• Student Expectations:

    • Have respect for yourself and others.
    • Be accountable for your actions and accept responsibility.
    • Have integrity and be honest with yourself and others.
    • Collaborate with your peers and work toward shared goals.
    • Be persistent and continue working even if things are difficult or if you make some mistakes.


    Classroom Policies 

    Attendance:  Face-to-face students will have attendance taken no more than 10 minutes after the tardy bell.  Virtual students' attendance will be measured through Schoology engagement in Daily Check-Ins and assignment submissions.  Virtual attendance will be taken the day after the students have completed their assignments for the previous day.  

    Grading Policy:  All formative assignments (daily work) will count for 40% of the overall grade.  Summative assignments (exams and major projects) will count for 60% of the overall grade.  Quizzes will count as double formative grades.

    Reassessment for Summative Assignments:  Students are allowed to be reassessed for ONE summative grade per 9 week grading period.  Prior to reassessment, students must attend at least one tutorial period, students must make corrections to the failed test and discuss them with the teacher during that tutorial time,  students must complete any missing work related to the Unit that they are being reassessed for (late work policy will apply), students will complete the reassessment form that requires a parent signature.  Only after all steps are completed may a student take a reassessment.  The scores for both reassessments will be averaged for a new score.  For example, if the student scores a 50 on the initial assessment and a 90 on the reassessment, the grade that will be entered will be a 70.

    Late Work Policy:  All assignments will have a due date and for every day after the due date the max score possible reduces by 20 points.  If a student turns in an assignment 5 or more days late, without previously communicating with the teacher to set up a plan for the student to complete the assignment, the assignment will be a 0 and the student will need to attend tutorials to recover that grade.



    1st - VIRTUAL
    2nd - VIRTUAL
    3rd - W. GEO
    4th - W. GEO
    5th - W. GEO
    6th - CONFERENCE
    7th - W. GEO


    The best way to get in contact with me is via e-mail.  If you or your student have any questions concerning anything, please allow up to 36 hours, not including weekends or staff holidays, for an adequate response.

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  • D. La Mere
    Social Studies: World Geography
    Room: 2005

  • About Me:

    After growing up in Southeast Los Angeles, I moved to Madisonville, Texas with my family in 2008.  I graduated from Sam Houston State University with my Bachelor's Degree in History with a minor in Education.  I recently acquired my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Queens University of Charlotte North Carolina.  This will be my 6th year as a classroom teacher and I could not be more excited to join the AHS family.  



    "I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists.  Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."

    -John Steinbeck


    "Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."

    -Albert Einstein


    "You are who you surround yourself with."

    -A bunch of folks have said this


    "History matters!  We learn from the past to make better decisions in the present in order to build a better future."

    -Douglas La Mere