Dr. Hight

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Seminar TeacherDrexel Hill Middle SchoolAronimink Elementary School

Dr. Hight

Thank you for visiting my biography page.  I am a 35 year veteran teacher.  This is my 19th year in the Upper Darby School District.  I teach the gifted suppot program at Drexel Hill Middle School and Aronimink Elementary School.  I graduated from St. Joseph University in 1982 and received a Masters Degree from Cabrini Collage in 1999.  I completed my Doctor of Education Degree at Immaculata University in 2006.

  • Seminar this week:

    September 25 to 29

     

    Seminar students at Drexel Hill Middle School and Aronimink Elementary School conducted researched, discussed, or made progress on the following topics and assignments:

     

    Grade 8

    Classroom Theater: The Birds by Daphne du Maurier

    Writing: Create a Somewhere – Writers Portfolio 4A

     

    Grade 7

    Fiction: Tales of the Arabian Nights

     

    Grade 6

    Intro: Physics of Amusement Parks

     

    Grade 5

    Math: New School Year….New Supplies (Data Analysis)

    Non-Fiction: Paw Prints.

    Written response: Printing Solutions – Text Structure

     

    Grade 4

    Non-Ficiton: Paw Prints.

    Written Response: Text Structure

    Math: Animals Go To School (Expressions)

    STEM: Using gears, create a moving device.

     

    Grade 3

    Non-Fiction : Scream Machines – How simple machines are used in amusement park rides.

    Written Response: Post cards from the park

    Math: Did Dino’s Really Roar? (Subtraction methods)

    STEM: Create a Park Challenge Part 2 - build a scale model of a park ride.

     

     

     

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  • Seminar this week:

    September 18 to 22

     

    Seminar students at Drexel Hill Middle School and Aronimink Elementary School conducted researched, discussed, or made progress on the following topics and assignments:

     

    Grade 8

    Classroom Theater: The Monkey’s Paw

    Writing Skills: Foreshadowing and Flashback

     

    Grade 7

    Non-Fiction: Thinking in Pictures, students use works of art to think visually and write creatively

    Fiction: The Lady and the Tiger by Frank Stockton

     

    Grade 6

    The First Day of School: A matter of Perspective

    Listening skills: Facts about School Supplies

    Fiction:  Waking up is Hard to Do, an excerpt from Sleeping Freshman Never Lie by David Lubar

    Writing: Tom Swifties

     

    Grade 5

    Math: Animals Go To School (Algebraic Expressions)

    STEM: Cartoon Challenge Part 2 – Use graph paper to create cartoon characters with geometric shapes.

     

    Grade 4

    Non Fiction: The Amazing History of Dogs

    Math:  Did Dino’s Really Roar? (Subtraction methods)

    Geography Stem: Why is the Sky Green?

    STEM: Using gears, create a moving device.

     

    Grade 3

    Current Events: Paw Prints: Darby the Dog is one of many animals that have had their lives changed by 3-D printing.

    Math: Did Dino’s Really Roar? (Subtraction methods)

    STEM: Create a Park Challenge Part 2 - build a scale model of a park ride.

     

     

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  • Seminar this week:
    September 11 to 15
     
    Seminar students at Drexel Hill Middle School and Aronimink Elementary School conducted research, discussed, or made progress on the following topics and assignments:
     
    Grade 8
    GooooD Eeeeving!  A nonfiction account of director Alfred Hitchcock and his success creating “edge of your seat” suspense.
    Classroom Theater: The Monkey’s Paw
     
    Grade 7
    It Ought to Be A Law!  A collection of strange and famous laws that remain on the books today, even if rarely enforced.
     
    Grade 6
    Classroom theater: Room 19 (Fiction is the truth inside the lie).
    Seminar Survey:  Students share relevant details about themselves.
     
    Grade 5
    Informational Text: How America Went Dog Crazy
    Writing Assignment: What's the connection?  Imagine you are a beloved family dog, and you want your puppies to learn about their background.  Write a letter to them explaining your species' history, from wolf beginnings to your current life.
    Math: Did Dino’s Really Roar (Subtraction methods)
    STEM: Cartoon Challenge – Introduction to creating cartoon characters with geometric shapes.
     
    Grade 4
    Non Fiction: Our World Turned to Water
    Math: Numbers in the News
    STEM: Using gears; create a moving device.
     
    Grade 3
    Paired Texts: Hamburger History and Tacos Take Over
    Math: Numbers in the News
    STEM: Create a Local Park Challenge using scale drawing
     
     
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    September 6, 2017

     

    Dear Seminar Parents and Students,

     

    Welcome back for another exciting year of Seminar Class!  I hope this letter finds you well and rested after the summer vacation.  I can’t tell you how excited I am to see you all in the coming weeks.

     

    As many of you may remember, the Upper Darby School District decided to revise the middle school schedule for the 2016-2017 school year. After much discussion we are happy to report that seminar students will receive direct instruction throughout the school year using a pullout formula similar to the schedule that was used in past years at Drexel Hill Middle School.  Let me explain how the schedule will work this year.

     

    The Seminar schedule and curriculum is an evolving process.  This is the third year of the district’s review of the seminar program; its policies and procedures.  Students will continue to receive enrichment in both the seminar classroom and in their basic classroom through differentiation targeted to meet their individual needs.

     

    Please know that the administrative team and I will be available to answer any questions or discuss any concerns as we move forward with this school year.  I am looking forward to working with your children and providing exciting and challenging  activities throughout the school year.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Dr. George Hight Ed. D.

    Seminar and Engineering Teacher

    Drexel Hill Middle School

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