Starks High School Newsletter February 28, 2011 Vickie Poole, Principal Volume 6, Issue 6 Dale Dardeau, Assistant Principal “Decorating With Dad” “Decorating with Dad”, was an event where the students came with their dads and decorated cookies. The attendance at the event was tremendous! We planned for 25 families and got over 50 families. There were 134 names on the sign-in sheet. Standing room ONLY! There were some amazing (and interesting) cookie decorations. First place in the Pre-K through 2nd division went to Kent Pevoto and Dalton. Mallory B. and Milton Addison won first place in the 3 rd through 5th division. Contents Some of the comments on the evaluation sheets completed by the dads and granddads were “The best part of that night was spending time with the kids Decorating with Dad 1 and grandchildren.” As you can see, those responding enjoyed spending time with their children. It was a sight to see: A sea of camouflage and work jackets IDFY 1 bent over cookies, helping tiny little hands create a masterpiece. Wow! FBLA News 1 A great thanks goes to all who helped out; Katie Gillis, Samantha Goodwin, Amanda Doyle, Chris Johnson, Vickie Menard, Penny Coleman, Bootsy Literary Rally Time 2 Miller, and Carolyn Givens. ~Danielle C. Math Exemplar 2 IDFY IDFY is a community based drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention program that educates and supports students. Youth involved in the IDFY program are dedicated to remain drug free and make healthy choices about their lives and bodies. IDFY is a program administered by and for students with guidance from adult Advisors. To validate this commitment, they submit to drug testing when they join and randomly thereafter. The IDFY chapter is based upon the following principles: Provides an equal opportunity to all students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. Provides opportunities for personal growth and student leadership skill development. Provides a system of support among youth, their schools, and communities. Upcoming Provides direct student involvement in chapter activities Events Educates youth, parents, schools, and communities about the dangers associated with alcohol and drug use March 7-8: Mardi Gras The Starks High middle school IDFY members attended a conference in Lake Holiday Charles on February 23rd to learn all about the different aspects of this program. March 17: Sports ~Brennon H. Pictures March 19: Literary Rally FBLA NEWS March 22: LEAP/GEE Testing On February 16, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) members attended the District Conference at McNeese and competed in a variety of business events. Those March 26: Jr/Sr Prom qualifying to go to state were Courtney O. in Business Law, Ciara B. in Spreadsheet March 28: PTO Meeting Applications, and Madison J. in Introduction to Business Communications. They will 6 pm be attending state convention March 27-29th. Page 2 of 2 Starks High School Newsletter LITERARY RALLY TIME MATHEMATICS EXEMPLAR The State Rally is an old education institution in Louisiana. The first rally ever was held in 1909 on the In our efforts to improve mathematical problem-solving Louisiana State University campus. There were 300 and communication skills, teachers at Starks High School students, teachers, and administrators who have integrated Exemplars Math performance tasks into participated in the first State Rally that featured 14 the curriculum. Each month, a sample problem events. There are now 78 events in the annual State (including the solution) will be included in the school Rally. Approximately 500 LA juniors & senior high newsletter. This month we invite you to explore a schools, and 11 state colleges and universities are second grade problem. involved in annual District Rally activities. The SHS Literary Rally team has been chosen, and will be attending the District Rally at McNeese State POPCORN University on March 19th. The following students are chosen to represent SHS: Jenna loves to make popcorn for her friends. 3 bags Accounting I – Caitiln B. of popcorn will be enough to share with 12 friends. How Ag. Science I – Sierra C. many friends could she share popcorn with if she had 9 bags of popcorn? Ag. Science II – Courtney O. I need to find out how many friends I can share Algebra I – Beth C. popcorn with if I had 9 bags of popcorn. Algebra II – Gabby M. I will make a diagram to figure out the answer. KEY : Am. History – Callie B. 3 = 12 kids 3 = 3 bags BCA – Ciara B. Bus/Financial Math – Brianna G. 3 Chemistry – Deanna B. BAGS: = 12 kids Civics – Brennon H. English I – Taylor A. 3 3 = 24 kids English II – Devin N. English III – Kyra B. English IV – Rhode L. 3 3 3 3 Free Enterprise – Alicia B. = 36 kids French II – Madison J. Counting pattern counting by 12’s. Geometry – Nathan I. IBCA – Trey S. TABLE: Mgmt. of Resources – Lakeithra A. Bags Kids 3 12 Physical Science – Lucas F. 6 24 World Geo. – Lexie C. 9 36 World History – Warren C. German II – Kaci W. Every 3 bags of popcorn will be enough to share with 12 friends. I counted every 3 bags by 12’s. The counting pattern Adv. Math II – Baliegh B. is by 12’s. Nine bags of popcorn can be shared with 36 kids is th the answer. Students who place 4 or higher at the District Rally will be attending the State Rally at LSU in Baton Rouge 12 + 12 + 12 = 36 th on April 16 . Good luck Rally Team! ~Amanda M. Starks High School Newsletter Page 3 of 3 HIGH SCHOOL NEWS HOMEWORK HELP The website, Tutor.com, has created a new afterschool program called HOMEWORK LOUISIANA. This program connects Louisiana K-12 students to a live tutor online for one-to-one help with homework, studying, and test preparation in all core academic subjects. This service is free to all students and can be accessed from any computer. HOMEWORK LOUISIANA is available Sunday through Thursday from 2 pm to 10 pm. Subjects offered include elementary math, science, social studies, and English all the way to advanced coursework in each of these areas. Just access the website is www.homeworkla.com and within a few minutes, you are connected to a tutor in a secure online classroom.
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