NEWS

A Sneak Peak At the Week

Comer

English II

We will continue reading The Old Man and the Sea and studying vocabulary from the novella.

English IV

We will finish our final wrap up of The Tell-Tale Heart. Final projects are due on Tuesday, October 24.

Digital Arts

We are finishing a yearbook cover project. Students are encouraged to take pictures at home and email them to Ms. Comer if they would like to use their own photography.

Math Lab

We are going to continue working on the importance of budgets.  

 

Tulbert

Biology and Anatomy/Physiology

In Biology we have been discussion the digestive system and just started the respiratory system in different kinds of animals.  Next week we will finish respiration and begin the circulatory system. The week after Fall Break we will cover the excretory system and take a test on the chapter. A/P is working on a chapter about the skin and membranes. We should be ready for the chapter test the week after Fall Break.

Psychology

Students in Psychology will be taking their Chapter 11 test about emotions on Tuesday next week.  After Fall Break, we will be starting a chapter on stress!!

 

O’Donnell

Geography

Working on our South American Countries population.

Government

Working on Landmark Supreme court cases.

Career/College Planning

Working on a career interest packet.

 

Ahearn

Pre Calculus

Angles of Elevation/Depression Story Problems

Algebra II

Factoring Polynomials

Algebra I

Cartesian Coordinates

Geometry

Parallel Lines Cut by Transversal

 

Dust

Communication and Public Speaking

After some fun practice interviews in class last week we are going to go over the dos and don't of interviewing.  The students have started thinking about who they would like to interview and we will begin putting together their list of questions.

 

Carroll

LA Lab

We are learning Author’s Purpose.

Studio Arts

We are wrapping up color mixing.

 

Sheehy

L/A Lab I, II

Both classes took a test on reviewed material as well as the meanings of the new roots we introduced a few weeks before.  We will reintroduce the connectives before moving forward with thesaurus use for synonyms of words from their root decks.  It would be helpful for them to practice drill work with their affix and root decks either during IS or at home (no more than 5-7 minutes at a time is necessary).

 

English 1

We have completed reading The Old Man & the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.  The students are beginning writing their individual Literary Analysis based on our exploration of Characters, Symbolism, and Theme throughout our reading of the book.  Writing and editing methods will be explored.  It is my intention to have this completed before we view the play at the Ft. Harrison theater in mid November, but a thorough finished product is more important than the timeliness of its completion.

 

Simon

Health

Sexual anatomy and physiology, pregnancy fact quiz, sexual response and partnered sex

 

Christman

English 1

Share “The Raven” drawings, View “The Raven” film.

English 3

Finish watching “The Shining”, finish plot outline.

English 4

Start compare and contrast essay for the “Beowulf” film and epic poem.

Visual Arts

Finish painting masks, start design for the Christmas card contest

Photojournalism

Finish yearbook cover design, start design for the Christmas card contest.

Community Education Night with Dr. Jennifer Horn

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"What do kids have to worry about?": Dr Jennifer Horn, a clinical child psychologist in private practice specializing in anxiety disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders such as learning disorders, will provide an overview on what anxiety is/why people experience anxiety, and how anxious responding can magnify into anxiety. Dr Horn will focus exclusively on how anxiety presents in children and teens, and she will provide practical strategies that parents can do to help their child reduce than anxiety. 

There event is totally free, so invite your family and friends! 

Register for the event today

A Sneak Peak At the Week

Comer

English II

We will continue reading The Old Man and the Sea and studying vocabulary from the novella.

English IV

We will continue our study of The Importance of Being Earnest and vocabulary from the play.

Digital Arts

We will be starting a new assignment: Thankful Hands which will be displayed in November on the bulletin board by the front door.

Math Lab

We'll be reviewing how to find taxes, tips and discounts.

 

Tulbert

Biology and Anatomy/Physiology

Dissecting rats and completing lab write up

Psychology

Finishing an experiment, writing up results, and completing research paper

 

O’Donnell

Geography

We will be studying Canadian Culture and Provinces.

Government

We are building our own Constitution.  

Career/College Planning

We will be working on Career Interests.

 

Ahearn

Pre Calculus

We are solving for an unknown side of a triangle using trig functions and the trig table.

Algebra II

We are going over converting numbers to scientific notation, and how to combine them using multiplication and division.

Algebra I

We are working on solving two step equations and how to check your work.

Geometry

We are finishing up our lesson over the different types of angles and how to classify them.

 

Dust

Communication and Public Speaking

Putting final touches on our ‘Show me what YOU know’ speeches on Monday. The students have each selected a portion of the second unit and will be presenting it to the class on Tuesday the 3rd. In doing so, they will be helping one another prepare for the Unit 2 test on Thursday the 5th.

 

Carroll

LA Lab

We will continue using text evidence to find the main idea.

Studio Arts

We are finishing up our watercoloring unit with nature inspired watercolor paintings.

 

Sheehy

L/A Lab I, II

We are continuing our review of suffix addition rules, negative prefixes, and adding some common adjective suffixes.

Test next Thursday, 10/5 on suffix addition rules.

English 1

Label and Diagram sentences with Direct Objects test on Tuesday, 10/3.

Continue reading The Old Man and the Sea.

Practice writing sentences with imagery.  Introduce Indirect Objects.

 

Simon

Health

Introduction to sexual health class, setting up resource binder, initial assessment.

 

Christman

English 1

Choose a current article to read and summarize in the 11-sentence paragraph format.

Review simple and compound sentence types as well as fragments and run-ons.

English 3

Choose a current article to read and summarize in the 11-sentence paragraph format.

Review compound and complex sentence types as well as comma placement.

English 4

Choose a current article to read and summarize in the 11-sentence paragraph format.

Review compound and complex sentence types as well as comma placement.

Visual Arts

Students continue working on cubism paintings using tints and shades of their chosen set of complimentary colors.

Photojournalism

Continue working on Photography Types and Techniques and Elements and Principles slideshows.  Take photos and add them on Friday.

Things Will Look A Little Different In October

Things Will Look A Little Different In October

Words can fail the dyslexic brain. Sometimes our students have difficulty finding the words that properly express what they are trying to say. This is why we believe so strongly in our visual arts program. It creates an outlet for our students to express themselves in brilliant and often unexpected ways. 

In case you haven't heard, October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. But it's also National Arts and Humanities Month as well. Every day throughout the month of October, we will be updating our homepage to showcase student art work through the years. We will be celebrating the many ways our students have used visual art as a way for personal expression. We hope you check back often and enjoy new pieces every day! 

But that's not all we are doing for Dyslexia Awareness Month. Join us on social media as we will be sharing more from our community to help spread awareness. You can "like" or "share" these posts to get the message out! You'll also find new blog posts right here on our News page.  

 

Working at the car wash, yeah!

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History Lesson of the Day:  The song Car Wash, performed by Rose Royce in 1976, was written by Norman Whitfield, who also wrote other classics like, "I Heard It Through The Grape Vine," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," and "War." Just to name a few. The guy was a hit making machine.

And we certainly can't get "Car Wash" out of our head because...

The Middle School will be having fun washing cars Friday, September 8th, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Tell your friends! Proceeds will go to offset the cost of their overnight, educational adventure at Camp Tecumseh in October. If you or your student participates, we are offering a discount for the trip. Cool! Sign up to volunteer using the link below. 

We are working hard to promote this fundraiser and hope to have record participation from the community. We will need all hands on deck to make sure the car wash runs efficiently and effectively. We hope you are able to join us and contribute to the needed supplies.

 

Rain date will be September 15th.