Friday Flash

PHS News, Upcoming Events, and Recognition

We don't know what we don't know...

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou

Do you ever recall a time in your life when someone made you feel really good about something? How about the inverse, do you recall a time when someone made you feel really bad? Now the bonus question: Did that individual know they made you feel that way? Whatever your answers were to these questions, the reality is that we all have the best intentions, that is why we are educators. However, we are working with individuals who are constantly in flux with their emotions and perceptions of the world, thus, we can never really know how we are making someone feel. The bottom line is this: we are powerful individuals, and though we can't control someone's perceptions of what we say or do, we can always treat everyone with respect and dignity. I know that the staff of PHS does this with our students day in and day out, regardless of the circumstances, and for that, I thank you!

Upcoming Events

Hey, teach...what's Cal-koo-lus?

Breakfast Casserole, Mobiles, and Logarithmic Differentiation all have in common? They are all components of Mrs. Zakotnik's AP Calculus class. Mrs. Zakotnik's class recently took their brain-melting AP Calculus exam but not before they were treated to Mrs. Zakotnik's famous breakfast casserole. The challenge with any AP class, as those of you who teach them are aware, is keeping students engaged after their final exam. This is where the mobiles come in. Mrs. Zakotnik's class often takes on additional projects following the exams to keep the students involved while at the same time applying all that they have learned throughout the year. If your interested in having your own brain melted, ask Mrs. Zakotnik for more details about her AP Calculus class.
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