- Monday is jersey day, so support your favorite team… will it be the Waves?
- Tuesday we will time travel in retro fashions!
- Wednesday is twin day—grab a friend and dress alike, or model your favorite celebrity...
- Thursday is pajama day.
- Friday, wear a costume as we host the Early and Lower School Students who will be trick or treating the US after lunch!
We will have THREE college admissions representatives here this week to share college information with interested Juniors and Seniors:
- Tuesday at 10:00, Sarah Anne Carroll will be here from Lynchburg College
- Tuesday at 11:00, Kylie Dyer will be here from Longwood University
- Thursday at 10:15, Danielle Buchenst will be here from Seton Hall University
The Virginia Beach City Public Schools will hold its annual College Information Night on Tuesday the 25th at the Virginia Beach Convention Center from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. There will be admissions representatives there from over 170 colleges, and this is open to the public. This is the best place to meet representatives and check out the schools/program which might interest you! See http://www.vbcpsblogs.com/core/college-information-night-scheduled-oct-25/ for more information.
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.
On Friday we will have some Halloween fun to break up the day. This will include having the ES/LS students visiting the US Advisories which will be decorated for Halloween, and then we will be participating in games and craft activities in the Wilson Center during seventh block. Each MS and US Advisory has signed up to create a game or activity for the community—should be fun!
Advanced Composition: Reminder: the Cause and Effect papers are due on Thursday, October 27th! This week we will look over Chapter 23: “Additional Research Strategies” in preparation for the I-Search Project. Do you have a topic/question yet? We should have time during Writing Workshop on Tuesday to work on the Cause and Effect paper papers which are due this week. 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: On Tuesday, you will have time to work on your chapter study guides for the Early Renaissance which are due on Thursday, October 27th! Please see the assignment in Jupiter if you have forgotten which chapter you have chosen for this assignment!
Film as Literature: The Screening Worksheet for chapter 3: Mise-en-Scène, Master and Commander, is due on Monday, October 24th! Remember, to catch up, you are reading Chapter 4: Cinematography and completing an open book quiz on your own! We will continue with our first David Lean film, Dr. Zhivago, and then move on to our second, Lawrence of Arabia. Don’t forget that your contemporary film review is due on Wednesday the 26th!
Fundamentals of Composition: The final draft for the Narrative Essays are due on Monday, October 24th! Remember, you need to also turn in the rough draft with peer notations from Friday’s class with this. Additionally, several of you need to make certain that you are following the required FORMAT: double spaced, 12 point font in Ariel, Courier, Times New Roman, or Tahoma! We will be read two examples of descriptive essays from Chapter 6, “Description: Presenting Impressions”:
- “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 B week!
Teacher Barb :)