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The faculty and staff at Good Hope Middle School would like to thank you for entrusting us with your children, our future. Our philosophy is all-inclusive; parents, students, teachers, administration, and community must and will work together in order for our school to be successful. We at Good Hope Middle School will accomplish the following goals which in turn will lead to the promise of our school: achieve academic and personal success, expand technology and critical thinking skills, and demonstrate good citizenship. Rearing a child really does take a village, and with everyone's help and involvement, this objective is sure to be obtained.
7th and 8th GRADES
This handbook has been prepared for you with the purpose of giving you some idea of the spirit, ideals, and objectives of Good Hope Middle School. It is our belief that this publication will prove to be helpful to each student and parent. Knowing and understanding the contents of this booklet will help you not only to enjoy school more, but also to be a better citizen of Good Hope Middle School.
Parents are requested to read and discuss this student handbook with your child. Our faculty will spend orientation time with our students, but you need to know and understand what is expected of your children. Please refer to this handbook when you have questions concerning school procedures.
It is expected that students will display good conduct at all time. Good behavior is expected and rewarded. Students should:
The school day begins promptly at 7:53 a.m. and dismisses at 2:55 p.m. No student shall arrive on the school grounds before 7:30 a.m., as faculty members are not on duty before this time. Any accident occurring before this time is not the responsibility of the school. Students who ride the bus will be dismissed at 2:55 p.m. All other children will be dismissed when the buses have cleared the school. All students should depart by 3:20 p.m., unless a faculty member is with them for supervision.
Students should be encouraged to take pride in their physical appearance. When a student comes to school inappropriately dressed, the faculty and administration will take steps to correct the situation. Parents of students will be informed and asked to cooperate. If appropriate clothes cannot be brought to school the child will be placed in ISS. Students will be expected to comply with the following specific dress regulations. Repeated violations of the dress code will result in the student being disciplined by being placed in ISS or suspended.
The guidelines from the Ouachita Parish School System will be followed. Grade requirements for promotion:
Grades 6, 7,
and 8*: MUST
PASS 4 MAJOR SUBJECTS AND ONE MINOR SUBJECT OR 5 MAJOR SUBJECTS
*Students in grade 8 must demonstrate proficiency on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Test (LEAP 21)
Major subjects: Language Arts, English, Math, Social Studies, Science
Minor subjects: Health & P.E., Art, Band, Choir, Home Economics, Reading Lab or Math Lab.
Any child enrolled in Advanced Classes who does not have a “C” average at midterm will be moved to regular classes.
Finals-Children who score at or above the 85% on the IOWA will be exempt from finals in that certain area. Eighth grade students who score Advanced or Mastery on the LEAP will be exempt from finals in that area in which Advanced or Mastery is scored. Any child who maintains an “A” average in a subject will be exempt from that particular final.
**Students who score at or below the 35% in reading and/or math will be placed in reading or math lab for the following year.
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