I CAN. I WILL. I AM PEREGRINE.
Welcome to the Peregrine Wing, class of 2017! Peregrine students are identified by their maroon polos, but what IS a peregrine, exactly?
A peregrine is a type of falcon, and it is one amazing bird. Falconers (people who train and use falcons to hunt) prefer the peregrine because of its spectacular high-speed dives. These powerful birds can reach speeds of up to 200 mph or more as they dive for their prey.
The scientific name comes from the Latin words falco (hook-shaped) and peregrinus (to wander).
The peregrine falcon can be found on every continent except Antarctica and lives in a wide variety of habitats, including deserts, tropics, and tundra.
The falcon that represents the Peregrine wing is unique and extraordinary -- just like our students.
Congratulations to our Staff of the Month:
March: Kim Young
January: LaToya Frazier
December: Sharon Rasch
November: Kensey Zimmerman
October: Diane Smyth
September: Charles Coffelt
Tardy Policy for PeregrineBeing to all classes on time is a key component to success. When students are late to class they may miss daily Bell Ringers (assignments which affect their grades) and instructional time. Late entries to class affect instructional time for all students including those who were on-time.
The following Tardy Policy (revised from the Fall Semester) is in place for this Spring Semester:
5 Tardies = Detention & 1st Parent Contact
10 Tardies = Detention & 2nd Parent Contact
20 Tardies = Extended Day & 3rd Parent Contact
30 Tardies = Administrative Discretion (could include ISS or OSS)
40 (+) Tardies = Administrative Discretion
Being On-Time (or late) is a HABIT!!!!
Tutoring OpportunitiesALGEBRA 1 TUTORING FROM 2 - 3:15PM ON EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAYS: On each Early Release Wednesday in April, all Algebra 1 teachers will be in the LIBRARY to provide extra tutoring to help students. This is a great way students can improve their grades, retake or make-up exams, and become better prepared for the State EOC.
Individual teachers are available for tutoring for students who need additional help in a subject. Please know that tutoring is not meant to take the place of class instruction. If you need additional information, please contact your students' teacher or Mrs. Christodoulou.
Mrs. Brogan/English: Afterschool By Appointment
Mrs. Davis/P. Science & H.Biology: Mondays Afterschool By Appointment
Mr. Fields/Algebra: Mornings By Appointment
Mrs. Frazier/P. Science & H. Biology: Mondays @4:15-5:15pm
Mr. Kelly/Algebra: By Appointment
Mrs. Lee/ACT Prep: Every morning from 7:30-8:15am
Mr. Leonard/ACT Prep: Tuesdays @4:15-5:15pm
Miss McGee/English: Tuesdays in the Library from 4:15-5:15pm
Mr. Negendank/W. History: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:15-5:15pm
Miss Rasch/Algebra: Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 4:15-5:15pm
Miss Shanton/W. History: By Appointment
Miss Young/Algebra: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:15-5:15pm
The State Library of Tennessee is now offering free academic tutoring for all Knox County students in grades K-12 for the core subjects of math, science, English, social studies, and writing. Tutors are available 3pm-10pm, 7 days a week. Simply go to http://knoxschools.org/, click on the Subscriptions Menu. The password is: govols
Counselor Corner by Mrs. ChristodoulouTHE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING!! EOC (End of Course Exams) are just around the corner. NEVER GIVE UP: It is not too late to work hard and pass each class. Therefore, it is important that students focus on keeping their grades up.
3 Keys to Success are:
Come to school everyday
Be on time for all classes
Focus and be Engaged in all classes
Information on Summer School will be coming in early May. Stay tuned...
So why the focus on GPA??
The big buzz word this year is GPA or Grade Point Average. Mrs. Lee and Mr. Leonard (ACT Prep teachers) are once again having students caluculate their GPA from their current grades. Students are documenting this GPA on the same sheet they used last semester and are able to track their progress over the school year. This is an important step in College and Career Readiness.
As always, please contact me if you would like additional information or assistance.