Mendez, Jessie

Hello My Name Is...

Mr. Jessie Mendez

Math is Cool

8th Grade Math Teacher

8th Grade Team Leader
Math Department Chair
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"Braves Lead By Example"
2015 - 2016

Welcome to 8th Grade Math!! 

I look forward to working with your son/daughter and being a part of their academic success. 

I hope to make this year an academically rewarding year for all students. My goal here at Harlandale Middle School is to help all students achieve success and reach their goals.

I believe that all students can and will succeed this year.  With a positive attitude, they will successfully pass the STAAR!

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions/concerns you may have.  I am just an email away...

Subjects Taught
Math 8th


Class Schedule  

Harlandale Middle School
Bell Schedule
2016 - 2017

4 Minute Passing Period

Tutoring ALL Students 7:15 - 7:45AM
 

Students line-up in courtyard & gyms & auditorium

Release Students to Classroom

7:48AM

7:50AM

1st Period

Announcements, Breakfast                                (15 minutes)

Class   [8th Grade Math]                                     (59 minutes)

7:55 - 8:10AM

8:10 - 9:09AM

2nd Period Class   [8th Grade Math]                                      (59 minutes) 9:13 - 10:12AM 
3rd Period Class   [8th Grade Math]                                      (61 minutes)  10:16 - 11:17AM
4th Period Class   [8th Grade Math]                                      (68 minutes) 11:21 - 12:29PM
 

Students walked to lunch line

Lunch C - 8th Grade                                           (30 minutes)

12:29PM

12:29 - 12:59PM

5th Period

Homeroom, Advisory, RTI, Intervention, Enrichment

                                                                                (35 minutes)

1:03 - 1:38PM
6th Period Class   [8th Grade Math]                                    (59 minutes) 1:42 - 2:41PM
8th Period Conference Period                                              (60 minutes) 2:45 - 3:45PM 
Tutoring All Students

3:45 - 4:45PM

IN PROGRESS 

Early Release Bell Schedule
2016 - 2017

Schedule A
 Tutoring ALL Students  7:15 - 7:45AM 
  Students Line up to enter class  
 1st Period    
 2nd Period    
 3rd Period Conference Period  
 4th Period    
 5th Period    

Parent Conferences
Teacher Work Day

1:00 - 3:45PM
    
Schedule B
 Tutoring ALL Students  7:15 - 7:45AM
  Students Line up to enter class 7:48 - 7:50AM 
 1st Period Announcements, Breakfast  7:55 - 8:09AM 
 5th Period    
 6th Period    
 7th Period    
 4th Period

 

 
 5th Period    

Parent Conference
Teacher Work Day

1:00 - 3:45PM


 

Class Information

Attendance  
Attendance

Attendance is EXTREMELY Important

It is important for your child to attend school everyday to succeed. We are on a tight schedule, if you miss a day, you will most likely miss an entire lesson. We must work together to accomplish this goal.

 

Late Assignment Policy

 

Late Work: If you are absent, it will be your responsibility to collect any work that was assigned while you were out. You will have 1 week to complete any work that was missed. This includes tests and quizzes. Assignments should be completed on your own time, but you may come in to complete them during tutoring times.

 


Classwork / Homework / Assessments  
Math

Daily Classwork 

Warm Up/Homework check: You will begin each class period with a brief STAAR warm up and review of the previous nights assigned homework. It is your responsibility to come into the class and be ready to work before the bell rings.

Being ready includes, writing down the daily objective and assignment in your planner before the bell rings.  Also, beginning on the warm up, having homework out on desk, pencils sharpened, and in your assigned seat. 

You are allowed a 5 minute passing period, which should be used for restroom/water breaks. You will only be allowed to go during class time if it is an emergency. Your weekly warm up sheet will be turned in on Fridays for a weekly grade.

 

 

 Late Assignment Policy

 

Late Work: If you are absent, it will be your responsibility to collect any work that was assigned while you were out. You will have 1 week to complete any work that was missed. This includes tests and quizzes. Assignments should be completed on your own time, but you may come in to complete them during tutoring times.

 

Homework Policy

Homework: Students will have homework on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday without exception. This includes test days. If needed, I may need to assign homework on Tuesday and/or Thursday depending on how well students understand the material being taught.

I expect homework to be turned in ON TIME.  All homework is due on the next school day and reviewed for completion and correctness. If you do not have your homework when it is due, it is your responsibility to turn it in the following day.

 

Assessments

Tests and Quiz: Short quizzes are given at the end of each week. Quizzes are to monitor weekly progress in class and determine what you have learned and what I may need to review. Tests are given every two to three weeks. These short tests are used to monitor progress on TEKS covered in previous weeks and are created with the rigor students will be expected to master with this years STAAR test.

 

Test & quiz corrections - Students are encouraged to make corrections to tests and quizzes for a higher grade on those assessments. The student should correctly re-work incomplete and/or incorrect problems on a separate sheet of paper. Students should submit their corrected work along with the original assessment to the teacher. Students will earn half-points back for the correctly re-worked problems.


Grading Policy  
effort

math

Grading Policy

8th Grade Math and 8th Grade Pre-AP Math Grading Policy

40% Classwork 
30% Test
10% Assessment - Quiz
10% Check for understanding - Quiz
10% Homework

 


Tutoring  
tutor me

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Tutoring Schedule

Monday - Thursday
7:15 - 7:50AM
Monday - Friday
3:45 - 4:30PM

Students are required to have a pass to enter the building to attend morning tutoring.
Students are required to stay in the school building to attend afternoon tutoring.

Tutoring can be used for several different reasons:

1. Getting help to understand the material that was taught

2. Doing/Checking Homework

3. Missing Assignments (Notes/Classwork/Assessments)

 

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