Welcome to Mr. Mcleod's Class
School Closure Update:
PARENTS, welcome to my website. As we all adapt to new ways of doing things and not meeting face-to-face, I will communicate with students three ways, all updated daily:
1. The calendars above. You may access these too. If not accessing from a school district log-in, you willl see a link to request access. I will respond as soon as I see your request. The calendar will open to a blank July calendar so find the current month tab at the bottom.
2. Remind messages. "Remind" is an app that allows group messages between phones/computers without knowing each other's phone numbers. More info here. You should have received an email from me about this app. If not, and you'd like to be on the list, contact me (email link below).
My hope is to keep strong connections and to keep your children engaged in school. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments using the email link below.
-Mr. McLeodemail: firstname.lastname@example.org: 425-385-6151
My schedule: 1st period: Physics in the Universe 2nd period: Physics in the Universe 3rd period: planning 4th period: Engineer Your World 5th period: Physics in the Universe 6th period: Physics in the Universe
Is the world running out of rocks? What do you think? Is this real? How can you tell?
Part of Mr. McLeod's summer adventures: Bushwacking for Conservation
I am a good listener.
I will believe in you, support you and encourage you.
I will be fair, but firm.
I will work hard to help you learn.
I expect similar from you:
- Be a good listener.
- Support and encourage yourself and others.
- Work hard.
About me:I started teaching at Cascade in 1985! Before teaching I majored in geology and worked in Wyoming and Utah doing oil exploration. I have a Masters from U.W. and am a National Board Certified Teacher. My son is in the Navy and my daughter is a graphic designer. My wife is an artist and works at just retired from a bookstore.
I love outdoors, hiking, skiing, and photography. I never thought I'd be a writer but photography led to me to writing a book, The North Cascades Highway, A Roadside Guide to America's Alps. I've helped do research on Pikas (cute!) and Glaciers and these days I'm doing wilderness wildlife monitoring with Conservation Northwest. My camera captured this wolverine last winter.
I believe learning science should be interesting, challenging (hard), AND fun. Sometimes it's all of those, sometimes it's none. But just like everything in life, the more you put into it, the more you get out.
One of my favorite quotes back from high school days, is from the Ozark Mountain Daredevils: "...and like my Daddy said, it's in your heart not your head, and you've got to sing, and sing, and sing." We need to think and use our heads, but if we're not connected with our hearts and other people and the wonders of life, we lose the ability to sing (or dance, draw, write, do music or sports or however you express yourself). So however you "sing", do it.