High School Happenings

October 2021

Welcome to the High School Newsletter for The Campus (SSAE and PPEC)

October Break is October 11-22!

Our Fall Break is coming up October 11-22 and we suggest that you use this time to take a break, get caught up if you are behind, or get ahead in Edgenuity. During this break, no new work is assigned, so students will see the progress bar move up quickly as work is completed.

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences, October 8- 7:30 AM- 2:30 PM

We are excited to offer parent/teacher/student conferences for our high school families on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 7:30-2:30 PM. Be sure to verify which teachers your student has and then check out the sign-up link. Please only sign up for one time slot per teacher. We encourage you to bring your child with you to these conferences if possible.


SSAE/PPEC Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-up Link

Physical Science-Biology-Forensic Science

We have had a great month in the lab! Biology classes have been working on an expansive project exploring conservation, ecology, and design. Physical Science has been working on bottle cap rockets and created variations of slime. Forensic Science was able to do gunshot residue testing and is now working to solve an "unsolved case". All of these fun and exciting projects have one thing in common students will be creating their science Think CERCA for the semester based on these experiments! Please be encouraging your students to be working hard in Edgenuity and catch up on any building work they may be missing so they are able to enjoy their upcoming fall break!

Chemistry & Honors Biology

Another exciting month in the books for our North Campus Science Lab. Honors Biology classes have been working on an expansive project exploring conservation, ecology, and design. We just had a visit from the Air Force Academy's Chemistry “magician” who demonstrated some exciting rocket-related chemistry for all of our chemistry students. That was perfect timing for our non-STEM Chemistry students who have been working on bottle cap rockets. Meanwhile, Honors Chemistry is exploring the depths of their math and chemistry knowledge to investigate a crime scene and determine the suspect. All of these fun and exciting projects have one thing in common students will be creating their science Think CERCA for the semester based on these experiments! Please be encouraging your students to be working hard in Edgenuity and catch up on any building work they may be missing so they are able to relax and enjoy their upcoming fall break!

English III

Students have been busy! In class, we worked on summarizing, paraphrasing, and summarizing to help students avoid that big "P" word - PLAGIARISM. Students are also working in digital notebooks focused on MLA citation to build source integration skills. But that's not all! Our class is also using a journal to plan out passion projects and gain further writing experiences through weekly writing prompts. Their work ended the month with writing an argument and experiencing their first essay peer review. As we move into October, we begin working with rhetorical analysis! Ask your scholar about SOAPStone and analyze a news article, an advertisement, or speech together to help them continue building this essential foundational skill...plus it's just fun to work together as a family!

Engineering

Students in Intro to Engineering Design are now beginning work on their Certified Solid Works Associate course, which is the industry-leading CAD software. They will have the opportunity to earn professional certification through the Engineering program. They will also get to apply their skills in the "Wacky Races Design Challenge", where we will have a contest for 3D printed CO2 racecars at the end of the semester. In Principles of Engineering, students are using 90% of their time debugging as they begin to learn about control systems. Their project will be to create a prototype of a recyclable materials sorter that can accurately sort a variety of different types of marbles into their correct bins. They're using ROBOTC, which is heavily based on the C++ programming language to code their robots. Engineering Design and Development students are creating ideas on how to solve the problems that they have been researching so thoroughly over the last 6 weeks. Their design solutions will be refined and they'll present a project proposal and design solution by the end of the year.

Electives Galore!

This month Intro to Computer Science students created their own programs to wrap up Unit 1. In unit 2 Coding students will start coding Conditionals, While Loops, and Booleans to add to their Python programming skills. Teen Leadership students have been working very hard learning about their own leadership skills and have delivered two great speeches so far this semester. Students are currently creating digital portfolios to start documenting their high school journey.

Peer Tutoring Offered

Peer Tutoring will be available every Friday morning, from 10:40 to 11:55 am. Tutors will work with students one-on-one to provide academic support and feedback during this time. Tutors will also be available to work in classes or during teacher support times throughout the week to provide additional help. For more information, or to make an appointment, students can check out the Peer Tutoring website: https://sites.google.com/d49.org/peer-tutoring-hub/home

Nifty 50's Boogie Woogie Dance, November 5 at 7:30 PM

Join us for the Nifty 50's Boogie Woogie at 7:30 PM at UC Health Park in the Banquet Hall above right field! Enjoy this classic diner-themed dance that will feature the biggest hits of the 50's. We highly encourage you to dress up and throw it back to the 50's with us! Tickets will go on sale shortly (look for an email next week). They will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

SSAE Class of 2022: Mandatory Graduation Information

MANDATORY SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT (for SSAE Students Only) - 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 5th; the meeting will be done via Zoom. All SSAE Seniors should have received a Zoom link in their email already. If you did not, please let Mrs. Swann know. Thank you!

CLUBS

Spirit Week is October 25-29

For the spirit days on Tue/Thu, we will have an open Zoom time from 1:00-1:30 PM. Join in to chat, answer some riddles, and get your picture in the yearbook! https://zoom.us/j/94844197634

Butterbraids

Support Yeti Student Council as we raise funds to help us operate this year. The proceeds will be used to keep costs low at dances and Spring Formal, as well as other activities throughout the year that build campus culture and support our students. Ask a student council member or order online at: https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/SelectProducts/95e44544-176d-40a6-90d0-a5968f2f478b/1060730

Yearbook

CLASS OF 2022- Senior Quotes for Yearbook

Please begin thinking about senior quotes. You may submit your quote here: https://forms.gle/ABnqTSUTxBbmUgub8 Senior photos will also be accepted through the app under the category "Formal Senior Photos." Send any questions to Ms. Shonk: jshonk@d49.org