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. Several of you have already cut it close for November 1st, and the next deadline is probably November 15th. Do you know when YOUR next deadline is?
- Monday, November 2nd, at 10:15, the Admissions Representative from The University of Mary Washington will be visiting with us.
- Tuesday, November 3rd, at 10:15, Fran Bright will be visiting with us from George Mason University.
The Class of 2017 is selling lunch from Taste Unlimited on Tuesdays. Check with Teacher Nicola, Teacher Jeff, or a member of the Class of 2017 to order. You may download a form from the sidebar.
The Class of 2016 is selling Tropical Smoothies for lunch on Wednesdays. Orders need to be placed by Tuesday afternoon! Please see a member of the Class of 2016 for ordering information.
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 look at Chapter 23: “Additional Research Strategies: Interviews, Questionnaires, Direct Observations.” The interviewing section is quite important as you are tasked with doing two interviews for your I-Search project. Do you have your interviews set up yet? Once the holidays are upon us, many people will be unavailable, so make sure that you have gotten your interviews set up! set up yet? Please remember to bring a book to read for SSR to class each day. Also, you should be bringing your writer's daybook/journal to class and making at least one entry per week during SSR. The I-Search Project topic and executive summary [part I, “What I Already Know”] is due on Thursday, November 12th.
American Short Story: We will continue our readings in Unit 2, “Literature from the 1950s and 1960s." We have some reading from last week to finish, and then we have two other stories to read this week:
- "The Sky is Gray"
- "The Wooing of Ariadne"
Art History I: This week we will begin exploring the 16th century, the era of High Renaissance Art. We have a documentary to watch and then several chapters to read:
- Art of the Western World: Art History from Ancient Greece to Andy Warhol, Episode Four: “The High Renaissance”
- The Sixteenth Century Forward
- The High Renaissance 1: Florence and Rome
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Michelangelo Buonarroti
- Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Fundamentals of Composition: Don't forget, the descriptive essay is due on Wednesday, November 4th! This week we will work on Chapter 8: “Illustration, Making Yourself Clear.” During Writing Workshop we will have time to work on your process papers [due November 18th]. Please do NOT forget to bring a book to read and your journal for SSR and Strategies for Successful Writing to class EVERY day. When you don't, you lose points from your participation grade....
Science Fiction/Fantasy: We are reading The Martian Chronicles. You will need to finish this book over the weekend! 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. Somehow or other we never got around to talking about the Once Upon a Time Project, so we will need to make some adjustments to how points will be allocated for your final grades….
The Word--The Old Testament: We will finish watching The Bible Collection: David, and then return to the text to read Chapter 11: “The Kingdom Falls” before watching The Bible Collection: Solomon. Additionally, we will discuss a new assignment, Art From the Old Testament—a virtual field trip to the world’s great museums, which will be due on Friday, November 20th.
Advanced Placement Comparative Government: 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!
Advanced Placement Psychology: 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!
Creative Writing [online]: 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!
Latin II [online]: 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!
We do not have classes on Friday as this is a report card workday for teachers. Additionally, next Monday [the 9th] is a Faculty Professional Development day, so you have a four-day weekend! Perfect timing to be sure you are caught up in all of your classes!
Teacher Barb :)