## Our schedule THIS WEEK!

EARLY RELEASE Thursday, March 16th (12:54pm)
NO SCHOOL Friday, March 17th

## From the desk of Mrs. Norris...Tackling Math

No matter how complex high school math becomes, having a plan of attack can simplify it for your teenager. Pass on these four steps:
1. Find what is being asked.
To understand a problem better, draw a diagram, highlight key words, or remove irrelevant information. Then, rephrase the question in your own words.
2. Choose a strategy.
There may be more than one way to approach a problem. You might solve it backward, estimate an answer, or calculate with smaller numbers first.
3. Do the problem.
Break it down into steps if it requires more than one (write an equation, fill in known numbers, identify variables). Show your work on each part so it's easier to check--and because teachers often require you to show work to get full credit.
Does the answer make sense? If you estimated and the final answer is way off, go back over the steps to check for errors.

## Seniors needing money for college--LAST CHANCE!

Seniors---Still Needing to Complete Your FAFSA? (Application for Federal Student Financial Aid)

FAFSA Completion Service (Free!)

March 22, 2017 anytime between 2:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. or

March 30, 2017 anytime between 2:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Location: Maple Woods Community College Student Center

Must bring: 2015 Federal Tax Return for Parent(s) and Student. (if student filed in 2015)
2015 W-2 forms for Parent(s) and student (if student worked in 2015.

Note: ALL students hoping to qualify for the A+ program must file the FAFSA.

FAFSA Deadline is April 1, 2017

## FutureNow: Finance

All JUNIORS have the opportunity to participate in a life-simulation that allows them to figure out how they will finance their lifestyle in the future!

Imagine being able to see 10 years into the future.

That’s just what teens get to do: a fast-paced, hands-on financial literacy exercise.

Before attending, students complete a lifestyle survey where they describe their lives as 26-year-olds: their jobs, salaries, family, homes, even shopping habits and entertainment. CIS staff then compares their surveys with their current school performance and assigns fictional jobs, salaries and families.

Students are then challenged to make ends meet using their salaries to purchase all the necessities of life: child care, transportation, groceries, homes, utilities, etc.; plus budget for fun things like vacations and entertainment.

This event is held at Liberty High School DURING THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY! However, students MUST SIGN UP (outside Mrs. Streu's door) RIGHT AWAY in order to participate.