World Geography Class Gets a Taste of Montreal!

1105151011 Students in the morning World Geography class enjoyed a visit from Mrs. Horup, Vivi’s mother,  yesterday.  She shared with us  her experiences growing up in the province of French Quebec, as well as some samples of French Canadian cuisine.  It was a most enjoyable way to synthesize from the textbook to real life!

 

World Geography Field Trip

World Geography students (high school & middle school) participated in three  Earth in Space programs during a visit to  Georgia Southern University’s planetarium.  It was a great visual  interactive learning experience for everyone.  Afterwards, the Heritage students enjoyed lunch in the campus food court and a guided tour of the college campus.  All in all, it was a meaningful activity and an opportunity for the two different groups of students to interact with one another in a fun and educational field trip.

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AP Lit Class Goes to the Theatre!

Visiting with one of the actors after viewing a performance of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, a Lean Ensemble Production.  Heritage’s own Jenny Zmarzly played the pivotal role of Amanda Wingfield, which made the evening even more meaningful for us.  The play was an introduction  to our study of  Williams’  A Streetcar Named Desire.

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United States History Honors Project

Madison Dillon and Kayla Kozak are shown here presenting their Power Point presentation on John Peter Zenger and Freedom of the Press. The controversy in the trial was highlighted as well as the benefits of a Free Press in today’s society. The second Power point was on the Battle of Yorktown in the Revolutionary War. The significance of French assistance and the strategy employed was emphasized to the students in Mr. Zawacki’s United States History class.Madison and Kayla

World Geography Presents Global Warming & Climate Zones

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Student presentation on Global Warming and Its Effects on Earth’s Climate Zones followed up the lesson on

Climate Zones.  Students created visual representations of the various climate zones, including vegetation,

weather, and animals.

Geography Samples Food From SW Asia!

Ms. Hobson’s World Geography sampled some food from SW Asia as they completed the unit!  Yum!

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Economics: The Stock Market Game

 

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Mr. Zawacki’s 3rd Block Economics class has concluded its participation and study of The Stock Market Game. Jasmine Chee has emerged as the winner with a return of $2, 176.23 on her $10,000 investment. The game began on March 31st and closed on May 1st. Second, Third and Fourth places were secured by Jamie Lin, Nick Russell and Arthur Yeager respectively.

 

Probability and Simulation Fun in Statistics

The students in Mrs. Sklarin’s Statistics classes had fun with probability and simulation on Friday, April 24. We simulated a family of five with Skittles to see which combinations of boys and girls were most likely. We shook the Skittles and if they landed “S” up it was a girl. As expected two or three girls were the most often outcomes. Next we played a dice game with loaded dice. One had four nines and two zeros. The other die had four threes and two elevens. The students partnered up and chose a die then the highest roll won. They played several rounds to “run many trials.” With the collected outcomes the students identified the winning die. They calculated the actual probabilities to verify their simulation results. But the fun was not over yet. Lastly, we investigated why we really buy cereal. I proposed that it was to acquire the red guitar hidden inside the cereal box for my nephew Blake. With 6 colors available, I asked the students to determine how many boxes I would expect to buy to get the desired red guitar. We used a regular die to simulate each purchased box. When they determined the number of boxes for the red guitar, my nephew changed his mind and now wanted all six guitars; one of each color.

 

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Pennies for Patients – Pizza Parties!

We are happy to celebrate with our “Pennies for Patients” winning classes! Mr. Costaksis’ 3rd block and Mr. Powell’s 6th block classes earned the honor of collecting the most change, over $100 each. Their prizes are a Pizza Party and a Bronze Champion Banner!  The generosity of our students will shine on through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as they continue their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and melanoma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We want to thank the whole school for giving a total of $840.47 for the cause.  Way to go Heritage Academy!

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Algebra 2 Students Hard at Work Before the Heritage Golf Tournament

The students in Mrs. Sklarin’s Algebra 2  class, the Wednesday before the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament, found themselves working hard. They completed the lesson and the homework. To celebrate, I gave them each a challenge problem to complete on the board. They met the challenge and still had a smile.  I hope they enjoy the golf tournament.

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