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 2021-2022 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
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 w2cntp4. 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.
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.