Synergy   ParentVUE

Starting in the fall of the 2013-14 school year, the district will begin using a new student information system, called Synergy. The district is moving to Synergy because our current student information system, eSIS, will no longer be available after June 30th. eSIS’s Parent Assistant interface will be replaced by Synergy’s ParentVUE and it will be available to parents in late August.

ParentVUE provides parents and guardians access to information regarding their children’s demographic information, attendance activity, reporting period grades and class schedules via the Internet. There is a link in the left column.

StudentVUE is unavailable at this time. A link will be created soon.



Discussion Topics


Check Twitter feed for discussion topics or visit Tamo Class Facebook Page. Join the Tamo Class Facebook Page conversation by adding a comment below the wall post.


Back to School

Reminder: School starts a week later this year because of budget reduction days. Check our school website for more information.



Current Events

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Get in the Habit of Reading/Watching the News

Ways to follow current events:

  1. Watch an evening network news program. Local news is great for weather, sports, and local soft stories, but they do not cover politics and governmental events like the networks do.
  2. Read the Washington Post or the New York Times. Read the editorial and opinion section as well as letters to the editors.
  3. Read the front page section of,, or
  4. Watch C-SPAN and CSPAN-2 for coverage of the House of Representatives and the Senate. In addition, there are excellent evening and Sunday programs on the Supreme Court and the White House.
  5. Read weekly news magazines such as Time, Newsweek, or U.S. News and World Report.
  6. Listen to a radio talk show. There are numerous programs and hosts available to choose from.


Summer Ending

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Summer is drawing to a close. Get ready for another school year. Go Bruins!


Interactive Notebook – alternate

If you do not want to use the Cornell notes system, this is your alternate choice for class note taking – interactive notebook.



Costa’s House Sentence Stems

Below is an image containing sentence stems for Costa’s house three levels of questioning. Use this information to help you write connection questions for your Cornell notes.