This weekend we have an Upper School Lock-in with the 8th graders. The Lock-in starts at 7:30 on Friday night [the 19th] and ends at 8:00 on Saturday morning [the 20th]. The Class of 2018 is hosting, and the cost is $12 per person. You may download the information with a permission slip--located on the right.
The Class of 2017 is selling lunch from Taste Unlimited on Tuesdays--orders must be in by the end of Meeting for Business! Check with Teacher Jeff or a member of the Class of 2017 to order.
The Class of 2018 is selling lunch from Firehouse Subs on Thursdays--orders must be in by Advisory on Thursday. Check with Teacher Ebony or a member of the Class of 2018 to order.
The Class of 2019 is selling lunch from the Daily Grind on Fridays—orders must be in by Thursday at 3:00 PM. Check with Sophie, Sharon, Briella, or Makayla to order.
American Literature: We will finish the remaining presentations of Writing Assignment 2 before returning to American Literature from 1914-1945: American Modernism with several short selections:
- Ernest Hemingway: “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” [2241-2259]
- John Steinbeck: “The Leader of the People” [2272-2283]
Art History II: We will continue looking at art from the second half of the 20th century as we finish Finding Vivian Maier and then move on to two other documentaries:
- Simon Schama's Power of Art: “Rothko” [DVD]
- Herb and Dorothy [DVD]
- American Pop Art
- British Pop Art
- Environmental Art, Happening and Performance
- Kinetic and Op Art
- Post War Sculpture 2: Minimal and Conceptual
- Land and Earth Art
- Traditional Easel-Painting
- The Popularization of Art
Contemporary Fiction: We are reading our last novel, The Lovely Bones.
Shakespeare's Comedies and Poetry: This week Block 4 will finish watching The Tempest and then begin reading The Winter's Tale. Block 6 will continue reading The Winter's Tale, and then both classes will be watching the Royal Shakespeare Company's staging of the play at the Barbican Theatre.
World Literature: We are still running behind, but we should get caught up this week as we continue with our exploration of Trying to Discern the Thought of the Other . First we will be turn to a classic Japanese novel, The Tale of Genji. We will read one of the many chapters from the novel, “Evening Faces,” and then move on to Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner.
Online Classes: please make sure that you are on track and on task!
This is an A week.
Teacher Barb :)