AP exams are scheduled for the first two weeks in May, and MUST be taken at specified times. There are NO make-ups for these, and NO late testing is allowed. For those of you taking the AP US History exam, this is scheduled for Friday, May 8th at 8:00 AM in the basement of the Meeting House. The AP Comparative Government and Politics exam is scheduled for Thursday, May 14th at 8:00 AM in the Meeting House library.
Advanced Placement Art History: Hopefully you are on track! The AP Art History exam is scheduled for noon on Thursday, May 7th in the Meeting House library.
Advanced Placement Calculus AB: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class! You may want to use Khan Academy to reinforce any concepts you are having trouble with! If you have tests scheduled, you MUST be ready to take these on time on A days when your class is scheduled with me! The AP Calculus AB exam is scheduled for 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 5th in the Meeting House library.
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class as there is a LOT of reading to do! The AP English Language and Composition exam is scheduled for 8:00 AM on Wednesday, May 13th in the Meeting House library.
Advanced Placement Psychology: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class! If you have tests scheduled, you MUST be ready to take these on time on A days when your class is scheduled with me! The AP Psychology exam is scheduled for noon on Monday, May 4th in the Meeting House library.
American Literature: This week we will begin our next unit, 1865-1914: The Transformation of a Nation—American Realism with Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. We will also discuss Writing Assignment 2, which can be found on pages 7 and 8 of your syllabus.
Contemporary Fiction: We have started a new book, our next to last, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, a novel about China’s “Great Leap Forward” under Mao. I will have the blog up for you by Tuesday, and you will need to read ALL of Part I [pages 3-41] before posting an original response by Thursday midnight and a response to a classmate by Saturday midnight. KEEP READING!!!!
Psychology [online]: Make sure that you stay on track with this class, following the pacing guide, as once you get behind in an online class, it is difficult to get caught up again! If you have tests to take, these MUST be taken on A days when I have you in class!
Shakespeare's Comedies and Poetry: We will be watching two VERY different film adaptations of Much Ado About Nothing, and you will have an acrostic assignment for this play which will be due on Thursday, April 23rd. REMINDER: our trip to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton has been scheduled for Thursday, May 7th, and we will be seeing Hamlet! Make sure that you have made any necessary arrangements to leave school at 6:00 AM; we will not be returning until nearly 8:00 PM that evening, so if you have after school obligations, make sure that you have notified the appropriate people! I will have permission slips for you by next week.
World Literature: This week we continue with unit on Home Invaded by Other. Our first reading selection recounts an invasion by people, and out second focuses on an “invasion” by the plague:
- From The Song of Roland [956-996]
- Selections from Boccaccio’s The Decameron [1142-1165]
This is a B week.
Grades for the third quarter should be online. I will move grades and set up the system to drop the lowest grade of certain categories in some classes [remember, this is ONLY for the classes I teach, not the online classes, any Internships, or Workshop]. While this may give some of you a nice improvement in your grade for the semester, you still need to keep on track to finish the year where you want to be academically—I only drop ONE low grade, and final exams begin on Friday, June 5th! For those of you who like to plan ahead, the schedule for final exams is as follows:
8:30 – 9:00 Advisory
9:00 – 11:30 morning exams
11:30 – 12:25 Lunch
12:30 – 3:00 afternoon exams
Friday, June 5th
Morning: block 1
Afternoon: block 2
Monday, June 8th
Morning: block 3
Afternoon: block 4
Tuesday, June 9th
Morning: block 5
Afternoon: block 6
Wednesday, June 10th
Morning: block 7
Afternoon: block 8
Thursday, June 11th
Saturday, June 13th
Graduation at 2:00 PM in the Wilson Center
ALL CLASSES WILL HAVE A FINAL EXAM OR CULMINATING ACTIVITY, SO PLAN TO BE HERE!!!!
Have a great week!
Teacher Barb :)