• Mr. William B. Rhymes
    *7th Grade Language Arts <> "Cyclones" team*
    Phone: (336) 703-4219
    Fax: (336) 996-0148
     SEMS Guidance Office: (336) 703-4220
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    It is a pleasure teaching Language Arts on the 7th grade "Cyclones" team here at Southeast Middle School!  The 2015-2016 school year is my 14th year teaching.  I earned my BA from Winston-Salem State University in 2001 and my Master's Degree from UNC-Greensboro in 2005.  Also, I earned my National Board Certification in 2009.  Although I greatly enjoy working with my students and the other "Cyclones" team teachers, most dear to me is my wonderful family: my wife Dawn and my kids Regan (11 yrs. old) and Will (8 yrs. old).  Also part of our family are our two cats, Buster and Tiger and our dog Mr. Miyagi.  Family support is not only important in my work but in the success of our students as well.  It is my sincere goal that each student grows not only in his/her skill with reading and writing but also in their appreciation of language arts!
    In addition to my love of teaching language arts, I also enjoy sports. This upcoming year I will be coaching both cross country in the fall and track in the spring. Go Jaguars!
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    ** Open House: Tuesday, August 18th, 5:30-7:30 ** 
    ** First Day of School: Monday, August 24th, 7:30-2:00 **
    ** Labor Day Holiday: Monday, September 7th (NO SCHOOL) **
    ** Early Release Day: Wednesday, September 16th (Dismiss @ 12:00) **
    ** Early Release Day: Wednesday, September 30th (Dismiss @ 12:00) **
    ** Early Release Day: Wednesday, October 14th (Dismiss @ 12:00)
    ** End of Quarter Test: Reading - Monday, October 19th **
    ** End of Quarter Test: Math - Tuesday, Octiber 20th **
    ** End of 1st Quarter: Friday, October 23rd ** 
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    Make-up Work Procedures...

    Students should come see me concerning missing work after an absence. I keep extra copies of most work in the classroom or select assignments on my website. All make-up work should be turned in as soon as possible to avoid point deductions for late work. Also, if you know in advance that your student will be absent for an extended period (trip, extended illness, etc.), you may request that the teachers provide any work that will be missed. This is usually done through the guidance office, or you may contact any of the other "CYCLONES" team teachers. To visit their websites, please click on the links below.
                           Mr. Ron Black - social studies               http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Domain/2857 
                               Ms. Elizabeth Ellis -- LA/Social Studies  http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Domain/8961
                           Ms. Julie Jones - math                           http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Domain/8473
                         Ms. Kelly McCraw - science                  http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Domain/7687
                                Mrs. Janie Murray - math/science            http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Domain/2825 
    1. RESPECT: Show respect for teachers and other students and his/her property.
    2. MATERIALS: Be prepared! Always come to class with all supplies and assignments/homework.
    3. COMMUNICATION/MOVEMENT: Stay in your seat refrain from talking without teacher permission.
    4. FOCUS: Follow all teacher instructions and ignore inappropriate behavior.
    5. STAY in the ZONE: Keep all hands, negative comments, and objects to yourself.
    1. WARNING
    2. SILENT LUNCH (1 day)
    3. SILENT LUNCH (3 days) & conference with student
    4. PARENT CONTACT (if not done before this point)
    5. Cyclones "In-teaming"
    6. Office referral (D-1)~student will be sent to the office
    [for major infractions such as fighting, cursing, blatant disrespect, bullying, etc. the teacher will automatically go to step 6]
    Grading Policy
    SEMS follows the WS/FCS ten-point grading scale which is as follows...
     A = 90-100    
     B = 80-89      
     C = 70-79      
     D = 60-69      
     F = 0-59        
    All assignments are expected to be turned in on time to receive full credit.  However, assignments will be penalized if they are turned in late (Day 1: -20%; Day 2 -30%; Day 3: -40%).  Late assignments will not be accepted after 3 days past the due date.
    If a student is absent, he/she will be allowed to have 2 days for each day absent to make up the assignment.  Parents, it is imperative that you check your student's agenda (homework) book and our webpages for homework completion. This is especially helpful for multi-step and multi-day assignments.  If students get into the habit of showing you his/her completed homework (or work in progress) along with his/her listed assignments that can only help them become more successful!