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11-15 November - Romeo & Juliet

posted Nov 10, 2019, 2:51 AM by HSD Principal
This should be our last unusual week of the semester. After this, we will have three full weeks before we hit the end of the semester and exam days.

Monday we will run a Thursday schedule, but there will not be homeroom during that scheduled time. Students - and you all - will have a long lunch.

Tuesday is the Romeo & Juliet field trip, as well as our first Academic Bowl meet. All but 16 of the grade 9 and 10 students will be off campus, as well as almost half of grade 11, and a dozen grade 12 students. And the science teachers will be involved in their curriculum review all day, so we are going completely off-schedule. Here is the plan for Tuesday as it stands now. I need to finalize it by lunch Monday so we can post it. I'm still trying to fill some of the blocks and don't want to just give multiple study halls, so if you have something you're willing to do with a group of students, let me know. 

ASERT will also be not-quite-normal this week. Since so many HSD staff will be gone, we will not hold an HSD meeting immediately following school. But there will be snacks in the lounge that you can pick up for a sugar fix. Beginning at 2:20, you should attend TIP, the next CPoE session (which is a change of plans since last week), or work on PD tasks independently. Since Carl will not quite be back, there will not be a Virtuous Minds book talk this week. 

Wednesday through Friday will follow a normal schedule. 

During Homeroom on Thursday, there will be house meetings. During that time, house chairs will share current plans for Ministry Day and house Christmas parties. House chairs will meet during Activity Period on Friday to debrief those meetings and redirect plans if needed. 

FYI, the ExCo Gala is this Saturday, but that should have no effect on classes beyond some slightly giddy students.

Next week is The Diary of Anne Frank. There are limited tickets, so get yours before they sell out.

Based on your feedback, it looks like we can fit semester exams into two days. So we will have block periods on Monday and Tuesday, 9-10 December.  Those will be your last instructional periods of the semester. Wednesday and Thursday that week will be exams, with a block for early grad and academic awards on Thursday morning. Friday, 13 December, will be a half day. There will be super short classes and house Christmas parties.