Oakdale High School
Latin I Syllabus - 2014-2015
This course introduces the basics of Latin grammar and vocabulary, as well as simple sentence structure patterns. Students will be able to read, translate and write simple Latin sentences by the end of this Latin course. In addition to translation, students will also be able to important aspects of Roman history, culture and daily life.
- Jenney’s First Year Latin (Home Copy)
- New Jenney’s First Year Latin (School Copy)
- Three Ring Binder (½ inch binder-suggested size)
- Lined Paper
- Composition Notebook
- Supplies for taking notes: number 2 pencils, pens, and a red pen
- Index Cards (Optional)
- Other materials may be needed for projects; students will be given notice if such material will be required
1. Follow all rules established in the Student Handbook
2. Be in your seat when the bell rings.
3. When the bell rings you should be working on your warm-up.
4. Do not work on homework from other classes unless specified by me. If you are caught doing this I will confiscate it.
5. No food/beverages (excluding water) are allowed in my classroom without my permission.
6. Respect and courtesy will be shown to fellow students and me at all times. This includes not talking while I am talking, nor when other students are doing presentations. Bad attitudes and talking back will not be tolerated.
If you choose to break a school or classroom rule, a violation will be issued.
Grades are earned based on an accumulation of points on a weighted scale.
- Homework is given almost every night. Each homework will be worth 10 points unless otherwise stated. In addition, vocabulary should be studied every night. Homework will not be accepted late.
- Classwork is given throughout the week. Any late classwork will automatically be 50% off. Late classwork will be turned into the missing classwork bin and will not be checked until Friday.
- Projects will be given on a monthly basis. Some projects are larger than others. Projects turned in late will automatically be 50% off.
- Quizzes/Translations - 30%
- Quizzes will be given on a weekly basis. Multiple quizzes can be given within one week. Expect to have a vocabulary quiz each week.
- Translations will be given on a weekly basis. Translations will be completed and graded in a variety of ways.
- Test are given at the end of each chapter and at the end of each unit (every four chapters). Tests can range from 40 points to 100 points.
If you turn in a paper without your name on it, you will not receive credit.
This rule applies to EVERYTHING- even TESTS!
*Participation points will be awarded at the end of each term based on weekly participation, preparedness and behavior. Students are expected to volunteer and answer questions in class a minimum of 3 times a week.
**Extra Credit assignments an amount of points will be assigned at my discretion and can range anywhere from research projects to extra credit homework activities. Individual extra credit will never be assigned. Opportunities from extra credit will be few and should not be relied upon.
Grades will be posted on Pinnacle and updated at the end of each week.
Other Classroom Policies:
- Passes will not be issued to retrieve items/books from lockers or other classrooms at anytime.
- It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and make-up work missed due to an absence. Students have one week to complete any assignments missed. Any assignments not completed within that time will receive a 0.
- If a student is absent for a quiz or test, they have one week to arrange a time to make up their quiz/test.
- Quizzes/Test can be made up, before or after school, or SET, NOT during class time.
- Using online translation programs is cheating. Copying translations from the internet is cheating.
- Do not cheat or allow others to cheat off of you; copying on assignments and homework is cheating. Working together on assignments (unless I specify otherwise) is cheating.
- Do not appear that you are cheating (Wandering eyes!).
- Plagiarism is a form of cheating. Do not copy and paste words from the internet for projects, this is cheating.
- Your ideas and words must be your own, using someone else’s ideas or words without citing them is considered plagiarism.
- The Oakdale High School policy on cheating and plagiarism, as defined by the Code of Academic Integrity, will be upheld. To view the Code of Academic Integrity please go to the OHS website then go to Staff-Science-Madeline Pearson
Lateness to Class
- 1st Late - Warning
- 2nd Late - Warning and Call Home
- 3rd Late - Detention
- 4th Late - Referral
Cell Phone/ BYOD Policy
- 1st Offense - Warning
- 2nd Offense - Phone Sequestered - Student Pick Up- end of block
- 3rd Offense - Phone Sequestered - Parent Pick Up- in Office end of day
My teacher website can be found on the OHS website, go to Staff- Science- Madeline Pearson. On my website I will keep an updated weekly homework board so that parents and student alike may check what work will be for the evening or week.
I am available before and after school in A212. I am also always available for SET for extra help. Please sign up using the SET board in my classroom.
- Students - Feel free to e-mail me (email@example.com) at any time I will get back to you as soon as possible. Otherwise drop by the classroom anytime and I will help/answer your questions then.
- Parents - Feel free to e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me at 240-566-9591; e-mail is the best way to contact me. Please indicate your name, your student’s name (first and last), a phone number and the best time to contact you if you call.
*I reserve the right to add or change this policy as needed throughout the year. Students and parents will be notified BEFORE changes are made to the syllabus.