Dionicio Ramirez

Dionicio Ramirez


Scobee Middle School

Home of the Fighting Tigers!

7th Grade Science Course Syllabus 2016-2017

Mr Ramirez Room 304



Course Description                                                                                        


7th Grade Science 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.


Course Expectations


Letter grades are based on the following:

A       =       100-90

B       =       89-80

C       =       79-75

D       =       74-70

F        =       69 and below


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 when dismissed.



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 5 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.


Supplies/Materials for this class

  • 2 hard composition notebooks (to be kept in the classroom).
  • 2 rolls of paper towels (to be kept in the classroom).
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 pack of color pencils
  • 1 pack of markers
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 1 box of latex or non-latex gloves (Large)
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 1 package of pencils (needed every day)
  • 2 red and blue pens
  • 1 folder





Tutoring will be offered, Tuesdays 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:                   Dionicio Ramirez

Room #:                304

Schedule:             1st Period:   7:30 - 8:26 a.m

                             2nd Period:  8:30 - 9:26 a.m

                             3rd Period:   9:30 - 10:26 a.m

                             4th Period:   10:30 - 11:26 a.m

                             Lunch:         11:28 - 11:58 a.m

                             5th Period:   12:00 - 12:56 p.m

                             6th Period:   1:00 - 1:56 p.m

                             7th Period:   2:00 - 3:00 p.m

                             8th Period:   2:23 - 3:10 p.m  

Contact #:             (210) 645-7500 ext. 

Email:                    diramirez@swisd.net

Conference:       1st Period 7:30 - 8:26



I look forward to providing each student with rewarding educational experiences and assisting in their academic achievement!



Classroom Expectations


Students are to obey the following rules while in class:

  1. Come in grab your book, paper, pencil, take your seat and answer the warm up posted on the board
  2. Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak. NO TALKING without permission
  3. DO NOT get out of your chair unless given permission
  4. Be alert and awake with your head up
  5. Follow all instructions, complete all assigned work, use appropriate language including proper names
  6. Be respectful to ALL students, staff, and property at ALL times
  7. No Cell phones or any electronic device is allowed in class or on campus
  8. Dress Code will be enforced daily


Failure to comply with these rules will result in the one or all of the following:

  1. Discussion with the student regarding incident
  2. Parent Contact and discussion of incident
  3. Parent Conference with student, teacher, and administrator
  4. Referral to the office



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