I. About The Course
Mr. Jay Koebert School 414-461-6000 ext 224
I will be available most mornings for additional help by 7:15 am (except
Monday morning) and during office hours. Please make arrangements
at least one day in advance (this helps me prepare and set time for you).
Also available 1st and 4th Hours.
Winkler, Kathleen. Marriage Bound. AmErica House, 2002.
Smalley, Gary, For Better of for Best, 1996
Smalley, Gary, If He Only Knew, 1996
Holt, Betsy and Yorkey, Mike, Always, 1999
Warren, Neil Clark., Finding the Love of Your Life, Focus on the Family, 1992.
II. Course Description:
This course will be designed to look at as many aspects of marriage and family as possible. Information will be added to general course discussion from researched reports, personal observation and various texts. The main focus will be on what makes a successful marriage, parenting and the obstacles found in marriage and parenting. Other points of emphasis will be on the role of faith, personality traits and financial responsibility as found within the family.
III. Course Objectives:
Through your study this semester, you will:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the dynamics of family relationships.
- Utilize budgeting skills and information to set and solve life long economic challenges as found in the family.
- Learn about your own personal strengths and weaknesses.
- Recognize the importance of a strong family in society
- Recognize how faith and belief play an important part in establishing family norms.
IV. Daily Requirements:
You will need the following each day. Failure to have necessary materials for class may result in grade reduction:
-Folder or Binder for Handouts
-Pen or Pencil
Grades will be based on the following: Classroom participation, written work, homework completion, project work (group or individual) and a final project. Grades will be determined by a combination of the above work on a percentage basis in the following way:
A. Scale B. Semester Grading Scale
91-90 A- 67-62 D
89-88 B+ 61-60 D-
87-82 B 59- 0 F
30% Project/Group Work
15% Class Participation
15% Semester Project/Final
VI. Classroom Policies
Students may sit where they wish.
You are to have required work completed with you at the time it is due. Reasonable excuses are acceptable and more time may be given for completion. However, excuses like "I left it at home", "it's in my locker" or "I had to work last night" are unacceptable and will receive a lower grade. No passes will be issued to go back to a locker for missing work. Missing work still needs to be completed and shown to the instructor. You will receive partial credit for the assignment. If you are absent, you are responsible to find out what was missing during your absence and make arrangements with me if more time is needed.
If you were absent, you have the number of days you are absent to make up work assigned when you were gone. Absence on the day an assignment or test is due means you will be asked to show that assignment or take the test in the period you return. Teacher exceptions may be granted for extended illness or unusual circumstances.
D. Planned Absence
If you are absent for a planned absence [vacations, field trips, retreats, early release for sports, performances, student council activities, school meetings, etc…] please make arrangements to turn in any due work, labs, reviews, homework or projects before you leave. Any tests missed will be given on the day you return.
You are tardy unless both feet are in the door. No excused tardy without a pass. School Tardy Policy will be followed.
Cheating is sinful and will not be tolerated. Depending on the type of infraction or amount this may result in a “zero” score for the item, a call home, a referral, or all three.
A. Treat others with dignity and respect. Matthew 7:12
B. Love others as you love yourself. Galatians 5:14
C. Follow policies and procedures. 1 Peter 2:13
D. Be on Time and attend every day. 1 Peter 4:7
E. Perform to the best of your ability. Col 3:23