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"Home of the Northern Knights" Faculty Bulletin: May 9-13th

Weekly Calendar

Monday, May 9th:

AP Testing

Tuesday, May 10th:

AP Testing

7:30pm: BOE Meeting @ GMS

Wednesday, May 11th:

AP Testing

Thursday, May 12th:

AP Testing

No Homework Night: Pds. 4 & 8

Friday, May 13th:

AP Testing

No Homework Night

Saturday, May 14th:

6:00pm: Relay for Life @ HSN

Congratulations to the HS North Educator of the Year, Dr. Jim Looney (aka Gandalf the Grey)!!

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May 16th Faculty Meeting/EOY Biology Exam

Just to let staff know, the faculty meeting on May 16th will center on the EOY Biology Test training (not the expected Unconference format of our 2nd faculty meetings). At this meeting you will receive and need to sign the security agreement. It is important that teachers are in attendance. The Biology exam will take place on May 25 and 26th with non-testing students arriving to school later in the morning (90 minute delay). Classes will begin at approximately 10am. More information to follow regarding the schedule for classes on those days.

"Why Do Girls Tend to Have More Anxiety Than Boys?" By Dr. Leonard Sax, NY Times

The laid-back, underachieving boy; the hyperachieving, anxious girl. Over the three decades since I graduated from medical school, and especially over the past 10 years, this pattern has become increasingly common in my practice.

In one case, which is pretty typical,.....

"How I Learned to Be Strategic about Writing Comments" By Cris Tovani

By setting up ways to get frequent feedback from students' works in progress, we can find out what they need—before it's too late.

Several years ago, I decided that if I were going to spend time writing comments on my students' writing work or on assignments connected to their in-class reading, those comments had to do more than justify a grade. They had to give targeted feedback that would show students how to improve the quality of their work.

I'd been finding the hours I spent writing feedback on students' work discouraging. For one thing, students didn't pay attention to my comments, and, for another, the quality of their work wasn't improving. A change in how I responded to their work was necessary.

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"West Windsor North girls lacrosse coach Beth Serughetti off to winning start in final Mercer County Tournament"

PLAINSBORO >> There are a few programs that have left an imprint on the Mercer County Tournament, and West Windsor-Plainsboro North is definitely one of them.

It has always been special time for North coach Beth Serughetti, ....

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Congrats to HS North Boys' 4x100m relay on their school record :43.54 at Penn Relays!!