Mr. Michael Keith

Phone: (940) 686-8740

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Arts in English Literature ELAR 8-12 Texas Certification ELAR 4-8 Texas Certification Social Studies and Reading 4-8 Texas Cert. Generalist 4-8 Texas Certification ESL Supplemental K-12 Texas Certification

Mr. Michael Keith

Biography:

This will be my third year at Pilot Point ISD.  I have been in education for now ten years.  I began my career as a substitute teacher in Whitesboro ISD and S&S ISD and worked in that area for four years.  Afterwards, I taught JH and HS English at Saint Jo ISD for three years. I will be teaching English II and Practical Writing at the high school.  In my experience, I have coached UIL Academics across several areas ranging across several subjects.  At Pilot Point, I am the HS UIL OAP Director and the Editorial Writing coach.

 

Class Schedule 2017-2018

 

7:55-8:40         English II               1st Period  45 minutes

8:44-9:32         Practical Writing     2nd Period  48 minutes   Announcements

9:36-10:21       English II               3rd Period  45 minutes

10:25-11:10     Practical Writing      4th Period  45 minutes

11:14-12:29     Conference             5th Period  1 hour 15 minutes

                    Lunch- 11:10-11:40 Class-   11:44-12:29

                    Class- 11:14-11:59 Lunch- 11:59-12:29

12:33-1:18        English II              6th Period  45 minutes

1:22-1:57          Study Hall             Study Hall

2:01-2:46          Pre-AP English II    7th Period  45 minutes

2:50-3:35          English II               8th Period  45 minutes 

 

Contact Information:  

E-mail: mkeith@pilotpointisd.com

Phone: 940-686-8740

Conference: 

 

Classroom Rules and Expectations

1. Be on time

2. Do what's right

3. Do what you're asked

4. Clean up your mess

 

Grading Policies

Late Work-

One day late-  15 points subtracted from graded paper

Two days late-  30 points subtracted from graded paper

Three days late-  student earns a 0

*Policy goes into effect once the teacher has posted grades.

 

Grade Weights-

Daily Work           40%        Teachers are required to have at least 7 daily work grades each six weeks.  A quiz will                                                              

                                            count as two grades but only as one assignment.

Tests/Projects       60%        Teachers are required to have at least 3 test/project grades each six weeks           

 

Grade Updating Requirement-

All PPHS teachers are required to update their grades at least once a week.

Make-Up Policy-

All students will have opportunity to make up work from an excused absence.  The student will have the same number of days he missed plus one to make up for any missing work.  So, for example, if a student is absent for two days, he’ll have a total of three days to make up all missing assignments.

Plagiarism/Cheating-

Any student who plagiarizes or cheats on any assignment or helps another student cheat will receive a zero on that assignment plus disciplinary action.

Semester Exams & Exemption Policy-

 

Board Policy EIA(Local)-

Any student who has failed any assignment may redo that assignment, provided that the student has met the grading guidelines.   The maximum grade a student will receive will be a 70 .  The student will have a total of five school days to redo the assignment once it has been posted in the gradebook.