Brandi Porter » Brandi Porter

Brandi Porter

Welcome to Mrs. Porter's ELA Class!
I am so excited to be starting my 7th year at Oak Grove Middle School. 
I am originally from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I attended Appalachian State University for my bachelor's and master's degrees in Middle Grades Education, with concentrations in language arts and social studies. In 2013, I completed my certification in Gifted Education from High Point University.
I also have a post master's certificate in school administration from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 
 
I believe that it is my great passion for learning that has inspired me to be a teacher, and I hope to cultivate that in your child throughout the school year! 
___________________________________________________________________________________________

Current 10-point Grading Scale

Beginning with academic year 2015-2016, Davidson County Schools adopted a 10-point grading scale for all students in grades 3-12.


Previous (7-pt. Scale)

Grade

Current (10-pt. Scale)

100-93

A

100-90

92-85

B

89-80

84-77

C

79-70

76-70

D

69-60

<70

F

<59

 
Grading:
There shall be a minimum number of grades in the following categories each grading period:
*Major Works - 3
*Minor Works - 4
*Class/Homework- 5
 
Major Works consist of the following: tests, projects, presentations, papers, performances, and other teacher defined assignments
Minor Works consist of the following: quizzes, group and teacher-led activities, notebooks, cooperative activities, small scale labs, projects, group work. etc.
 
Make-Up Work
It is the student's responsibility to get make-up work from their teacher's. They will have 5 days from the day that they return to complete make-up work.
 
Late Work
Students shall not receive a 0 for turning in late assignments. Students will receive a 10 point deduction for each day for late work.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

7th Grade i-Ready Requirements

 

  • Students are expected to complete (at least) one reading and one math lesson per week and record one lesson on the Google Classroom i-Ready form.
  • Students must spend at least 45 minutes on reading and 45 minutes on math each week.
  • Students will report one lesson and their minutes completed in a spreadsheet in the i-Ready Google Classroom.
  • 7th grade students will earn a quiz grade for reading and math i-Ready for 3rd and 4th quarter

 

Thank you

Avengers Team                                         Incredibles Team

   Mr. McKinney                                              Mrs. Merritt

   Mrs. Griffin                                             Mrs. Porter

 
Contact Information: 
 
Email: brandiporter@davidson.k12.nc.us
 
Phone: 336-474-8250
Daily Schedule
1st Period: Porter HR
2nd Period: Merritt HR
5th Period: Hedrick HR
6th Period: Vines HR
 
Classroom Expectations:
 
Respect the School:
     * No food, drink, or gum.
     * Do not write on desks,walls,
          etc.
     * Help keep our school
            beautiful!
 
Respect the Teacher:
     * Stay in your seat during
             instruction.
     * Do not talk back or make
            inappropriate comments.
     * Do what is expected.
 
Respect Others:
     * Keep your hands, feet, and
          other objects to yourself.
     * Don't disrupt the learning of others.
 
Respect Yourself:
     * Bring all materials to class.
     * Be prepared to learn.
     * Do your best work.