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8th Grade University of North Carolina Core

 UNC Core Expectations

Whole School Bell Schedule:

8th. Grade Schedule:

All emails will be returned within 24-48 hours.

Study sessions:

  • Mr. Williamson - Tuesdays 4:15 - 4:45
  • Mr. Hartman - Thursdays 4:15 - 4:45
  • Ms. Dawson - Tuesdays at Lunch
  • Ms. Petruff - Thursdays at Lunch
  • Mrs. Dunning - Thursdays at Lunch

Homework Policy:

All unfinished classwork will be assigned for homework due the next day.

Online Materials and Resources 

Your Core courses will function in three main platforms. Refer to their individual web pages and Schoology courses for further resources and directions. 

  1. Adams 12 Schoology: This is the website where students will do most or perhaps all of their assignments. They can type directly into Schoology, upload documents, or participate in class discussions and polls. This is also where students will access videos and Google Meet chat rooms to interact with their teachers and peers. Students will use their assigned Adams 12 school I.D. and password to log into this platform. 

    Communicate with your teachers about absences and where to locate work if/when you are absent.
  2. Infinite Campus: Per usual, this will be the website where students and parents/legal guardians can access grades to assess performance and progress. 


Attendance will be taken every period for students.  

Classroom Expectations for Behavior 


NGMS dress code will be enforced.  Inappropriate (clothes with bad words, images, etc. on them) clothing will not be tolerated.

Profanity (bad words), racial slurs, or any other derogatory language/physical gestures will not be tolerated either. In other words, expectations for behavior will remain high. 

Cell phone and headphone policy will be decided by individual teachers.  If the policy is not followed, consequences will include:

  • verbal warning
  • taken for class period and returned at end of period and phone call home
    • refusal to hand over the phone will result in dismissed to office
  • taken for day and returned in office and phone call home
  • referral

Tardy Policy:

  • 1st Tardy - Verbal Warning
  • 2nd Tardy - Phone call / email home
  • 3rd Tardy - Phone call / email home
  • 4th Tardy - Office Referral

Student/Parent Technology Assistance and Resources 

Use this link for online or technological assistance: 


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8th Grade University of North Carolina Core Classrooms

Ms. Dawson's Science Class

Subject: Science
Hello, Keep an eye on this page as I will continue to update with important content such as Schoology information, expectations, and policies.   Parents can access real-time grades and attendance on the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus by...

Ms. Dunning's Class

Creative Writing and Newspaper
Subject: English
Mrs. Dunning's 8th grade Language Arts Homework Hello Everyone,  Each day the student will follow a workshop model: 10-15- minutes of live instruction and modeling 45- minutes of worktime 10- minute of a class debrief ATTENDANCE ...

Mr. Hartman's Class

Subject: Math
WELCOME BACK!!!!!! WHO: Mr Hartman and the North Carolina Core math students. WHAT: Using Big Ideas and other resources to learn our 8th grade math content. Curious what we'll be learning this year, check out the syllabus: https://docs...

Mr. Williamson's Class

Social Studies
Subject: Social-Studies
8th Grade Social Studies Syllabus 2020-2021 Course Description This yearlong course presents Historical content knowledge that explores United States History from the Colonial Period to Civil War Reconstruction. We will integrate this...