The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, May 31, 2012

How Will You Stay Healthy?

We have discussed a lot this school year and provided you with some tools on how to be active and healthy. Share below some things you have learned and answer the following questions:

1. Why is it important to have a healthy & active lifestyle?
2. What kind of activities have you learned about that you can do right at home or in the backyard?
3. What will you take with you from this class/experience?

Thanks for participating girls! We hope this has helped you in your journey to becoming healthier and active ladies!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today's Topic: Fast-Food Facts That May Change Your Eating Habits

Read the following article about fast-food facts and then respond to the questions. Be honest in your answers for it will help you evaluate how you eat each day and whether or not you should make any changes.

1. What are your thoughts on these frightening facts about fast food? What do you think it says about the health of Americans?

2. Do you eat a lot of fast-food? What do you feel are the main reasons people eat fast-food? Is it cost efficient? Taste? Or the simplicity and convenience of it? Or perhaps it is all of these reasons combined. Explain your answer. 

3. As the weeks progress and we have had our class discussion, are there any goals that you have set that you have been working towards? Anything you want to change/improve? Or do you feel that you are satisfied and happy with your health at this time. Explain. 

Keep Up the Great Work Girls! Ms. Jones and I are proud of you!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday, April 17

I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break!

Continue reading for your LA classes and keep working hard. Don't like one of the assigned questions? Think of a new question and I would be happy to hear it.

We want the best for you so keep pushing yourself!

*No SSR Reading for today!

Friday, March 30, 2012

March 29, 2012

Fitness @ FOCUS Ladies,

Great walk today! We went almost for one full mile! Next week we will be continuing our exercise and learning about how to be fit! Remember to drink more water and less soda!

Great job girls! We are proud of you!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

FITNESS AT FOCUS LADIES-Thursday, March 22nd

The Power of Walking! 

Today we discussed the importance of walking and how it is an excellent form of physical activity. 
Below are two articles that emphasize the benefits walking can do for your health.

Blog Assignment

1. Based on what we read and the class discussion, name at least three benefits to walking/aerobic exercise.

2. Please DESCRIBE (more than 2 sentences) how you can incorporate more walking into your daily/weekly routine. Is this something you really plan on doing or do you see yourself doing other physical activities instead? Tell us what you plan on doing! It takes a plan to make the action!

Example: I can walk as I am talking on the phone for 20-30 minutes.
I can take my dog for a walk around the block a few times.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

OGT WEEK-You Can Do This!!

Good Afternoon Students,

As the OGT Week comes to a close, we will continue our readings next week.

*IMPORTANT: If you missed a test day, please make sure you report to makeup test week!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Happy Fitness Day at Focus!! Today is our second session for our Fitness Class and today we will explore how to stay active without needing a fancy gym membership or weights.

 Click on the link below to read the article for today's session and then answer the questions below!

1. Have you used any of the excuses mentioned in the article? Be honest! Why do you think we make excuses for ourselves when we want to be in better shape?

2. What is your fitness goal? What types of exercises can you do during the week? Start thinking of a plan for yourself that you can implement soon. Please list your ideas/plan below. I want to hear what you are thinking of.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday, March 6th

Hey Everyone. Make sure you are practicing for the OGT. We will continue the weekly readings once the OGT's are over.

Keep practicing and good luck! You can do it!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thursday, March 1st

Hey Students,

Today is the first day of March! Please be sure to talk with your teachers regarding OGT Prep and Practice Test Materials.

Even if it is not Language Arts, GO PRACTICE!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday, February 28


I have OGT Prep for Reading & Writing!

Stop by and practice so you are prepared!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday, February 23


Please come see me for OGT Prep materials. You need to continue practicing; they are less than 15 days away!

I have prep material for both reading and writing! Stop on by and practice!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

OGT PREP: Tuesday, February 21st

Ms. Mutz will be passing out study sheets for you to help in preparation for the Reading/Writing OGT. If you have not received one, please stop and get one! The more you practice on your own, the better off you will be! YOU CAN DO IT!

Based on the study sheet, please provide your own example of the following terms. Please make them original and different from other student's posts.

1. Metaphor

2. Simile

3. Hyperbole

The more familiar you become with these terms, the easier it will be for you in the future!



OGT's will be March 12-17 which is soon approaching. It is important that you practice so you are ready and prepared to pass it with flying colors!

All of the labs will be doing OGT Prep and pullouts so listen to the announcement.

Also, come see Ms. Mutz for reading OGT Prep and listen for those announcements too!

Let me know if you would like any material.