Ryan Hughes
hughesrm@pwcs.edu
703-491-2171 ext. 3075

April 16:

Students who are missing assignments from the third quarter and wish to make them up should either contact me via email individually or locate their missing assignment under the units of study tab on my webpage and send me a copy of the completed assignment. If you have difficulty either finding you’re missing assignments or are unsure which assignments are missing please feel free to email me.

Due school closures students who wish to complete retakes of their latest summative assessment may do so online at this time. Linked below are pdf and word copies of retakes students can complete for their grades Becoming a World Power 1 D and 1F in gradebook.  Once completed email either a file or send a picture of the printed out completed retake to Mr. Hughes at hughesrm@pwcs.eduPlease note this assignment is a retake of a previous assessment and is NOT MANDATORY but optional for students to complete.

1D1F Retake Word
1D1F Retake PDF


April 15:

Dear Rippon Families,

Over the upcoming weeks your student will be offered self-guided learning opportunities; below is what you need to know about these lessons:

  • The lessons will review topics that we have covered throughout the year so far.
  • These learning opportunities will be posted in two places, my class website and Microsoft Teams.
  • These lessons will take place via website called Nearpod. If your student does not have access to a computer, Nearpod has an app which students can use on phones and tablets.
  • These lessons will take place every Thursday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm when your student can ask me questions. However, your student may complete the lessons at his/her own pace at times other than these specified hours.
  • I will provide a link to the lesson and a code for your child to use in order to access the self-guided lesson. I will also be available to support your student via Microsoft Teams every Thursday from 10:30-12:00.
  • Additionally, I will hold our office hours every Friday between 1:30 pm -3:00 pm if students need additional help on these self-guided lessons or need help with missing work.
  • Lessons are optional; however, I am committed to your student's learning and look forward to working with your student on these assignments.

If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact me


April 2: 

Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded.
April 1:
 
Due school closures students who wish to complete retakes of their latest summative assessment may do so online at this time. Linked below are pdf and word copies of retakes students can complete for their grades Becoming a World Power 5A, 5B and 5C in gradebook. Students who wish to complete one or all of these retakes in order to potentially raise their grade must use their notes or resources found in the Unit 6 Folder under Units of Study and answer questions. Once completed email either a file or send a picture of the printed out completed retake to Mr. Hughes at hughesrm@pwcs.edu.
Please note this assignment is a retake of a previous assessment and is NOT MANDATORY but optional for students to complete.

5A Word
5A PDF

5B Word
5B PDF

5C Word
5C PDF



March 30: 

Dear Families, 

I hope everyone is safe and well please read the following below:

A new page has been created titled Distance Learning Opportunities (found on the left side of this web page) this page will be periodically updated with optional learning assignments that reinforce previously taught material. Please note that all assignments posted here are ungraded and optional at this time. 

For further ungraded and optional learning opportunities please visit the PWCS 
     Home Learning Page. 

For the latest updates about  COVID-19 please visit the PWCS homepage.
 


March 23:

Dear Families: 

                   Please visit the PWCS homepage for the latest updates about
                    COVID-19. Resources for home learning are located at the PWCS
                    Home Learning Page. This assignments can be found under the History
                    and Social Science category. All work and assignments are optional at
                    this time. Please check this class page for updates. 
                   
                     




                                                                                  Class Syllabus: 


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Rippon Middle School. My name is Mr. Hughes I will be your Social Studies Teacher this year. This is my sixth year teaching and my third year at Rippon Middle School and I am so excited to be back. 

Be sure to check the files and documents page for materials that your child will be covering in class. This is an excellent resource for parents who wish to review information with their child.

Dates for upcoming tests and quizzes will be posted roughly a week before on the Announcements Page.  


The following information will help you have a successful year.
 
Units of Study:

  • Reconstruction
  • Westward Movement
  • Industrialization
  • Segregation & Progressive Reform
  • Changing Role of the U.S. through World War I
  • Technological & Cultural Changes of the Early 20th Century
  • American Involvement in World War II
  • U.S. and the World from WW II to the Present
  • Issues in the 2nd half of the 20th Century

 Class Materials:

  • One 1 inch Binder
  • 3 Dividers (to be labeled: handouts, graded work and notes)
  • Pens/pencils
  • Eraser

Testing Policy:

In an effort to promote student success, responsibility, and accountability – students will be directly involved in the review and analysis of unit test results and will participate in the decision-making process for retesting.  All students receiving a failing grade on the unit test will be required to retest.  Students with passing scores will have the option to choose to re-take any section(s) of the test they performed poorly on for the opportunity to improve their overall test score.

Unit test re-takes will be offered after school (typically the week following the original test), students must arrange to be picked up or ride the activity bus.  Exceptions to this policy will be made on a case-by-case basis.

In addition, during the unit test review and analysis process, students will also have the opportunity to improve earlier quiz grades through their performance on test content previously covered on quizzes.

 

Homework Policy:

It is the instructor’s philosophy to assign very little homework outside of typical studying/reviewing for assessments (tests/quizzes). Therefore, Homework for this course will consist primarily of studying/reviewing for tests and quizzes, and occasionally completing project work or assignments not finished in class. Check the school fusion class page for announcements, schedules, and assignments.

In lieu of daily homework, students should be reading independently (any material of their choice) for a minimum of 30 minutes every day.

Grade Percentages:

A          =          90-100

B+       =          87-89             

B          =          80-86             

C+       =          77-79             

C          =          70-76             

D+       =          67-69             

D         =          60-66             

F          =          59 and below            

 

Grade Percentages:  All nine (9) week grades will be calculated as follows: 

Summative Assessments (*Unit Tests, Projects, etc.).……………………...….……80%
Formative Assessments (*Quizzes, Classwork, Homework)…...………...20%