ATTENTION STUDENTS!!!!-Effective Starting April 2nd, there will be a change to Student Search Capabilities

We are going to limit student searches to use of Bing.com and Google.com only.  Other search tools like dogpile.com, duckduckgo.com, etc.  will be blocked for students.  

Baseball TRYOUTS begin!!!!
Feb 5th-7th grade 3pm
Feb 7th-8th grade 3pm
*Rule change in effect this year:  Composite barrels are okay if it is a -3 and stamped BBCOR
     Composite Handles are okay with aluminum BBCore barrel.
    Bat must be stamped/certified.
    Metal cleats are allowed.  

 We will be looking at Argumentative Writing, and looking at the stories in Unit 4 on Study Sync.  The Big Idea..."How does the setting affect the plot and conflict of the story?"

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  I am excited that you are here at Alta Sierra.  This is a great school and I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

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Text the message @gk8f7 to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @gk8f7 to (559) 400-8227. 

A little personal information about Mr. McGrady:
    Teacher in Clovis Unified since 1991
    Married with one son who is attending and playing baseball at Fresno Pacific University
    My wife, Cindy, is a professor at Fresno Pacific University
    Head 8th grade football coach and Head 7th grade baseball coach
    Enjoy fly fishing, all sports, traveling to Montana and the beach
    Graduated from Sonoma State B.A. Business 1986, played baseball under legendary coach John Goelz who is still coaching at SSU
    Teaching Credential from Fresno State 1991
    Math Supplemental Credential 2002

Below is a list of recommended supplies for Academic Block:
    3-ring binder with dividers
    #2 pencils
    white lined college-ruled binder paper
    blue and black pens
    book covers
    memory key for computer

Personal computers are beneficial but also optional.  We will be using school computers that will stay in the classroom.   A computer contract will be coming home on the first day of school to be signed.  

If you would like to donate to our class the following items would be greatly appreciated:
    boxes of kleenex
    binder paper
    Markers and boxes of crayons for projects

Student log in link for illuminate: