With a subject line reading, “Possible Schedule Changes Needed”, principal John Mehlbrech sent an email on September 16 informing parents that the school now has over 3,000 students, “making it the largest student body Johnson has ever had to work with.” As a result, one math teacher began teaching on Monday, September 21 as well as a new English teacher.
While the epidemic of Ebola continues to afflict international travelers, two skin infections - Impetigo and MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) have been positively identified at at least two NEISD high schools.
This year there are approximately 41 new teachers on campus, including a new counselor and a new administrator. Having graduated from an NEISD high school, Min is one of these new additions to staff, teaching Algebra II and AQR (Advanced Quantified Reasoning).
More and more students (who do not have parking permits) are choosing not only to park in this open lot, but now some of these students are receiving stickers on their cars stating that if they continue to park directly in front of these businesses, they will be towed.
Cade is a part of the ALE (Alternative Learning Environment) program in which he, and several other students, participate in what is known as a CBVI, or Community Based Vocational Instruction. In these CBVI’s, ALE students are able to go out into the community, to a designated job site, for several class periods during their school day in an attempt to learn important skills that may assist them in a future job.
Not all students chose to go to college once they graduate. Some students chose to pursue other activities, like Arriago, and wait to go to college, either for financial reasons, to join the military or workforce, or for other, more personal, reasons.
Most students who plan on taking an AP exam(s) typically purchase a study guide in order to help them review the material they have already learned, and prepare themselves for what may be on the test. However, choosing the right study guide isn't as easy as it sounds, given the number of guides now available to choose from, with each one having its own unique features.
While some students may see taking electives as nothing more than a requirement, others are able to discover what they are passionate about through these classes, and decide that they are going to continue with these electives, for example theater arts, art, etc, in college.