Sunday, October 24, 2010

Agenda: Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

The leader always sets the trail for others to follow.
Quote of the Day:  "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John Maxwell

Monday 10/25 BLACK OUT breast cancer and wear black
Tuesday 10/26 Be a perfect pumpkin and wear orange
Wednesday 10/27 Sock it to breast cancer and wear CRAZY SOCKS
Thursday 10/28 IS PINK DAY & Our final PINK-OUT-PEP RALLY 
8:45 - 9:15 Everyone wear pink!
Friday 10/29 is Spirit Day - please wear red, white & blue!

1.  Goal of the Week.
2.  We will watch the video from the Junior trip to UTSA and discuss the school.
3.  Motivational Monday:

We'll discuss the video and also Breast Cancer awareness week.
We also will work on the NYTimes editorial articles in 7th period.
We will discuss them in 4th period.


Wednesday and Thursday:
Tutoring & TBD


Monday, October 18, 2010

Agenda: Week of Monday, Oct. 18th, 2010 - Friday, Oct. 22nd, 2010

Quote of the Week:  "The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure."  ~Sydney J. Harris

Monday - 
Guest Speaker from Texas Tech

Tuesday - 

Wed, Thu, & Fri - Mr. Duez will be out.  A sub will be here.

Wed/Thu - 
Tutoring for 1st  half
Quote Sheet for 2nd half of the period.

Friday - 
Students will work on the New York Times Education Editorials that we looked at last week.  Each one will be worth a grade (that is completed correctly).  This is great bonus boost to  your grade.  The substitute will pass them out.  If there is extra time, you will watch the Summer Institute student speeches.

Friday 7th period - we'll be on our field trip to UTSA.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Agenda: Week of Oct. 11th through Oct. 15th

Quote of the Day:  "A leader is best When people barely know he exists, When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, They will say: We did it ourselves." Lao-Tzu

Monday - Columbus Day - no school.

Tuesday -

Wed/Thu -
Picture Day if weather permitting.  We'll go outside and take some pictures.
Seniors - We will also be working on creating a timeline of due dates.  We will discuss applications to colleges and scholarship opportunities.
Juniors - We are going to create a College Wall outside of Mr. Duez's class using college pamphlets and handouts that were given out at college night.

Friday -
Computer Lab - Blue 2
Seniors will be working on Texas Common Application and Scholarships.
Juniors will be researching college and also looking at ePrep.  Mr. Duez will be printing out some test items for the students to work on and then they can put their answers into the system.  There are videos that they can watch to understand questions if they did not do them properly.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Homecoming 2010: Mismatch 7th period.

David Duez
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Homecoming 2010: Miss match day 4th period

David Duez
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Agenda: Week of October 4 - 8, 2010

Quote of the Day: "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." - David Brinkley

Monday - 
1. Goal of the Week.
2. We are going to listen to an inspirational story from NPR: Then we'll discuss it.  Could you have done that?
3.  12 minute video: The Seed School from 60 Minutes.
4.  We will discuss the video and do philosophical chairs on the question:  "Are boarding schools the answer to solve the problems of inner city schools?"

Tuesday - 

Wednesday & Thursday - 
Tutoring for the first 1/2
Grade check and binder check after tutoring (Today is report card day for the 1st six weeks)

Friday - 
Mr. Duez is trying to get the computer lab for Seniors to work on the Texas Common App.  And for the Juniors to work on ePrep.

Friday, October 1, 2010