Journalism

Ms. Kibbey

The Patriot

Course Description

The journalism class is dedicated to the craft of writing, editing, photographing, and documenting news for Liberty Middle School. You will work as a student team to create the Liberty Middle School newspaper, which will be published quarterly online. Throughout the course you will learn about all of the different aspects of the journalism business.

Course Expectations

Students are expected to participate in all aspects of the classroom environment, including our digital Edmodo classroom, in order to advance their knowledge of the language arts skill set. Students are expected to be positive, respectful, attentive, and prepared for all class meetings as well as on Edmodo. For a safe classroom environment to exist, name-calling and any other offensive actions will be strictly prohibited and will result in immediate disciplinary action. It is also expected that students do not bring food or beverages to the classroom, especially not gum. Students are expected to treat the provided classroom materials with respect and must make a habit of cleaning up their workspace.

Course Materials

Students are to have the following materials everyday:

  • Charged Chromebook
  • Edmodo Account Information
  • Google Account Information
  • Folder and Notepad (provided)
  • Writing Utensil
  • Camera (optional)


Grading Policy

Classwork: 200 Points

Participation: 100 Points

Articles: 300 Points

Test and Quizzes: 200 Points

Projects: 200 Points


Total Points Per Nine Weeks: 1000 Points

Parent Communication

Parents may contact me in any of the following ways. Please keep in mind that you will receive the timeliest response via e-mail.


E-Mail - Allison.Kibbey@ocps.net


Phone – (407) 248-6440 ext. 2280


Website - http://teacherpress.ocps.net/allisonkibbey/


Ms. Allison Kibbey

7th Grade Language Arts & Journalism Teacher


I am a graduate of The Florida State University and hold a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree at the University of Central Florida in Educational Technology. In my spare time, I love to snuggle my dog, read, make stuff, travel, and of course spend time with family and friends.