Next Week Today 9/14/18

Algebra 1 (Ahearn)

Finish lesson on order of operations (PEMDAS) and absolute value, quiz on Friday.

Hop-scotching through the order of operations.

Hop-scotching through the order of operations.

Algebra 2 (Ahearn)

Continue working with rational expressions.



Geometry (Ahearn)

Finish lesson on Angles:  Naming, Measuring and Drawing, quiz on Friday.



Pre Calculus (Ahearn)

Finish lesson on reciprocal trig ratios and converting to decimals, quiz on Friday.



Paced Algebra 1 Year 2 (Ahearn)

Focus on exponent laws: quotient law, power to a power, distribution, and fractional.


Everyday Math (Oguss)

Revisit the use of cash through “manipulatives” (physical representations of the monetary value) of currency.  A dollar being one hundred units, a quarter being twenty five, etc. This activity is inspired by presentations at a  math conference our faculty attended this friday and saturday at Marburn Academy in Ohio.

Life Skills (Oguss)

We will be reviewing the letters of appreciation our students have written to welcome a committee from The Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) which will be visiting our school. We’ve asked our students were  to write about "Things that I like about our school" and "Things that I think you should see at our school".


Entrepreneurship (Oguss)

After viewing some sample BLOGS made by successful entrepreneurs we will resume our coursework with the StartEd Up Academy.  Topics will include:

The 4 Principles of our Community. The ROTH IRA.  Market Research. Partnership and Collaboration. Finding Mentors. Creating Culture.


Digital Art (Evans)

Final designs from project XC have been submitted to the printer for sportswear production.

Our digital designers are now focusing on their “personal logos to be completed at the end of the coming week.


Studio Art ( Evans)

Students are producing and displaying their final prints from learned techniques, (foam board,found objects,and table top printing). We will begin construction of our work-tables that will replace the existing tables with in the studio.  


English I (Sheehy)

Continuing our sentence formation, we are increasing our vocabulary by using stronger verbs, adverbs, and Direct Objects. Next week we will expand our sentences using Indirect Objects and conjunctions.  The students will begin reading the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber in order to write their own addition to the story.



Theater Arts (Pappas)

This past week and into this week students are working on a Career Pathways Project in which they research three leaders in a Performing Arts Field, and create a poster for each with a quote from that person, steps they took in getting to their current career, and what we can learn from them. These will be presentations on Wednesday. If you are interested, PBS Road Trip Nation is an excellent resource for helping students hear from professionals in the community as well as define their career interests: https://roadtripnation.com/explore/all

Later this week we will begin a focus on CHARACTERIZATION, how to create an authentic and believable character through analysis and synthesis.


Algebra 1 (Thammachack)

We are finishing up Order of Operations (PEMDAS) and absolute value and will soon move on to solving for an unknown with one variable.



Geometry (Thammachack)

We are continuing parallel and perpendicular lines along with practicing bisecting angles and lines.



Paced Algebra 1 year 1 (Thammachack)

We will wrap up commutative and associative properties and will soon move on to Order of Operations (PEMDAS).



Freshman English (Dickison)

We will be continuing lessons on parts of speech, including direct and indirect objects. We will be going over character traits from the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. We will be using these character traits to write a short story of our own.

Students are really getting into character while reading The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Students are really getting into character while reading The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Speech and Communication (Dust)

Why is time management so challenging? Our lives are busy filled with ‘want to’ and ‘have to’ items. This week in class we are going to begin discussing the difference between ‘want to’ and ‘have to’ and discuss strategies to prioritizing these tasks. Discussion on the 3 components that can help us understand or navigate the ‘sweep of time’ - Knowledge of Time - Knowledge of Task - Estimation of Ability and then use these tools to practice breaking up large assignments into smaller more manageable parts.


Wellness (Demos)

In Wellness for the week of 9/17, we will begin playing other team sports like soccer. We will  take 1 day of the week 4 Square. The students have voted Fridays as the day they would like to learn about Health. Our first health chapter will be covering Nutrition!!! The students will also get an introduction to blob soccer.