Last Game Club meeting of the year (pizza and soda, empty calories for all!) met yesterday. It has been a great run this year with a whole pile of freshmen joining the ranks. Once you get past their freshmen-ness, they're good kids. We look forward to ragging on the next batch in the fall.
The year ends with a big announcement and plans for the 2017-2018 round of Game Club, too. With a huge thanks to the Spearfish Foundation for Public Education, we have received a $1500 grant! That's right, kiddos, we are going to load up on new games! To make this gift even sweeter, we are partnering with Dice to Mice, the local Spearfish game shop, so everything stays local and we we have access to some truly creative games.
I am also planning some events and fundraising opportunities for next year to build up a stockpile of consoles and geek gear (t-shirts, anyone?), so Game Club is going to the big leagues. Move over, RAVE and drama... the nerds are taking over!
King of the Nerds: Legendary Creature
(all nerds have +1/+1 and first strike)
"Hello students and parents! This semester in Mr. Sullivan’s classroom, I will be his personal apprentice. My name is McKenna McCreary and I am facilitating my student teaching from Black Hills State University in his Algebra, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus classes. I will be in the classroom for a total of sixteen weeks which will take us into the final weeks of April. This is my final field experience before I will be solely on my own. I have had field experiences in the 7th and 8th grade classrooms, so this will be a new adventure with high school and more difficult content.
Just a hop over the border, I grew up in Gillette, Wyoming. I went to Black Hills State University after graduating in 2013 where I am majoring in Math Education and minoring in History Education. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, biking, and skiing. Currently I am learning how to snowboard so if you ever see someone wrecking down the slopes, that’s probably me!
I am excited to have this opportunity to teach in the Spearfish High School. For most of the semester, I will be “taking over the class”. If you have any questions at all, I am free before and after school. I also am available through email: email@example.com. Communication is key through this process so just contact me and let me know your comments, concerns, and questions.
Looking forward, we need to think about the end-game. Two more chapters, 4.5 weeks, and it's time for finals already! Please remember to look through the syllabus and website for any questions. The final for PreCalc is a whopping 20% of the semester grade (transitioning to college-thinking, remember), so students need to start planning ahead. All this math is also great review for the ACT, which many of our Juniors will be taking this winter/spring. As always, if you have questions, I'm more than willing to help!
"The worst thing about the zombie apocalypse will be pretending that I'm not excited."