Friday, August 7, 2009

Journalism Contract

Journalism Class Contract

I _________________ understand that while Journalism is an elective, it is also very important in that my complete cooperation is needed. I will be in class on time. I will do what is asked of me. I will be exactly where I’m supposed to be when I’m supposed to be, or I understand that I will face disciplinary consequences. I will give 100% participation to this class because so many others are depending on me to do my jobs and do them well. I will not discuss the contents of this class with anyone who is not in the class. Everything is confidential. I understand the above requirements for Journalism class.
Student’s signature

Please sign this permission form which allows your child to leave campus to sell ads, do other Journalism related errands, take pictures, etc.

Check the appropriate boxes:
My child has permission to drive.
My child has permission to drive with others in the car.
My child has permission to ride with another student driving.
My child only has permission to ride with Mrs. Reed or another responsible adult.

Parent’s Signature: _______________________________
Date: _______________________________

Interact Application

Boyd Christian High School Interact Application

Name: _______________________________

Address: ______________________________

Phone: ________________

Grade: ______ GPA: _____ (estimated)

Email: ______________________________

BCS Interact is a service organization in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of McMinnville. Our motto is “Service Above Self”. We take pride in the fact that we have “the best of the best students” who are willing to live by the “4-Way Test”. We devote our time to service projects by helping in five different areas: school, community, international, club fellowship, and district fellowship. Our club is exclusive because we want those who truly have the proper BCS attitude and live by a strong moral code. If you are not willing to participate, to volunteer, and to work without whining, then do not apply. Not everyone who submits an application will be inducted in the club due to the limited number of members that we may have each year.

What extracurricular activities have you participated in during high school?

List 3 ideas you have for Interact.

What service projects have you participated in during high school?

In your high school career, have you been sent to the principal for any disciplinary procedure? If yes, why?

Do you understand that you will be required to attend no less than 90% of all Interact meetings?

You will be required to work and document at least 15 service hours to remain active in the club. You will be required to work and document at least 20 service hours to be eligible for convention in March. Each Interact member will be required to attend several Rotary meetings.

In the space provided, write a 250 word essay discussing why you want to be in Interact and what you would contribute to this organization.

I understand that I must keep a 2.8 GPA (or higher) at all times. I understand that the sponsor and/or Mr. Harper reserve the right to terminate my membership, after due process, if I do not maintain the high standards of Interact. I understand that being a member of Boyd’s Interact is a privilege. I will not abuse that privilege.
I will do my best to uphold the principles of Interact and of Boyd Christian School at all events and will behave in a responsible manner. I realize that I am representing the school, and I will obey the Interact dress code. I will act appropriately so as not to tarnish what Boyd’s Interact has worked diligently to achieve.
I understand that completing this application does NOT guarantee membership into Interact.

Applicant’s Signature Date

I have read the information provided by my son/daughter on this form and can verify that it is true, accurate and complete in its presentation. I understand the participant requirements listed on this form. I also realize that my child will need transportation to and from activities. I give my permission for my child to leave school for Rotary meetings or other Interact functions. I realize that not all students who apply will be inducted into the club.

Parent’s Signature Date

Please indicate if _____ my child may drive ______ my child may ride with another student
_____ my child may only ride with an adult

Applications will be reviewed by Mrs. Reed, the officers, and Mr. Harper.

Applications must be given to President Katie Gooden or Vice President Lauren Wilcher (not Mrs. Reed) before 3:00 on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009. No late applications will be accepted.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Supply List for 9th-10th Girls' Bible

Notebook, notebook paper, pencils or pens (blue or black ink only), KJV Bible, a great attitude

Optional items: Kleenex, hand sanitizer

Friday, July 24, 2009

Supply List for 9th-12th English

For English class, you will need
  • a notebook (1" is fine)
  • notebook paper (wide or college ruled)
  • pencils or pens (black or blue ONLY)
  • 3 x 5" index cards
  • a highlighter
  • a folder with pockets and prongs (the cheap kind)
  • red pen for correcting/marking essays
  • at least one divider tab for corrected work

You may set up your notebook as you wish as long as you have one section for corrected work. You may choose to have other dividers if you have that type of personality. Categories could be homework, quizzes/daily grades, rough drafts, notes, and corrected work.

Optional items:

  • box of Kleenex
  • hand sanitizer

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Q and A

Q: Should this assignment be typed? Written in manuscript? Written in cursive?

A: I really don't care what method you choose as long as your work is legible, logical, and appropriate for the prompt.

Q: What are some things for which points will be deducted on this grade?

A: Please remember a few rules of grammar. Underline book titles. Put quotes around quotations (wow!) and smaller works such as magazine articles and song titles. Commas are not evil if you follow the rules. Always proofread and check your spelling.

Make sure that you do what the assignment says.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Reading Requirement

The 18th-century English essayist Sir Richard Steele suggested, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body". Our goal is to establish life-long reading habits as well as prepare students for college. Avid readers tend to do better on standardized tests, have greater comprehension of all types of literature and non-fiction works, and are more successful in school.

Choose one novel from the list. For each chapter,
o write a brief (depending upon the length of the chapter) summary in your own words
o provide a significant quote from the chapter cited correctly [“You should use this format when citing a quote.” (Hawthorne 112)]
o explain why you chose this quote (This is not an interpretation of the quote; this is an explanation of the quote’s personal meaning to you.) Please explain any literary devices used in the quote, if any. A single sentence explanation is not sufficient. Writing “Because I like it” is not sufficient.

As I Lay Dying
The Awakening
Crime and Punishment
A Farewell to Arms
Heart of Darkness
Jude the Obscure
Nineteen Eighty-four
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
All the King’s Men
Anna Karenina
Brave New World
Cry, the Beloved Country
Gulliver’s Travels
The Jungle
Main Street
Major Barbara
Moll Flanders
Oliver Twist
A Raisin in the Sun
The Things They Carried
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The Age of Innocence
Billy Budd
The Brothers Karamazov
Don Quixote
Huckleberry Finn
The Misanthrope
Pride and Prejudice
The Sound and the Fury
A Tale of Two Cities
Tom Jones
Wuthering Heights
Bless Me, Ultima
Great Expectations
Jane Eyre
Little Women
Lord of the Flies
My √Āntonia
The Red Badge of Courage
East of Eden
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
The Grapes of Wrath
Tess of the D'Ubervilles
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Animal Farm
Ethan Frome
O! Pioneers

Choose a novel you have not previously read or studied at school. You may also choose a novel from the AP English Literature topics found at

Please contact me by email if you have any questions or want suggestions.