Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thursday and Friday November 16th & 17th, 2017

Today's Quote:

'These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.'
~ Najwa Zebian

Spirit Week Activities:
If you are not "in theme" you need to be in the uniform of the day. No charge for any of the theme days.
Wednesday- Superhero day and wacky field day competitions!
Thursday- Inside Out Day, What! Who forgot how to put their clothes on!
Friday- Movie Star Day- Come dressed as your fahvorite dahling!
Saturday- Fall cotillion in the cafeteria. 
(Any student attending must be on time and present for every day Monday through Friday of this week. There can be no counseling forms or disciplinary actions for the entire week. No refunds will be given for dance tickets!)
Penny wars- all week! Put pennies and bills in your bucket for points. Put silver in your opposing teams buckets to minus a point. Winner gets the Senior Lunch room and a pizza party for a day!


Recap:
In Intensive English our students reviewed their latest vocabulary words and got caught up with their Readworks articles. We now have a laptop cart in our room so students have access to computers for the entire class period. 
In Earth Space Science, students continued to cut out their continents and glue them together with the way that Alfred Wegener saw them as they attempted to recreate a map of his evidence for continental drift.
Biology was abuzz with discussion over the characteristics of living things. We were in agreement that all living things share similar traits that we call the characteristics of life. These are: 
cellular organization
* the ability to reproduce
Metabolism (obtaining and using energy)
Homeostasis (maintaining a balance between your internal and external environments)
* Heredity (The ability to pass on their genetic information into the future)
Responsiveness (the ability to respond to stimuli in the environment)
* Growth and development (through anabolism)

Following this, a lively discussion ensued where we pinpointed the characteristics scientists have trouble with when it comes to viruses. see the * above. We then launched into a discussion of the different methods of reproduction and how plants began this whole process. 






Students who correct ALL the mistakes on their returned papers will receive 10 points more. Make your corrections on a separate piece of paper and staple it to the actual paper, turn it in. Example: If you scored a 60 on an assignment and you correct ALL of the mistakes, I will add 10 points to make it a 70.

Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

During World War II, several British naval spies on the lookout for enemy ships and activities posed as Canadian Lobster fishermen. They had large numbers of plastic orange colored lobsters made for their covert operations. These lobsters came in various shapes and sizes with all the authentic markings. At night the spies loaded the lobsters into traps and threw them overboard. At daybreak, they would hoist the traps aboard ship. The locals spotted them as fraudulent fishermen from quite a distances. How were the spies so easily detected?



General Information:



  Monday- Nerd Day...Tuesday- 50's Day!...Wednesday- Superhero day AND wacky Field day...Thursday- Inside Out Day... Friday- Movie Star Day...Get your dance tickets now! Remember! No absences, tardies to school or counseling forms from Monday through Friday this week if you are planning on going to the Fall Dance!


Study Guides: 

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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Questions: How did the Universe, stars and planets form?
Gravity Lab-  Create your own star system and see how you do as a universe builder.

Formation of the Earth Study Guide:
Plate Tectonic Theory PowerPoint
Alfred Wegners and Evidence for Continental Drift

            Every student was given one copy of the study guide. No extra copies will be made. Students can download the online version and p[rint it themselves.

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Agenda:



Homework: 

View the paleomap and label ages and timespans- Now worth no more than 50% 

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HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Questions: How did religion impact medical care and treatment during ancient times?

Agenda: 



Every student should download and register for a Grammarly account. It's free and from now on all work must be word processed.


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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus


Unit Essential Questions: What is the cell theory and how was it discovered? How are prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells alike and different?  What is the role of the different parts of a cell?  How are plant and animal cells alike and different?
Key Learning Statement: Scientists conduct investigations and use empirical evidence to reach conclusions about the natural world. 


Agenda:


Homework: 


This link will take you to a Quizlet


Video: How living things are classified- view the video and then take notes in the packet provided. For the activity on page six, find a unique plant, animal or bacteria and classify it according to the instructions. Worksheet can be viewed here.


Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently



Check out the Global currents map!



Science Current Events:


Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

The 10 best note-taking apps




Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wednesday November 15th, 2017- SPIRIT WEEK!

Today's Quote:
'We need to go back to our relationship with nature and understand that those trees are our lungs. The earth is recycling as our body. The rivers are our circulation. This air is our breath. And the star stuff, the carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen that comes from distant galaxies is actually the molecules of your body.'
~ Deepak Chopra

Spirit Week Activities:
If you are not "in theme" you need to be in the uniform of the day. No charge for any of the theme days.
Wednesday- Superhero day and wacky field day competitions!
Thursday- Inside Out Day, What! Who forgot how to put their clothes on!
Friday- Movie Star Day- Come dressed as your fahvorite dahling!
Saturday- Fall cotillion in the cafeteria. 
(Any student attending must be on time and present for every day Monday through Friday of this week. There can be no counseling forms or disciplinary actions for the entire week. No refunds will be given for dance tickets!)
Penny wars- all week! Put pennies and bills in your bucket for points. Put silver in your opposing teams buckets to minus a point. Winner gets the Senior Lunch room and a pizza party for a day!


Recap:
In Intensive English our students reviewed their latest vocabulary words and got caught up with their Readworks articles. We now have a laptop cart in our room so students have access to computers for the entire class period. 
In Earth Space Science, students continued to cut out their continents and glue them together with the way that Alfred Wegener saw them as they attempted to recreate a map of his evidence for continental drift.
Biology was abuzz with discussion over the characteristics of living things. We were in agreement that all living things share similar traits that we call the characteristics of life. These are: 
cellular organization
* the ability to reproduce
Metabolism (obtaining and using energy)
Homeostasis (maintaining a balance between your internal and external environments)
* Heredity (The ability to pass on their genetic information into the future)
Responsiveness (the ability to respond to stimuli in the environment)
* Growth and development (through anabolism)

Following this, a lively discussion ensued where we pinpointed the characteristics scientists have trouble with when it comes to viruses. see the * above. We then launched into a discussion of the different methods of reproduction and how plants began this whole process. 






Students who correct ALL the mistakes on their returned papers will receive 10 points more. Make your corrections on a separate piece of paper and staple it to the actual paper, turn it in. Example: If you scored a 60 on an assignment and you correct ALL of the mistakes, I will add 10 points to make it a 70.

Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

Mr. and Mrs. Clatter had five children. Half of them are boys. How is this possible?



General Information:



  Monday- Newd Day...Tuesday- 50's Day!...Wednesday- Superhero day AND wacky Filed day...Thursday- Inside Out Day... Friday- Movie Star Day...Get your dance tickets now! Remember! No absences, tardies to school or counseling forms from Monday through Friday this week if you are planning on going to the Fall Dance!


Study Guides: 

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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Questions: How did the Universe, stars and planets form?
Gravity Lab-  Create your own star system and see how you do as a universe builder.

Formation of the Earth Study Guide:
Plate Tectonic Theory PowerPoint
Alfred Wegners and Evidence for Continental Drift

           Every student was given one copy of the study guide. No extra copies will be made. Students can download the online version and p[rint it themselves.

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Agenda:



Homework: 

View the paleomap and label ages and timespans- Now worth no more than 50% 

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HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Questions: How did religion impact medical care and treatment during ancient times?

Agenda: 



Every student should download and register for a Grammarly account. It's free and from now on all work must be word processed.


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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus


Unit Essential Questions: What is the cell theory and how was it discovered? How are prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells alike and different?  What is the role of the different parts of a cell?  How are plant and animal cells alike and different?
Key Learning Statement: Scientists conduct investigations and use empirical evidence to reach conclusions about the natural world. 


Agenda:


Homework: 


This link will take you to a Quizlet


Video: How living things are classified- view the video and then take notes in the packet provided. For the activity on page six, find a unique plant, animal or bacteria and classify it according to the instructions. Worksheet can be viewed here.


Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently



Check out the Global currents map!



Science Current Events:


Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

The 10 best note-taking apps




Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Monday, November 13, 2017

SPIRIT WEEK 2017-2018!

Tuesday arrived in darkness as several new cadets thought they stepped back in time. With the rising of the sun, it was evident that Marion Military Academy had slipped through time. With the sounds of Chuck Berry blaring from the jukebox, Greasers and the Family prowled the halls.





































Monday dawned dark and cool, but not cool enough to stop Nerds from taking over the campus of Marion Military Academy. No matter which way you looked, suspendered, horn-rimmed glasses and highwater pants were to be seen in every direction.

Mrs. Gomez as our resident World History nerd





Swiderski letting his inner nerd out at formation.






A true nerd














Sunday, November 12, 2017

Monday and Tuesday November 13th- 14th, 2017 SPIRIT WEEK!

Today's Quote:
'Growth is uncomfortable because you've never been here before - you've never been this version of you. So give yourself a little grace and breathe through it.'
~ Kristin Lohr



Spirit Week Activities:
If you are not "in theme" you need to be in the uniform of the day. No charge for any of the theme days.
Monday- Nerd Day- dress like a nerd for fun!
Tuesday- 50's Day! Break out your patent leather shoes and Brylcreem! Wednesday- Superhero day and wacky field day competitions!
Thursday- Inside Out Day, What! Who forgot how to put their clothes on!
Friday- Movie Star Day- Come dressed as your fahvorite dahling!
Saturday- Fall cotillion in the cafeteria. 
(Any student attending must be on time and present for every day Monday through Friday of this week. There can be no counseling forms or disciplinary actions for the entire week. No refunds will be given for dance tickets!)
Penny wars- all week! Put pennies and bills in your bucket for points. Put silver in your opposing teams buckets to minus a point. Winner gets the Senior Lunch room and a pizza party for a day!
Recap:
Coming off a very busy week, Biology 1 students took the test over cellular functions and cell structure. From here, we are moving on to how living things are classified. Students should have completed the STEM SIMS lab, online by tomorrow. The link is below and the username and password are in your syllabus. REMEMBER_ you need to email me the lessons, 1-7 AND the assessment. Please make sure you include your name and period since the log-in is the same for everyone.
 Earth space science students have finished up their discussions over Continental drift and seafloor spreading and should be familiar with the evidence that was used to move these hypotheses into the Theory category. They will take a test over this today. 
Intensive English classes finished up their essays and turned them in yesterday. We will do peer editing today. They should also be studying their new vocabulary. Today is the vocabulary test over context clues, Direct explanations. REMEMBER- words from other weeks will also be on the test. Students in both periods should have completed the Readworks.org articles by today.


Students who correct ALL the mistakes on their returned papers will receive 10 points more. Make your corrections on a separate piece of paper and staple it to the actual paper, turn it in. Example: If you scored a 60 on an assignment and you correct ALL of the mistakes, I will add 10 points to make it a 70.

Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

There is a cage at the Electron City Zoo that contains both Peacocks and Wild Pigs. If there are a total of 30 eyes and 44 feet, how many of each are in the cage? (Explain how you solved this!)



General Information:



  Monday- Newd Day...Tuesday- 50's Day!...Wednesday- Superhero day AND wacky Filed day...Thursday- Inside Out Day... Friday- Movie Star Day...Get your dance tickets now! Remember! No absences, tardies to school or counseling forms from Monday through Friday this week if you are planning on going to the Fall Dance!


Study Guides: 
The Nature of Science
The Cell:
Formation of the Earth:

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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Questions: How did the Universe, stars and planets form?
Gravity Lab-  Create your own star system and see how you do as a universe builder.

Formation of the Earth Study Guide:
Plate Tectonic Theory PowerPoint
Alfred Wegners and Evidence for Continental Drift

          Every student was given one copy of the study guide. No extra copies will be made. Students can download the online version and p[rint it themselves.
. 
________________________________________________________________________________________

HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Questions: How did religion impact medical care and treatment during ancient times?

Agenda: 

2. Students enter class code 3WNVKR (3rd Period) or VFKVBK (7th period)
3. Default password is 1234
Note: Students can change their passwords when they log in,

Every student should download and register for a Grammarly account. It's free and from now on all work must be word processed.


Homework: 

Directed Notetaking on “Hospitals and Treatment Facilities of the Ancient World”- Due Wednesday

Directed Notetaking on "How Environment and Technology Can Improve Health Care."Due Wednesday Writing prompt: According to the text, how can environment and technology improve health care? or Compare and contrast the impact of technology with the impact of environment on health care.

Read through the Article about hospitals and their environment and use the directed note-taking sheet to begin pulling information out of the article for later use.


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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus


Unit Essential Questions: What is the cell theory and how was it discovered? How are prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells alike and different?  What is the role of the different parts of a cell?  How are plant and animal cells alike and different?
Key Learning Statement: Scientists conduct investigations and use empirical evidence to reach conclusions about the natural world. 


Agenda:

What's Wrong With Mike?- Due Thursday and Friday


Homework: 


This link will take you to a Quizlet


Video: How living things are classified- view the video and then take notes in the packet provided. For the activity on page six, find a unique plant, animal or bacteria and classify it according to the instructions. Worksheet can be viewed here.



















Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently



Check out the Global currents map!



Science Current Events:

Why It's Almost Impossible to Kill Tartigrades


The Best Graph of Global Climate Temperatures Ever!


Watch the Evolution of Bacteria In Just 10 Days!


For the First Time Ever, The Human Genome Has Been Edited By Scientists in a Highly Controversial Move.


Do Animals Possess a Soul?


Horses Can Use Symbolic Language to Communicate With Us.

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

The 10 best note-taking apps




Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows