Alfonza W. Davis Middle School
Instructor: Mr. Schorg
Office Phone Number: 402-561-6130
Plan Periods: A and B day 5/6
Best times to contact: Plan period
Instructional Philosophy.. I personally believe that keeping music programs in schools is a “no-brainer”. Music connects children with the past, the present, and the future and gives them something in which to take pride. Music is all around us and it should be analyzed, interpreted, internalized, and appreciated. As Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche once said, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” After all, it would be a shame to deprive children of something that builds character and changes lives the way that music does.
Chorus Procedures and Expectations:
Absence and tardy Policies: It is the responsibility of each student to get missed work from another student or Mr. Schorg .
Davis School Expectations:
- Be Safe....Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself at all times
- Be respectful...Follow Directions the first time given.
- Be responsible...Arrive on time with all of your materials.
Music Room Expectations:
1. Each student shall arrive to class prepared....(With pencil, agenda, notebook and sit in assigned seat.)
2 . Keep ALL distractions to a minimum...(.talking, tapping, blurting out, etc...)
3. Complete ALL work.
4. NO GUM, food, drinks, candy, etc. PLUS...no combs, picks, lip balm, phones, etc....anything other then the required items for class are NOT allowed.
Each student will be responsible for the rules in OPS according to the student hand book.
Consequences: 3 infractions = individual conference with student ... After 3 infractions the referral will be sent to administrative offices.
December 14, 2017 at 6:30-7:30 - Winter Chorus Concert at Davis
February 3, 2018-All-City Music Festival At the Holland (selected 6th, 7th and 8th grade students)
May 1, 2018 at 7:30 - Northwest Area Concert at Northwest (6th grade chorus students)
May 17, 2018 – 6:00-8:30 PM - Spring Chorus Concert at Davis
Assessments and grading:
OPS Secondary Grading Practices*
There are two types of grades:
• Formative (65% of final grade)
• Summative (35% of final grade)
To maintain alignment of coursework to content standards, which is a key best practice for standards-based grading; teachers will utilize a standardized naming convention for each of the standards within a course. The content standard will be marked on each assignment entered into Infinite Campus (District Grading Program) using all capital letters followed by a colon. After the colon will be the title of the coursework. At the end of the grading period, scores are converted to a letter grade using this grading scale.
A = 3.26 – 4.00
B = 2.51 – 3.25
C = 1.76 - 2.50
D = 1.01 - 1.75
F = 0.00 – 1.00
Redoing/Revising Student Coursework
1. Students are responsible for completing all coursework and assessments as assigned.
2. Students will be allowed re-dos and revisions of coursework for full credit as long as they are turned in during that unit of study while a student still has an opportunity to benefit from the learning.
3. When time permits teachers should allow the redoing or revising of summative assessments. Students are expected to complete assessments when given to the class, or if a student was justifiably absent, at a time designated by the teacher.
Parent or Guardian signature is required: ________________________________________________________