Mark S Wilhelms, Special Education Inclusion Teacher
Office: R306 509.354.6608 google voice: 509.508.1496
Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!
We are all very excited for this upcoming school year. This is my 2nd year here at Rogers, and I have so appreciated being welcomed into the Rogers Family. I am a Special Education Teacher who teaches:
· two Targeted algebra classes
· coteaches three Algebra I classes.
· I also teach Advisory and I am the Case Manager for 9th, 10th and 11th grade who receive special education services and have an Individual Education Program (IEP). I am looking forward to working with you and your student. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
All classroom policies are consistent with school-wide policies and all behavioral expectations can be viewed in greater detail in the school’s student handbook. I do expect students to exhibit and practice qualities and of a good citizen and a successful student.
u Be Ready: be here, be on time, have materials, have a learning mindset
u Be Responsible: for your learning, for your choices, for your work
u Be Respectful: to themselves, each other, with their language, to staff and property
u Be Engaged: show effort and participate, ask questions, ask for support, communicate and advocate.
Nuts and Bolts
u Instruction occurs from bell to bell to maximize learning
u Classroom policies are consistent with schoolwide policies regarding:
u bathroom passes (no passes first and last 10 minutes),
u behavior expectations (a safe and inclusive classroom where all students are valued, respected, and have the opportunity to learn
u Being Late to Class (1st: warning, 2nd call home, 3rd and more office referral)
u Please keep phones away and out of view
u If you need to use your phone (family, etc.), please ask.
u Some opportunity to use phone for educational purposes (academic games such as Kahoot, listening to music during individual practice)
u Students access work all work that they have missed through Teams
Period 2: N-258 Period 6: N-253
· Targeted Algebra helps students to satisfy a graduation requirement (3 years of math is required, a 4th year recommended for those pursuing a college pathway)
The goals in all the classes that I teach are:
· to get students to return to near grade level performance
· to prepare students with the skills they will need in their future endeavors
It is a district and schoolwide goal to have all students be:
· College and/or career ready
· Have one adult advocate
What you will need:
· We will be using the Carnegie Learning Algebra I textbook. These will remain in class. Students can access these resources online through Clever => Carnegie Learning.
· Computer and charger
· Pencil (I will have some)
· Composition Notebook (I have one for students if unable to provide)
o Spiral or binder is acceptable as well if they work better for you
What we will do:
· In this class, students will:
o Learn Together (3-4 days a week in pairs or small groups)
o Learn Individually (1-2 days a week using the online practice program Mathia, as well as other online and pencil/paper practice options.
o Develop higher level thinking skills
o Work effectively in groups while collaborating with peers
Grades will be determined by:
· 50% Quizzes and Tests
o Quizzes every Friday
o Tests monthly
· 30% Classwork
o Includes a grade for monthly notebook check
· 20% Mathia and other independent practice
-Students are encouraged to retake quizzes and tests to “meet standard” and/or to make test corrections for half credit.