Art Oct. 2-3

Italian Renaissance Masks

Students will continue to add volume to their masks. They will also add details using Baroque Art as an inspiration. They will be using acrylic paint as a medium.





World History 2 – October 2 and 3 (Mr. Ian Stewart)

Before it’s time to have a relaxing break, students will be taking an assessment on Tuesday that will cover these major themes:

  1. The Byzantine Empire: the importance of Constantinople, the split between Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholicism, and the influence of the Byzantine Empire on Russia.
  2. Why the geography of the early Russian empire was both a blessing and a curse.
  3. The conflict for power between church and king in the early Middle Ages in Western Europe.
  4. Feudalism/Manorialism – What is it? Why did it come into being? (both in Europe *and* Japan)
  5. The spread of Islam and the growth of trans-Saharan trade in the seventh and eighth centuries.

Review will take place today (Monday).

Español 2 y 3 de octubre

Está semana será muy corta.

Lunes y martes serán las presentaciones de las estrofas asignadas del cantar del Roldán (CI – CLXXV)

Recuerden el proyecto de redacción es para el jueves 12 de octubre. 

Miércoles empieza el feriado de la semana Morazánica. ¡Felices vacaciones! Nos veremos el lunes 9 de octubre.


Profa. Jazmín Avilez

Art Sept. 25-29

Italian Renaissance Masks

55016d9c187ed6877103b946a7c61374--mask-for-masquerade-italian-masksArlequin venetian mask on white satin

Venetian masks are a centuries-old tradition of Venice, Italy. The masks are typically worn during the Carnival ( Carnival of Venice), but have been used on many other occasions in the past, usually as a device for hiding the wearer’s identity and social status. The mask would permit the wearer to act more freely in cases where he or she wanted to interact with other members of the society outside the bounds of identity and everyday convention. It was useful for a variety of purposes, some of them illicit or criminal, others just personal, such as romantic encounters.

Venetian masks are characterized by their ornate design, featuring bright colors such as gold or silver and the use of complex decorations in the baroque style. They can be full-face masks like the Bauta, or eye masks like the Columbina.

Students have finished creating the mold of their faces. They are now ready to build additional details and decoration to their masks. Students have been asked to print out an example of the type of mask they are going to be creating. Examples must be pasted in their sketchbooks and will be revised before they begin to work.

Physical Education September 25- September 29, 2017

NINTH GRADE: During this week, the students will work on developing the following fundamental skills of BASKETBALL: passing, dribbling, free throw, layups and shooting. Students will put this knowledge to test in games. One day a week we will have aerobic fitness test.


4 Purposes of Fitness Testing:

  1. Recognize current fitness-level
  2. Set realistic goals based on current level
  3. Learn how to become more fit and have fun doing it
  4. Reflect on goals and lifelong fitness intentions

There are many reasons to assess fitness testing, but not grade it.  We want students to value their fitness and their own personal results, but never to be graded by their scores. Instead of grading, we should focus on assessing students on demonstrating the value of it.



Required Materials for Class:  Tennis shoes, water bottle and appropriate clothing.


Optional Materials for Class:  Bug spray, hat and sunscreen.        

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: To participate in class activities and receive full credit for the class, students need to wear appropriate clothing for P.E. class.


GOALS: We will use the word RESPECT to set the main goals for the year.


Right to Learn – Every child has this right to be educated!

Effort – Win or lose, trying is the most important trait.

Safety – The number one priority each day!

Purpose – Understanding how the activity can benefit you.

Enthusiasm – Positive energy creates a positive environment!

Challenge – Challenge yourself to improve each day.

Trust/Teamwork – Work with and trust others, the result can be amazing!


REMINDER: I would like to remind you that all students need to be dressed appropriately for the days that they have P.E. class. Students should refrain from using the following:

–  Dresses for the girls

–  Jeans (shorts or pants)

–  Crocks

–  Sandals

–  Boots



Have fun!

Candy, food, and/or gum – out of sight, out of mind!

Positive attitude!

Remain in supervised areas all the time!






World History 2 – Sept. 25 through Sept. 29

Students will be taking MAP testing on Monday and Wednesday that conflicts with World History, so we have a three-day week together.

This week we will continue our exploration of the European Middle Ages.

Tuesday – The struggle for power between church and king.

Thursday – The Crusades.

Friday – Effects of the Crusades, part one.


Español del 25 al 29 de septiembre

Lunes y martes seguiremos estudiando la narración, elementos, partes, lineamientos para narrar y los diferentes narradores.

Miércoles 27 tercer control de lectura de las estrofas CI – CLXXV

Jueves empezarán a trabajar en el proyecto de redacción.

Viernes 29 recuerden llevar resueltos los ejercicios hasta lapág. 86 en clase seguirán trabajando.


Profa. Jazmín Avilez

Math 1 Week of Sept. 25 – Oct. 3, 2017


Mon. 9/25/17 5.5 Solving Exponential Equations CLASSWORK:


Journal Prompt: Explain how to graph a system of linear equations to find the solution.

Lesson Check p 326-327 #7-14


5.5 Reteach

5.5  PWS

5.5 VWS


Tues. 9/26/17 5.6  Geometric Sequence CLASSWORK:

Journal:   Write out the explanation of explicit and recursive describing the mathematical formulas in your own words.

Lesson Check p 334-335 # 9-17

IXL:  Algebra 1 P.3, P.6


5.6 Reteach

5.6 PWS

5.6 VWS




5.7 Combining Functions CLASSWORK:


Role Playing activity

Lesson Check p 341-2 #7-13



5.7 Reteach

5.7 PWS

5.7 VWS


Thurs. 9/28/17

Fri. 9/29/17

5.8 Simplifying Radicals CLASSWORK:

Lesson Check p 350-351 #13-21


IXL:  Algebra 1 EE.7



5.8 Reteach


5.8 PWS


5.8 VWS




Lessons 5.5 to 5.6 IXL Day

Complete 5-6 VWS (see link above)

If you finish early do to continue to review for the quiz.

Lesson Check Review WS (handouts)

Watch Video Nerd Tutorials on Pearson Realize



Lessons 5.5 to 5.6 5.5 to 5.8 Quiz

IXL Due Algebra 1 P.3, P.6

Biology- Sept 25-29

Topics:  Cells & Science Fair

Transport Problems- Due Friday, Sept 29th

Lab Report:
Design- A- Cell Osmosis STEM Challenge Lab Report- Due Wednesday, Sept 27th (see details below)

Science Fair:
Final Draft Hypothesis, Control, & Variables- Due Tues, Sept 26th
Rough Draft Experimental Design- Due Tues, October 3rd


Design-A-Cell STEM project Lab Requirements- 50 points

Observations: Use the qualitative and quantitative observations from the grape lab to describe what happens to a material surrounded by semipermeable membrane.  (4 points)

Problem/Question:  Make a one sentence statement to describe the main problem or question you are trying to solve in this project. (2 points)

Research:  Describe the properties of the cell membrane and how these make the cell membrane semipermeable.   Define osmosis and explain how it takes place, including the various environments that cause it to occur.  Explain how the cell reacts to the environments in order to keep homeostasis.  Describe the cell membrane’s role in maintaining homeostasis.  (10 points)

Hypotheses:  State the three hypotheses regarding how the cell will react to each environment.  (6 points)

Materials:  Create a list of materials that was used in your lab. (2 points)

Procedure:  List the step-by-step, detailed instructions for testing your hypothesis.  (12 points)

Data:  Create a table which shares the data taken from your lab.  Be sure it’s clearly labelled and has the proper units for all measurements.  (6 points)

Conclusion:  Based on your data, draw a conclusion about each of your hypotheses.  Describe how this experiment demonstrates osmosis.  If there are any errors, discuss these and how you would redesign your cell to create the desired result.  (8 points)