This Wednesday we will have our Middle School Open House at 6pm. Meet in the gym and then parents/guardians will follow a mock schedule and have the opportunity to meet all of the teachers. I look forward to meeting everyone.
In my classroom, an activity that the students love to participate in is the monthly candy jar guessing game. Congratulations to September's winner, Luke Genewick, who had the closest guess. If anyone would consider donating a bag of candy, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Welcome back to all of our existing and new students! I am so excited to be starting my 5th year at DeSales and working with all of the awesome students here. It is going to be a great year. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
In honor of pi day (3.14159,....) we will celebrate during Math classes on Tuesday March 14th. Students will learn how pi was discovered, maybe even discover it themselves! If you would like to help out by sending in a pie or cookies in the shape of circles, that would be greatly appreciated. Actually, anything edible is accepted, as the students are not fussy. Thank you for your support.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
We are using IXL throughout middle school this year. It is a website with an unlimited number of problems aligned to each common core standard. Each student has a unique username and password. Biweekly, students will be given the standards that they will be required to practice. Every student has the opportunity to earn a perfect score for a homework grade. It was introduced to all of my math students last week and already students have put forth 110% effort. I am so proud of everyone, keep up the good work!
Monday, September 5, 2016
Welcome back to all the students and their families. It was an awesome summer and I hope you made some wonderful memories. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and getting to know all of the sixth graders. Great things are happening here at DeSales, most notably with Stream Academy. I will be hosting Arcade Academy for middle school students where you can create an arcade game out of recycled materials. It will be held Mondays, there are still openings. It promises to be a lot of fun, think about signing up! See all of you soon.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
We are heading into the final days of classes for this school year. It has gone so fast (for me anyways :) ) and it has been an awesome year. All middle school students will have the Math final the morning of June 16th. Each night, you should be practicing math. By doing this, you will be ready for the final exam. If you are struggling with any concept, don't hesitate to come and see me. Hang in there, we are almost there!
Sunday, February 7, 2016
I am still in awe over the amazing performance of the Lion King Jr. I am so proud of all of the students at DeSales for an awesome job no matter if they were on the stage or behind the scenes. This was my first year as a parent and I am overwhelmed by the way the DeSales community came together and pulled off such a production. The dedication of the parents and volunteers is truly amazing and I thank everyone who gave up their time and talents for our children.