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The end of the school year brings end of the year tests and 4th quarter grades.  I hope all of my students learned a great deal and by the looks of the fourth quarter grades, they really did.  Most students can be proud of the scores they achieved.

As the students prepare to move on I would like to reassert how important it is to have excellent study habits and a consistent work ethic.  Success depends as much on attitude as it does on aptitude.  I commend the students who worked hard, sometimes harder than they wanted to, and achieved great success in my class.  Keep up the excellent work!

To the students who fell short of their goals this year, I would like to offer my encouragement.  The great thing about being young is that there is plenty of time to reinvent yourself and make the necessary changes so you can realize the successes that you desire.  Please understand that teachers are there to inform you, coach you, and help you on your educational journey.  Take advantage of their knowledge and their willingness to help you gain the skills you need for success.

Some of the students who did not work up to their potential earned grades that were low enough to necessitate a change in their math class placement for the 2015-16 school year.  If your student was reassigned to a different level math class for the 2015-16 school year, it was done in order for the student to be placed in a math class that is the appropriate level and matches the student’s current effort and ability.  A return to the Honors Math program may be possible in the future (such as moving to Honors Geometry as a Sophomore after an excellent year in Freshman Algebra) but to accomplish this a change in study habits will need to occur.  If this is the case for your student, please continue to encourage them and monitor their progress.

Best of luck to all of you and have a fun and safe summer vacation!

Mr. Petersen (aka The Math Ninja)





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