Today Lee and I went up to the high school for their annual PTA meetings. Unlike the elementary school, each high school class held its own program instead of having one large gathering. The high school grounds are much smaller than the elementary school grounds. Two rows of classroom buildings flank an inner walkway.
The first meeting we attended was in a first year classroom. The classroom sections are named after things like periodic elements, trees, and Catholic saints. During the meeting, the teacher went over the grading scale. A student needs to get over 65% to pass a grade. The class is also raising money for another ceiling fan. It was so hot that it was difficult to concentrate, and the rooms have absolutely no insulation, so any kind of window air conditioner would be completely out of the question, even if they had money for one.
Students have a class called “Mapeh” which includes physical education, music, and nutrition. A group of kids were outside practicing a dance routine for an upcoming nutrition event.(See elementary school post for more information about the schools.)