Mary Lois Akins-Newsome » WELCOME!


Welcome to my R.L. Norris Elementary School webpage! I am so glad that you are in my fourth-grade class this year.  Please check out my webpage to learn more about our class and find useful links.  Upcoming, you will find pages with useful resource links for all of our subject areas for this school year.    
 PBIS Matrix 
At Norris, we use a school-wide behavior strategy known as our RAMS PBIS Expectations. Students may earn RAMS bucks to spend in our school store if they are caught following our RAMS expectations. Students may also earn tickets in the classroom to spend in our class store. Tickets may be earned by answering questions, helping a friend, turning in their homework, and trying their best.


  • DO NOT use Mrs. Hoopers's Google Class Code. 
  • I have invited you to my Google Classroom and you do not need a code.  Please accept my Google Classroom invite. 
Welcome to Mrs. Akins-Newsome's Fourth Grade Class! 
Clever Login 
Visit the McDuffie webpage for directions for logging on.  

 After you join a class on one device, you're enrolled in that class for all devices.

Here's a tutorial for parents and students to get familiar with Google Classroom:



Google Classroom

Welcome to Virtual Open House Video: Welcome to Mrs. Akins-Newsome's Virtual Open House!

Homework will be assigned as needed. It will consist of practicing skills learned in class, reading, studying, research, projects, or completion of assignments.


Please Note: Reading homework will be assigned daily! I would like students to read at least 20 minutes each night.

Grading Policy

All Content Areas

(Reading/ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science)

Test, quizzes, projects: 60%

Classwork: 40%

Total: 100%