Mr. Ted Zawacki’s Government/Economics class held their second debate of the semester on the argument: “Partial Birth Abortion Should be Illegal”. The debaters prepared detailed arguments and rebuttals that were well thought out and articulated. A comprehensive understanding of Roe vs. Wade resulted and was the cornerstone of the debate.
The students are shown using the textbook’s online review to prepare for their chapter test. The students complete the self-check quizzes and chapter test online. The website provides hints to the students as they are working on each problem. It also provides the correct answers once they complete each quiz in order for them to check their work. I am looking forward to success on the TEST!
Mrs. Sklarin’s geometry class enjoyed a break form arithmetic today as they created tessellations. Tessellations are patterns made from shapes that cover the entire surface without gaps or overlaps. The students used congruence transformations to move their shapes around to cover the surface of a page. Students used translations with their crazy squares and rotations with their crazy triangles. The pattern block station was the biggest hit with the students. Many wonderful and colorful shapes were created. We hope you enjoy our photo gallery of our Tessellation Day.
Here is Mr. Breland with his class having fun!!! We are all enjoying our first semester at Heritage Academy and are so happy to be here! Mr. Breland is teaching his class America’s story. We are learning about the history of America and each other too! We are all thankful to be a part of a supportive learning environment where we can count on one another!
Mr. Zawacki’s Government/Economics class had their first debate of the year. The topic concerned Gun Control. Students James Hammond and Will Miles took the Affirmative position: “Gun Control legislation as it currently stands should not be altered or changed.” Arguing for the Negative position were students Lee Hammerschmidt and Peter Kelesis.
Like our Founding Fathers, students in Ms. Hobson’s afternoon U.S. Government class worked in groups to create new governments. This activity was a conclusion to their lessons on how governments are formed, types of governments, and the origins of the U.S. Government.
The Third year Spanish class is avidly studying the current migration of the Monarch Butterfly from our island of Hilton Head to Michoacan, Mexico, where over 250 million will reside for the winter. Our students have recently recorded sightings of the Monarch in our community and are presenting their findings to the class in their Spanish power point projects. We are learning a great deal in Spanish about our fragile ecosystem!
Mr. Zawacki’s U.S. History students composed a Current Events essay regarding the epic bankruptcy of the city of Detroit. Discussions took place regarding how and why this occurred and who the bankruptcy impacts.
The rich history of Detroit and the government’s plan for resurgence were also widely discussed.
Catching up with Heritage Academy students at Smith Sterns Tennis Academy this week as they look forward to summer break. Let the countdown begin!
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Posted May 18, 2018 ·
Strong showing this weekend at IJGT's Lowcountry Championship held at Dolphin Head Golf Club on Hilton Head Island for Heritage Academy and IJGA students Muhamad Izwan Zaini (taking 1st-place in the Boys 14 & Under Division), Zaid Khan (2nd-place in the Boys 14 & Under Division), Alex Lamarca (2nd-place in the Boys 15 - 19 Division), Leo Hernandez (T3rd-place in the Boys 15 - 19 Division) and Sae Saito (3rd-place in the Girls Division). Congrats to all!
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Posted May 14, 2018 ·
Performing under pressure .... way to go Kotaro on your Big Win this weekend and qualifying for the IMG Junior World Championship!
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Posted May 14, 2018 ·