Senior Seminar on 10/23 will be about college interviews and include tips on interview etiquette as well as table etiquette. Here are some pointers we will cover.
at 9:27 am on Monday, 19 October 2009
Please see the updated information in the link. The Byrd Scholarship has an October 30 deadline!
at 9:38 am on Friday, 16 October 2009
Not only should you be finishing your applications, but you should also be thinking about and completing financial aid/scholarship applications. HHS and HCPS offer many opportunities for hands-on assistance; see the previous post for details. Here is the power point presentation Ms. Bradford gave in seminar this week so that you have all the information!
Ms Tice’s (GRASP advisor) Power Point: Henrico
at 6:57 pm on Thursday, 15 October 2009
College is Possible Workshop
When: Wed., Oct. 28, 2009 @ 6:30 pm
Where: HHS Auditorium
HCPS College and Career Night
When: Tues., Nov.10, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Godwin High School
Financial Aid Workshop
When: Mon., Nov. 16, 2009 @ 6:30 pm
Where: HHS, South Cafeteria
“Super Saturday”, Financial Aid Day
When: Sat., Feb. 13, 2010 @ 10 am
Where: HHS South Café, Rms 84 & 85
at 1:48 pm on Thursday, 15 October 2009
Today in junior seminar, we began the controversial Robert Compton documentary assessment of American education, 2 Million Minutes. Students will watch the video and assess the quality of its argument in terms of evidence as well as to assess how accurately it portrays education in all three countries. Finally students will compare/contrast the American experience depicted with their IB experience. They will read a Jay Mathews Washington Post rebuttal of Compton’s thesis.
If you are interested, here is more information:
at 1:14 pm on Thursday, 15 October 2009
This week in seminar, ninth graders took a very scaled down version of a Myers-Briggs personality test to evaluate themselves as learners. This enabled students to investigate things like attitudes towards following directions, preference of concepts vs. details or fantasy vs. fact, time management, and whether they like working with others.
If any are interested, below are sites that offer a more extensive test. Also, two books provide an in-depth look at this assessment: Please Understand Me (Marilyn Bates and David Kiersey, Prometheus, 1984) and Please Understand Me II (Davide Kiersey, Prometheus, 1998). Of course, the most effective way to do this assessment is with a licensed Myers-Briggs practitioner!
at 2:05 pm on Friday, 9 October 2009
Many students have expressed worry and concern over the recent revelations of class rank. Here is what the “experts” say so that you can have some perspective:
at 10:44 am on Friday, 9 October 2009
You should have your extended essay back from your supervisor. Now, it is time to revise and perfect. The powerpoint from seminar with helpful hints is below. You also have the notebook issued to you. DRAFTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO TURNITIN.COM BY OCTOBER 26. THIS IS A GRADE IN ENGLISH CLASS. Between 10/26 and 10/30, you must check for source citations. Plagiarism is never accidental when you have TURNITIN.COM!! Extended Essay Revisions
Our “Silver Tray” ceremony is Friday, October 30. Bring 3 clean copies of the essay, including all its parts.n This is the “drop dead” deadline. You will get a present!!
TOK Essay Revision Weekend: 11/13-17
World Lit Paper 1 Revision Weekend: 11/20-24
at 1:11 pm on Thursday, 1 October 2009
Today in junior seminar, we explored the wonderfully constructed Time Management module created by Virginia Tech. It provides many steps that allow students to clarify time wasters, priorities, semester plan, weekly plans and a daily plan. If you would like to view the site and use it yourself, here is the link: