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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
All About Me!
I received my degree from the University of Mississippi.
My Mission Statement
It is my mission to educate my students in a way that will not only provide them with knowledge but also empower them. Through diverse methods, strategies, and educational opportunities students will learn the skills needed to achieve their goals. I will provide a learning environment that will promote the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional needs of every child. In order to help all students realize their full potential I will encourage critical thinking, peer support, an exchange of ideas, and serious reflection, in order to produce independent thinkers and dynamic members of society.
am MeLissa Purvis. However, all of my family and friends call me
Lisa. I received my degree in Education from the University of
Mississippi. I had the pleasure of spending 23 years in the banking and
finance industry prior to my decision to change careers and become an
educator. Since making the life changing decision in 2008 I have found
that the achievements I desire and hope to accomplish in this career far
exceed any that I ever experienced in the past.
I was born in Georgia and blessed with the fortune and opportunity of living in Japan and Germany while my father was an officer in the army. I graduated from Lawrence D. Bell high school in Bedford, Texas, in 1982, and started college. Marriage, starting a family, and work brought me to the Memphis area in 1986. I am blessed with a wonderful husband, five children, and seven precious grandchildren. We enjoy spending time with our family, time at our farm, traveling, college football, and especially time with our grandkids. I love the outdoors and swimming, love to cook, am pretty good with a paint brush, enjoy sewing and crochet, and love to watch movies. Most of all, I love children and strive to help them achieve their goals and be the best they can be, both academically and in life.
Andrew Carnegie once
said, “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A
whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”
- Make sure you login to Schoology and work on your assignments EVERY DAY. This is how roll will be taken.
- Teacher office hours to help you with assignments and to answer questions will happen every day. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday someone will be available on a ZOOM call from 11:45 to 12:15. Thursdays, someone will be available from 11:00 to 11:30. The call in info will be the same every day.
IN CLASS STUDENTS:
- Make sure you wear your mask!
- Bring all of your supplies to class every day. No one can share materials, so make sure you keep your supplies in a pouch or pencil box and bring your Binder and Notebook to class every day.
- NO ONE will have a locker, so make sure you have all of your things in a book bag or back pack.
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"We only have what we give. It's by giving of ourselves that we become rich." Isabel Allende (1941- ) Chilean-American Novelist
ZOOM – Video Conferencing - http://www.zoom.us
Scholastic Learn at Home – http://classroommagazines.scholastic.com
Learning A to Z - https://www.readinga-z.com
Starfall - https://www.starfall.com/h/
PBS Learning - https://www.pbslearningmedia.org
Brain Pop - https://www.brainpop.com
Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org
Get Epic Digital Library - https://www.getepic.com
CommonLit - https://www.commonlit.org
EverFi - https://everfi.com
Students, please organize your binder so you can find what you need quickly. You should have section dividers which separate each subject: Math, English, Science, & Social Studies. Your MATH section needs to be divided with the headings of "Bell work", "Notes", "Home Work", and "Class work".
Students, it's very important that you not waste time between classes. Plan ahead! Know what you are going to need for your next class so you will be prepared.
Please be careful not to block your classmates from getting down the hall. YOU NEED TO WALK ON THE RIGHT!
We all have to work together to help each other so everyone can get to their next class on time.
Power Points and Tutorials to improve skills
- Scientific Notation.pptx
- 2020-2-18 Volume in Terms of Pi.pptx
- Properties of Exponents.ppt
- 8.EE.8a Classifying Systems of Equations.pptx
- Exponents-Rules review.ppt
- Calendar Project.pptx
- 8G8 Skills Practice.pdf
- Exterior Angles of Triangles.pptx
- 2019-11-7 Finding measures of angles.pptx
- 2020-2-11 Volume of Cones and Cylinders.pptx
- 2020-2-13 Volume of Sphere.pptx
- 2019-11-12 Angles in Similar Triangles.pptx
- 2019-11-11 Exterior Angles Transversals.pptx
7:50 – 8:10 Students go to class
8:10 – 9:05 1st Period
9:10 – 9:55 2nd Period
10:00 – 10:45 3rd Period
10:50 – 11:35 4th Period
11:40 – 1:00 5th Period
12:05 – 12:27 1st Lunch
12:32 - 12:56 2nd Lunch
1:05 – 1:50 6th Period
1:55 – 2:40 7th Period
2:45 – 3:30 8th Period
Clorox Wipes & Hand Sanitizer
Bags of Candy (Rewards for Students)
Black Expo Markers
Links for additional assistance and resources
Scientific Notation Explained