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Feb. 03, 2017

Turnitin Login 6th period

from:Fredericks, Jacob

to:All Students

Here is the login

Dec. 13, 2016

December 14 gym

from:Hirsch, Mrs. Julie

to:All Students

Hi everyone,

 

Just a reminder to be dressed appropriately for gym class tomorrow- clothing, gym shoes, sports bra if appropriate.

 

Thanks, Mrs. Hirsch 

Dec. 05, 2016

12/7: Last day for Trimester 1 work

from:Palizzi, Steve

to:8th Grade PBL (Computers)

Wednesday, Dec. 7th will be the absolute last day that work will be accepted for Trimester 1. After that point, missing work will result in zero points.  The last assignment was given on Nov. 21. All assignments and resources are--and have been--available in Google Classroom. 

Oct. 13, 2016

Accessing the School Internet

from:Administrator

to:All Students

files: ProxyCA.cer

Students: In order to access many sites through the school Internet, you will need to install a security certificate to your device. Refer to this webpage for instructions. The needed certificate file is attached to this announcement.

Oct. 04, 2016

Short Story Final Paper Assignment Sheet

from:Fredericks, Jacob

to:English Literature

Hello all, 

Please find the attached assignment sheet for your final short story essay. If you were not in class on Friday, note that the updated deadline is this Friday (October 7th). You are welcome to email me with any questions that you may have. If you finish an editied draft, please email it to me so I can offer you more comments and feedback before the final due date. 

Thank you! 

All the best, 

Mr. Fredericks 

Sept. 25, 2016

Missing Assessments

from:Fredericks, Jacob

to:World Literature

Hello all, 

Just a reminder that if you are missing any of the quizzes or tests that we recently took, you will take them on Monday. If you are missing multiple assessments you can take them on Monday and Tuesday. 

Please email me if you have any questions. 

All the best,

Mr. Fredericks 

Sept. 25, 2016

Missing Assessments

from:Fredericks, Jacob

to:World Literature

Hello all, 

Just a reminder that if you are missing any of the assessments that we have taken recently, you will take them when you get back to class on Monday. If you have more than one to make up, you may have to take them on both Monday and Tuesday. 

Please email me if you have any questions. 

All the best, 

Mr. Fredericks

Sept. 22, 2016

Cask Rough Drafts

from:Fredericks, Jacob

to:English Literature

Hello all, 

If you have not already done so, you have until Friday to get me your rough drafts for "A Cask of Amontillado." 

Please email me if you have any questions. 

Thanks, 

Mr. Fredericks 

Sept. 09, 2016

Weekend Reminders

from:Fredericks, Jacob

to:World Literature

Hello all,

Please remember that you are to read up to page 95 by Monday - there will be another reading check on this section. Also, don't forget that you have a vocab quiz over section three vocabulary on Monday as well. When you study, please focus on how to use each word in context. Be advised that there will not be retakes this time around. 

For those of you who have just switched into this class, I will send you the full text of the play as well as some background reading to catch you up with the rest of the class. You will be expected to have read this information and be caught up to the class by Wednesday. I will also have the printed text in class for you on Monday. (The class has been instructed to read to about 1230 in this version.)

Thank you and have a great weekend! 

Sept. 08, 2016

Plot Structure PowerPoint

from:Fredericks, Jacob

to:7th Grade English

Hello all, 

I have attached the PowerPoint on plot structure that we went over in class. I hope it helps! 

- Mr. Fredericks

Aug. 31, 2016

Vocab Homework

from:Fredericks, Jacob

to:World Literature

Dear all, 

Please remember to finish section 2 of your vocab books for tomorrow. 

Have a great night! 

Aug. 29, 2016

Regarding Homework for Monday (08/29)

from:Fredericks, Jacob

to:English Literature

Hello all, 

Becuase we ran out of time in class, please note that you do NOT have to finish the extended response for "The Scarlet Ibis" for homework tonight. We will work on it in class tomorrow. 

Have a wonderful night! 

Aug. 22, 2016

Gmail accounts and password

from:Administrator

to:All Students

All student Gmail / Google accounts have been revised to name@farberhds (previously name@akiva). Email sent to the name@akiva address will be forwarded to the new account for at least a year. 

Students in grades 1-8 have been assigned a new password which will be distributed to younger grades when needed. Older students should receive their new password from teachers tomorrow (on the first day of school). 

There has been no change in passwords for students who are entering grades 9-12. They should continue using the self-created password.

These changes have been made for various reasons including complying with federal guidelines and recommendations, security, change in school name, and other.

We apologize for any temporary incovenience.

If you have questions, please send an email to nick.warren@farberhds or steven.palizzi@farberhds.org

Aug. 21, 2016

Class Policies

from:Kessler, Mrs. Judy

to:All Students

This is an overview of class rules and grading system for Mrs Kessler's English classes

June 01, 2016

Blood Libels docs and chart

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:8th Grade Medieval Jewish History

For your edification

May 31, 2016

physics spring 2016 final review packet

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:Mathamatical Physics

work on this before the exam. Bring to each class and review session. 

May 31, 2016

physics spring 2016 final review packet

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:Mathematical Physics

work on this before the exam. Bring to each class and review session

May 18, 2016

Shorashim Quiz

from:Winters, Shmuel

to:6th Grade Chumash

We will be having a shorashim Quiz on Friday, May 20. Below is the link to study

https://quizlet.com/139578722/flash-cards/

May 04, 2016

Talk about coillisions

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:Conceptual Physics

Via @NPR: Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider http://n.pr/1pOBjHk

 

May 04, 2016

Talk about coillisions

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:Mathematical Physics

Via @NPR: Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider

http://n.pr/1pOBjHk

 

April 20, 2016

Groups and Guidelines for Holocaust Exhibit project

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:8th Grade Medieval Jewish History

attached

April 13, 2016

מבחן נטע על יחידה 5 Neta test

from:Gill, Ronit

to:7th/8th Grade Hebrew Language II

Hebrew test on 04/17 Neta unit 5

April 12, 2016

Assignments in my absence

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:8th Grade Medieval Jewish History

Hi everyone-

I should be in tomorrow to start the Holocaust project. I have endeavored to read,mark, and assign a grade for the work that was assigned in my absence. Some of it was really good, some of it was OK, and many of you have neglected to submit work. I will not be as understading and forgiving this time around. The Holocaust project is the major grade for the 3rd trimester and you must keep up. I will fail you if you are more than a week behind because your lack of work and poor work ethic and subsequent lack of knowledge and ability to discuss the issues intelligently will hamstring your group and ruin the grades of your partners. 

GET THE WORK DONE NOW. 

To the rest of you, keep up the effort. You will see the benefit of your efforts pay off. 

April 11, 2016

worksheets

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:Mathematical Physics

Gentlemen:

The worksheets that have been assigned over the course of the past 2 weeks are due Friday. We will have time to work onthem Friday, but I need them for your GRADES. 

April 11, 2016

Holocaust Museum Visit Guidelines

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:8th Grade Medieval Jewish History

Dear Medieval Jewish History Students:
CHANGE IN ASSIGNMENTS: FOR TUESDAY- Take the time to review this assignment sheet.
I will God willing, be back in class on Wednesday to discuss your Holocaust Museum Trip and begin the project design.
You will be seeing exhibits and hearing from a survivor. There are different tasks I want you to think about tonight in preparation for the visit on Tuesday and our discussion/ debriefing on Wednesday. Without a doubt you will be asking questions of the docents that accompany you. By now you have some knowledge of the Holocaust and Medieval Antisemitism. Use your knowledge to ask informed questions. Be polite, there is a chance that the docents will not be ready for your types of knowledge based questions and will have to think for a minute before they answer. Be respectful.

Part I- the museum- you’re not just a tourist- you are a critical historian or critical historical reviewer writing for a historical journal.
Whatever exhibit(s) you see, you need to take notes; you can work by yourself, or in pairs or in larger groups, but you will each be responsible for the following:
You need to write down the NAME / TITLE of the exhibit and describe it. You can describe it in words or a sketch or both, but be sure to be as accurate and descriptive as possible. What was being shown? What message did the curator (the person who arranged the exhibit) want to convey to the people who we it? Part of the message is in the technical factors of the exhibit. What colors were used? How was lighting used; was it spot lighted? What was spot-lighted? Was it brightly lit? Was it dimly lit? How did the lighting affect the mood that the exhibit was trying to evoke?
Who is the intended audience for the exhibit?
Did the exhibit accomplish what it set out to do? Why or why not?

Part II- The Survivor’s presentation. Pay attention to what they say and more importantly, what they don’t say. Be ready to ask questions- again always respectfully and always in keeping with the rules the museum establishes.
Our project will be constructing a mini- Holocaust museum exhibit.  We will be splitting into three groups, Life before the Holocaust, Life during the Holocaust, and Life after the Holocaust.  You will not be splitting into groups until after we have had a chance to debrief, so be prepared to talk about and ask questions about any of these time periods.  What was life like for this person before the Holocaust? What did they learn in school? What games did they play? How did they play with their friends? Did they visit family, places, etc..?
As the Holocaust started how did their life change? Was it sudden, or did it change slowly or in different stages?
How was life during the Holocaust? THIS CAN BE VERY EMOTIONAL FOR SOME SURVIVORS - FOLLOW THE LEAD OF THE DOCENTS, CHAPERONES, YOUR TEACHERS, MRS. D, etc.  Did they have a toy they were able to hold onto? How did they stay strong as they saw what was happening around them?  These are just a few suggested questions, use your brain and heart to guide you to ask the proper questions or even no questions.
How did they rebuild their life after the Holocaust? How did they come to the Detroit area? How do they teach their children about the Holocaust?

April 11, 2016

worksheets

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:Mathematical Physics

Gentlemen:

The worksheets, assigned over the course of these past 2 weeks, will be due Friday. Your GRADE depends on them. 

April 03, 2016

Remember Gravity

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:Mathematical Physics

HI everyone

Just wanted to say hello and let you know I am doing alright. I am making a slow but steady recovery.

Now this would have a been a real reason to go on a field trip to Sandusky.

Watch "Brian Cox visits the world's biggest vacuum chamber - Human Universe: Episode 4 Preview - BBC Two" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/E43-CfukEgs

April 03, 2016

Checking In

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:8th Grade Medieval Jewish History

Hi Everyone

Thank you to those of you who have been doing the readings and short writing assignments. I have read the google docs shared with me but have not been up to commenting yet. Hopefully as I get stronger and recover a little more, I will write my comments in the google docs. For those of you who did not get down to business yet, don't waste the time in class that you have for this.

I am doing alright and making slow and steady prgoress in my recovery. I'll be in touch later this week, 

 

Thanks for all your god wishes

 

Rabbi K

April 03, 2016

Remember Gravity

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:Mathematical Physics

Hi everyone- Just thought I'd say hello and let you know I am doing alright and making a steady  but slow recovery. 

Now this would have a been a real reason to go on a field trip to Sandusky. 

Watch "Brian Cox visits the world's biggest vacuum chamber - Human Universe: Episode 4 Preview - BBC Two" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/E43-CfukEgs

March 27, 2016

A short take on Easter and the Easter bunny

from:Klugerman, Rabbi Tzvi

to:8th Grade Medieval Jewish History

SInce I won't be in school tomorrow to answer your questions about Easter and the Easter bunny, and if you didn't read the longer article from the other day, here is a short on the subject

Uncle Al and Uncle Floyd Shoot Some Pool
by Joyce Sutphen

Listen Online

They’re wearing white shirts
and their flowered ties hang
on the brass doorknob.

Uncle Floyd rubs the tip
of his cue with a square
of blue chalk, and Uncle Al

leans over the table to take
a shot, teeth clenched down
on his cigar. I’m as tall as

the pool table, and I can see
the green felt cloth and the
rolling balls, solid and striped.

Uncle Al wipes the sweat from
his forehead, says: “Now that’s
a real trick shot!” Uncle Floyd

sways to one side, makes
the floor creak. I’m so close
I can see his fingernails are etched

with fine lines, that the cue’s blue
nudge is slipping back and forth
on the bony rack of his fingers.

There’s something tightening,
gathering itself to strike.
Bam! I see that he has divided

the triangle of Heaven so that
each bright planet will find
a deep pocket and sleep
until the green sky is empty.


"Uncle Al and Uncle Floyd Shoot Some Pool" by Joyce Sutphen from After Words. © Red Dragonfly Press, 2013. Reprinted with permission. (buy now)

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