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Debra Kiracofe 

Thomas Harrsion Middle School

1311 West Market Street

Harrisonburg, Virginia  22801

Office:  540-434-1949

Fax:  540-434-4052

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Kiracofe's Class

Current Unit:

Waves (Light & Sound)

Next unit Unit 11:  Newton's Laws of Motion and Simple Machines

SOL 8th grade testing schedule:

May 11 - Reading
May 25 - All 8th Grade Math & 7th Grade Algebra I
May 31 - Civics
June 2 - Science 
Other Testing Dates
May 23 & 26 - Foreign Language Exams
June 6 - Geometry Final
Upcoming Events:
May 1 - What Lies Ahead:  Gifted Education @ SKMS from 6:30-7:30
May 2 - School Board Meeting @ 7:00pm
May 3 - 6th & 7th Spring Concert @ 7:00
May 3 - Destination Imagination Fundraiser at Chili's
May 4 - 7th & 8th Track Championship @ Broadway HS
May 4-7 - TSA Competition @ Hampton, VA
May 5 - First Friday Bike/Walk to School
May 8 - 8th Grade Spring Concert @ 7:00
May 8 - PTO Meeting in the Library @ 7:00
May 9 - Destination Imagination Fundraiser at El Charro
May 10 - National Bike/Walk to School Day
May 17 - Destination Imagination Fundraiser at Papa John's
May 24 - Destination Imagination Fundraiser at CiCi's 
May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
May 31 - 7th & 8th Spring Choral Concert
June 5 - School Assembly & Field Day 
June 7 - Last Day of School (Full Day)
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Daily Schedule:

7:55-8:40      1st Period: planning

8:44-9:44     2nd period: Core 1

9:47-10:47   3rd period: Core 2

10:50-11:50 4th period: Core 3

11:51-12:16  5th period: Lunch

12:20-1:26    6th period: Core 4 

1:30-2:15      7th period:Planning 

2:19-3:05      8th period: Elective 3

8th Grade Wednesday Schedule

Period Times Class

Adv  7:55  -  8:35 Elective 1

2 8:40  -  9:34Core 1

3 9:37  - 10:32 Core 2

10:35 - 11:30 Core 3

11:30 - 11:55 Lunch

6 12:00 -  1:03 Core 4

7 1:03-1:47  Elective 2

8 1:50  - 2:30 Elective 3

Den Meeting:

2:35-3:05

Check out your students grades online. Contact the counselors if you have questions.

   Important items to bring all year:

   Respect for self

   Respect for adults

   Respect for peers

*As with all material found on the Internet, teachers and parents should be very careful in allowing students to explore these sites unless direct supervision is provided. Harrisonburg City Public Schools is not responsible for the content of various links beyond the initial levels of each site.

Homework and Grading:

 

*Homework that is given is expected to be completed for the next day unless assigned for a specific future date such as projects that may take longer. 

* Use HCPS grading scale:  

                                                 90 - 100  A

                                                 80 - 89    B

                                                 70 - 79    C

                                                 60 - 69    D

                                                 below 60  F

    * Grade calculation: 

       Participation 10 points

       Classwork   25-50 points

       Quizes 100 points

       Tests,  and Projects 200 points

Last updated

May, 2017

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