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 2018-2019 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
My Google Classroom will have a daily agenda with details about what we do in class each day. If there are any worksheets, classwork assignments, or homework assignments you will find it here. Some assignments will need direct instruction so if students are absent I may opt to give them their work when they return. My Google Classroom code is 3knp33.
8th Grade Schedule
8:40-9:43 1st Block
9:45-10:58 2nd Block
11:00-12:03 3rd Block
12:05-1:38 4th Block and Lunch (my lunch will be 12:20-12:45)
1:40-3:10 5th Block (Enhancements)
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 as it has changed quite a bit from 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.