Welcome to a new year, a year that will see you as the leaders at Mount Slesse. I am really excited to get to know each and everyone of you. This is an exciting year as it is the first year of the new curriculum and I am excited by the changes they have made to accomodate more hands-on learning as well as the introduction of new Finacial Literacy component. To ensure a successful start please make sure that you have a Scientific Calculator, a geometry set, pencils, pencil crayons and Duotangs. Duotangs work best in keeping your work organized.

As we embark on the new year take some time to familarize yourself, and your parents, with the website. It is anticipated that you will access it on a daily basis to keep ontop of due dates and assignments. On occasions the site may be down and you will not be able to access your assignments. Should this occur, rest assured that I will be aware as well and appropriate accomodations will be made. With that being said, it is simply good practice to tackle your assignments sooner, rather than later.

There will not be a lot of homework (Recommended Practice) if you work hard in class. Recommended Practice will typically be work that was not completed in class. The harder you work in class the less you will have at home.

I am hoping to post an occasional online Newsletter. This newsletter will highlight what is being taught and how you are being assessed. Math Labs will feature the work and discoveries of particular mathematician as it relates to the Math 9 Curriculum and will provide most of the antidotal (qualitative) assessment of your learning. Additionally, tests will provide a numerical form of assessment (quantitative) in the way of a percentage.

Please be sure to note any posts and encourage your parents to visit the site on a regular basis. To start, please go to the Newsletter Tab on the site and read the first newsletter of the year.