I will be taking the Shakespeare classes and some additional students to Staunton to the American Shakespeare Center on Thursday, May 7th to see their production of Hamlet. Teacher Danny will be joining me, and we have a driver for the “big” bus. I have a couple of tickets left as some students have other commitments which cannot be moved, so if you are interested in going with us [the only cost would be snacks/drinks/lunch], please come and talk to me by Tuesday morning!
Prom 2015, Enchanted Forest, will take place on Saturday, May 16th, beginning at 7:30 PM in the Wilson Center. Classes are making dinner reservations now, so make sure that you are aware of the plan for your class! See a member of the Class of 2015 to purchase tickets: $25 per person/$40 per couple. Please note that you are required to dress appropriately for this event—slacks, collared shirt, a tie, and a jacket [at the least] for gentlemen, and dresses for the ladies. You can, of course, go totally formal with a tux or gown, but this is NOT required! If you are in doubt about an outfit, that’s probably a sign…. Check with a prom committee member if you really need guidance!
AP exams begin this week 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: Writing Assignment 2 is due on Friday, May 8th! This week we will continue with the interwar years, 1914-1945: American Modernism. We have three reading selections for this week:
- William Faulkner: “A Rose for Emily” [2216-2224]
- Ernest Hemingway: “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” [2241-2259]
- John Steinbeck: “The Leader of the People” [2272-2283]
Contemporary Fiction: Don't forget that you were assigned a WRITTEN comparison of the novel and film adaptation of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. This is due on Monday, May 4th! We turn this week to a new novel, our last one, The Lovely Bones. You need to have read through chapter 5 for the blog on Thursday by midnight. I will have this up by Tuesday morning. On Friday we will also be discussing the final project for the course, an explication of a selection from The Norton Anthology of Short Stories, which will be presented in lieu of a final exam for the course.
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: Don't forget to turn in your permission slips for our trip to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton on Thursday, May 7th! I would like all permission slips by Wednesday NOON! We need to meet here at school before 6:00 and be ready to leave at 6:00—it is a LONG way to Staunton! We will return by 8:00 PM that evening. Please remember that no phones or cameras are allowed in the theater, so, if you bring these on the bus, you will be LEAVING them on the bus or giving them to me to hold. The tickets are paid for—you only need money for snacks/drinks and lunch.
World Literature: As we work our way through our unit Trying to Discern the Thoughts of the Other, we will first finish the Korean film we started last week:
- The Way Home.
- The Bible: The Old Testament, from “Job” [71-82]
This is an A week.
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 :)