Pam Ray

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Pamela Ray


"Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I'll understand"
-Chinese Proverb

I am a sixth grade science teacher at Northview Middle School.  I have taught school for the past 28 years throughout North Carolina.  I have earned my B.S. degree and M.A.Ed from Western Carolina University.  I enjoy working with middle school students because they bring such a refreshing perspective into my science class.  I express to my students the importance of becoming life-long learners, to question and inquire, and to enhance their learning abilities outside the formal school environment.   Education should be more than just learning about a concept.  It should equally stress how the concept connects to everyday life experiences.  As an educator, I must carefully develop young student minds into "future ready" citizens that obtain the life skills necessary to function in society.


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Northview 6th Grade Grading Polices:

Grading Scale:

The 6th grade operates on a weighted grade scale.  Students’ assignments fall into one of the following categories (Classwork, Homework, Quiz, or Test) and each category is a certain percent of a student’s grade. 

Classwork 20%

Homework 20%

Quiz 25%

Test 35%

Late Work: 

·         Late work will be accepted for up to 5 days after an assignment is due. 

·         Students will receive reduced credit for any assignment that is late. 

·         If an assignment is more than five days late, no credit will be received for that assignment. (A grade of zero will be entered into the grade book)


Missing Work (due to absence from school):


Students are allowed to make up all assignments that are missed when they are absent from school.  Students must request missing work from each teacher the day they return to school.  Students will have one day in addition to the number of days that they were absent in order to complete and turn in all missing work without penalty.  (For example:  If a student misses 1 day of school, they will have 2 days to complete and turn in and complete all make up work upon returning to school).