Bison Grade 7
We believe every student has within them the capability to achieve great things. As a BISON, all students will grow through shared experiences and learning. By working together, we hope to instill values which will assist in creating students who are ready to “lead the herd” in the 21st century.
Believe In Yourself
Ownership for your choices
Never Give Up
We all have the same goal of creating successful students both now and in the future, but we can’t do this alone! Everyone needs to work together in order to help our students find success. Below are some responsibilities that will help us do this!
●Keep parents informed of their
children’s progress by keeping
Skyward and the team homework
calendar up to date.
●Teach students methods for reading
for the purpose of mastering the
●Assign homework regularly, including
reading and research assignments.
●Use homework assignments to help
students master material.
●Encourage students to behave
responsibly and treat other people
●Clearly apprise students of
assignments to be completed and
hold students responsible for meeting
●Teach and model acceptance of
responsibility for the positive and
negative outcomes of personal
●Model good citizenship and
encourage students to demonstrate
good citizenship in the classroom,
school, home, and community.
●Communicate with parents about
their children’s progress and show
them how they can help.
●Read regularly for pleasure as
well as to learn.
●Study at home in a quiet place,
free of distractions like a cell
phone or TV, for at least 10
minutes per grade level per day
(ex.: 7th grader = 70 minutes.)
●Plan to study to avoid conflicts
with other activities.
●Complete and turn in all
●Keep an assignment notebook to
record assignments, due dates,
work completed, and grades.
●Arrive at school on time and
ready to learn.
●Behave responsibly and treat
other people with respect.
●Accept responsibility for my
learning and persist until I get
the job finished.
●Demonstrate good citizenship in
the classroom, school, home,
●Keep my parents informed about
what I am learning and doing at
●Regularly monitor my grades by
●Communicate with teachers
whenever I have questions or
●Encourage our child to read for pleasure and to
●Investigate other types of reading materials
(newspapers, magazines, periodicals, computer,
●Speak positively about learning (avoid phrases
such as, “I was never good at math, so you
probably won’t be either.”)
●See that our child spends at least 10 minutes per
grade level per day studying and completing
homework at home (ex.: 7th grader = 70 min);
and check our child’s assignment book daily.
●Establish a study place at home that is quiet,
well-lit, free of electronic distractions, and where
our child can sit to study.
●Make sure our child attends school regularly, is
on time, and is prepared to learn, with the
necessary supplies and homework completed.
●Expect our child to behave responsibly and treat
other people with respect.
●Teach and model acceptance of responsibility for
the positive and negative outcomes of personal
●Teach and model responsible decision making.
●Model good citizenship and encourage our child
to demonstrate good citizenship in the
classroom, school, home, and community.
●Attend parent-teacher-student conferences and
open houses and communicate with our child’s
teachers, through notes and conversation, about
how well our child is doing and what we can do
●Monitor my student’s grades using Skyward.