We will have two admissions reps here this week to share college information with interested Juniors and Seniors:
- Wednesday at 10:15, Valerie Collignon will be here from Roanoke College.
- Thursday at 10:30, Chris Besse will be here from Randolph College—he is offering onsite admission to those who qualify. You will need a completed application and a transcript to take advantage of this offer!
▪Seniors, watch your application deadlines! Remember: LACK OF PLANNING ON YOUR PART DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON MY PART! I have many obligations, including teaching and dealing with requests for transcripts and letters of recommendation from your fellow seniors, and if you overlook a deadline until the last minute, I may NOT be able to accommodate you. This week the college admission reps will begin their fall visits. Please check the College Counseling page and the board in the US hallway for a list of who is coming when. In some cases colleges will be offering on site admission, BUT you need to request a transcript from me at least three days in advance IN WRITING for me to have this ready for you. Getting into college does NOT require luck or knowing the right people. It requires planning, presence, and perseverance. Make a plan, show up, and hold fast!
The Class of 2017 is selling lunch from Taste Unlimited on Tuesdays. Check with Teacher Jeff, or a member of the Class of 2017 to order.
The Class of 2018 is selling Firehouse subs for lunch on Thursdays. Orders MUST be placed by Wednesday afternoon. Please see a member of the Class of 2018 to order. You may download a form from the sidebar.
The Class of 2019 has cheese and pepperoni pizza available from Papa John's on Fridays for $1.50 a slice. This may be pre-ordered on Friday mornings during Advisory.
Advanced Composition: This week we will look at Chapter 9: “Classification—Grouping Into Categories.” The classification essay will be due October 6th. For SSR, if you have finished reading When the Emperor was Divine, please bring another book to read. Remember, your weekly journal entry MUST be completed by Friday at 4:00 in the Google Doc you have shared with me! As part of our preparation for the I-Search project, we will be watching Farewell to Manzanar and discussing the Japanese American Internment experience.
Art History I: The Picture It! assignment is due on Friday, September 16th! This week we finish watching Unlocking the Great Pyramid, and then we will return to our reading of the Ancient Worlds section of our textbook:
- Western Asian Art
- The Lion Hunt Reliefs of Nineveh
- Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean Art, Archaic Greek and Etruscan Art
- “The Day the Pictures were Born”
- “The Art of Persuasion”
- "Once Upon a Time”
Film as Literature: First we will finish Stagecoach and then go over Chapter 1: “What is a Movie” in our textbook. The screening worksheet for Chapter 1/Stagecoach will be due on Wednesday, September 14th. Finally, we will begin our screening of one of the great narrative films of all time, The Wizard of Oz!
Fundamentals of Composition: Please do NOT forget to bring a book to read for SSR and Strategies for Successful Writing to class EVERY day. When you don't, you lose points from your participation grade.... For SSR, if you have finished reading The Alchemist, please bring another book to read. Remember, your weekly journal entry MUST be completed by Friday at 4:00 in the Google Doc you have shared with me! We will finish Chapter 1: “Writing, A First Look,” and then we will go over Chapter 2: “Strategies for Successful Reading.” Please read Chapter 2 before class on Monday!
Mystery Fiction: We are reading Crocodile on the Sandbank. You will need to finish this book by Tuesday as you have two assignments due on Wednesday the 14th: Postcards from Amelia and the Crime Notes! I will have your new blog post up by Monday afternoon, and then you will need to make your original post by Thursday at midnight and the follow-up response to a classmate by Saturday at midnight. Next up is another mystery set in Egypt, but this one is a bit more contemporary: Death on the Nile!
ONLINE CLASSES: Please make sure you are following the pacing guide for the class; remember, regardless of whether or not WE have class/school, Virtual Virginia is available, and you may have assignments due!
Have a good week!
Teacher Barb :)