Mr. Nimmo's Home Page
Introduction and Biography:
My name is Mr. Nimmo and if you are reading this I am most likely your child's American History or Advanced Placement European History teacher. I have been teaching for more than thirty years and have been at NHS since 1989, having taught mathematics, physical science and most social studies courses.
I have both a Bachelors Degree and a Masters in History, the former with an emphasis on American foreign policy and the latter in European history. In addition I have experience in sales, management and the military. As a side note my license plate reads, "U.S. Army, Four Generations".
If I were to state my philosophy of education it would be the following: 'It's not what I teach but what the student learns that's important". Please contact me if you have any questions.
(626) 965-3437 ext. 3715
You can email me through the school contact information.
Rules, Expectations and Grading
1. Follow all school rules.
2. Come to class prepared with a book and writing material.
3. No Cheating.
4. Be polite to the teacher and other students
5. Do unto others, as you would have others do unto you.
• Teacher/Student Conference
• Teacher/Student/Parent Phone Conference
• Referral to the Office
• Come to class on time and prepared. This means you have a book, paper and a pen or pencil, and have done the assignment.
• Do the assigned work on time. I alone reserve the right to accept late work and will do so, on an individual basis. I will not accept any assignment more than a week late without a parent conference, and will never accept late work from a previous grading period or after the fifteenth non-medical absence of the semester.
• Participate in classroom activities and discussion as per the new Common Core Standards. Points will be awarded for adding to the classroom experience.
• Take pride in your work. I reserve the right to put anyone's work on display in class, and to send any assignment home to your parent, even if that is a blank piece of paper.
• Learn the assigned material. This means you read the text, pay attention in class and do the assignments!
• Extra credit may be assigned to a class, on an individual basis, or not at all. Extra credit is not a right, but a privilege and will be offered based on the behavior of a class and/or individual.
• Regardless of the activity you cannot get more out of something than you put into it. If things are not clear you need to ask questions, but part of that is listening to the questions others ask, and listening to the answers.
Grading is done on a standard deviation scale:
90-100% = A Please note, no one fails in December or June, it is a
80-89 % = B process that begins in August or January, so
70-79% = C don’t fall behind. Your grade is your responsibility, I
60-69% = D cannot and will not do the work for you.
0-59% = F
Notes On Homework:
Homework is listed on the board every Monday. This needs to be written down in the student's notebook every Monday. They are free to take a picture and send it to you if you would like. This information is also found in Homelink following the assignment due date.