Instructor Information



    Conference Period






    Tara McKenna


    3:10-4:00 PM


    (281) 641-4068


    1. Science- 8th Grade Advanced
    2. Science- 6th Grade
    3. Science- 8th Grade Advanced
    4. Science- 6th Grade
    5. Science- 8th Grade
    6. Science- 8th Grade Advanced
    7. Science- Conference Period

    General Information

    Course of Study

    Scientific Investigation & Reasoning Skills     Organisms & Environments     Matter & Energy     Force & Motion     Earth & Space                                    

    Student Success Will Depend On

    • Bringing Interactive Notebook (INB) to class daily.
    • Doing all assigned work with honest effort.
    • Submitting work on time consistently.
    • Keeping absences to a minimum.
    • Submitting all missed work due to absences within the required time frame.


    Course Materials

    Required Materials

    (2) 100-page Composition book



    All purpose glue

    Markers/Colored Pencils

    Hand sanitizer

    Pencil sharpener

    Plastic folder with brads



    Grading Policy

    Formative Assessments – 40%                     Summative Assessments – 60%

    Daily, Quizzes, Homework                            Tests and Projects

    **Humble ISD guidelines: Missing assignments must be made up within a 2-week time-frame.**


    Classroom Procedures                                     

    • Enter the class quietly.
    • Take out your Interactive Notebook.
    • Place your backpacks in the designated area.
    • Sit in your assigned seat.
    • Complete your Warm-up.
    • Wait quietly for instructions.


    Tardy Policy

    • Be on time.
    • All tardies will be documented.
    • Please see HMS Tardy Policy for details.
    • No passes will be written in the first 10 minutes or the last 10 minutes of class.
    • There is ample time between transition of classes to take care of personal needs (restroom, water bottle)


    HMS Essential 10

    1.    Make eye contact when someone is speaking and respond to adults with “Yes ma’am” or “No sir.”

    6.     Follow specific classroom protocols even when a guest teacher is present, all class rules still apply.

    2.    Respect other students’ comments, opinions, and ideas.

    7.     If someone bumps into you, say excuse me, even if it was not your fault.

    3.    Surprise others by performing random acts of kindness.

    8.    Learn from your mistakes and move on.

    4.    Answer all written questions with a complete sentence.

    9.    If anyone is bullying you, let me (an adult) know.

    5.    Transitioning will be swift, quiet, and orderly.

    10.  Be the best person YOU can be.


    Additional Information and Resources


    Science Tutorials are by parent and student request 24 hours in advance to schedule in Google Form; availability before school, during Huddle, and after school Monday-Thursday.

    • Open to Any and All that missed assignments or just need a little help.

    • Late buses run to all neighborhoods starting at 5:00 PM. (Students must know address)

    **Any student not walking home, MUST ride bus home**