Hello 9th Grade Learners Extraordinaire!
Shoutout to all of those who came to Back to School Night! We had so much to share and were so glad to meet and see all of you. If you were unable to make it, we have included our slide decks in this letter. We are deep into our contemporary art project! Please have conversations at home about supplies!!! Each group’s work is different, and will require different materials. If there is anything you are unable to supply, please email the Humanities teacher (Carol or Jen) and we will take care of it!
*Gelsey, Ashley, Corrine and Alanna had a really great prototype for their art piece about women’s rights! We could really see the final product coming to life! Fantastic work.
*Zubin, Mariah, Joaquin, Kevyn, and Anthony took some great photographs exploring gender expectations and identity for their contemporary art project!
*Jacob Sh., Brenden, Evonna, and Eunice are doing a lot of experimenting with their art which we’d like to celebrate! Continue to experiment and question as we create these pieces of art! The experimentation is just as important as making it to the final product.
*Livia, Caesar, Priscila, and Alyna stepped up as leaders during the group reading activity in Physics with Mr. Mike!
We would love to have some parents run a booth for our teams during the Multi-Cultural Festival! If you are interested in helping out, we would absolutely love to take this opportunity to raise some money to lower the cost of future field trips and to purchase supplies for our classrooms. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Popular booths have been ice cream booths and food donated by places like Panda Express.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
If you were unable to make it to Back to School Night, take a look at the presentations that teachers went over below. We are very available for any questions! Just email us if you have any comments, questions, or concerns, and we will schedule time to meet!:
For Mrs. Howard & Mr. Mike’s Team: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ramsHHGPx5qRXyNbb_MBuCCBlxko6SVf9c7w0lnvs8A/edit?usp=sharing
For Carol & Schwartz’s Team: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M_bPtR0ZkzfMDDo1qRi60wQfS-JEpwaBm8GfZisvi6I/edit?usp=sharing
PSAT MONEY & FORMS
Please bring back the $17 PSAT fee and the PSAT form. Please turn in to Mrs. Howard or Mr. Schwartz (depending on which team you are on).
CAROL/SCHWARTZ TEAM NEEDS DRIVERS
The Carol/Schwartz team will be going on a field trip to learn from Project Recover (https://www.projectrecover.org) on September 25th. We need parent drivers, and we will be leaving earlier in the day and coming back a little later day in the day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to drive and the number of students you can carry in your car!
We have other field trips going on as well!!! Please click on this document and let us know when you can help us bring students into the world: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YLrfcUp_NYUuDGQxG990hHD5zD4ZsnJ6-dopo-XqZS0/edit?usp=sharing
CAROL/SCHWARTZ TEAM SLC SIGNUPS
Below is a link to our Fall Student Led Conference Schedule. They will be happening on October 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th. Please note, you do NOT have access to edit this document. To sign up for a time, please email Carol at email@example.com 3 times that work for you. Alternatively, you may highlight a square and put your student's name, and we will email you back a confirmation. In either case, you will receive a confirmation of your date and time for your SLC. The reason for not allowing editing access is that we have had instances in the past where names were accidentally deleted and then we had multiple families show up for an SLC. This way, we can monitor and be sure that your time is truly only your time! Carol/Schwartz Team SLCs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D5L73ytFavFEDXzvyQWP5a6nLVTrwZDP359i9s6L7e4/edit?usp=sharing
We are having our first exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego (Downtown) on October 17th, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Mark your calendars! We are very excited!
If you have not yet paid your $50 camping fee, we are still collecting this fee if it is possible for you to contribute. If you are unable to contribute, email your Humanities teacher and we are happy to cover this for your student!
Come in with your supplies for your art project!!! You will be getting work time in class each week leading up to exhibition.
Students will come home with (or have already picked up) their syllabi for their classes. In each syllabus is a supply list for that class. Please bring the required items to class each day, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (your student’s Humanities teacher) if you are unable to provide the items and we will take care of it for your student.
BARNES & NOBLE
We encourage students and families to purchase your books for the semester or year at the Barnes & Noble in Escondido on September 25th. Part of the proceeds will go back to support our Humanities department at HTHNC.
ADVISORY HOME VISITS
Check in with your student’s advisor to schedule your home visit!
Check in with your student and encourage your student to seek out some clubs that are interesting to them during Club Rush on September 20th!
Upcoming Dates to Note
Club Rush during lunch!
(Carol/Schwartz Team Only) Project Recover Field Trip during the day. We will be heading directly to the Barnes & Noble mini-exhibition after this trip.
Barnes & Noble Mini-Exhibition in Escondido after school. Come buy your student’s books on this date for the semester and help support our Humanities department!
Multi-Cultural Fiesta after school! Come support our school!
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibition, 5:30-7:30pm Downtown San Diego
What’s Happening In Class This Week?
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose
Contemporary Art Project
Light, Waves & Electromagnetic Spectrum
Algebra & Statistics
Contemporary Art, Symbolism
Thank you! Please keep in touch with us with any questions or comments.
~Carol Cabrera, Kurt Schwartz, Jennifer Howard, Mike Amarillas, Alden Walters, Jamie West, Charley Jacob, Sarah Sandoval