Milford High School
Class Rules, Procedures, and Expectations
1. Respect yourself.
2. Respect others.
3. Respect the classroom and materials.
4. This is not a blow-off class. If you are in here because you heard the class does not have homework every night, you get a lot of personal freedom, and/or you thought it would look good on your resume; you need to see your counselor immediately.
5. I will not be looking at your work every day to make sure you are doing things correctly – there is no “correct way.” I am here to provide guidance, facilitate work, and offer suggestions that I think will help.
6. I am not always right (neither are you!) and will make mistakes occasionally (as will you!). The key is to be prepared enough to not make avoidable mistakes and to learn from the mistakes you do make.
7. Believe in yourself and be willing to make the commitment. So many people have good ideas but don’t have the energy to act on them.
8. Be creative, hard – working, positive towards others, responsible for your own actions and you may find yourself becoming exactly what I expect: a leader!
The following are items that every member of the class is responsible for:
1. DISPLAY CASES- 901 (McGregor), (2) 800 (Ceresa)
2. COMMUNITY SERVICE – 20 hours for the semester. Preferably in the Milford community NOT IN SCHOOL! Examples include Soup Kitchen, Hospice, Fall/Spring Clean-up, help Senior Citizens, read to Elementary students, Special Olympics, YMCA, etc. These are to be turned in to the Vice President.
3. STUDENT ACTIVITIES – You must attend and show proof of attendance for 5 different student activities per semester. These include sporting events, musicals, concerts, etc. As a class, we will attend 2 together.
4. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING – You must attend one of these per semester. Your proof will be a copy of the agenda.
5. LEADERSHIP SHIRT- You are representing Milford High School and MUST wear your polo or alternative class shirt to any event that you are attending for Leadership Class.
6. COMMITTEES- Many will come up during the year. You are responsible to be on 2 active committees per marking period. Remember – this is merely a suggestion…the more you help out the side, the better but don’t over extend yourself.
7. CLASS NOTEBOOK – Your class notebook must be left in the classroom. Sections include: Calendar, Assignments, Notes, Committee Work, and Miscellaneous Information.
8. CLEAN-UP – No matter what we are doing, we must always leave the area clean. Whether it is daily in the classroom or elsewhere in the school, NEVER leave without cleaning up after yourself first.
1. Each individual student will take on the responsibility of completing and turning in all assignments, community service hours, student activity proof sheets, and anything else required by the teacher.
2. The semester grading policy is as follows:
Community Service Hours 20%
1st Marking Period 20%
2nd Marking Period 20%
3rd Marking Period 20%
Student Activities 10%
Semester Final Project 5%
Attendance @ School Board Mtg 5%
100% + A+ 67 - 69% D+
93 - 99% A 63 - 66% D
90 - 92% A- 60 - 62% D-
87 - 89% B+ < 60% E
83 - 86% B
80 - 82% B-
79 - 77% C+
73 - 76% C
70 - 72% C-
3. Each marking period, you will graded out of the following:
Committee Work (per committee):
Grade from Committee Chair 50 points
Committee Grade (by Committee) 100 points
Committee Grade (by Teacher) 100 points
Leadership Sponsored Events 10 points each
Spirit Week, After School Events, etc
Class Assignments 10-50 points (varies)
Notebook Checks 10-50 points (varies)
4. No late work will be accepted unless there are extenuating circumstances.
“Leadership is action, not position.”
~Donald H. McGannon
“To do anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.”
“Working with people is difficult, but not impossible.”
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
~ Dwight Eisenhower
“It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.