LYAL BURKHOLDER MIDDLE SCHOOL

355 W. Van Wagenen, Henderson, NV 89015

Phone: (702) 799-8080

Fax: (702) 799-8088

Lyal Burkholder Middle School

School-wide Course Expectations

 

Burkholder Middle is a school that strives to bring out the best in ALL our students!  The

staff of Burkholder Middle School continues to create a new vision for our students and

community.  With a focus on “Building Essential Knowledge for the 21st Century,” we are dedicated to providing our students with a rigorous curriculum that will develop students, so they are ready to take on the challenges in high school, college, and future employment.  All research and educational thought indicates that students need to have skills that are essential for success in the 21st Century.  These 21st Century skills will be imbedded in our curriculum and throughout all we do.  Additionally, we take pride in offering a multitude of experiences in academia and in positive recognition opportunities to help our students stay on track, make good choices, and reach the highest of their potential!  Please refer to our school website for more information about our school at www.burkholderms.org.

 

GRADING POLICY

Quarter Grade Determination: 

 

Summative Assessment = 80%

The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit based on standards and benchmarks.

 

Formative Assessments = 20%

These are assignments and assessments which students are working towards mastery or proficiency on a content standard.  Such assignments include: homework, in-class participation (engagement), and class work.

 

Grading Scale                                                             Semester Grade

         A = 100% - 90%                                                            Quarter grade      40%

         B =   89% - 80%                                                            Quarter grade      40%

         C =   79% - 70%                                                            Semester Exam   20%

         D =   69% - 60%

         F =   59% or below

 

MINIMUM F POLICY:

Burkholder Middle School uses a minimum F policy. Quarter and Semester Exam grades below 50% will be adjusted to 50% when calculating the final Semester grade.

 

RETAKE POLICY:

At Burkholder Middle School not only are students allowed to re-take assignments and assessments for full credit; it is mandatory students strive for mastery of all content standards taught. Re-take availability is always at the discretion of the teacher. Student must schedule time with their teacher to review the material before a re-take will be allowed. No re-takes will be allowed during the last week of a grading period.

 

LATE WORK POLICY:

Due to our policy of handing back all homework, quizzes, and tests in a timely manner; it is the student’s responsibility to save their work. In the event a paper was turned in and miss-recorded, the student must show proof. There will either be a mark or grade on the homework or assessment.

 

Assignments turned in late after 5 school days will be accepted at the teacher’s discretion and the grade may be reduced up to half credit. The number of missing and late assignments will be used to help determine the student’s Citizenship Mark. Additionally, no late work will be accepted during the last week of the grading period.

 

HOMEWORK POLICY:

Homework is a tool which reinforces class work through relevant practice and extension. It allows the opportunity to display responsible behavior and to enrich the conditions by which one learns. Students will be required to record all assignments in their Burkholder MS daily planner to ensure all assignments are completed when due. Teachers will ensure that assignments have been explained in class and are at a level enabling students to work independently. Teachers will be available to provide students with additional help by prior arrangement, either before or after school hours. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade level teachers will coordinate major assignments such as research papers, projects, and assessments.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Limitation of Absences

  • The limitation of absences is ten (10) per semester. A student will receive a semester grade of “F” in any course where s/he exceeds ten (10) absences in a semester.  Parents may arrange an absence in advance in writing up to ten (10) days per year.  Arranged absences and approved absences for which make up work has been completed may not count toward the limitation of absences.

Absent Students:

If a student is absent:

  • It is the student’s responsibility to turn in any missing work that was due on the day of their absence immediately upon return. That homework will be scored as on time and will be graded according to its completeness.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to find out the assignments from the day(s) of their absence, and to copy notes missed from a classmate. There is a file kept in the classroom with all absent work students should check it immediately upon their return.

  • Students are allowed three (3) days to complete work after they return from being absent. If work isn’t completed within those three (3) days, the late work policy will be applied.

 

TARDY POLICY:

If you arrive late to school, report to the Dean’s Office to sign in and be issued an admit pass.  Two parent notes will be accepted per semester for an excused tardy.  Late arrivals, after the first two, will only be excused with a medical or emergency excuse.  Seldom, if ever, is it necessary for anyone to be tardy, therefore most tardies are unexcused.  Unexcused tardies will result in disciplinary actions.  The school-wide tardy policy will be enforced by all staff and provide the following consequences for each semester.

 

First Tardy – Warning

Second Tardy – Parent Contact/ 1 day Dean’s Detention - The student will be assigned a Dean’s Detention with notification to parent/guardian at least 24 hours prior to the detention.

Third Tardy – 2 days Dean’s Detention– The student will be assigned a Dean’s Detention with notification to parent/guardian at least 24 hours prior to the detention.

Fourth Tardy – In House Suspension

Fifth Tardy – RPC (Required Parent Conference)– Parent will be required to come to school and conference with the dean.

** Students that acquire more than 5 tardies in one semester are subject to further disciplinary action that may include detention, parent-check-in, in-house suspension, and suspension.

 

NOTE:  A student is considered tardy when not inside the classroom when the bell rings. This school-wide tardy policy will be enforced by all staff. Random tardy lock-outs will be called where students will not be admitted to class without an office tardy pass. Consequences for students caught in tardy lock-outs will be more severe.

 

SCHOOL-WIDE Expectations and PROCEDURES

School-wide Behavioral Expectations

  • Follow all Clark County School District policies

  • Follow the dress code

  • Adhere to the cell phone and electronic device policy

  • Be on time for class and ready to learn

  • Be Kind

Class Routines and Expectations

  • Adhere to proper school behavior

School Fees

  • Pay all fees for elective classes and/or extracurricular activities

Notify the teacher about Lost, Stolen or Damaged Textbook or Other Classroom Materials

  • A fine will be issued to recover the cost of replacing the book or material

Gum and Food

  • Eating food (including candy and snacks) or drinking a beverage is permitted only in the cafeteria.

  • Gum is prohibited everywhere on campus because it is a nuisance item that can deface school property.  Burkholder MS is a no- gum campus.

 

GUM POLICY

1st offense - Spit out gum and a warning

2nd offense - Spit out gum and a phone call home

3rd offense - Spit out gum, a phone call home, and a teacher detention

4th offense - Spit out gum and a dean’s referral

 

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE:

Burkholder Middle School is a BYOD school.  Students are expected to follow the BYOD rules outlined below.

  1. Respect each other’s property. Do NOT take or use another student’s device without the student’s AND the teacher’s permission.

  2. Until given permission, your device is off. When permission is given, device is on silent mode.

  3. Launch your device to approved material that is used for academic and learning purposes. Device must be visible by the teacher at all times.

  4. Everyone needs to use the school’s wifi when using their device; you may NOT use your data plan. Only students with written permission may use BYOD.

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY

When a student utilizes any means to gain an unfavorable advantage (cheating, academic dishonesty) or assist another student, then the student has violated Burkholder’s Academic Honesty Policy.  This may include, but not limited to, copying another’s work (this includes homework, class work, quizzes, tests, and projects), receiving and/or giving answers to another student, inaccurately correcting papers, utilizing unauthorized materials while completing an assignment or taking a test, and copying material from a published work.

 

 

SUPPLY LIST:

6th Grade

Math – Notebook (1 per semester), Pencils, Earbuds

ELA – Student planner, one 2” binder, one 5-pack of pocket dividers, mini post-its (2), loose leaf paper, pencils (12), highlighters (5), a small hand held pencil sharpener,  a pencil zipper pouch, glue sticks (2), colored pencils, scissors (1), and 70 page spiral or composition notebook (1).

Students only need one 2” binder and BMS planner as they are needed per class schedule not per teacher.

Science – Spiral Notebook (2), Glue Stix, Colored Pencils, Pencils, Highlighter, Scissors

PE – Uniform

 

7th Grade

Math – Notebook (1 per semester), Pencils, Earbuds

ELA - Student planner,  one 2” binder, one 5-pack of pocket dividers, mini post-its (2),  loose leaf paper, pencils (12),  highlighters (5), a small hand held pencil sharpener,  a pencil zipper pouch, glue sticks (2), colored pencils, scissors (1), and 70 page spiral or composition

n notebook (1).

Students only need one 2” binder and BMS planner as they are needed per class schedule not per teacher.

Science – Spiral Notebook (2), Glue Stix, Colored Pencils, Pencils, Highlighter, Scissors

History – Colored Pencils, 1.5” Binder, Lined Filler Paper, Spiral Bound Notebook, Pink and Yellow Highlighters, Ruler, Pencils, Scissors

 

8th Grade

Math – Notebook (1 per semester), Pencils, Earbuds

ELA – Student planner,  one 2” binder, one 5-pack of pocket dividers, mini post-its (2), loose leaf paper, pencils (12),  highlighters (5), a small hand held pencil sharpener,  a pencil zipper pouch, glue sticks (2), colored pencils, scissors (1), and 70 page spiral or composition notebook (1).

Students only need one 2” binder and BMS planner as they are needed per class schedule not per teacher.

Science – Spiral Notebook (2), Glue Stix, Colored Pencils, Pencils, Highlighter, Scissors

Geography – Colored Pencils, 1.5” Binder, Lined Filler Paper, Spiral Bound Notebook, Pink and Yellow Highlighters, Ruler, Pencils, Scissors

PE – Uniform

 

STUDENT FEES POLICY

All student fines & fees, including academic and extra-curricular fees, must be paid in full for the student to be eligible to participate in: competitions, concerts, extra-curricular activities, and off campus trips/activities.

 

Student Assistance

  • Contact the Counselor- 702-799-8080 ext. 4200

  • Parent/Student/Teacher Conference- 702-799-8080 ext. 4200

 

 

PROWL – CODE OF CONDUCT

 

The essence of good discipline is respect. This includes respect for authority, respect for others, respect for    self, and respect for the rules.  This is an attitude which begins at home, is reinforced at school, and applied     throughout life.

The PROWL Code of Conduct will be enforced school-wide and is the school’s expectation for student behavior.

 

                                          

 

CITIZENSHIP GRADE IS BASED ON INFRACTIONS:

O (Outstanding):               0-3 Infractions

S (Satisfactory):                4-6 Infractions

N (Needs Improvement): 7-9 Infractions

U (Unsatisfactory):          10+ Infractions

 

 

 

 

Clubs and Activities

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