ATTENTION: Important Announcements

Second Semester Exams

Submitted by Ms. Askew

Math

Honors Algebra II students finished third quarter discovering complex numbers. We are moving onto arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, and will end the year with a unit on statistics. Students will participate in a wide variety of activities to discover surveys, sample size, statistical tests, and standard deviations.

In Algebra I, students have been busy learning about quadratic functions. We have solved, graphed, and explored transformations of graphs. One of the favorite activities of the unit was an activity on the chromebooks. We used an activity that acts like a “guess who” game where students are asking each other questions to eliminate graphs. During this process, students are developing their mathematical vocabulary and learning to be detailed when they are asking questions.

In other math news, members of the math team will be going to the state competition next Saturday at the University of Illinois.

 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Junior Prom Committee Members:  there will be a meeting at Anne Carney’s house on Sunday at 3pm. This will be the last committee meeting before prom. Please attend if possible.

 

The boys basketball free throw a-thon fundraiser is tomorrow @ 1 pm in the high school gym.

 

Reminder: please return your registration packets into the office ASAP. Please make sure everything has been signed and filled out before returning.

 

Iroquois West Soccer Summer Camp forms are available in the office. Forms need to be returned by May 19th.

 

Raider Baseball/Softball today at home at 4:30 against Ridgeview

Raider Girls Varsity Track today at GCMS at 4:30

 

SCHOOL EVENTS DISMISS TIME BUS TIMES
Track – Girls Varsity 2:55 3:05

 

Today’s meetings will be:

Girls Basketball – grades 9-11 New gym
Football New gym

 

Potato Bar today

LUNCH MENU:  Z-Ribs – Baked Beans – Applesauce – Milk

Thursday, April 23, 2015

 

Junior Prom Committee Members:  there will be a meeting at Anne Carney’s house on Sunday at 3pm. This will be the last committee meeting before prom. Please attend if possible.

 

The boys basketball free throw a-thon fundraiser is this Saturday @ 1 pm in the high school gym.

 

Reminder: please return your registration packets into the office ASAP. Please make sure everything has been signed and filled out before returning.

 

Boys basketball open gym today from 6:30-8:30 pm.

 

 

Raider Baseball/Softball today against Tri-Point at 4:30; baseball plays in Cullom and Softball plays in Kempton

 

SCHOOL EVENTS DISMISS TIME BUS TIMES
Baseball/Softball 2:55 3:05

 

Today’s meetings will be:

Chess Club Rm 203
Art Club Rm 128

 

Potato Bar Friday

LUNCH MENU:  Chicken Patty on Bun – Green Beans – Peaches – Goldfish Crackers – Milk

Half Day Early Dismissal without Lunch

alarm-clock-155187_640Friday May 1, 2015 will be 1/2 day of student attendance without lunch.

DES will begin dismissal at 11:10

GES and UES will begin dismissal at 11:15

MS will begin dismissal at 11:30

HS will begin dismissal at 11:45

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Reminder: please return your registration packets into the office ASAP. Please make sure everything has been signed and filled out before returning.

 

Boys basketball open gym tomorrow from 6:30-8:30 pm.

 

Raider JV Track today at Paxton at 4:30

 

SCHOOL EVENTS DISMISS TIME BUS TIMES
JV Track 3:10 3:20

 

Today’s meetings will be:

Chemistry Club Cafeteria

 

Potato Bar today and Friday

 

 LUNCH MENU:  Meatloaf – Mashed Potatoes – Pears – Dinner Roll- Milk

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Congratulations to the Horticulture and Ag Mechanics teams! In the Mechanics contest, Chest Henrichs placed 5th for welding and Logan McClain placed 3rd for electricity. In the Horticulture contest, the team placed 1st overall! Individual placings were Tess Cummings – 1st; Macy Tippie – 4th; Elizabeth Albrecht – 5th; Renee Gerling – 7th; Noah Wilwohl – 8th; Zach Price – 14th and Stephanie Orr – 19th. Great job everyone!!!!

 

Reminder: please return your registration packets into the office ASAP. Please make sure everything has been signed and filled out before returning.

 

Boys basketball open gym today and Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm.

 

Seniors – The yearbook still needs photos of your younger years for inclusion in the slideshow at graduation.  Send your photos via email or give them to Mrs. Monk as soon as possible.

 

Raider Baseball/Softball today at St. Anne at 4:30

Raider Track today at Central at 4:00

 

SCHOOL EVENTS DISMISS TIME BUS TIMES
Baseball/Softball 2:50 3:00
Track 2:55 3:05

 

LUNCH MENU:  Salisbury Steak – Noodles – Vegetable – Pineapple – Dinner Roll – Milk

Science News

Submitted by Mrs. Brown

Brown April 2015

Honors Biology

Students are studying evolution of organisms over time. We have studied aspects of natural selection by graphing types of natural selection. We have also spent a great deal of time researching evidences in support of natural selection by reading articles, utilizing computer simulations, and viewing videos such as the one shown here (Rock Pocket Mouse Video). Finally this week students put together fossil records for fictional organisms to show how an incomplete record makes it somewhat difficult to trace the gradual change of organisms over time.

Physical Science

Students are studying motion in our current unit. We have studied potential and kinetic energy after building two different structures emphasizing the changes and conservation of energy. We have also studied the motion of projectiles through the building of catapults. Finally, we culminated this unit with viewing of a “Mythbusters” episode that was looking at both projectile motion and potential vs. kinetic energy.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Congratulations to our Band and Chorus students for their performances at Music Organizational in Clifton on Saturday. The Concert Choir received Division 2 ratings from two judges and a Division 1 rating from one judge, while the Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Jazz Choir received Division 1 ratings from all three judges! Our music department finished FIRST in IHSA Music Sweepstakes out of 84 Class C schools in the state!

 

Seniors – The yearbook still needs photos of your younger years for inclusion in the slideshow at graduation.  Send your photos via email or give them to Mrs. Monk as soon as possible.

 

Raider Track today at Manteno at 4:15

 

SCHOOL EVENTS DISMISS TIME BUS TIMES
Track 2:30 2:40

 

LUNCH MENU:  Taco w/Meat, Lettuce & Cheese – Salsa – Applesauce – Goldfish Crackers – Milk

 

 

Physics has been lights out!

Submitted by Mr. G Meyer

Physics

The last couple weeks the Physics classes have been working on electricity.  They were required to calculate the number of light bulbs used in the high school in order to give an approximation of the amount of energy used in a day.  Students then calculated how much that costs on a daily, and yearly basis.  After that, they found what they thought were the best possible replacement bulbs in order to save energy.  In our hypothetical, we found that over the course of 15 years, money could be saved by switching to more energy efficient lights.  *Disclaimer: we estimated the time each light was on in a day and did not take into account whether or not the lights were compatible with our lighting systems.  It’s not a perfect scenario, but it was still a lot of fun and eye opening!

Chemistry classes are working on stoichiometry (stoy-key-om-eh-tree).  By understanding stoichiometry, they will be able to determine how much product they will get from mixing two chemicals.  They will then have to do the experiment and check to see how close they can get to their expected results.

Chemistry Club went to the middle school a couple weeks ago to do demonstrations for the 1st and 2nd grade classes, and oh my gosh was it a blast!  Well, not literally a blast because we didn’t blow anything up, but it was a great experience for everybody.

Honors Chemistry and Physics will be starting their innovation week projects in the coming weeks!  This year’s innovation night will be May 18th.  Stop by and see all the hard work they put in!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Good luck to our Band & Chorus students as they compete at IHSA Music Organizational tomorrow at Clifton. This performance is a requirement for participation in the spring trip and will determine our final state sweepstakes ranking. All students need to meet here at 9:15 tomorrow to sign in! Good luck!

 

Seniors – The yearbook still needs photos of your younger years for inclusion in the slideshow at graduation.  Send your photos via email or give them to Mrs. Monk as soon as possible.

 

Seniors – if you are interested in participating in the Baccalaureate Service on Sunday, May 17 please sign up in the office.

 

Today’s meetings will be:

Senior Class Meeting Cafeteria

 

LUNCH MENU:  Cheese Pizza – Lettuce – Mandarin Oranges – Brownie – Milk

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