Math Department News

January 2016

Welcome to 2016!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful break. We're now back in the swing of things and nearing the end of the 2nd marking period.

Thank you for your taking care of your budget materials so quickly and accurately. It's greatly appreciated.

There are a few items of importance this month.

  1. I will not be here for the latter part of next week, including the day we are scheduled to meet as a department. Therefore, I'd like to ask everyone to meet on Tuesday, January 19th at 7:40am in C205. If you cannot attend because of the change in schedule, please let me know. I will distribute an agenda on Monday. If you have items to be discussed, please enter them by clicking HERE.
  2. Please take a brief departmental survey on summer work and re-testing by clicking HERE. It is important that the entire department take this survey. Please do so by this Friday (1/15). You will need to take a survey for each separate class that you teach. This survey will give me a better understanding of our approach as a department.
  3. The Freshman Class is selling Joe Corbi pizzas. If you're interested in purchasing any, please contact your nearest freshman (Ashley McGuire is in charge of this fundraiser).

Below are some upcoming school events:

  • Monday, January 18th - School Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Wednesday, January 20th - BOE Meeting - 7:30PM in the Media Center
  • Thursday, January 21st - End of the 2nd Marking Period
  • Tuesday, January 26th - Grades Need to Be Posted by 6:00PM
  • Wednesday, January 27th - Junior Parent Night @ AHS - 7:00PM
  • Thursday, January 28th - Report Cards Distributed (Online & Hard Copy)



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In the News

Below are links to two interesting (and educationally related) articles:

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Explained

Looking for a Book to Read?

Education Week's blog has identified 16 books they believe educators should consider reading in 2016. One of the books is The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros.

George is passionate about education, and his Principal of Change blog has been very popular for several years.

If you would like to follow George Couros on Twitter, his handle is @gcouros.