School notes 1-21-23

HHS Math

Students just started the second semester of Algebra 1. Before they left for vacation the topic was linear equations. They are continuing with that topic and looking at linear relationships. Example: if you are saving up to buy a car, start with a deposit of $500 and then add $100 / week, how long would it take to purchase a car for $2,300?

The rest of this semester will include exponential growth and decay, systems of equations, exponent rules and polynomials. They will also be taking their winter NWEA this week. The goal for each student is to increase their score from the fall. They will also take it again in the spring to see how much they have increased.

The great thing about semesters at the high school is the students start with a clean slate right now.

Their grades start over and they have a chance to pass this semester even if the first semester didn’t go as planned. Attendance is so very important. Please encourage this at home so they can have the best chance for success. Math Rocks!!

Submitted by Vanya Munce, HHS math teacher

Huron High School ESL

Teri Schlader’s ESL classes at Huron High School have been busy since the new year started. With finals completed, they have begun learning about the sounds and words that have the short letter A sound, as well as words and phrases that will assist someone when they need to see a medical professional. 

With cold and flu season going on, it is important for students to learn how to communicate with medical professionals, pharmacies, store clerks, and others. The students are learning that proper communication in English will get themselves and their families the assistance that they may need much more rapidly, than waiting for a translator to assist them. 

Students are learning these words and phrases through verbal, written, listening and reading practice.  

Submitted by Teri Schlader, HHS ESL teacher