March/April 2015

March/April Testing in the LMC

Beginning after Spring Break and running until the middle of April, the LMC was closed for KITE assessment testing for 13 full days and 4 partial days. This had an impact on our attendance and class instruction.


At the beginning of March, all HELA 11 students came to the LMC for instruction on Synthesis and Research. Mr. Smithyman, Mr. Farrington and Mrs. Gulbranson's classes spent a week in the LMC working on this project using databases and EasyBib.

Mr. Peterson and Mrs. Kennedy brought their Physics classes to the LMC to work on their Wave project using Science in Context and APScience databases. They also created School Edition EasyBib accounts to enable usage of APA formatting assistance.

Mr. Butcher and Mrs. Mikel used the LMC to find inspiration for their Sculpture and Abstract Painting classes.

Mrs. Anderson brought her Government classes in for a presentation on Civil Rights research and resources.

Mr. Ohlde's AVID class used iMovie to make movies this spring. They filmed and edited using the Macs to produce movies on their AVID experience.

Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Vore's Honors Geometry students learned how to conduct basic research, created EasyBib accounts and learned how to make a tour using Google Earth during the last week in April. They located distinct shaped buildings throughout the world and presented interesting facts, including building volume, in their brief narrated tours.


Despite our testing schedule, class set books were checked out to 32 ELA classes in March and 26 ELA classes in April.

Over 8000 students used the LMC in March and over 10,000 in April.

We had a shelving moving day at the end of April to open up the LMC to three larger classroom areas. By removing the tallest of our shelves, we have increased visibility in the room and will now have more space for the classroom areas. This summer our projector and screen will be moved to allow all three classroom areas to have media and space for simultaneous instruction.