Dear Parents of Middle/High School students,

             As we begin a new year, allow me to welcome you and your child to my class.  My name is Sherry Flores, and I was born and raised in a Christian family in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  After graduating from Faith Baptist School, I attended the University of Mary Washington and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in History and American Studies, as well as my teaching certification. My first year as a teacher I was fortunate enough to minister at an international Christian school in Singapore teaching social studies and Bible to middle school students from all over the world.  The following year I taught all of the core subjects for the middle school at Colonial Academy in Stafford.  For the last two years, I have been teaching here at Calvary, and this year, I will be teaching the middle and high school social sciences and language arts as well as PE and middle school Bible.
            Since this is middle and high school, I have high expectations for student behavior and academic success. As both a Christian and as a teacher of history, I believe it is important for students to understand that there are consequences for all of their actions, and I feel that at this age each student must be held responsible for his actions, both positive and negative. To help teach them responsibility, I will not remind them to turn in late work.  However, they will lose 10% per day that the assignment is late.  My grading percentages for all of my subjects are as follows:
            Tests                                                    30%
            Projects                                               30%
            Quizzes                                               20%
            Homework                                          10%
            Participation                                        10%

            In terms of communication, I can be reached at mrs.flowers.classroom@gmail.com. Feel free to email me whenever you have a question, a concern, or when you simply want to check in on how your child is doing. Also, each week in my “Teacher Spot” on the school’s website, you will be able to find the week’s assignments/activities. I encourage students to print this out at the beginning of the week so that they will always be aware of what tests/quizzes are coming up.

Looking forward to an excellent 2013-2014 school year,
Mrs. Flores (aka., Miss Corbin and Mrs. Flowers)