Monday, February 27, 2017

National History Day

The 10th graders created some incredible "Taking a Stand" projects, this year's National History Day theme. Students worked individually or in groups to select a topic and conduct extensive research to connect the topic to the theme. Students then chose a medium to express their learning: exhibit, documentary, website, or performance. Despite delays from snow, the school judging and exhibition occurred before February break. Winners will be moving onto the regional competition on March 4th!


Congratulations to:
Individual Performances:
O. Blackmer: Bread and Roses Strike

Group Performances:
I. Dirks, S. Fallon, and G. Ward: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners
A. Friedman and E. Patz: AIM Alcatraz
A. Garrido and M. Osman: Loving v. Virginia, 1967

Individual Documentaries:
C. Steinberg: Cesar Chavez

Group Documentaries:
R. Horrigan and B. Shapiro: William Stokoe
L. O'Donnell and J. Schwartz: Larry Kramer
E. Friedman and L. Miller: Angela Davis

Individual Exhibits:
W. Vallatini: Eradication of Smallpox
Z. Taub: National Park Service

Group Exhibits:
A. Hwang, J. Rudolph, and J. Shia: Julia Butterfly Hill
T. Barrett and N. Mutter: Dorothea Dix
A. Blake, A. Mahoney, and K. Shannon: Louis Braille
A. Lin and K. Zhu: Congress and Radical Reconstruction
R. Goodale, N. Schwartz, and J. Woodnorth: Stephen Biko

Individual Website:
E. Payne: Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
E. Lee: The Sullivan Principles
C. Nwodo: Diane Nash

Group Website:
N. Malouf, T. Osborne, and R. Weitzel: Che
K. Guttilla and N. Yee: Rachel Carson
E. Erickson, I. Lai, and I. Li: Ida B. Wells

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Feeling the Love

With Valentine's right around the corner, it's important to reflect on what love really looks like. This month's featured student club is "Take Back the Night". Their goal is to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault by shattering the silence to stop the violence. Keep an eye out for their annual fundraiser event.