What is Grit9?

Grit9 is 2 things: 

  1. A student-run business (with a dedicated class period) offering web design, photo scanning, and video tape digitization.
  2. A tech club for all students to improve soft skills and professionalism. Students should visit Mr. Suter’s room (189) to join!

Grit9 Mission Statement

We believe that preparing for life means experiencing it. We develop meaningful relationships. We value intentional risk taking, open communication, and trust. We believe leadership is service, which may require one to step up, step in, or step down.

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VR Apps: From Consumption to Creation

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.86″ background_layout=”light”] The “Intro to Programming” class looks a bit different this year. Rather than following a typical ItP format that spends the majority of time solving “problems” that have no meaning to the student, we are focusing on learning the code necessary to solve problems that matter. Solving Problems That Matter At the beginning of the semester, I pitched an idea to my students that we

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What is Grit9?

Are you a business? Technically we’re an “EdCorp” or Education Corporation. That means we are a business that is ran inside of a school classroom. We provide real world learning opportunities for high school students through the creation of websites and presenting at conferences. We focus on learning real-world “soft skills” like collaboration, communication and what it means to be a young professional. But we are more than a business.

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Just Ship It.

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”#1-25 Ship it cards text” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.78″ background_layout=”light” border_style=”solid”] We received our pack of Ship It activities in the mail from the folks at Real World Scholars. Students have been busy leafing through, picking out their favorites that they’d like to do themselves. I’m not forcing any of my Grit9 students to do them, it’s optional…with the caveat that they are already engaged in some

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Ignite – Student Conference Tryouts

Six brave souls have volunteered to deliver a 5 minute Ignite speech on a topic of their choice;  20 slides, 15 seconds each auto-advanced. On Monday, Mr. Suter delivered his Ignite (“Apathy for Apathetics”). Thursday,  six students volunteered into the limelight. They are evaluated on: Presence (“the ability to project a sense of ease, poise, or self-assurance” – dictionary.com AKA, you look comfortable.) Engaging – Get the audience’s attention, and keep

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