SCIENCE 8-1

    Mr. Karwacki



    Grading – Achievement




    Percentage (%)

    Major Assessments

    Tests and Major Projects

    60 %

    Minor Assessments

    Quizzes, Minor Projects

    25 %

    Class work

    Classroom Activities, etc.

    15 %


    Grading – Accountability




    Percentage (%)


    Reading questions, exit tickets, etc.

    50 %

    Preparation and Participation

    Supplies for class, completion of assignments, group/individual work, contributions, cooperation with teachers and students, behavior

    50 %


    ***The students will be informed of which category each assignment is placed under when they are given that assignment.  

    ***All students will be given a 100% in the Preparation/Participation category at the beginning of the trimester. A 5 - point deduction will be given for each infraction. If a student is cheating on an assignment a 25 - point deduction will be given in this category.


    Retaking a Test/Quiz


    Students will be permitted to retake selected quizzes/tests throughout the year. Mr. Karwacki will notify the class if they are permitted to retake the quiz/test.  



    Late Work


    All students are required to complete their work by the due date that is assigned. There will be no credit (0%) given for homework that is handed in late.  If an assignment other than homework is not turned in on time the student will be deducted 15 points for everyday that it is late. After three days a zero will be given for an assignment that is not yet turned in. All late work must be given directly to Mr. Karwacki.


    Students will not be permitted to go to the main office during class time in order to retrieve assignments or materials. Any trip to the main office must be done on your own time before your class period begins.


    Makeup Work


    When a student misses a class period they must check with the Mr. Karwacki when they return for missed assignments. If a student is absent they will be given the same number of days that they were absent to make-up their work (one day absent = one day to make up a missed assignment, two days absent = two days to make up a missed assignment, etc.). It is the student’s responsibility to see me for any work that they have missed. 




    All students must bring the following material to class everyday:


    1.      Composition “marble” notebook (journal)

    2.      Binder or folder

    3.      Loose-leaf paper

    4.      Pencils

    5.      Pens (black or blue)

    6.      Colored pencils

    7.      Scotch tape

    8.      Pencil case or organizer


    During Class


    While class is in session each student is to work only on the assignment that is given to them in science class. If a student is caught working on an assignment from another class they will be given a zero for the assignment and any work that we do that day in class. If a student is caught completing a science assignment in another class they will be given a zero for that assignment.


    Extra Credit


    Extra credit may be given during the course of the year. 



    Extra Help


    An in-class review will take place before a majority of tests/quizzes. Additional extra help is available upon student request.





    Each student has 2 minutes to get to their next class. If the student does not get to class within that time disciplinary action will be taken.


    Locker Use


    Students may go to their lockers before first period and after each class period. The students may not go to their lockers before afternoon homeroom.  




    Students will not be issued a textbook. A classroom set of textbooks will be available for student use.  Students can access the textbook online. 



    Entering the Room


    Upon entering the room students will have 5 minutes to complete the following:


    1. Put homework into the homework bin.
    2. Write down that day’s homework assignment.
    3. Update journal.
    4. Make-up assignments.
    5. Review. 
    6. Listen for teacher’s instructions.


    Homework Bin


    All homework is to be placed in the homework bin when you walk into the room. 




    Students must follow the guidelines set forth by the Memorial Middle School student handbook. 


    Contact Information


    Mr. Karwacki


    Phone – 609-654-7707 ext. 8223


    Email – mkarwacki@medford.k12.nj.us