Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. I am excited to have you in one of my classes.
The best way to contact me is through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be transitioning to Schoology soon. This new web platform will have electronic copies of all course information for the 2017-2018 school year.
A syllabus detailing course expectations and necessary supplies will be available on the first day of school. The most important item you will need is a spiral notebook especially for REACH or Visual Communications.
Students who qualify for the REACH program are assigned to one of our classes for the academically talented called REACH (Reading Enrichment and Arts Cohort for High-Achievers). Goals of the program reflect the use of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In the first quarter, students analyze high school-level text and learn the research process. In the second quarter, students work together to bring what they have learned to life through a theatrical production. Students learn to write scripts, build sets, direct audio and lighting, as well as act on the stage. In the last weeks of the semester, they put on a completely student-made production for the school and local community. The REACH instructor and counselor work together to identify students who qualify based on scores and teacher recommendation.
REACH combines English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Theater, Speech, Debate, and Technology. Being a part of this class means having the opportunity to explore history and literature at a much deeper level. But REACH isn’t just about learning in a traditional classroom environment. It is about being able to explore the world through hands-on learning experiences. REACH is a class that is student-driven. Students are responsible for taking their learning to the next level through research projects, speeches, debates, and theatrical productions.
About Visual Communications:
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