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November 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Impact of the Walk for Africa - One Life to Make a Difference May Reach Close to $100,000

The joint service project by freshmen at Salem and Huntington High Schools still have some significant donations coming in. Sponsorships now are approaching $10,000. A few teachers sponsored many students and have not made the final tally to write their checks. Also a donor agreed to match teacher and staff donations at the two schools. We are now expecting to top $12,000 between the two.



By channeling those donations into specific funds that are matched five times by the U.S.… Continue

Added by Ray Moore on November 26, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

9th Grade Administrator Tip #4

Be sure to spend the correct amount of time visiting your 9th grade team meetings. So what is the correct amount of time?



1. It will vary depending on the situation. Strong, healthy, functioning teams will need less oversight/assistance from an administrator. However, I would suggest visiting even the strongest teams at least 1 time per week.



2. Newer teams or teams that are not functioning quite as well will probably need at least 2 or 3 visits per week until they are… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on November 22, 2009 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Assessment FOR Learning - Examples of using rubrics

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning on November 12, 2009.



Rubrics are a great way to help students learn from their mistakes and to assess their own knowledge (#5 and #6 of the 6 Key AFL Ideas).



In the typical high school… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on November 12, 2009 at 3:40pm — 2 Comments

What are your math tips for students who are enrolled in algebra and calculus classes?

Too many students of all ages struggle with math. I have discovered that math is the foundation for success in many professions. We need to all do our part to help students to succeed in math course. What are your tips for students who are enrolled in algebra and calculus classes? Do I have your permission to share your tips with students? Your tips can make a difference.

Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on November 9, 2009 at 10:22pm — 3 Comments

Huntington and Salem High Schools Partner To Save Some of the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

If you think your school might like to become a part of The Walk for Africa – One Life to Make a Difference in the future, look for the contact information at the bottom of this blog.



Freshman at Huntington High School in West Virginia and Salem High School in Virginia are partnering to answer the call to save suffering children. As many as 700 ninth graders will be walking on November 25, the day before Thanksgiving, to raise thousands of dollars to serve children in Africa… Continue

Added by Ray Moore on November 1, 2009 at 10:08pm — 5 Comments

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