Day 1 Syllabus Presentation

Algebra 1
Mr. Davidson
2015 - 2016
E-mail: [email protected]
1st Hour Prep
’02 MHS Alum, ’06 Miami (OH), ’13 American International College
6th year teaching, 10th year coaching football (high school & college)
Marian’s Mission Statement
• Marian High School challenges students to spiritual and moral growth,
academic and physical excellence, and social maturity. As a Catholic
community, Marian values the sanctity and individuality of each student and
strives to live the example set by Jesus Christ.
Textbook – Algebra 1
Notebook & Folder OR Binder
Scientific Calculator
Why Algebra???
• Pass the ECA!!!
• Problem Solving
• Basic necessary math skills needed for balancing budgets, planning trips,
building ANYTHING, etc.
Treat everyone with respect & dignity
Be honest
Be prepared and willing to work
Be accountable for your words and actions
Disciplinary Points & Consequences
• Levels 1 & 2:
• Warning from me and a correction of the behavior by you
• Followed by detention if the behavior continues and is not corrected
• Finally a meeting with the parents and possibly the administration
• Levels 3 & 4: No questions asked, immediate removal from the classroom
and meet with the Dean of Student Formation
Class Procedures
• Tardy Bell & Attendance: In the classroom by the time the bell rings. Pencils
should be sharpened, working on bell work (if no bell work, get materials out
and wait quietly), get out any homework from the night before, get out
materials needed for class (notebook, calculator, textbook).
• Notes: Most days students will be taking notes. Notes will occasionally be
checked for a completion grade (5 points). It is the student’s responsibility to
take notes and have them with them at all times
• Homework & Late Work: See next slides
Homework & Late Work
• Homework should be taken out and ready to go over once I am done taking
attendance. IF it is collected, name must be on the paper and it must be
completed in order to receive credit.
• Late Work: Any work that is checked or collected and not presented at that
time is considered late. Excuses such as I left it in my locker, I brought the
wrong book, or it’ll be done by the end of class (and many more) will result
in a late grade.
• In order to receive late credit, you must show or turn in the assignment within a week
of its original due date.
• If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to find out what you missed! Ask
a classmate or ask me.
• If you are absent 1 day, you’ll get one day to make up the assignment that
was given that day. If you are absent for an extended period of time, we will
work out a schedule to try and get you caught up to speed ASAP.
• If you know ahead of time that you will be missing class, inform me so that
I can try to get you the necessary materials or assignments that you’ll be
Absent Tests/Quizzes
• If you are only sick the day before or the day of a test/quiz, you will be
required to make that test/quiz up upon your return. If you are absent an
extended period of time, then we will need to make a schedule for you to get
caught up ASAP.
Ask questions!
Jerome Bettis
• Find this on my Teacher Web Page, print it off, and have your parents sign it.
Returned to me by Friday 8/14/15