A New Year

After returning from winter break I felt as though the students needed a visual reminder of all of the benefits of remaining on the higher levels. Being right around the halfway point of this school year, it can be easy for students to lose motivation. I had a student(Red Level) assist me in designing the board. While putting the incentives in the Blue Level section, the student kept telling herself how she needed to "Level up" so she could begin reaping the benefits of being on level once again. I hope this bulletin board will serve as motivation to [...]

2019-01-20T14:48:19+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

Effects of Trees in Environmental Science

Senior student Cameron has been studying the environment and the effects trees have on the environments. The objective of the lesson was to give students the perspective on how trees benefit their community. Students gathered data and make scientific observations on a variety of tree specimens. Cameron utilized a GPS system to determine the longitude and latitude of the different trees. He measured the diameter of the tree and determine its overall condition. Then using a tree benefits calculator, he determined the value of the tree and is benefit value and percentage.The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a [...]

2018-11-28T15:51:00+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Mastering Linear Equations

This month in math students have been working on representing a linear equation in five different ways. They are representing them verbally, visually, as an equation, as a table or chart, and as a graph. This corresponds to the Maryland standard F.IF.F.9, which states "Compare properties f two functions each represented in a different way. (algebraically, graphically, Numerically, in tables, or by verbal description)". This concept is a big emphasis on Intermediate Algebra. The students were given a situation and then developed the poster based on that situation. Cory had a situation where he had a new job where [...]

2018-11-28T14:53:14+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Giving Back To Our Community

November is a time to be thankful but also a time for giving. KAP staff and students are collecting donations for the local community food pantry. Opening hours Monday - Closed Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday Closed Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday Closed Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Also open the Second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Donation Suggestions Canned pumpkin Cranberry Sauce Canned yams Flour Boxed stuffing Canned Goods Dried macaroni Boxed Cereal Rice (especially whole grain) Pasta (especially whole grain) Oatmeal Cooking Oils (such as olive oil or canola oil) Please [...]

2018-11-28T13:30:47+00:00October 8th, 2018|

Fall Into Learning

Students began their year in the English department by writing a literary essay on conflict analysis and how it builds tension and suspense within a text. The students were assigned a reading list over the summer and upon return chose one of the stories to write an essay on. Titles ranged from “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” by Mark Haddon and “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. KAP student Rashawn spent his summer reading “All American Boys” by Brendan Kiely and constructed his essay on the internal [...]

2018-09-29T14:50:15+00:00September 29th, 2018|