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
Nurse Sue was nominated as staff member of the month because of her kindness and positive attitude. Her calm presence helps relax students in situations that may be uncomfortable. We're glad to have Nurse Sue at the middle school!
Eli always takes what we're doing in class and builds on it to do something creative and impressive. He uses his creativity and curiosity to challenge himself to understand things deeply.
Esther is an extremely hard worker. She does a great job of asking questions when she doesn't understand something. She is also respectful of other students and staff.
Anthony has shown growth and leadership this year. He has stepped up in the classroom and does a great job including others. He is kind, respectful, and has a great sense of humor! Great job Anthony!
Hayden has stepped in on multiple occasions to help a struggling student. His patience and calm demeanor has a positive impact on those around him.
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!