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    Remember there is no school on February 3, 2023   It is a teacher's work day!
     
    Credential Class has started on a new program called Achive 3000 and does an article a week per class. Ask your student about the new program. They would love to share it with you.
    Also, I will be sending home information about the Second Semester Project that is due May 5, 2023 Be expecting the paperwork to be signed.
     
    In the learning strategies classes, we are reviewing Literary Terms and working on IXL for additional practice. Please encourage your students to do their 60 minutes a week.

     

    Everyone should be adjusted to their teachers and classes at this point.  I hope those that needed to bring up grades from first nine weeks have done so.  EOC testing will be held in the spring.  Courses that will test for End of Course are English 2, Algebra 1, Biology 1 and US History. Also, for our 11th and 12th graders there will be Career Readiness testing as well. It is very important that students miss as few days as possible to gain the instruction time needed to do well on these tests. Also, with absences comes missed assignments. These zeros are very hard to make up at times! Please encourage your student to not only attend but participate in all their classes. Our goal is that the students are as successful as we know they can be!

    Also, ask your student about Schoology and there will be information there from most teachers.  If you do not have your students PowerSchool information, please contact the guidance department about obtaining this information.  You can see your students’ grades, missed, and turned in assignments as well as attendance for each class they are taking.

    Again, if you need to contact me at the best way to do so is through email.  My email address is hridgeway@acpsd.net.  You can also reference my teacher page on the Midland Valley Web site. Please feel free to contact me at any time and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Extra credit opportunities:   Community Service: If you can show that you did a community service project (helped a neighbor, church, ect)

                                                 Attending/being a part of a school club or event

                                                 Wearing school colors on Fridays,

                                                 Wearing Pink in October on Wednesday (breast cancer awareness)

                                                 Wearing Purple on Wednesdays in November (Pancreatic  Cancer Awareness)

     

    1st Semester Exam Schedule 2023

     

    Monday 1/16

    No School – MLK Jr. Holiday

    Tuesday 1/17

    Advisory 8:20 – 8:50

    1st 8:55 – 10:25 (90-minute exam)

    2nd 10:30 – 10:55

    3rd 11:00 – 11:25

    4th 1st lunch: 11:30 – 11:55

    2nd lunch: 12:00 – 12:25

    3rd lunch: 12:30 - 12:55

    5th 1:00 – 2:30 (90-minute exam)

    6th 2:35 – 3:00

    7th 3:05 – 3:30

    Wednesday 1/18

    Advisory 8:20 – 8:50

    1st 8:55 – 9:20

    2nd 9:25 – 10:55 (90-minute exam)

    3rd 11:00 – 11:25

    4th 1st lunch: 11:30 – 11:55

    2nd lunch: 12:00 – 12:25

    3rd lunch: 12:30 - 12:55

    5th 1:00 – 1:25

    6th 1:30 – 3:00 (90-minute exam)

    7th 3:05 – 3:30

    Thursday 1/19

    Advisory 8:20 – 8:50

    1st 8:55 – 9:20

    2nd 9:25 – 9:50

    3rd 9:55 – 11:25 (90-minute exam)

    4th 1st lunch: 11:30 – 11:55

    2nd lunch: 12:00 – 12:25

    3rd lunch: 12:30 - 12:55

    5th 1:00 – 1:25

    6th 1:30 – 1:55

    7th 2:00 – 3:30 (90-minute exam)

    Friday 1/20 (Lunch with 5th period)

    Advisory 8:20 – 8:35

    1st 8:40 – 9:00

    2nd 9:05 – 9:25

    3rd 9:30 – 9:50

    4th 9:55 – 11:25 (90-minute exam)

    5th ** 1st lunch: 11:30 – 12:00

    2nd lunch: 12:05 – 12:35

    3rd lunch: 12:40 - 1:10

    6th 1:15 – 2:20

    7th 2:25 – 3:30

     

    Bell schedule :

      calendar

    The best way to contact me is always my school email: hridgeway@acpsd.net   I check it throughout the day.

     ***********Also, I have set up a new classroom number.  [  (803) 443 - 6498 ] I can send and receive texts and will be able to call on my planning periods ONLY!******* 

    Important Dates:

     1/16/23: No School (MLK)

    1/20/2023: End of Quarter 2

     1/27/23- Report Cards Issued

    2/3/2023 – Professional Development Day (No Students)

    2/17/2023: Weather make-up day (No School)

     2/20/23- President’s Day Observed (Makeup Weather Day)

     2/27/23- Interim Reports Issued.    

    3/29/23: End of Quarter 3

    4/3/23 – 4/7/23: Spring Break

    4/12/2023: Report Cards go home for Quarter 3

    5/5/2023: Interim Reports Quarter 4

    5/29/2023: Memorial Day (No School)

    6/6/2023 – 6/8/2023: ½ days with June 8, 2023 last day for students and graduation

     

    2022/2023 School Calendar