Welcome students, parents, athletes, and those who ran out of other stuff to read on the internet!!
This site was created with three audiences in mind:
First for the students and parents in the courses I teach at Crestwood High School (See links specific courses)
Second, for the athletes and parents of Crestwood Rowing. (See links to Rowing)
Finally, for my ease of navigation of the internet. (See links to extensions)
Below is the description of use for this sites primary usage, education.
Its first mission is for the betterment of your child’s education. From home, students are able to access the PowerPoint notes used during class each day. Contained within the PowerPoint notes are the daily lessons, daily journals/notes (please see description of journals/notes below), and weekly homework. If a student is absent from class, they are able to access what they missed from home. This precludes loss of instruction time, as students aren’t required to make classroom inquiries about missed work. Additionally, study guides are available for downloading before they are distributed in class. This gives students a head start on reviewing for examinations. Exit questions will be completed on Google classroom.
The second purpose of this site is for you, the parent, to see exactly what your child is doing in class. This site, combined with Zangle, should avoid these common responses from teens:
- “I don’t have any homework.”
- “I don’t have a test tomorrow.”
- “I turned that in.”
- “We didn’t do anything in class today.”
Please don’t let your student fool you. They do know how to use this site! But, if you know how to use this site, it could put a damper on some evening plans. Probably not yours.
FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Only items that are in blue are active links.
- To download weekly notes and study guides, you will need Microsoft PowerPoint.
- To download the syllabus and study guides, you will need Microsoft Word.
Q: Why can’t I download the notes for next week?
A: Notes are not posted in advance. Since it is often difficult to determine how long a concept might take to cover in class, I plan from scratch each day keeping a variety of factors in mind.
Q: Why can’t I download any of the daily lesson plans?
A: Make sure that popups are not blocked and you have Microsoft PowerPoint.
Q: When were the notes last updated?
A: The notes should be updated by the end of each school day.
Homework: All homework will have clear directions and due dates. Zeros will be awarded for any work not submitted on time or students suspected of academic misconduct.
Classwork is due at the end of the hour in which it is assigned. Any work turned in after the class period in which it was assigned will receive zero points. It is up to your student to make-up the classwork they miss. Please note: classwork missed as a result of an unexcused absence receives no credit.
Students are required to keep a journal of the various activities completed in class. Journals will be collected on a regular basis. Students will be graded on the quality and content of their journal on a regular basis. The class study binder is a yearlong portfolio of practice FRQs and other information imperative to passing the AP Exam in May.
Q: How do I find the journals/notes?
1.) Select the correct class on the homepage (top of the page).
2.) Select Weekly PowerPoint.
3.) Locate the week you need and click on the week# highlighted in blue.
4.) Once you click on the blue link the power point will open on your computer.
Q: How do I print the journals?
A: I do not suggest printing the journals, but if you wish, please print notes page not the presentation. By printing the notes page you can print six slides to a page and save your printer ink.
- Tests are an inevitable part of school and test dates are given well in advance.
- The date of the test is listed on the class web-page.
- Tests are timed and are comprised of multiple choice, matching, and skills demonstration questions.
- There is a final exam for the class and it is cumulative. A study guide for the final is available one week in advance of the final.
If you have any further questions or any suggestions as to how I can make this site easier to use for either yourself or you student please feel free to contact me.