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WELCOME to SYNERGISTICS. MRS. DUNICAN ROOM 2105 . “Create a Dream, Make It a Reality” . WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ?. District 123 Mission.

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WELCOMEtoSYNERGISTICS

MRS. DUNICAN

ROOM 2105


“Create a Dream, Make It a Reality”

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ?


District 123 Mission

  • The mission of Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123, as a district striving for excellence, is to ensure that each student learns the skills, acquires the knowledge, and develops the behaviors and attitude necessary to succeed in the future as a caring, responsible, and productive citizen; this mission accomplished through a challenging instructional program that is consistent with the state and local goals is provided by a caring and talented staff within a safe and healthy environment in partnership with the entire community.


OLHMS Core Values

  • At Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, we are committed to success by providing an educational experience for each of our students that promotes continual improvement and progress toward our three “Mustang Musts.”

  • BE RESPECTFUL

  • BE RESPONSIBLE

  • BE SAFE


WHAT IS RESPECT ?

  • Be Respectful refers to your ability to treat others the way you expect to be treated. OLHMS students exhibit respect by…

    • being kind to your new partner

    • following classroom expectations

    • accepting teachers’ decisions

    • cooperating and encouraging others


WHAT IS RESPONSIBILTY?

  • Be Responsible refers to your ability to take ownership of your actions. OLHMS students exhibit responsibility by…

    • being prepared for class

    • following directions the first time they are given

    • completing tasks when instructed to do so

    • using equipment properly


What is Safety?

  • Be Safe refers to the role you play in maintaining a safe learning environment. OLHMS students exhibit safety choices by…

    • wearing school ID at all times

    • avoiding harmful situations like rolling around on the chairs

    • honoring personal space and materials

    • entering and exiting the Synergistic Lab in an orderly fashion


EMERGENCY PLANS

  • FIRE DRILLS-EVACUATE OUTSIDE

  • TORNADO DRILLS- UNDER DESKS BY WALLS

  • SHELTER-IN-PLACE- REMAIN INSIDE

  • LOCK DOWN- LOCK DOORS AND REMAIN HIDDEN

  • BUT IN ALL EMERGENCIES REMEMBER:

    • REMAIN CALM AND QUIET

    • LISTEN FOR INSTRUCTIONS

    • TAKE ATTENDANCE

    • STAY WITH YOUR CLASS


SUBSTITUTES

  • In the event that I am absent and a substitute takes over my class, I expect your absolute best behavior!

  • You will ask to use the restroom and to get a drink of water.

  • If your name is written down FOR ANYREASON, you will have an automatic afterschool detention with me.

  • NO QUESTIONS ASKED… NO EXCUSES ACCEPTED!


WHAT IS SYNERGISTICS ?

  • This class is a multimedia module-based curriculum that integrates elements of math, technology, science, and language arts. Learning is student directed, hands-on, and cooperative in nature.

  • Student-directed learning that is built to empower the students to take ownership of their learning.

  • The Synergistic experience is designed to facilitate cooperative learning. Every module is designed to be completed by two students working together as a team. 


WHAT MODULES CAN I GET?


MESSAGE BOARD

  • Is located on the wall of the lab

  • Is visible when you enter the lab

  • Should be checked every day for

    • The days events

    • What session you should be on.

    • Extra Credit


WHAT DO I NEED FOR CLASS?

  • Calculator

  • Pen or Pencil

  • Paper

  • Portfolios will be provided for you..

  • You may bring ear buds for yourself instead of using earphones


DRINK OF WATER?

  • If you thirsty and need a drink, you may go to the water fountain and get your drink while you are at the work stations

  • Use this privilege responsibly


BATHROOM POLICY

  • Switch out your lanyard for the hanging white lanyards by the door.

  • Take the appropriate bathroom pass

  • YOU DON’T NEED TO ASK ME FOR PERMISSION…. Please just go to the restroom and come back.

  • Don’t abuse this privilege!


PORTFOLIOS

  • Are kept in the lab. DO NOT BRING THEM HOME!

  • They are use for recording your grades.

  • They are the property of the school and other students will use them.

  • PLEASE DO NOT DEFACE THEM OR WRITE ALL OVER THEM.


HEADPHONES

  • Headphones should remain on your head at all times while you are at the workstation.

  • Please clean the headphones before you use them.


ROLLING ON CHAIRS

  • REFRAIN FROM ROLLING or SPINNING AROUND ON THE CHAIRS.

  • IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE.

    • ONE REMINDER

    • REMOVAL OF THE CHAIR

    • STUDENT STANDS THE REMAINDER OF THE CLASS


CALL LIGHTS

  • Use your call light to get the teachers attention (DO NOT SHOUT HER NAME)

  • Remain in your seat until your teacher is able to come to your workstation. (YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY STUDENT IN HER CLASS)

  • Continue to work while you are waiting…


VISITING

  • VISITING other work stations is strictly prohibited.

  • The only other person you should be talking to is your partner.


BEFORE LOGGING IN:

  • When you get to your work station, ….ALWAYS… Check your workstation for any missing or broken equipment.

  • It is your responsibility to report it to your teacher.


LOGGING IN

  • THREE STEPS

  • Username is “synergy” and password is “pitsco” for every log in.

  • Enter your

    • First name first initial

    • Last name (if it all fits)

    • Password


WHAT IS MY Password.?

  • Your password is a Confidential Code….Keep it Private!!

  • Your password will be given to your by your teacher.


LOGGING IN

  • It is important to use lower case letters.

    • Password “pitsco” is always in lower case.

  • Spelling is important

    • Check the spelling of your Name for any errors

    • Do not put a space after your first name initial

    • Any variation in entering your name will result in an error message


  • SAVING YOUR WORK

    • Go to “File” to get a drop down menu

    • Click “Save As” to get the save window

    • Go to the drop down triangle and click “Local Disk (C:)”

    • Click “Home” folder twice

    • Click the module name folder twice

    • Click class “Hour” or your class period folder twice

    • Type the name of your file in window and click “Save”

    • DO NOT save work using your initials.

    • Save your work using you and your partners FIRST AND LAST NAMES


    7 SESSIONS

    • SESSION 1: Module Guide….Not included in your total points for your grade.

    • SESSIONS 2 – 5: RCAs…Worth 29% of your grade. Take your time and work out the problem.

    • SESSION 6: Test Review….Play Bloop or Critter Cross

    • SESSION 7: Post Test….You may prepare a sheet of notes that you can use during your Post Test.


    Features of the ModuleAcross the toolbar

    • TOOLBAR ACROSS THE TOP OF THE SYNERGISTIC SCREEN

    • Log in

    • Log out

    • Student Info

    • Help

    • Session Identifier

    • Page


    RCAs

    • They are very challenging!!!!!

    • If you are able to get 30 out of 30 points on your RCAs, you become eligible for the PERFECT SCORE RAFFLE.

    • You will get a raffle ticket for which you will fill in your full name and your class number.

    • 7th and 8th graders only: At the end of the trimester, the winner of the raffle win receive an A+ for this class.


    LOGGING OFF

    • Do not log off until told to do so.

    • Continue on to the Enrichments if you’re finished with your session before the end of class.

    • Mrs. Dunican or Mr. Adams will tell you to log off


    ENRICHMENTSSOME ARE FAMILILAR AND SOME BRAND NEW


    MORE LOGGING OFF

    • Click the log off button

    • Make sure you both give yourselves the 10 pts. for attendance and 10 pts. for participation.

    • Note – DO NOT press Ctrl-Alt-Delete or the Large RED “X” in the corner of the screen.

      • This will cause you to loose all of your points and work for the day


    FIGURING OUT YOUR GRADE

    • Attendance and participation = 140

    • Post test = 100

    • RCAs = 120

    • Assessments = 60

    • At the end of each rotation, students add all of their actual points together.

    • Then take your actual total points and Divide it by the total possible points.

    • 320/420=.76=76%


    X 100

    GRADE SHEET

    Your Name Goes Here.

    Assessment Grade (Mrs. Dunican’s Initials) goes here


    STUDENT GRADE SHEET

    • Students fill out the Grade Form each day

      • Calculate your percentage before you leave class each day.

    • You will know what is your grade right away. No Waiting!!

    YOUR TOTAL POINTS GO HERE


    CALCULATING YOUR GRADE?

    • IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS

      Your total points on

      The Module


    CLASS GRADE

    • YOUR CLASS GRADE IS BASED ON ALL YOUR POINTS ADDED TOGETHER

      • THE MODULES

      • EXTRA CREDIT


    WELCOME AND ENJOY


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