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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ending of the First Semester

This week bring to a close the first semester already.  It is amazing just how fast the year is cruising by.  Midterms began last Friday and will continue through this Thursday.  Friday is a teacher work day with second quarter and midterm exam grades due.  Good luck to all and study hard in final preparation.

Friday will be a very busy day!  First off, we will be celebrating all the Teacher of the Year nominees from Region III  the Teacher of the Year Recognition Breakfast.  A group of people will be going to celebrate Ms. Avendano's nomination and being a regional finalist.  After the celebration, Mr. Tohulka and a group of students are planning on beginning work on restarting our aquaria.  We hope to have at least the tanks filled and circulating fresh water as we check for leaks and begin our march back to the beautiful tanks we used to have on display.  The goal is to set up three tanks - the main tank in Mr. Tohulka's classroom, the tank in Ms. Jones-Robert's classroom, and the tank in Dr. Ochatt's classroom.  I also wanted to thank MAST alum, Michael Ronzetti, for his help and ideas on the monitoring systems we are looking at for the tanks. It is really exciting to be moving forward to their restoration.

In another arena, this year's gala invitations are done and out!  We finished printing them this past Friday and Ms. Harrington and Ms. Leibowitz were finishing the labels and stuffing the envelopes for a weekend mailing.  They should soon be arriving in the mail.  Save March 4th as the date and please come out to the Links at Crandon to celebrate with us.

I wish all a great beginning to a short but extremely full week.

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