This week we have two college admissions representatives visiting:
- Thursday, October 13th, Austin Fitzhugh will be here from Virginia Wesleyan College at 10:15 AM;
- Friday, October 14th, Skye Heasley will be here from Radford University at 11:00 AM.
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.
The Class of 2020 is offering lunch from Panera on Wednesdays. Please see Tate or Tristan for more information.
Advanced Composition: This week we will begin the I-Search project with a look at two videos that are the products of personal searches for two very different women. One woman wanted to explore the Japanese-American Internment experience as it related to her family [Rabbit in the Moon], and the other [Barbara Kawakami: A Textured Life] is a documentary about a woman who chose to pursue a college degree once her children were grown. We will also discuss the process YOU will be following for this assignment! Please remember to bring a book to read for SSR! Remember, your weekly journal entry MUST be completed by Friday at 4:00 in the Google Doc you have shared with me!
Art History I: Don’t forget, your Miniature Masterpieces: Treasures from the Ancient World—Egypt, Greece, and Rome are due on Thursday, October 13th! See Jupiter for the specific assignment! We will watch a documentary, Art of the Western World: Art History from Ancient Greece to Andy Warhol Episode Two: “A White Garment of Churches: Romanesque and Gothic Art,” and then we will continue with the Medieval and Early Renaissance Art unit:
· The Genesis of Italian Painting
· Italian Gothic Sculpture
· Giotto di Bondone
· Italian Gothic Painting
· Ambrogio Lorenzettia: The Good Commune
· International Gothic
Film as Literature: First we will finish Chapter 3: “Mise-en-Scène” in our textbook. Then we will begin our screening of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World . The quiz for this chapter will be moved to NEXT WEEK due to the cancellation of classes on Monday. We will also have to drop the film 2001: A Space Odyssey in order to try and get on track!
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. 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 5: “Narration,” and read two narrative essays: “Momma’s Encounter” and “The Scholarship Jacket.” Please read chapter 6, “Description—Presenting Impressions” for NEXT week!
Mystery Fiction: We have moved on from Egypt to feudal Japan with a new novel, Shinju, so you need to make sure that you have a copy. Shinju is a tough read, so you will DEFINITELY need to do some reading outside of class time in order to stay on track with this one! We will finish watching Death on the Nile and discuss the differences between the film and the novel on Friday. Your new blog post is up, so 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!
For those of you observing Yom Kippur, G'mar chatimah tovah.
Teacher Barb :)