Mr. Jerry Leever - Room 71
Welcome to 7th Grade English and spelling!
My name is Jerry Leever, and I am excited to begin my ninth year at St. Vincent de Paul School. I received both my Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Language Arts (1984) and Master of Arts in English (1993) at the University of Kansas. I have taught high school English in Houston (Westbury), TX, Lincoln (Northeast), NE and Faucett (Mid-Buchanan), MO.
Classroom Information and Links
I am looking forward to having the opportunity to serve and teach your child. I hope to challenge each child in my English class and that everyone will learn of the power that language has to create meaning and communicate ideas. My goal is to equip your child with the tools he or she needs to be life-long writers. English grades will consist of homework, 15%, quizzes, 25%, tests, 30% and compositions, 30%.
For both 7th and 8th Grade Spelling/Vocabulary, every other week, students will receive a new list of 20 words. Students will be tested over that list on the Wednesday of the second week. I encourage students to spend a little time nightly going over their spelling/vocabulary words. Homework will comprise 25 percent of the grade, weekly vocabulary tests, 40 percent and weekly spelling tests, 35 percent.
Grades for 7th and 8th Grade English will be determined by homework, 15 percent, quizzes, 25 percent, tests, 30 percent and written compositions, 30 percent.
If you would like to contact me, please email me or call me at 402-492-2111