Mrs. Parker's 8th Grade Science

Sealy Jr. High

Welcome to my 8th grade science class!

The goal of science is to learn and understand general scientific principals that will prepare you to be successful on the science STAAR test this year and beyond.

Nine Week Outline

Aug 27-Oct 19: Lab Safety,Scientific Investigation and Reasoning, Matter & Energy

Oct 23-Dec 21: Earth and Space, Force, Motion & Energy

Jan 8-Mar 7: Force, Motion & Energy Cont., Organisms and the Environment, Cells, Human Body Systems and Genetic Traits Review

Mar 19-May 30: STAAR Review and Biology Prep.

Contact Information

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. My conference time is 4th period (10:23-11:13 AM) every day.



1 - Composition Notebook

1 - 50 ct 3in x 5in Index Cards (any color except white w/ lines)

There is a $5 lab fee for all students to help furnish lab supplies used throughout the year.

Grading Policy

The nine weeks average will be calculated from a combination of daily work, quizzes and major grades.

Your nine weeks average will be calculated from a combination of daily work/quizzes and major grades worth 50% each.

There will be a minimum of 9 daily grades and 3 major grades per nine weeks.

Homework Policy

Homework will be assigned whenever the teacher deems it necessary. Homework could be a new assignment of the completion of in class work not finished that day. Late homework will be treated in accordance with the Late Work Policy. Students may be required to attend tutorials for missed homework assignments.

Late Work Policy

In an effort to get students to turn work in on time, the following policy will be followed:

1-3 Days Late - 20 points will be deducted

After 3 Days Late - Student will receive a zero for the assignment

Exception: This policy does not apply to students who are absent. Special circumstances may be discussed between parent and his/her child's teacher.

Policy for Retest/Redo

Students will be allowed to retake one test per grading period if they meet the following criteria:

  • Student must have made below a 70 on the original test
  • Student must request the test
  • The extent of the remediation will be at the teacher's discretion.
  • The highest grade a student can receive for a retest is a 70.

Students will be allowed to redo two daily assignments per 9 weeks. The following requirements apply:

  • Student must have made below a 70 on the original assignment.
  • Student must request the redo option.
  • The highest grade a student can receive for the assignment is a 70.

Cheating Policy

There will be a zero tolerance policy regarding cheating. This applies to any and all assignments and subject matter.

Remind 101

To get text messages about upcoming due dates or important class info, sign up for Remind 101. For General Science classes text @b82f4b to 81010 or Pre-AP Science classes text @a6ek9a8 to 81010.