Mr. Thellman

COVID-19 Updates
Hopewell Area School District is currently Closed due to the COVID-19 virus.

The Hopewell Area Board of School Directors meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020 has been cancelled.  

Parent information regarding continuity of instruction:
Please click on the following for HASD’s Continuity of Education Plan as required by PA’s Department of Education:
Please see our COVID-19 Updates page for the latest news from the district.  Latest update: 3/30/2020 (Prom Information)


The Beaver County School Districts and the Career and Technology Center continue to work together as we receive guidance from our state and federal leaders. Today, Governor Wolf announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.  Therefore, all Beaver County school facilities are closed and events cancelled through the end of the school year.  While much uncertainty still exists, this announcement will allow families to plan for their needs in the coming months.  All schools will continue to provide continuity of education and meals through the last regularly scheduled day of school.  We understand that this is heartbreaking for the Class of 2020, but please be patient as we seek additional guidance from our state leaders regarding graduation and other special events.  We appreciate your patience and support during this closure and we will continue to provide updates as we move forward together.

The breakfast and lunch pickups are still on-going at the Junior High and Independence Elementary School between 11-1 each weekday. 


Device Pickup Information: 

 If a Hopewell student is still in need of a device for continuity of instruction, please let your child’s teacher know.
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Mr. Thellman

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Telephone Number:  724-375-7765  Ext. 4218
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B.A. in Business Management from Westminster College
Teaching Certificate in Secondary Mathematics from Geneva College
This will be my 16th year of teaching in the Hopewell Area School System

Classroom Rules:
1.  Be on time.
2.  Be prepared.  ( Pencil, Notebook, Textbook, Planner and Assignments)
3.  Respect yourself and all other students.
4.  Work to the bell.

Algebra 1 is a more intensive approach to Algebra focusing on a variety of algebraic topics to include:  linear equations, polynomials, factoring, graphing, working with rational and irrational numbers and developing problem solving skills.

Algebra 1A covers the first part of an Algebra 1 course with the focus on problem solving of various algebraic functions relative to patterns and linear functions, proportional and linear functions, computation, measurement, and estimation, multiple representations, functions/number systems, reasoning and connections.

Math 8 covers the second portion of the "Bridge to Algebra" Program that engages students in problem solving through concrete, real life scenarios.  The course is comprised of a traditional classroom approach to instruction with exposure to a cognitive computer based tutor.  Topics to be covered include:  fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percents, proportions, computation and some Geometry terms.
Students will be graded using the following scale.
98% - 100%     A+
93% - 97%       A
90% - 92%       A-
87% - 89%       B+
83% - 86%       B
80% - 82%       B-
77% - 79%       C+
73% - 76%       C
70% - 72%       C-
67% - 69%       D+
63% - 66%       D
60% - 62%       D-
59% or less       E
All grades will be calculated using total points.
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