Thursday, May 18, 2006

Awards Day

Congratulations to all of the students who received awards this morning. You are to be congratulated for your hard work. I am proud to know you!

1st Period did not meet because of awards day.
2nd Period only met for half a period.
5th Period has to do p. 571, Lesson 3.6, #1-28 for homework. When you multiply two integers, if the signs are the same, the answer is positive. If the signs are different, the answer is negative.

Pre-Algebra: We found the volume of pyramids and cones today. The formula is "one-third area of the base times the height." Homework is pp. 571-572, #10-22 even, 27, 28, 32-34.


At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what page

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Mrs Simpson said...

Sorry about that! I must have been distracted while I was posting. Thanks for letting me know!

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Michaels Blog said...

Mrs Srimpson thanx for the homework. I thikn i understand the homework and yes i will be at school tomorrow (i know u just couldnt have a class withuot me) haha!!!
Well i guess ill c u at school!

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Michaels Blog said...

Ohhh by the way its not hard to change the color of ur post just go up to the little box where it has a "T" and a tiny color chart behind it right over the box that u enter ur post into. Its not that hard, really!
Well if u dont get (which i highly dought u wont get it) ill show at school tomorrow. Oh by the the did i gte an award???
Well anyways cya tomorrow.

At 2:31 PM, Anonymous Joy Young said...

This is Joy Young from Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. I help coordinate our school's end of the year awards ceremony. I would love to know about the ways that your school recognizes student achievement--highest average? all A's? most improved?

At 10:55 PM, Blogger Mrs Simpson said...

We hold an awards ceremony for each grade. The teachers for that grade give awards for their subjects (usually the top boy and girl), and we give Citizenship Awards (as many as we feel are deserving...this year it was probably 10) . Students are also awarded for making the "A Honor Roll" and the "A-B Honor Roll" all year and for Perfect Attendance. The Principal's Award goes to those the teachers feel are outstanding students. We don't just look at averages. We look at work ethic, willingness to participate and collaborate, and attitude. Our hall chose a boy and a girl as "Best of the West." These were two students who could have been awarded for every subject. (We made sure that the subject awards were all given to different people.)

We did not announce the highest average in 7th grade, but that may be a part of the 8th grade ceremony. The 8th grade recognizes those who have earned straight A's throughout middle school.

This is also the time that students are recognized for any other academic achievements throughout the year like All-State Chorus, Robotics Team, Scholars Bowl, Math Team, etc. The PTA sponsors a city-wide art contest (Reflections...this may be a state-wide contest), and those winners are recognized. Someone from the Volunteer Center recognizes those who have earned the Presidential Volunteering Award (can't remember the name of it), and the PE teachers give out the Presidential Physical Fitness Awards.

Everyone receives a certificate made by the school unless there is another prize that came with the award. The ceremony lasts about 45 minutes. The eight grade ceremony is on a Sunday afternoon, but 6th and 7th grade are held during the school day. An invitation is sent to the parent of each child receiving an award.

I hope this answers your question. If not, email me and I will talk with you about this some more. Have a great summer!


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