Ms. Odom's Classes McKinney High School 2015-16
Week October 12-16, 2015
Flexibility is one of the most useful characteristics we can develop and we sometimes find we need to adjust our policies to reflect a more efficient method of handling problems.
Retakes continue to be an issue. I post announcements when summatives appear in HAC as well as the retake opportunity dates. Students receive notifications through Canvas and often procrastinate and forget to turn in the retake permission form in time for me to create an individualized tutorial. Oftentimes no retake permission form is turned in at all. The form is for documentation and oversight prevention. With this in mind, I'm going totally digital for retake forms! The "blue sheets" will disappear in my classroom and be replaced by a link on every summative retake opportunity and announcement. The link will be "live" for a 3-day period since all retakes must be completed within 5 days and I must have a least one day to prepare an individual tutorial, one day for the student to attend tutorials, and one day for retesting. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this opportunity if necessary. MISD Policy is available at this link: http://tinyurl.com/MISDRetakePolicy
As a parent, you are already registered as an observer to your student's Canvas class. You may look at assignments, discussions, syllabus, modules, quizzes, and grades, conversations sent to/from students, class calendar, and preview documents. Due dates and close dates are listed on every assignment so students know how long an assignment is active. Grades in Canvas DO NOT sync with HAC at this time and are not a true reflection of your student's progress so always refer to HAC for accurate grading. If you cannot connect to your student's class, please contact Mrs. Spain firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have HAC information, contact your student's House Principal's office.
While it's important to remember that teenagers do not have a fully developed mind and remember everything (neither do most adults), we do need to equip them to function in a fast paced society that is largely digital. Please monitor your student's work including due dates, missed assignments, upcoming tests, and retake opportunities. Feel free to contact me if you have questions, suggestions, or want to come visit our class.
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance
We've been learning about ethics in business and examining actual cases where business ethics have been violated. We'll discuss laws and regulations affecting business and government agencies affecting business.
- Our logo, business cards, and letterhead is ready for printing. Now we'll focus on our identifying our market and conducting market research about our customers' buying habits, preferences, and demographic, geographic, and psychographic data.
W 7:00-7:20 by appointment (Student must have a pass available in my classroom or via email prior to tutoring)