Mrs. Beverley's 8th Grade Science Web Page

Mrs. Beverley's 8th Grade Science Web Page




Have a Good Summer Dragons (Class of 2021)!!

Good Luck in High School


Hi! My name is Cindy Beverley. I teach 8th grade Science. I am happy to say that my entire teaching career (this is my 22nd year) has been in Southwest I.S.D. I have been teaching at Scobee since it opened. I absolutely love this district. Throughout the years, I have had the pleasure of teaching numerous siblings from specific families. I consider the people of Southwest to be my second family. My first family includes my husband and my two daughters. I graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology with a minor in Chemistry. In addition, I have numerous graduate hours from UTSA in Environmental Science. I also have my Masters degree in Teacher Leadership from Lamar University. I look forward to a very exciting year!



My Schedule:

1st     7:30 - 8:26  Class

2nd    8:30 - 9:26  Class

3rd     9:30 - 10:26  Class

4th     10:30 - 11:26  Class

5th     11:30 - 12:26  Class

Lunch     12:28 - 12:58

6th      1:00 - 1:56  Class

7th     2:00 - 3:00  Conference




Science STAAR Test:
8th Grade students will take the
Science STAAR test in the Spring of 2017.

GRADING POLICY: (per District policy)
60% - Daily assignments, homework, etc
40% - Test, quizzes, and projects

SUPPLIES NEEDED: (in addition to regular school supplies)
1 composition notebook to be kept in the classroom.
1 roll of papertowels

Any assignment not completed during class will need to be completed for homework and turned in the next school day.
Homework will be assigned at the beginning of each week and will be due at the end of the same week.
It is important that students complete the weekly homework assignment since each assignment will support the concept being taught in class at that time.

Tutoring is available after school. Please let me know in advance if you will be attending tutoring.

**If you have any questions or concerns about your child's performance in Science, please contact me. My goal is to do all I can to assist your child in their academic success.**


Scobee Middle School
Home of the Fighting Tigers!
Science Course Syllabus 2016-2017
Mrs. Beverley Room 105
Course Description

This Science class introduces the fundamental concepts of scientific inquiry, the structure of matter, chemical reactions, forces, motion, ecosystems, earth science, space, and the interactions between energy and matter. The course will serve students as a laboratory-based introduction to possible future course work in high school, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics while ensuring a mastery of the basics of each discipline. The ultimate goal of the course is to produce scientifically literate citizens capable of using their knowledge of science to solve real-world problems and to make personal, social, and ethical decisions.

Grades are calculated as follows:

Daily Work 60%
(To include: daily assignments, warm-ups, homework, class participation, labs, and other activities related to the content area)
Assessments 40%
(To include: exams, benchmark assessments, quizzes, projects, and other acceptable assessment assignments)

Classroom Routines
Please bring all needed supplies to class. Enter the classroom quietly and sit at your assigned seat. Begin working on the warm-up activity. Participate in all activities and use your time efficiently. When dismissed by the teacher, make sure that you turn in all completed assignments, put away your materials, clean up and throw away any trash, push in your chair, and leave the room in an orderly fashion.

Participation is a necessary part of every lesson. Many of the laboratory investigations, media presentations, and other assignments are very difficult to make up if class is missed. For this reason, it is very important that students are present in class on a daily basis.

Makeup Work/Late Work
All assignments are important and each student is responsible for all work assigned even if the student is absent. Late work will be accepted with 2 points deducted per day after the assignment is due. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain all assignment(s) from the teacher before class, after class, or after school.

The following supplies/materials are needed for this class.
· 1 composition notebook (to be kept in the classroom).
· 1 roll of papertowels (to be kept in the classroom).
· Pencils needed every day 

Tutoring will be offered after school. Please check with me in advance to make sure I do not have any meetings that day. In order to attend tutoring, students will need to make arrangements with their parent for pick up.

The completion of homework is important to further the student’s understanding of the current topic of instruction. Homework will be assigned on the first day of the week and will be due on Thursday of the same week.

Academic Integrity
Scobee Middle School strongly believes in ethical behavior, therefore academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Academic dishonesty includes copying another person’s work, cheating, or turning in someone else’s work as your own. Consequences for committing an act of academic dishonesty will result in a zero for that assignment and parent notification.

Technology Integrity
All students are to comply with SWISD rules and regulations regarding the use of technology as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Science Fair
All students will be required to participate in the Scobee Science Fair. Students and parents will be provided information regarding the science fair.

Teacher information

Name: Cynthia Beverley
Room #: 105
Conference: 2:00 - 3:00
Contact #: (210) 645-7500 ext. 2633
















































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