Welcome Brookeland Wildcats! My name is Mrs. Camie Hilderbrand and I am in my 7th year here at Brookeland ISD. I currently teach US History 1877-present, World Geography, World History, Government and Economics. Additionally, I am an Angelina College professor of History, teaching dual credit here in Brookeland.
This year we are blessed to 1:1 technology in the district, allowing all classes will be conducted in a blended manner Google Classroom platform. I look forward to implementing this technology in the 2022-2023 school year to make our students global learners. Parents can access the daily agendas in the tabs on the left side of the screen. Each date has an assignment agenda with a to-do list for each class period. Students should not work ahead unless they have prior approval with an anticipated absence or UIL sanction events. If you need additional contact, I am always available via email at email@example.com. Emails sent after 6 PM will not be answered until the next day during the assigned conference period.
ABOUT ME: I am in my 10th year of teaching currently, 7th in the district. I am from Fort Worth, Texas originally but now reside in Jasper, Texas with my husband of 14 years, Nick. Together we have three boys, Hayden (12), Jake (9) and Clayton (5). I hold my BA in History with secondary education specialization as well as my MA in History from Wayland Baptist University. In my spare time I read, play with my kids, am active in our church, and also love sports. I love history and it is my passion to make it fun for others as well. I strive to create global learners and thinkers capable of multiple perspectives in order to think critically concerning history and the world around them.
2022-2023 School Supplies:
Box of Tissue (optional and appreciated)
Map pencils or markers
Headphones (to be in class daily)
Per the student handbook they may not be Bluetooth
All other classroom supplies are available to every student daily, including collective map pencils, additional writing utensils, scissors, rulers, and sharpeners. Any materials borrowed from the classroom supply are exchanged with a sanitized group until the prior classroom set is sanitized.
Grading Policy, Make-Up and Retake Policies According to District Handbook Policy and Teacher Syllabi
Per district policy tests will make up 60% of the student's grades while daily work makes up 40%.
Make-Up Work Procedures:
If you are absent it is your responsibility to check Google Classroom’s Agenda and calendar. Students will not be reminded or prompted to obtain their work and it is the student’s responsibility. According to district policy students have 3 days to turn in make-up work from the last date of absence.
If a student receives a failing grade on a daily assignment or test, they will be given 3 days to retake or correct from the date of return according to handbook guidelines. Furthermore, that assignment cannot exceed a maximum grade of a 70 according to the handbook. I will prompt students once. It is also at the discretion of the teacher to assign detention to get the work done, even if the grade cannot receive a higher grade than a 0. Despite receiving a 0 the student is still responsible for gaining the knowledge required.