Phone: 919-553-7500 ext 2220
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 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
9:00-9:58 1st Block
10:00-10:53 2nd Block
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
- The Hydrosphere: fresh water and water quality
- The Hydrosphere: ocean resources
- Energy Resources
- Healthful Living
- Geologic Time
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.
The Johnston County Board of Education members will hold a Retreat on Saturday, April 17 as authorized through North Carolina General Statutes. Open Session will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Facility Services Town Hall located at 601 West Market Street in Smithfield. To comply with the governor’s executive order, a limited number of seats will be available to the public. These seats will be granted on a first come, first served basis.
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.