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May 24, 2014

World War II and Wrapping up the Year

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:U.S. History (Modified)

Students will be taking their unit test this upcoming Tuesday on World War II. Once finished, we will be going through the 50s-80s in a rather fun way; we will be taking Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" and examining each element in their. From there, we will examine the fall of the Communist Block, the Clinton Administration, the George W. Bush Administration, and the Obama Administration. We will take on one issue each day through video, song, and a presentation put together by our own Sam Lyke.  For extra credit, Sam put together a presentation that takes us from the Korean War and the beginning of the Cold War to modern day.

There will be an oral assessment in the form of a class discussion to check for understanding, but there will be no formal test after our World War II Test.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

May 24, 2014

World War II and Wrapping Up the Year

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:U.S. History

Students will be taking their unit test this upcoming Tuesday on World War II. Once finished, we will be going through the 50s-80s in a rather fun way; we will be taking Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" and examining each element in their. From there, we will examine the fall of the Communist Block, the Clinton Administration, the George W. Bush Administration, and the Obama Administration. We will take on one issue each day through video, song, and a presentation put together by our own Sam Lyke.  For extra credit, Sam put together a presentation that takes us from the Korean War and the beginning of the Cold War to modern day.

There will be an oral assessment in the form of a class discussion to check for understanding, but there will be no formal test after our World War II Test.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

May 24, 2014

Wrapping Up the Year

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:World History (Modified)

Students will be taking their assessment on the Middle Ages on Tuesday. Students will be using the presentations of other students as notes for the test. After the students are finished with that, we are finished with our scope and sequence for the year. For the rest of the school year, we will switch to world issues in the modern day. We will be discussing issues such as Syria, the upcoming 2014 and 2016 elections, and some local issues plaguing the city of Las Vegas. Each day, we will be taking on a new issue.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

May 24, 2014

World War II Test and Wrapping up the Year

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:Middle School U.S. History Modified

Students will be taking their unit test this upcoming Tuesday on World War II. Once finished, we will be going through the 50s-80s in a rather fun way; we will be taking Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" and examining each element in their. From there, we will examine the fall of the Communist Block, the Clinton Administration, the George W. Bush Administration, and the Obama Administration. We will take on one issue each day through video, song, and a presentation put together by our own Sam Lyke.  For extra credit, Sam put together a presentation that takes us from the Korean War and the beginning of the Cold War to modern day.

There will be an oral assessment in the form of a class discussion to check for understanding, but there will be no formal test after our World War II Test.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

May 24, 2014

Similar Polygons

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:Geometry Modified

This week, students continue to work on similar polygons. Students will move through the lesson at their own pace and finish as much as possible. I will be working one-on-one with students throughout the rest of the school year. Students will not be penalized for the work they don't complete if they are working to the best of their ability for the rest of the school year.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

May 24, 2014

International Government and Cumulative Assessment

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:U.S. Government

Students will be wrapping up their unit on International Government by Wednesday. Thursday and Friday, they will be reviewing what they have learned throughout the year. Friday they will start their cumulative exam. The exam will be worth four times the normal exam. It will be open note. The exam questions will be taken from previous tests completed throughout the year. Students can work on the test for half the class on Friday and Monday. They may also complete it over the weekend if they wish.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

 

May 24, 2014

Wrapping up the Year

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:World History

Students will be taking their assessment on the Middle Ages on Tuesday. Students will be using the presentations of other students as notes for the test. After the students are finished with that, we are finished with our scope and sequence for the year. For the rest of the school year, we will switch to world issues in the modern day. We will be discussing issues such as Syria, the upcoming 2014 and 2016 elections, and some local issues plaguing the city of Las Vegas. Each day, we will be taking on a new issue.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

May 24, 2014

Golden Eagles and Soaring Eagles for May

from:Administrator

to:All Students

Hello everyone. Once again, a majority of our students have earned honors as Golden Eagles or Soaring Eagles. Golden Eagles will have free dress for the three days that we will be in school in June. Soaring Eagles will have free dress on the last day of school. 

Congratulations to the following students for their "A" behavior for the month.

Lower School Golden Eagles
Shirley Chang
Greyson West
Allen Barrera
Nicole Taylor
Sean Bloom
Holly Clarich
Samantha Meza
Bobby Marshall
Bogdan Moretti
Victoria Ortiz
Dylan Rice
William Shook
Hayden Schroyer
Ryan Werner

Upper School Golden Eagles
Adam Franzen
Blake Pahor
Carrie Peck
Casey Schleidt
Chris Maul
Donald Hatch
Dylan Van Vooren
Eric Clash
Gabe Menchaca
Haydn Haycocks
Isabella Liguori
Jack Hager
Jack Klotz
Jason Peck
JM Lauver
Jordan Kaufer
Joshua Ditmore
Kiki Bull
Kristian Rice
Kyle Booth
Kyle White
Liam Kalson
Matthew Murakami
Nick Dugan
Nick Susie
Omar Carrillo
Ryan Eckroth
Sam Lyke
Wyatt Shoemaker
Zachary Sims
Sydney Bigger

 

Lower School Soaring Eagles

Matthew King
Elijah Thorn
Evan Smith

Upper School Soaring Eagles
Antonio Morales
Madison Cababe
Sarah Sutherland
Sydney Sims
Tyler Kern
Zane Sherman
Daylon Pearson
Ross Fink
Carlos Ambriz
Jaedah Sherman

May 24, 2014

Upcoming Events for the Calendar Year

from:Administrator

to:All Students

Hello everyone. I just wanted to post an update on the goings on for the rest of the school year. Students are off Monday in celebration of Memorial Day. Tuesday, I will be off-campus, but it will be business as usual; classes continue. Wednesday, at noon, Mrs. McCluney's Creative Writing class will be hosting their Animated Film Festival. Students in the Creative Writing class will be showing their animated films to the entire student body. Parents are welcome. Seniors will be practicing for graduation on Wednesday morning at 8:00, Thursday at noon, and Friday morning again at 8:00. Graduatioin is scheduled for 1 p.m. Our keynote speaker is Mayor Carolyn Goodman; a pioneer in the field of education, she founded the Meadows School in 1984. We look forward to seeing the extended families of our seniors. If you are interested in coming to the graduation, please let us know. Seating will be limited, but we would like to accommodate you if you are interested.

The next week, students will be wrapping up their academics the morning and early afternoon of June 2. At 1:30, Mrs. McCluney's Theater Arts class will be performing their final play. Again, all are welcome. June 3 is the Upper School field day. Ms. Ortega and Ms. Best will be teaming up to incorporate international sports into the mix. The sport activities will take place in the morning. Once the afternoon sun kicks in, students will be brought inside and will watch a movie of their choice, (Student Senate leaders will be taking a poll on which movie to watch). June 4th is a half day; however, we will be serving lunch as usual.  Yearbooks will be distributed in the morning and students will have sufficient time to exchange signatures. Students will then come back into the classroom and play educational games. They will rotate every 25 minutes and play a different game. Students will be dismissed after lunch at 11:55. There will be no Aftercare on June 4th. 

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming two weeks, please send me an email or give me a call.

May 15, 2014

Area and Volume Continued

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:Geometry

This week, most students are continuing with the final unit on Area and Volume. We have touched on these concepts previously, but this next unit will incorporate word problems and more practical problems. Students will be tackling problems associated with building and construction, geographical concepts, and horticultural and agriculture.

If you have any questions about the upcoming lessons,please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.
 

May 15, 2014

State Government and International Government

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:U.S. Government (Modified)

Students will be finishing up their unit on State Government this week and moving on to International Government. That will be our final unit for the school year. Students will be working out of the textbook to start with and then will move on to projects associated with a a country other than the United States. Students will look at the various aspects of government including the type of government, the country's leaders and how they are elected, and different branches of government. Students also will be comparing and contrasting their government of choice with that of the United States.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org

May 15, 2014

Wrapping up the Middle Ages and the School Year

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:World History (Modified)

Students are presenting their projects on the Middle Ages this week. Students have tackled the Crusades, peasant housing, geography, education, technology, and Black Death. This upcoming week, students will be reviewing elements of the Middle Ages and we will have a unit test on the subject on May 27. That last week, we will be reviewing everything that we have covered for the entire year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

May 15, 2014

The Great Depression and World War II

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:Middle School U.S. History Modified

We are winding down our unit on the Great Depression and will be picking up another unit on World War II. We will be incorporating videos, presentations, our textbook, and review games into the mix of learning tools. We should be wrapping up our unit on World War II by the end of next week. We should be having our test on May 27. We will be playing review games the week of May 20. For those students going on the Disneyland trip, they might have to do some studying at home.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to drop me a note.

May 15, 2014

Similar Polygons

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:Geometry Modified

Students will be continuing their work finishing up Geometry custom. Students are working at their own pace and trying to complete math goals set for themselves. The hope is that everyone can finish similar polygons by the end of the school year.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

May 15, 2014

Finishing State Government and Moving to International Government

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:U.S. Government

Students will be finishing up their unit on State Government this week and moving on to International Government. That will be our final unit for the school year. Students will be working out of the textbook to start with and then will move on to projects associated with a a country other than the United States. Students will look at the various aspects of government including the type of government, the country's leaders and how they are elected, and different branches of government. Students also will be comparing and contrasting their government of choice with that of the United States.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

May 15, 2014

Wrapping up the Middle Ages and the School Year

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:World History

Students are presenting their projects on the Middle Ages this week. Students have tackled the Crusades, peasant housing, geography, education, technology, and Black Death. This upcoming week, students will be reviewing elements of the Middle Ages and we will have a unit test on the subject on May 27. That last week, we will be reviewing everything that we have covered for the entire year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

 

May 12, 2014

Upcoming Week

from:Administrator

to:All Students

The days are ticking away for this school year. This will be the last full week of school for students. May 19 is a staff development day for teachers, and the following Monday is Memorial Day. The first week in June, students will be going to school full days Monday and Tuesday and a half day on Wednesday. If you have any questions about this school's year's schedule, please respond to this email.

The highlight of the week this week is our Science Fair. Mr. Turnbull has worked extremely hard putting together a group of reputable scientists to serve as judges for the fair. Mr. Turnbull and Mr. Boettner's Science classes have worked diligently on their projects over the past month, and I cannot wait to see the fruits of their labor. The Science Fair is set to run from noon-2:30.

Mrs. McCluney's Life Skills class will be going on their final field trip for this year. They will be headed to Opus Too at the Art Institutes of Las Vegas. They will be learning proper table etiquette.

Today, (Monday) Golden Eagles who have chosen ice skating as their incentive will be going  to the Las Vegas Ice Center. Vans will be leaving just before noon. Students who are going on the trip may bring jeans or other more comfortable clothes to change into during lunch if they wish to do so, but this is not a free dress day.

We are looking at a proposed schedule for next year. Please look for an email over this next week on the subject. We are interested in your feedback. Speaking of feedback, as we get closer to the end of the year, we will be sending out surveys to parents, staff, and students regarding a variety of subjects. I will let you know in a weekly email when we will be sending those out. Again, as always, we welcome and treasure your feedback.  We realize that education is a team effort and that everyone plays a significant role. We thank you for all you have done in that role and look forward to working with you again next year.

As usual, if you have questions regarding the contents of this email, or on anything else, please feel free to email, call, or stop by.

May 07, 2014

Middle Ages

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:All Students

 

Students have embarked on projects associated with the Middle Ages. Students will complete projects on science and technology, the Crusades, architecture, feudalism, Black Death, and key historical figures in Medieval times.  Sprinkled in with the projects, we will be watching videos and discussing key aspects of the Middle Ages. The discussions should help guide students with their projects.

If you have any questions or concerns about the projects or this final unit, please feel free to drop me a line at bidellb@nhalv.org.
 

 

May 07, 2014

Area and Volume

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:Geometry

This week, most students are delving into Area and Volume. We have touched on these concepts previously, but this next unit will incorporate word problems and more practical problems. Students will be tackling problems associated with building and construction, geographical concepts, and horticultural and agriculture.

If you have any questions about the upcoming lessons,please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

May 07, 2014

World War I and the Great Depression

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:U.S. History (Modified)

Students have taken their unit test on World War I and are moving right into the Great Depression. We will start out talking about the connection between World War I, the Roaring 20s, and the Great Depression. We should be done with our mini-unit by mid-week next week, wrapping it up on Friday with another unit test.

If you have any questions or concerns about our unit, or about anything related to U.S. History, please feel free to drop me an email.
 

May 07, 2014

World War I and the Great Depression

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:U.S. History

 

Students have taken their unit test on World War I and are moving right into the Great Depression. We will start out talking about the connection between World War I, the Roaring 20s, and the Great Depression. We should be done with our mini-unit by mid-week next week, wrapping it up on Friday with another unit test.

If you have any questions or concerns about our unit, or about anything related to U.S. History, please feel free to drop me an email.
 

 

May 07, 2014

Judicial Branch Test and Unit on State Government

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:U.S. Government (Modified)

 

Students take their unit test on the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government this week. Most students have a pretty good understanding of key concepts. I am very pleased with their progress.

Once the test is complete, we will move on to our unit on state and local government, focusing on Nevada. The pre-assessment will be an oral discussion. The post assessment will be a test next week.

If you have any questions about any of the curriculum associated with U.S. Government, please feel free to send me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.
 

May 07, 2014

World War I and the Great Depression

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:Middle School U.S. History Modified

Students have taken their unit test on World War I and are moving right into the Great Depression. We will start out talking about the connection between World War I, the Roaring 20s, and the Great Depression. We should be done with our mini-unit by mid-week next week, wrapping it up on Friday with another unit test.

If you have any questions or concerns about our unit, or about anything related to U.S. History, please feel free to drop me an email.

May 07, 2014

Area and Volume

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:Geometry Modified

This week, most students are delving into Area and Volume. We have touched on these concepts previously, but this next unit will incorporate word problems and more practical problems. Students will be tackling problems associated with building and construction, geographical concepts, and horticultural and agriculture.

If you have any questions about the upcoming lessons,please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.
 

May 07, 2014

Judicial Branch Test and State Government

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:U.S. Government

Students take their unit test on the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government this week. Most students have a pretty good understanding of key concepts. I am very pleased with their progress.

Once the test is complete, we will move on to our unit on state and local government, focusing on Nevada. The pre-assessment will be an oral discussion. The post assessment will be a test next week.

If you have any questions about any of the curriculum associated with U.S. Government, please feel free to send me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

 

May 07, 2014

The Middle Ages

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:World History

Students have embarked on projects associated with the Middle Ages. Students will complete projects on science and technology, the Crusades, architecture, feudalism, Black Death, and key historical figures in Medieval times.  Sprinkled in with the projects, we will be watching videos and discussing key aspects of the Middle Ages. The discussions should help guide students with their projects.

If you have any questions or concerns about the projects or this final unit, please feel free to drop me a line at bidellb@nhalv.org.

April 28, 2014

Ninjas

from:Epstein, Jeannie

to:Reading JE 1

Our story this week is another Magic Treehouse adventure.  This time Jack and Annie to go ancient Japan and meet up with ninjas.  We will be reading the story as well as doing activities relating to Japan.  Since March 5th is Boy's Day, we will also be doing activities relating to that holiday.   Culmating the activity with a Japanese tea ceremony which I will do for the students.    There will not be a vocabulary test this week.   

April 28, 2014

Earth Day

from:Epstein, Jeannie

to:Social Studies JE Modified

We are going to continue our Earth Day studies this week.  We will be learning about recycling plants and the types of things we can recycle, reuse and reduce.   We made really nice posters using the work Earth and items from the playground.   

April 27, 2014

Finishing Similar Polygons

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:Geometry

The goal for this week is for students to wrap up similar polygons. Some students will be able to do that, while others will have to continue with the unit for the next week. From there, students will finish work they have yet to complete in other units. We will continue to play review games each Friday. The review games are meant to refresh students' memories about what they have learned throughout the year.

This week, seniors are taking proficiency exams in the subject that they have yet to receive a passing score. Reading is on Monday, Math is on Tuesday, Writing is on Wednesday, and Science is on Thursday. Students are not responsible for making up work on the days they will be in the exam. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.

April 27, 2014

World War I

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:U.S. History (Modified)

We are continuing with our unit on World War I this week. We have covered the vocabulary, the causes of the war, President Woodrow Wilson, and those who were involved. This week, we will review what we have talked about, and then continue with major battles. We will wrap it all up by the end of the week with the Armistice, the Treaty of Versailles, including Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points, his failed efforts to get the treaty approved in the Senate, his ailing health, and how his wife wielded considerable power during the time Wilson was recovering from a stroke; an ailment that was kept from the public.

I hope to wrap up the rest of the unit by the end of the week, play review games early the following week, and have a unit test Wednesday, May 7.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an email at bidellb@nhalv.org.