Fractals and Tesselations
Designed for practice and repitition of mathematics skills.
Teaching students the critical thinking skills needed for the successful mastery of mathematics and the application of those skills for their future.
February 18th is a holiday. There is no school on that day.
March 13 is the final day of school before spring break. Classes resume on March 25th. Enjoy your time off. Get refreshed. Come back ready to finish the year strong.
Check your Google Classroom stream for a post on February 6th. It contains the link to the Shared Google Folder for class notes agendas from Mr. Newsom. If you are absent, you can view the class notes and sample problems taught during class. There is only one folder for all six classes. Files names typically start with the date of the class notes followed by a title.
Mr. Newsom was raised in Hamilton, TX and graduated from Hamiltion High School in 1986. He was very actively involved in school activiites and a member of the National Honor Society. He participated in fooball, basketball and track & field. He was also very acitve in the Hamilton County 4-H Program where he raised dairy cattle, pigs, sewed, cooked and participated in numerous leadership opportunities.
He is an alumni of Oral Roberts University graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He was a four-year letterman for the ORU Golden Eagles on the Track and Field Team. He was a Shot Put and Discus thrower. He completed in the 1989 NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Track & Field Championships. In 2007, Newsom completed his National Board Certification for Early Adolescent Mathematics.
Okmulgee Middle School is where Mr. Newsom began his teaching career. After one year, the family moved back to Tulsa and he taught for 9 years at the Jenks Alternative Center and coached 9th grade football and varsity track & field. He taught one year at Glenpool High School. He then moved to Tulsa Public Schools and has taught at Thoreau Demonstration Academy and is currently at Will Rogers High School.
Mr. Newsom married his wife Leah in 2011. She is a retired elementary teacher. They love to travel. She is an avid professional tennis fan. Their bucket list trip is to attend the Australian Open Tennis Tournament. They have two dogs, Bonnie and Clyde. They also have one cat, Ash. They frequent Cozumel where Leah enjoys the beach and Mr. Newsom SCUBA dives.
Newsom has two sons, Trey and Nathan. Both born in Tulsa and schooled in Jenks, his boys continually make him proud! Trey is a Ceramic Engineer and is married his wife in 2016. They have one son, Archer. Just ask Mr. Newsom to see photos... Nathan is on the management track with MidFirst Bank in Tulsa.
Being a sports official began in college with the ORU Intramural Program. He officiated flag football and volleyball. He began officiating high school football in 1988 in Tulsa. He has also officiated high school volleyball, basketball, baseball and track & field. He currently is a Referee in the Great American Conference in NCAA Division 2 Football.
Mr. Newsom spends some of his free time creating and designing webpages. He loves creating sites that promote organizations and sites that provide service or enhance a process. Examples of his work are: www.math-flashcards.com -- www.prepartation4purpose.com -- www.kjcccfootballofficials.com -- www.cncpools.net