•  Professional Biography
      
    Riverside Rams! Michele LaFerriere
    Social Science
     
     
     
    This is my 5th year at Riverside High School, and 12th overall in Loudoun County.  I teach AP World History, and Dual Enrollment US History, a partnership with Northern Virginia Community College.
     
    Here's a little bit about me:  I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.  I attended West Virginia University where I graduated with honors with my Bachelors Degree in History.  I decided to stay at West Virginia and earned my Masters Degree in Secondary Education.  I moved to northern Virginia after graduation, and have loved living here!
     
    In the fall of 2019, I will be starting a Masters Degree program through Arizona State University in World War II Studies.
     
    Some of my hobbies include reading, listening to music, movies, shopping, and hanging out with my awesome dog, Sadie.  Since I'm from Pittsburgh, I am a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan.

     


    My 2019-20 Schedule:

     
     1st  AP World History  5th Hall Duty
     2nd  Planning  6th  Dual Enrollment US History
     3rd  Dual Enrollment US History  7th  AP World History
     4th  AP World History  8th  Planning

    Class Websites:

              - AP World History: Google Classroom

              - Dual Enrollment US History:  Google Classroom

     
     
    Gradebook & Class Page
    NHS Tutoring Request Page
     Phoenix
    Phoenix Gradebook
     
     NHS
    LoudounVision
     
    Department Grading Policy Department Reassessment policy
     All classes determine a student’s grade by utilizing two categories of assessments when calculating the quarter grade. Summative assessments include tests, essays, and projects and will determine 90% of the grade. Formative assessments, including homework and classwork, will determine 10% of the grade.
     
     

    Reassessments are an option for students who earn below an 83% on the original assessment. Prior remediation is required before taking the reassessment. Remediation assignments and reassessments must be completed in accordance with the published deadlines. Students may earn up to a 83% on the reassessment. 

    Retests will ONLY be given on Monday and Tuesday mornings at 8:00 and on Wednesday afternoon at 4:10pm.