Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Freshman Activity Fair (Video)

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“Flowers” – a short film by Zach Warren

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A Letter from the Commissioner, Dr. John B. King Jr.

Hello.  I hope your students are enjoying a safe, productive school year.  When I became Commissioner last June, I set two goals: one, to help make sure every student graduates from high school college- and career-ready; and two, to make the State … Continue reading

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21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020

Like it or not… our world is changing FAST!  Check out this blog posting about everyday aspects of Education that will probably be obsolete within the next 8 years.  This is fascinating.  Here are few of the speculations: Desks, computers, … Continue reading

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Research Summary: Large High School Aligns Grading Policies

About the School: In this helpful Educational Leadership article, Jeffrey Erickson, assistant principal of a suburban 2,900-student high school, describes the journey he and his colleagues undertook to address problems they had identified with their grading system: inconsistency from class … Continue reading

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Seven Questions for Today (Wayne Hulley)

Reflecting on these seven questions is well worth the time: 1. Do I want to be right or kind? 2. Will it matter a year from now? 100 years from now? 3. If I had an extra hour a day … Continue reading

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Trojan Riley Johnson Signs to Play Softball at Syracuse

Congratulations to Senior Riley Johnson for recently signing her national letter of intent to play softball for Syracuse University. This is awesome. If you see Riley in the halls make sure you let her know we are proud.

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Research Summary: Overcoming Obstacles to Better Grading

Check out this summary of a research article on the obstacles we must over come as we seek to continuously improve our grading practices. “Educators seeking to reform grading must combat five long-held traditions that stand as formidable obstacles to … Continue reading

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Question of the Week #8: What do you want to accomplish?

Emerging film director and Trojan 12th grader Zach Warren, took over the reigns of the Question of the Week this week. Check it out!

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School Quality Review Summary

Click here to view a graphic organizer detailing the SQR process.  

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