21st Century Academy @ KHS

February 18th Newsletter

"Teaching for tomorrow...today"

Meet Fellow Academy Teachers!

Catherine Carter, English Teacher

My name is Catherine Carter. I currently teach English 10 and 12 at KHS. This is my second year as a teacher and I absolutely love it. I graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, Indiana. While a student there I traveled to England, France, Spain, and Morocco with several other students and teachers on a trip with EF Tours. After graduation I enrolled at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and graduated in 2013 with an English teaching degree. Before beginning my career as a teacher, I spent a year at Mt. Vernon Middle School (Fortville) as a teaching assistant with the sixth and eighth grades.

When I’m not at school, I’m usually found at home reading, watching something on tv (Criminal Minds or hockey) or spending quality time with my friends, family, and beloved pet hamster-Zamboni. Before moving to Kokomo, I lived in Noblesville after graduating college. While I miss having my family very close to me, I have come to really love being part of the Kokomo community. As a thank you for not only teaching them but also visiting them at work, a few of my students will occasionally decorate my door. I absolutely love being part of the KHS family and am looking forward to a long career here.


Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

5-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Gym

School Displays / Enrollment Online

Our Academy Teacher All-Stars! Things to Celebrate!

  • Top 5 CANVAS Users Viewing Courses in the Entire Kokomo School Corporation- #1 Bill Evanich, #5 Melissa Weicht
  • Mr. Carpenter was the first from our Academy to use free taco coupons from the Mas Challenge!
  • Melissa Weicht volunteering to be part of Digital Promise to learn more about Blended Learning and visiting Bon Air Middle School
  • Ms. McKellar for putting on the KHS Talent Show and Mr. Marvin and Ms. Simpson for volunteering to help

5-Minute Tech Tip

Glogster in 90 seconds

Free Incentives For the Classroom

  • We have free taco coupons from Taco Bell for the Mas Challenge if you would like to utilize them in your classrooms. Please let me know if you are interested and I can put these in your mailbox!

Next Academy Meeting To-Do!

It sounded like the last Academy Weds. meeting had some really meaningful conversation! Please bring with you ideas for our Academy's Learner Profile-- we will be working collaboratively to put this together.
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