The Fall Sports Awards will be given out on Thursday, November 12th during a get-together starting at 5:00 and ending at 7:00 PM.
On Saturday, at 7:00 PM, join Teacher Megan, Teacher Eve, and the Drama Workshop students for an evening of one-act performances in the Wilson Center.
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. The next deadline is probably November 15th. Do you know when YOUR next deadline is?
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: We turn this week to Chapter 12: “Definition—Establish Boundaries” for our third major paper of the semester. We will review the chapter before reading two examples of this writing strategy:
- “The Sweet Smell of Success Isn’t All That Sweet”
- “The Blended Economy”
American Short Story: We are slightly behind in our readings in Unit 2, “Literature from the 1950s and 1960s.” We have some reading from last week to finish, and then we have three other stories to read this week:
- "The Wooing of Ariadne"
- "The Key"
- "The Flowers"
- "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?"
Art History I: This week we will discuss two assignments—one from the online collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine art, and the final project, The Virtual Curator: Artists and Art of the 16th – 18th centuries. For the VAMFA assignment, we will be watching The Fine Art of Life [a documentary], and then we will watch The Agony and The Ecstasy, the story of the clash of wills between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo over the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
Fundamentals of Composition: This week we will continue with Chapter 8: “Illustration, Making Yourself Clear.” We will read two examples of illustrative writing:
- “Binge Drinking, A Campus Killer”
- “Rambos of the Road”
Science Fiction/Fantasy: You need to have finished The Martian Chronicles. The Postcards from Mars were originally due on Wednesday, but I have moved these out to Friday, the 13th! 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. This week we begin The Pride of Chanur. Get ready for an adventure in Compact Space!
The Word--The Old Testament: We will finish Unit Five and move into Unit 6 this week:
- Unit 5: Kingdom and Exile
- Unit Feature: “Exile and Return”
- Unit 6: The Prophets
- Chapter 12: “Warning and Comfort”
- The Bible Collection: Jeremiah
- Chapter 13: “Called to Account”
- The Bible in Animation—Jonah
- Unit Feature: “Thirst for Justice”
- Chapter 12: “Warning and Comfort”
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!
Progress Reports will be released this week, and you need to be sure that you are on track to do well for the semester. In less than three weeks it will be Thanksgiving, and then the time will fly, and we will be out for the Christmas/Winter Holidays! Before you know it, the semester will be ending, so do NOT get off track just because the weather is changing and you are enjoying the holiday specials on the television!
Teacher Barb :)