Greeting and Salutations,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! The coming year should be an interesting and challenging academic year. My course load includes two newcourse offerings this year. The first new course offered this year is "World Cultural Geography," which will offer students an exploration of the influence and importance of geography. Also new this year is a US Government and Civics course which will cover political thought, the creation of the US Constitution, civic engagement, as well as other topics.
Rounding out my course load are two traditional US History course (General & CP level) taught with a bit of a twist. The history of the United States will be approached thematically, thus, hopefully providing students with more relevance and importance in studying our country's history. I am confident that this year will be an exciting and academically stimulating school year for both students and myself at Boothbay Region High School as we journey together on the road of enlightenment.
Since finishing my graduate studies as a James Madison Memorial Fellow at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio obtaining my masters degree in American History and Government, I have drawn upon my studies and evolving experience to continually incorporate new content knowledge and documents into my instruction. I also utilize instruction and knowledge from a multitude of summer institutes and seminars (for a complete list, please see the Meet the Teacher page of my web site).
Students and parents will find that I maintain a web site that has assignments, test reviews, classroom rules, class expectations and numerous other "things" conveniently located on my home page (imacfrog.info). I encourage parents/guardians to contact me with concerns or questions.
I can be reached through the school by telephone at 633-2421 or you can e-mail me at the following address; firstname.lastname@example.org. My prep periods are third period on blue days and second period on gold days but I am always available after school until 3 PM (many days even later!).
Instruction in my classes is based on the strong belief that each and every student is “responsible” for their own personal learning. My role as the instructor in the class is to provide guidance and educational opportunities, which will allow students to utilize the knowledge that they will gain from the course.
To this end, students are expected to be responsible for staying current with all reading and writing assignments in the class. Students who conscientiously and routinely take advantage of the numerous opportunities presented to them throughout the year usually are those that have the greatest degree of success.
Please bear in mind that grades are only one possible indication of a student's success. Please encourage your student to discuss and share with you the material that we are exploring over the coming school year.
Their ability to articulate and converse about the material is another indication of their success that will allow you, the parent to provide your invaluable assistance to your student's education.
Mr. N. L'Heureux