• We Appreciate--Teachers who celebrate their official week from May 1--May 5.  There is so much for us to be grateful for.  To be a great teacher is a gift.  To dominate your subject matter, to know it well enough to select which parts you can teach and students can learn is a significant skill.  Then to write a good assessment, to use that data to then decide what to teach next.  The best teachers are able to work both short term and long term to extemporize and to lay out a year's worth of instruction via syllabi that tell parents in September where their class is likely to be in May. Imagine if every student in every classroom submitted work?  The teacher could potentially have 150 papers to grade, or tests to mark or essays to read!  Then where does the time come from to prepare said lessons, and run copies, and download files and to and to and to......Teachers have limited time to collaborate and some of that time is already assigned on required tasks.  And let's not even mention the expectation to be a chaperone to a rally or do some adjunct duties at a game or a school dance.  In short, teaching is a major life committment, it is not for the faint of heart and not for the slow of effort.  We salute our teachers on the record this week, but know to honor them the other weeks as well.  Best teachers stay with you for a lifetime.  Take a moment to reflect on one of your own and then give them this week

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Teacher appreciation week and AP Testing starting now
 Inside Pinole Valley-May 1-6

  • Monday May 1

    ·         AP Testing Week Begins—AP Chemistry and Psychology Today

    ·         It’s Teacher Appreciation week—thanks for preparing for class

    ·         Welcome McKenzie from Contra Costa College here today period 5,6 and after school

    ·         Scholarship from Rotary for seniors considering Education--$1,000 due next week

    ·         Amazing summer opportunity for Lifeguards at Hilltop—come to building 4 by land

    ·         Health Academy senior—Dr. Marrioti scholarship due


    Tuesday  May 2

    ·         AP Spanish Language today

    ·         It’s Teacher Appreciation week—thanks for delivering quality instruction

    ·         Tutoring available today after school in the Library and After school office

    ·         Summer School deadline extended one week, see your counselor before it is too late.

    ·         Maddison Potts ’18 to Sacramento to speak before the Legislative budget subcommittee!

    ·         Scholarship from Rotary for seniors considering Public Safety--$1,000 due next week


    Wednesday May 3

    ·         AP English Literature and Composition

    ·         It’s Teacher Appreciation Week—thanks for doing all that grading

    ·         Student Body Elections for next year’s Leadership today

    ·         Senior Night—Girls Softball at Ellerhorst at 4:00 p.m.

    ·         Senior Night—Boys Baseball at Pinole Valley Park at 4:00 p.m.

    ·         Teacher Collaboration day

    ·         National Honor Society to Stewart School

    ·         Law Academy goes to the State Supreme Court today in Sacramento

    ·         During school cooking class for Parents today, English and Spanish speakers welcome, all cooks as well.

    ·         Scholarship from Rotary for seniors who have been in Interact--$1,000 due next week

    ·         Forensics meeting with Ms. Lamons today

    ·         Meeting for all “Improving Outcomes for African American Students” at DeJean Middle 6:00 p.m.


    Thursday May 4

    ·         AP American Government and Politics

    ·         Pinole Valley Band Night tonight at Pinole Middle School

    ·         It’s Teacher Appreciation Week—thanks for the extra time you put in

    ·         Cooking class for Students today after school

    ·         Scholarships from variety of sources located in building 4--$ Depends due mid-May


    Friday May 5

    ·         AP United States History and AP Computer Science Principles and AP Studio Art

    ·         Happy Cinco de Mayo from all of us!

    ·         It’s Teacher Appreciation Week—thanks for everything that doesn’t “show up” that you do

    ·         .Internships and Opportunities for Summer all this week in Counselors and Main Office

    ·         Baseball at DeAnza for end of Regular Season

    ·         Law and Justice study trip to Angel Island

    ·         This is Our Best student work due in building 4


    Saturday May 6

    • Sean Lumachi Golf Tournament fundraiser today
    • Progress Reports finalized on Monday
    • Sign up for ACT/SAT for June, due in Counseling office first thing Monday
    • AP Testing continues with Biology Monday morning.







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