Welcome to CdM High School HS ASB/Activities Staff/Teachers CdM High School World Languages Contact Us Attendance Policy AGS Cheer and Song Page Mission and Goals PAMA Upcoming Events CdM Theatre New to High School IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Welcome to CdM Middle School MS ASB/Activities Staff/MS Activities Eligibility Middle School Athletics Middle School Languages Library MS Principal's Message NEW to Middle School IMPORTANT Information Cheer - Middle School Renaissance MS Elective Forms & Applications Boys Volleyball Schedule Girls Basketball Schedule Girls Volleyball Schedule Boys Basketball Schedule
Academics High School Athletics Counseling Signature Academies SRC - College Guidance
PTA Alumni Backstage and Performing Artists Company Board of Education Boosters CdM Foundation Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation
Calendar and Bell Schedule Contact Us District Information Handbook Health Services New Student Info for 2018-2019 Lunch Menu/Nutrition Maps Registration Wireless Student Setup Library Plug-ins Common Core Math Daily Announcements ASB/Student Store CdM Staff Resources Professional Development School News School Profile - 2017-2018 Trident TV

American Democracy Online

Mandatory Orientation Meeting

Students registered for Online American Democracy MUST attend one mandatory face-to-face orientation meeting. 9 out of 10 students who miss the orientation meeting fail the course. You will be dropped from the course if you do not attend the entire orientation meeting. Parents, guardians, siblings or anyone else can not attend for the student.

Check your email for the time and place. 

Orientation Meeting

Date:  Tuesday, 9-19-17

 

Location: CdMHS Lecture Hall 300 Building!

 

Time: 4:00-5:00PM  You are required to stay for the entire orientation

 

Bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone to sign into the online course and complete the orientation module.  

 

If you have a conflict with the orientation meeting due to athletics or extracurricular activity you must email me at rghiles@nmusd.us with your name, sport, contest/practice information AND CC your coach. I will schedule an alternative orientation for you. You will be dropped from the course if you fail to send me an email about your absence. 

Contact Information for Mr. Hiles

21st century kids can now ask their teacher questions via text messaging or voice mail - (714) 712-0375. And  you can use old-fashioned email - rghiles@nmusd.us. You can also contact me with School Loop or the Haiku course mail system.

The URL for the online class is https://nmusd.haikulearning.com

Final Grades

It’s important to remember that a grade is not a Christmas or birthday gift that can simply be exchanged for a different color or a larger size. A grade is also not a measure of how much effort has been expended. There’s no way for a teacher to know how much time and energy someone put into an assignment. Even if there were, tying a grade directly to how “hard” a student worked would mean that someone who easily mastered the material should fail, which makes no sense at all.

A grade is an indicator of achievement, like an Olympian’s medal or a salesperson’s commission. Grades on individual assignments are based on how well they meet the guidelines and grading criteria. I am only available to discuss grades before school, at 6:30am. Understand that I will make a change only if I have made an error in my computations. To do so for any other reason would be unfair and dishonest: unfair because I would be treating one student differently from all the others, and dishonest because I would be recording a grade that had not been earned. That would be roughly the same as an employee padding a timesheet to get paid for more hours than they actually worked. I would hope you would neither violate your conscience by doing such a thing, nor ask me to violate mine by assigning a grade that I know is not a true representation of your work.

Assigning a last-minute, grade-saving assignment to all students would also be unfair. It would diminish the value of previous course work. It would be unplanned extra work for students who are studying for finals. It would create an extra burden for the large number of students who are content with the grade they have earned. And it would unfair to the teacher with a scarcity of valuable time that hadn’t budgeted time to grade them all.

Notes

Nothing Posted

Incredibly Strange Album Covers

224263789_e2afd2d8b0.jpg 5-1.jpg abba_53-1.jpg albatross.jpg Alf-olles.jpg Asterix.jpg ave sol.jpg bertil_dahlins_brunn.jpg Bill Jard.jpg boogie.jpg botten_stars.jpg brogren.jpg brogrens 2.jpg Cattings.jpg christers.JPG Christersx.jpg cool_candy.jpg curt_haagers_tingeling.jpg dan-jacob.jpg 5-1.jpg 224263789_e2afd2d8b0.jpg abba_53-1.jpg albatross.jpg Alf-olles.jpg Asterix.jpg ave sol.jpg bertil_dahlins_brunn.jpg Bill Jard.jpg boogie.jpg botten_stars.jpg brogren.jpg brogrens 2.jpg Cattings.jpg christers.JPG Christersx.jpg cool_candy.jpg curt_haagers_tingeling.jpg dan_jacob.JPG 5-1.jpg 224263789_e2afd2d8b0.jpg abba_53-1.jpg albatross.jpg Alf-olles.jpg Asterix.jpg ave sol.jpg bertil_dahlins_brunn.jpg Bill Jard.jpg boogie.jpg botten_stars.jpg brogren.jpg brogrens 2.jpg Cattings.jpg christers.JPG Christersx.jpg cool_candy.jpg curt_haagers_tingeling.jpg dan_jacob.JPG

Anaheim Ducks

Go Ducks!
Today: 8/14/18

News

No news posted