Sunday, December 12, 2010

First Semester Final Exam Schedule

Final Exams have been scheduled for January 11th-14th, 2011, our second week back from winter break.

Tuesday - Zero Hour and 1st Period Exams
Wednesday - 3rd and 5th Period Exams
Thursday - 6th and 7th Period Exams
Friday - 2nd and 4th Period Exams (EARLY RELEASE)

This will lead us into a long weekend for students, as the entire school has off on Monday for the observance of MLK, Jr. Day, and students again have off on Tuesday as it is a Staff Development day.  The second semester will begin on Wednesday the 19th. 

Unit 6 Test

We have now started our last unit of the first semester.  Unit 6 is titled the Age of Change, and it covers the Age of Exploration, the Early Americas, and the Scientific Revolution/Enlightenment.  The test is scheduled for January 5, 2011.  It will be difficult having winter break in the middle of this unit, but as long as students complete their study guide and review the material, they should still be successful on test day.

Our quarter project will also fall during this unit.  An ABC Book will be assigned on Monday and students will get the entire week in class to complete the project.  They are to find a word or name for each letter in the alphabet that relates to this unit.  So for example, C could be for Columbian Exchange, and all the goods that were traded between the New World and the Old World like squash, tomatoes, horses, grapes, and tobacco.  This project will count as two test grades, and remember that our testing category counts for 60% of the quarter grade now per district policy.  So this will really boost grades for those students who commit to turning in a quality project.  And it also could put the nail in some coffins for those students who decide not to turn anything in on Friday.

Please remember that Friday is an early release, and high school students will be dismissed at 2:05pm.

We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and can't wait to see you back in the new year!