Portfolio Ho!

by Mrs. Nilsen on May 5th, 2013

Weekly Homeroom News 4/29 - 5/3

Homeroom's been a busy place as of late.  We are nearing the end of the school year (inner voice in my head says, "no...no we're not...We can't be!....I can't think that now or I might cry!!") and for our Seniors that means we're cranking out our Portfolios.  Portfolios are a fantastic way for students to reflect on their work.  They help us facilitate the mission of our school - teaching students to be life-long learners, assessing their skills and applying knowledge both in and outside the classroom.

We've just completed our Essential Knowledge Section and worked this past week on "Communication."  For the Communication Section, students are to pick a piece of evidence that shows they are a good communicator. Be that a letter, an essay, or another piece of work, students will choose one piece and write a reflection explaining how the evidence shows they are proficient for their grade level at communication.  


Monday, May 6
  • Last SCRIP Order Due
Tuesday, May 7
  • Subway Lunch orders due no later than 3:00 p.m
  • Homework Club 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Leadership Meeting 3:00 - 3:45 pm
Wednesday, May 8
  • Early Release @ 1:00 p.m
  • Pizza orders due no later than 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 9
  • MRA Accreditation
Friday, May 10
  • Ladies Tea 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Set up for Scholastic Book Fair
  • Homework Club 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • 8th Grade Book Group 3:10 - 4:00 p.m
Future Dates:

  • May 6th, Last Scrip Order Due
  • May 6th, 3:15 p.m. Booster Meeting
  • May 8th, Teacher Appreciation Lunch
  • May 9th:  MRA Accreditation Day
  • May 10th, 8:15 a.m. Ladies Tea
  • May 10th, 3:15 p.m. 8th Grade Graduation Parent Meeting
  • May 13th to 17th, Scholastic Book Fair
  • May 14th, 6:30 p.m. MRA Board Meeting
  • May 17th—, 4:30 p.m.  Music/Art/Lit. Showcase
  • May 27th, Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30th, 8:15 a.m. Volunteer Appreciation Brunch
  • May 31st, Teacher Workday, No School
  • June 5th, Bump Day
  • June 7th, 8:15 a.m.  Doughnuts for the Guys
  • June 7th:  MRA End of the Year Dance
  • June 8th, 10:00 a.m. MRA Garden Party
  • June 12th, 8th Grade Graduation , 12:15 p.m.  for the school, 7:00 p.m Formal Graduation
  • June 13th, MRA Field Day
  • June 14th, Last day of School, Students Released at 1:00 p.m.

Posted in Homeroom Updates    Tagged with Portfolios, Final projects, Hands-on, Leadership


Kayla Meyer - June 10th, 2013 at 10:05 PM
I've learned a lots this year that I think I could make it next year probely all by my self. So thank you a lote for all your help this year. You have really helped me out a lote.

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