Bison Grade 7

Team Philosophy

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

Independence

Self-advocacy

Ownership for your choices

Never Give Up

Teacher/Student/Parent Responsiblities

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!

School Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

Parent Responsibilities

We will:

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

material.

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

with respect.

Clearly apprise students of

assignments to be completed and

hold students responsible for meeting

obligations.

Teach and model acceptance of

responsibility for the positive and

negative outcomes of personal

behavior.

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.

I will:

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

assignments.

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,

and community.

Keep my parents informed about

what I am learning and doing at

school.

Regularly monitor my grades by

checking Skyward.

Communicate with teachers

whenever I have questions or

concerns.

We will:

Encourage our child to read for pleasure and to

learn.

Investigate other types of reading materials

(newspapers, magazines, periodicals, computer,

etc.)

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

behavior.

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

to help.

Monitor my student’s grades using Skyward.

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