Phone: 919-553-7500 ext 2220

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Stephanie Avent

Hello Everyone!!!  I am Stephanie Avent and I teach 8th grade science here at CvMS.  I graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Zoology.  I went back to NCSU to obtain my teaching license.  I grew up in Zebulon and I have been teaching at CvMS since February 2014.  I am so excited to meet everyone for the 2022-2023 school year!  I hope everyone has a fantastic summer! The photo gallery below shows some of my interests including gymnastics (2000 State Champion) and scuba diving, and some other random stuff!

  • Classwork/Homework and Daily Agenda

    Our classwork and homework are written on the board everyday.  I encourage students to use their agendas to write these things down.  I will also be sending out a weekly document that has information about school work and dates that are important. 

  • 8th Grade Schedule

    Homeroom 7:35 8:00
    Advisory 8:00 8:10
    Block 1 8:10 9:10
    Block 2 9:13 10:13
    Block 3 10:16 11:16
    Block 4 11:19 12:57
    Block 5 (enhancements) 1:00 2:27
    Ram Time 2:30 3:00

     

     

    What Do We Learn?

    We cover eleven units in 8th grade science and they are as follows:

    • Introduction: review of lab safety, measuring, graphing
    • Chemistry
    • The Hydrosphere: fresh water and water quality 
    • The Hydrosphere: ocean resources
    • Energy Resources
    • Ecosystems
    • Microbiology
    • Healthful Living
    • Biotechnology
    • Geologic Time
    • Evolution

     

    Our Grading Policy

    Please review the outlined grading policy.  It is similar to last year.

    The following areas will be evaluated:

    • Practice Assignments: provide students with feedback and guide instruction (include Classwork, Warm-ups, Homework, Cooperative Learning Activities and some Quizzes)
    • Mastery Assignments: measure student mastery of a given goal/concept or skill (include Quizzes, Tests, Projects, Presentations and Skills Checks) 

    Practice Assignments will be used to calculate a student's numerical grade.  It will count as 10% of their overall grade.  

    Mastery Assignments will be used in the calculation of a student's final, numerical grade.  Mastery will count as 90% of the student's overall grade.  Students who do not complete Mastery Assignments will receive a grade of incomplete.  Once completed, these scores will become a factor in determining a student's final grade.  Athletes will not qualify to participate in sports until all Mastery Assignments are completed.

    This year, late assignments will score no higher than a 90.   

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS to implement state-of-the-art security systems

    At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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