Homework Assignments

December Extended Homeroom Results

posted Jan 4, 2013, 5:19 AM by Ellen Murray

Here are the preliminary results from our extended homeroom exercise in December.  Our students were honest about their knowledge of world leaders. 


posted Oct 12, 2012, 11:47 AM by Ellen Murray

I think we're all going to be sick of the word "rubrics" by the end of our 10 year accreditation cycle.  Love them or hate them, they are part of our assessment system and we've got to make sure we're using them.  The only way to become more familiar with our rubrics is to use them on a regular basis.  The suggested homework assignment is to use at least one rubric/week in your classroom.  Eventually it will become a part of what you do and the students will have a better understanding of the QHS expectations.
Click on the RUBRICS tab on the left to find a copy of each of our rubrics.

Extended Homeroom - Thank You

posted Jan 26, 2012, 11:05 AM by Ellen Murray

I would like to thank everyone that sent me their students' responses from the January extended homeroom.  It was nice to read about the pride that our students have about being a part of the Quincy High community. 

Extended Homeroom 12/14/11

posted Jan 3, 2012, 8:48 AM by Ellen Murray

Attached is the "Core Values" assignment for Wednesday's extended homeroom.  Our focus will be on familiarizing our students with our current Core Values, Beliefs and Learning Expectations.

Extended Homeroom 11/9/11

posted Nov 3, 2011, 12:01 PM by Ellen Murray

Attached is the "Creative Thinking 101" Assignment. 

The Outsiders

posted Sep 2, 2011, 8:14 AM by Ellen Murray

Have you read the book The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton?  One of the main characters, Ponyboy, will be instrumental in helping our students learn about our rubrics.  It's a great book so pick up a copy and check it out if you haven't already done so.

Creative Thinking Rubric

posted Sep 2, 2011, 8:10 AM by Ellen Murray

This year we will be asking students to become familiar with our rubrics.  We will be extending homeroom once/month to expose them to our Creative Thinking Rubric and our Core Values and Beliefs.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with this rubric before we introduce it to our students in homeroom.

The Think.Work.Share. Challenge

posted Apr 4, 2011, 6:28 AM by Ellen Murray   [ updated Sep 6, 2011, 6:28 AM ]

We are embracing our motto but now it's time to make it more than just a saying.  We need to "walk the walk" and make all of our academic, civic and social expectations a reality in our classrooms.  The challenge will be incorporating one or more of the new rubrics into your lessons this year.  You can adapt the rubric a bit to fit the needs of your project.  The important thing is that our students get exposure to them because this will help foster an understanding of what the expectations are here at Quincy High.  All of the rubrics are posted under the RUBRICS tab on the left. 

Core Values, Beliefs and Expectations

posted Apr 4, 2011, 6:12 AM by Ellen Murray

Here is a quick homework assignment:  Read through the Core Values and Beliefs statement, and the Academic, Civic and Social expectations.  After you have read them, take a look at our school-wide rubrics (posted on this website).  Do you see a connection?  There is a very important connection and not everyone realizes that.  Your assignment is to read through these documents and identify how they are connected.

R-U-B-R-I-C-S Continued

posted Feb 8, 2011, 6:29 AM by Ellen Murray

Here is your second homework assignment.
After you have used one of the school wide rubrics in your classroom let us know how it worked.  We are counting on teacher feedback to help us make these rubrics as effective as possible.  Pass your thoughts on to your department head to bring up at our next Principal's Council meeting.  Thank you!

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