The Lost & Found bins get filled rapidly with clothes, supply cases, books, folders, binders, lunch boxes, etc.
On science 817 papers:  first, last, sci period #

Please replenish supplies as needed.

The simple & effective system... For minimalists...For the VERY organized...

  Single Binder with Folders

  Single Binder with just Rings
    Multiple Binders

One binder with a folder for each subject
Accordion-style slots

Rather than folders, some students punch holes in all their papers and divide their binder up by section.

Some students use a binder for the morning and another for the afternoon. 
Others have a slim one for each subject.

Use durable folders.  Cover holes with sturdy tape and re-punch when they rip.
Color code for each subject
Clearly label folders.

Use a durable divider for each subject.
Color code each one.
Label the tabs clearly by subject.
It might be good to have reinforcements and a 3 hole punch at home.

Use a different color binder for each area.
Make sure the spine is labeled clearly.

One of the most popular is the Staples Better 1.5-inch D 3-Ring View Binder.
Organized minimalists & those that use multiple binders usually choose a 1 inch binder.
Students that have large supply cases and like to keep more are better off with at least a 2 inch ring.

Keep papers together in the appropriate folder, section, or binder.
The front pocket of a binder might be good for non-subject items like notices.



Bring science papers in dedicated science folder 

(or pocket if using accordion-style organizer)

If papers are not being worked on, they should be in folder. Parents should not organize folders for you or throw away science papers. 

They are your responsibility.

Do not blame your Mom if your paper is not in your folder.

To repair ripped folders: put packaging tape along the inside over the ripped holes and duct tape on the outside. Punch holes.

Remember: If it can't be fix with duct tape, you are not using enough duct tape.


2 Sharp Pencils

This is a minimum.  Pens are rarely used in Science 817.  
Keep a small sharpener in supply case.

Mechanical pencils can help with neatness, but it is always a good idea to have some #2 pencils for PSSAs and 4-Sight.


Colored Pencils

Replace as needed.

Brain (aka Think Meat)

Remind your brain often to tell your mouth to wait 5 seconds before asking a question or saying "I don't get it."

 Duct Tape

You do not really need duct tape for science, but it does solve a lot of problems and is pretty useful for school projects and repairing folders that rip out of binders.

Do NOT lose your packets!  Students are responsible for making sure homework, packets, and other work is well organized in the correct folders (no loose papers in the binder, backpack, or locker).
Parents should not organize papers, folders, and notebooks for their child.  However, if a student has difficulties with organization, it is highly recommended that parents assist their child to make sure both backpack and binder are organized every Sunday so they can start the week on a positive note.  
Students are rarely allowed back to lockers once class has started.


Assignment book should be kept in binders and MUST be filled out daily.  

Assignments will NOT be posted on this website.  

Absent? Copy the HW that was missed from a classmate's assignment book.


Print your own pencil?

Make sure you have three sharp pencils for every class.

In the future you might be able to just print a pencil if you forgot one...


Note: we do not use pens in math
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