March and April Seminars

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in Seminar Topics
at 1:07 pm on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Although March seminars have had a halting beginning because of snow, we are now back on track! March is Caring month. April is Risk Taking month.

Freshmen kicked off the Personal Project this week. They can go to http://henricowarriors.org/biddle/?page_id=520 to find all the information they need as well as handouts.  We will continue on the Personal Project until seminars end at spring break.  All work is due to English class except for the first two worksheets which are due to your World Language class. 

Sophomores will watch Maya Lin, A Strong Clear Vision about the Yale college student and Chinese American whose entry won the contest to design the Vietnam War Memorial. Her race, age and design were controversial, but her vision eventually won over the hearts of even her strongest detractors. Work is due to English class: Maya Lin.

Juniors will continue to work on the Extended Essay through the due date of the proposal, March 28. April seminars will cover IB exam preparation. Work generated is due in TOK.

Seniors will enjoy some practical instruction on self-maintenance skills for college and IB exam preparation.

April 11 will be our last seminar for the year. Construction demands on the spaces available leave us homeless! Seniors will have one more “event” on May 30 during 6th period. 

 

 

 

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March Underclass Opportunities Newsletter

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in Activity Announcements: Creativity, Action and Service,College Scholarship Help,Special Programs and Opportunities
at 12:56 pm on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Find it here: Underclassman Newsletter March

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March Scholarship Newsletter

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in College Scholarship Help
at 3:16 pm on Friday, 7 March 2014

The latest installment is here! March Scholarship Newsletter v6 2014

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Congratulations!

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in Brag Page
at 10:05 am on Tuesday, 25 February 2014

We are so proud of our IB students who did so well in the Richmond Joint Engineering Council Essay/Video Contest.  Ashwin Chetty (freshman) won 3rd place in the RJEC essay contest, Arshiya Singh (senior) won 2nd place in the RJEC essay contest, and Anna Woodward (freshman) won first place in the RJEC video contest.  Henrico High has created quite a buzz with the RJEC folks.  This contest is an awesome networking vehicle for our students and we are proud of them for taking the challenge set forth.  We won first place in the essay contest in the previous two years and this is the first year that we have entered the video contest.

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February Senior Scholarship Newsletter

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in College Scholarship Help
at 10:01 am on Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Please find the latest installment here: February Scholarship Newsletter v5 2014

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February Underclass Newsletter

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in Activity Announcements: Creativity, Action and Service,Program News for Parents,Special Programs and Opportunities
at 3:36 pm on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Found here: Underclassman Newsletter Feb

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February Seminars

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in Seminar Topics
at 2:44 pm on Monday, 27 January 2014

February is Open-minded month. We will also explore, observe and salute Black History.

Freshmen will watch the moving documentary Free at Last and identify the martyrs and participants in the Civil Rights Movement with this activity: Free At Last. This sheet is due to their biology teacher by February 28. In addition, students selected through English class will deliver their inspirational speeches in our annual “Speakers’ Corner.” Finally, students will have been given the name of an African-American inventor, scientist or scholar to research and share their accomplishments on February 25.

Sophomores will finish Children of Chabannes and start the riveting movie, Something the Lord Made, which details the contributions of Vivien Thomas to the first open heart surgery, done initially on “blue babies.” Despite having never gone to college, Dr. Thomas made significant contributions in surgical technique, anesthesia, and surgical instruments, and, along with Dr. Blalock, innovated surgery that we now take for granted. The reflection sheet is due to Mr. Giacofei: Something the Lord Made 2013

Juniors will kick off the Extended Essay. Please refer to the Extended Essay page to the right.

Seniors will explore race in America through three documentaries: A Ripple of Hope, Being Muslim in America, and Brown is the New Green.  Students have a short essay and a reflection due in TOK by February 28: Senior Seminar_Feb and Sr Seminar_Black History

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January Scholarship Newsletter

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in College Scholarship Help
at 1:35 pm on Friday, 24 January 2014

Latest and greatest here: January Scholarship Newsletter v4 2014

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The Cochrane Summer Economics Institute (CSEI)

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in Activity Announcements: Creativity, Action and Service,Program News for Parents,Special Programs and Opportunities
at 10:28 am on Monday, 13 January 2014

 The Cochrane Summer Economics Institute (CSEI) is a five week work/study program for rising high school seniors. The program provides an introduction to economics, business, networking and a variety of job/career choices through a combination of classroom work, community service and internship experiences.


Eligibility
Rising seniors from public and private high schools in the Greater Richmond area are encouraged to apply. The program seeks students who are highly motivated, eager to learn, exhibit good communication skills, and demonstrate strong leadership qualities.

Application process Applications will be available online at the Powell Economic Education Foundation website (www.powellinfo.org) as of December 1, 2013. Application and essay must be submitted by January 17, 2014. Teacher or administrator recommendation is also required. Interviews will be conducted in February; notification of acceptance occurs in March.

Classroom sessions are held on the Collegiate School campus. Students receive eight days of instruction, including exposure to economic principles and basic financial and business concepts. Classroom experience includes hands-on activities and numerous guest speakers representing successful firms and entrepreneurial efforts in Central Virginia.

Community Service Students participate in team- building exercises while providing manpower to R.A.M.P.S. (Ramp Access Made Possible by Students), which provides modular wheelchair ramps to area residents in need.

Internships offer students the opportunity to not only gain valuable work experience, but observe business leaders in the professional setting and secure valuable business contacts through networking, They offer exposure to various industries and careers. The following internships may be available: Banking/Finance, Education, Engineering, Healthcare, Hospitality, Information Technology, Law, Non-Profit, Retail, Journalism, Transportation and Brokerage.

Dates June 23—July 28, 2014 Classroom hours will be 9AM to 3PM during the first week. Internship workdays are typically 9AM to 5PM, but may vary according to company and industry.

Student Reflections One student from St. Christopher’s School remarked, “The CSEI experience was more than I could have asked for. I fell in love with Mead Westvaco and am so thankful for the opportunity.”

A James River student who interned at Tuckahoe Orthopaedics commented, “Seeing the practice of medicine and talking to the residents combined to give me great information as I plan my future.”

A student from Douglas S. Freeman said, “At NewMarket Corporation I spent time with people in departments from business to marketing to research and development. It was a great way to get a better understanding of how a business works.”

Sponsor Evaluation Our intern was outstanding …and has set a very high bar for future interns. We were delighted to have her as part of our team … and hope it was a rewarding summer for her.”

 

 

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January Underclass Opportunities Newsletter

Posted by Mrs. Biddle in Activity Announcements: Creativity, Action and Service,Program News for Parents,Special Programs and Opportunities
at 2:43 pm on Thursday, 9 January 2014

Here is the latest installment: Underclassman Newsletter Jan. Please contact Ms. Wright, awwright@henrico.k12.va.us, in counseling if you have questions.

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