Osawatomie High School
To Graduation and Beyond
Issue 1 Volume 1
August 16, 2019
Welcome to Trojan Talk, Osawatomie High School's weekly newsletter. Be patient as we build the newsletter to include important information about classes, clubs, activities, events, deadlines, etc. Let us know if you would like something added.
Mission & Vision
The Osawatomie community is committed to excellence in our schools and to developing students who achieve their full potential as lifelong learners.
The staff, students, parents and patrons of the Osawatomie School District will know we are accomplishing our mission when all of our learners are Effective Workers, Competent Community Members, Problem Solvers, Self-Confident and Technologically Literate.
1st Day Fall Sports Practice
Monday, Aug. 19th, 3:15pm
1200 Trojan Drive
Individual School Pictures
Tuesday, Aug. 20th, 8am
1200 Trojan Drive
Sophomore Class Ring Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 12:45pm
1200 Trojan Drive
Friday, Aug. 23rd, 1:45pm
1200 Trojan Drive
Trojan Pride!!! You were ticketed!!!
Welcome Back! I have been busy changing schedules and ensuring that students are in the correct classes. We have also been enrolling students into college courses. College courses start next week.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
What we did this week and whats coming up next week.
Art 1, Art 2 & Advanced Art
We did introductory activities and went over classroom guidelines.
Art 1- We will begin looking at how basic lines can create in-depth art works.
Art 2- We will begin with reviewing the basic art principals.
We introduced the idea of Geography, we looked at a syllabus and took a pre-test.
We will begin to discuss the basics of Geography, the roles that boundaries, governments, economics, and flags play in each country. We will be working on making our own flags at the end of the week.
Reel Movie Reviews
We began by watching Braveheart. We will be writing a short essay on Friday.
We will be watching Amazing Grace.
We talked about classroom expectations and set up our Google apps.
We will start working on email etiquette and writing emails to teachers, coaches, and other adults.
Phase 2 Alt. The students in my class work individually on subjects through a program called Odysseyware. Each student is to complete the subject in order to earn a credit.
We will work on daily goals in order stay on top and not fall behind. This means showing up and completing assignments on time.
We are going through classroom procedures, discussing individual education beliefs, and composing a writing sample focused on what it means to be an active learner.
We will begin our study of creative writing. Students will be reading "The Sound of Thunder" and work on how to write a believable character.
We are going through classroom procedures, discussing individual education beliefs, and composing a writing sample focused on humanity as a migrant species with possible connections to The Things They Carried.
We will be starting our first unit, which a study of Writing Freedom - Words That Shaped a Nation. Our goal is to complete the unit introduction and The Declaration of Independence.
We went over rules, expectations, and what will be covered in each class.
FACS: Learn about FCCLA and STAR events
Family Studies: Start our unit on healthy relationships.
Culinary Arts: Start learning about kitchen safety and sanitation.
Human Growth & Development: Start our unit on conception and pregnancy.
We began an introduction to the topic of psychology. We examined early pioneers of psychology as well as the approaches to psychology and the various types of psychology.
We will conduct an assessment of this weeks material. A test review will be provided. We will then begin to explore the research methods of psychology.
We began a review of historical events leading up to the foundation of the United States. We began with the Greek Civilization and will progress quickly through the major events leading up to the creation of the United States.
We will continue with our historical survey as well as have an assessment of the material we have covered to this point. A test review will be provided.
We began an introduction to Economics Foundations we introduce basic concepts of economics including supply and demand, macro and microeconomics, and cost-benefit analysis.
We will conduct an assessment of economic foundations. A test review will be provided. We will then begin to study economic systems in which we will compare and contrast the various economic systems throughout the world.
We discussed the class syllabus, signed in for e-book access, defined team roles using math games and started CPM chapter 1 "Functions"
Continue working on linear and quadratic functions in Chapter 1, section 1.1
Discussed the class syllabus, signed in for e-book access, defined team roles using math games and started CPM Chapter 1 "Shapes and Transformations"
Continue working on geometric shapes, motions, patters, and symmetry in section 1.1
We went over yearly schedules, grading policies, and started learning the purple book.
We will select show music for the marching season and start marching fundamentals.
1. Went over the information for each class (syllabus, expectations, rules, etc.)
2. Began learning or reviewing proper weight training techniques.
1. Continue to learn/review weight lifting techniques.
2. Begin Health Class with freshmen on Wednesday.
We got to know each other and explored some basic science skills, both in small groups. Advanced Biology got enrolled in FSCC college credit if they wanted it.
Start into chapter 1 in both Biology and Advanced Biology exploring the properties of life.
Web & Digital Communications
We got to know each other and discussed classroom expectations. We also talked about staff responsibilities and jobs needed in order to create the publications we're responsible for which include the OHS Trojan yearbook, the Trojan Talk weekly newsletter and the OHS News webpage within the USD #367 website.
Brainstormed and developed theme ideas to present for vote.
We'll start selling ads and select our yearbook theme and cover.
We got to know each other and discussed classroom expectations. We began talking about what accounting is, business activities and how they relate to accounting.
We will finish and take a chapter test over Chapter1 Starting a Proprietorship: Changed that Affect the Accounting Equation.
We got to know each other and discussed classroom expectations. Discussed what an entrepreneur is and reasons people choose to become entrepreneurs. Began researching teen entrepreneurs.
Finish and present teen entrepreneur research. Discuss famous entrepreneurs and their characteristics.
We are reviewing of Algebra I concepts. We are currently reviewing lines.
We will finish our lines review and begin a review on solving quadratic equations and factoring.
We are starting chapter 1 and will work on lessons 1.1 and 1.2A.
We will continue working on chapter 1 and will work on lessons 1.2B, 1.3A, 1.3B and 1.4A.
We are working on chapter 9 - right triangle trig and will cover lessons 9.1A and 9.1B.
Trigonometry we will work on solving non-right triangles and cover lessons 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4.
We are currently reviewing College Algebra concepts that we will need to be successful throughout the year.
Calculus will continue to work on College Algebra review concepts with a quiz the following week.
We discussed class rules & procedures, introduced Adobe Creative Cloud, and started Adobe Photoshop
We will continue Photoshop training tutorials and projects.
We discussed class rules & procedures, were given movie consent forms that are due Friday (8/16), solved a murder mystery, and started learning about the court's structure
We will continue court structure lesson and complete a jury selection unit.
We discussed class rules & procedures, were given community service forms and planners, and researched top 3 college choices.
We will determine what each student needs to be doing in the upcoming weeks and months for their college prep. and career assessments.
We discussed class rules & procedures, talked about upcoming events we will be attending and the roles each student would fill, and discussed our goals for Oz Envy.
We will be learning equipment, organizing upcoming events, and producing products.