HW posted on "mydsd"

Beginning October 2, 2017, homework will be listed on "myDSD" where your grades are calculated. It will be shown as "practice" which means it does NOT count as part of your actual grade but it is listed to help you and your parents keep on top of your work and make certain you do not have missing "stuff". It will be posted under the heading of "participation points" for 7th graders and under the heading of "listening and participation points" for 8th graders.

As posted on our disclosure: ALL homework must be done AND you need a score of 6 or higher to be allowed to retake concepts.

2nd term changes

Second term changes have been sent to all parents via my weekly e-mail. If, per chance, you did not receive a copy of this, you can find a copy in the red banner at the top of this site. It will be posted under "Weekly e-mails".


Honors Math 7 Concepts

I have begun listing the concepts for Module 1 for Honors math 7 in the red banner at the top of this site. Please watch for this to be updated. Your student will receive a copy of these soon.

The due date for term 1 is Monday, Oct 23, 2017, 3 PM. Please remember to show your work and include your name on all assessments and assignments.

New article posted

I have just posted a new article on our web site about how to help your student balance school and sports. It is well worth the read.

Math and design

The following design was created by two eighth grade students, Laurie R. and Sam W. They did an amazing job!!


The due date for term 4 is Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 3 PM. Please remember to show your work and include your name on all assessments and assignments.

Tragedy

The following is a post I wrote on December 15, 2012, a day after many children in Sandy Hook elementary school had been shot and killed. This is a post about loving and remembering:

Yesterday afternoon at school, I was walking down the hall from my classroom to the main office. At the end of the hall, I saw the mother of one of my students waiting with two of her younger children. She must have told the two boys that I was one of their older brother's teachers because they both came running towards me, wanting to give me big hugs. I had never met them before, so it surprised me a little. It thrilled me, nonetheless- hugs from little ones are about the best thing, ever.

Runner uses math to qualify for Olympics

I recently read this article. It details a marathon runner, whose beginnings started at Davis High who used mathematics to help him qualify for the Olympics. I hope you will give it a read.