That is New Tech
Today I got to visit each classroom during 1/2 and thank our students for a wonderful first four weeks of school. There were so many great things going on in classes:
- Math 1 students were demystifying exponents.
- BioLit learners were breaking into workshops.
- Spanish 1 students were crying that they didn’t know the names and locations of Central American countries (I explained how excited I was that they identified a Need to Know).
- American Studies Students took 5 mins to put me on the “Hot Seat” and ask me ANY question they wanted to (they asked some good ones).
- Political Studies students were locked in a passionate debate on the issue of someone choosing not to stand during the National Anthem and the conversation that it has created (powerful stuff).
It made me happy to tour our campus this morning and see our students and their teachers engaged in learning. Here is a post that Mrs. Baker added yesterday to Facebook that shows some of the great things happening in that class.
I wish you could all witness the great things our students engaging in each day at their school. If you ever need to smile; drop by the office, grab a visitors badge, and witness the learning.
Emergency cards, voluntary medical insurance, and annual parent notification information went home with students this week. The paperwork needs to be reviewed, signed, and the signature pages are due back in advisory classes by Wednesday of next week.
Teachers are submitting Progress Report grades to the office by the end of the day today. Reports will be printed and mailed next week. If your child tells you that they turned in some work via ECHO and the teacher did not grade it, you can believe them this time :-). We are having a few issues with the new ECHO. If your child explains that they have ungraded work, please ask them if they have followed up with their teacher. While we dislike that the system isn’t functioning properly, we value the opportunity for our students to communicate with their teachers and advocate for themselves.
Fresh Fest is next Friday. Please get those permission slips filled out. If you have no idea what Fresh Fest is, please talk to your child and have them explain. It’s a ton of fun.
Enjoy your three-day break and see everyone Tuesday at our regular time. Don’t forget to visit our calendar for upcoming events.