This is the next to the last week of classes, so please make sure you are preparing well for final projects and exams! The final exam schedule is available for download to the right...
Additionally, the permission form for Seniors who wish to drive off campus and Juniors who plan to walk off campus for lunch during finals week only can be downloaded as well. These forms need to be SIGNED by a parent/guardian, regardless of a student's age, and then returned to the appropriate Advisor, Teacher Jeff [Seniors] or Teacher Ebony [Juniors].
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 finished the presentations, and that put us behind. First we will finish Ernest Hemingway's “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” [2241-2259] and then we will move on to American literature since 1945. We are a bit behind, so we will need to make some adjustments. We will read Eudora Welty's “Petrified Man” [pages 2323-2334] and a selection from N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain. On Friday we will begin Poetry Island Survivor, so be prepared!
Art History II: We will continue looking at art from the second half of the 20th century as we finish the textbook with:
- The Popularization of Art
Contemporary Fiction: We are reading our last novel, The Lovely Bones. There is no journal for the week--you have a final response for when you finish the novel. Once you have finished reading, we will watch the film adaptation of the novel.
Shakespeare's Comedies and Poetry: This week Block 4 will finish watching Forbidden Planet [a 1950s sci-fi adaptation of The Tempest] before turning to The Winter's Tale. Block 6 will finish 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. Reminder: The Tempest assignment Scrap It! is due as follows:
- Block 4: Wednesday the 24th
- Block 6: Thursday, the 25th
World Literature: We will finish Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, [the character biopoem is due June 2nd], and then we will be watching To Live—an epic Chinese film which addresses our question of How does discerning the thought of the other help us to understand ourselves better?
Online Classes: please make sure that you are on track and on task!
This is a B week.
Teacher Barb :)