Weekly Newsletter March 9 - March 13, 2015

JHS Building Level Goals

This Week at PRJHS in About 60 Seconds

PRJHS March 9, 2015

End of MP 3 Date Change

The end of the the 3rd Marking Period has been extended to April 17. The start of the 4th Marking Period will begin on April 20th.

Name That Cat!

It is now time to reveal who was under the cat head last week. If you guessed Mr. Denning, then you were right! Congrats to all of the lucky guessers.

With all of the the moves that the Philadelphia Ducks have made, the 76ers haven't won a game in weeks, and I feel pretty confident in saying that the Flyers won't be hoisting the cup again this year. I think it's pretty safe to assume that if you are a Philadelphia sports fan these days you are just miserable right about now. That is why are friendly wildcat has decided to spread some Wildcat Pride in the City of Brotherly Love. Can you guess who has donned the cat head this week? Happy guessing and stayed tuned as we will reveal the true identity in next weeks addition.

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Dates to Remember

  • St. Patrick's Day: March 17
  • JHS Staff Meeting: March 17
  • PTSO Meeting: March 18 - 7 pm
  • March 24: Leadership Council Meeting - 3 pm, JHS Media Center
  • Music in our Schools: March 31
  • Jazz and Java: April 1 - 6:30 pm, at the JHS
  • Character Counts Respect Kick-Off: Physical Education classes - April 2
  • Spring Break: April 3 - April 10

Americanism Essay Contest

Congratulations to the following students who are Semi-Finalists in the Elks Lodge Americanism Essay Contest. Students were ask to write and essay on What the Pledge of Allegiance Means to Me.

  • Brandon Amos
  • Eliza Brokaw
  • Abbie Chan
  • Ashley Gavalchin
  • Alyssa Vitiello

Students of the Month for February
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This Week on Twitter!

Exit Ticket

Came across this while surfing Twitter. It is called Exit Ticket and it is a free student response system aimed at accelerating student achievement. I have provided the link below if want to check it out.

Math League Place Winners

Shannon Leek - Advisor Extraordinaire

1st Place:

  • Charlas Roth
  • Kati Coverdale
2nd Place:
  • Madelyn Johnson
  • Zachary Hoegler
  • Ashley Gavalchin
3rd Place:
  • Farrah Beth Fornarotto
  • Eliza Brokaw
  • Stephen Monchinski
4th Place:
  • Amanda Delbury
  • Kevin Cameron

Melissa Gallagher Flips her Classroom

The flipped classroom is a teaching method in which students watch lessons at home on a laptop, notebook, tablet, phone, etc. Using the flipped classroom approach allows students to work at their own pace, and on their own time. Additionally, by watching the videos for homework, students come to class prepared and with questions on the next day’s lesson. Using this method, Mrs. Gallagher can easily identify the students’ understanding and what concepts they maybe struggling with once they have entered class. As a result, her students have a deeper understanding of the material and they have more time to practice the mathematical concepts in class with her guidance.

Mrs. Gallagher uses the app Explain Everything to create the flipped lessons. She then uploads the videos to YouTube. Once the videos have been uploaded Mrs. Gallahger post the tutorials into Edmodo where students can access them. Students are then to complete the notes while watching the tutorial and complete some practice problems on their own for homework. This also helps with students who are absent because they do not fall behind in her class.

Mrs. Gallagher's Flipped Lesson on Scientific Notation

Multiplying Scientific Notation