A Night Among the Stars, Prom 2014, will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Tickets are $20 per person OR $35 per couple. If you are bringing a guest from outside of our school community, you will need to have a signed permission slip for that guest. You may download a copy of that form n the sidebar.
The Juniors have invited the Sophomores and the Freshmen to join us for a pre-Prom dinner at Otani at 5:30. Please let us know by Tuesday if you are joining us, so that we can get a final count for a reservation. The cost for dinner at Otani ranges from $12-$30, depending upon what you order. Please make sure that you have enough money to cover a soda/tea and a tip! http://www.otanigrill.com/home.htm Juniors, please be here at school by 5:00 for pictures!
REMINDER: Friday, May 23rd is now a full-day of classes, and it will be an A Friday. We canceled the Administrative Half-Day some time ago in order to make up some of the time we missed due to the snow days earlier in the semester. So, please make a note that you are expected to be in school all day that day!
We have three weeks of classes left before we have final exams, so you need to stay on track to finish well for the year! During exam week, we follow a different schedule, so please make sure that you do NOT make appointments for that week which will cause you to miss an exam or presentation! The daily schedule is different—you get to sleep in a bit and leave a bit earlier each day:
8:30 – 8:55 Advisory
9:00 – 11:30 Morning Exam [odd-numbered blocks]
11:30 -12:25 Lunch
12:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Exam [even-numbered blocks]
Exams are scheduled as follows:
- Monday, June 2nd morning exam: block 1 / afternoon exam: block 2
- Tuesday, June 3rd morning exam: block 3 / afternoon exam: block 4
- Wednesday, June 4th morning exam: block 5 / afternoon exam: block 6
- Thursday, June 5th morning exam: block 7 / afternoon exam: block 8
Class of 2015: You are allowed to walk off campus for lunch during exam week with a signed permission form on file with me. You may download the form from the sidebar or pick up a hard copy from our classroom.
American Literature: This week we start our final unit, American Literature since 1945: Contemporary Literature with two selections:
- Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire [DVD] and
- Eudora Welty's “Petrified Man” [2323-2334]
- Wednesday, May 21st: Mood Music
- Friday, May 23rd: Artistic Interpretations
- Wednesday, May 28th: Drama!
Art History II: Yes, we are running behind... But, we will get caught up as we make our way through artists and movements in Modern Art....
- Pollock [DVD];
- The Sources of Abstract Expressionism;
- Abstract Expressionism: The New York School;
- Abstract Developments 1: Colour-Field;
- Abstract Developments 2: Hard-Edge and Minimal;
- Informal Abstraction in Europe;
- After 1945: Old Masters of the New; and,
- Post-War Sculpture 1.
Poetry and Nonfiction: We will finish Tuesdays with Morrie [you were supposed to find a copy at a library or buy a copy of the book] with a quiz and a discussion of the book on Thursday. On Friday, we will be afield, so please remember to bring 10 copies of each of your three poems to share with the class at The Bagel Bakery!
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: We will be reading out Hamlet this week--Shakespeare's longest play, and perhaps his greatest. Once we finish the play, we will be watching the Kenneth Branagh filmed version of the play.
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: On Tuesday we will finish Creation, the story of Charles Darwin's struggles to reconcile his scientific work, his faith, and his grief over the death of his daughter. On Thursday we will be spending An Afternoon with the Apostles! Be prepared for your presentation! The specifics for this assignment are on Jupiter Grades and on the class page for The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music.
World Literature: Multimedia Project 2 is due on Thursday, May 15th. Please see your syllabus, available on the World Literature class page or on Jupiter Grades, for the specifics for this project. We will continue with our unit Trying to Discern the Thoughts of the Other this week, and we will continue with our exploration of Korea and its culture. We will be watching The Way Home before discussing our final project, Multimedia Project 3 which will be presented in lieu of a final exam on Wednesday, June 4th at 9:00. Specifics for this assignment can be found in the syllabus, pages 8-9, which is available on Jupiter Grades and the World Literature class page.
This is a B week—our last one for the year!
Teacher Barb :)