Tag Archive: English

Feb 02

College Admissions and the “GPA Game”

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Sophomore Magnet English students had a wonderful visit today from our esteemed Magnet counselor Mrs. Liebe. She walked us through an activity called “The GPA Game”, where students assume an identity and move up and down the ladder of admissions based on their fictional profile’s characteristics: GPA, extracurricular involvement, family connections, work history, etc. It more »

Jan 31

MST Junior Alaya Mays wins CHS POL!

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Performing in front of a packed house in room 116, Magnet junior Alaya Mays wowed the judges with her soulful interpretation of More Lies, by Karin Gottshall, winning the 2017 CHS Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition. In order to advance to the school competition, she and the other students first had to qualify in their respective English more »

Jan 26

MST 9 Multigenre Projects for The Alchemist

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“Creativity and Complexity” sums up our work on The Alchemist Multigenre Projects. Students worked in groups to collaborate and create written and visual pieces to show their depth of understanding about the novel. They created these genres around themes like: following a personal legend, the unity of nature, and the danger of fear. Nice work, more »

Sep 26

Watershed Reflections Art & Expressions Contest

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Start planning now to participate in Earth Day 2017 by submitting an entry into the student environmental art and expression contest. Download the flyer here: Contest Info SUBMISSION CATEGORIES (One entry per person): Traditional Media: Drawings, paintings, or mixed media artwork. Entries will be judged based on interpretation of theme, creativity, and presentation. Photography: Unaltered photographs taken more »

Mar 08

Lord of the Flies Symbol Art

Students in Mr. G’s Pre-AP MST/Magnet English 10 class recently completed their reading of Lord of the Flies. One of the main learning targets for our reading of this was for students to be able to define universal and constructed symbols and explain how the author used these to develop a central theme in the text. As part more »

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