Skyline HS LRCII teacher
I DO NOT know where October and November went! Did you see them fly by? I am glad that we are starting to get into some set routines and growing as a class. It will be 2nd semester before we know it! Below are a few things we have been doing as a class. :)
*Spartanbucks started in November! Our class makes and delivers coffee on Wednesday afternoons during 6th period (Vocational class). Students are in a rotation and should have a turn at least once a month. We also have a few students that are doing some special jobs on Friday's to help prepare for the upcoming week. This is a very influential program that helps students with social skills (conversation) and on-the-job skills (following directions). Our wonderful SLP, Julie Sadoff, and OT, Courtney Waugh, co-lead the program.
*Academics--we have reading groups! Each student is a part of a group that reads one book (approximately each week, some a little longer). We focus on vocabulary and finding information from the text to answer questions. Come January/February, the department will be rolling out a new reading curriculum! Math--besides IEP goals, which several of them focus on functional math skills with money, we have started
WHAT is it?
L.E.A.P. Club stands for Leadership. Empathy. Acceptance. Pride. The club was created by a previous teacher and its purpose was to provide opportunities for students without disabilities to do special events for students with disabilities. This year, the club is switching over to a Unified Club. This means that the club will have students with and without disabilities working together to plan fun, meaningful experiences for all!
WHEN do we meet?
Every other Tuesday afternoon, 3:00pm, in the Career Center/Counseling office (NOTE: last meeting was Tuesday, 10/8/19)
WHO is invited?
EVERYONE and ANYONE that likes to plan events and have fun together!
WHAT things do we do?
*pumpkin patch (weekend field trip)
*All Star Basketball Tournament (there will be 2 this year!)
*and many other service projects!
LEAP Club contact information:
Advisors: Mrs. Hummell: email@example.com and Mrs. Hendrickson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-presidents: Gabrielle (Gabi) Kadish email@example.com and Alka Narayana firstname.lastname@example.org
Homecoming Spirit Week and Festivities 2019!
**This year's Homecoming football game is Friday, September 27th against Newport, and the Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 28th. If you're interested in chaperoning, please contact Jake at email@example.com!
Homecoming Theme--"A Night of Good Fortune"
Monday, Sept. 23--“One Thousand and One Nights”--wear pajamas!
Tuesday, Sept. 24--“Aladdin's Whole New World”--wear blue and purple!
Wednesday, Sept. 25--“Cave of Wonders”-- wear all neon!
Thursday, Sept. 26--“Magic Day”--wear your craziest patterns!
Friday, Sept. 27--competition between the classes to see who has the most spirit! Freshman wear green, sophomores silver or gray, juniors wear white, and seniors all black.
Pre-party 6:00-8:00PM (dance starts at 8:00 PM) Rm. 2306
*Students (their families and dates) from LRCII classrooms are invited to have a pre-party in Mrs. Hummell's classroom. The room will be decorated and a place to socialize before the party; it is reserved until 9:30pm so students will be able to leave belongings in the room until 9:20pm.
*Please complete the form sent via e-mail if you would like to contribute (time, food, decorations) to our Homecoming celebration!!!
Looking forward to another great Homecoming week, football game, and dance this school year! :)
Whew! We completed the first full week of school! I hope your student had a productive first week and is getting back into the swing of the school routine. Below are a few things for this week:
Tomorrow is our third day with block schedule (times listed under the "calendar" tab) and FLEX time. During FLEX time tomorrow students will learn what it is, what the NEW Spartan voted name will be (crossing fingers for "SPAR"), and how to log into the system to "request" teachers. FLEX time is: a time for students to get the support in classes that they need help in, for teachers to offer interventions and help for kids. Students that typically remain in the LRCII classroom throughout the school day will be "requested" by me to stay in Room 2306 during FLEX time. If the student is NOT requested by me, then the student's schedule will automatically place the student in his/her 1st period class on Tuesday's and 6th period class on Wednesday's. If you have more questions regarding FLEX time and how it impacts your student, please feel free to contact me (contact information under "get in touch" tab).
NOTE: Curriculum Night starts at 6pm with the Keynote Speaker in the theater. There will be a Club Fair (time to learn about the different clubs at Skyline) from 5:30-6:00 pm. You are welcome to come early to learn about different clubs (like LEAP club).
Hope to see you at Curriculum Night!
Have a great week!
Mrs. H :)
P.S. Look out for an e-mail and post later this week regarding Homecoming NEXT WEEK!
We are off and running with the 2019-2020 school year! The first 3 days were a tad bit crazy with getting back into the routine of things and grasping the new 7 period schedule. Next week will bring some more new things--block schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday with FLEX time and finalizing student schedules. For a complete run-down of daily schedule times, please refer to the "Calendar" tab on the top of this page.
Some important events to know about:
Curriculum Night--September 19, 2019 5:30pm to 8:45pm
Keynote speaker, information about Skyline clubs, and meet your student's teachers! During 'teacher time' I share my vision for the school year and the opportunities we hope to provide for your student to grow and succeed. You don't want to miss this!
Homecoming! Sept. 27, 2019 (football game); Sept. 28, 2019 (dance)
The LRCII program and LEAP club (more on this later...) usually host an extended evening in Rm. 2306 to include dinner, pictures, and socialization prior to the dance starting. If you would like to help during this event, please contact me. (Contact information is provided under the "Get In Touch" tab at the top of this page.) This is one of the most exciting events for our students and they get some exercise from dancing too!
I want to thank you for sharing your student with me. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be at Skyline for my 2nd year teaching high school and look forward to sharing a FABULOUS, Spartan-rific year with all of you!!!
All my best,
Mrs. H (aka Mrs. Hummell or Ms. Renee)
P.S. STAY TUNED for another post about vocational opportunities that are in store for our class this school year.
NO "GO" yet!!! We still have about 3 more weeks of Summer!
I hope all of you had (and are still having) a wonderful Summer vacation! Although mine has been mainly filled with healing from foot surgery on July 11th, I have still managed to do a few fun things with my family; including celebrating birthdays and my husband and my 10 year wedding anniversary! I am looking forward to hearing about everyone's Summer vacation and I also am so very excited to see my students!
But...first I wanted to post some dates while I have them fresh in my mind....
AUGUST 21~Mrs. H is available to contact (via e-mail)
**Tentative: SEPTEMBER 3~Meet and greet in Rm. 2306, time TBD***
SEPTEMBER 4~First Day of School (10:10am -- 3:45pm)
SEPTEMBER 5~Picture Day
SEPTEMBER 19~Curriculum Night
That is it for now. PLEASE enjoy the last few weeks of Summer vacation and if Washington weather is "normal", I am sure we will continue to have Summer weather come September! :)
Mrs. H :)
WOW! Where did the school year go?
A HUGE congratulations for our Seniors:
May all of you continue to follow your dreams, always try your best, and NEVER give up! You are AMAZING!
Goodbye (for now): Ms. Tanya is moving back to Canada (actually packing as I type this) with her family. She will be greatly missed by all of us!!!
See you next school year: Ms. Natalia, Ms. Suni, and Ms. H/Ms. Renee (ME! :) )
I hope EVERYONE has a safe, relaxing, and fun summer! Take care and see you in September!
Note: I will be in and out of my classroom starting August 19th.
From LEAP club advisor Heidi Hendrickson:
The LEAP Club talent show has been scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2019. It will be held in the Lyceum Theater. Tentative time is from 5-7PM. We are pending final time approval from the Theater Manager.
The LEAP Club will be hosting an end of the year celebratory dance (formerly LEAP PROM). The dance will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 5-7PM. Seniors attending the dance will be able to participate in the Senior Sunset that will take place at Skyline beginning at 7:30. More details on the dance to follow.
Hello students and families!
Just saying a quick hello, hope you are doing well and letting you know to check out the new information posted under the "Calendar" page. There are some very important details about end of the school year events and dates!
I hope everyone is doing well! I, for one, am sure looking forward to some sunnier days ahead! :)
Welcome and hello! This is my 2nd year teaching LRCII at Skyline High School. Go Spartans!!! :)