Hello and Welcome to LSW! 

My name is Melvetta Manning and I have been teaching for 16 years.  I taught 5 years in the Park Hill school district at Park Hill South High School, and my last 11 years in the Lee's Summit school district, here at Lee's Summit West High School.

I graduated from William Chrisman High school in 1997 and graduated with a BA in Mathematics from Ottawa University in 2001. I earned my masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in mathematics at Concordia University Portland, Oregon in 2012.  

I am a single mom of one very mature rambunctious 15 year old who  attends the Freshman Center in the Blue Springs school district and a 6 year old Yorkie name Baller! 

Family is really important to me, that is why I treat my classes and students like they are my family.  I am available to help your student before or after school and all of my students will be receiving my home phone number, so they can text or call with questions at night when they are working at home. 

Though my goal is for all of my students to pass, your student has to work for me, in order for me to assess what they do and don't know. My math students have to ask questions so that I can clarify instructions and lessons accordingly.  Your student must come in and get the help they need to clarify the standards and lessons. They have to be an advocate for themselves with you as a parent there to guide and direct them. WE can not want the grade or do the work for each student. They have to participate in their own learning journey.  
Connect to Learn! 
We will be using the district learning management system Schoology. Wait... What is it called again? 
(How do you say that!? )   The connect to learn initiative started last year in the Lsr7 district.  In the math department at LSWHS, we know how important it is for students to practice and to show mastery.  Learning management systems help us prepare our students for future learning environments as well as provide timely grade feedback.  This new system will allow you to help organize and manage your students assignments, assessments, and activities!  This video will help you set up an account and prepare for this upcoming school year! 
Once you have your parent access code please click here! 
 I look forward to having a great year!  Please do not hesitate to contact me when you have questions and concerns that need to be addressed.  We can want the best for our children but we can not do the work for them!  It is time for your student to take  responsibility for their own education and get the help they need when they need it. It starts from day 1 in math...   Here's to a great year; where everyday is a great day to be a Titan and live Titan strong!

God Bless!

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