Academics Update

  • Implementing labs as much as possible has been a priority of the Science Department. In recent weeks Biology classes have been conducting experiments which document the photosynthesis process of Elodea plants and extracting DNA from different types of fruit. Chemistry has been exploring different chemical reactions and testing for the presence of different products using qualitative testing. Physics classes have been conducting experiments and demonstrations of momentum and impulse.

    Mr. Welsh’s Sports Medicine class performed a Heart Rate lab activity on one of the snow days. The students took their pulse before and after doing activity in the snow and compared the results.

    Mr. Kates met with his Cohort C students after school in the cafeteria so they could take the state written driver test

    Mrs. Fitchett and Mrs. Wagner- Their Biology classes extracted DNA from fruit! Students in person were able to use different types of fruit to compare their results. Mrs. Fitchett ran a lab demonstration for all our students who are remote. One student even completed the lab on their own over a weekend and sent their results, which happened to be better than the teachers!!

    Megan Hahn’s Web Design Class took the poem from Amanda Gorman to apply font theory they are learning in class.

    Debra Thomas’ Personal Finance class has been watching the Reddit users’ purchases of Game Stop stock on Robin Hood and seeing the effect this has had on the hedge funds betting against Game Stop and the stock market as a whole. Personal finance students are able to meet for extra help or to catch up after absences in a Meet in the afternoon.

    Students in Mr. Aha's USH 1 class recently explored the different precedents that George Washington set during his Presidency and compared them to modern Presidents and the traditions they still carry today.

    Students in Mr. Aha's USH 2 class recently learned about World War II including the Europe and Pacific theaters and the changes in society at home including the advancement of women and minorities during the war.

    Ms. Stevens- MD English Classes made predictions on when it would snow and 1” or more this school year. As luck would have it one of her Sophomore students guessed correctly, for Feb 2nd.

    Mrs. Fitchett and Mrs. Wagner- Their Biology classes extracted DNA from fruit! Students in person were able to use different types of fruit to compare their results. Mrs. Fitchett ran a lab demonstration for all our students who are remote. One student even completed the lab on their own over a weekend and sent their results, which happened to be better than the teachers!!

    Spanish, Italian, French and German students sat for the State Seal of Biliteracy testing. This is a four part test assessing reading, writing, listening and speaking.

    Renee Toliver’s Spanish 4 students are learning the Bachata, a dance originating in the Dominican Republic, but widely danced all over the world.

    In Ms. Garrido's English 3 & 4 classes, students participated in the formal research process as related to Shakespeare's Macbeth and Hamlet.  Last week and this week, they started presenting in class. As a positive of remote learning, students were more at ease presenting virtually than their counterparts last week in person:) 

     

    Health and Physical Education:

    Mr. Welsh- Uses Google Breakout rooms to work on a First Aid situation. The students were in small groups and assessed an accident and determined how to treat the injuries of the accident.

    Mrs. Donzuso - Junior Health class created First Aid Kits in preparation for an emergency. The students completed a project on the Major Bones and Muscles of the Body for Health 3.

    Mrs. Donzuso - The junior class also completed a project on Steroids.

     

    Art:

    Students' artwork is being submitted for the Center of the Arts annual Burlington County HS art show in Marlton. The show will run from Feb 18th-March 27th. - Art Club Bob Ross Challenge photo click here.

     

    Music:

    The music department has 3 students accepted to All-Eastern Honors Ensembles:

    Samantha Thomas - All-Eastern Mixed Choir

    Kassidy Farnum - All-Eastern Jazz Ensemble

    Nate Levas - All-Eastern Jazz Ensemble

    Eighteen vocal music students have been accepted to South Jersey Chorus.