Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week “STORM TALK” spotlights Thomas Wiles, Math Teacher .
Where are you from? I am from a small town in Virginia named Chatham. Very few people know about it and have probably only seen signs for it. I went to college at Milligan College in Johnson City, TN then moved to Louisville, KY for 12 years. I have been living in Florida for almost 3 years now.
What do you like to do in your free time? I love spending time with my wife. We go to Disney often or to the beach. We like to do things outdoors even though we sweat a lot. I enjoy a relaxing round of golf any chance that I can get it. While free time is limited I like to stay active. And any day that I get to spend in the water is a good day.
Share with us about your travels. I have been to almost all of the states east of the Mississippi River but the only state that I have been to west of the Mississippi is Hawaii (it’s sad I know). I have also been to Europe visiting England, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Greece. I love seeing things that I have only seen on TV but wish they would invent teleportation already.
What was your first job? My first job I was a life guard at a local country club. Very small but I was making $5 an hour so I was happy that I could fill up my ’76 Chevy Nova all by myself. I have had many jobs since then from constructing bleachers to a barista at Starbucks. I consider myself well rounded.
Tell us about your favorites. I love watching movie, TV shows, sports and I love to eat food while I’m doing it. I can’t possibly give you a favorite movie because there are far too many good ones but I do love me some Star Wars. I spend way too much time watching TV but I love the entertainment value. The Green Bay Packers are my favorite football team and I watch a ton of college sports including my teams, the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Louisville Cardinals.
What is something that most people don’t know about you? I went to military school from 7th to 12th grade. And I had my hair cut every two weeks for those 6 years.
CONTINUE TO STORM, Mr. Wiles!
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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE
Students got to experience OUT OF THIS WORLD lessons and “visit” space in their 8th grade Science classes as they were introduced to the Gravity Unity!
Some other amazing hallway displays are also noted! Continue to STORM!
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- SSMS Received the PBS (Positive Behavior Support) Golden Model School Award, which is the highest award given for PBIS! For more information on the various levels, please visit the PBS Updates link above or our Facebook page. Awesome Job, Hurricanes!
- Teacher Work Days are October 13th and 14th. Duty hours are from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.
- Grades are due October 12th by 11:59 PM.
- FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.
HAVE A STORMING WEEKEND EVERYONE and STAY SAFE!!!!!