Archive for the ‘opportunities’ Category

Opportunity for the Ambitious

March 11, 2009

If you want to find out what a Fermi problem is, and follow through with a project that will be complicated, but interesting, you can work on this project for the rest of the year, and the final portfolio will be your final exam.

I will give you help but it will take some thinking and planning. It may also end up being something you can use in your college interviews.

Talk to me.


Extra Credit

February 17, 2009

If you participate in this activity, you will receive a 20 point credit on your semester final.

The TV pilot “Runaway” will be filming at the school starting this weekend. 80 to 100 extras to play both student and teacher roles are needed. No acting experience is necessary. Please pick up a release to sign up in the main hall during both lunch periods today.

You will need to ask Mr. Rogers to send me your name by email to prove you were there.

You can receive production credits for FAA, too.

Breakfast Bytes – Extra Credit

January 22, 2009

If you attend one of these events at U.T., and you bring proof, you will receive a 100 on two weekly quizzes.

To prove you were there, you have to bring pictures of you participating in the activities.

Extra Credit

January 14, 2009

On Thursday, January 15th, Mrs. Moyers will have a meeting for a new Robotics club.

If you attend this meeting and participate constructively for 4 weeks, you will get to skip your six weeks quiz. If you continue to participate, you will get to skip every six weeks quiz.

Speak to me if you want more info, or if you have questions.

I will be holding an organizational meeting next Tuesday (Jan 20) for three groups that start next week.

One group is for people who want to get their A+ hardware/software repair certification.

The second group is for people who want to learn how to program the micro-mill we recently received by donation. The programming uses a coordinate based system, like you use in algebra.

The third group is special in that you can only get in if you are recommended. the third group will be assembling their own computers. If you are interested, talk to me.

There is no cost, and no prerequisite (you don’t have to know anything to join).

This Saturday and Your Third Six Weeks Grade

November 11, 2008

If you volunteer at the recycling drive this Saturday, for at least 5 hours, you will guarantee yourself an 80 for the third six weeks. The drive is from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you show up on time at either 8:00 or 11:00 and WORK for the entire drive, you will be given credit. You must sign up with me. If you would rather exchange this time for your semester exam, that is also an option.

Hoily Crep, Batman, I Got a Progress Report

November 3, 2008


To raise your grade, write a 500 word blog entry discussing whether Wikipedia is a reliable source. You need to argue convincingly for AND against.

To get a word count, write the essay in Microsoft Word or Open Office Writer, and use the tools to get your word count.

If this is too difficult for you to do because of your writing skills, you can arrange an alternate assignment with me before the end of class Friday, Halloween.

Student Council

May 7, 2008

It’s that time of year again! Active, energetic, self-driven students are encouraged to run for class office.  You may pick up your forms from Mrs. Mota in portable B-1, the one with the smiley face. Any eligible student may run for class officer.

Students interested in joining Student Council must also pick up forms from Mrs. Mota.  Students who wish to become a new member of StuCo may join as representatives.  For a student to be eligible to run for StuCo office, they must participate in StuCo for at least one school year.  In addition, only incoming Junior or Senior StuCo officers/reps. may run for StuCo’s highest offices of president and vice-president.

All forms are due to Mrs. Mota by Monday, April 12th.

Extra Credit Opportunity

April 22, 2008

If you take a look at this, and think you want to try, I will accept one piece per person for extra credit.

The product must be as detailed as the example. It must be a polished, finished project.

You will also need to describe what you did and how in a Word document.

Opportunity for Girls

April 22, 2008

Girlstart is looking for 15 high school girls who are currently juniors/rising seniors to join our nationally recognized National Science Foundation supported program – Project IT Girl. IT Girls are using technology to become leaders, stand out, and create social change. In Project IT Girl, high school girls will learn how to solve problems, serve their community, and prepare for life after high school.

In Project IT Girl participants will:
Earn volunteer hours
Gain leadership experience
Receive a summer internship
Prepare for college
Attend week-long camp this summer

They are currently accepting applications for the Summer of 2008 and the 2008-09 school year. Talk to Mr. Bjerke for the application. Ideal candidates are current juniors who are interested in math, science and/or technology, want to attend college, and wish to make a positive impact in their community. Applications due by May 30.

They would also like to extend an invitation to you and interested juniors at your school to the Take IT Global Computer Game Showcase this Saturday, April 26th from 11am to 12:30pm at Silicon Labs downtown. For more information about the showcase, check out the invitation below. This is great opportunity to see what the IT Girls are doing and to get a feel for the program. You’re invited to the High School Girls for Social Change “Take IT Global” Computer Game Showcase! For more info click here.

You can earn extra credit by applying for this camp.

Costa Rica

April 9, 2008

If you are interested in going to Costa Rica to attend a video editing camp with Mr. Tatum this summer, there are brochures at my desk. It is a great opportunity to learn a lot AND experience a different culture.