HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER LAB
Managed by Mrs. Linda Grossane and Mrs. Annette Frank
The High School Computer Lab is available for teachers to sign-up during school hours. The lab is also available to students during study hall, lunch and after school to work on projects. Workshops for teachers are also held in the High School Lab. The lab has been full of activity with students and teachers using technology to enhance learning.
Guidance Department Counselors introduced 9th and 10th Grade English Classes with Career Workshop using Naviance website. Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.
Ninth graders took an interest inventory to help them determine the type of career they may want to pursue.
Tenth graders created their own accounts which they used to create resumes. Their resumes can be updated and edited for the remainder of their academic school years either at school or at home.
Ms. Rubenstein and Ms. Kahner’s Economics 12H classes are using an investing simulating program called investopedia.com. To play the stock market game, they compete with $95,000 in virtual money, research their stocks, purchase and trade stocks, record their transactions and explain how their portfolio is progressing. This project helps students learn about investments, corporations, and the American economy.
Mr. Thiem’s 9th Grade students used the lab to practice for their Global History and Geography Regents. They wrote essays based on DBQ (document-based questions). Students practiced writing an essay about “Africa before European Arrival.” When students construct their DBQ essays, they often use several documents per paragraph to prove each part of their thesis. DBQ units provide students with the opportunity to engage in the same historical thinking and writing students use in Mini-Qs.