Teacher Honored as International Leader

Congratulation to Debra Shapiro, a technology education teacher at Forest Glen Middle School, who was recently recognized as an Emerging Leader at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) for her outstanding performance, leadership, and accomplishments in the field of technology and engineering education.

ITEEA’s Emerging Leader honor is a coveted mark of distinction in technology and engineering education. It recognizes technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators who have demonstrated a high level of competence and professional activity in the field of technology and engineering education.

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Homework & Information Thurs 3/23

Sign up for Remind. Check it out on remind.com. Use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

1st block – Remind code: @stoneblk1  Mutations Quiz next class.

3rd block – Remind code: @stoneblk3  Mutations Quiz next class.  Bring your textbook next class.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  Mutations Quiz on Mon 3/27.

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VRS Offering Two Seminars

Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 6 at Tidewater Community College, Regional Workforce Development Center, located at 7000 College Drive in Suffolk.

The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is hosting two sessions for to members and their guests.

Link here for a flyer with the information below.

Nearing Retirement Workshop:

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 *
  • 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tidewater Community College, Regional Workforce Development Center
  • 7000 College Drive, Suffolk VA  23435
  • (757) 822-1162

    * Program delivery is subject to adequate registration levels.

Planning to retire within the next five years? During this half-day workshop, industry professionals will share information to help you better prepare for the transition to retirement. Featured topics include social and psychological changes that accompany retirement, how to determine retirement costs and timing your Social Security benefit.

 

Are You Ready  to Retire? 

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 *
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tidewater Community College, Regional Workforce Development Center
  • 7000 College Drive, Suffolk VA  23435
  • (757) 822-1162

    * Program delivery is subject to adequate registration levels.

This presentation for current Plan 1 and Plan 2 members (hired before January 1, 2014) who are within five years of retirement guides you through important retirement decisions (such as when to retire and selecting a benefit payout option). Other topics include using myVRS and benefits after retirement.

 

To register for a VRS Session, visit our website at http://www.varetire.org/members/education/index.asp

You can register via e-mail-just click on the link provided.

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Spring Sports Team Pictures

The remainder of the Spring Sports pictures will be taken immediately following school on Friday, March 24, 2017. Those teams include: Track, Girls’ Tennis, JV Baseball & JV Softball.

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Congratulations to the LHS All-City Band Participants

Congratulations to the following LHS students on their selection to participate in the All-City Band 2017: Flute -Tia Wells; Clarinet – Hubert Chambers, Janita Parker, Jameka Parker; Bass Clarinet – Adele Ruffin;  Alto Saxophone – Tyshaun Harris; Trumpet – Keshawn Spencer; Trombone – Jordan Darden, Kendell Robertson; Baritione – Jalen Jones; Tuba – Savion McGlone; Percussion – Benjamin Blount.

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March of Dimes Walk and T-shirt Sale!

The 2017 March of Dimes walk will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Constance Wharf Marina, 100 East Constance Road Suffolk, VA 23434.  It is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM, but please be there by 9:15 if you want to be in our JYMS team picture.
Whether you walk or not, you can support this cause by ordering a 2017 JYMS Walk 4 Babies T-shirt.
Click here for more details on how to order your 2017 March of Dimes T-shirt or just to read all the details on how to join this years walk.Walk Shirt Pic Only
Orders for the March for Babies T-shirts (which cost between $10 – $19 each) must be turned in an paid for by Tuesday, March 28.  To order, please contact Tina Klein at  christinaklein@spsk12.net or (757) 923-4105.
If you’d like to know more about the March of Dimes Organization and the walk itself, simply click on the picture below.

 

March of Dimes Story

 

 

 

 

 

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3/23/17-Homework

BLOCKS 1, 2, and 3-Study/Practice for benchmark test tomorrow.

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Watch Here for Updated Info on 2017 Summer Learning Opportunities

Information will be updated here regularly to inform students about Summer Learning Opportunities for the Summer of 2017.  Many deadlines are just weeks away.

 

William & Mary Courses in Law for High School Students

The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT), at the College of William & Mary Law School, in conjunction with the Center for Gifted Education at the William & Mary School of Education, provides interactive and thought-provoking classes for high school students.  Fred Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director, CLCT, exposes high school students to basic topics in law such as what is the law, how it is made, how judges can change the law, and how to resolve disputes.

Courses include Introduction to U.S. Law, Introduction to Torts, Introduction to Evidence, Introduction to U.S. Law, and Introduction to Search & Seizure.

Link to program info:  http://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/announcements/2017-courses-in-law-for-gifted-high-school-students.php


2017 Cybersecurity Summer Academy at NSU
The Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IAREDI) at Norfolk State University is hosting a one week Cybersecurity summer academy for high school students (rising 9th through 12th graders), from June 19 – June 23, 2017. Camp hours are 9:00 am through 4:00 pm. The event is sponsored by the Department of Energy, and the goal of this program is to increase Cybersecurity awareness among high school students and introduce them to cyber security professions. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of cyber security professionals in the nation as currently the USA has a shortage of Cybersecurity professionals in the workplace.

United States Naval Academy — Summer STEM Programs held June 2017 .. click for more info

For rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.  Application deadline is April 15.


Christopher Newport University’s Summer Humanities Instituteclick for more info

Application Deadline – March 15


 

Join Education Unlimited® for a residential summer program on a prestigious college campus this summer. Make lifelong memories with new and old friends, gain access to the very best instructors and learn from an exciting, dynamic curriculum not typically offered in school year institutions.

Link for more information: https://www.educationunlimited.com/pages/all_camps_summary


TCC  is offering summer camps for grades 3-12.  Please see the link below for more information.

https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps


Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts offers 3 programs this summer for students ages 6 and up.  See the link below for more information.

http://www.suffolkcenter.org/classescamps/summer-camps/


 

Girls Inc. is sponsoring a co-ed summer camp in the Hampton Roads area.  See the link below for more information.

http://girlsincofgreaterpen.com/summer-camp-2016-registration-now-open/


 

The Governor’s School for the Arts is hosting summer camps throughout the month of July.  Please see the link below for more information and costs.

http://www.gsarts.net/index.php/29-gsa/141-summer-art-camp


 

The Big Blue Summer Camp is an 8-week day camp for boys and girls ages 6-12 and is an American Camp Association® accredited camp. Big Blue Summer Camp focuses on helping campers develop friendship skills, independence, teamwork, family citizenship, competence, interest in exploration, responsibility, affinity for nature and confidence in problem solving. Every week campers will participate in the following activities: swimming, rock-wall, arts & crafts, and general fun & games. Some weeks will include a field trip to some local attractions. See the link below for more information.

https://www.odu.edu/partnerships/community/summercamps/bigbluecamp


 

Hampton University is the setting for over 21 special programs during the summer. These programs provide valuable enrichment and academic opportunities for participants of all ages. Some programs are day camps and other are residential.  A fee may be required for some programs.  Please see the link below for more information about each program.

http://www.hamptonu.edu/academics/summer/programs.cfm


 

Summer STEAM is a free, one-week, residential academy intended to inspire and expose rising 6th-8th grade students drawn from across the Commonwealth of Virginia to STEAM content, applied learning, and leadership developing opportunities.

https://vasteam.org/summer-steam/about-summer-steam/

 


  • Governor’s School Summer Residential Academies for 2017 … click for more info
  • Each high school selects applicants before February 2017. 
  • BLAST 2017 Summer Program     … click for more info
    The Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) Program goal is to increase students’ curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The program is for current 8th and 9th graders with STEM interests who have a C+ or greater grade point average (2.3 or greater).  Participants may attend BLAST only one time.  There is no charge for either of the two three day programs which will tale place at Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech.  Applications are due by Feb. 6.  For more information, visit http://blast.spacegrant.org/

 

Phillips Academy Andover Summer Session     This 5-week academic program takes place on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.  Participants may choose from among 60 courses.  Hybrid and online programs are also available.  For more information and to apply go to www.andover.edu/summer.

Duke University Summer Session  2017     Current 10th and 11th graders may consider applying for this month-long summer session that will take place in July 2017.  For more information, visit the Duke University Summer Session 2017 website or contact Nicki Charles, Ed.D at nicki.charles@duke.edu.

2017 High School Diplomats Program     Current sophomores and Juniors may apply for this 10-day “cultural exchange program”  that will take place on July 25th-August 5th on the campus of Princeton University.  For more information and to apply go to www.highschooldiplomats.com.

Experiment Leadership Institute 2017     There are two opportunities:  1) India Public Health and Community Development; and 2) South Africa Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights.  Both programs develop and enhance leadership skills, language skills, and problem-solving skills as well as cultivate global competency and a complex understanding of the world.  Both programs are fully funded and take place over a six-week period in the summer of 2017.  Rising seniors may apply but must not be older than 18 years old at the time of the exchange.  The application deadline is January 18th.  For more information go to experiment@worldlearning.org or call 1-800-345-2929.

Experiment Summer Abroad 2017     There are 30 programs in 24 countries.  Two new programs are:  1) India Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Social Justice.  Participants will learn about modern and traditional healthcare practices and health care access. 2) Brazil Culture and Environmental Sustainability. Participating students learn about Brazil’s culture as well as about the opportunities and challenges facing sustainability and environmental conservation. Both programs develop and enhance leadership skills, language skills, and problem-solving skills as well as cultivate global competency and a complex understanding of the word.  The application deadline is January 18th.  For more information go to experiment@worldlearning.org or call 1-800-345-2929.

 

Deadlines Expired:

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Thursday, March 23

Block 1 – Study for Benchmark tomorrow – New 1-subject notebook by Monday, April 3

Block 2 – Study for Benchmark tomorrow

Block 3 – Study for Benchmark tomorrow – New 1-subject notebook by Monday, April 3

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Announcements 3-23-17

Join us at Sweet Frog tonight, Thursday, March 23 from 3:00 – 10:00 pm. to support our ROTC and help build the sanitation station in Guatemala. Simply come in and tell the cashier that you are with the Nansemond River ROTC to help support the cause!

Attention E-Sports Club Members:  If you missed the Remind that was sent out earlier this week, there will NOT be an E-Sports Club meeting this week. The next meeting will be Thursday, March 30 in room 114 during the regularly scheduled time. If you have any questions, see Ms. Kemp or Jack Chen.

The Science Club will meet Tuesday, March 28 at 3:10 pm in Room 219. It is important that all members attend the meeting.

In an effort to be consistent in dress expectations, we will use the “finger tip length when hands are held normally at the sides” rule for rips and tears in jeans where skin is exposed. This still allows you the choice to wear fashionable ripped jeans and is better aligned with the “finger tip” expectation that is used for dresses, shorts, etc. This idea came from a Senior, and we certainly appreciate the input.

Attention Seniors that are planning to go to Tidewater Community College: The time has come to apply and complete your FAFSA, The deadline is April 1st. Stop by Guidance starting Monday, March 20 to see Mrs. Foster to complete your application and FAFSA as soon as possible.

Attention Seniors: we have extended the turn in date for your National Signing Day Field Trip Permission slip. You must have your acceptance letter with the permission slip turned in by Monday, March 27 along with your T-shirt size. See Mrs. Foster in Guidance with any questions.

Are you thinking of studying a career in Electronics, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Robotics, or Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning? Here’s your opportunity to attend a field trip to get a hands-on experience in those careers. Get your permission slip now to attend the Paul D. Camp Career Exploration Day on March 31, 2017. This all-day trip will include lunch along with the opportunity to grow and learn about your potential career. Pick up a permission slip outside of Room123 (Mrs. Smith’s room). Only the first 20 students can attend so get your form in fast!

Juniors: We are having a Junior Planning Night to help you and your parents navigate through the college/career process. Please come out on Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Library. Door prizes will be awarded!

Attention students: If you are interested in taking a Dual Credit class next year, please see your counselor to sign up for the placement test that will be given on Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27. This may include DC classes that we weren’t able to offer this year so please sign up for what you need.

The next Red Cross Blood Drive is Friday, March 24. Students and teachers who wish to donate blood can sign up today in the cafeteria during lunch shifts.

Attention Seniors, Early Grads and Term Grads: Please be reminded that if you are planning to graduate this year (June or August), you must have 50 hours of community service completed. The appropriate form must be turned in by May 1, 2017. Forms can be picked up in the Guidance Office.

Attention Seniors: The ACCESS College Foundation’s Scholarship is now available. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply. English teachers will be providing an application to those who meet the requirements. Any applications turned into Mrs. Foster on or before the priority deadline date of April 3, 2017 will also make you eligible for another pool of scholarships from several local sponsors.

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March 23, 2017

Benchmark #3 is tomorrow. Please make sure you study your notes and your study guide. Please remember to bring a pencil to the test.

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3/23

8-1 Practice (even)

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Early Start Shapes and Colors Fair

IMG_5833Early Start students learned about Shapes and Colors with The Oakland Resource Team.  They celebrated shapes in music, art, library, and movement.

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Homework & Information Wed 3/22

Sign up for Remind. Check it out on remind.com. Use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

2nd block – Remind code: @stoneblk2  No homework.

4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4  No homework.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  If needed, finish the Mutations ws and p387 #18-25.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1st and 3rd block received their student detailed report today.  Parents, please go over this report with your child, sign it and return for a homework credit.  2nd block students received theirs yesterday – thanks for your support!!

Chapter 8 Quiz (Spanish-American War and World War I) pushed to Friday, 3-24th.

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DECA presents Beyond the Lights Fashion Show 4-6-17

Nansemond River High DECA is sponsoring “Beyond the Lights” Fashion Show on April 6 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

BTL Prom Fashion Show

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Wednesday, March 22

Block 1 – Study for Benchmark (Friday)

Block 2 – Percent Word Problems #5 – 9 – Daily Review Day 4

Block 3 – Bell Ringer for Thursday – Study for Benchmark (Friday)

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ASL Presentation of “Candy Land”

CL

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March 21 – 24

  1. Complete Class work – Non-fiction Questions (see previous lesson for questions)
  2. Research for Persuasive Essay
    1. In the Literature book, turn to page R21.
      1. What is a claim?
      2. What is the difference between a reason and a piece of evidence?
      3. What is a counterclaim?
    2. Read the article in the right column of the page. In your notes, identify the following parts of the essay:
      1. Claim
      2. Reason
      3. Evidence
      4. Counterclaim
    3. Research Class work
      1. You will be writing an essay on mandatory volunteering. I have created a packet of eight articles which we are using in class. You can also access these articles through EBSCO on your student portal.  The articles are numbered in this order:
        1. B. “Mandatory volunteering: An oxymoron or a valuable lesson.” Christian Science Monitor 26 Apr. 1996: 11. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        2. Camille, Ross. “Volunteering a labour of true love for teens.” Toronto Star (Canada) n.d.: Newspaper Source. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        3. Diconsiglio, John. “Volunteer…Or Else!.” Scholastic Update 130.5 (1997): 19. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        4. “Even When It’s Mandatory, Volunteering Is Good For Kids.” Maclean’s 125.35 (2012): 4. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        5. “Giving Freely Or Free Labor?.” Know Your World Extra 40.7 (2007): 8. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        6. Laurie Monsebraaten Toronto, Star. “Teen ‘volunteers’ not all that eager.” Toronto Star (Canada) n.d.: Newspaper Source. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        7. “Teens can do it.” Toronto Star (Canada) n.d.: Newspaper Source. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        8. Tess Kalinowski Toronto, Star. “Mandatory volunteering doesn’t help, expert says.” Toronto Star (Canada) 10 Nov. 2015: Newspaper Source. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
      2. For the classwork, complete the following questions for each article:
        1. The claim of the article
        2. Paraphrase at least two pieces of evidence.
        3. Identify the publication source.
      3. For example, the first article’s information should look like this:

Article 1:

  1. Claim: Requiring students to volunteer is controversial, and it may be a better option to connect it with a class.
  2. Evidence:
    1. Boston schools made community service voluntary in 1995.
    2. Students should have more volunteering options, according to John Fischetti, a professor at University of Louisville.
    3. The National Association of Secondary School Principals recommend students should receive class credit for service.
  3. Source: Christian Science Monitor, April 1996
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Announcements 3-22-17

A big congratulations goes out to the Girls’ Tennis team for their 9-0 victory over Hickory yesterday. Big wins were posted from the three seniors, Erin Bonney, Ariana Samuel and Mackenzie Roach. Player of the Match honors go to Junior Hannah Ramey for an incredible comeback and consistently getting better the match progressed. The Coach’s Award goes to Myka Brown for always being a positive teammate. Good job ladies!

Congratulations to the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team for their win over Hickory, 2-1.

Mr. Bartholomew would like to recognize Destiny Camarillo, Haley Crippen and Kelsey Hoch for earning one of only 13 invitations to the live State Championship round in the Governor’s Challenge in Personal Finance to be held April 26 at VCU.  Their invitation was based on their high team score on the comprehensive Personal Finance test. Congratulations and good luck, Destiny, Haley and Kelsey!

In an effort to be consistent in dress expectations, we will use the “finger tip length when hands are held normally at the sides” rule for rips and tears in jeans where skin is exposed. This still allows you the choice to wear fashionable ripped jeans and is better aligned with the “finger tip” expectation that is used for dresses, shorts, etc. This idea came from a Senior, and we certainly appreciate the input.

NRHS Marching Band will practice Monday – Thursday from 3:05 – 6:15 pm. Everyone needs to be on time. This practice is for everyone who is participating in spring band. See Mr. Woodis for any additional information.

All Gospel Choir members that are interested in earning more community service hours: please see Gospel Choir President Andre Gibson or Assistant Gospel Choir President Kaliah Little for more information.

Attention Seniors that are planning to go to Tidewater Community College: The time has come to apply and complete your FAFSA, The deadline is April 1st. Stop by Guidance starting Monday, March 20 to see Mrs. Foster to complete your application and FAFSA as soon as possible.

Attention Seniors: we have extended the turn in date for your National Signing Day Field Trip Permission slip. You must have your acceptance letter with the permission slip turned in by Monday, March 27 along with your T-shirt size. See Mrs. Foster in Guidance with any questions.

Are you thinking of studying a career in Electronics, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Robotics, or Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning? Here’s your opportunity to attend a field trip to get a hands-on experience in those careers. Get your permission slip now to attend the Paul D. Camp Career Exploration Day on March 31, 2017. This all-day trip will include lunch along with the opportunity to grow and learn about your potential career. Pick up a permission slip outside of Room123 (Mrs. Smith’s room). Only the first 20 students can attend so get your form in fast!

Join us at Sweet Frog on Thursday, March 23 from 3:00 – 10:00 pm to support our ROTC and help build the sanitation station in Guatemala. Simply come in and tell the cashier that you are with the Nansemond River ROTC to help support the cause!

Juniors: We are having a Junior Planning Night to help you and your parents navigate through the college/career process. Please come out on Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Library. Door prizes will be awarded!

Attention students: If you are interested in taking a Dual Credit class next year, please see your counselor to sign up for the placement test that will be given on Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27.

The next Red Cross Blood Drive is Friday, March 24. Students and teachers who wish to donate blood can sign up today in the cafeteria during lunch shifts.

Attention Seniors, Early Grads and Term Grads: Please be reminded that if you are planning to graduate this year (June or August), you must have 50 hours of community service completed. The appropriate form must be turned in by May 1, 2017. Forms can be picked up in the Guidance Office.

Attention Seniors: The ACCESS College Foundation’s Scholarship is now available. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply. English teachers will be providing an application to those who meet the requirements. Any applications turned into Mrs. Foster on or before the priority deadline date of April 3, 2017 will also make you eligible for another pool of scholarships from several local sponsors.

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