Now is time to start planning a Trig-star program at a local high school in your community. The committee is strongly encouraging that the following Chapters consider a program for 2012.
· Northern Lakes
Contacting Your Local High School
Making first contact with the Math Department Chairperson is often the most difficult task when trying to start a Trig*Star Program. Here are some tips:
· Do you know any teacher, guidance counselor or administrator at your local high school that could introduce you to a math teacher?
· Do any of your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc., attend a nearby high school where you would be willing to visit to present the Trig*Star program/test?
· Are any of your neighbors or friends at church or social groups, teachers or school employees that may be able to steer you in the right direction toward the trigonometry teacher?
· Ask them to give you the name and phone number (or e-mail address) of that teacher. Then ...
· Make the contact, preferably in the fall of the school year. Get a copy of the WSLS Trig*Star Brochure and give it to the math teacher to explain the program. Introduce yourself and tell the teacher that you would like to present a program to students explaining how the surveying profession utilizes trigonometry.