Friday, November 28, 2014

This weeks flag football schedule

We will have practice this Sunday (11/30) from 11:00 to 12:30ish and Monday (12/1) after school.
Our first playoff opponent will be the winner of the Trevista/Waller game (played at Trevista at 3:45 on 12/2) at Slavens on Wednesday (12/3).  I would like to have  chance to see that game, but I have a fauculty meeting until 4:00. I highly recommend that some players watch that game if possible so we can see what we are up against.  If we win on Wednesday, we will most likely play Montbello again in the semis on Thursday with the championships on Friday at South.  The weather looks good all week, so I am assuming all the games will be played as scheduled.

Here's the link to the playoff bracket:
http://athletics.dpsk12.org/ms_sports/mslatefall14.html

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Football Game @ TJ Today 11/19

If you contacted me about driving yesterday please meet us at 3:15 in the lobby.  I will be emailing you at my first planning period.

Investigation 2.5 for the students who were shadowing

You must watch these and come to class with notes:
ffpc_inv_2_5_launch

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Football Game Cancelled Today 11/18

Today's game has been cancelled and tomorrows game is tentatively scheduled for the Slavens field, but DPS is reserving the TJ field in case our field isn't playable.  We will need to organize a driving schedule to get our players over there since we will not have buses.  Please get in touch with me if you can drive and how many you can take.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Monday football practiceon Monday AFTER SCHOOL

Monday - Practice
Tuesday - Game @ home
Wednesday - Game @ home
Thursday - Off (extra help)
Friday - Scout our first football game opponent (if we win on Monday and Tuesday) or Playoff game (If we lose one of our two games this week)

Thanksgiving week off (Monday - Friday) Practice on Sunday for sure.  Stay tuned for details.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New football game schedule

(From DPS)
Flag football will be cancelled tomorrow, Friday November 14th.

Here is the plan for next week/playoffs.

I am going to reschedule all the games for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The “must” be played games that may determine playoff seeding etc will be played with the highest priority in mind on all three days. If we can start the first round of playoff games and the weather cooperates, we will have 2-4 games on Friday, November 21st.


Here is the tentative schedule for next week:

Tuesday, November 18th

Lake @ Trevista
Hill @ Denver Green
Place @ Slavens
Kepner @ Henry
Grant Ranch @ Grant


Wednesday, November 19th

DCIS-MB @ Vista
Morey @ Henry
Greenwood @ Waller
Skinner @ McAuliffe
Roberts @ Slavens
Hill @ Hamilton

Thursday, November 20th

Moore @ Skinner
Denver West @ Merrill
DCIS-MB @ Greenwood
Vista @ MLK
Morey @ DCIS-Phoenix
Hamilton @ Place

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Homework tonight

ace 2-4, 8-16 in the second section

Football practice

We will have a practice on Friday in the gym from 6:50 to 7:50 on Friday.

Football update

All Football games are CANCELLED for today and tomorrow and the schedule has been updated to reflect that. We will wait and see about Friday games after tomorrow. We (DPS) are working a master plan to finish up flag football games that need to be played before starting playoffs and when that will happen. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Grades Update

IC seems to be working now.  I have updated all classes and I will be posting grades once I input your GGG portfolio folders.  After that is done I will be passing out progress reports so please be patient when waiting for your grade.  Your algebra tests will be graded after the folders and will not be going on this terms grade report.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Homework videos

Watch these videos and your notes will be checked in on Wednesday for homework

algebra 5 5 diff of squares examples
algebra 5 5 examples diff of square
algebra 5 5 diff of squares in action

Football update

I talked to DPS athletics and their cut off temperature is around 40.  As a result, I am cancelling practice, but we will have at least one morning practice in the gym this week.  I am waiting to hear from Coach Weiss for the days that the gym is available.

Sub plans Wednesday 11/12

8th grade math (8-9, 10-11)

1) Do warm -up
2) Have students go over warm-up
3) Grade algebra sheet 5-3 (key is on the desk)
4) Read intro to inv 2.2 and do getting ready
5) Students do Inv 2.2 - have someone check in homework notes
6) Summarize Inv 2.2 (at least as much as they finish)
6a) pass out algebra sheet 5-5 (multiples of 3)
7) If there is time, start homework

FFPC Inv 2.2 overview
FFPC Inv 2.2 summary

Mathletics (study hall)

Friday, November 7, 2014

8F: Y46PSE
8Y: AXT59M

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Latest from the district in regards to our grading program (IC)

DPS CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS
INFINITE CAMPUS UPDATE

DoTS communicated recently that we are investigating the issues regarding IC slowness and connectivity.  DoTS has escalated this as our highest priority to resolve.  

We have implemented a number of changes and are gathering information to see if there has been a positive impact.  Based on the results of the data we are collecting, there is a possibility that we will need to take IC offline from close-of-business on Friday, November 6 through Tuesday, November 11.  We will communicate the finalized plan to you tomorrow (Friday).

We wish to communicate our sincere appreciation for your patience as we work through this difficult issue and apologize for the disruption this has caused in our schools.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Schedule change Please read

Since we have gotten off the homework assignment sheet, here's a new schedule:
day            classwork                                          homework that night
Wed           Inv 2.1                                                     ace 1, 50, 51 p. 30
thur            Algebra sheet                                           Algebra sheet 5-3
                  5-3 mult of 3
Fri              No class due to congressional hearings    Notes on video

Homework Due 11/5

5-3   Monomial Factors of Polynomials
Manditory viewing for homework
5 3 factoring gcm
algebra 5 3 factoring gcm part 2

Please pass on to your family:
Our grading program, IC,  has a major glitch in it that only allows teachers access intermittently (yesterday we had access to IC from 7:30 to 10:00ish).  The district has said that the fix requires the program to be off line for 3 to 5 days and they will be fixing it during Thanksgiving.  I (and all other teachers) will have a hard time updating grades during this time.