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MS. KATIE TOENNIESSEN

         "The Future Starts Today" John Paul II
 

                                                                                           

 

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. " A.A. Milne

                                                                                                                          

 

No grade, test, or paper is worth compromising one’s integrity

      

2013-2014 CLASSES:  THEOLOGY III & English III

 

ALL CLASSES: Please read

1. NOTEBOOK needed for class by Sept. 9th. Single subject, any type. This will be collected and graded. It must be a single subject notebook used only for this class.

2. You must be registered with turnitin.com by Sept. 13th. Class codes and passwords are found below and on Grade Connect under "Course Home". If you have trouble registering- see me before Sept. 13th.

3. Textbooks are required in class on Sept. 16th

 

              TURNITIN.COM CLASS CODES

                      

6838249 2nd  PERIOD English III          
6838262 3rd PERIOD THEOLOGY III          
6838263 4th PERIOD THEOLOGY III           
6838264 6th PERIOD English III           
6838265 7th PERIOD THEOLOGY III           
6838266 8thPERIOD THEOLOGY III           

                    

              PASSWORD for all Theology classes= ilovetheo

              PASSWORD for all English classes=iloveenglish

 

 

                COURSE EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL CLASSES

Ms. K. Toenniessen

 Your success and grade in this class will depend upon the following criteria:

Cooperation: All school rules will be enforced. Enter my classroom in proper uniform with I.D. on and visible.Take your seat and be ready for class. If I see your cell phone, I will take your cell phone and hand it in to Student Services.

Preparedness: Be in class on time, with all materials needed, homework finished and ready to participate.  All students should be able to participate and contribute to class discussions. Participation can be the difference between a  passing and failing grade. Many notes will be given in this class therefore a notebook is required every day. Notebook will be collected quarterly. Notebook must be single subject, used only for my class.

Assignments:  All required reading must be completed on time. Daily quizzes will be averaged for a test grade.Tests will consist of objective knowledge questions and analysis in the form of essay questions.

Writing:All writing assignments will be evaluated for content and adherence to the guidelines of the assignment;  neatness is imperative.  Specified assignments must be typed.  You are to do your own work.

I do not tolerate cheating of any type; this includes plagiarism and forgery.  Copying homework is plagiarism. Any work submitted that is not your own will result in a grade of “0”.

*****Most assignments will be submitted to turnitin.com

RESPONSIBILITY:  Understand your part in the education equation.  When you are in class, be attentive and ready to work.  When you are absent, make an effort to find out what was covered.  TESTS must be made up on the day you return unless there is a legitimate (as determined by me) reason. 

Know when assignments are due; if you do not hand in an assignment when due, it will be marked as a zero until you submit it.  Late assignments will be subject to a 10 point grade reduction for each day late. Absence IS NOT an excuse for late homework that is due to turnitin.com.  Be sure to check grade connect for class and assignment reminders. 

 

Classroom Expectations: I expect you to be cooperative and respectful to me and to each other.  My classroom will be a tolerant, respectful place.  Language or actions that cause it to be otherwise will be dealt with seriously.  I do not tolerate disruptions, foul language or obscenity of any kind. You are to act like Christian ladies and gentlemen at all times.If your behavior is unacceptable you will be given demerits, after school detention or both. Parents will be notified of continual behavioral problems.

                     

 I know the workload can be overwhelming at times. Let me know if there is anyway I can help.  Feel free to email me at any time with questions or concerns or stop by to see me in room 205.

      

          "Our hearts are restless until they rest in you." St. Augustine

 

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 THEOLOGY III                

 COURSE PROFILE:

     SACRAMENTS/CATHOLIC MORALITY/SOCIAL JUSTICE  

 

Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

This course helps students understand that they can meet Christ today in and through the sacraments.  Each sacrament, particularly the Eucharist, is a means to a full and real encounter with Christ.  Students examine each sacrament in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life.

Life in Jesus Christ

This course helps students understand the moral life. Only in Christ can human beings discover the fullness of life.  Disciples of Christ are guided by moral concepts and precepts of Christ and his Church.  Students probe these moral teachings and reflect upon their implications for all of society.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

        .       Educate students in the Roman Catholic faith with the hope that they become persons of prayer and sacramental observance

·       Teach essential elements of Moral Decision-Making according to the Traditions of the Catholic Church (i.e. conscience, law, sin)

·       Encourage students to process life experiences of decision-making and moral dilemma’s through Scriptural values/truths rather than cultural or commercial values.

·       Expose students to Catholic Church moral directives and social justice teaching concerning various current life issues from basic respect life concepts to war, poverty and technology. 

 .       Examine current medical ethical isues in light of the teachings of the Catholic Church.

·       Learn to appreciate the prophetic voice of the Church on various current issues by accessing and reading Church documents and research through the Catechism of the Catholic Church

·       Call students to personal responsibility and corporate accountability in response to these moral directives and social justice teachings

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:   Students will be expected to read selected pages in textbook in preparation for classroom discussion.  Students must come to class each day with all necessary materials and with all assignments complete.

ASSESSMENT  PROCEDURES: Students will be given at least three major grades each quarter. Major grades will consist of objective tests, essay responses, and assessments ( cumulative quizzes and tests.)

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION:  Curriculum appropriate web sites will be utilized as part of instruction. Students will be expected to use the internet correctly and responsibly for the purposes of research.   Students will also be expected to use technology to produce quality assignments and enhance oral presentations.

TEXT:  Sacraments: Ave Maria Press

            Morality : Harcourt Press

 

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THEOLOGY I      

 COURSE PROFILE: Jesus Christ 

The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture (1st Semester)

This course helps students understand the Sacred Scriptures. The Bibleis the word of God where they will encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. Students learn about the Bible, its development and content, and how God is its author. Students focus on the Gospels, where they grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally.

Who is Jesus Christ (2nd Semester)

This course helps students understand the person and message of Jesus Christ. He is the living Word of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.  He is the ultimate Revelation about God, from God. Students penetrate the mystery of the person of Jesus and who he calls them to be.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:   Students will be expected to read selected pages in textbook in preparation for classroom discussion.  Students must come to class each day with all necessary materials and with all assignments complete.

ASSESSMENT  PROCEDURES: Students will be given at least three major grades each quarter. Major grades will consist of objective tests, essay responses, and assessments ( cumulative quizzes and tests.)

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION:  Curriculum appropriate web sites will be utilized as part of instruction. Students will be expected to use the internet correctly and responsibly for the purposes of research.   Students will also be expected to use technology to produce quality assignments and enhance oral presentations.

TEXT:  Ave Maria Press

           Jesus Christ: God's Revealtion to the World

           Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry

  __________________________________________________________________________________________________         PHILOSOPHY OF THE THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT

 

The constant striving of our shared endeavor as a department is "to inspire students with the spirit of Christ"; to nurture the "gifts and talents of each student" entrusted into our care; and to direct all students, with the ready assistance of divine grace and the promptings of the guiding Holy Spirit, towards active involvement in transforming the world into God's Kingdom.

As a faculty of committed Roman Catholics, we invite our students to join us in proclaiming our identity as a community of baptized Christians, who have been redeemed by Christ Jesus, and charged throughout life to worship and to serve God.

We seek, above all, to motivate our students to respond positively and dynamically to the manifold revelations of God throughout history; we seek to practice, together with our students, the spirituality of the Cross and Resurrection, as the basis of our Christian hope and human striving unto Eternity; we identify ourselves openly as disciples of Jesus Christ, who both invites and moves us to make gospel values the foundation for our ideals, and the source of our continual joy on earth, and the motivations for our every action.

 

OBJECTIVES FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

 

The above statement of our philosophy and goals leads to certain concrete objectives.  The purpose of Religious Education at Cardinal O'Hara High School is the common endeavor of its teachers:

 

■    to form our students after the "Way" of Jesus Christ.

 

■    to teach courses generated within the framework of the Revised Secondary Curriculum Guidelines of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

 

■    to educate students in the Roman Catholic faith with the hope that they become persons of prayer and sacramental observance, loving their Church, knowing its history, and welcoming the good news in its Book, the Bible, the written Word of God's self-revelation.

 

■    to help students to discover their own unique and special dignity as Christian persons, in relation to themselves, to others, and to God.

 

■    to draw students to specifically Christian morality, to a system of values which regulate personal conduct, and by which human behavior may be evaluated in terms of right and wrong, in accord with informed conscience.

 

■    to develop the idea of Christian vocation:  its expression in marriage, priesthood, religious life, and the single state.

 

■    to show students how religious faith, and how beliefs grounded in convictions, arising from the truths of Revelation, can be integrated into their lives and bring about fulfillment, both in their search for meaning in life and for true, even eventual eternal, happiness.

 

 

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LINKS

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   http://sat.collegeboard.com/scores/sat-essay-scoring-guide

 

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Ms K. Toenniessen        COURSE:  ENGLISH 3         COURSE PROFILE

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:     Students will gain an understanding of British  literature . Students will study English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period (449-1066)  to the early 20th  century.   Students will work on refining communication skills by emphasizing the  writing process and by the developing of vocabulary. Additionally, there will be review and practice of correct grammar usage.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:   Students will be expected to read selected pieces of literature in preparation for classroom discussion.  Students must come to class each day with all necessary materials and with all assignments complete.  Students  will be expected to take objective tests , write analytical essays, complete research assignments and present material orally.

ASSESSMENT  PROCEDURES: Students will be given at least three major grades each quarter. Major grades will consist of objective tests, essay responses, and vocabulary assessments ( cumulative quizzes and tests.)  All writing in this course will be evaluated for both content and the mechanics of grammar.

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION:  Students will be expected to use the on-line textbook. Curriculum appropriate web sites will be utilized as part of instruction. Students will be expected to use the internet correctly and responsibly for the purposes of research.   Students will also be expected to use technology to produce quality assignments and enhance oral presentations.

TEXTS:  

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR ONLINE TEXT:

Registration/Enrollment Instructions

First time users:
To register in SuccessNet:

  1. Go to www.pearsonsuccessnet.com
  2. Click Register
  3. On the first screen, type the class access code above in the access code field.
  4. Follow the instructions to register.Please DO NOT use your full name as your user name.
    Write your user name on the blank line above exactly as you typed it.
  5. At the end of registration process, the SuccessNet login page appears.
  6. Log in by typing your user name and password.

Existing users:
To enroll in this class:

  1. Go to www.pearsonsuccessnet.com.
  2. Log in by typing your existing user name and password.
  3. From your Home Page, click My Account.
  4. Click Add Class/Group
  5. Follow the instructions, and use the class access code above to enroll in this class or group.

In addition to the on-line textbook, students will be provided with several anthologies for this course.  All books must be returned in the same condition in which they were issued. Students may be required to obtain additional novels/plays on their own.

Each student must purchase a vocabulary book via Varsity  Books.

                        

 I know the workload can be overwhelming at times. Let me know if there is anyway I can help.  Feel free to email me at any time with questions or concerns or stop by to see me in room 205.