Report Cards

Hello Parents,

Term 1 has passed, and the first report cards are out! What a great bunch of kids you have sent me! I am loving my classes this year, in a big part due to the wonderful young people I get to work with. The new building and a great staff doesn’t hurt either.

If you wish to see the break-down of marks by task for your child’s report, you can visit the grade and class tabs above, and find the link to the grades.  You will need your child’s student number – ask them. Nothing is written in stone, and any mistakes will certainly be fixed. Please let me know if something seems incorrect, and I will look onto it.

Also, grade may be improved on by writing retests, or resubmitting labs with corrections done.

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.

Thanks,

Mr. Simonson

NYC Marathon

You know I love a good graph! Check out this page, which shows an animated bar-graph of all the runners and their times in the New York City Marathon last year. Much more telling than a static graph for sure.

Data is beautiful!

 

This Wednesday

Parent Teacher Interviews in the Main Gym. 

The schedule for October 28

8:25 – 9:10     Block 3

9:15 – 10:00   Block 4

10:05 – 10:50  Block 5

10:50 – 11:00  BREAK

11:05 – 11:50  Block 6

11:55 – 12:40  Block 7

Google It!

The time has come at Oak Bay High to utilize a powerful new learning tool: Google Classroom.  Google has created a suite of powerful apps and add-ons for education. These Google Apps For Education (or GAFE), and the digital “Classroom” provide a secure, ad free environment for students and teachers to share materials. No data is collected by Google, no ads are targeted or used at all, they provide unlimited storage for free, and there is a growing community of educators and programmers producing amazing apps for learning. This November, Google is coming to Oak Bay for two days to provide a GAFE Summit. Teachers from all over will be coming together to learn about these new tools. But we are not waiting. Some of us eager teachers are getting the ball rolling now. This is where you can help.

Parents and Students:

  1. Please read this letter from the School District’s Director of Informational Technology about the implementation of GAFE.
  2. Please print, read and sign this consent form, and return it to me (Simonson). If you have already delivered a signed consent form to another teacher, you are done! This only needs to be done once. If you do not have a printer at home, please ask for a paper copy at school.

Welcome to the New Oak Bay!

Wow, just wow… I have been in the new school probably 20 times this summer, and I still get lost. It’s insane! In a good way. If you feel a bit like Hans Solo running around the Death Star trying to find the Millennium Falcon (your next class), hey, so does everyone else!

Ok, here we go… Welcome to the Future! And welcome to the New Oak Bay High. This is going to be fun. There will be growing pains as the last few details are completed, and there will be minor complaints, but seriously folks… have you seen this place?!

If you are new to the school, you missed out on the mould, drafts, asbestos, bad lighting, no heat, too much heat, yucky drinking water, loud fans, leaky walls, shotty electrical, no wifi, and death-trap-in-an-earthquake old school. Lucky you. When you hear people complaining about where the light-switch is, remind them of this!

Oh, btw… the stuff below this line is from last school year. You can read it if you like, or not. I may delete it some day, or not.

Oak Bay High Department of Geeks