Last week I excitedly announced the start of a new ELA teacher. Unfortunately that teacher subsequently resigned. Fortunately, we have been blessed and found another ELA teacher, Carolyn Stillman. Ms. Stillman is very excited to get started here but has to give notice to her current employer. She will take over the ELA classes with the beginning of the new semester on January 31. In the meantime, several of our teachers have stepped forward to teach the classes. We are very grateful to Mrs. Tickman, Mrs. Toenniessen, Mr. Younblood, Ms.McDermott, and Mrs. Bauer for taking on the additional responsibilities.
Students who did not take the Performance Series tests on December 6 & 7 must make them up during their lunch or study hall periods in Academic Affairs.
When a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to contact the teachers to ascertain what was missed. Students who know ahead of time that they will be absent should contact their teachers as soon as possible to discuss what they will miss and make arrangements with the teachers. Students who are absent should also check Schoology for any work or announcements for the day(s).
Parents are encouraged to check PowerSchool regularly to see the current grades of their children. If a student is struggling, there is assistance offered. In addition to extra help with the classroom teacher(s), tutoring through the National Honor Society is available again this year and Mrs. Bauer hosts work sessions every Wednesday from 2:30 PM - 4 PM. The guidance counselors are also here to help. Be sure to use the resources available to you to have the most successful year possible!
Any student who failed two or more classes for the quarter is ineligible participate in sports and activities for the second quarter. Eligibility will be re-evaluated at the end of the semester.