November Students of the Month
November Teacher of the Month
Each month VOL will be recognizing a teacher and share how they positively impact our school and students.
This month we would like to recognize Mr. Cleary, a Middle/High school teacher who teaches 7th grade Regular and Advanced Science as well as Psychology 1. He has been a team player from the start and a mentor to new teachers in Edgenuity. Mr. Cleary is a huge help being a communicator between teachers and administration. He’s a positive team player and will do whatever is asked of him. He is a constant advocate for his students.
Enjoy getting to know Mr. Cleary....
Philosophy of Teaching
The role of the K-12 teacher is one where we are tasked with imparting the knowledge that is foundational to becoming a productive and engaged member of our democratic republic, and with the tools to be lifelong learners.
I started teaching with Volusia County in 2006, after several years in the private sector. For the next 11 years I taught 2nd and 4th grades before becoming a dropout prevention teacher and then later a credit retrieval teacher at NSB Middle School. I have taught students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. With a wife and four children, and currently engaged in a Doctoral program, spare time sparse; when available I enjoy camping, hiking and cycling.
Written by: Dylan Simpson
Super Animal Royale
by: Elijah Fulco
Who would like this game? People 12 and up would like this game.
Is it multiplayer? Yes you play online against, and sometimes with, other people.
What is the object of the game? Your objective is to be the last alive.
What does it cost? $12.99 for the full version of the game.
Where can you play it (on what console)? It is available for PC and Mac.
Where can you download it? You can download it on steam from Valve.
When was it released? December 12th, 2018.
When did it become popular? It became popular around July of 2019.
Why is it popular? It’s simple fun mechanics with cute animals.
Why should you try it? It is an indie game from indie developers, so they need extra support because they are not as profitable as other games.
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
Aven Green is a 13-year-old girl living in Kansas. But she's not like other 13-year old kids. Aven was born without arms. Ever since she was little, some people couldn’t look past her missing arms. On top of that, her family moves to Arizona because her mom and dad got a new job running a rundown theme park called “Stagecoach Pass”. Aven can’t seem to make new friends at school until she meets Connor, a boy who feels caged by his own disability too. Together, they find out that the park held larger secretes than she could have ever been led to think. She struggles to solve a mystery, help a friend, face her fears, and see what she’s capable of doing. She sees that she’s not as insignificant after all. This novel packed with humor, struggle, friendship, understanding, and overcoming disability's is a must read.
Review by: Riley Olsen