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  • Welcome to 8th Grade Science!


    Mrs. Borkowicz


    Contact me at or 1-815-788-5792 (voicemail only)

    All emails and phone calls will be returned within 24 hours during the week.


    Make-Up Mondays!: Every Monday before school (7 am earliest), during lunch, and after school (late bus at 4:15 latest) in Room 107.

    If you have any tests, quizzes, labs, or homework to make up, this is the time to do it!


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    Chromebook Loaner Policy 

    We have the great fortune to be able to loan out a limited number of Chromebooks for students who forget to bring theirs. However, we are seeing a pattern develop where students are borrowing Chromebooks more than is reasonable for the department to manage.  So we would like to reteach the expectation that the Chromebooks are to be brought to school/class every day and to be charged and ready to go. We will implement the new loaner policy(below)  beginning November 6th.


    Students:  Please remember that your Chromebook is property of D47, and at no time should you be writing anything on your Chromebook, or using it inappropriately.  You should only be visiting safe and appropriate websites. If you should need a loaner chromebook for any reason, the following shall apply-


    Chromebook Loaner Policy per Term:

    1st Instance - Verbal Warning with reteaching


    2nd Instance - Verbal Warning with reteaching


    3rd Instance - Student will receive a Minor Office Discipline Referral (ODR) and conference with admin with parent notification.


    4th Instance - Student will receive a Minor ODR and a consequence from admin with parent notification.


    5th Instance - Student will receive a Major ODR from administration and sign the agreement stating he/she can NOT take the chromebook home for the rest of the term. Parent notification will also be made.





    This website contains learning resources and the weekly plans, including which activities will be done and due dates. If you have any questions at all, please let me know!