The Admissions Representatives from Bridgewater College and Lynchburg College will be here on Tuesday, November 11th in the US English classroom on Tuesday. Bridgewater will be here at 10:10 AM, and Lynchburg will be here at 2:00 PM. Interested Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the presentation—with permission from their instructors!
On Wednesday, November 12th students who joined our community mid-semester [and those who don't like the pictures they had taken at the beginning of the year] will have an opportunity to have pictures taken/retaken, starting at 8:30. Remember that our school IDs are based on these pictures, so if you don't have your picture taken, you will not have a student ID!
The Class of 2015 will have its monthly breakfast on Friday, November 14th as so many seniors were involved with the Quaker Youth Leadership event last Friday.
We have the Fall Semester Lock-In scheduled for 8:00 PM Friday night, November 14th, through 8:00 AM Saturday morning, November 15th. Permission forms are available for download to the right. Please remember that you CANNOT stay at school waiting for the Lock-in as the US teachers may not be here until 8:00 PM! Make arrangements to go home or spend the afternoon/evening off campus, and do not arrive until 8:00 PM, please!
Advanced Composition: Your I-Search Project Topic and Executive Summary [parts 1—what I already know about my topic, and part 2—what I want to find out] are due on Wednesday, November 12th. This week we will continue chapter 12: “Definition—Establishing Boundaries” with several reading selections:
- “The Sweet Smell of Success Isn't all that Sweet”
- “The Blended Economy”
- Introduction” from Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo
- “When is it Rape?”
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 days when your class is scheduled with me!
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class as there is LOTS of reading to do!
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 days when your class is scheduled with me!
Art History I: We will finish The Agony and the Ecstasy and then move fully into the 16th century with several reading selections:
- The High Renaissance 2: Venice
- The High Renaissance 3: North Italy
- Durer and Grunewald
- Painting in Germany Before the Reformation
- Sculpture in Germany: Late Gothic and Italianate
- Netherlandish and French Painting
- Mannerist Painting in Italy 1
- Mannerism 2: The Medici and the French Kings
- Mannerist Sculpture in Italy
- Painting in Venice: Tintoretto and Veronese
- Art in Spain: El Greco
Creative Writing: First we will finish Delirious, and then, in Writing Down the Bones, we will be reading the following:
- “Go Further”
- “Engendering Compassion”
- “Doubt is Torture”
- “A Little Sweet”
- “A New Moment”
Film as Literature: Your chapter 4 film response on Dr. Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia is due on Wednesday, November 12th. We will continue with our discussion of Chapter 5: “Acting,” and we will be looking at the work of Johnny Depp, as an accompaniment to this chapter, in Edward Scissorhands and Finding Neverland. We are behind, so we will drop Fiddler on the Roof from our screening line-up.
Fundamentals of Composition: This week we we begin Chapter 10: “Comparison: Showing Relationships,” and we will read two examples of comparison in your textbook:
- “Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrast”
- “Conversational Ballgames”
Mystery Fiction: We will continue our reading of The Salaryman's Wife. The postcards for this book are due on Friday, November 14th, so some of you REALLY need to get some reading done! Remember, our class discussion takes place on our class blog and that each of you must post one original comment in response to my prompt by Thursday, and then each of you should respond to someone else's post by Saturday midnight if you are to earn full credit for this course requirement! Please be sure that you are posting to the correct blog entry and making your second post by Saturday at midnight for full credit! I am deducting points for spelling and grammar mistakes, so be mindful of this as you post!
Please remember that we do not have the day off for Veterans' Day; Tuesday is a normal school day, and you are expected to be here.
The annual Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Tuesday November 25th, and US Advisories need to plan what they are bringing to the feast. We do NOT have early release that day, so plan accordingly! The Thanksgiving Break begins at 3:30 on Tuesday, November 25th, and runs through Sunday, November 30th.
While it may seem too early to mention, time is flying, so it may be worth noting that in December, the monthly Advisory breakfast will be held on Friday, December 5th, and this will be an all-Upper School event. This annual All Advisory Breakfast will include the start of our Secret Santa/Hanukkah Harry/Kwanzaa Kevin/Bodhi Ben/Ramadan Ralphie/Yule Yorick/Divali Dennis fun. Those who want to participate will be pulling names for recipients and keeping those names a SECRET! For our Holiday Service Project this year we have been invited to participate in the Holiday Project of the Department of Social Services for the City of Virginia Beach. This project involves having Advisories sponsor a family and creating a holiday food basket for “their” family. We will be discussing this at Meeting for Business on Tuesday, so please be prompt!
This is a B week.
Teacher Barb :)