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"It is clear that the chief end of mathematical study must be to make the students think."—John Wesley

 

Jada Webb, class of 2017 

 

 

 

05-28-18

to

 06-01-18  

 

 

HELLO, students and parents!

 

This is the 36th week of school and LAST week of the 2017-2018  school year. *cries inconsolably* Final exams continue this week (see schedule below).

 

Seniors have graduation practice the Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30AM in the practice gym.  Dress code will be enforced.  Seniors may return their iPad and charging cord and brick on Wednesday before or after graduation practice.

 

Underclassmen will return their iPads, charging cords and bricks on Thursday during school hours.

 

 

 

 

 

“School’s out for summer!”

 

–  Alice Cooper

 

(All chapter headings are from Korpi’s online curriculum, found at www.korpisworld.com)

 

PreAP Precal

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To enjoy and honor Memorial Day

Activity/Lessons:

Rest and Relaxation

Check for Understanding

Are you Relaxed? Appreciative?

 

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To take and ace the final exam

Activity/Lessons:

Final Exam

Check for Understanding

Final Exam

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To take and ace the final exam

Activity/Lessons:

Final Exam

Check for Understanding

Final Exam

 

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To take and ace the final exam

Activity/Lessons:

Final Exam

Check for Understanding

Final Exam

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 01, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To enjoy the first day of summer break

Activity/Lessons:

Pool cannonball

Check for Understanding

Did you get others wet?

 

 

AP Calculus AB

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To enjoy and honor Memorial Day

Activity/Lessons:

Rest and Relaxation

Check for Understanding

Are you Relaxed? Appreciative?

 

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To take and ace the final exam

Activity/Lessons:

Final Exam

Check for Understanding

Final Exam

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To take and ace the final exam

Activity/Lessons:

Final Exam

Check for Understanding

Final Exam

 

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To take and ace the final exam

Activity/Lessons:

Final Exam

Check for Understanding

Final Exam

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 01, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To enjoy the first day of summer break

Activity/Lessons:

Pool cannonball

Check for Understanding

Did you get others wet?

 

 

AP Calculus BC

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To enjoy and honor Memorial Day

Activity/Lessons:

Rest and Relaxation

Check for Understanding

Are you Relaxed? Appreciative?

 

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To take and ace the final exam

Activity/Lessons:

Final Exam

Check for Understanding

Final Exam

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To take and ace the final exam

Activity/Lessons:

Final Exam

Check for Understanding

Final Exam

 

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To take and ace the final exam

Activity/Lessons:

Final Exam

Check for Understanding

Final Exam

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 01, 2018

Content Objective:

TOOTLIFTS: To enjoy the first day of summer break

Activity/Lessons:

Pool cannonball

Check for Understanding

Did you get others wet?

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Happy Memorial Day!

As you celebrate today, remember all of those who have died in service of our great country, but realize, too, that more students have died this year as a result of school shootings than soldiers in our armed forces have perished in defense our those students’ right to attend a free, public, and what should be SAFE school.

  • Student/Staff Holiday!

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Happy Paper Clip Day!

  • Early Release at 1:00 (lunch served at 1:00 for those wanting it - buses run at 1:30)
  • All students will take their 2nd and 3rd period exams

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Happy National Creativity Day!

  • Early Release at 1:00 (lunch served at 1:00 for those wanting it - buses run at 1:30)
  • Juniors and Sophomores will take their 4th and 6th period exams
  • Senior iPad turn in between 8:50 and 9:30
  • Graduation practice from 9:30 - 12:50 in small gym at NBHS

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Happy National Smile Day!

  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • Juniors and Sophomores will take their 5th and 7th period exams and will turn in their iPads during 6th period
  • Senior Graduation Walk at elementary schools before school starts - students who signed up will get a reminder via their school email
  • 9:30 - Graduation practice in small gym at NBHS
  • 7:00 - Graduation at Strahan Coliseum! Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

 

Friday, June 01, 2018

Happy National Donut Day!

 

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Happy National Trails Day!

 

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Happy National Cancer Survivor’s Day!

 

 

 

 

NBHS Athletics Calendar

 

 

 

MATH BIO:

Jaime Escalante (December 31, 1930 – March 20, 2010).  Born in La Paz, Bolivia, the child of two teachers, Escalante became one of the most famous educators in America during the 1980s and 1990s. He left Bolivia in 1960s to seek a better life in the United States. An educator back at home, he had to work many odd jobs, teach himself English, and earn another college degree before he could return to the classroom.

 

His esteemed story stems from his time at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, where he consistently invigorated students with a passion for learning in his AP Calculus classes.  Taking the job in 1974, he found himself in a challenging situation: teaching math to troubled students in a rundown school known for violence and drugs. While some had dismissed the students as "unteachable," Escalante strove to reach his students and to get them to live up to their potential. In 1979, Escalante started an AP program at Garfield high and taught his first calculus class to five students; two passed the AP calculus test.  By 1981 the class had increased to 15 students, 14  passed the AP exam.  In 1982, the Educational Testing Service called into question the scores of the 14 students, who passed the exam, who were believed to have cheated.  Escalante protested, saying that the students had been disqualified because they were Hispanic and from a poor school.  Twelve of the 14 students agreed to retake the test and passed . . . again.  In 1983, 33 students took the exam and 30 passed.  In 1987 the program had escalated to its peak; 73 students passed the AB exam version and another 12 students passed the BC version of the AP Calculus Exam.

 

Escalante's classroom challenges and successes were the topic of much public discussion in 1988. That year his story was the subject of a book entitled Jaime Escalante: The Best Teacher in America and a film called Stand and Deliver starring James Edward Olmos. Both educators and students have found Escalante's work at Garfield inspiring.

 

After Garfield, Escalante taught at another high school in Sacramento. He did not seem to find the same level of success he had at his previous post. Escalante also received some criticism for lobbying against bilingual education in California schools. He retired from teaching in 1998.

 

Escalante has received many awards for his contributions to the field of education, including the Presidential Medal for Excellence and was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 1999.

 

MATH FACT:

In 1988 the movie Stand and Deliver was released and made Mr. Escalante a beloved icon in American education. In his own words, he is a "math teacher."  But for many in the Hispanic community, he continues to enlighten and bring a sense of hope - with ganas anything is possible.

 

After 35 years of teaching, Mr. Escalante retired in 1998.  Shortly thereafter, in June 1999, he was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. In 1988 he was presented with the Presidential Medal for Excellence in Education by President Ronald Reagan.

 

"Determination + Discipline + Hard Work = Way to Success"

 

Escalante died March, 20 2010 after a long struggle with cancer. He was 79 and is survived by his wife Fabiola, and their two sons.

 

MATH QUOTE

"We are all concerned about the future of American education. But as I tell my students, you do not enter the future -- you create the future. The future is created through hard work."— Jaime Escalante

 

“If you don't have the ganas, I will give it to you because I'm an expert. . . . We’re going to need a lot of Kleenexes.”—Stand and Deliver

 

LIMERICK:

Calculus is over, everyone’s still alive

Even though at times, you didn’t think you’d survive.

Before bidding adieu

There’s one thing left to do:

On Tuesday go out there & get you that 5!

 

 

 

Have a great week,

 

Kevin W. Korpi

 

New Braunfels High School

www.korpisworld.com

kkorpi@nbisd.org

 

 

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Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. Rigour should be a signal to the historian that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone elsewhere.--W.S. Anglin

 

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