Author Archives: Mr. Morrison

2017-18 Back to School Check-In

Click Here for more information: Beginning July 17th, all PGMS incoming freshmen, and returning Grades 10-12 families will need to complete their online enrollment on SchoolMint (pgusd.schoolmint.net) no later than August 1st. You can do this at home, on your … Continue reading

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Have a Wonderful Summer!

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Scratch Off Reading List

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune: “These are just a few of the many entertaining infographic posters produced by Pop Chart Lab, a Brooklyn-based company, founded by a book editor and a graphic designer, with a self-described “modest goal” of “rendering … Continue reading

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10 Good Study Habits

Courtesy of SylvanLearning.com: 1. Get Organized. Between homework, tests and extracurricular activities, it’s all too easy for things to slip through the cracks. A planner can help your child keep everything organized and students should write down assignments, appointments, and … Continue reading

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End of Year Textbook Returns and Fines

Important Deadlines! AP students need to return their books as soon as possible. Seniors must be cleared of all textbooks/fines by June 1st or they will not receive their diploma. All students must be cleared by June 2nd or they … Continue reading

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Shakuntala Devi, Mathematics Prodigy

Courtesy of The New York Times “Times Machine”: “She forgot, momentarily, that she had visited the United States once before, 20 years ago, but she could give you the cube root of 188,132,517—or almost any other number —in the time … Continue reading

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Samuel Morse’s Grief Leads to Long Distance Communication

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “The phrase “What hath God wrought?” may not mean much to you, but it’s a line that changed the course of history. This was the first message ever transmitted over telegraph wires. Samuel Morse, the developer, created … Continue reading

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Sand Mandalas are meant to be destroyed

Courtesy of mandala-painting.com: “The making of a sand mandala comes from an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving ritual geometric patterns made from colored sand. The creation involves multiple persons, usually 4 monks, who each work on one side of the mandala. … Continue reading

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UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

Courtesy of the University of British Columbia: “After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, recently published … Continue reading

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Mathletics Competition Results

Congratulations to the five teams that competed in Saturday’s Monterey County Mathletics Competition.  Our individual and team awards included: IM2:  Katie Hansen – Honorable Mention, Gavin Whiteside and Tanya vonGiese IM3:  Elizabeth Lee – Honorable Mention and Tyler Smithtro – … Continue reading

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