Welcome Information

Mr. Alan Scott

6th & 7th Grade Science

Email: ascott@rivermill-academy.org

Web Page: http://www.rivermill-academy.org/staff/middle_school/alan_scott

Welcome to Middle School Science!

I am very excited to be back at River Mill Academy this year! This is my second year at River Mill, though I have been working with middle school students for over 20 years serving as a science teacher as well as an assistant principal. I decided to return to the classroom as I missed the daily interaction with students and sharing my love of science to help students better understand the world around them.  I am looking forward to working with all of you this upcoming year!

The information below should help you get prepared for class and as well as give you some idea of what to expect. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


  • Composition notebook (college ruled preferred)
  • Folder
  • Loose Leaf Paper (college ruled preferred)
  • Pens and pencils
  • Art Supplies (Markers, colored pencils, glue, scissors)
  • A simple function calculator (optional)


During the first week of school, the students and I will develop a social contract that will outline basic behavior expectations and set the tone for the class. This allows students to give input on how they would like to be treated by the teacher as well as their peers. The basis for the contract is mutual respect for all.

General Expectations:

  • Be here and be on time: We will do a lot of in-class activities which require students to be in class to truly process and grasp the concepts being taught.
  • Be prepared for class: Please have all materials for class each day including assignments.
  • Be in your seat: Each class will start with a warm-up that students should start on as soon as they enter class.
  • Be responsible:  Always pay attention in class and give 100%. Always ask questions if you need clarification or do not understand something. Complete all classwork, homework and projects and turn them in on time. Study your notes. 
  • BE SUCCESSFUL! If you do all of the above, you will be.

 Late Work: Students who are absent have 3 days to make up their assignments; otherwise, there is a 20 point deduction for each day an assignment is late.  On the third late day the grade will be a 0%. Students should check my webpage and the late folder in the classroom for make-up work.

 Again, I look forward to working with you. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.