Who is Mrs. Spencer?
Hello! Welcome to 7th-grade social studies! I am thrilled to have you in my class! This will be my tenth year in education and fifth year at McNabb. Previously, I taught 6th grade ELA at the former Montgomery County Intermediate School. I hold my bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education (Grades 5-9) from Morehead State University and my Master's Degree as a Literacy Specialist from the University of the Cumberlands.
In my spare time, I enjoy camping, traveling, musical theater, and spending time with my husband, Chase, our two girls, Ellie Kate and Bristol, our dogs, Sadie and Bo, and our cat, Rubble. I have lived in Montgomery County my entire life and feel blessed to have the opportunity to work in my hometown and in such a loving school.
I cannot wait to get to know your student and to help them succeed in 7th-grade social studies. This will be a busy year, but I am confident in your child’s success. We will grow, learn, and laugh, all while becoming a closer school family. If you ever need assistance, please feel free to reach out to me through our team Remind, give me a call at school, or reach me by email at email@example.com.
"Energy and persistence conquer all things." ...Benjamin Franklin
- 7th Grade Social Studies
McNabb Middle School Grading Information
All grades will be weighted as follows:
Formative assignments include tasks such as: homework, classwork, quizzes, interactive notebooks, etc.
Summative assessments include tasks such as: unit exams, major projects, developed writing pieces, etc.
Standards-Based Grading Scale:
There will be two categories for grading: Summative Assessments (tests) is 50% of your student's total grade and Formative Assessments (bellringers/classwork) make up 50%. These scores are then averaged each nine weeks to create a final grade. Below is the scoring for Summative Assessments. Students have an opportunity to re-test on summative assessments if they have scored a 60% or lower.
Score Percentage Meaning
5 100% Student has mastered the standard to the highest level
4 80% Student has mostly mastered the standard, needs some practice for full mastery
3 60% Student has progressed in the standard, partially mastered, but still needs assistance
2 40% Student has mastered a small part of the standard, but needs more practice to master
1 20% Student has not mastered the standard & needs additional work/practice to master
0 0% Student did not complete the assessment and/or cheated on the assessment
59% and below: F
Make-Up Work Policy:
One day per day missed plus ONE ( ex. Student misses Monday, gets work Tuesday, Works on work Wednesday, turns in Thursday)
Join our 7th Grade Social Studies Remind! Just text @7spencerss to 81010.