Monday, September 18, 2017

Week of September 18

Students who are not at OR close to being at least 1/2 way through the TOTAL number of modules they have in their course(s) will need to put in extra time at home over the FALL BREAK next week working on lessons & quizzes to catch up.  After fall break, grades in Synergy will be updated to reflect being at your half way mark at 9 weeks (of 18 week semester). Notebooks will be checked after the break as well. Please see me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

John C. Maxwell states it best in his book, TODAY MATTERS....

Why priorities matter TODAY?
  • Time is our most precious commodity
  • We cannot change time, only our priorities
  • We cannot do EVERYTHING
  • Priorities help us to choose wisely

If you bring your priorities into focus by answering the following three questions, you will have a better idea of what you should overlook.

1. What is required of me? 
2. What gives me the greatest return?
3. What gives me the greatest reward?

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." -WILLIAM JAMES

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Week of September 4

 Ask yourself  THREE questions...

1. What is required of me? 
2. What gives me the greatest return?
3. What gives me the greatest reward?

Grades have been updated with notebooks and highest test score made so far in each module.  1st 6 week progress reports will be distributed NEXT WEEK!

 "Since you can't change time, you must instead change your approach to it."
~John C. Maxwell

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week of August 28

Notebook check #1 starting Monday and ending Friday!

"The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda." - John C. Maxwell

  • Possess possibilities
  • Remain focused
  • Exhibit stability
  • Exercise options
  • Receive direction
  • Learn & grow

Monday, August 21, 2017

Week of August 21

Notebook check (20% of your grade) starts next week!

Please sign up for my remind to get a reminder for notebook check OR once you return last page of contract I can  sign you up with your provided contact information!

Contracts and Remind sheets can be found under PAGES on this blog as well as on the classroom bulletin board!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week of August 7

If you have not already... please start returning last page of contract/syllabus (that can also be found here on blog UNDER PAGES) with parent & student signatures and contact information that I can add to my REMIND (also found here on blog UNDER PAGES . You may also go ahead and sign up with my information below. I will start sending out reminders SOON!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Week of July 31

Welcome Back! 

Students that have been referred to me via a schedule and their counselors' permission should now be enrolled in their course(s) if they have physically shown up to class. Contracts/Syllabi ( link under pages) are currently being distributed as well. The last page should be returned with parent/student info for my reminders coming out soon!

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Students who have courses with ANY unfinished assignments (including the writing assignments for English courses)will receive zeros affecting your final grade. All work must be finished by the last day of school ...May 19 for seniors AND May 24 for EVERYONE else!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Things coming up for last 6 weeks....

April 17-21:  Notebook check #3


Geometry students will get copies of EOC study guide packet shown in GradPoint AND all other EOC courses should have access to practice tests online on computer.

3d shapes

Students with English courses need to have ALL writing assignments printed and turned in to me or submitted in your course dropbox NO LATER THAN Monday, May 22. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE SUBMITTING ALL THESE AT ONE TIME!!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Week of March 27

2nd 6 week grading period ends Friday, 3/31.

 Please catch up on modules if not at least 1/2 way through ALL modules...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Week of March 20

This week starts as the first full week of the 2nd half of the semester. Half of ALL the tests in your coursework should have been taken in this first 9 weeks (1/2 of semester). All tests that have not been taken up to half the TOTAL # modules that you have will be going in as zeros until completed!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Week of February 13

End of 1st 6 weeks for 2nd semester...1/3 of the semester
ends Friday before break 2/17/17! 

Notebooks should have been turned in for me to check for the 1st  notebook check. Notebook check #2 will be done again AFTER winter break !! 
Students will be expected to be 

 through their modules at the 9 week mark next month (mid March). All modules NOT completed (tests + lessons) up to half the total number of modules will count as zeros!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Week of January 16

Credit Recovery Contracts
  • All contracts(the last page) should already have been turned in from students this semester. 
  • Please see me or look under PAGES to download a contract if still in need of one.
  • New students still entering GradPoint should turn in no later than next Monday. 
  • Returning students from last semester should turn in a new one if not turned in last semester.
  • Contact information on contracts should be provided & returned as they are helpful for sending out information on REMIND.