Students and Parents,

After the nice short week last week, we’re finally getting into the groove of getting back to school and back to work! Both classes worked very hard this week, and I am pleased so far with their progress.

In Foundations of Geometry this week, we finished up Unit 1. We learned about angles mostly, including their structure, how to name them, and all the different types of angle pairs. These include: congruent angles, adjacent angles, complementary angles, supplementary angles, linear pairs, and vertical angles. Some of these pairs add up to 90 degrees, some add up to 180 degrees, and some are equal. Your students should know which ones are which! We reviewed for the Unit 1 test today in class. I will give the Unit 1 Test on Monday.

In Pre-Calculus this week, we finished up Unit 1 and took a test on Tuesday. The class average was an 81% and several students were able to replace their quiz grades from last week with their higher test grade! Remember, students can still re-take the Unit 1 test (they have until Wednesday, Sept. 18 to do so). On Wednesday, we began Unit 2, which is all about polynomials! In addition to beginning Unit 2, Mrs. Fehling and I presented our students with their first project: a logo design. We were able to bring in 4 clients who all have businesses/projects that need logos. First we brought in a graphic designer from the WF area to teach the students about how to use PhotoShop. Then the students heard from the 4 clients: BikeSmart-GrowSmart, The Walking School Bus, Parler Properties Real Estate, and MetLife Insurance. Each student should choose a client and create a logo that they think would best fit the client and his/her needs. The first draft of this logo is due FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. This can be on paper or on PhotoShop.

I hope that everyone has a safe weekend! Hope to see you at the Heritage High football game tonight!!! GO HUSKIES!

-Ms. Winstead-