The Choices You Make Today Do Matter... "When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before." - Jacob August Riis
This quote serves as a reminder to students that many of the decisions and actions of each of their days will impact the future, positively and/or negatively. The effort put forth each and every day on each and every discussion and assignment will yield results and consequences. The results consequences of one's efforts, whether solid or poor, will determine whether a stone splits in two or whether it remains intact.
A Short Message Regarding Reading Materials AP students will be reading a wide array of fiction and nonfiction. These titles are College Board approved with a serious likelihood of appearing on the AP exam in some way. This is a class for which college credit is potentially earned so some titles possess greater maturity in content. A few materials contain topics and content of a sensitive nature. In no way is Paradise Honors High School endorsing these ideas and concepts. A very small number of the novels and short stories depict violent struggles and situations, such as murder, rape and suicide. Culturally insensitive labels and racially inappropriate expressions also appear. A small number of stories contain the use of mild language. These instances are few and far between. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tutoring Availability Tuesday After School Wednesday Before School Thursday After School (Available By Appointment Most Days)
Classroom Rules and Expectations The following rules apply to all students in all school-related situations and hopefully beyond. Failure to adhere to these rules during school hours may result in various consequences, ranging from loss of privileges to a referral. Any behavior that is disruptive to classroom activity--interrupting class by arriving late, conducting conversation that is unrelated to the assignment, failing to take classroom activities seriously, etc.--may result in a partial or total reduction in points for the day's assignment(s). Parents will be contacted for significant or continuous infractions.
Respect for Self All students are expected to...
Give his or her best effort at all times.
Be seated when the bell rings.
Bring the proper materials to class.
Positively participate in all classroom activities.
Respect for Peers All students are expected to...
Remain on task without disturbing or distracting others.
Not belittle or harass others.
Respect the differences and opinions of others.
Abstain from the use of profanity.
Respect for Education All students are expected to...
Seek appropriate assistance when confused or in need of help.
Complete all classwork quietly and as instructed.
Complete all assignments on time.
Actively listen when teachers are speaking.
Refrain from using electronics.
Avoid eating during class time--plate lunches, candy bars, potato chips, etc.
Contact Information Mr. Delmont can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail is checked regularly. By phone, at (623) 455-7400 x. 7458. Voicemail is available and is checked regularly. In person, at PHHS, Room B108. Please make an appointment prior to visiting.
"The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher." - Elbert Hubbard
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