Seniors, watch your application deadlines. In case you hadn’t noticed, January 1st will come and go while we are on break, and I will not be available to do an “emergency” transcript request when you realize that you are going to miss a deadline! LACK OF PLANNING ON YOUR PART DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON MY PART!
No lunches will be sold during this short week!
Advanced Composition: Your argument paper is due on Tuesday, December 22nd, regardless of whether or not we have class or regardless of whether you are here or not!
American Short Story: The Unit 3 response paper is due on Monday, the 21st. I asked you to read “Fault Lines” outside of class so that we can discuss this on Monday… Might there be MORE than an oral discussion??? We may also get to read/finish “Letters From my Father.”
Fundamentals of Composition: The Comparison essay is due on Monday, December 21st! Please do NOT forget to bring a book to read and your journal for SSR. You lose points when you do not bring a book or your journal.
Science Fiction/Fantasy: We have started our last book: The Naked Sun. We will finish watching A Wizard of Earthsea, and I will have your blog assignment up by Monday afternoon; you will have a couple of weeks to respnd to this on because of the holidays.
ONLINE CLASSES: YOU MAY HAVE WORK TO DO REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE ARE IN SCHOOL OR NOT!!!! I will not be available during the break for tests, so you need to make certain that you are caught up with any requirements BEFORE we leave for the break!
We have school on Monday and Tuesday, with a noon dismissal on Tuesday. You are EXPECTED to be here, and if you are not, this may be considered skipping. Some of you are really close to the maximum number of absences for a semester, and we still have a couple of weeks left for the term! If you have not attended class for the required minimum amount of time, you may not receive credit for the course [in other words you could receive a “technical failing grade” for the course] unless the time is made up.
I apologize, but I am not going to be able to get the Christmas/Hanukkah sleds made before break, and I may or may not get them made during the break. This would be the first time in 15 years that I am unable to get these done, but I have several medical appointments to deal with, and I begin chemo on January 7th. I know some of you will be disappointed, and I am disappointed about this too. However, while cancer may be stealing a lot of my energy, it cannot steal from me how I feel about Friends School and the people here. Hopefully the tree and snowmen and lights have helped make things a little brighter for all of us and the sleds will not matter so much.
We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.
~ Herman Melville ~
May the spirit of this season remain with you throughout the coming New Year!
Teacher Barb :)