Welcome to my home page! My name is Jamie Holifield. I started teaching in the city of Milwaukee in 2014 and came to Nicolet in 2016.
I am a Nicolet alum and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from DePaul University. While at DePaul, I participated in the honors program and was a letterwinner on the track and field team at DePaul. I am grateful to be able to use my athletic experience coaching shot put and discus as an assistant coach here at Nicolet. I completed both my M.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction and my Post-Baccalaureate in Social Studies education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I teach Global and US History and I am the co-advisor for Black Student Union here at Nicolet as well.
U.S. History: Classroom expectations and syllabus
Global History: Classroom expectations
Students, if you are absent, you will find handouts in the folder organizer next to the classroom door. I will also provide handouts and assignments missed electronically via Canvas. Please see your class syllabus for information and for grading policies on make up assignments, assessments, and class work.
Grading and Late Work Policy:
For semester grades, the semester exams are worth 20% of your grade. The other 80% is made up of total points earned from classwork, homework, projects, and papers during the semester. Late work for a specific unit will not be accepted once that unit's assessment has been given. Please keep this in mind when completing work for the course concerning your overall grade.
For semester grades, the semester exams are worth 20% of your grade. The other 80% is made up of summative assignments completed in the course. Formative assignments do not count towards your grade, but are extremely important to complete as practice so that you understand the learning targets for your summative assessments. Late work for a specific unit will not be accepted once that unit's summative assessment is given. Please keep this in mind when completing work for the course concerning your grade.
Please check Skyward for all missing assignments and assist you in following up with your student's progress with the course. All completed homework is typically posted within 1-3 days of the due date in Skyward.
My tardy policy aligns with the school policy on tardies outlined within the student handbook.
Students: You must physically be in the classroom once the bell rings and make sure you have scanned in to be counted as present. This is your responsibility. Please make sure you take care of what you need to during your transitions between classes. This includes using the bathroom, getting water, or anything else need to take care of. No passes will be given in the first or last 10 minutes of class. If you are late to class, please make sure to obtain a pass from the teacher you were working with or you must go to the high school office to obtain a tardy pass.
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I typically check my school email pretty frequently during the school day before 5pm. After 5pm, I more than likely will not get back to you until the next school day. Please keep that in mind when emailing with questions or concerns. I am available to offer help outside of class either during 4th hour resource period or by scheduling an appointment with me for help after school when I am available.