Bruce Arnold

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Bruce Arnold

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Background:

I have lived in El Paso since I was 4 years old.  My father retired from the army and moved us here.  I went to Crosby Elementary,  Irvin High School, and The University of Texas at El Paso.

My wife Patricia, was born and raised here in El Paso.  My two kids were born in
El Paso as well.  

I have been teaching for 21 years, 18 of them in EPISD.  I have taught Science at Canyon Hills for the past 14 years.



Conference Period:

11:38 - 12:23



Student Expectations:
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Welcome to Canyon Hills Middle School and 6th grade Science. This is the first year that Canyon Hills will be part of the No Excuses University (NEU) that has the belief that every student has the right to be educated in a way that prepares them for college.



The instructional goals for this year are as follows:  The Student will be able to:

 

  1. Use AVID College prep – Cornell notes format.
  2. Manipulate laboratory materials and equipment.
  3. Apply critical thinking skills through: observing, classifying, measuring, communicating, predicting, indentifying, inferring, experimenting, hypothesizing, and generalizing.
  4. Understand the interrelationships among science, technology, and society.
  5. Maintain laboratory safety procedures.


 In an effort to provide a safe and positive learning environment for everyone, I have provided a list of the classroom rules for you to review.  I have also provided a list of the supplies needed for this class.

Rules:

  1. Be on time.
  2. Bring all materials to class. (Paper, pen, pencil, homework, and other required daily materials)
  3. Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak or move around the room.
  4. Respect the rights and property of others by not disturbing, talking to, touching, or harassing in any manner.

Discipline procedures:

This year, Canyon Hills will be implementing the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) model of student discipline. This model will be used as a way to improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for students.

Canyon Hills Behavior Intervention Plan

 

Incident

Course of Action:

Examples

1st

Minor

Verbal warning

Unprepared for class, throwing papers, talking out of turn, chewing gum, property misuse

2nd

Minor

Verbal warning and one cobra buck deduction

Student will fill out “ Stop & Think” ticket.

3rd

Minor

Last verbal warning & two cobra bucks deduction

Hold brief meeting with the student reviewing “Stop & Think”

4th

Minor

Counseling referral & three cobra bucks deduction

Restorative question session.

5th

Minor

Friday reflection & five cobra bucks deduction

Office Discipline Referral (ODR) Form will be filled out

1st

Major

Office Discipline Referral (ODR) Form filled out & 11 cobra bucks deduction

Any major discipline issue

 

 

Severe Disruption: When a student presents a threat or danger to himself/herself, another student, or the teacher, he/she will be immediately removed from the classroom.

Proper Behavior:

Students who exhibit proper behavior will be commended and recognized, including verbal praise and encouragement; positive notes sent home, and/or no homework coupons.

Supplies:

  • One 2 inch notebook (this notebook is used for all classes)
  • Pack of dividers for notebook.
  • Notebook Paper
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • Pencils
  • Pens (black and blue)
  • 1 Kleenex box 

 

It is in your child’s best interest that we work together in relationship to his or her schooling. Working together will assure that your child will have an excellent school year.