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Math Problem of the Week

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 10:55
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Math Problem of the Week

 A Cranberry Craving  

On Thanksgiving Thursday, Carissa ate some cranberries.  The next day she couldn’t stop thinking about how good the cranberries were and ate seven more cranberries than she had eaten on Thursday.  Each day after that she ate seven more cranberries than the day before.  By the following Wednesday she had eaten a total of 161 cranberries for the whole week. How many cranberries did Carissa eat on Thanksgiving Thursday?

What is a Pacer?

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 18:41
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Story and photo by Alec Carlson
What is a Pacer?

Yesterday, we ran the Pacer test in our P.E. classes.
For those that don't know what the Pacer is, it is a 20-meter, multistage, aerobic capacity test that progressively get more difficult as it continues.
All the students did great but these few were the top ones of their classes.

Seventh-graders Write Half-minute Horror Stories

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 06:02
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story and photos by Rachel Knecht
Seventh-graders Write Half-minute Horror Stories

How scared can you get in just thirty seconds? 

Ms. Knecht's English 7 classes wrote their own Half-Minute Horror stories! Although these stories may have taken only thirty seconds to read, Ms. Knecht's students worked hard on their stories for weeks! From studying examples, to brainstorming their own unique ideas, to writing multiple drafts and working with their writing groups, to sharing their final stories with the class, Ms. Knecht's students showed they are true authors! 

Check out some of their best sentences posted outside Ms. Knecht's classroom, room 35.

Readers Focus on Characters

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 06:00
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story and phots by Rachel Knecht
Readers Focus on Characters

Ms. Knecht's Reading for Enjoyment students transformed into some of their favorite book characters last week! 

You could find Dumbledore, Percy Jackson, everyone's favorite wimpy kid, Greg, and more hanging out and getting to know each other at the Reading for Enjoyment Halloween Party. But, they couldn't reveal their identity until the end of the party! They did a great job trying to guess each other's characters and bringing their own characters to life.

ESL Class Honors Loved Ones and Writes Haikus

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 05:59
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story and photos by Chris Thompson
ESL Class Honors Loved Ones and Writes Haikus

In October our SFJHS ESL class learned words relating to autumn and wrote haikus to demonstrate their understanding. 

Students also brought pictures and shared stories of their deceased loved ones in honor of Dias de los Muertos last week. Many faculty members joined our celebration by placing a photo (or memento) on the altar in Mrs. Thompson's room to show their love for family members they have lost. 

As you can see, the display was a beautiful tribute to those now departed.

Eighth-Grade College & Career Readiness Conferences

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:50
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By Melissa Nielson
Eighth-Grade College & Career Readiness Conferences

The counselors will begin meeting with 8th grade students for their College & Career Readiness conferences this week. We value parent participation in these meetings and hope you'll be able to come! The appointments will be available through the end of November.

You will be able to meet individually with a counselor to discuss graduation requirements, high school credit, college, career, and scholarship information.

 You will receive an email from your student’s counselor today with a link to sign up for an appointment time. 

Math Problem of the Week

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 11/05/2019 - 07:51
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Math Problem of the Week

Exam Problem

A section of an exam contains four True-False questions. A completed exam paper is selected at random, and the four answers are recorded. Assuming the outcomes to be equally likely, find the probability that at most one of the four answers is “True.”

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