fhsslamApril 15 6pm. Library! Free! Come to the 3rd annual FHS Poetry Slam featuring 25 brave creative  students, 5 fabulous judges, 2 magnificent math guys, 1 groovy guitarist, and great snacks from Communicare. The winner receives $100 and a place at Verselandia! (4/29)

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Free Tickets to Julia Alvarez

Julia_Alvarez“It’s like my whole world is coming undone, but when I write, my pencil is a needle and thread, and I’m stitching the scraps back together.” Julia Alvarez April 3, 20146:30-9:30 at the Schnizter Auditorium Open to All Students 45 students can attend. 1st come 1st served. Get Permission Slip from English/Social Studies/Spanish teacher/Library or Room 244. Turn in by 3/21/14 to Room 244. Transportation provided to and from FHS. Meet at the Turnaround by 6:15.
la2Award-winning Dominican writer Julia Alvarez work frequently deals with family dramas set in politically charged climates. She has published over nineteen books, including the best-selling novels How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In The Time of Butterflies, the memoir A Wedding in Haiti, poetry and books for children. Alvarez was born in New York, but lived in the Dominican Republic until she was 10, when her family fled the dictatorship of Trujillo and relocated permanently in America. http://www.juliaalvarez.com/books/booklist.php
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The Highest Law in the Land

soniaEVERYBODY READS! March 11 Evening Field Trip 6:30-9:30 at the Schnizter Auditorium Open to All Students -100 students can attend. 1st come 1st served. Get Permission Slip from Social Studies, Law or English teacher, the library or Ms. Childs. Turn in by 3/4/13 to Room 244. Transportation provided to and from FHS. Meet at the Turnaround by 6:00.

Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice, was the third woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. She grew up in the Bronx, from where she went to Princeton, and then onto Yale Law School. She worked at the New York District Attorney’s office, had a private practice, and was then appointed as a Supreme Court Justice. Pick up a copy at a branch of the Multnomah County library or Franklin Library.

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We’re Slammin’

FHS SLAM: REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 4! Speak your truth and win $100 as the winner of the 2014 FHS Slam on April 15, 6:00 in the library.  You could win a slot at Verselandia! Register ONLINE or Pick up registration form from English teacher, Library, or Room 244.  Or download  HERE. Do it now! Registration closes March 21. Slots are limited to first 30. Poem not due til April 8. See online calendar



February 25: Presale Tickets for Verselandia LIMITED Supply- see VerselandiaEvite!
March 4: Registration Meeting  Lunch Library
March 21: 1st Registration Deadline -1st 30 who come to  4/3 meeting have guaranteed slots
March 22: Professional Slammer leads Workshop (See Flier) @ Literary Arts 1-3
April 2:Mandatory Meeting 2:20-2:40/ Optional Writing Workshop 2:45-4 Library
April 4: Slam Performance Workshop (optional)  3:20-5  in Room 159
April 5: Professional Slammer leads Workshop (See Flier) @ LA 1-3. Noon Pizza/meet @ FHS.
April 8: Poem draft due
April 9:Mandatory Performance Clinic 2:20-4 Library
April 15: FHS Slam 6:00 Library**
April 29:   Verselandia! 7:00  Gerding Theatre

Coordinated by FHS Slam Committee and Sponsored by the FHS PTSA with support from Literary Arts. Contact Ms.Childs (244), Ms. Donald (Library), Ms. Garrett & Ms. (159), Ms. McGill (SUN), Ms. Vinger (260), Ms. Kirsch (255) Ms. Bartley (160),  with questions.

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Author Event: Chris Ware And Chip Kidd

Author Event: Chris Ware & Chip Kidd  See Photos of Event HERE and blog about FHS Kids and their great questions HERE

  • February 18th , 2014 > Graphic Novelist and Book Designer Q & A in library
  • 2pm-3pm
  • Get permission slip from room 244 or English teacher > Due Feb 15.

“I think the genre of comics sometimes overtakes the medium, and people assume that they are kind of frivolous. If you have a good, strong story teller, they can be as affecting as any character in literature. Period.” –Chip Kidd

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February iPad Update

Next check out: If you did not get your iPad in round I and have forms, $, test done> next check out is Feb 6 & 7 period 3 & 4. Come at start of period. We will send you back to class with a pass.

Stolen iPad Protocols: Go straight to a staff member. They will log you into find my iPad & take you to security. Childs, Beeber, Souza, Library staff will help you fill out police report and PPS theft report.

Have a Tech issue? Broken iPad? App Problems?: Fill out the online form and then drop off iPad to library circulation desk on Wednesday or Thurs of the week for next day service by Adam our IT Specialist.

App of the Week: Notability!- complete diagrams, take notes, use pictures and words to explain, create margin notes.

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iPad Survey and Digital Citizenship Test

WHAT ARE TEENS DOING ONLINE? Read this interview with several teens.
Test If you are  Freshman you  will be taking the test with your Math class. You must take the Digital Citizenship Test and the Survey HERE (even if you are not checking out an iPad). You must get at least 80% on test to “pass.”
Return iPad Forms and Fee: iPad Parent Permission and Student Pledge and $40 check can be turned in to  the VP office or to Ms. Childs in 244y.Make sure student full name and id # is on the check and it is stapled to the form (signed on both sides).  See our new Freshman First iPad Program Web Pages for more information. Contact sjchilds@pps.net or mbeeber@pps.net if you have questions.You will check out your iPad when one of your Academy classes is scheduled in the library in January.

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