On Friday morning, we will be celebrating Grandparents’ Day!
We will have an admissions rep here this week to share college information with interested Juniors and Seniors:
- Friday at 11:00 Ryan Johnson will be here from Saint John’s College.
▪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 2020 is selling Panera on Wednesdays. Please see Teacher Danny or a member of the freshman class for more information on this.
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 discuss the I-Search project, and go over due dates. Additionally, you will need to familiarize yourselves with Chapters 21, “The Research paper,” and Chapter 22, “Documenting Sources.” We should have time during Writing Workshop to work on the Cause and Effect paper which is due on October 27th. Please remember to bring a book to read for SSR every day! 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: This week we will continue our exploration of Medieval and Early Renaissance Art with several selections from our textbook and a documentary:
- Ambrogio Lorenzetti: The Good Commune
- International Gothic
- Art of the Western World: Art History from Ancient Greece to Andy Warhol, Episode Three: “The Early Renaissance”
- Netherlandish Art I: Sluter and the van Eycks
- Jan van Eyck: the Arnolfini Marriage
- Netherlandish Art 2: Rogier van der Weyden
- Netherlandish Art 3 and its Diffusion
- Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights
Film as Literature: The quiz for Chapter 3: “Mise-en-Scène” is Monday October 17th HINT: KNOW THE VOCABULARY! We will finish Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, an excellent example of mise-en-scène. There is a screening worksheet for this film. Next we will move on the Chapter 4: “Cinematography” and to David Lean’s films, Dr. Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia. Don’t forget that your contemporary film review is due next week on the 26th!
Fundamentals of Composition: The Narrative Essays are due on Friday, October 21st! 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 be working on Chapter 6, “Description: Presenting Impressions.” We will try to get through the chapter and read two examples of descriptive essays:
- “When the Full Moon Shines its Magic over Monument Valley”
- “Assembly Line Adventure”
Mystery Fiction: We are reading a medieval Japanese mystery, Shinjū. 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 great week!
Teacher Barb :)