Phone: 919 934-5191
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Mathematics from York College, CUNY MA in Education from Adelphi University, LI. AP Statistics Certified AIG Certified Honors Program Certified
Mr. Raul Menjivar
I've been part of Sparta Nation for the 12th year, and proud to be an spartan.
By God's grace I have a BA in Mathematics from York College and Queens College in New York.
A Masters Degree in Urban Education (for Middle and High School) from Adelphi University.
Currently certified to teach AIG, IB math studies, Honors, and AP Statistics.
However, the most important part of myself is having three loving children and an awesome wife who are a blessing from our God.
I love mathematics, and I try to have fun everyday.
Students and Guardians: We are going through difficult times as a nation. However, we encourage you to remain positive, follow hygiene guidelines and support each other in any way possible.
You will be directed to different websites that you can use to make the best during our social distance time. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
All resources are FREE!
● Free Audio Stories:
○ Storyline : Children’s books read by famous people
○ Unite for Literacy
○ Schedule of Authors Reading Live
● Libby: If you have a library card, you can access your library’s audiobooks and ebooks
● Scholastic Learn at Home: Options for grades Pre-K and up, each day it includes 4
cross-curricular learning experiences, each built around a story or video.
● Typing Club: Practice keyboarding skills
● Handwriting Heroes: Only available on Apple products; interactive handwriting instruction and
● Story Starters for Writing Ideas
● Start a Google Doc: Share it with a teacher, friend or family member and use it to journal or
communicate back and forth
● Math Games: K-6th grade
● Club Sci Kidz: Grades K-5; every day they are posting a blog that explores a topic, features
educational videos about the topic and ends with a related science experiment
● Virtual Field Trips Around the World
● List of More Virtual Field Trip Opportunities
● Project Explorer: Bringing the world into the classroom with free videos and content about
different places and adventures around the globe
● NY Times "What's Going On in This Picture?": Ages 13+; each Monday, NY Times is posting a
caption-less photo; kids are supposed to comment with their guess of what is going on in the
photo; answer is revealed each Thursday
● GoNoodle: 100s of interactive videos that’ll get kids moving
● Kid-Friendly Workouts: Led by kids
● Growth Mindset: A handful of growth mindset activities
● Recognizing Strengths Activity: An activity to help students recognize their strengths
● Accomplishment Box: An activity to help students identify what they’ve accomplished
● Identifying Feelings Game: Watch a video and guess what the person in the video was feeling
● Quandary Game: Ages 8+, a free interactive game in ethical decision making
● Mindfulness Apps:
○ Super Stretch Yoga: Pre-K-5
○ Three Good Things Journal: Each day, kids journal 3 good things that happened in their
○ Sesame Street App: Pre-K; Breath, Think, Do with Sesame teaches calming down
○ Smiling Mind: Mindfulness for ALL ages
○ Meditation for Kids
Just for Fun:
● Drawing Instruction: 1 new YouTube post each day from author and illustrator Mo Willems
● Coloring Pages: Download and print
● Livestream from the Cincinnati Zoo: 1 new YouTube post each day
● Kid-Friendly Podcast: The creator and host of one of the podcasts is Guy Raz from NPR
● Wonderopolis: Every day they pose an interesting question and explore answers to it
● How To Videos: Everything from “how to spin a basketball on your finger” to “how to say hello
in 15 languages”
● Music Lab: Make music on the computer
● Healing Harmony Music Therapy with Trina Rainey: Preschool; on YouTube; incorporates
children's literature and sing alongs
Screen Free Ideas:
● Screen Free Activities
● More Screen Free Activities
● Indoor Games
● Letter Crafts
● Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
● 13 Ways to Learn with Everyday Objects
Subjects typically assigned are:
H Math II
H Math III
Advanced Functions and Modeling
H Discrete Mathematics
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
All students in the virtual or face-to-face cohorts are required to take their Biology, English II, Math I, Math III, or CTE courses in person at Smithfield-Selma High School during exam week which is December 14th-18th.
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is offering Distance Education and Extended Learning Programs for high school students.