Stowe Beecher, NBCT

Stowe Beecher

 

Classroom: Divine Room # 317
Email: stowe.beecher@cdhl.wa.gov

VP: (360) 553 – 4615

 

 

Hello! I am Stowe Beecher the Math Teacher! I graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in the spring of 2010 with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students with a focus in mathematics. My Bachelor’s degree is in Computational Mathematics. I joined Terrier Nation in the fall that year  and have been here ever since.  I teach Middle School and High School mathematics. I love math and want the student’s to love it too. I became a National Board Certified Teacher in December 2018.

All of my classes use Google Classroom. If you are a parent of one of my students feel free to check Google Classroom to see if they have any missing assignments.

I am involved in many activities on campus and here is a list of some:

  • Middle School Math Team: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Class Sponsor for the class of: 2013, 2016, 2017
  • Terrier World School Store Founder
  • JA World Co-Coordinator
  • Deaf Teen America Chaperone 2017
  • Shop Steward for the teacher union

Feel free to contact me for further information on any of these topics or any math questions or if you just want to chat!

Classes:

Tabs on the right will include descriptions and syllabi for my courses this year. Additionally, on this tab below, you will find some notes about expectation, grading, and resources.

Google Classroom:

The Google Classroom is a free web service developed by Google for schools that aim to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. Students sign-in with their school-issued Google account (firstname.lastname@stu.wsd.wa.gov). Students will mainly receive assignments through Google Classroom. It is important that the students have a good habit to SAVE their assignments frequently (avoiding loss of their unsaved works). Contact me if you need assistance with Google Classroom.

CLICK —> Google Classroom

 

IXL:

IXL is a website primarily offering educational practice for K-12 students.  IXL Learning offers practice skills for Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish. Skills and practice questions are aligned with Common Core and WA State Standards, and are often used in conjunction with classroom learning and assignments. It also provides analytical tools to track student and classroom performance and identify areas for academic improvement with each student. Student login with their firstnamelastname and WSD wifi password. (In some cases students may need to add wsd to the end of their lastname as their log in name).  Contact me if you need assistance with IXL.

CLICK —> IXL

Skyward:

Student’s official grades will be recorded in Skyward. Students’ guardians use Skyward’s Family Access product to stay up-to-date on students’ grades, school schedules, food service accounts, and to communicate with teachers and other district staff. Students use Skyward’s Student Access product to check their own grades and schedules.

Daily participation will be factored into your grade: I.E. -Did you join Zoom on time?

Each student is expected to submit his/her completed homework assignment in order to receive full credit.  If an assignment is not turned in on-time 10% is deducted from the total score. All assignments can be found on Google Classroom with due dates. Homework will not be accepted after 2 weeks after the due date. I am available by appointment after school from 3:00pm to 4:00pm if a student has a question or needs more instruction.

 

On the Skyward gradebook, if student’s assignment grade in Skyward is BLANK, that means the assignment is UNGRADED (not missing). BLANK = UNGRADED. If student’s assignment grade in Skyward is ZERO (0), that means the assignment is MISSING. ZERO (0) = MISSING.

Contact WSD secondary assistant Rima Nandakumar if you need assistance with Skyward(rima.nandakumar@cdhl.wa.gov, videophone: 360-334-5775).

CLICK —> Skyward

School-issued iPad:

WSD students are eligible to check-out/borrow WSD’s iPad for educational purposes. Students can use iPads on-campus and off-campus. Students will need to remember to connect to WIFI and use their internet sign-in username and password (for internet filter) on Blue.com. Contact me or our Librarian who also is an iPad/Tech Support, Ginger Speranza, if you need assistance with iPad (Ginger.Speranza@cdhl.wa.gov, voice phone: 360-696-6525 ext. 4352, videophone: 360-524-0597).

Zoom:

Zoom is a website and app that is used for Video Conferencing as a class, in small groups, or 1:1 with the teacher. We have set up zoom expectations for students to follow Here. We ask that students find a quiet space at home with good lighting. Students are dressed appropriately for school and ready to learn when they join zoom meetings. If you have any problems with zoom check out our video tutorial here, or contact Ginger Speranza (Ginger.Speranza@cdhl.wa.gov, voice phone: 360-696-6525 ext. 4352, videophone: 360-524-0597).

Zoom will be used in case of an emergency school shut down and we are asked to go back into remote learning.

Consumer Math

This one year class emphasizes basic math skills such as Decimals, Fractions, Percents, Measurement using different tools, Geometry, and Consumer Math with how they are used in the real world. 

 We will work in Terrier World the school store and gain real world experience with money, communicating with customers,  work ethic, food service skills (fruit smoothies and pizza sales), and other work related skills.

Daily participation will be factored into your grade: I.E. – Participated in the daily activity? on task?

Consumer Math Syllabus

Life Skills Math

This one year class emphasizes basic math skills such as Decimals, Fractions, Percents, Measurement using different tools, Geometry, and Consumer Math with how they are used in the real world.

We will work in Terrier World the school store and gain real world experience with money, communicating with customers,  work ethic, food service skills (fruit smoothies and pizza sales), and other work related skills.

Daily participation will be factored into your grade: I.E. – Participated in the daily activity? on task?

 

Life Skills Math Syllabus

Practical Math

The class covers the following units: Ratios and Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, and Geometry.

Daily participation will be factored into your grade: I.E. – Participated in the daily activity? on task?

 

Practical Math Syllabus

Personal Finance

This class is a Dual Credit Course if a student wants College Credit. This is FREE for students. This course is taught at RIT/NTID and if the student passes this class they will get college credit for it. Regardless of being enrolled for Dual Credit or not the student will still learn the same information. If you have any questions or concerns about the program or the class please feel free to contact me directly.

Daily participation will be factored into your grade: I.E. – Participated in the daily activity? on task?

 

Personal Finance Syllabus