Whitehorse High School

Archived Posts - September 2014

We Learn! (September 29-October 3)

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  • 9/27/14 |
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WHS Cross-Country hosted a home meet and lots of staff got involved! Students are looking after other people and our hallways by being responsible to report unsafe circumstances. Michael Flynn, lead of the Water Technology Development Laboratory at NASA, is coming to WHS to present. Mr. Flynn has over 23 years experience in the development of advanced life support system, astrobiology, and fundamental space biology. He has received two R&D 100 Awards, a Wright Brothers Medal, an Arch T. Calwell Merit Award, and 6 NASA Spotlight awards and four of his papers have bee …

We Learn! (September 22-26)

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  • 9/20/14 |
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The WHS Volleyball Team had several extra-ordinary games this weekend, winning against big schools like Bloomfield! Teachers unpacked Standard 5 and started to define what assessment and feedback looks / sounds / feels like. We are working to learn how we can empower young people to use assessment data to set goals and reflect on ways to improve achievement. Lots of parents attended PCCR Day and Hank Lee won the sheep! Thank you to the table presenters, XC team, Robin Henderson, Jacob Pollister, and WHS Faculty for making the day worthwhile. STUCO members enjoyed an op …

We Learn! (September 15-19)

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  • 9/13/14 |
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Homecoming Week was a lot of fun, thanks to STUCO members and Ms. Blue. After teachers observed others, they discussed objectives, teacher behaviors, student behaviors, assessment, and data. Thanks to Johanna Hofmeister, teachers walked away from professional development with at least 3 strategies AND ideas for using formative assessment data to design differentiated instruction. Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) Day is ready for student and parent guests, thanks to Robin Henderson and Jacob Pollister. Please join us on Wednesday, September 17, from 11 am to 7 pm. …

We Learn! (September 8-12)

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  • 9/6/14 |
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Our new concession stand served lots of people at the home football game September 5. Thank you to Clayton Long, Elsie Dee, and Debbie Benally for putting together the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Lii Ligai Booster Club successfully hosted the Back2School Dance on September 5. Young people reported having a good time and thank you to the parents who made this possible: Gladina Yanito, Lucinda Slim, Thomasina Holly, and Charissa Jones. Teachers unpacked the UT Teaching Effectiveness Standard 7 to explore various examples of effective and highly effective instructional strateg …

We Learn! (September 1-5)

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  • 9/1/14 |
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Over 350 parents and community members attended our Open House on August 28; it was great to visit with so many people interested in learning! Members of the Student Council are working with the faculty School Climate team to set up PSR2 cards, drawings and prizes. What do you do to be prepared, safe, responsible, and respectful every day? 54% of WHS students earned all A’s, B’s, and C’s last week; over the course of the week, several more students improved grades and got an ABC Pass. As long as young people continue to focus on learning all that is possibl …