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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Oakton District Curriculum
The goal of the mathematics curriculum in Fairfax County Public Schools is to build strong foundation in arithmetic, geometry, probability, algebra, and statistics. Students will utilize a variety of methods and tools to accomplish this task, including calculators, graphs and charts, and computers. Each course seeks to enhance their understanding of numerical relationships and concepts, in addition to developing problem-solving skills. In more advanced courses, strategies will be taught that will assist students in solving increasingly complex equations and expressions.
The social studies curriculum at Fairfax County Public Schools will ensure that students develop into well-informed and responsible citizens. Maps, tables and charts, and a variety of texts will be employed in these courses during the learning process. Students will acquire general knowledge of the historical events that shaped the U.S. in grades K-5. As they progress, more specific events will be explored, both in the U.S. and around the world. Social studies courses also examine the government and the role it has in our economy.
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Oakton District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Fairfax County Public Schools uses learning expectations that align with the Common Core Standards and ensure that students are receiving a college preparatory learning experience. The learning objectives are aligned to the state assessments to ensure that each student is reaching all the standards. There are also goals for 21st century learning which include the ability to collaborate and think creatively, and these developmental assets are drawn out throughout the curriculum in different classes and electives. All courses of study are founded on a series of objectives that progress students from the fundamentals to the ability to do advanced and analytic work.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Oakton Educational News
- James Madison High Band Competes at BOA Grand Nationals - James Madison High competed at the 2014 Bands of America Grand Nationals and finished in 18th place. The band scored 80.15 on the Friday preliminaries and was only .7 points away from winning a place in the semi-finalist position. This is the band’s first trip to the Grand Nationals.
- Oakton High Students Win 5th Place - 101 students from Fairfax County Public Schools received medals at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference. Three students from Oakton High School placed fifth in the public service announcement category. Congrats!
- James Madison High Students Will Play in the All-District Band - 23 members of the James Madison High School Band were selected for the All-District Band earlier this month. The chosen students play a variety of instruments, including trombones, flutes, clarinets, and percussion. They will play in the wind ensemble and symphonic band, with performances occurring in February at Chantilly High School.
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Chalk Talk: Understanding the Brain
The human brain is divided into four sections, or lobes. The frontal lobe is located in the front most part and helps to coordinate our speech and movement, in general. It also deals with reasoning, planning, and emotions (although there are also other parts of the brain that deal with emotion elsewhere). If this lobe is damaged, you may have someone who is impulsive and moody. When moving from front to back, the next lobe is the parietal lobe. This section is responsible for our perception of pain, temperature, pressure, and touch. Damage to this lobe may result in diminished sensation. The third lobe is the occipital lobe, located at the back of the brain. It is behind the parietal lobe and is concerned with vision. Although damage is less likely to occur to this area due to its location, the effects can range from complete loss of sight to visual hallucinations. The last lobe is the temporal lobe, located on the side of the brain. This lobe is responsible for our sense of hearing and stores many of our memories. This sense can be diminished and our memories lost if the temporal lobe is injured.