Congratulations to our FHS poets : Lily Lamadrid, grade 12 was Verselandia Champion ( and won a MacBook Pro and a day at Wieden and Kennedy)! Seth Estrada slammed his way into the final round! 50 FHS staff and students cheered them on. 1500 filled the Schnitz! Verselandia Pics are here! Verselandia Video below!
The calendar for textbook and library check-in and clearance is HERE. All students receive paper copies of their library notices in class mid May. Students are scheduled during CCE for 9th grade, MWH for 10th grade, Jr English for 11th grade, and Gov’t/Econ for 12th grade to 1) return ALL materials for ALL classes not needed for finals, 2) pay charges, 3) clear their records Students will need to pay with cash or check SEPARATE from the fees being paid to the bookkeeper. Please clear record during scheduled time as we will be busy with other classes later.
You can access your library/textbook record by logging into our library catalog online (click on Catalog on the right side of the FHS Toolbox ) or on the very easy to use APP . If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call the Library.
Google Takeout Transfer
As the end of the school year approaches, graduating seniors, retiring staff and others moving out of the district may want to move their apps4pps Google content to a personal account. Follow the directions here for transferring your stuff
If you want to taste a bit of the FHS Slam 2017 but don’t have time to watch the full video here are a few clips from the night:
1st Place – Lily Lamadrid 12th grade
2nd Place- Seth Estrada 11th grade
3rd Place/Alternate-Nathan Wilk 10th grade
Watch FHS Slam 2017 NOW! More Pics HERE. Join us at Tickets on sale NOW. $10 for General Admission.
The audience was the big winner at the 2017 FHS Poetry Slam. 285 of us crowded into the FHS Library to watch 27 poets battle it out. Fast cars and fast words. Catcalls and Conway Callouts. Broken brains and broken dreams. Religion and Riddles. Stay tuned for the video. Thanks to my other Slam Committee members –Pam Garrett, Dana Vinger, Amber McGill, Mercedes Munoz, Elizabeth Kirsch, Desmond Spann, Michael Corenthal, Deb Dombrowksi for their help. Additional thanks to Rebecca Coulterpark, Marjie Chambers, Scarlet Graham, Vida Grider, Hilda Escalara-Gonzales, SUN School, Poetic Justice, Steve O’Neill and his Culinary Arts students, Josh Forsythe and his super crew, MC’s Santi and Skylar, musician Nika Ko, Math Guys–Trevor Butenhoff and Kieran Andrews, and our custodial staff, and especially the FHS PTSA funders.
Our big big thanks go to judges Chris Frazier, Meysha Harville, Claudia Savage, Susie Silva Strommer, and Mike Waller, as well as all the teachers & parents that inspired, encouraged, and taught these students to use their words.
Get 1 of 50 free tickets & transportation to hear Dr.Siddhartha Mukherjee –Tues, April 11 6:20pm -9:30pm. Permission slips in library and HERE– due March 24. Dr. Mukherjee is among the most famous cancer researchers in the world and author of The Emperor of All Maladies, which became a bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. It was also turned into a documentary series . Dr. Mukherjee is most recently the author of The Gene: An Intimate History, which Anthony Doerr calls “prodigious, sweeping, and ultimately transcendent. If you’re interested in what it means to be human today and in the tomorrows to come, you must read this book.” Books can be checked out from library and more resources HERE. FHS is indebted to Literary Arts for providing this opportunity.
FHS SLAM: REGISTRATION CLOSED! Win $100 and a slot at Verselandia! Download HERE. Do it now! Registration closes March 20. Slots are limited to first 25. See online calendar and Watch FHS Slam 2016 or Verselandia 2016and get pumped to play with poetry! Once you do register- sign up for the FHS Slam Remindto get info and reminders.
All PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER- LIMITED SLOTS
COMPETE FOR AND WIN CASH PRIZES-$100 1ST, $75 2ND, $50 3RD
MOVE ON UP TO GRAND SLAM: VERSELANDIA APRIL 27, 2016
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March 2: Registration Meeting Lunch Library
March 22 Slam Workshop Library Tutorial w/ Mercedes Munoz
March 24: Registration Deadline — guarantee your slot by signing up early
April 1: Literary Arts Slam Workshop 1-3 w/ Turiya Autry at Lit Arts 925 SW Washington
April 4 :Mandatory Meeting Lunch/ Optional Writing Workshop 3:15-5 B30 w/ Garrett
April 6: Slam Performance Clinic w/ Desmond Spann & Michael Corenthal 3:15-4:15
April 6: Poem drafts due- NEED 2
April 8: Literary Arts Slam Workshop 1-3 w/ Turiya Autry at Lit Arts 925 SW Washington
April 12 :Mandatory Run Through 3:15 Library
April 13: FHS Slam 6:00 Library**
April 27: Verselandia! 7:00 SchnitzerTheater