Blood drive

Amelia had 73 students donate blood yesterday, Amelia is very consistent on students donating and saving lives. If you have never donated before you should give it a try, you get 2 hours of community service and get to save peoples lives.

SBAAC first team all stars

 

This year all the Amelia sporting teams had a lot of athletes participating in the SBAAC first team banquet. One Alumni, Daniel Waldmann won a $750 scholarship and Maddie Walker got Runner of the year. Amelia womens soccer Coach Amy Kemmer got Co- Coach of the year. This was the last time these teams will be recognized as Amelia.

 

ACT test

If you have signed up for the December 10th ACT you have one more day until you have to pay extra. The ACT is extremely important if you are planning to go to college. You should take the ACT as many times as possible your junior and senior year.

The following test dates that are still available:

December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017* January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017

Testing tips:

  • Find your weakness and study that subject as much as possible.
  •  Plug the answers back into the question.
  • Never leave an answer blank, go with your best guess if it comes down to it.
  • Skim the passages, there is a lot of reading and very limited time.
  • Rely on the visuals. EX: Graphs, diagrams, etc.
  • When writing have a really good intro and conclusion.
  • Use process of elimination!!
  • Fill in every bubble completely.

While taking the test know how much time you have through out the whole thing. You don’t have a lot of time but you don’t want to rush you want to use all of your time.

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Final season

If you are interested in playing in the Final season for Amelia High school Men’s Basketball Team come out to try outs this Friday, November 4th 2016. Last season they were 15-8-0 and in league 8-2-0. Come join them as they win another league championship!

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Should teachers be graded by their students?

Most teachers get assessed a couple times throughout the year, so technically they only have to have something prepared for those very few assessments. Students are getting graded every single day and they don’t even get paid, students get educated but some teachers aren’t even capable of giving them that education they are at school to learn.

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Leila Cambell is a teacher in California that took a survey from her students seeing if they had any type of connection because she believes that if you can’t connect with your students its a lot harder for them to learn from you. Leila says that 72% of the student body gets extra help during lunch to comprehend what they learn that same day. Students should feel comfortable in their classroom, or school environment to ask for additional help if they need to instead of just not being able to pass a class because of the teacher

Some teachers just give lectures to students and take notes constantly and then give test and that’s what their grades reflect on, so how is it fair that that’s how students grades are based off of weekly when teachers get observed very few times and usually not even weekly. Student’s should have a say in how teachers are being observed. Not necessarily graded, but should give their say in how they are doing through out the year. Not every single student should get a say but the students who come to school and try every day should be able to give input on all of their teachers.

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David Powlowski is a principle from Alexandria middle school, He thinks that students don’t have enough knowledge to give accurate reports on people older than them. A lot of people think using students inputs could make it a little tricky to get accurate judgements. Some students don’t like teachers based off of their teaching style, so how can you give information on a teacher you don’t like. Or same for a teacher grading a student they don’t like. Are they going to pass the student to not have to teach them again or fail the student to make them retake the class?

If you were a teacher how confident would you be if you were getting paid from your students grading you?

A good teacher wouldn’t have to worry about a student grading you because even if your style of teaching is challenging to  students and they don’t understand it as well you can still give them extra help and show that you care because students don’t get along with teachers that just go through the motions and hand out a bunch of work to do after barely teaching it. Students like when teachers explain and work through the problems and show that they care. Being a teacher is more than just showing up and teaching the requirements that are set. You should care for your students and treat them as if they were one of yours or at least treat them how you would want your child to be treated or taught.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/10/why-kids-should-grade-teachers/309088/

 

Should students grade their teachers?

 

Amelia women’s soccer

Everyone come out and support your Lady Barons as they take on their first game in the tournament against Middle Town, This year is the first year the girls have a chance to make it past districts because of their seed. This is going to be a very intense post season, They have always played Mason either second or third round and get knocked out basically instantly.

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