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Friday 1-25-13 2 hr. early dismissal

Wow!  Today school was closed 2 hours early because of the weather.
Blocks 1 and 2 worked on collecting data for the Paper Clip Activity.  I checked off students who had signed Class Letters and Safety Contacts.  Block 4 barely had time to do anything. We will have to catch up next week. 
Homework:  Signatures if you still need to . . .  You will need a binder for this class AND a pocket folder.

Thursday 1-24-13 2 hr. delay schedule

Happy first day of Introduction to Chemistry and Physics (ICP)!
Our classes were cut short today because of the weather conditions.  Today, we reviewed the Class Letter and the Science Safety Contract.  We also began our first activity - Paper Clip Lab.  This activity reinforces data collection and line-graphing.
Homework:  Students need to sign AND parent/guardian also needs to sign BOTH the Class Letter and the Safety Contract.

Week of February 4th, 2013

Just a reminder that there is after school tutoring at 2:30pm for students who will be taking High School Asssessments in May.  Please see the schedule below:
English HSA  tutoring is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with Ms. Winafeld and/or Ms. Wallers.
Algebra I HSA tutoring is on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ms. Pfaltzgraff.
Biology HSA tutoring is on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ms. Boring.

Week of January 21st, 2013

January HSAs are complete!  Scores should arrive at FHS in mid to late February.  Second semester begins on Thursday!  Remember that all spring semester and yearlong Algebra I, English 10, Biology and Government courses will have a High School Assessment given during the week of May 20th, 2013.  After school tutoring continues through 2nd semester.  If you need a copy of the tutoring schedule, ask your HSA course teacher or stop in Guidance to pick one up. 

Week of January 14th, 2013

Any student that missed their High School Assessment the week of January 7th is scheduled to take the makeup test this week according to the following schedule:

Monday, January 14th - Algebra I HSA Makeup
Tuesday, January 15th - English 10 HSA Makeup
Wednesday, January 16th - Biology HSA Makeup
Thursday, January 17th - Government HSA Makeup

All makeup tests begin at 7:30am in the Heritage Room.  Contact Cheryl Novotny at (240)236-7041 or cheryl.novotny@fcps.org if you have any questions.

Week of January 7th, 2013

THEY'RE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  January High School Assessments are being given this week.  Check the alpharosters in the front lobby or cafeteria if you need your test room numbers.  All students should report to testing by 7:30am with a number two pencil.  Get a good night's sleep the night before your test(s), and be sure to eat a good breakfast each day.  DO YOUR BEST AND PASS THE TEST!

Week of January 1st, 2013

We're back from winter break and there are only 3 school days left until the January HSAs are given on January 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th.  Be sure to attend afterschool tutoring on Wednesday and Thursday to get some extra review to help you succeed on the assessments.  Alpharosters with test room numbers will be posted in the front lobby and the cafeteria.  Be sure to arrive to your test room by 7:30am with a number two pencil.  If you are taking the Algebra I HSA, you may also bring a calculator to help you on the test.  Get a good night's sleep the night before each test, eat a good breakfa

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