Hereford High School
Health Science Technology Classroom Management Student Guidelines

Classroom Rules
  1. Cooperate with other people in class.
  2. Always give every task your best effort
  3. Be enthusiastic! Remember this is an elective class.
  4. During independent work, work quietly at your desk or your assigned area until your work is completed.
  5. Treat your classmates and the teacher with respect, it will be returned with respect.
  6. Raise your hand if you have something to say or need help.

Cooperation - co·op·er·a·tion (kexternal image omacr.gif-external image obreve.gifpexternal image lprime.gifexternal image schwa.gif-rexternal image amacr.gifexternal image prime.gifshexternal image schwa.gifn)
  1. The act or practice of cooperating.
  2. The association of persons or businesses for common, usually economic, benefit. Cooperative work done by a team (especially when it is effective)

Give every task your best effort
  • Giving your best effort means you must work your hardest at every task. More importantly, it means you must work your hardest to achieve your goals. People who always give their best effort are far more successful in life than those who do not try hard at all. By Joseph Galea
  • “Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.” - Aristotle; Achieve College Success
  • Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won’t stand for. You expect respect. The Virtues Project

Enthusiasm - en·thu·si·asm (external image ebreve.gifn-thexternal image oomacr.gifexternal image prime.gifzexternal image emacr.gif-external image abreve.gifzexternal image lprime.gifexternal image schwa.gifm)n.
  1. Great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause.
  2. A source or cause of great excitement or interest.

Positive Classroom Expectations:
Students: Your efforts and behavior in class will affect your grades in a positive or negative manner. Your efforts and behavior will be monitored and evaluated.

Classroom Consequences:
  • Hitting or fighting - Referral to office
  • Direct defiance to the teacher - Referral to office
  • Talking during lectures or study time - Three minutes owed after school, lunch or during tutorials (Detention)
  • Disturbing the class during lectures or study time - Three minutes owed after school, lunch or during tutorials (Detention)
  • Tardy to class - Noon Detention (School Policy)
  • Refusal to work on class assignments - Detention during tutorials, lunch or after school

Note: Students are accountable for for every behavior discussed in the school discipline policy as well as Mr. Peters' Classroom Rules. You will have to complete a Behavior Improvement Form before the end of the class.

Ignoring Inappropriate Classroom Behavior
  • Complaining
  • Annoying noises
  • Rude Comments
  • Talking Out
  • Chronically ignoring instructions and then asking to have them repeated
  • Calling out answers instead of raising hand.

Talking In Class:
  • If you have a question or comment about the topic for the day it is important for you to raise your hand and wait to be called on. There will be no other talking.
  • If you are working on you assignment or if you choose to talk, it may only be to someone who is sitting immediately next to you on either side, or directly in front or in back of you. Talking in class must be done quietly using your inside voice. Talking may only be done in pairs, no three-way conversations. If you have a question, please raise your hand. Any loud comments or talking will be considered to be disrupting the class.
  • Remember, if yo have something to say during a lecture or assignment you are supposed to raise your hand and waite to be called upon. If you do not wish to share your thoughts with the class, you should not be talking.


Behavior Improvement Form

Mr. Peters' Classroom Grading Procedures