Category Archive: English

Dec 07

Magnet Sophomore Jaden Kim Honored by Local VFW Post

Magnet sophomore Jaden Kim debated the effort to reward ratio when he considered the extra credit writing assignment Mr. Greene offered in early November via the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) essay contest.  In the end, Mr. Kim decided it was worth it. Little did he know when he submitted his essay that (besides …

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Sep 20

Final Ashland Update

Good Afternoon, Ashland Crew! We are less than two days away from our departure for Ashland.  Please review the important reminders below to make sure you know where to be, when to be there, and what to bring and expect for our trip. For the complete itinerary, load this document: Ashland Final Itinerary 17.18 Important …

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Feb 02

College Admissions and the “GPA Game”

Sophomore Magnet English students had a wonderful visit today from our esteemed Magnet counselor Mrs. Liebe. She walked us through an activity called “The GPA Game”, where students assume an identity and move up and down the ladder of admissions based on their fictional profile’s characteristics: GPA, extracurricular involvement, family connections, work history, etc. It …

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Jan 31

MST Junior Alaya Mays wins CHS POL!

Performing in front of a packed house in room 116, Magnet junior Alaya Mays wowed the judges with her soulful interpretation of More Lies, by Karin Gottshall, winning the 2017 CHS Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition. In order to advance to the school competition, she and the other students first had to qualify in their respective English …

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Jan 26

MST 9 Multigenre Projects for The Alchemist

“Creativity and Complexity” sums up our work on The Alchemist Multigenre Projects. Students worked in groups to collaborate and create written and visual pieces to show their depth of understanding about the novel. They created these genres around themes like: following a personal legend, the unity of nature, and the danger of fear. Nice work, …

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Sep 26

Watershed Reflections Art & Expressions Contest

Start planning now to participate in Earth Day 2017 by submitting an entry into the student environmental art and expression contest. Download the flyer here: Contest Info SUBMISSION CATEGORIES (One entry per person): Traditional Media: Drawings, paintings, or mixed media artwork. Entries will be judged based on interpretation of theme, creativity, and presentation. Photography: Unaltered photographs taken …

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Mar 08

Lord of the Flies Symbol Art

Students in Mr. G’s Pre-AP MST/Magnet English 10 class recently completed their reading of Lord of the Flies. One of the main learning targets for our reading of this was for students to be able to define universal and constructed symbols and explain how the author used these to develop a central theme in the text. As part …

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Jan 21

And the POL winner is …

Magnet sophomore Alaya Mays advanced from our classroom Poetry Out Loud competition, a national poetry recitation contest CHS participates in, to the school wide competition that was held on 01/21/16 at CHS. Alaya competed against approximately 40 other class winners from various CHS English classes, grades 9-12. Guess what? She took home top honors!  Congratulations to …

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Dec 11

VFW Honors Magnet Sophomore

Magnet sophomore Duy Vuong rose to the challenge (like he always does) when presented with the extra credit opportunity Mr. Greene offered in early November via the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) audio/essay contest.  In this national competition about “40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2 million in educational …

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Sep 04

Ashland Itinerary Finalized

Ashland Shakespeare Field Trip What: Field trip to see productions of Guys and Dolls and Much Ado about Nothing, participate in a “prologue” workshop for Much Ado and another workshop the following morning covering the plays we see. Where:  Ashland, Oregon, site of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  We have booked the entire Ashland Commons youth …

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