Welcome to 7th Grade Social Studies!
Ms. Jacqueline Pirrung graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in History and with a M.A.T. in Secondary Education. She very excited for a fantastic school year at River Bend Middle School! Students will be learning about many exciting and interesting topics in United States History, beginning with Reconstruction (1865) and ending with the present day! As an educator, Ms. Pirrung's goal is to guide students to develop an in-depth understanding of United States History, as well as enhance essential skills that will prepare students to be positive contributors to their community.
Ms. Pirrung's Schedule, 2018-2019:
1A - Interdisciplinary Team meeting/Planning
2A - History 7 (with Mr. Lancor)
3A - History 7H (with Ms. Supervielle)
4A - History 7H
5B - Collaborative Learning Team meeting/Planning
6B - History 7 (with Ms. Supervielle)
7B - History 7H
8B - History 7H (with Ms. Supervielle)
In order to be prepared for class, students should bring the following materials:
- Agenda (Provided by the school)
- Chromebook (Provided by the school)
- Writing utensils (pencils or pens)
- Earbuds / Headphones
- One 1 inch, 3 ring-binder with 8 dividers
Ms. Pirrung's classes will follow the Social Studies’ Department grading policy. Students' grade will made up of the following components:
- Tests/Projects - 50%
- Quizzes - 30%
- Classwork - 20%
Reteach / Retake Policies
- All classwork/homework must be completed prior to the assessment
- Students must attend at least one re-teach session
- Retakes can only occur within a two-week window following the initial assessment
- Students may only get one opportunity to retake a summative assessment
- The best score is recorded in the gradebook
Classroom Behavior Expectations
These classroom expectations are in place to provide a safe learning environment for all students. At all times, students must adhere to River Bend’s three R’s: Be respectful, be ready, and be responsible.
It is very important to maintain open lines of communication between school and home. Please feel free to contact Ms. Pirrung at, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions and/or concerns. She will get back to you with a return email or a phone call as soon as possible.
In addition, please access https://portal.lcps.org/ for information pertaining to upcoming class assignments and grades.