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Jon McKinney

 
 
Hello and welcome all Avengers and parents! 

My name is Jon McKinney and I teach math here at Oak Grove Middle School. I am originally from a small town called Sligo located in western Pennsylvania. After earning my Bachelor's degree and a minor in math from Penn State University, I worked as a mechanical engineer in Cleveland. After making the decision to become a teacher, I went to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where I received a Master's of Education in Middle and Secondary Instruction with concentrations in middle school math and science. Shortly after graduating, my wife Laurie and I moved to North Carolina and since then we have lived here with our son Theo and dog Gator. Outside of school I love to travel abroad and spend time with my friends and family. 

 
If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me via email of phone. jonathanmckinney@davidson.k12.nc.us or 336-474-8250
 
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Class Schedule
 
                            • 1st Period - Planning
                            • 2nd Period - Planning
                            • 3rd Period - McKinney HR - 7th Grade Compacted Math
                            • 4th Period - Griffin HR - 7th Grade Math
                            • 5th Period - Evans HR - 7th Grade Compacted Math
                            • 6th Period - Skeen HR - 7th Grade Math
 
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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.
 
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

 
 
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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.