"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
FIELD TRIP REMINDERS
Please meet in the Salem cafeteria at 8:30. We will load buses shortly after. The play will last a couple of hours, after which we will have lunch on EMU's campus. We will return to PCEP around 1:30, in time for students to catch buses home. Please note the following:
* All school rules apply at the theatre regarding dress code and behavior.
* Please use the restroom before the show because there will not be a long enough intermission to use the bathroom in the middle of the show.
* No eating, gum, or drinking in the theatre.
* UPDATE ON CELL PHONE RULES: Cell phones, cameras, and other electronics are not allowed in the theatre. If you have your cell phone on you, it must be completely powered down and invisible. If we see your phone, we will confiscate it and write you up. Please don't test us on that! The theatre takes this rule very seriously!
Please arrive at the Salem cafeteria no later than 8:45. Check in right away with Mrs. Lang. You will be assigned to the same bus as your child.
REMINDER FOR STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING THE FIELD TRIP
Please go to Mrs. Lang's room for class (room 2302 in the secret hallway). You will have the hour to work on anything you wish as long as you are quiet.
ILIAD STUDY GUIDES FOR LANG 5th HOUR AND BATES 6th HOUR
As you know by now, we got the 5th edition and 7th edition study guides mixed up. We are sorry! Lang 5th hour, please return your study guides to Mrs. Lang and get the correct 7th edition study guide after the field trip on Wednesday. Bates 6th hour's copies should also be ready by then. In the meantime, if you want to get started, you can print just the Iliad Book I questions to complete while you are reading.
MAKE-UP TEST MONDAY, RIGHT AFTER SCHOOL, IN MRS. LANG'S ROOM
Don't forget the make-up test is tomorrow right after school! Please make every effort to be there if you need to take the make-up test. It will be in Mrs. Lang's classroom.
MAJOR CHANGES FOR ESSAY DUE DATES
Big calendar change! We are asking all students to re-write their outlines and turn them back in on Monday, 10/24. When you turn in your outline, please attach your old outline and thesis sentences behind it.
The next essay deadline will be Friday, 10/28. On that day, we are asking to see one body paragraph from your essay, complete and in MLA format. The original instructions and calendar said to also include an introduction and conclusion paragraph with the body paragraph, but we have decided we would like to only receive an A+ body paragraph from you on that day.
WARNING! UPCOMING READINGS WILL TAKE SOME TIME
Warning! Please look at the calendar. The study guides for the most challenging readings of the year -- Books I, VI, IX, XXII, and XXIV from the Iliad -- are due in quick succession over the next few weeks. Students usually take a bit longer to read Book I because it takes a while to get used to reading Homer.
In addition, your final essay and logs will be due in the next few weeks. Please take a look at the calendar and make sure you budget your time wisely so your work for this class does not pile up. We have tried to spread the due dates out as much as possible, but this is actually the busiest month of the school year for this course. After Thanksgiving, we are on a more even keel the whole rest of the year.
BATES DATA ENTRY
For students who are waiting for data entry for work returned Thursday, please be patient. Mrs. Bates is writing recommendation letters for seniors this weekend. Thank you.
FREE ART AND LECTURE LOG OPPORTUNITIES IN ANN ARBOR SUNDAY1) See Catie Newell's photography exhibit and other great art at the UMMA before her exhibit ends on November 6. Double-check the UMMA's opening hours and be sure to spend two hours at the museum to count this as a log.
2) See Catie Newell speak about her work.
Sunday, October 23, 3–4:30 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium
This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
Detroit-based architect and artist, Catie Newell, and newly arrived
UMMA Assistant Curator of Photography, Jennifer Friess, will discuss the
themes of the exhibition, including Newell’s impulse to create new
architectural space out of the unseen and her interest in the sensory
qualities (light, darkness, texture, density, malleability) of our built
Catie Newell, Assistant Professor of
Architecture at the University of Michigan Taubman College of
Architecture and Urban Planning, is a recent recipient of the Rome Prize
in architecture. Her Overnight exhibition will
run at UMMA in the Irving Stenn, Jr., Family Gallery from June 11 to
Jennifer Friess is UMMA’s Assistant Curator of Photography. She is a PhD
candidate in History of Art at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She
has broad knowledge of the history of photography and art-making
practices. She previously worked at the George Eastman House,
International Museum of Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Cleveland and most recently at the Spencer Museum at the University of
Lead support for the exhibition Catie Newell: Overnight is provided by
the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment. Additional generous support
is provided by the University of Michigan Taubman College of
Architecture and Urban Planning