NHS Monday Morning Memo

WEEK 35 May 2 - May 6

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The 20 Day Countdown has begun! The race is on!

Weekly Forecast

Monday, May 2: Golf Sectionals; Chorus Variety Show

Tuesday, May 3: Special Olympics @ NHS; Chorus Variety Show, Progress Reports are Distributed

Wednesday, May 4: Advisement-4th Block; Second Round State Playoffs NHS soccer @ North Gwinnett

Thursday, May 5: Honor's Night practice will be 4th block. We will call for students around 2:00 pm. Please remind honor graduates that they just attend Honor's Night to be able to wear their stoles and cords for graduation. Honor's Night at Unity Baptist Church 7-10 pm. Staff may wear jeans for Throwback Thursday, but please bring a change of clothes if you are presenting for Honor's Night.

Friday, May 6:Enjoy the weekend!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers work magic at NHS every day. Never underestimate the impact and influence you have! To say thank you for all you do, we will have several clubs and organizations taking care of you this week! Feed the teachers, or they will eat the students!

Monday: Key Club will provide Panera bagels

Tuesday: NHS administration will provide coffee and donuts

Wednesday: SADD/Interact will provide a Nacho Bar

Thursday: Corporate Business Partner Southern Vein Care will provide Chicken Biscuits

Friday: FCCLA will provide cookies in the teacher workroom.

All Week: Beta Club will provide daily treats by putting something in teachers' mailboxes daily!

To Do List

  • Review upcoming calendars so we all know where we are supposed to be! Please announce to all students that we do not take exams early and to plan their travel and appointments accordingly. For emergencies and excused absences, they may request prior approval through my office to take their exams on the second day of post planning. Please follow the exam schedule found in your handbook and do not allow students to take exams early and be sure you give your exam during the block and on the day assigned for your exam.
  • Tardy Sweeps and Attendance: Please do not allow any student to go anywhere the first or last ten minutes of any block. Students collected during a tardy sweep will report to the 9th Learning Lab to check in. Students may not go to any other classroom, the gym, or field house during their regularly scheduled block without administrator approval. They will ask!
  • AP Testing & EOCs: Be aware that over 300 of our students will be taking over 500 AP tests for the next two weeks. Please avoid scheduling major projects or exams during the AP and EOC testing window if at all possible.
  • Bell to Bell Instruction: Keeping students actively engaged from bell to bell minimizes the opportunity for negative behaviors. Be positive!
  • Throwback Thursday: Review prior content and remediate struggling students.

  • Newnan High Student Vet Connect 5K May 21: Get with Frankey Henderson to sign up

Looking Ahead

  • Special Olympics: May 3
  • AP Testing: May 2-May 13
  • EOC Testing: May 9- May 20
  • Prom: May 14 at The Foundry
  • SGA Testing: May 2 - May 6 & May 19 - May 27
  • Seniors Final Exams: May 23 & May 24
  • Final Exams: May 26 & May 27
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Technology Highlight of the Month

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CK-12 Foundation: Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards - sign in with Google account

CK-12 is an online educational content site sponsored by the CK-12 Foundation, a nonprofit that desires to increase worldwide K-12 access to high-quality STEM content. CK-12’s main offering is a collection of free digital textbooks (called “Flexbooks”) for high school age students, particularly on topics in science, engineering, and math. CK-12 has created more than 88 Flexbooks that cover approximately 5,000 STEM content areas (from life science, like DNA vs. RNA, to sequences and series in calculus).

CK-12 offers far more than just textbooks on a screen, however. It’s giving the word “remix” real meaning in education. In addition to traditional text-based material, CK-12’s material is available in more than a dozen other modalities, such as videos, quizzes, flashcards, and “simulations,” or interactive content that brings visualization to abstract concepts. For example, a simulation of force might be showcased with an interactive Ferris wheel, which the user can click on and move to manipulative a force tracker.


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