Math goes all-digital at AJHS


We asked principal Ryan Coleman: <strong>What are you looking forward to most this school year?</strong> “I’m born and raised here. My children go here. So every year I look forward just to being here, to coming back.” <strong>What do you see as your greatest challenge?</strong> “The math program is going to be our biggest initiative. But I think it’s definitely going to be better for these digital students. They thrive on it.” <strong>What message do you have for new students coming into your building?</strong> “Don’t be nervous. We’re going to help you enjoy your junior high life. Be prepared to work hard, help others, and try your best.” <strong>What do you want parents to know?</strong> “This is a special home for myself and the teachers in the building. We love our jobs and we love working with the kids. We’re going to give our very best to them. Junior high can be a tough time for kids and we want to help them through it.”

We asked principal Ryan Coleman: What are you looking forward to most this school year? “I’m born and raised here. My children go here. So every year I look forward just to being here, to coming back.” What do you see as your greatest challenge? “The math program is going to be our biggest initiative. But I think it’s definitely going to be better for these digital students. They thrive on it.” What message do you have for new students coming into your building? “Don’t be nervous. We’re going to help you enjoy your junior high life. Be prepared to work hard, help others, and try your best.” What do you want parents to know? “This is a special home for myself and the teachers in the building. We love our jobs and we love working with the kids. We’re going to give our very best to them. Junior high can be a tough time for kids and we want to help them through it.”


AMHERST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Principal: Ryan Coleman

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Grades: Seventh and eighth

Address: 548 Milan Ave.

Phone: 440-988-0324

The DIGITS math program will make its debut this fall at Amherst Junior High.

The completely digital program will replace traditional math textbooks, said principal Ryan Coleman.

Kids will get to do math problems on tablets and when they get an answer wrong, the software makes sure to point out why.

“When they do their homework, they really have to get the right answers,” Coleman said. “If they don’t, DIGITS gives them another problem that teaches the same idea and they have to get it before they can move on.”

New guidance counselors Mary Scott Williams and Joanne Carnabucci will fill the shoes of retired staffers Dan Novotny and Kim Obbey.

“We’ve had two wonderful counselors retire and we’re replacing them with two new wonderful counselors,” Coleman said.

There is also excitement this fall over the prospect of winning a Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education. Amherst Junior High was recognized last year as one of the best schools in Ohio and is now in the running to be named among the cream of the crop nationally.

We asked principal Ryan Coleman: What are you looking forward to most this school year? “I’m born and raised here. My children go here. So every year I look forward just to being here, to coming back.” What do you see as your greatest challenge? “The math program is going to be our biggest initiative. But I think it’s definitely going to be better for these digital students. They thrive on it.” What message do you have for new students coming into your building? “Don’t be nervous. We’re going to help you enjoy your junior high life. Be prepared to work hard, help others, and try your best.” What do you want parents to know? “This is a special home for myself and the teachers in the building. We love our jobs and we love working with the kids. We’re going to give our very best to them. Junior high can be a tough time for kids and we want to help them through it.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/08/web1_DSC_3156.jpgWe asked principal Ryan Coleman: What are you looking forward to most this school year? “I’m born and raised here. My children go here. So every year I look forward just to being here, to coming back.” What do you see as your greatest challenge? “The math program is going to be our biggest initiative. But I think it’s definitely going to be better for these digital students. They thrive on it.” What message do you have for new students coming into your building? “Don’t be nervous. We’re going to help you enjoy your junior high life. Be prepared to work hard, help others, and try your best.” What do you want parents to know? “This is a special home for myself and the teachers in the building. We love our jobs and we love working with the kids. We’re going to give our very best to them. Junior high can be a tough time for kids and we want to help them through it.”

AMHERST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Principal: Ryan Coleman

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Grades: Seventh and eighth

Address: 548 Milan Ave.

Phone: 440-988-0324

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