Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

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Independent Living /Grades 9-12


Marygail Muller and Amy Pierce

Email and 

Phone Number

856-848-8200 ext 3102 (muller) Voice Mail 629 (pierce)


Course Website

Google Classroom codes:

Pierce 1st period b4jrsw (Pierce)  

Pierce 1st period r0eakrs (Muller)

Muller 1st period  wyyip4 (Muller)

Muller 1st period  3fou1x (Pierce)

Pierce 2nd Period izd4cf

Muller 2nd Period t35x5s

Pierce 6th Period fwjh796

Muller 6th Period ab353i

Muller Remind text 0869815 to  81010 from cell phone

Pierce Remind @ILPIERCE to 81010 from cell phone

Course Description

        This Family and Consumer Science course covers a variety of areas such as food preparations and nutrition, fashion construction and textiles, consumer education, and relationships.  Challenging hands-on opportunities will be provided throughout the year.  Some of those projects include sweatshirt, project of choice from a commercial pattern, and a fashion review finale at the end of the year.   Food units of instruction include: cakes, cookies, desserts, one dish meals, wok cookery, and working with ground meat.


* Nominal fees may apply depending on student project choices.

Course Expectations and Assessments

Sewing Side (Pierce)

Foods Side (Muller)

Course Policies 

        Students may retake traditional tests or benchmarks however, students may NOT retake long term sewing project assignments. Students may rework areas as they work on their sewing project if they would like to improve their grade in certain areas of the rubric. There are deadlines for assignments that students are expected to meet to stay on task for the marking period and not fall behind.

        There are no take home homework assignments given in this class. At times students may need to work on an assignment outside of class in order to complete it by the deadline.

Students will use the rubric for self evaluation and teacher evaluation. There are deadlines for assignments that students are expected to meet to stay on task for the marking period and not fall behind.

Students will critique their work.

Required and Recommended Materials 


        Mrs. Pierce is available for after school help on Fridays.  Students need to let Mrs. Pierce  know they will be staying. Mrs. Muller is available after school by appointment when a project needs to get made up. Wednesdays every week.

Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences

Expected Behavior in Room 101 and 102

        Treat yourself and others with respect

          Be cooperative and not disruptive

          Take Responsibility for your actions

Daily Classroom Procedures:

     Place Attendance card in correct basket

     Be in your assigned seat when bell rings

     Lavatory: 10/10 Rule applies at all times

     Keep all cell phones OUT OF SIGHT!

     Keep Chromebooks away and closed unless it is for instructional purpose.

     No Ear Buds or wearing around neck while working in the room.

     No hats or hoods up.

     Bring a pen or pencil and folder to class everyday!

     No talking during announcements.

     Teachers desk are off limits except for permission by teacher.

     Pencil sharpener – no colored pencils in the electric sharpener.


·          Primary      60%                        Grading:  test, projects, class participation,handouts,

·          Secondary  30%                                           and quizzes, google classroom

·          Support      10%                        “1” in the computer means absent but required

·          Total:       100%                        “2” in the computer means did not turn in


·          Check the ABSENTEE FOLDER  or GOOGLE CLASSROOM for your work, if absent.  It is the responsibility of the student to make up all work that is missed.

·          Safety – no running, or horseplay in the room, no leaving the kitchen units, and abide by the safety features discussed

·          Supplies – Scissors, needles, and pins should only be used for sewing and kept in the sewing room at all times.  All food supplies are provided by the teacher.

·          All kitchen tools and utensils must be washed, dried and put away at the end of the class period.

·          Fire Drills – Students will line up in single file and proceed in an extremely orderly manner.  Roll will be taken outside.

·          Stay in your seat!  (Do not line up at the door)  Wait until the bell rings.