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One of my favorite scenes from Stephen Spielberg's movie Lincoln captures how Euclid's Books of Logic and Geometry shaped thousands of minds including Abraham Lincoln. "Things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other." This SELF-EVIDENT truth shaped President Lincoln which in turn shaped the future of our country and millions of lives around the world.

I believe my students saw mathematics in a new light today connecting history, logic, decision making, war and peace.

Every student should see the entire film of Lincoln.

Kid President. MUST SEE!


AP Statistics: Hiring Discrimination Activity Dotplot Results

Start to think about what conclusions you would make based upon "Hillary" randomly choosing 5 females and 3 males. Does this graph give us enough to conclude that Hillary was fair in her selections?

When Comics Ask, "What If"


How To Have A Great First Day Of School

How To Have A Great First Day Of School

  1. Adjust your sleep schedule and take in quality fuel for your body/brain
  2. Arrive at school early and find your way around campus
  3. Keep a pic of the Bell Schedule on your phone
  4. Research teacher websites for particular supplies to bring
  5. Personal interactions with friends: ask questions, be positive, don’t judge, be empathic
  6. Start a TO DO list and get organized to be a step ahead
  7. Be creative and make a memorable first impression with all of your teachers
  8. 2100+ people can be overwhelming. Reach out to one new friend in every class
  9. Bring food or money for lunch
  10. Use your phone to take photos of info you’ll need later
  11. Listen for announcements of events and get involved
  12. Be YOU when it comes to clothing (confident and comfortable)
  13. Smile and ask questions
  14. Don’t obsess about what others are thinking about you

Survival Guide for Mr. Keays' Class

Map of AHS

SCI Show Rocks


How Do You Define Success?

Good Morning From the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a sunrise over the western United States and posted it to social media on Aug. 10, 2015. Kelly wrote, "#GoodMorning to those in the western #USA. Looks like there's a lot going on down there. #YearInSpace" via NASA http://1.usa.gov/1Tl6wQ4

Darkness Descending

Saturn’s unusual appearance in this picture is a result of the planet being imaged via an infrared filter. via NASA http://1.usa.gov/1MfUeTg


Hubble Finds a Little Gem

This colorful bubble is a planetary nebula called NGC 6818, also known as the Little Gem Nebula. The rich glow of the cloud is just over half a light-year across — humongous compared to its tiny central star — but still a little gem on a cosmic scale. via NASA http://1.usa.gov/1MagZYQ


Stormy Seas in Sagittarius

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the center of the Lagoon Nebula, an object with a deceptively tranquil name, in the constellation of Sagittarius. The region is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust. via NASA http://1.usa.gov/1K5cASs


Did you know, I am related to Neil Armstrong? Happy Birthday Neil!

Testing Hardware for Growing Plants and Vegetables in Space

Astronauts on the International Space Station continue testing the VEGGIE hardware for growing vegetables and plants in space. VEGGIE provides lighting and nutrient supply for plants in the form of a low-cost growth chamber and planting "pillows" -- helping provide nutrients for the root system. via NASA http://1.usa.gov/1W1CMqb

Hiring Discrimination: AP Statistics Activity


FIRST DAY Bell Schedule

All students must bring your student I.D. to confirm that you have registered and to check out books.

Link Crew Orientation (Freshmen Only):
 7:30 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.

Period 0:  10:15 a.m. - 10:44 a.m.

Period 1:  10:50 a.m. - 11:19 a.m.
Period 2:  11:25 a.m. - 11:54 p.m.
Period 3:  12:00 p.m. - 12:34 p.m.

Lunch:     12:34 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Period 4:   1:16 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Period 5:   1:51 p.m. - 2:19 p.m.
Period 6:   2:26 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Algae Bloom in Lake St. Clair

On July 28, 2015, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite captured images of algal blooms around the Great Lakes, visible as swirls of green in this image of Lake St. Clair and in western Lake Erie. via NASA http://1.usa.gov/1ImZPCp


Space Station Lunar Transit

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, Woodford, VA. via NASA http://ift.tt/1IRWKQp


Blue Moon Over Washington

A second full moon for the month of July is seen next to the dome of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Washington. via NASA http://ift.tt/1KHzK49