An Important Calendar Message & Studying Conic Sections with Mr. Moore!

An Important Message Concerning the 2016-2017 School Yearclipart-calendar

As you review the attached calendar for the 2016-2017 school year please note that the school year has been designed with shorter breaks to complete the year earlier than normal in May of 2017.  This earlier end to the school year is planned to allow for our construction project to have ample time in the Summer of 2017 to finalize the new building.  There will be time needed in the Summer of 2017 to create parking lots, tear down existing buildings, and have our campus ready to open the new facility in August of 2017!  Next year’s schedule has the same number of school days and we anticipate having all of our normal events during the school year.  If you have any questions, please let us know!

 

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Honors Pre-Calculus Students Study Conic Sections

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The students in Mr. Gordon Moore’s Honors Pre-Calculus course are currently studying Conic Sections with circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas. Mr. Moore’s students recently completed an interesting introductory, hands-on activity in class. Students worked to create three ellipses using cardboard, string, push pins, and graph paper. They then worked to discover some of the properties of the ellipses. Mr. Moore explained that this activity helps students to familiarize themselves with properties of ellipses and is a nice break from Pre-Calculus lectures!

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