Inspirational Iguanas

Friendship, Sportsmanship, Kindness, Academics

Team Philosophy

To inspire each student to explore their individual interest, while improving knowledge of core materials, and developing interpersonal skills needed to succeed as a team player.

Team Goal

The goal of this team is to inspire all team members to approach learning with a positive attitude, ask questions which they might not know answers to, and participate in group work.

Team Members


Once a month, the assistant principal along with the special education teacher will be present during a team planning session.

Team Leader

Ms. Smal is the Team Leader for Inspirational Iguanas. She will be in charge of making sure everyone is completing their assigned duty throughout the year. Ms. Smal will answer all and any questions anybody may have. Ms. Smal will be responsible with meeting with the Principal if need be and meeting with other elective teachers if need be.

Roles and Responsibilities of Team Members

- Every teacher should be in the hall during class switch

- If needed, phone calls home will be teacher-by-teacher basis

- Every nine weeks, teachers switch roles

* Two teachers are responsible for field trips and silent lunch

* Two teachers are responsible for detention and student of the week

Iguana Buddies

If there is a teacher/parent conference, ALL teachers are present!

Team Rules

  1. 10/10 policy (no students in the halls for the first ten minutes of class or the last ten minutes of class.
  2. Walk only
  3. Cell phones are out of sight out of mind unless specified by teacher
  4. Ipads flat on desk when teacher is talking - electronic screen must be visible

Discipline Policy

  1. Warning

  2. Silent lunch

  3. Phone call/ detention

  4. Referral

Parent Contact Policy

  • When you get detention or a referral you get a phone call
  • If you are performing lower than C-average you get a phone call home or conference
  • Repeated behaviors = conference/phone call (good or bad)
  • Conference - ALL teachers/ parents/ student
  • Everyone gets at least one good note/phone call home every nine weeks
  • Student of the week: earns a universal homework pass (based on grades OR behavior)

Grading Policy

90+ A

80+ B

70+ C

60+ D

>60 F

Each teacher should have at least:

  • 10 homework grades---------------------Homework 10%
  • 5 quiz grades--------------------------------Quiz 20%
  • 3 tests------------------------------------------Tests 25%
  • 2 projects-------------------------------------Projects 25%
  • Participation---------------------------------Participation 20%

*Teachers will drop lowest quiz grade