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6th Grade

Wednesday, September 10th, 8:00am in room 107 Please join us for Humanities/Walter Reed news and to share your ideas for the year. ...

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7th Grade

Wednesday, September 10th, 8:00am in room 107 Please join us for Humanities/Walter Reed news and to share your ideas for the year. ...

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8th Grade

Wednesday, September 10th, 8:00am in room 107 Please join us for Humanities/Walter Reed news and to share your ideas for the year. ...

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Wednesday, September 10th, 8:00am in room 107 Please join us for Humanities/Walter Reed news and to share your ideas for the year. ...

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DATE CHANGE: September FOHA meeting

Wednesday, September 10th, 8:00am in room 107

Please join us for Humanities/Walter Reed news and to share your ideas for the year.  We’ve invited Principal Gamba and Mr. Demski to stop by as well to answer your questions.

JPL – Save the Date!

Saturday, October 11th at 9 a.m.

Join FOHA and our 8th grade science teacher Mr. Gomez for a meet up at Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Open House in Pasadena on Saturday, October 11th at 9 a.m.  (Not familiar with JPL?  They build spacecrafts and send them into space. The real ones. Think Mars rovers, not the Tardis.) Check out JPL at www.JPL.nasa.gov  This is an informal, family event, and is open to all grades, but we especially encourage our 8th graders, since they are studying physics this year!  FOHA will be helping to set up carpools.images

Artwork for talent show

If you would like to submit artwork for the Reeds got talent show lobby, please drop it off in room 217 to Ms Szymanski during nutrition or before school.  Be sure and fill out the form that will be posted outside her room.  Your name, and period 1 room number should be on the artwork so it will get back to you after the show.  Artwork does not need to be auditioned, just drop it off. Art work can be drawings, paintings, sculputures, stories or any visual art.

For more information contact, Ms Szymanski in room 217

Ps.  Submissions should be dropped off before October 20th

Talent show

Yes it is time for our reeds got talent show!!  So many auditioned last year and I am sure there will be more this year.  We must stick to the rules though and I have included them here.  Reminder that although this is a Humanities fund raiser, the whole school is allowed to audtion.  The Humanities 8th graders get to run the whole show though.  They get to be host, crew, stage managers etc.  But what makes this great is that the whole school is allowed to participate.  I have included what I am posting outside my room.  I am so looking forward to this, as every year.  Still working on our teacher act!!!

Ms Szymanski

 

PLEASE TAKE THIS INFORMATION AND READ BEFORE YOU AUDITION!

RULES WILL BE FOLLOWED!!

Welcome to 2014-2015 school year

Hello to all

Just a quick note to say hello and to say how happy I am go be back at work and begin a new year with some new faces some old faces. There a lot of changes this year, especially in the math department.  The new common core will be frustrating, fun and a learning experience for us all, but ultimately it will be beneficial for the students to learn to persevere in their learning and understanding of concepts.

Some requests from me personally are, if you have any issues at all, please email me and I will get back to you very very quickly.  My email is skiluna@aol.com.   I am still working a very simple website, but it is not quite there yet.  I dont want to put it out there until I am sure it is ok.

Also, for the past 2 years I had a wonderful parent who came in to help me make copies one morning a week.  I so miss her.  If anyone is willing to do that, maybe once every two weeks on a set morning that would be great.  With common core there will be a lot of copying to do.

Second, my wish list, which is on going include these things.  Copy paper, kleenex, paper towels, cleaning wipes, art supplies, sharpies (black or blue), dry earse markers (black or blue), jolly ranchers or sour patch individual candies.  And of  course alway herb tea, (peppermint and chamomile the teacher’s favorite). :)

Look for talent show information that I should be putting out soon.  It might also be on the school calender as well.  Hope to get information out very very soon.

Again, looking forward to a great year. I feel sad that I was not able to say a proper goodbye to my last years students and was not really there much the last week of school for my old 7th graders.  My mother passed away June 1st and my mind was else where.  But I wish all of them success and I am very thrilled to start our new year.

Sincerely

Ms Szymanski

Ps  tutoring hours are nutrition, wednesday from 3-4 (have child come immediately after school, before school tuesday or thursday (7:20).  If students wants to come tuesday or thursday make sure they let me know so I am not out of my room copying or something else.

First Day of School Important Reminders

On, Tuesday August 12th, student home rooms will be listed by last name at all entrances to the campus.  Students are to report to their 1st period class to receive their complete schedule. Students can enter buildings at 7:50am. Period 1 begins at 8:00am.

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The first day of school, Tuesday, August 12th is an early dismissal day at 1:32PM.  Period 0 (Optional) begins at 7:00AM, Period 1 will begin at 8:00AM.

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Lockers will be given on the day that students receive their text books. (Typically within the first 7 days of school). Any problems with lockers should be directed to the student store.

Special Posting!  Humanities Academy Grows!

In the Spring, Walter Reed made changes to the bell schedule, and now our students have a six period day instead of seven periods.  This has an unique impact on the Humanities Academy, as our academy is the largest at Reed and has three tracks of students instead of two.  In practical terms, this means that our Humanities teachers will be teaching five classes a day instead of six (because all teachers have a planning period).  The administration has hired, and in some cases borrowed from other academies, some wonderful teachers to fill out the Humanities schedule.

For 6th grade, our new Humanities teachers are Ms. Mintz (English / Ancient Civilizations) and Ms. Holbrook (Math/ Science). Please check out the FOHA website to learn more about who our new teachers are.  www.reedfoha.org

Be assured that the letters your kids wrote over the summer introducing themselves to Ms Siminski and Ms.Walker will be passed along to the correct teachers!

FOHA  welcomes these teachers with open arms and we are committed to supporting every teacher in the academy and to facilitating communication between the teachers, the administration, the parents, and–most importantly!— the students.

Don’t forget, the Sixth Grade Coffee is the first day of school, at 8:30 in the library. Bring your questions!