Team Mosaic encourages individuality while embracing our community and developing global awareness.
Naturally, each teacher has a unique style of classroom management; however, the following expectations are the same in each Team Mosaic class as well as the entire Northside campus.1. Act Responsibly
2. Be Respectful
3. Communicate Effectively
Homework is a valuable part of our learning process. As such, students are expected to complete assignments. Teachers will establish before and/or after school hours to coach students who need more academic support. We ask caring adults to please monitor students’ homework each night by checking assignments and class activities in the agenda book. Homework is due on the specified date. Full credit for the assignment is available only for work completed on time. Assignments turned in one day late receive a maximum of half credit. No credit is given for assignments on the second day past the due date.
In the event of an absence, students must assume responsibility for inquiring about missed work and for making up work within the time frame given by team teachers. Each teacher has a system for posting daily assignments for absent students. (See website instructions below.)
Extra credit will be accepted under terms established by individual team teachers. Extra credit is not a way to “boost” a grade at the end of a grading period. Extra credit is an enrichment opportunity to encourage deeper understanding for those who choose to participate.
In an effort to maximize the benefit of our student/teacher/caring adult partnership, we offer the following methods of communication to improve student learning.
Mrs. Conner (Instructional Specialist) firstname.lastname@example.orgMrs. Neese (Literacy Lab) email@example.comMrs. O’Dell (Social Studies) firstname.lastname@example.orgMrs. Terry (English) email@example.comMr. Putney (Science) firstname.lastname@example.orgMr. Slone (Spanish) email@example.comMrs. Hatfield (Math) firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: During school hours, call 376-4403 and leave a message. We prefer not to take phone calls during valuable instructional time, but we will return your call as soon as possible. In the unlikely event of an emergency, ask to speak with Mrs. Dixon, Mr. Burton, or Mr. Ousley.
Internet: Valuable information can be found on our team and individual websites. Assignments are available by subject as well as many in-class handouts. In addition, links are provided for email communication. Every effort will be made to keep the websites up to date.
To access the website, go to www.bcsc.k12.in.us
*Choose “Northside Middle School” from the drop down menu at the top of the page
*Go to the “team” tab and choose “Team Mosaic”
*From the left menu bar, choose “Homework” for daily homework updates
As teachers, we are committed to contacting caring adults in an effort to communicate successes and opportunities for improvement. It is sometimes necessary to schedule a conference among students, team teachers and caring adults. For Team Mosaic, those conferences may be scheduled during the school day between 9:40am and 11:00am.We look forward to a great year!