reinforced as a group; therefore, each individual who is a member of the team will grow and reach their maximum potential.

Teachers on the Team

Chelsea Wright – English

Holli Floyd – Math/AVID

Kim Considine – History

Chris Harrell – Science

Tionna Green – Academic Support (Math)

Amanda Jones – Academic Support (English)

Team Schedule

Homeroom 8:30-9:00
Bell 1 9:00-9:50
Bell 2 9:52-10:41
Bell 3 10:44-11:28
Bell 4 11:30-12:20
Lunch 12:23-12:53
Bell 5 (Core Plus) 12:55-1:45
Bell 6 1:47-2:37
Bell 7 2:39-3:33
Dismissal 3:33

Team University’s Philosophy and Mission

Each member of Team University will be fully valued and will help establish acceptable behavioral norms that insure that all members are safe and included in the community. It will be the responsibility of each team member to uphold their end of the commitment and to help hold others accountable as well. Here are the principles that establish the framework of the Full Value Commitment:

  • Safety (physical and emotional
  • Commitment
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Let Go and Move On

Grading Policy

Each teacher on Team University utilizes a wide variety of assignments and activities to assess student’s understanding, knowledge and skills; Tests, class activities, projects, writing assignments, homework, and class work are all developed to differentiate the ways in which students are assessed. Grades are calculated for all students on Team U using the following guidelines: HOMEWORK 10%, QUIZZES 30%, CLASSWORK 20%, and TESTS 40%.

Demerit System

The 8th 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 Phone call to parent/conduct notice issued
2nd Demerit Student/team conference and parent/teacher conference
3rd Demerit After-school detention
4th Demerit Referral – ISS (1 day)
5th Demerit Referral – ISS (2 days)
6th Demerit Referral – OSS (1 day)

Rewards for Positive Behavior

  • Monthly University award recognition and rewards
  • Class and team celebrations
  • Opportunities for school-wide recognition contests
  • End of marking period rewards
  • Positive phone calls home
  • Increased trust from teachers and parents
  • Opportunities for out-of-school activities
  • Sense of pride, confidence, and well being

Communication with Team University Teachers

All teachers on Team University view communication as an essential element in the success of our students. There are many ways in which you can communicate with the teachers if you have a question, comment, concern, or compliment! The student agenda is a simple form of contact that can be used. Additionally, you can call the school (578-7030) and schedule a team conference on available Tuesdays, Thursday, and Fridays.