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Conference and Planning Time:
 Period Three, 10:35 - 11:20 AM

Direct Phone Number: 832-249-5819

Testing Days: *Tuesday and Thursday

Welcome to Digital Design and Media Production, DDMP.
 
DDMP introduces concepts of desktop publishing and incorporates digital photography, audio and video components.

DDMP will also introduce students to group projects.

Students are encouraged to practice their Internet search skills. Some projects will require the student to perform searches on their home computer in order to find specific graphics, images, etc. District security filters and network restrictions often limit the students in finding project specific graphics and images on the district computers. 

I will help students acquire project specific material that do not have Internet access on their home computers.

Necessary Supplies: 
•flash drive (minimum 4 GB)
•pen and pencil

Students will be introduced to a digital notebook.

Microsoft One Note is the application the students will use to record journal entries and vocabulary terms. Periodic notebook quizzes will be given for daily grades. An organized and up-to-date digital notebook will insure students are prepared for quizzes, tests and the exams scheduled at the end of each semester.

Course Fee: 
In order to defray the cost of supplies for DDMP, a $15.00 Materials Fee is required for the class.

For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and checks students bring into the school. Parents are encouraged to pay the DDMP Materials Fee through School Cash

Parent online payment assistance is available M-F from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET. Please call 1-866-961-1803.

Attendance: 
DDMP is a high-school credit class. Therefore, attendance is extremely important and missing more than nine days in a semester may result in a loss of academic credit.

Please refer to the Klein ISD Intermediate School Student Handbook for more information regarding attendance in high-school credit classes and semester examinations.

Grading Guidelines: 
Six Weeks Averages:
• Daily Grades = 40% (class work, quizzes, and notebook checks)
• Major Grades = 60% (projects and tests)

Semester Averages:
• 1st Six Weeks = 28%
• 2nd Six Weeks = 28%
• 3rd Six Weeks = 28%
• Comprehensive Exam = 16%

Because DDMP is a high-school credit course, a comprehensive exam is mandatory for each semester.

Each semester of DDMP is worth one-half credit and must be passed independently.

Make-up Work
Most work is done in class, therefore, if a student is absent or falls behind, it is the student's responsibility to request make-up work and attend tutoring in order to complete missed assignments. Morning tutoring is available before school in room 110.

Make-up work not completed in a timely manner will result in loss of points from the over-all assignment grade. Please note, the KISD Policy states that students will have the same number of days to complete make-up work assignments as the days they were absent.

*Calendar dates are subject to change.