January 2014

NOAH HOPKINS, New Faculty Spotlight

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

Brigham City, Utah

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

An Old Testament prophet

WHAT MADE YOU GET INTO TEACHING?

In the summer of 2006 I waited tables in Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park.  Some of my coworkers were from Slovakia, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, etc.  I found myself going hiking, swimming, dancing, and playing board games with them despite our language barrier.  Soon, I was teaching them English in these different situations.  Often they would comment that I should teach English in their countries.  Ultimately, I found something that I was good at and satisfied that need in our community.  

DO YOU HAVE A SPECAIL TALENT?

I play a few different musical instruments poorly (guitar, piano, electric bass, saxophone.)  Also, I'm a first generation college graduate.  

WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN  FROM HOME? 

Either New York-LaGuardia airport or the Ft. Lauderdale airport.  These cities were not part of my scheduled flight.  Never fly with Spirit Airlines.  

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?

I think I can tell if they are happy or not.

WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?

3M Precise Mounsing Surface

LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?

I have a toddler, I don't get to watch movies.

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?

I don't watch sports, but I saw a middle-weight boxing match once and it was wonderful to see.  Marshall McLuhan said sports are ultimately culturally acceptable violence; an organized war for team profits. Now you see why I don't watch sports.  

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

Can I subsitute this question for a top five instead?

1. Charles Frazier-- Cold Mountain

2.  Cormac McCarthy-- No Country for Old Men

3.  Cormac McCarthy-- The Road

4.  Jonathan Franzen-- The Corrections

5.  D.H.Lawrence-- Sons and Lovers

Honorable Mention:  Daniel Quin-- Ishmael

New Faculty Spotlight!

Keith Richards

Keith Richards- Math

Q:  WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

A:  San Diego, California

Q:  WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

A:  My dad

Q:  WHAT MADE YOU GET INTO TEACHING?

A:  I wanted to make a difference in the world and felt teaching was a great place to do that.  

Q:  DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?

A:  Nope

Q:  WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?

A:  Canada

Q:  WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?

A:  Their clothes

Q:  WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?

A:  My kids

Q:  LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?

A:  Tangled

Q:  FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?

A:  Baseball- are there any other sports?

Q:  WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

A:  Imperfect- The Jim Abbott Story

 

Arena Scheduling for Second Semester (Class changes)

Attributions: 

If any student needs to make a class change for second semester that needs to happen during our Arena Scheduling Assembly on Monday, January 13th from 7:30am - 8:45am.  All students who need to make changes will go to the small gym and can make those changes.  All teachers will be in the gym to sign students in or out.

Process

To make a class change pick up a class change form as you arrive.  Go to the teacher of the class you need to ADD and ask them to add you to their class.  Then go and drop the class you need to drop, again have the teacher sign the drop form.

Turn in the form with the councilors located in the center of the gym.

2nd semester classes start at 8:50 and it is a "B-Day".