Dear Parents and Students:
Welcome to the fall semester and to Algebra Two Honors here at DHS. I will be your teacher until your full time teacher Jessica Glass returns. Each day will bring the opportunity to learn and master challenging mathematical topics. Any time that you have questions or concerns, please contact me by email. My website’s calendar will be consistently updated with homework assignments and test dates.
Wildcat ROARS: Class Expectations
Optimize learning by actively participating.
Attendance and timeliness are essential.
Responsibility—Be prepared for every day.
Success—Dress for it.
Algebra Two grading will comply with the DHS policy that computes quarterly grades based on a formula of 60% for summative assessments (tests) and 40% for formative assessments (homework and daily math reviews). Honors points are added at the end of each quarter for quarter grades only.
Curriculum: Eureka Math
Algebra Two will be utilizing the Eureka Math resource as the class curriculum this year. The Eureka Math curriculum sets high expectations for students, engages all students in problem-solving and critical analysis, and incorporates rigor to challenge students to think at higher levels. For more information about the Eureka Math curriculum, visit https://greatminds.org/
A=100-93%, B=92-85%, C=84-75%, D=74-67, F=66-0, and I=Incomplete
A notebook (preferably a 3-ring binder with dividers), plenty of paper, and pencils
Optional supplies: a personal pencil sharpener, a 4-colored pen, extra erasers, graph paper, and a TI-84 graphing calculator (or similar).
At Destrehan High School we take a Restorative Approach to discipline. Our primary focus, in conjunction with teaching and learning, is to build positive and working relationships. My discipline management plan will be consistent with the following restorative action steps:
- Remind – students will be reminded of rule(s) or directions
- Redirect – students will be specifically redirected to the task at hand
- Relocate – students will be relocated to either reflect upon (mis) behavior, calm down, or removed from a potentially disruptive situation (If necessary)
- Reflect – students will be guided to reflect upon what happened, what could have prevented the situation, and how to make amends to the appropriate parties (If necessary)
*Further or more severe consequences may be assigned if disruptive behavior continues or for more serious incidents/offenses
Free Online Tutoring and Homework Assistance
(HomeworkLa.org), a service of the State Library of Louisiana, offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Louisiana residents from kindergarten students through adult learners. Get help in math, science, social studies or English from a live tutor. The services can be accessed from a Louisiana public library, from your home computer or from your mobile device by going to HomeworkLa.org.
Also, we will be working on ACT preparation at https://onlineprep.act.org/
The Learning Center (TLC)
Additional assistance is available through TLC, our after-school tutoring program. Sessions in mathematics are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30 - 4:30.
Math Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Mathematics Department of Destrehan High School is to provide consistent, quality, academic instruction that empowers students to develop an intuitive understanding of mathematical concepts and to apply these skills in real-world situations.