We will have two college admissions representatives here this week to share college information with interested Juniors and Seniors:
- Wednesday at 10:30, Jerome Griffin will be here from William and Mary
- Thursday at 10:15, Terra Roane will be here from Guilford College
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. This week the college admission reps will begin their fall visits. Please check the College Counseling page and the board in the US hallway for a list of who is coming when. In some cases colleges will be offering on site admission, BUT you need to request a transcript from me at least three days in advance IN WRITING for me to have this ready for 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 2020 is selling Panera on Wednesdays. Please see Teacher Danny or a member of the freshman class for more information on this.
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.
Reminder: Monday is Fall Colors day, and, of course, it is Halloween, so I expect that we shall see some costumes all over again!
Advanced Composition: This week we will look at Chapter 12: "Definition--Establishing Boundaries." We will also read two examples of definition essays in our text:
- "The Sweet Smell of Success Isn't All That Sweet"
- "The Blended Economy"
Art History I: After we watch a documentary on Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus,” we will move into the 16th century with the following chapters from the textbook:
- The High Renaissance 1: Florence and Rome
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Michelangelo Buonarroti
- Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel
Film as Literature: Your take home/open book quiz for Chapter 4: “Cinematography” is due on Wednesday, November 2nd. We will finish Lawrence of Arabia and then move on to Chapter 5: “Acting.”
Fundamentals of Composition: Your Descriptive Essays are due on Wednesday, November 2nd. We will finish Chapter 7: “Process Analysis,” and read two selections from our textbook:
- “Fast Track to Perfection”
- "Waves of Destruction”
Mystery Fiction: You need to finish Shinjū by Tuesday as the Postcards from Medieval Japan and the Shinjū Crime Notes are due on Wednesday, November 2nd. Next up we will be reading The Salaryman’s Wife. I will have your new blog post up by Monday afternoon, and then you will need to make your original post by Thursday at midnight and the follow-up response to a classmate by Saturday at midnight.
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!
Remember that we do NOT have classes on Friday, November 4th or Monday, November 7th. There will be Advisory conferences, by appointment, on Friday morning.
Teacher Barb :)