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10th Grade English

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Jordan Valley High School
10th English 2007-2008
3rd Hour, 10:00a.m.-10:56a.m.
Mrs. Echave
 
Course Description
            The focus of the 10th grade English is to improve your writing and reading. Students will expand their writing and conquer any confusion in the area of grammar. Increasing vocabulary will be a weekly goal. Reading will be a major aspect of this class as well. Various genres will be inspected but the focus will remain on American literature. If you don’t enjoy reading at this point in your life, hopefully by the end of the school year you will have found some books that are of interest to you. One of the best ways to educate yourself is to read, so we will read a lot!
 
Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
ü      Use the elements of good writing
ü      Understand writing as a process
ü      Connect literature to life and the “real” world
ü      Evaluate grade level or higher literature thoughtfully
ü      Recognize and demonstrate an understanding of revision
ü      Respond to others’ work orally and in writing
ü      Expand vocabulary through reading, root word work, and context clues
ü      Use proper grammar and mechanics in writing and speaking
ü      Write to a variety of audiences and purposes
ü      Critique literature independently
ü      Gain a broad understanding of American literature
           
Supplies
v     One three-ring binder, Lined Paper, Pens
 
Grades
           Grades are assigned based on tests, projects and writing, reading requirements, quizzes, homework and class work, and class involvement. Assignments are graded based on difficulty level as well as expected time involved. For example a five question quiz may be worth 20 points, whereas an extensive research report may be worth 200 points. This is important to remember! You can use this grading system to your advantage, or it can severely hurt you when report cards come out.
            All work must be turned in on the due date! However, for those emergency instances when work is turned in late your grade will suffer. Work turned in one day late will have 50% taken off of the final grade. Work turned in two days late will have 75% taken off of the final grade. Three or more days late on work equals an automatic 0%. There will be some assignments that late work will not be accepted at all and you will be notified of it at the time the assignment is given out.  

Class Percentage Earned
Grade Given on Report Card
100%-90%
A+, A, A-
89%-80%
B+, B, B-
79%-70%
C+, C, C-
69%-60%
D+, D, D-
59%-Lower
F, results in failing the class L

 
Behavioral Expectations
          RESPECT-The golden rule. Treat others as you want to be treated. Your rights end where someone else’s rights begin. Simply put, I expect my students to respect themselves, others, myself and other staff members, and the classroom as a learning environment. The great thing about respect is the more you give, the more you earn! J
            Be responsible for your own learning. This is your chance to gain as much information as possible, take advantage of it. You truly will use it later.
            No food or drink in class.
            No headphones in class.
            No hats in class.
 
Conferences and Teacher Contact Information
          I encourage you to meet with me outside of class when you need help. There may also be instances when I insist on conference time. I will be available during my prep hour, which is 2nd period, after school, or before school when an appointment is made.
 
 

What is happening in class?

October 22-25

Monday:  Vocab, Blue Sword elements of lit quiz, p127 story from green textbook with questions

Tuesday:  Vocab practice, p48-51 Reading Detective and then do write on symbolism

Wednesday:  Vocab practice test, Monday is the real deal, Growling Stomachs lesson

Thursday:  CURLIES

October 15-18

Homecoming Week

Monday:  at page 177 with questions due.  Read page 178-214

Tuesday:  Finish the book

Wednesday:  Novel Pictionary for test prep, take final book test, prepare for breakfast tomorrow

Thursday:  come to class as a character in the book and stay in character as I serve you breakfast and we all chat

October 8-11

Monday:  Vocab quiz from last week, Flashcards for all six weeek's vocab, discuss reading, read p97-120

Tuesday:  go over all six week's definitions, read to p138 and do a burrito fold on the Laprun Trials

Wednesday:  CLASS PICTURE, vocab bingo, share burrito folds, read p139-154

Thursday:  six week vocab test, book quiz over p139-177-had to take home to finish-Due Monday

October 1-4

Monday:  Vocab, Anything Books back-discuss, Begin The Blue Sword p1-32

Tuesday:  Vocab review, quiz on reading-discuss, read to chapter4 (no homework)

Wednesday:   Vocab quiz MONDAY, Review yesterday's reading aloud, read pages42-96  with questions by Monday

Thursday:  NO class, class meetings and student of the month

Week of September 24-27

Monday:  ACLRD tests, vocab in boxes, read two short stories aloud and discussed them in relation to literature elements

Tuesday:  vocab review, Susan B. Anthony reading with character assignment, wite own narrative (topics provided) with protagonist and antagonist, well developed characters (due Thursday)

Wednesday:  vocab review,  Reading Detective p42-47, write=The Problem With ____________, email it to me, at least 1 pg, typed, ss, 2 vocab words, character development (due Thursday)

Thursday:  Anything Book due, new Anything Book assignment (due last school day of October)

Week of September 17-20

Monday:  New Vocab, share adventure stories (man vs. man) discuss, teacher read aloud "My Name" from House on Mango Steet, do own write of where your name came from, do Reading Detective p20-25

Tuesday:  (teacher gone) Share name writes, p26-31 Reading Detective, remainder of time work on Anything Book

Wednesday:  (most gone to Dairy Judging) vocab review, Anything Book

Thursday:  vocab quiz, read aloud p43 House on Mango Street, Reading Detective p38-41 together as a class reviewing plot, point of view, setting, mood, and tone while using p534-540 of green textbook-do last two poems on own or in pairs.

Week of September 10-13

Monday:  New vocab (8) words, trade stories and dissect plot of writes.  Read textbooks pages 181-190, identify plot elements.  Rosetta Stone Due.

Tuesday:  Vocab stomping game.  Discuss plot elements of "Winner" story.  Share stories and turn in winner plot curve.  Write GYR plot curve story.

Wednesday:  Vocab drill quick practice.  Share GYR stories.  Man vs. ____________.  Practice quiz on definition of plot elements. Lesson 13 of short story. 

Thursday:   Vocab Quiz.  Discuss antagonist/protagonist.  Turn in  Lesson 13 and go over answers then in class.  Write:  own adventure with antagonist/protagonist and identify man vs.________________.

11th Grade English

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Jordan Valley High School
11th English 2007-2008
1st Hour, 8:00a.m.-8:56a.m
Mrs. Echave
 
Course Description
            The focus of this class will be British literature; however, other types of literature will be included. This class will push you hone the skill base you already have. You will fine tune grammar and gain vocabulary. Researching and speaking will be assigned throughout and you will see an improvement in those areas. Creating a family history project will take up a great deal of your final quarter. This project is one you will be proud of though. Also, it is a chance to showcase your skills.
Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
ü      Use the elements of good writing
ü      Understand writing as a process
ü      Connect literature to life and the “real” world
ü      Evaluate grade level or higher literature thoughtfully
ü      Respond to others’ work orally and in writing
ü      Expand vocabulary through reading, root word work, and context clues
ü      Use proper grammar and mechanics in writing and speaking
ü      Speak to a variety of audiences and purposes
ü      Critique literature independently
ü      Demonstrate a complete understanding of MLA citation
ü      Create thoroughly researched papers and speeches
ü      Show an understanding of British literature
           
Supplies
v     One three-ring binder, Lined Paper, Pens
 
Grades
          Grades are assigned based on tests, projects and writing, reading requirements, quizzes, homework and class work, and class involvement. Assignments are graded based on difficulty level as well as expected time involved. For example a five question quiz may be worth 20 points, whereas an extensive research report may be worth 200 points. This is important to remember! You can use this grading system to your advantage, or it can severely hurt you when report cards come out.
            All work must be turned in on the due date, otherwise your grade will result in a zero! You are seniors in high school. You WILL be thrown into the REAL world soon; therefore, you do NOT get to turn in any late work. There will be no make-up work either. It is time to get serious and prepare for the real world. 
 
Class Percentage Earned
Grade Given on Report Card
100%-90%
A+, A, A-
89%-80%
B+, B, B-
79%-70%
C+, C, C-
69%-60%
D+, D, D-
59%-Lower
F, results in failing the class L
 
Behavioral Expectations
          RESPECT-The golden rule. Treat others as you want to be treated. Your rights end where someone else’s rights begin. Simply put, I expect my students to respect themselves, others, myself and other staff members, and the classroom as a learning environment. The great thing about respect is the more you give, the more you earn! J
            Be responsible for your own learning. This is your opportunity to gain as much knowledge as possible. You truly will use it later.
No food or drink in class.
            No headphones in class.
 
Conferences and Teacher Contact Information
          I encourage you to meet with me outside of class when you need help. There may also be instances when I insist on conference time. I will be available during my prep hour, which is 2nd period, or after school.

What is happening in class?

October 22-25

Monday:  Vocab, Read the Monkey's Paw (20 min), Stephen King list and local legend of scary story write (20 min)

Tuesday:  Vocab practice, Monkey's Paw discussion, frighful newspaper article

Wednesday:  Vocab practice test, Monkey's Paw quiz, read The Lottery (20 min), newspaper articles (20 min)

Thursday:  Vocab test, Review plot sequence from The Lottery, finish newspaper articles

October 15-18

Homecoming Week

Monday:  Movie Frankenstein

Tuesday:  Movie Frankenstein

Wednesday:  PSAT

Thursday:  Movie Frankenstein

Week of October 8-11

Monday:  Gather all vocab for last six weeks (flashcards), discuss plot curve and do monster description write on p119, read 146-164

Tuesday:  go over all words aloud, discuss book aloud, share monster writes, read to page 198

Wednesday:  CLASS PICTURE, vocab bingo, finish Frankenstein

Thursday:  six week vocab test, Frankenstein final book test

Week of October 1-4

Monday:  Vocab, Intro to Frankenstein, Read pages 27-47

Tuesday:  Vocab practice quiz, Share epic stories, Frankenstein discussion, read to page 78

Wednesday:  Vocab, discuss Frankenstein, Read pages 80-100

Thursday:  Vocab Quiz, Read chapters 11-16 and complete dittos

Week of September 24-27

Monday:  Vocab in boxes, debate format, continue researching

Tuesday:  vocab review, finalize debate

Wednesday:  vocab quiz, debate

Thursday:  Career Ed

Week of September 17-20

Monday:  Vocab, group decided to read Frankenstein, begin Epic writes

Tuesday:  (Sub) British Lit lesson 10

Wednesday:  (Dairy Judging) Vocab Review, Review les 10 from yesterday, Rubric for Epic write

Thursday:  Vocab test, Epic write due Monday, Debate research (free country/society)

Week of September 10-13

Monday:  New vocab (8 words), Discuss Beowulf pages 1-27 and then read to page 65, T-chart notes to accompany reading.

Tuesday:  Vocab stomping game.  Discuss moral behind pages 1-65, first three on t-chart notes.  Finish book and write 3 paragraphs on stories that symbolize morals from the story.

Wednesday:  Vocab practice.  Beowulf final exam.

Thursday:  Vocab Quiz.  Lesson 8 British Lit.  Lord Byron/Byronic Hero.  NO HOMEWORK!

12th Grade English

Jordan Valley High School
12th English 2007-2008
5th Hour, 12:30p.m.-1:26p.m.
Mrs. Tara Echave
 
Course Description
            The focus of this class will be to prepare you for college or the world outside of Jordan Valley. The class will help you polish your writing and become more intuitive about literature. Throughout the year you will study Shakespeare, Hemingway, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction, and Fiction. You will read books on the college bound reading list-books of your choice. You will toy with mixed media as well. Writing your own published piece of work will take up a great deal of your final quarter, but you will be proud of your finished product. Hopefully you will know yourself better as well. Finally, weekly vocabulary and grammar lessons will help broaden your skills and educate you for the future that lies ahead.    
 
Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
ü      Use the elements of good writing
ü      Understand writing as a process
ü      Connect literature to life and the “real” world
ü      Evaluate grade level or higher literature thoughtfully
ü      Recognize and demonstrate an understanding of revision
ü      Respond to others’ work orally and in writing
ü      Expand vocabulary through reading, root word work, and context clues
ü      Use proper grammar and mechanics in writing and speaking
ü      Write to a variety of audiences and purposes
ü      Critique literature independently
ü      Cite others work using MLA and APA guidelines
           
Supplies
v     One three-ring binder, Lined Paper, Pens
 
Grades
          Grades are assigned based on tests, projects and writing, reading requirements, quizzes, homework and class work, and class involvement. Assignments are graded based on difficulty level as well as expected time involved. For example a five question quiz may be worth 20 points, whereas an extensive research report may be worth 200 points. This is important to remember! You can use this grading system to your advantage, or it can severely hurt you when report cards come out.
            All work must be turned in on the due date! You are seniors in high school. You WILL be thrown into the REAL world soon; therefore, you do NOT get to turn in any late work. Do not ask and don’t try. You will always be awarded with a big fat ZERO! There will be no make-up work either. It is time to get serious and prepare for the real world. 
 
Class Percentage Earned
Grade Given on Report Card
100%-90%
A+, A, A-
89%-80%
B+, B, B-
79%-70%
C+, C, C-
69%-60%
D+, D, D-
59%-Lower
F, results in failing the class L
 
Behavioral Expectations
          RESPECT-The golden rule. Treat others as you want to be treated. Your rights end where someone else’s rights begin. Simply put, I expect my students to respect themselves, others, myself and other staff members, and the classroom as a learning environment. The great thing about respect is the more you give, the more you earn! J
            No food or drink in class! (except beginning of 3rd hour)
            No headphones in class.
 
Conferences and Teacher Contact Information
          I encourage you to meet with me outside of class when you need help. There may also be instances when I insist on conference time. I will be available during my prep hour, which is 2nd period, or after school.
 
 

What is happening in class?

October 22-25

Monday:  Read The Crucible aloud as a group

Tuesday:  vocab review, irony discussion, read The Crucible aloud

Wednesday:  Vocab Review, discussion, write editoral, continue reading

Thursday:  RRW check delivered, read aloud, finish at home (homework p132-152), vocab test Monday

October 15-18

Monday:  P48 A.P. writing, complete the end of the story

Tuesday:  analogy paper due and senior trip presentation

Wednesday:  Begin the Crucible

Thursday:  Homecoming activities all afternoon

October 8-11

Monday:  Senior Class Meeting

Tuesday:  Senior Class Meeting

Wednesday:  Vocab Bingo, SPL write revamps due tomorrow, Analogy write lesson and writing assignment

Thursday:  Final vocab test for six weeks, p45-48 AP writing-you finish the write, (Analogy paper and Sr. Trip posters due Tues.)

October 1-4

Monday:  Vocab, Sweet Promised Land Write, story of own family's trek to America

Tuesday:  Vocab Practice, MLA citing, End of book test

Wednesday:  Vocab practice, SPL write due, AP Writing pages 22, 25, 26, and anecdote write

Thursday:  Vocab Test, share anecdote writes, lesson 5 AP writing

Week of September 24-27

Monday:  vocab boxes, Letter write due, Sweet Promised Land intro and read to chapter 5

Tuesday:  vocab review, Sweet Promised Land quiz and read to chapter 9

Wednesday:  vocab review-practice test, discussion read chapters 10-12

Thursday:  vocab quiz, discussion and finish the book

Week of September 17-20

Monday:  Vocab, Shakespeare vs. Morrie three paragraph write, finish book if not already done (lifeline paper due)

Tuesday:  (Sub) T.W.M. themed paper due, Final exam on T.W.M

Wednesday:  (Diary Judging) T.W.M. web clip from ABC, Blog (due Monday),  Advanced Writing ch2 (letter writing) packet due tomorrow, write due Monday-ss, 12ft, 2-3pgs

Thursday:  Vocab Quiz, Blog by Monday, Revamp Theme paper by Monday, AP Eng first story read aloud in class, do writes that follow

Week of September 10-13

Monday:  Vocab quiz from last week, new vocab (8 words) for this week.  Lifeline first copy write due.  Begin Tuesdays With Morrie, read pages 1-54.

Tuesday:  Vocab stomping game.  Quiz.  Read to page 108 or up to part 2.

Wednesday:  Vocab practice.  Revamp lifeline stories by Monday-final copy.  Discuss reading through quotes.  Write #2-write with the same theme as T.W.M.  Due Tuesday

Thursday:  Vocab quiz.  (Family Pictures).  Finish book by Tuesday at beginning of class.

Week of September 4-7

Tuesday:  Vocab Review, 16 words and Final Assignment over Shakespeare

Wednesday:  Vocab Review, Read Lifeline story by Maya Angelou and answer questions over reading, brainstorm your own lifeline

Thursday:  Vocab Review, compose own lifeline story, must be a finished product to keep in your writing portfolio

Friday:  Vocab test and begin Tuesdays With Morrie, pages 1-45 read by Mon.*** No class because of senior pictures.

9th Grade English

Jordan Valley High School
9th Grade English 2005-2006
Mrs. Tara Echave
 
Course Description
            The focus of this class can be summed up into two categories, writing and reading. Establishing a firm foundation for proper grammar and demonstrating the appropriate mechanics in writing and speaking will be of prime concern. A variety of literature will be used that spans across the genres in hopes to instill a love of reading and a true understanding of the literature available today. Also, weekly vocabulary and grammar lessons will help broaden your skills and educate you for the future that lies ahead.    
 
Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Use the elements of good writing
  • Understand writing as a process
  • Connect literature to life and the “real” world
  • Evaluate grade level or higher literature thoughtfully
  • Recognize and demonstrate an understanding of revision
  • Respond to others’ work orally and in writing
  • Expand vocabulary through reading, root word work, and context clues
  • Use proper grammar and mechanics in writing and speaking
  • Write to a variety of audiences and purposes
  • Critique literature independently
           
Supplies
  • One three-ring binder
  • Lined Paper
  • Pens (blue or black, preferably erasable)
 
Grades
          Grades are assigned based on tests, projects and writing, reading requirements, quizzes, homework and class work, and class involvement. Assignments are graded based on difficulty level as well as expected time involved. For example a five question quiz may be worth 20 points, whereas an extensive research report may be worth 200 points. This is important to remember! You can use this grading system to your advantage, or it can severely hurt you when report cards come out.
            All work must be turned in on the due date! However, for those emergency instances when work is turned in late your grade will suffer. Work turned in one day late will have 50% taken off of the final grade. Work turned in two days late will have 75% taken off of the final grade. Three or more days late on work equals an automatic 0%. There will be some assignments that late work will not be accepted at all and you will be notified of it at the time the assignment is given out.  

Class Percentage Earned
Grade Given on Report Card
100%-90%
A+, A, A-
89%-80%
B+, B, B-
79%-70%
C+, C, C-
69%-60%
D+, D, D-
59%-Lower
F, results in failing the class L

 
Behavioral Expectations
          RESPECT-The golden rule. Treat others as you want to be treated. Your rights end where someone else’s rights begin. Simply put, I expect my students to respect themselves, others, myself and other staff members, and the classroom as a learning environment. The great thing about respect is the more you give, the more you earn! J
            No food or drink in class!
            No headphones in class.
 
Be prepared to begin class when the bell rings. Prepared means seated in your desk with your supplies. A tardy will be issues to those who are not prepared when the bell rings
 
Conferences and Teacher Contact Information
          I encourage you to meet with me outside of class when you need help. There may also be instances when I insist on conference time. I will be available during my prep hour, which is 2nd period, or after school.
 
 

What is happening in class?

October 22-25

Monday:  Finish Reading Detective from Thursday and car write, do airplane writes and vocab, Reading Detective p20-21 and car writes

Tuesday:  Vocab review, Ben Franklin Reading, Poor Richard's Almanac Write,15 min Reading Detective and car write due tomorrow

Wednesday:  Vocab pre-test, share almanac writes, How to be a good housewife reading and write, car write due and plane crash write begin

Thursday:  Vocab test, share housewife writes, sensory activity-3 paragraph write, 15 minute Reading Detective and sensory activity

October 15-18

Monday:  possessives, simile, metaphor, onomatopeia, Aesops Fables listen, then compose own

Tuesday:  Car stories, reading detective, reading detective and 1 paragraph car stories

Wednesday:  Airplane crash character point of view, car in row write

Thursday:  Homecoming activities all afternoon, no class

October 8-11

Monday:  vocab, spelling, grammar, reading comp. pgs2-4, Car Write (Test over Million Dollar Shot, 15 min to begin own story with same title)

Tuesday:  Vocab-go over all definitions, reader's theater-tall tale, legend-write your own (Finish Million Dollar Shot write)

Wednesday:  Bingo, car write due, tall tale write (Finalize writes, reading comprehension individually)

Thursday:  Tall tale write due, vocab quiz over six weeks, possessives 10 sentences (15 minute organized paragraphs, reading comprehension-2 stories, read two legends)

October 1-4

Monday:  Grammar Test, new vocab, finish Walk Two Moons, Begin Million Dollar Shot, listen and read, chapters 1-3

Tuesday:  Final Book Test, Spelling and Vocab, Review of chapter 3 orally, liten on in book and write

Wednesday:  Vocab Practice, spelling 3rd sheet, Cars in Line write, 15 minute summary of what read, continue listening and reading

Thursday:  Vocab/spelling quiz, Finish car write, 15 minute write, listen to the remainder of the book or finish it at home

September 24-27

Monday:  Vocab (4 words), Spelling chapter 1, grammar chapter one review**Reading comprehension p3-4 together and pages 5-6 alone, 15 minute write

Tuesday:  vocab, spelling, grammar reviews, read pages 107-142**15 minute write, Reading pages 6-7 together (no homework)

Wednesday:  grammar, spelling, vocab pre-test, read to page 180**15 minute write, 4 paragraph outline in ste-up format

Thursday:  spelling and vocab test, roundabout questioning game, read to page 235****Reading comprehension 8-9 alone, write one paragraph from outline you created yesterday (homework today)

September 17-20

Monday:  Vocab, Intro to Walk Two Moons, Read to page 35 in Lit Circle format

Tuesday: (Sub) Map of trip, aphorisms, Read to page 70

Wednesday:  ALL ABSENT-DAIRY JUDGING

Thursday:  Vocab Quiz, Sal's characteristics worksheet, read p70-106

September 10-13, 2007

Monday:  Vocab quiz from last week, 8 new vocab words.  Page 1-48 T-chart quiz.  Read to page 63.  Very few had completed reading, so I warned of quiz tomorrow.

Tuesday:  Vocab stomping game.  Quiz over p40-63.  Read to page 80.  60 seconds aloud read.

Wednesday:  Vocab practice, quick drill.  Finish book, themes worksheet.  Any zeros must be made up by tomorrow-free pass.

Thursday:  Vocab quiz, made cheat sheets.  End of book test.

Week of September 4-7

Monday:  Vocab Review, Share roundabout writes, Read The Popcorn Dragon and chow too, Write How Does Corn Pop?

Tuesday:  Vocab story review, Intro to James Thurber, read pages 1-20

Wednesday:  Vocab/Grammar Bingo, Wow-reading was too much right now-took books back, and worked on grammar some more

Thursday:  Vocab test, Intro to Ernest Hemingway, begin reading The Old Man and the Sea***Didn't get to it because of class pictures.  Do need to read the first 40 pages of The Old Man and the Sea.

 

Drama

Jordan Valley High School
Drama 2007-2008
Mrs. Tara Echave
 
Course Description
            This course aims to help students read drama, analyze the elements of drama, respond to dramatic works, and act out dramatic works in front of an audience. This course will include many aspects of the communication process, relying heavily on the public speaking end. For those of you who remember Phyllis Ross, this class will attempt to put on a performance for the community, much like those that she created years ago. 
             
Objectives
            All students will:
A.     Read carefully a substantial number of dramatic texts, including comedies, tragedies, and specimens of other types.
B.     Analyze texts through close reading, so that they can identify aspects, such as characterization, plot structure, and symbolism, which interact to produce the artistic effect and meaning of the work.
C.     Reason inductively about drama; for example, by examining specific instances in the play being analyzed, students will practice recognizing meaningful patterns in language and incident and identifying themes.
D.     Engage in focused discussion of drama.
E.      Discriminate between the various characterizations included in one play or monologue and be able to compare and contrast those characterizations.
F.      Categorize the basics of the communication process .
G.     Participate in competitive speech and master the basics of the Speech     
Curriculum.
                        H. Participate in multiple plays throughout the year.
Materials
          Copies of various plays and monologues will be provided to you. There is not a textbook for this class. You will be expected to aid in making, providing, or finding costumes for yourself and others as the year progresses.J
 
Grades
          Grades will be based on a variety of assignments. However, there will be emphasis on students willingness learn lines, characterization, and other aspects that will effect the outcome of a performance. Acting is the key component to this class. Not every individual is a natural, but every individual can continue to improve-and that is what your grades during “play” time will be based upon-IMPROVEMENT! 
 
 
Class Percentage Earned
Grade Given on Report Card
100%-90%
A+, A, A-
89%-80%
B+, B, B-
79%-70%
C+, C, C-
69%-60%
D+, D, D-
59%-Lower
F, results in failing the class L
 
Behavioral Expectations
          RESPECT-The golden rule. Treat others as you want to be treated. Your rights end where someone else’s rights begin. Simply put, I expect my students to respect themselves, others, myself and other staff members, and the classroom as a learning environment. The great thing about respect is the more you give, the more you earn! J
            No food or drink in class!
            No headphones in class.
 
Conferences and Teacher Contact Information
          I encourage you to meet with me outside of class when you need help. There may also be instances when I insist on conference time. I will be available during my prep hour, which is 2nd period, or after school.
 
 

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Hood, of Sherwood

PrAcTiCe PiCtUrEs

 

Athena and Kayla-check out their facial expressions!

The first week of school-getting in the groove!

Annie getting into it!

Nickie and Tim-who do you think is in charge?

        Hi Ho Emma!

Alek and Zac strutting their stuff! 

What is happening in class?

 

Last Updated on October 8, 2007.

We performed Snowee White and the Seven Chicks today.  I will work to get pictures up soon!  Now students are working on a full length play to hopefully perform in early December.  I know that is a busy time, but it will probably work out that way.  Thanks for your support!

 

 

Journalism

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Jordan Valley High School
Journalism 2007-2008
Mrs. Echave
 
Course Description
            Journalism will get you writing quickly and confidently. It is a comprehensive approach to learning the fundamentals of news writing. The course emphasizes reportorial writing, gathering of information and interview techniques. This class is fast paced! However, one of the wonderful aspects of the class is that you will meet people, hear stories, and share experiences you otherwise wouldn’t. Journalism is creative, cutting edge, and fun! Storytelling is important to a democracy and to our entire culture. You will experience all of the above through writing for the school newspaper, the Owhyee Avalanche, updating the school website, and creating the yearbook.
 
Course Topics
            The course will cover all of the aspects of journalism while students sharpen their writing and reporting skills by reporting for the Owyhee Avalanche and school newspaper, as well as creating the yearbook, and updating the school website. Throughout the course you will master Pagemaker and InDesign.
 
Grades
          Heavy emphasis will be placed on writing assignments and creativity. Deadlines are of paramount importance, just as they are in any newsroom! Late work will not be accepted except on rare occasions. Most assignments must be typed. To aid you in this last request, you will be given classroom time to fulfill most assignment requirements.    

Class Percentage Earned
Grade Given on Report Card
100%-90%
A+, A, A-
89%-80%
B+, B, B-
79%-70%
C+, C, C-
69%-60%
D+, D, D-
59%-Lower
F, results in failing the class L

 
Behavioral Expectations
          RESPECT-The golden rule. Treat others as you want to be treated. Your rights end where someone else’s rights begin. Simply put, I expect my students to respect themselves, others, myself and other staff members, and the classroom as a learning environment. The great thing about respect is the more you give, the more you earn! J
          No food or drink in class.
            No headphones in class.
 
Conferences and Teacher Contact Information
          I encourage you to meet with me outside of class when you need help. There may also be instances when I insist on conference time. I will be available during my prep hour, which is 2nd period, or after school.
 
 

What is happening in class?

Currently we are printing the 06-07 yearbook.  It has been complicated as we are attempting to print it at JVHS this year.  It will save us an estimated $4,000-that is A LOT!  We have established our theme for the 07-08 yearbook and the two students I have in class are making progress on it.  Learning InDesign and Photoshop will take up much of the first nine weeks.

Senior Class Activities

Last updated 10.28.07

Parents and Students will meet to discuss/finalize senior trip on Monday, October 29nd at 6:00p.m.

*Currently have $9555.19 in account

*Made about $700 on the Junior Rodeo, but didn't achieve the goal of $900, so are going to make it up with Family Portraits.

*Made $525 on the Run, Ride, & Walk.  We gave the money to June Lundy from Jordan Valley.

*Cow Plop- Rod and Cathy Soule won!

*Gun Raffle- Getting the gun from B and B Sporting Goods in Hines, OR.  Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.  Winner gets a $400 gift certificate for any item of their choosing or any of the following Savage uns with a scope and case:  223, 22-250, 243, 270, 30-06, or 300 short mag.  We will draw at the last home basketball game.

*Carnival- November 8th (tentatively).  We are currently soliciting booths.  Mrs. Scown's class is doing a fishing booth, the sophomores are doing a jail, FFA is doing a 21 table, and the senior class is hosting a spaghetti dinner and bingo.

*Christmas Bazaar- It will be held Saturday, November 17th.  Sloppy Joes will be served.  Cost is $15 per table.

*Senior Trip:  Roadtrip to Las Vegas and California is what the students decided on.  Meeting on 10/22 with parents.

*Carnival*- We will be putting on a dinner of spaghetti and also will have a bingo booth. Each class member needs to bring three items for bingo prizes.

*Carnival dinner- Elisa, Tim, and Carlen are bringing spaghetti. Annie is bringing six loaves of bread. Trent- 50 cookies-Mrs. Echave too. Jessie and Athena- salad.

*Graduation date has been set:  May 13th