Junior High Math Curriculum
In Junior High Math at Jasper School, we use the Carnegie Middle School Math Solutions with a few other personal touches and influences. We try to balance working hard and having fun in math class. We have many of the same routines in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
Meet the Teacher
Hello! My name is Aaron Basnett. I teach Junior High Mathematics and Speling. I live in the Jasper School District with my two sons. I think so much of this school and its people that I want my children walking these halls during their childhood. I have taught at this school for fifteen years. I taught fourth grade for two years. I have taught Junior High for the last thirteen years. I am the head basketball coach here at Jasper, back at the helm after a short stint as JV and PeeWee coach. I also coached track for five years. My hobbies include playing with my sons, working outside around the house and watching, coaching, and playing sports.
I was born in May of 1980 five days before Mt. St. Helens erupted. I lived in Princeton, Indiana for the first nine years of my life. It was during this time that my lifelong love for math, baseball, and basketball began.
I then moved to Salem, Illinois for the next nine years of my life. I went to Selmaville South School (aka, Selmaville Junior High). In 1994, I was a captain on our basketball team. We won the State Tournament that year finishing with a record of 26 wins and 2 losses. In track that year, I finished second at the State Meet in the shot put event. I graduated as the Salutatorian of my 8th grade class.
I went to Salem Community High School and graduated in 1998. I played basketball all four years of high school and had a great time playing in the 'good ole NEC.' I participated in track during my freshman year. Some of my fondest memories in high school include having my mother for sophomore English (best teacher ever), the sports I played and the friends I made.
I spent my first year of college playing basketball for the MacMurray Highlanders in Jacksonville, Illinois. It was a great experience. My sophomore year, I moved to Edwardsville, Illinois to attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. It is here that I met and made some great friends. I student taught in East St. Louis and Cahokia for two years. I graduated from SIUE in May of 2003 and moved to Fairfield.
I started at Jasper during the summer of 2003. I love working and (living) at this school. I think it is a great school district comprised of great people. I think Jasper provides an excellent education while providing the 'small country school feel.' I am happy that my two sons are Polecats. There is a reason that the majority of my wardrobe is green.