Ms. Stephanie Avent

Phone: 919-553-7500 ext 2220

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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 2020-2021 school year!  I hope everyone had 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

    We know things get a little crazy when working online.  Google Classroom is used by every 8th grade teacher and is the first place you should look for work.  My Google Classroom code is nwcysa2.  Most of the time homework will be to finish what you did not get to in class.  

  • 8th Grade Schedule

    8:30-8:55          AP 
    9:00-9:58          1st Block
    10:00-10:53      2nd Block 
    10:55-11:30      Lunch
    11:30-12:22      3rd Block
    12:25- 12:58     Lunch

    1:00-1:58          4th Block

    2:00-3:00          5th Block

     

     

    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 not used to calculate a student's numerical grade.  Their assessment will constitute part of a behavioral score that will be included in progress reports to parents.  These and other behaviors will be assessed according to the CvMS Behavioral Rubric.

    Only Mastery Assignments will be used in the calculation of a student's final, numerical 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.   

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