Submitted by admin on October 11, 2010 - 12:00am
It has been said that DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT WILL ONLY WORK IF PEOPLE TAKE ELECTIONS SERIOUSLY. On Tuesday, November 2nd (3 weeks from tomorrow) elections will be taking place in the United States. Generally referred to as OFF-YEAR ELECTIONS, these races will shape our National Congress, State Legislatures, and Governorships for the next 2 years. They are called OFF-YEAR ELECTIONS because there is no Presidential Election on the ballot this year. We also refer to these as MID-TERM ELECTIONS, due to the fact that they come in the middle of the President’s term.
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Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.
Here is how you can submit photos online:
- Kickball Tournament | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Hallway Decorating and Tiger Talent | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Monday: Opposite Day
- Penny War Begins
Tuesday: Nerd Day
- Penny War Continues
- Hush Buttons Day 1- Freshmen and Sophomores
- Girls Tennis @ Eau Claire Regis 4:30 p.m.
- Volleyball @ Westby High School 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Class Color Day
Submitted by admin on September 22, 2010 - 2:11pm
OK, guys--here are those documents I said I'd post. First, here's the sheet that gives you the question, graphic organizer and then the outline: Essay Test Choices for Speak.
Second, here's the sample essay I showed in class: Romeo and Juliet essay.
Good luck! Remember, this is due on Friday at the beginning of the hour.
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Submitted by admin on September 14, 2010 - 8:26pm
Wasn't that speaker today great? I was thinking about it and his story of a boy he met at a high school in Michigan. The sophomore was cutting himself as a way to block his inner anguish for a little while. It reminded me a bit of Melinda--remember her lips? Chewing on her lips was a way to displace her emotional pain, just like that sophomore.
We'll be talking more tomorrow about Speak, I hope!
Also, today we took a break from grammar, except for correcting the adjective and adverb exercises. Remember, though, that you still need to work at STUDYING what we've reviewed in the parts of speech so far. The work you put in now will pay off big not only on the test but also during your sophomore year, when we revisit it again.
Submitted by admin on September 14, 2010 - 11:32am
As you can see from the Paw Print Online, lots of your stories are getting posted, so congrats on that!
Today we talked a little about interviewing.
Remember that you have to read Chapter 5 in Journalism today for Monday. I'm not talking much about it--it's basic information, but you do need to know it. I'll be focusing on the art of the interview when I speak about interviews.