• Doing what’s best for EVERY student EVERY day!

    Mrs. Davis
    Wayside Rm. 28
    1300 Old Decatur Rd/Ft. Worth, TX/76179

    Huddle Up!

    Remind: Text @wmshuddle6 to 81010        


    Website: https://www.emsisd.com/Domain/2450

    Conference Period: 2nd (9:10-10:00)
    Tutoring Opportunities: Before School (7:45-8:15)

    Class Materials:
    -Wayside Blue Planner



    -Spiral or Composition Notebook

    Course Description:
    Wildcat Huddle is a way to strengthen connectedness at the middle school level. Huddle allows an opportunity for an adult advisor to meet regularly during the school day with a group of students to provide academic and social-emotional mentorship and support, to create personalization within the school, and to facilitate a community of learners.

    Course Goals:
    Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:

    Integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges.  Students will be able to identify emotions, have accurate self-perception, recognize strengths, build self-confidence, and self-advocate for themselves.  In addition, students will have respect and empathy for others.  Students will become more organized through the use of a daily planner and responsible with school work through the use of data tracking.

    Student Evaluation:
    The grading system for this course is as follows:

    Middle School (on-level and Pre-AP) – 60% Major
                                                                               40% Minor

    • Major grades – tests (including District Common Assessments, six weeks assessments, projects, final essays, research papers, presentations); minimum three per six weeks
    • Minor grades – quizzes, daily assignments, journals; minimum four per six weeks
    • Semester exams will count 1/7 of the semester grade
    • A letter system (S, N, U) is used to report a student’s conduct based on proper/responsive conduct and citizenship
    • Per Board Policy EIA (LOCAL), “The District shall permit a student who meets the criteria detailed in the grading guidelines a reasonable opportunity to redo an assignment or retake a test for which the student received a failing This policy applies only to initial identified major grades and does not apply to daily assignments, quizzes, six-week test, and semester final examinations. Upon reteach and retest, the new test, project, etc. recorded will be a high score of 70%. 

    Assignments, exams, expectations outside of the classroom:
    -The planner should be filled in every class period.

    -Parent signature is required each week.

    -Occasional community and kindness service projects.


    Attendance/Tardy/Make-Up Work Policy:

    ABSENCES/ATTENDANCE Regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education–to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous day’s, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s 25 mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.


    Make-Up Work

    Make-up work is the responsibility of the student who has an absence. The student must check with the teacher regarding make-up work on the day he/she returns to class. Students shall have equal time to days absent from class plus one day to complete all missed assignments. 2. Zeroes will be given for any assignment or test not made up within the allotted time. 3. Missing class due to a school activity is not an absence nor is it treated as one. Arrangements for missed work should be made in advance of school related trips and activities and is due as designated by the teacher. 4. The school shall not impose a grade penalty for make-up work after an absence due to suspension unless it is not submitted by the designated due date. 5. Any student who is not in compliance with the attendance law is subject to loss of credit. Students who are out of attendance compliance may receive credit for classes passed by attending make-up sessions. Students should contact the appropriate assistant principal for more information about attendance make-up hours.



    1. Warning
    2. Parent Phone Call
    3. Teacher Detention
    4. Office Referral


    Classroom Expectations:
    -Follow the Respect Agreements & the Wayside Five.

    -Have Wayside Blue Planner and all supplies every day.

    -Participate in circles, classroom discussions, and all activities.

    -Have a positive attitude.

    -Be kind to others.

    -Always give your best effort.


    Academic Integrity:
    Academic integrity values the work of individuals regardless if it is another student’s work, a researcher, or author.  The pursuit of learning requires each student to be responsible for his or her academic work.  Academic dishonesty is not tolerated in our schools.  Academic dishonesty, includes cheating, copying the work of another student, plagiarism, and unauthorized communication between students during an examination.  The determination that a student has engaged in academic dishonesty shall be based on the judgment of the classroom teacher or other supervising professional employee and considers written materials, observation, or information from students.  Students found to have engaged in academic dishonesty shall be subject to disciplinary and/or academic penalties.  The teacher and campus administrator shall jointly determine such action. 

    Preliminary Schedule of Topics, Readings, and Assignments


    Grading Period

    Assigned Readings/Projects/Exams/Presentations/Major Assignments

    Due Date



    Planner Check & Parent Signature



    Red Ribbon Week Activities



    Veteran’s Day Celebration






    Career Day



    Community Service Day