Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Few Facts and Figures About Piedmont High School

A recent letter to parents from the PHS Parent Club outlined some facts and figures about PHS, which bear repeating here: It may have been awhile since you’ve taken a look at the PHS Profile, but doing so is a great refresher on what makes our small public school a special place.  With more than…

Rosalind Wiseman Addresses 7th Grade Students at PMS

On February 24, 2015, author and media commentator Rosalind Wiseman spoke in Piedmont about the social and emotional lives of boys and girls.  She spoke with approximately 200 7th graders at an afternoon assembly in the PMS MPR, and then addressed a packed crowd of parents and community members in an evening program at Alan…

Common Core Math – Recommended Courses and Pathways

The California Department of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on August 2, 2010, with full implementation planned for the 2014-15 school year. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics replaced the California State Standards for Mathematics (1997). The CCSS require a specific sequencing of mathematics concepts, and demonstrated proficiency in applying those…

Dan Meyer Speaks to Piedmont Teachers

by Karen Bloom, PMS Math Teacher On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 right after school, a large group of Piedmont teachers were learning from Dan Meyer, self described worker, learner, go-getter, writer, speaker. He was a high school math teacher and is now on a mission to change the traditional “go over homework, teacher lecture, examples…

Lt. Gov. Newsom Visits with MHS Students

On January 29, 2015, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom held a town hall-style meeting at Millennium High School, discussing a broad range of issues facing California, challenging the students to take risks, persevere, and learn from mistakes, and inspiring them to become leaders and improve their communities. Newsom came to MHS at the invitation of Ken…