Class of 2021
Class of 2021
Updates from the Class of 2021 (Winter 2017)
Quarter 2 has been one of growth and achievement for the class of 2021.
In their core classes, students learned a variety of foundational skills that they will need in order to succeed in high school and college. For example, in Algebra, students learned how to graph and write linear functions as well as how to set up, solve and graph linear inequalities. In English, students practiced their critical reading skills to explore Greek gods, goddesses and monsters from ancient mythology. They learned to embed quotations and cite their sources according to MLA. In World History, students focused on classical Greece and Rome. They did presentations and creative projects on various aspects of Greek history. In Biology, students studied how animal populations change over time; they also wrote research papers that explored the negative impact of humans on different species. In Technology, students learned about Excel to support their work in PWSP. In Theology, students acquired an overview of both the Old Testament and New Testament.
Students also learned a lot in their electives. In visual art, students created ancient civilization-inspired ceramic jars, Chuck Close-inspired selfies, and completed an artist research project. In choir, students worked on giving an outstanding Christmas performance at State Auto. In physical education, students continued developing their skills and competing in racquet sports. They even created their own jump rope and gymnastics routine; be sure to ask for a performance at home!
The 9th grade staff is incredibly proud of the students and the hard work they put in during quarter 2. We are looking forward to working with the students in quarter 3.
Updates from the Class of 2021 (Fall 2017)
The 9th grade students had a productive first quarter. In their core classes, students reviewed and extended their previous knowledge from middle school. In Algebra, students spent the first quarter working on cooperative learning skills and learning the basics of Algebra 1. In English, students worked on self-reflection and exploration through poetry, narrative writing and analytical thinking. In World History, students explored ancient civilizations through primary and secondary sources.
Students also learned about the characteristics of life, biochemistry, and ecology. In Visual Art, students were exposed to new mediums, sketching, and even a bit of art history. PE students began the year by testing their individual levels of fitness, and in Technology, students learned about coding and internet safety. In Theology, students explored God’s Revelation as well as an overview of the Old and New Testaments.
In Choir, students went through “Choir Bootcamp,” and they are already preparing for our Christmas concert on December 8, 6:00pm at the State Auto Nativity Scene. Students also took an educational field trip to High Banks Metro Park and the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Please see the 9th grade newsletter for fun pictures from these events!