• Patterns of Human Experience:  Periods 4, 5, and 7


    • A Day of Discussion:  In addressing the complex themes Homer's Odyssey offers, 5th period knew they'd need formal attire to truly be successful.  And successful they were.  We had a thought-provoking, engaging discussion that went over our allotted hour and will be continued on Friday.  What a lucky teacher I am to have such talented (and stylish!) students!

      5th period - 2012

    Our Contributions:

    As we have been discussing the "Ages of Man" and where we fit into them, we've decided we need to take action to make the world a better place.  So, here's our contributions. 
    Thanks for supporting us as we take on these endeavors!

    Other interesting stuff we're learning about...

    • SHIFT HAPPENS! - This is the video we watched in class.  Will we continue this pattern or will we aim to change the course for the better?
    • Say no to banning books!  Check out this map (thanks, Google!) of challenged books.  It pinpoints what was challenged, where, and when.  Fascinating if not disturbing too.  Just remember:

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.  ~Voltaire


    Course Policies
    • Click here to access the class Rules and Procedures for a full explanation of policies.
    • Specifically for Grading:
    Eachmarking period, students will be assessed in a variety of ways, but the finalgrades will be calculated according to the following categories andweights.

    Writing                               50%
    Quizzes/Tests                  25%
    Homework/Classwork    15%
    ClassParticipation           10%

    Studentsare expected to be aware of their grades, as they have Skyward access, and todiscuss any concerns they have with me as they arise.


    Outside Reading Assignments
    Throughout the year, we will complete at least four readings outside of class.  For more information on these assignments, visit our Outside Reading Info Page.