Foreign language teacher Erin Forunato’s freshman French class competed in a game that reviewed chapter material. Students were broken into groups, and took turns rolling dice to answer specific questions that corresponded with questions on a game board.
Students in Erin Fortunato’s French class prepared and performed conversations after learning the imperfect tense. Students were assigned partners a few days prior to the conversation and were given time in class to prepare.
Every day the Green Team students do multiple different assignments and tasks to help improve the schools environment. Some of their tasks can range from cleaning, putting up signs, to planning out raffle sales for raising money.
Recently, the Green Team started a new project that involves composting. They ordered compost which is now mulch. This mulch will be put on the high school campus and the edible garden. Using compost in a garden enhances the growth of the plants.
High School advisory groups meet about once a month to discuss topics ranging from character to how to deal with stress. The goal of the freshman advisory meetings on Wednesday April 16th was to build a sense of community within the groups through participating in fun activities. Groups did things such as playing games or creating sculptures, and some even enjoyed snacks during the meeting.
On Thursday April 3rd, the freshmen class did a resonance lab in physics teacher Deb Nolan’s class. The student’s goals were to complete the worksheet by finding the frequency of the tube. A tuning fork was used to help find the frequency. Students also had to find the wavelength.
Twice a year the high school advisory program hosts Workshop Wednesday. Workshop Wednesday consists of multiple workshops in which students can learn a new skill. Workshops range from riding horses, to archery, to skincare and cooking. Foreign language teacher Erin Fortunato hosted the creative cooking workshop. The creative cooking workshop made three different meals which were chicken stir fry, bean burritos, and a chicken dish mixed with vegetables and quinoa.
Each March, the Foreign Language department sponsors International Week. Presenters that have travelled around the globe tell students about their journeys. Part of the student body attended Wendy Dixon’s presentation about her trip backpacking through Spain on El Camino de Santiago trail. El Camino is 500 miles long and Dixon completed it carrying only 23 pounds of equipment.