at 10:54 am on Friday, 6 December 2013
PUTTING MY LOVE FOR SHOES TO A GOOD USE
Shoes will be collected and given to those who are less fortunate
WHEN: January 6th through February 6th
Goal: 100 pairs
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December is Communicator month. We will be celebrating and examining many aspects of the communication process.
Freshmen will examine how culture is communicated as we continue focusing on our theme of identity. How does culture communicate identity? On 12/3 we will look at external and internal/visible and hidden aspects of culture with a power point and the following activities: iceberg and listening wksht. Students are to complete the following questionnaire identity questionnare w chart and bring it to seminar on 12/10. On 12/10, we will do a group activity, getting to know classmates and their cultures, and finding where we are alike and different: Who am I_Culture and Identity. Students will complete the reflection questions at the end and turn this and the two previous activities in to their language B teacher by December 20. Finally, on 12/17, we will look at the language of tolerance and how teen culture and slang can create language habits that do not reflect our principles.
Sophomores will finalize their Personal Projects. On 12/4, we have the last of the presentations and look at the final aspects to accomplish: Final Aspects of the Personal Project. Students should start to select and print their Process Journal Entries from ManageBac. Here is how: Printing Process Journals from ManageBac. On 12/11, we will go over the Summative Checklist and Final Checklist and turn in procedures: Summative Checklist andPersonal Project Final Checklist 2013. December 18 is PP turn in day!!
Juniors will explore the mystery of language acquisition through the documentary “The Secret of the Wild Child.” This film examines “Genie” who was raised in an abusive household and not taught to speak or write and her efforts to learn this human skill after what is considered the normal threshold for learning language. Students will complete the following reflection and turn it in to TOK by December 20: IB Junior Seminar_secret of the wild child.
Seniors will consider the importance of communication and the promise it holds in creating world peace as we watch Promises, an award-winning documentary about bringing Israeli and Palestinian children together to discuss their fears and their futures. Students should complete the following and turn in to TOK by January 9: Promises wksht2013
at 9:50 am on Thursday, 14 November 2013
Please find here a list of schools who claimed to meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for full-time undergraduates in fall 2012: colleges
at 2:04 pm on Thursday, 7 November 2013
Look here to find the latest and greatest: November Scholarship Newsletter v2 2013
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Find it here: Underclassman Newsletter Nov
at 1:39 pm on Thursday, 31 October 2013
November is THINKING month!
Freshmen: There will be no seminar on November 5. It is Election Day and a student holiday. We will proceed with Personal Learner Profile Metaphors as we THINK about the Learner Profile for the three remaining weeks. The assignment handouts are here: Ninth Grade Interdisciplinary Project 2013 and Ninth Grade Interdisciplinary Project 2013a. Presentations will follow this order:
Rafee Ahmed through Venkata Gatla will present on Tuesday, November 12
Mya George through Malavika Nair will present on Tuesday, November 19
Urmi Pandya through Lynn Zhao (and any makeups) will present on Tuesday, November 26
Students will turn in the “a” handout, completed, and their poster, after their brief presentations. This is a grade in English class.
Sophomores: Sophomores will be given opportunities to present their Personal Projects to their peers, if the nature of the project requires a presentation for completion. Sign up in Ms. Schools’ room.
Juniors will look at how THINKING can go terribly wrong in the wake of traumatic brain injury with the documentary, “Secrets of the Mind.” The reflection activity is here: Secrets of the Mind. It is due in TOK no later than Monday, December 2.
Seniors will THINK about college this month. On November 8, we will host our regional GRASP representative who will talk about scholarships and how to get them. November 15 will feature Mr. Arthur and his famous presentation on interview and table etiquette . We will end the month with a discussion of college and scholarship essays. Writing COllege essays . Meanwhile, seniors are invited to practice stress reduction! Senior Humor
at 9:17 am on Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Here is the October Underclass Newsletter: Underclassman Newsletter Oct
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On Monday, October 14 at 6pm, we are hosting the breast cancer awareness game for field hockey. The game is at HHS on the baseball field, and tickets are $5 each. Here is the flyer: Play 4 the Cure If anyone has any questions, they can contact email@example.com.
at 2:09 pm on Monday, 30 September 2013
October is Knowledgeable month. In all grade levels, we will work to become more knowledgeable about the various processes for being a good student.
Freshmen: In focusing on our question, “What is identity, and how is it formed?” we will focus on learning identity. 10/1: Learning Style: Learning Style. 10/8: Learning and Group temperament: Learner Temperament and Group Style. 10/15: STEM presentation — science fair! 10/22: 7 intelligences: 7 intelligences. 10/29: Right vs. Left Brain: rightleft brain test and rightleft brain explanation.
The month will be finished with students completing this assignment and turning it in to PE for a grade: Approaches to Learning
Sophomores will focus on the Personal Project. On 10/2, we will study the rubric. On 10/9, we will look at the outline of the paper. We will not meet on 10/16 because of the PSAT. On 10/23, we will discuss the format of the works cited page and annotations. On 10/30, we will go over format. All supporting documents can be found on the Personal Project Page adjoining.
Juniors will discuss CAS in the Diploma Program on October 3. On October 10, in advance of DP exam registration, we will go over what exams they may take and how do decide. On 10/17, we will begin the documentary, 2 Million Minutes. Students should read the two critiques here – Gerald Bracey on 2MM and Jay Mathews vs 2 MM – and answer the following reflection questions : Two Million Minutes. These questions are due to TOK on or before November 4.
Seniors will look ahead to college with a seminar on planning the application process on 10/4: Organizing your college application process. 10/11 will be devoted to discussion exam levels for the May 2014 exam session. Exam registration will take place in TOK class. 10/18 and 10/25 will cover the last aspects of the EE before the big turn in date on 11/1. Students can look to the Extended Essay page for these documents.
Extended Essays must be turned in to Turnitin by Monday, October 28, where they will receive a final review. Students must turn in 3 copies of EE on Friday, November 1.