Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 31-September 4 - The first full week of school.

Classes are a bit shorter today due to early release (every Monday). The Montana Map Activity is due SOC today. Benson will go over the guidelines and expectations. Periods 1, 3, 4 will have a guidelines/expectations sheet that parents need to read and sign. This should be returned by SOC Thursday. Honors students will have a short assignment that goes with the guidelines handout - due SOC tomorrow.

All of Benson's classes will be doing a "Density Lab" today. If you miss the lab, come in during lunch on Thursday or Friday to make it up. you may also come in during 5th period Friday.

All of Benson's classes will be doing a lab today ("How does salt affect ice-water?)

Students will watch a video while Benson issues books. If you miss class, watch this video.

Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains concepts related to ocean currents. If you miss this day, watch the video below, get a copy of the notes handout from Benson, copy the notes from a classmate, and read text pages 448-453 (honors 426-433).

IMPORTANT - The "Freshman Tail-gating" event will take place this evening at the football stadium. Listen to announcements for details. . . free T-shirt, free food, free admission to the football game (HHS vs. Flathead).

Question of the Week: Why is water at the equator not as salty as water to the north and south of it? Us the internet or other resources to find the answer.

Video of the Week

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Welcome Class of 2019!

I hope everyone had a GREAT summer! I look forward to getting to know all of you, and I am excited about the upcoming school year. This site will be used to keep students and parents updated on what's happening in class. I plan to add a new post (plan for week, resources, etc.) before the start of of each school week. If you (students, parents, etc.) would like to receive the posts when they are added, select Posts (Atom) below and provide your information. Thanks!

Here are some tidbits to get you started . . .

1. is a useful site that provides links to the web pages of HHS teachers who teach freshmen. Not all teachers have web pages, but this provides a convenient way to access all of the sites that are available. The teacher sites should be updated by September 1st.

2. I am one of the advisers for the HHS Outdoor Club. CLICK HERE to see our Facebook Page. We meet at noon every Friday (starting after Labor Day).

NOTE: Check out other "Important Links", which will always be available on the right side of this webpage.

Wednesday, August 26 - Bengal Beginnings Day
Freshmen will participate in orientation activities in the morning. In the afternoon, they will go to each of their classes for about 10 minutes.

Thursday, August 27
Students will do a "Montana Map Activity".

Friday, August 28
Benson will do a couple demonstrations, students will take a quiz (not graded) to assess their science background, and then be given time to finish the map activity from yesterday. If you missed this day watch this short YouTube video.

Attention Honors Students - Below are some links that will with the last few questions on your map activity.

1. The Wilderness Society

2. Montana Wilderness Association

3. Wilderness FAQs

Click on the map below for a larger view of Montana's 15 designated wilderness areas.