• Dear Students,
    My expectations are the same whether you take a French class or an English class from me--or both!  And they're pretty simple.
    1.  Show up.  Show up with whatever you need to be active in class on any given day: you'll need something to write with, something to write on, and, in many cases, a book or workbook.  
    2.  Show up on time.  Chronic tardies will lead to chronic detentions, if you get my drift.
    3.  Produce written work on time and be prepared to take quizzes/tests the day they happen.  I tend to be fairly generous with giving extensions, as long as you have a good reason and come to me more than 24 hours in advance.  We all love technology and we all know it tends to fail us at the worst moment--so technological excuses don't count.  I'd rather have a hand-written paper than wait for you to get a new printer cartridge . . .
    4.  Behave towards me and towards each other according to the basic rules of decent living: listen, don't interrupt, be nice, do unto others.  Et cetera.
    5.  Do not cheat.  I have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to intellectual integrity, and so should you.  Don't copy or let others copy from you.  Do not plagiarize.  You are welcome to avail yourself of the scholarship of others, but you must cite your sources using MLA guidelines.  I cannot put it strongly enough: NO CHEATING.   
    6.  When you need your phone for a class activity, I'll let you know.  When you may listen to music while working, I'll let you know.  Otherwise, phones should stay in your pack or purse.  Be here when you're here.  Thanks.  
    7.  Grading follows BHS breakdowns.  English classes' grades are based on total points; French classes' grades are based on the final (10%), homework (15%) and everything from tests and quizzes and participation and projects (75%).   
    All that being said, I hope you have a great year this year.  There's much potential for fun, learning, laughter, silliness and philosophical depth.  Make the most of it!