Monday, May 19, 2014

High School 101

High School 101 is wrapping up with bang; no whimpering allowed.

Last week we were joined by Craig Levin, SK parent and longtime math teacher and Forum leader at Community High. Craig took questions and offered plenty of advice from years of ushering ninth graders into the world of high school living. Above all he enjoined the kids to deal with the new social setting by remaining true to their own natures rather than trying to identify what it takes to fit in.

This week we will have four guests from three institutions.

On Monday, Fan Wu will be here to talk about Pioneer High, where she continues to teach Mandarin. Fan also teaches at Huron High; the contrast should be illuminating. On Wednesday, two representatives from the Neutral Zone will be here to talk about programs for high school students: Mary Thiefels, the visual arts coordinator, and Jamall Bufford, the music coordinator. Last, George Albercook and his son Zander will be in on Thursday at lunch to talk about Washtenaw International High School, aka WiHi.

The following week we're on our spring trip; our last HS 101 session will engage practicalities, including map-reading and combination locks.

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