Mix -Block
You might have heard of “X-Block” at the High School, well I give to you Mix-Block. Mix-Block is time that I offer to you for make up work, extra help, questions and thoughts, and group time. Every Tuesday morning and Thursday morning at 7:30 am I am available for Mix-block. However, I am ONLY available IF YOU let me know you are coming. I could be copying, setting up labs, doing computer work, grading, etc. Do not show up, un-announced and think that I am available to meet your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions...

What should I do if I don't do so well on an assignment or quiz?
  • Step 1. The student should have a conversation with Mr. Mixon outside of regular class time.
  • Step 2. The student should communicate the mistakes with parents and brainstorm a study plan to improve on the concepts that were missed.
  • Step 3. The parent should send an email to Mr. Mixon acknowledging that they know about the poor grade and that the student has taken steps to fix it.
  • Step 4. The student brings back evidence of practice and new learning to show Mr. Mixon that they have improved
  • Step 5. As a result of steps 1-4 the student will then have a chance to re-master the essential learning or assignment.
  • Note: If a pattern of incomplete work is starting to occur, these steps will probably change and we will start with a parent conference.

What should I do if I'm absent and miss class?
  • Step 1. Check the website here to read about all activities that occurred while the student was away.
  • Step 2. Print out any handouts and assignments that were described from your handout class page on the Wiki.
  • Step 3. Check with Mr. Mixon when you get back to school to explain what you know and ask if there is anything else that needs to be done or turned in. This should be done during MIX-Block, during Academic Lab or After Class (If its Brief)

What should I do if I am confused and don't understand the subject we are studying?
  • Set up a study time with Mr. Mixon outside of class so that you can get support. I am glad to help!
  • Ask a friend to tutor you and catch you up.

What should I do if I have a missing or late assignment?
  • It is the students responsibility to speak up for themselves and ask Mr. Mixon for missing work without the teacher having to hunt down the student. The student needs to complete all work that was assigned during the time of an absence without the teacher asking them to do so. If they get stuck or confused on the requirements, they should ask the teacher for help. They have 2 days to complete missing work for each day that they are gone. If a student does not complete the assignment within this required time frame, it is considered late.
  • For all late assignments, please follow the same 5 step process listed above for correcting an assignment.
  • If there is a pattern of multiple late assignments, then the process will change and it begins with a parent-student-teacher conference to help support the learning gaps that are occurring.
  • All late assignments need to be completed prior to the end of a unit. Any missing or late assignments not turned in before the end of the marking period will not be graded, and receive a zero.