2016-17 Week 13 — November 7

Happy Sunday, y’all! Before I talk about this week, I’ve got three things to say–

  1. CONGRATULATIONS to our Cross Country Team! They ranked 1st (Girls) and 3rd (Boys) at Sectionals and are heading to State this weekend. That’s fabulous! We’re proud of you!
  2. CONGRATULATIONS to the football team on an outstanding season! I know that the game didn’t end the way that you hoped on Friday, but you should be incredibly proud of what you have done this season. Coach Blackwell and Coach J were right in what they said–you guys have been a part of turning this program and this school around, and it’s inspired. I’m so proud of all of you!
  3. THANK YOU to all who have supported our teams so far this year! The crowds were PACKED on Friday night. Thank you for your patience as we all waited on those crazy buses. Thank you, Band and Color Guard, for rolling with the challenges and playing and cheering your hearts out! Thank you, Cheerleaders, for your smiling faces as you urged us on toward victory. Thank you, students, for making the drive to cheer on your classmates. I’m so proud of all of you!

So another cool thing today is that I’ve just gotten word that Mrs. Riggles–yes, the same Mrs. Riggles who was hit by a truck almost 7 months ago and who almost died–has finished the NYC Marathon. That’s amazing!! There was an awesome interview with her in the Montgomery Advertiser. You can read that here. Mrs. Riggles is such an amazing example of faith and perseverence–we could all learn something from her!

Let’s take a look at this week. It’s another short one (YAY!)–we’re out on Friday for Veteran’s Day. Please remember to thank a Veteran this week. It’s because of their sacrifice that we are able to live the lives that we live. There are several on staff, and I’m sure there are several in your family!

  • AP English Language and Composition
    • Monday, Nov 7
      • In class essay on Impossible Knife of Memory. Bring your book!
      • Make sure that you start reading All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. You should have purchased this novel when you bought your books, but you can also find it at Books-a-Million and Amazon. You will be doing a video discussion about the first half of the novel on 11/21, so make sure you’ve gotten that far by then. Pay particular attention to the language McCarthy uses to convey his ideas. This is your reading schedule:
        • Nov 14–100 pages
        • Nov 21–200 pages
        • Nov 28–complete
    • Tues, Nov 8
      • Finish in-class essay
    • Wed, Nov 9
    • Thurs, Nov 10
      • MASS DAY–Wear your mass uniform!
      • Work on Process readings and work on Process precís
      • NO ARTICLE OF THE WEEK THIS WEEK
  • English 11
    • Monday, Nov 7
      • Discuss Comparison/Contrast
    • Tues, Nov 8
      • Review Comparison/Contrast examples
    • Wed, Nov 9
    • Thurs, Nov 10
      • MASS DAY–Wear your mass uniform!
      • NO ARTICLE OF THE WEEK THIS WEEK
      • Finish discussion of Hemingway article
      • Record Lit Circle video for final section of Fahrenheit 451

Let’s have a great week!

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