October 20, 2014

Public HS Calendar on DOE web site

Public HS Admissions Calendar on the DOE website can be accessed through the following link (hopefully it is actually a link otherwise copy and paste).  It will give you information about HS Admissions sessions, etc. If you cannot copy & paste, then type what you see as the URL and it will get you to the current HS Admissions calendar. 

http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Calendar/default.htm?subcatid=42

The Public High School Directory is also on line.  The fastest way to get to it is to google it.  The link will be clearly stated.  The public high school admissions office has also put a Search section on their site, so that you can find your zoned high school, schools with interest areas, locations, etc. 

Important: please read through the Introduction in the High School Directory.  It clearly gives you their admissions process.  You can also go to their information sessions to ask them questions directly, and get a Directory and the Specialized HS/LaGuardia  Student Handbook.

 

Homework

 

Public High School applications were distributed to the 8th grade students today (10/9).  Please return them completed & signed (only the first page) by Wednesday, 11/26.  I will enter them on to SEMS and give you a receipt.  Please sign and return that receipt making any changes if necessary.  I will return to you a copy of your signed receipt.  If changes need to be made, the process of signing & returning will continue until you have finalized your choices.

8th Grade:  Continue to attend Sunday mass – preferably at SSK’s 9 am mass – bring in the signed bulletin from the church/mass you attended on Mondays.

Religion – both 7th and 8th grade – Maryknoll letter to Pope Francis is due 10/28 per specifications given in class.

Religion Fair topics have been announced.  7th grade – you know your assignment and partner. 8th grade – you need to give me your choices for your topic ASAP and you know your partner as well.  All boards and materials must be in school by 10/31.  We begin the classroom project work on Monday, 11/3.

TERRA NOVA TESTING BEGINS NEXT WEEK.  EXACT SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED. YOU WILL NEED A #2 PENCIL WITH A GOOD ERASER FOR THESE TESTS.

Friday, 10/17:

Math: 7R: LZ873 quick code for LearnZillion; 8R: CCWB pg. 41; 7H: bring questions Tuesday as discussed in class today – quiz Wednesday; 8H: Quiz Tuesday absolute value – due Monday WB pg. 62 #33-36 and Test on Friday use WB pg. 61-62 for practice and it is due Wednesday.

Rel: see above and 7th grade quiz on Tuesday on first part of Chapter 1 and class discussion.

Please note: graduation picture order is due on the day the photo is taken.

Student of the Week for 10/14-17: Jacob Pascarella

 

8th Grade Wish List

  1. 20-30 laptops or I Pads (or equivalent) for classroom use
  2. Smart Board attachment – document reader
  3. Additional corking for the hall to hang work
  4. Digital camera to take pictures of student activities
  5. Mindstorm Lego EV3 kits for Robotics Club

 

Math Club – Mathmagicians

 

 MATHMAGICIANS

ROBOTICS CLUB/STOCK MARKET GAME

Fridays starting 9/19 3:15-4:45 PM

ROBOTICS – WE WILL BE  BUILDING FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ROBOTS!

ALL 7TH AND 8TH GRADE HONORS STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO JOIN!

COME AND HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING !!!!

Web Resources – Math

www.brainingcamp.com – lessons, questions, challenges – some will be assigned as HW

www.khanacademy.com – on line lessons some with practice offered

www.thefutureschannel.com – short movies on science & math/careers related

www.math-aids.com – free worksheets you create with answer key

www.math-play.com

www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com

www.coolmath.com

www.learnzillion.com – lessons you can view over & over – search topic

www.mathplayground.com

www.mathtv.com

www.classzone.com

www.kidsknowit.com

www.ixl.com