This week no college admissions representatives will be visiting with us; however, please check the list posted on the US board in the hallway for dates/times of visits throughout the fall.
Seniors, watch your application deadlines! Remember: LACK OF PLANNING ON YOUR PART DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON MY PART! I have many obligations, including teaching and dealing with requests for transcripts and letters of recommendation from your fellow seniors, and if you overlook a deadline until the last minute, I may NOT be able to accommodate you. Getting into college does NOT require luck or knowing the right people. It requires planning, presence, and perseverance. Make a plan, show up, and hold fast!
The Class of 2017 is selling lunch from Taste Unlimited on Tuesdays. Check with Teacher Jeff, or a member of the Class of 2017 to order.
The Class of 2018 is selling Firehouse subs for lunch on Thursdays. Orders MUST be placed by Wednesday afternoon. Please see a member of the Class of 2018 to order. You may download a form from the sidebar.
The Class of 2019 has cheese and pepperoni pizza available from Papa John's on Fridays for $1.50 a slice. This may be pre-ordered on Friday mornings during Advisory.
Advanced Composition: This week we will finish with some examples of classification essays in the textbook:
- “What are Friends For?”
- “The Men We Carry In Our Minds”
- “A Tale of Four Learners”
- “Which Stooge are You?”
Art History I: Remember, you have a homework assignment due on Tuesday for the remaining chapters in the Ancient World section, “Fourth Century Greek Art” through “Late Antiquity and Early Christian Art.” See Jupiter for the specific assignment! We will watch a documentary, Art of the Western World: Art History from Ancient Greece to Andy Warhol Episode One: “The Classical Ideal.” Then we will turn to a new unit, Medieval and Early Renaissance Art:
- Byzantine Art I: Justinian
- Byzantine Art II: Revival and Diffusion
- The Virgin of Vladimir
- Christ in Chora, Constantinople
- Celtic or Insular Art
- “Illuminating” the Celtic Alphabet
Film as Literature: First we will finish Chapter 2: “Narrative” in our textbook. Then we will begin our screening of Pride and Prejudice  before tackling Chapter 3: “Mise-en-Scene.”
Fundamentals of Composition: Your critique of The Alchemist is due on Wednesday the 28th! Please do NOT forget to bring a book to read for SSR and Strategies for Successful Writing to class EVERY day. When you don't, you lose points from your participation grade.... Remember, your weekly journal entry MUST be completed by Friday at 4:00 in the Google Doc you have shared with me! We will finish Chapter 3: “Planning and Drafting Your Paper,” and move on to Chapter 4: “Revising and Editing Your Paper,” so please read this chapter before coming to class! You may have time to work on your critique of The Alchemist during the writing workshop portion of the class, so please remember to bring your ChromeBooks to class for this purpose!
Mystery Fiction: We are reading Death on the Nile, and I have your new blog post up, so you will need to make your original post by Thursday at midnight and the follow-up response to a classmate by Saturday at midnight. If you have finished this novel, you may want to get a jump start on our next book, Shinju, as this is a tough read!
ONLINE CLASSES: Please make sure you are following the pacing guide for the class; remember, regardless of whether or not WE have class/school, Virtual Virginia is available, and you may have assignments due!
Just a heads up: we have a long weekend coming up. There is no school on Monday, October 3rd, Rosh Hashanh. So bring home what you need on Friday to work on any assignments for the following week!
Have a good week!
Teacher Barb :)