Class Syllabus

Belfy Middle School

8th Grade Science

Course Syllabus 

Teacher: Mrs. StiltnerRoom: 201Email: 

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Mrs. Stiltner's 8th Grade Science Class Material List:
  1. 3 Ring Binder (Notebook) with lined notebook paper *Only used for science class
  2. Pencil Pouch (containing items 3-6) this can be kept in the Notebook
  3. Pencils
  4. Crayons or Colored Pencils
  5. Highlighters
  6. Flash Drive

*If you are unable to provide your student with any of these supplies, please let me know or see Mrs. Cassell in the Family Resource Center at BMS. 

Starters: Each student will be required to complete the “Starter of the Day” each day the class will begin with a starter primarily consisting of material covered the previous day. This starter assignment will be posted on the board with the day’s date and is to be completed within the first five minutes of class. After the first five minutes of class no students will be given time to finish the starter assignment. Each student will use a new Starter Form each week that will contain their name, the date, and the starter question along with the starter answer. Starters will be checked on every Friday and students will be given up to 25 points a week for starters (5 points for each starter). If you are absent you will need to get any missed starter from the daily assignment notebook. (The teacher will keep the daily assignment notebook and it will contain the daily starter and daily work that was completed).

Class Tardies: Tardies are not permitted and failure to arrive to class promptly may result in missed starter assignments. Excessive tardiness may result in further discipline.


Class Absences: It is the student’s responsibility to obtain any missed assignments due to absences and must complete the missed items including quizzes and exams immediately.


Note: According to the Pike County School System Attendance policy, every day the student has an excused absence, he/she will receive the same amount of time to complete makeup work, (i.e., day for a day policy). Every day past the allotted time will receive a deduction of 10 points per assignment, per day.

Don’t wait until mid-term reports or end of the nine weeks to make up your missed assignments. I will give you 3 days to make up daily work, however any missed exams or quizzes will need to be made up immediately upon returning to school. 

Notebooks:  Students must bring a class notebook to class everyday. Each student will need to keep a notebook that will contain their daily work, weekly starters, all graded exams and quizzes, and lab reports/assignments. The notebook will also include the class syllabus and a table of contents (with assignment title and date). Notebooks will be collected and graded at random times throughout the year. Your science notebook will contain all of the information you will need to study for all exams/quizzes. Students are encouraged to use their notebooks when reviewing/studying for any quiz or exam. Notebook checks will be worth 100 points each time they are graded. Notebooks are graded at least one time during each 9 week grading period.*All students need to have their notebook for science class Friday August 19, 2011. This will be the 1st notebook grade worth 100 points.  

Class Webpage information: I am happy to announce that we now have a quick and easy way for you to know more about what is going on in our classroom. You can visit our Class Homepage to learn about class news and events, homework, find resources, and much more. Our Class Homepage is exclusively for children in our class and their parents.

Here's how to access our Class Homepage:

Our Class Home Page is a great way for all of us to share information. I hope you will join in the fun by visiting it today.    

Please take your syllabus home and review it with your parents or guardian. After carefully reading the syllabus please sign below and also have a parent or guardian sign the form. Parents/guardians can include a form of contact (email or phone number).  The signature page will be returned to Mrs. Stiltner. The syllabus page will be first page of your notebook and will remain in your notebook for the rest of the year.This is your first homework assignment. You will receive 50 points for returning this form by Monday August 15, 2010. This page will be returned to Mrs. Stiltner and the rest of your syllabus will be placed in the front of your science notebook and remain there for the entire school year.

Student Signature: __________________________________


Parent Signature:  __________________________________ 

Date: ________________________________________   

Parent Contact Preference (email address or phone number):      

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