Open Mic: November 6th 3:30 in Library: Everyone is invited! Students & Staff perform or share or read original work in a casual, welcome environment. Sign ups will start at 3:15 pm. Questions- email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wordstock Nov 11: Day long festival of authors, including our own author Ilse SV (grade 11) reading her work at 2:15 at OHS. This year includes a YA stage with a great line up. Teens get in free (bring ID). Reserve your festival pass HERE. $15 for in advance for adults.
Free Poetry Workshop at Wordstock Nov 11: Poetry for High School Students, taught by David Ciminello 3:30-4:45 p.m. in the Stevens Room, FREE| Register at literary-arts.org Brainstorm, write, collaborate, and share poetic prose and poetry. Participants will celebrate culture and community through poetic expression and innovation.
FAST StorySlam Info Meeting Nov 17 2:30 Find out about and submit an entry form for our Dec 7 StorySlam . In order to compete for money and a slot at PPS Story Slam #TruthbeTold you must submit registration and brief draft of story on theme Trouble, come to the workshops on Dec 4 and 6 (unless you have Forsythe for Int Act), then if selected for Slam come to practice on Dec 7 2:30 and Slam Dec 7 7pm.
Joe Biden Nov 30 evening FT: We have 30 tickets and a bus courtesy of Literary Arts. Permission slips will be available starting next week in the library and are due back Nov 14.
Collectively students read over 5000 pages Tuesday at our read in! (And consumed 2 gallons of juice, 4 gallons of hot chocolate, one bag of marshmallows, two shopping bags full of popcorn, 4 loaves of pumpkin bread, 2 pounds of nuts, 20 apples, and 40 donut holes. Phew!) Pictures and comments are HERE.
The first 45 students who turn in their permission slips will bring their snugglies, blankets, favorite stuffed animal, a favorite book, or check one out from the shelves of the library for an afternoon of nothing but reading on October 17th. Bagels, Fruit, Nuts, Snacks and Cocoa will be served. This will be low tech/no tech afternoon. Devices to be used during designated picture and posting time only. Click on pic for last year’s album.
12:05-12:15- check in with 3rd period class
12:15-12:30 check in to library and find a cozy corner to read
1:37-1:45 Post a picture break
2:55-3:05 help put the library back together
3:05-3:15 check in with 4th period teacher
Be a #RebelReader. Click on the link to find out how to resist tyranny and win prizes.
The times they are a changing! ! Half of the most frequently challenged books were actually banned in 2016, which is much higher than the usual rate of about 10% of titles being removed from the institution where they are challenged. Students are invited to celebrate the first amendment and check out a challenged book! We have a shelf of good ones in our library. Celebrate the Freedom to Read!
TEXTBOOK CHECKOUT will be the first week of school. Freshman: in CCE class; Sophomores in MWH; Juniors in English; Seniors in Gov’t /Econ. See HERE for exact schedule.
Students will check out all their books for all their classes at one time. They must have ID (or a picture of their ID barcode) and their schedule. They should have cleared their record of books and charges at registration. Having charges or books still out will delay textbook check out. If you have questions feel free to contact Sunny or Chris in the library.
Sign up HERE to help during Textbook Checkout 8/30-9/11 or if you wish to be a regular (weekly, bimonthly) volunteer sign up through PTA Volunteer Form or send Sunny an email.
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!