October 27

Academic Games Math Club

Academic Games, a math competition club, is holding its informational meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12. from 3-4 pm.

This is the day we will learn how to play the equations game.

Permission slips will be sent home with students next week, and posted here as well.

We want the students to participate in as many clubs as they would like so they may belong to Chess Club, Future City, and Academic Games all at once.  Attendance at practice and skills will influence who plays in tournaments. Both grades are encouraged to join!

If there are any parent volunteers who wish to join us at practices, please email me so I can give you more information.


Ms. Bissonette

Click here to see the flyer  Aademic Games Flyer

October 22

Spooky Movie Night 2015- STUDENT COUNCIL

Friday, October 30th will be a Spooky Movie Night event, hosted by Student Council (3-5pm).
The Movie will be shown in our lunch room immediately after school.  Decorated pumpkins will be raffled. It is sure to be a great time!
Students will need to buy an admission ticket in ADVISORY NEXT WEEK. The admission ticket will also function as a raffle ticket towards a decorated pumpkin.
PG Movie permission slips will be handed out in Advisory NEXT WEEK. 
Additional snacks will be available for purchase from the PTA 3-3:15 in the cafeteria. Pizza is $1, Juice boxes 50 cents, Popcorn 50 cents.
A Gift card will be given to Best costume 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awarded. Teachers will judge!
Halloween costumes MUST be appropriate for school, and students will NOT be sent to the bathroom to apply make-up or fix costumes.
Please email Mrs. Hammoud for specific questions or to volunteer.
October 21

New page created for Conferences

If you are still having trouble signing up for conferences, ASK your student for help. They have been shown how in class.

There is a new page you can click on called “conferences”, as well as scrolling down three posts on the news feed and using that link.

October 19

Conferences Notice

The specialist “elective” teachers will ONLY be available for conferences on Wednesday, October 28 in room 103 from 3-6 pm.

You DO NOT need to schedule an appointment with them, as they are not part of the student-led portion.

This includes Mr. Bazzi, Mr. Theisen, Ms. McUmber, and Ms. Reed.

They will not be available on Monday, October 26 due to conferences at their other schools.

You may also contact them via email if you have any questions.

October 16

STEM Team Homework Statement

STEM Team Homework Statement:

Homework IS:

  • a practice of skills
  • a reflection on classwork objectives
  • an extension of concepts taught in class
  • front loading of background knowledge and vocabulary (the flipped classroom)
  • formative (20%)
  • to inform the teacher about what students do and do not know.

Homework is NOT:

  • new or untaught material
  • graded for right or wrong answers
  • meant to take hours to complete
  • a punishment
  • an assessment
  • always do the next day.
October 14

Future City Club

Future City Club will hold its first meeting Thursday, October 15th

 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Only students with permission slips may attend.
Future meeting dates and times will be determined at the first meeting.