Christopher Roy                               Christopher.roy@marion.k12.fl.us              (352)671-7100 Ext. 56437                       

    Agriculture Program Mission:

    The purpose of the Osceola Middle School agriculture program is to provide opportunities and experiences in agriscience that meet the needs of the students through the three circle model of agriculture education: instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), and Future Farmers of America (FFA). SAE and FFA are important aspects of agriculture education, and allow students to fully experience and demonstrate mastery of classroom instruction. The program’s goal is to prepare students for careers in agriculture, further education, and entrepreneurship through the use of instruction in a variety of areas including: animal science, careers in agriculture, and horticulture.


    The LandLab:

    The landlab is an integral part of the agriscience program. Students will be expected to be ready to work in the landlab any day class is held. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather and within the dress code. Some days will require closed-toed shoes for participation.  


    The National FFA Organization is the agricultural leadership organization associated with agriscience classes. Dues will be collected and more information will be available shortly. Participation in the FFA gives you the opportunity to compete in agriculturally-themed contests, become a chapter officer, compete at the SouthEastern Youth Fair, and much more. Please consider joining the FFA. Be on the lookout for more information soon!


    10%: Homework

    50%: Quiz/Daily Classwork

    40%: Test/Project

    Semester grades will be calculated according to the district breakdown- 40% Quarter 1, 40% Quarter 2, 20% Local End of Course Exam (LEOCE)


    Extra Credit may be offered at the teacher’s discretion.

    Grades will be updated on Skyward as frequently as possible. Parents are strongly encouraged to contact the office in order to sign up for Parent Portal and to check student’s grades at least once a week. Students are expected to track their own grades online and in class, and to bring any issues to Mr. Roy's attention immediately.

    Late Assignments:

    Late assignments will be accepted for full credit until the last Wednesday of the quarter. You may always do the work you've missed and receive full credit for your work until grades are prepared and locked for the quarter. 


    Students should use Skyward, their grade tracking sheet, and their planner to keep track of assignments.




    Please make every effort to be in class and ready to learn each day. If you do miss a day, please make every effort upon your return to get and complete the assignments you've missed. Making up assignments and knowing what assignments you are missing in the gradebook is YOUR responsibility. I make every effort to accomodate accepting your work at any resonable time so please do your part and check the portal and your grades on a regular basis. 


    OSCEOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL Classroom Expectations Matrix

    In addition to the OMS School Wide Expectations, students will adhere to the following expectations in the classroom and landlab.

    Chiefs AIM for Success!


    Classroom & Landlab

    Act Responsibly

    -          Self

    -          Others

    -          Property

    Be on task all class

    Follow directions quickly

    Initiate Respect

    -          Right place

    -          Right time

    -          Right materials

    Care for the classroom, landlab, and materials

    Do not talk when others are talking

    Model Positive Behavior


    Be polite

    No horseplay- be safe!


    Major behavioral issues such as bullying, insubordination, disruption, property damage, and fighting will receive an immediate referral and be sent to the discipline office.


    Minor behavioral issues will be dealt with in class according to the following guidelines. A behavior tracking form is used to record incidence dates and details:


    1st offense: Documented on Class Dojo and a verbal warning.

    2nd offense: Documented on Class Dojo, move seat or time out.

    3rd offense: Documented on Class Dojo parent contact and intervention

    4th offense in same 9 weeks: Referral to office.


    Plagiarism will not be tolerated and may result in grade penalties, discipline referrals, etc.