• 7th Grade Science Course Syllabus



    Teacher:  Ms. Tikiyah Holloway             Phone Number: (336) 242-1567       Fax: (336) 242-1372

    Room #: 713         Email:  tholloway@lexcs.org           Office Hours: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm   

    Class Description

    In 7th grade science, we will be covering five main concepts: Forces and Motion, Energy Conservation and Transfer, Earth Systems, Structures and Processes, Structures and Functions of Living Organisms, Evolution and Genetics. These are all of the topics that create the foundation for 7th Grade Science, as stated in the standard course of study.

    Weighted Grade Scale

    Test/Projects 35%

    Quizzes 25%

    Classwork/Participation 25%

    Homework 15%

    Grading Scale:

    A – 90-100

    B – 80-89

    C – 70-79

    D – 60-69

    F – 59 and below


    • Binder 1” or 2” 
    • (1) Pocket Folder with prongs
    • Pencils
    • Glue Sticks
    • Scissors
    • Agenda (Provided by school) 


    Behavioral Expectations

    • Follow the 5 P’s…Be Polite, Positive, Prompt, Productive, Prepared


    All rules in code of conduct found in your school-issued student handbook. In other words… Always treat others the way you want to be treated and CONDUCT YOURSELF IN A MANNER THAT WILL NOT KEEP OTHERS FROM LEARNING OR ME FROM teaching.



    At the end of each unit a unit test is given. The unit test is comprehensive. This serves as an opportunity for students to show growth and mastery of all content learned. Quizzes will be to assess student learning. It is advised that students study class notes daily. Students are encouraged to keep track of their progress and monitor areas of growth and weakness. This focus will help guide what to study. 


    Homework: When given, homework will be given and due the following class unless otherwise stated. Homework will be graded on completion at times as well as accuracy.

    *NOTE:  Completion means every problem was attempted and legitimate work MUST be shown to receive credit!* 


    Science Binders: It is very important for students to stay organized. Binders will help students stay organized and always have something to refer back to for studying purposes. 


    Classwork/Participation: Participating in discussions and activities is so important in helping students make sense of science. Classwork will be assigned daily and checked on a regular basis. Students are expected to give each assignment their full attention and best effort. 


    Missing Work Due to Absence:  It is the student’s responsibility to retrieve missing work, complete, and turn it in to be graded.  All work must be returned within the allotted time deemed by school policy. Any previously assigned work is due the day the student returns. If a student misses a quiz or test they must make arrangements to make up for the missed quiz or test.


    Communication: Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. The best way to reach me is via email (tholloway@lexcs.org). I believe WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER! I look forward to working with you to support your academic success. Parents are encouraged to sign up for Remind as that is another avenue to communicate. 

    Remind (free communication app) so we can stay in touch. Below are the Remind codes.

    1st Pd. Class Code ~  Text @sci1remind to 81010


    2nd Pd. Class Code ~ Text @sci2remind to 81010


    5th Pd. Class Code ~ Text @sci5remind to 81010


    6th Pd. Class Code ~ Text @sci6remind to 81010

    The teacher reserves the right to add, delete, revise the syllabus at any time to better meet the needs of all students taking this course. 


    Behavior Consequences:

    1st offense Warning

    2nd offense Contact a parent/guardian describing the offense and prior actions taken and conference with the student. 

    3rd offense Contact a parent/guardian and a Required parent/teacher conference with student, and a form of detention.

    4th offense or severe disruption Recommendation to office administrators

    These consequences are guidelines. Providing a positive environment for student learning is important and necessary actions will be taken on a case by case basis, to ensure this atmosphere is created in our classroom.