Archive | October, 2012

Into the Wild Essay

24 Oct

12th Graders: 

Your prayers have been answered,

The Into the Wild Essay will be due Friday, instead of Thursday! 

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Into the Wild Essay/ Night Newspaper

23 Oct

12th Graders:

Into the Wild Essay is due on Thursday, typed.

“Answer the following question in essay format for Into The Wild (Due Next Thursday Typed):What are your thoughts on Chris’ journey; is it admirable, exciting, ignorant, selfish?  Why?  Consider his relationships, thoughts on government, and his focus on self reliance.  Consider the film and sections of the book including: Chapters 1 and 2, p. 20-23, p 56-57, p. 122-123, Ch. 13.  Use specific examples.”

11th Graders:

Night Newspaper article is due on Friday, typed.

College/Work Resumes with Mrs. Pepe

21 Oct

12 Graders:

Mrs. Pepe has generously made herself available Tuesday 10/23 and Thursday 10/25 periods 1-9 (except period 2) to help anyone finish his or her college/work resume.  You can go during lunch or if you get permission from your teacher.  Mrs. Pepe will be asking for written passes, so anyone who does not have one will not be admitted.

It’s hard to understand the service Mrs. Pepe is offering, until you attempt to create a resume from scratch and on your own.  I wish I had her to help me with mine!  She is literally saving you hours and immeasurable stress, and giving up her own time to do it.  Please don’t forget to express your appreciation!

Week summary!

19 Oct

11th Grade:

  • Finish Night for Monday
  • Here are the notes from Wednesday on Rhetorical Strategies rhetoric 

12th Grade:

  • If you haven’t done a college essay, you MUST have it in class Monday!
  • Answer the following question in essay format for Into The Wild (Due Next Thursday Typed):What are your thoughts on Chris’ journey; is it admirable, exciting, ignorant, selfish?  Why?  Consider his relationships, thoughts on government, and his focus on self reliance.  Consider the film and sections of the book including: Chapters 1 and 2, p. 20-23, p 56-57, p. 122-123, Ch. 13.  Use specific examples.

Night Ch. 4-5 / College Essays

15 Oct

11th Grade:  

Today we will discuss the quote used in the Baseline Exam:

“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” -Henry David Thoreau

Then you will be asked to write about two important events in Chapter 4 and 2 important events in Chapter 5 of Night.  Use specific examples and indicate page numbers.

12th Grade:

Start writing College Essays!

Z-100 Hometown Hero, Sachem’s Own

13 Oct

Matt Relevo, a student in my 7th period class of seniors, has entered Z-100’s Hometown Hero contest.  The winner gets to play the Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden.  Madison Square Garden is basically the ultimate gig, help Matt accomplish it by the time he is 18.

To vote for Matt, go here and click “Demand it” next to Matt Relevo.  He won’t be hard to find, he is currently number 1!

In case you need a little convincing here’s a video of one of his original songs, that showcases his talent for singing, guitar playing, and song writing.

Also, while you’re at it, give Matt a like on Facebook.

Imagine/Night/College Essays

11 Oct

All Classes:

  • We will look at John Lennon’s “Imagine” and discuss the lyrics and the connection to our reading.

11th Grade:

12th Grade:

  • Work on College Essays.