This week the Admissions Representatives for two colleges will be visiting with us to answer your questions:
- The College of William and Mary on Wednesday, September 21st at 10:15 AM, and
- the University of Mary Washington on Thursday the 22nd at 1:00 PM
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. 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 continue with Chapter 9: “Classification—Grouping Into Categories.” The classification essay will be due October 6th. For SSR, you should have finished reading When the Emperor was Divine, as the critique is due on Thursday the 22nd, so please bring another book to read during SSR. 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 watching Farewell to Manzanar and then read four classification essays in the textbook:
- “What are Friends For?”
- “The Men We Carry In Our Minds”
- “A Tale of Four Learners”
- “Which Stooge are You?”
Art History I: We will finish the episodes from How Art Made the World:
- “The Art of Persuasion”
- “Once Upon a Time”
- The Artemisium Zeus/Poseidon
- Classical Greek Art
- Fourth Century Greek Art
- Hellenistic Art
- The Lost Riches of Classical Painting
- Roman Art I
- Trajan's Column, Rome
- Roman Art II: The Hadriatic Period
- Late Antiquity and Early Christian Art
Film as Literature: First we will finish The Wizard of Oz and then go over Chapter 2: “Narrative” in our textbook. Please have this chapter read by Wednesday's class! The screening worksheet for Chapter 2/The Wizard of Oz will be due on Friday the 23rd. The quiz for Chapter 1 will be given on Wednesday the 21st, so do NOT be absent! Finally, we will begin our screening of one of Pride and Prejudice .
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 2: “Strategies for Successful Reading,” and then move on to Chapter 3: “Planning and Drafting Your Paper,” so please read this chapter before coming to class! You should have time to work on your critique of The Alchemist [due on the 28th] during the writing workshop portion of the class, so please remember to bring your ChromeBooks to class for this purpose!
Mystery Fiction: We are reading Death on the Nile, and 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.
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 :)