Saturday, October 13, 2007

Rush to Read "Kicks Off"

Highland students will again have the opportunity to participate in the Rush to Read program.
I am a big fan of getting something FREE for doing what I like to do anyway, read!

Students, here is what you have to do to participate:
  • Read four books and write a summary/review for each of the books
  • Turn in your reviews in the Learning Center by the end of January
  • Receive a voucher for two free tickets to a Rush home game!
Questions? See Ms. Wyatt or check out the informational poster in the Learning Center.

Image Citation
"Arena Football at Kansas City." Wikimedia Commons. 27 April 2007. Wikimedia. 13 Oct. 2007

Welcome Mrs. Heaser!

For the next two months, Cherie Heaser will be working and learning in the Highland Learning Center as a student teacher. She's a student at the University of Illinois. We are fortunate to be the final stop of Mrs. Heaser's student teaching placements. She's already had experience at the high school level and in a K-8 building. This is the first time we've had a student teacher in the Highland Learning Center. It is sure to be a great adventure!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Next Book Club Meetings Announced

The Lunch Bunch Book Clubs kicked off successfully in September. We have three book clubs at Highland, one for each grade level. At the end of the first meetings we selected our books for the next meeting.

Here is the information about our next meetings:
  • 6th grade will be reading Wild Man Island by Will Hobbs. Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 1 during 5th period.
  • 7th grade will be reading Silent to the Bone by E. L. Konigsburg. Our next meeting will be Friday, October 26 during 4th period.
  • 8th grade will be reading Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 31 during 6th period.
Any interested Highland students are invited to participate. See Ms. Wyatt to sign up and get a copy of the book.