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Welcome to 7th grade Math!
I am excited to join the DuBose Middle School staff! I'm originally from Winchester, Virginia and moved to South Carolina in 1973, with my parents and siblings. Since then, I have lived in several areas of SC, including St. George, Yemassee, Walterboro, Moncks Corner, and presently in the Cane Bay area of Berkeley County. I have 3 adult children and 3 adult step-children and a total of 11 grandchildren. Most of them are close and my youngest daughter lives in Quantico, VA with her Marine husband and 2 children.
My hobbies include reading, camping, fishing, motorcycling, and cooking. My fiance, David, and I enjoy going out on the lake with the boat and fishing all day and into the night. We also enjoy going to the movies and to a few concert events. We hope to set our wedding date in the very near future, but until then, we both work to help fund our fun activities.
I have been in education for 27 years, teaching 7th grade math for most of my career. I taught in Colleton County for 26 years and moved to DD2 last year and taught at Gregg Middle School. I retired in June and came back to DD2 as a substitute teacher at GMS. In December, I was asked about coming to DMS to teach 7th grade math full time because of a teacher moving. I gladly accepted and am very happy with the students and staff. Everyone has helped to make this transition very easy. Retirement looked good, but it turns out that I'm not ready to leave middle school students, yet.
I look forward to working with my team of teachers here, as well as, the students and welcome emails from parents for concerns or questions. I will do my best to keep my webpage up to date and current, with uploads of lessons and homework, as well as, important due dates and events.
Power School Information
Checking PowerSchool regularly is the best way to stay informed about how you are doing in class and on top of your grades.
- You can click on the grade for math, and PowerSchool will display the assignments included in that grade.
- Look at the due dates to see upcoming assignments so you can prepare.
- View details to see a description or a hyperlink to the document.
- If an assignment is marked “--” by the grade, the teacher has not yet entered the grade.
- If the assignment was not turned in it will be marked "!" for missing. Only absent students are allowed to turn work in late. It should be turned in on the very next day you are in school after the due date.
- If an assignment is turned in after the due date, please understand that it will be a few days (usually until the following Friday) before the grade will be updated.
- Look for upcoming assignments in PowerSchool. The due dates will let you know when it will occur in class, or the last day it can be turned in by.
- The weekly newsletter sent by Mr. Garner will also let you know what is coming up each week for a grade.
- Check your student agendas. They are supposed to copy down the "Weekly Plan" each Monday in class so they know what to expect for the week.
Students are expected to complete a lesson a week. They should spend at least 30 minutes on APEX each week. Each lesson has guided notes that go with it. Students should work through the guided notes for the assigned lesson. Once completed, the guided notes should be turned in. I will add points for completing the guided notes to each Lesson. Check the calendar, and PowerSchool for lesson due dates. For students who have not completed the assigned lesson, they can complete it late for reduced credit. They have 3 chances to do the "TEST IT!" If they are unhappy with the grade after 3 tries, I am willing to reset it for them, but they should seek some help from me or Mrs. Lewis before retrying. They should not allow the extra retakes to make them fall behind though. Any extra time needed to complete the assignment should be done from home, or during courtyard time. Stduents can access APEX from the Learning Lab or the Library.