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http://www.ode.state.oh.us
This is the Ohio Department of Education website and it offers a sample graduation test with answer keys, sample tests, past tests, and outcomes (things they should know) required of students. You may download them for free or order them by mail. This will tell you what your child will be tested over and provide them some additional practice.

https://www.khanacademy.org/
This site offers instructional videos covering a multitude of subjects. Click subjects at the top of the page and choose the appropriate area.

English

http://www.easybib.com
This site can help students create bibliographies and works cited.

 

Math

http://www.mathpower.com/
This site provides teachers and students with links to sites that will help identify learning styles and teaching styles. It also offers information and links about math anxiety as well and information for mathematics teachers and the methodology they should use in their classroom. With community college adult students in mind, the site offers algebra tutorials, video tutorials, study tips, and forums for discussion on various topics. This site would be helpful to college prep algebra students and their parents.

http://www.mathleague.com/index.php/about-the-math-league/mathreference
This site provides basic tutorials in mathematics grade levels 4 through 8. This would be helpful to parents who wish to help their students but find they cannot remember all of the math and need more examples than the textbook offers. All of the explanations are in written format. The topics follow the ninth grade proficiency outcomes.

http://www.aplusmath.com/
This site is useful for students who have continued to struggle with the basic operations in mathematics. It provides online practice with basic skills by providing worksheets, flashcards, games, homework helper, word finds and more. It has been my experience that students on an IEP with have low functioning calculation skills will work on a computer and this site would be particularly helpful in this regard.

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/
Ask Dr. Math is a website that provides a forum for students to ask and receive answers to mathematics questions. It offers explanations of topics ranging from grades 1 to 12 and beyond. Students are search by level and read frequently asked questions with their solutions. However, students must know the language of the mathematics with which they are working in order to find solutions to their questions. If they cannot find solutions, they can email their questions to Dr. Math and ‘he’ will respond to them.

http://www.mathcounts.org/
While Math Counts is a coaching and competition program, this site offers challenging problems, problems of the week, and thought provoking questions that are appropriate to middle school students. This site would be helpful for those middle school students wishing to prepare for college prep work. Mrs. Mertz uses this site for bonus questions and problem of the week bulletin boards

http://www.webmath.com/?campaign=flyout_students_webmath and http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/math/math_homework_help.html
The Discovery site is wonderful for the multitude of lesson reviews it covers. Any topic that middle school students would need is provided with explanations and a homework solver. However, be forewarned the homework solver does not provide all of the solutions and will not be available for testing situations. This site should be used as a study guide not as a “cheat sheet”. The site also offers a section for teachers to derive lesson plans and resources and a section for parents to assist with mathematical acquisition of skills, learn study skills, and offers help in other academic areas.

http://www.discoveryeducation.com//students/?campaign=flyout_students
The Discovery site is wonderful for the multitude of subjects it covers. Any topic that middle school students would need is provided with explanations and a homework solver. However, be forewarned the homework solver does not provide all of the solutions and will not be available for testing situations. This site should be used as a study guide not as a “cheat sheet”. The site also offers a section for teachers to derive lesson plans and resources and a section for parents to assist with mathematical acquisition of skills, learn study skills, and offers help in other academic areas.

http://www.aaamath.com/
Excellent site for eighth grade student is pre-algebra. It offers sample problems with a brief explanation of the solution along with practice problems for each topic studied. Those struggling with the proficiency would surely benefit from this site. The only drawback is students must know the mathematical notation used on a keyboard. For example * means multiply. If you are struggling with this, please see me and I will help you.

http://www.mathpower.com/code.htm
This is what I believe students struggling with math should promise to themselves in order to be successful. While this does not provide activities or help with homework, I believe students should read and perform by these standards in class every day. If you want to succeed, the rules you should heed.

http://mathforum.org/math_help_landing.html and http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
This site offers help to students, parents, and teachers in a variety of mathematical areas grade levels K-12 and beyond. This site features a student center, a forum for mathematical discussion, and key issues in mathematics education. It host a variety of links to assist anyone with mathematical concerns or questions.

 

Spanish

www.eboard.com
The eBoard name for Houston is: espanolhhs  This site has a different area for each level Spanish I - IV where students can find links to a variety of help sites and videos that are used in class.

https://conjuguemos.com/
This website is a great place to practice Spanish verb conjugation, grammar and vocabulary at any level.  See Señora Chappie if you have forgotten your login information.

https://www.quia.com/shared/spanish/
This site is a collection of Spanish vocabulary and grammar activities shared by teachers from across the U.S.  Almost any topic we cover will have practice exercises available.

http://www.spanishdict.com/
This is a comprehensive online Spanish dictionary that offers several forms of the word so that users can choose the most appropriate one.

 

Technology

http://www.typing-lessons.org/
This site offers typing lessons. Just click a lesson to get started.

Spring Sports Awards

Houston High School held their Spring Sports Awards Banquet on Monday, May 16. Special award winners in baseball were Howie Ludwig with the best offensive player, Tristin Freistuhler with the best defensive player, and Isaiah Beaver with the Wildcat Award. Special award winners in softball were Macey Stang with the best offensive player, Grace Riffell with the best defensive player, and Jessica Monnier with the Wildcat Award. Special award winners in girls’ track were Morgan Ely with the most points track, Shelby Ayers with the most points field, and Caity Falls with the Wildcat Award. Special award winners in boys’ track were Derrek Mayse with the most points track, Cody Meyer with the most points field, Troy Riley with the Wildcat Award, Zach McKee with the Russ Richards Award, and Jacob Slater with the Ryan Mohler Award. Congratulations to all our spring athletes on a successful season!

The SCAL Champion Softball team. Kneeling: Jenna Mounts, Grace Riffell, Micalah Hensley, Kayla New, and Macey Stang. Standing: Assistant Coach Tammy Vondenhuevel, Kaytlyn Riffell, Emilee Foster, Jenna Jarrett, Olivia Bowser, Jessica Monnier, Addie White, Sarah Monnier, Madison Stahler, Rebekah New, Cheyenne Juillerat, Brooklyn Felver, Judith Gillem, Brittany Timmerman, and Head Coach Brent New.

Track four year letter winners: Derrek Mayse, Zach McKee, Troy Riley, Azen Reier, Cody Meyer, and Zach Freytag

Baseball and Softball four year letter winners: Andrew Miller, Kayla New, Macey Stang, Micalah Henlsey, and Zach Jolly

Most Points Track: Derrek Mayse and Morgan Ely

Most Points Field: Cody Meyer and Shelby Ayers

Best Offensive Player: Macey Stang and Howie Ludwig

Best Defensive Player: Grace Riffell and Tristin Freistuhler

Track Wildcat Award Winners: Troy Riley and Caity Falls

Baseball and Softball Wildcat Award Winners: Isaiah Beaver and Jessica Monnier

 

Zach McKee with the Russ Richards Award and Jacob Slater with the Ryan Mohler Award

 

Staff Appreciation Banquet 2016

On Wednesday April 27th, Hardin-Houston Local School held their annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet. Service award winners are shown below.

Hardin-Houston Community Service Award winners (from left): Mindy Waesch, Sarah Mowery, Tara McDermit, and Chris Geise representing the Houston Congregational Christian Church
Denny Cooper with his 25 years of service award. Connie Walker with her 20 years of service award.
Elementary service award recipients with years in parentheses. Gwen Shoemaker (25 years) and Diane Staley ( 35 years)
Junior high and high school service award recipients with years in parentheses. Kim Vestal (30 years), Deanna Chappie (25 years), and Brad Allen (5 years)

State FFA Convention

The Houston FFA received several awards at the State FFA Convention on May 6th. More information will be coming soon.

Houston FFA Members that attended the State Convention. Front row: Andrew Sluss, Kelci Cooper, Morgan Nash, Zach McKee, Azen Reier, Shelby Ayers, and Drew Walker. Second two: Isaiah Beaver, Sarah Monnier, Morgan Wemmer, and Kaeden Reier. Third Row: Shelby Platt, Katelynn Garber, and Eliza Mertz. Fourth row: Zach Freytag, Dominic Beaver, Kaleib Freistuhler, Wyatt Mohler, Chare Jeffries, and Alexis Branscum.
Zach McKee and Zach Freytag accept the award for being a Gold Rated Chapter.
Andrew Sluss and Drew Walker on stage waiting for the award for Top Ten Chapters in Student Development.
Andrew Sluss and Drew Walker accepting the award for Top Ten Chapters in Student Development.
Azen Reier and Shelby Ayers accepting the award for Top Ten Chapters in Chapter Development.
Morgan Nash and Kelci Cooper accepting the award for Top Ten Chapters in Community Development.
Isaiah Beaver and Sarah Monnier accepting the award for Top Ten Chapters.

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