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2017-2018 General Syllabus

MR. SAMMARTINO RM. 232    American History      ACT Prep

All Lowellville students must follow the guidelines and requirements set forth by the student handbook.  This handbook can be found on the school website.

PROCEDURES/EXPECTATIONS

1.  Be ready with supplies/matierals and in your seat by the time the bell rings.

2.  Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.  

3.  Be respectful of everyone and everything.

4.  Electronic devices are to be in the back of the room before class starts.

 

SUPPLIES REQUIRED

  • Pencils or Pens (Blue or Black Ink Only)

  • 1 Package of Loose Leaf Paper (Place in Binder)

  • 1 Binder

  • Tab Dividers - Optional

  • 1 Box of Tissues - Optional

 

TEACHER CONTACT (Please view the last page)

Email:  l.sammartino@lowellvilleschool.org

Phone: 330-536-8426 Extension 158 

Online Classroom:  You can find it by clicking "Teacher Websites" on the school's web homepage.  

 

MISSING AND LATE WORK

It is your responsibility to get the assignments from the teacher when you are absent. If you are missing work you may refer to the online classroom for all information or approach your teacher for the work. Any work submitted after the test for that content will not be scored or added to the grade book. Students will receive a 25% deduction penalty for all work that is submitted late daily.

 

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Plagiarism, copying, cheating, sharing homework, or taking credit for any work that you didn’t do will not be tolerated. You will receive a zero for the assignment and you will be required to redo the work.

  • PLAGIARISM - When an individual uses another person’s ideas, expressions or writing as if they were his/her own. That includes copying verbatim, paraphrasing without crediting the source, and using an idea without citing the source. NOTE: You can use other people’s ideas. Just give credit where it is due. That is to say, acknowledge your source.

  • CHEATING ON ASSESSMENTS – bringing answers into the test room, copying from another student, sharing answers with another student, using unauthorized notes or technology

  • COPYING/SHARING HOMEWORK

EXTRA HELP/QUESTIONS

Please feel free to ask me for help whenever you may need it.   Never hesitate to ask for help or clarification!

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

U.S. HISTORY – 8TH GRADE:  

Eighth grade students will study the United States from 1492 to 1877.  Using historical evidence such as primary documents, geography, vocabulary, and cause effect students will comprehend the big ideas that shaped the United States including Early Explorers, Colonial Expansion, British Control, the American Revolution, and the Reconstruction Era.  

 

ACT Prep – HIGH SCHOOL:

This course is specifically designed to help students be familiar with the reading/writing section of the ACT exam.  Students will explore question styles and samples of the ACT exame, as well as sample prompts.  Test taking strategies and skills needed to take the test will be explored and practiced in detail.

 

Respect is the key word in creating a positive classroom environment.

R – Respond toward others in a respectful manner.

E – Excellence is expected.  Put forth your best effort!

S – Self-control.  Stay on task.

P – Pay attention and participate.

E – Encourage, do not discourage your fellow classmates.

C – Come to class prepared to learn with all materials, a positive attitude, and on time.  

T – Treat others, as you would like to be treated.  

Contact Us
Lowellville Local Schools 52 Rocket Place
Lowellville, OH 44436
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Phone: (330) 536-8426
Fax: (330) 536-8468