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Word of the Week Wednesday: Iterate

On October 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.
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iterate

[it-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), iterated, iterating.
1.

to utter again or repeatedly.
2.

to do (something) over again or repeatedly.
verb (used without object), iterated, iterating.
3.

to operate or be applied repeatedly, as a linguistic rule or mathematical formula.
Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/iterate?s=t
 

Take Time Tuesday: Changing Times

On October 21, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.
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So often students and parents want a “list” of careers that a student can choose. It’s just not that simple. It’s like providing a list of people for you to marry. There are so many factors to consider that one “list” cannot be the answer. Another reason this is not in the best interest of the student is because our world is changing. Yes, it’s a good idea to know your strengths and what some of your interests are before choosing a college (because college is expensive!). However, the comfortable and familiar question that has been asked for so many years, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has transformed into, “What problems do you want to solve? and What legacy do you want to leave?” These are harder questions to answer, but they are much more realistic for your future. Recent reports state that 65-80% of the jobs you will work in – haven’t been created yet. What?! We live in a rapidly changing, technology-driven global society. Knowing how to learn, knowing how to access and use information, communicating with individuals of diverse cultures and abilities, critical thinking to solve problems in a team - these are the skills you need for the future – in whatever college major or career you pursue. It takes time, effort, initiative, and knowing how to continuously improve your skills.

What problems do you want to solve?

What legacy do you want to leave?

What kind of life do you want to live?

 

Manners Monday: Thank You

On October 20, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.
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Thank the people in your life. A kind word goes a long way.
 

No School Thursday & Friday

On October 15, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.
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What a great time to catch up on homework, apply for college, apply for scholarships, apply for a part-time job, or prepare for the ACT! Enjoy your break – make it a productive one!

 

Word of the Week Wednesday: Antithetic

On October 15, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.
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I came across this word twice while reading an article. I had to look it up. It means opposite. Why don’t they just say opposite then? Here is this week’s ACT Word of the Week:

antithetic

[an-tuh-thet-ik]
adjective
1.

of the nature of or involving antithesis.
2.

directly opposed or contrasted; opposite.
Also, antithetical.
Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/antithetical?s=t
 

Do you need a resume for a part-time job, scholarship application, or college program? Here is a 9 minute video walking you through how to create a GOOD resume (that will get you into the YES pile) in a Google doc. Stop in the career center for the hand-out and samples. www.tinyurl.com/resume15

 

 

 

Manners Monday: The Interrupter

On October 13, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.
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Nobody enjoys an interrupter – in school, at work, or in life. Remembering this will make you a much more likeable human.

 

Fun Friday

On October 10, 2014, in College, by Mrs. A.
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Enjoy your weekend – stay safe, WF! And, if you find yourself with extra time – do some English or Reading Practice Tests in testGEAR to prepare for the ACT: www.tinyurl.com/testgear15

 

 

TbT: 1965

On October 9, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.
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On this date back in 1965, the Beatles’ “Yesterday” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks. On a side-note, in middle school choir (1988-1991-ish with Mr. Mueller!), we sang “Yesterday.” And, yeah, we were pretty awesome.

You can listen to ”Yesterday” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNnaxGFO18o

Source: http://www.historyorb.com/events/october/9

 

Word of the Week Wednesday: Pernicious

On October 8, 2014, in College, by Mrs. A.
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This Week’s ACT Word is: Pernicious [per-nish-uh's] adjective Pernicious means causing insidious harm or ruin; destructive; ruinous; injurious; hurtful. Pernicious can also mean deadly or fatal, and a more archaic definition of pernicious, simply, is wicked.

Source:  http://collegeadmissions.testmasters.com/tag/sat-vocabulary-word-of-the-week/