My name is Byron Yoder and I am the Social Studies Student Teacher with Mrs. Silbaugh for the second semester. I will be graduating this December from William Penn University, and I will then move into my first classroom as a social studies teacher at Highland High School.
This week in Statistics class students are designing games of chance. They are applying what they have learned about probability, fair price and expected value to design games that should be fair - player breaks even over time, and a version that could be used to raise funds for a charity - player loses a little over time and proceeds go to a charity. Students are writing rules and playing each others' games to make sure the games work as designed. On Wednesday visitors will join us and check out the games. The goal will be to see if the visitors can tell which version of the game they are playing and give feedback on the game design.
Approximately 1800 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
92% Staff retention rate reflecting our employees' sustained commitment
Over 30 athletic teams between the middle and high schools.
80% of favorable staff responses measuring meaningful work and a positive work environment
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HS Choir | 100 members | 1 student selected for OPUS Honor Choir | Mixed Choir I Rating | Ladies Lyrica II Rating | Honor Choir Attendees | 3 Sold Out Madrigal Performances
Congratulations to our MPHS Student of the Week for November 7-11, Grace Puttmann! Grace was nominated by Mr. Banks. "Grace is always very helpful to her classmates. She demonstrates a positive attitude and outstanding work ethic each and every day." Awesome!
Sam always has a great attitude and works hard in everything she does.
Marryn is kind to everyone, works hard, and shows the PRIDE expectations each and every day.
Kinley is a great leader in the classroom. She is very responsible and participates often in class. She goes out of her way to help others and always tries her best.
Ashur is a positive leader and great listener in class. He also is caring and willing to help other students when needed!
Ms. Diane was nominated as staff member of the month because of her positive impact on students. Ms. Diane celebrates the unique traits of all students to ensure they feel accepted, included, and safe at school!
Congratulations to our MPHS Student of the Week for October 17-21, Cain Brown! He has been nominated by Mr. Coglan. Mr. Coglan says, "Cain has done a great job this semester working with his peers. He goes out of his way to help students in class who are struggling, and when he works with them he has great patience! " Way to go, Cain!
We have TWO Students of the Week at MPHS for October 10-14th. Congrats to Junior Hoffman for being nominated by Mrs. Freeman. Mrs. Freeman was thankful for Junior helping at the homecoming dance! Congrats to Reese Good for being nominated by Rob, the custodian. Rob wanted to thank Reese for helping to pick up trash after home volleyball games. She was a huge help!
Congrats to our October 3-7 MPHS Student of the Week, Cobi Hershberger! He was nominated by Mrs. Silbaugh. Mrs. Silbaugh said, "He presented on Greek Art and really impressed me. He had notecards to prepare himself, and he was able to really elaborate and go above and beyond what was asked of him. He had a peer who was pretty nervous during their presentation, and he encouraged him which was really great to see as well. Cobi is polite, responsible, and a great leader in the classroom." Great work!
Ms. Steinhart was nominated as staff member of the month because she does a great job explaining new material and makes sure everyone in her class is successful. She's easy to talk to and makes learning fun both in the classroom and on the court!