Nancy Chavez » Welcome to Ms. Chavez History Class

Welcome to Ms. Chavez History Class

Welcome!  I am excited to teach this course and guide you in your academic journey through history.  This course follows the California Content Standards for Social Science. 


The following materials must be brought to class EVERYDAY! 

  • Pen or pencils 
  • 2 different colored Hi-Liters   
  • Textbook (only when assigned by teacher) 
  • Color pencils or crayons  


Classroom Rules: 

1) Raise your hand and wait until the teacher calls on you.  

2) Please do not talk during teacher instruction. 

3) Bring your materials to class every day 

4) Respect the property, feelings and the rights of others.    


Expectations and class policies 

It is expected that all students come to class every day ready to learn, participate, and increase their wisdom on this diverse world in which we live in. 



Student grades will be weighted out of 100% based on each of the following categories:  

75% = essential standards (exams, tests, projects, and assignments 

15% = enrichment standards 

10% = preparation for standards. 


Percentages are then converted to a letter grade based on the following scale: 

A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69, F=59 or less. All grades are accumulated and based on the work done in class, tasks, projects, presentations, tests and exams.   

* Modifications will be made to accommodate different needs. 


Projects & Tests/Quizzes  

Each unit consists of several ways to demonstrate proficiency of the given standards.  You will be expected to complete individual projects, group projects and essays, quizzes, and a comprehensive test for each chapter/unit. 



Homework is checked at the beginning of each class on the specified date. Any work not completed in class must be completed as homework 





All absences will follow the Olive Middle School official tardy and absence policy. Grade is subject to change due to absences, tardiness and late work.  


It is the responsibility of the student to submit all missed work to the teacher after school or at the discretion of the teacher during class time. Students will receive a zero grade for any incomplete/missing work until the student submits it before the end of the grading period. Late work will not be accepted after the end of the grading period 


Student Instructional Support and Tutoring  

I am here to serve the needs of the students. If you have any questions, comments or concerns do not hesitate to contact me.    


​If you are interested in after school tutoring, please let me know so that it can be arranged. 


It gives me great pleasure to be your history teacher and I hope to have a great school year.  





Class Schedule 
Period 1-8th Grade U.S. History (Dual Language)
Period 2-7th Grade World History (Dual Language)
Period 4-8th Grade U.S. History
Period 5-8th Grade Advisory
Period 6-7th Grade World History (Dual Language)
Period 7-8th Grade U.S. History (Dual Language)