From Reno, Nevada to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Sierra Page has made her way back to Kansas to become the new WHS English teacher. Page teaches English 2 and English 4 while also acting as a proctor for college English. She will also advise NHS and be a senior class sponsor.
Which celebrity would you like to take to prom? What meal can you cook well? What’s a good book to read quickly for students who have an independent reading essay due next week?
Today we throw back to the end of the '80s and the start of the '90s. English and social studies classes.
Freshmen Dalton Debler, Grady Perrin and Jude Meseke join the podcast to chat about the recent Assassin game as part of English 1's study of "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell.
After reading “The Most Dangerous Game” the freshman class prepared to participate in a game of their own, involving betrayal, heartbreak and justice. “It’s a fun way to make the stories come alive, and I think it’s a nice break from essays and worksheets,” English 1 teacher Brendan Praeger said.
Senioritis is back! Lanson Parry and Rebekah Stuhlsatz had their poems chosen for publication in a collection last year. Listen to their work and some of the other poems in the book.
For this week's throwback Thursday (even though it's posting a day late), we go to academics from 1991. In addition to languages, students competed in forensics and journalism competitions.
English 1 students created editorial cartoons as part of their introduction to graphic novels. Here are some of their creations.
An annual tradition for the freshman English class continued as the students studied “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell.
The class read the short story about a rich hunter stocking his private island with the most dangerous animal: humans. For the related assassin game, each student was assigned another student to ‘hunt’ and clip with a clothespin, or to eliminate with a black spot on an item they are holding.
Freshman English teacher Brendan Praeger has had his classes play the game for eight years. “When I student taught, the whole school played a game of assassin and I thought that it would be a fun way to add to the lesson,” Praeger said.