Welcome to Algebra I   

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me is Ms. Vilchek and I am from Southern Maryland but grew up in Orlando, Florida. This is my 3rd year teaching at Porter; 2 years in 5th grade and now 8th grade Algebra! I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with my Bachelors in Elementary Education with endorsements in K-6th grade, ESOL, and Algebra I. I look forward to working with you and your students! Please do not hesitate to contact me via email at VilcheKL@pwcs.edu .

Watch this before September 8th:
Video Link
Check this out too:Instructional Tech Page
8th Grade Meet and Greet: LINK

Student Canvas: Link
Parent Canvas: Link
Zoom Sign In: Link
Student Password Reset: Link

Contact Info and Office Hours:
 Email: VilcheKL@pwcs.edu
Office Hours: TBD-Monday

Curriculum Documents:
Year At A Glance (8th): 

VA Algebra I Curriculum: 
Desmos Calculator: 

Canvas Resources:

 What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation

Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides

 Desmos (Activity)
Desmos Graphing Calculator (SOL VERSION)
Algebra I Syllabus 2019-2020 Kepler

Class Announcements:

Week of September 21-25

Here is a link to our Back to School Night Presentation .
Please make sure to check Monday for notes for the upcoming week. Also keep a lookout for a study guide. 

Week of September 14-18

Happy Monday, all! I hope you all had a nice and restful weekend and are ready to virtually learn this week!
Some reminders... 
  • Mondays: There is no live classes. You should be checking canvas for any accouncements, notes, etc. Please check here for my office hours if you need any additional support today. 
  • Please make sure your notes for T/W is complete before logging on. 
  • All Zoom links wil be found on Canvas now. Please check there to loggon. 

Welcome To 8th Grade

We are so excited to have you all this year! Below is where you will find important updates and information. If you have any questions, please use the contact information below to get in touch with us.

Ms. Kristen Vilchek (Algebra) - VilcheKL@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Ashley Whorley (Reading) - WhorleAN@pwcs.edu

Ms. Alyssa Ruhlen (Civics) - 
Mr. Christopher Hart (Science) - 
Ms. Lauren Bortfeld (Spanish) - BortfeL@pwcs.edu

2020-21 School Year 

We know that there are a lot of questions about the upcoming school year and what it will look like. Please refer to the following county resources and check this page throughout the summer for updates concerning your child's education. We look forward to working with you in whatever capacity possible as we stay safe this school year.

The main way that we will be communicating instruction will be through the use of Zoom and Canvas. Canvas is a Learning Management System that allows teachers to virtually deliver content to students. Please explore the resources below to help you better understand Canvas.

County Return to Learn Plan

8th Grade Virtual Schedule 
9:00am - 9:25am Teacher Office Hours
9:25am - 10:45am Period 1(T/TH) and Period 2(W/F)
10:55am - 12:15pm Period 3(T/TH) and Period 4(W/F)
12:25pm - 1:10pm ENCORE
1:15pm - 2:15pm LUNCH
2:15pm - 3:35 Period 5(T/TH) anf Period 6(W/F)

Ms. Vilchek's Schedule 
Period 1: Algebra I
Period 3: Algebra I
Period 5: Algebra I
Period 2: Algebra I (7th)
Period 4: Planning
Period 6: Core Extension

Office Hours:
Daily: 9:00am - 9:25am
Mondays: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Grading Scale:
A = 90-100 4.0
B+ = 87-89 3.4
B = 80-86 3.0
C+ = 77-79 2.4
C = 70-76 2.0
D+ = 67-69 1.4
D = 60-66 1.0
F = 0-59 0.0