Wednesday, June 16, 2021
- Its Wellness WednesdayToday's tip: Fight back against procrastinationDo you ever find yourself putting off getting started on homework, projects or an important task? In those moments, can you find ANYTHING else to do (even clean your room?)Well, you are in good company! Researchers at DePaul University found that more than 80% of us procrastinate some of the time. And, its not always easy to find your way back to the task, is it? It's also not a matter of time management or laziness!The trick, of course, is to find what works for YOU, to get unstuck.Here are some ideas:1. Talk about it! Being able to share your concerns with people you trust can help keep you accountable.2. Reflect on your past patterns and find 1 thing to do differently: If you are someone who historically waits till the last day to open the assignment and get started.. make a small change by opening it up 2 or 3 days before its due.3. Be Kind to yourself: Procrastination is not a character flaw. Its a way we navigate things that may be hard or cognitively taxing for example. Recognizing negative self talk and changing it with something kind (like what you would say to a friend) can help4. Get some help getting started: If you are writing a paper, for example, ask for help with prompts, an outline or talk out your thesis, for example.5. Reward yourself: Yep, tried and true strategy here.. Plan a get together with friends or something that will help you celebrate victory!6. Jump RIGHT in! Motivation follows Action, or so the saying goes.Need more ideas? Reach out to teachers, counselors or other trusted adults. We are here to help!
- We have three new one-time Alternative Learning Program elective course offerings (Unlike our Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish courses, they will not satisfy world language requirements for colleges).The ALP courses are:
The History of Rock’N’Roll-ALP
Teacher: Frank Vaissiere
This course will study the history of Rock’N’Roll and the social changes it did bring about in the past 70 years. Students will examine the early musical styles that led to the creation of Rock’N’Roll of the 1950s, the British Invasion of the 1960s, Heavy Metal, Punk Rock, New Wave, Goth Rock, Grunge, and other styles of the twenty-first century. The course will have an emphasis on societal, political, cultural, and sartorial contexts and on the music itself. Students will develop active listening skills and the ability to discuss Rock music through readings assignments, group discussions, oral presentations, writings essays, and tests.
Teacher: Frank Vaissiere
This course meets the needs of high school students, 9-12, beginning the study of Italian. Emphasis is on developing oral proficiency and listening comprehension. Reading and writing skills will be addressed in introductory activities to reinforce oral and listening skills. Cultural aspects of the language will be introduced on an ongoing basis. Homework is to be expected daily.
Teacher: Oumy Cisse
Wolof is one of the local languages spoken in Senegal. It is also spoken in The Gambia and in Mauritania. During this ALP class, you will be introduced to the basic day-to-day conversations in Wolof. You will also learn about Senegal and its rich history and culture through music, dance, literature, local art etc...
If you would like to sign up for one of these ALP courses please fill out this form
Seeking 2 HS student interns to work on a summer mural project being painted for the front of Fort River school. Responsibilities include attending regular painting sessions, working with younger students to paint, organizing materials and mixing colors, and communicating with families. Ideal candidates will be reliable, have strong interest or experience in visual art, effective communication skills, experience working with younger students. Spanish bilingual preferred but not required. $500 stipend. Exact schedule to be determined. Interested students may apply by contacting Katie Richardson, email@example.com.
Our names are Delia, Ava, Isabel, and Ryder. We are juniors and for our history class we are volunteering for a refugee organization in the area called JFS, Jewish Family Services. We are going to buy hygiene products for a free tag sale that the organization is holding for their clients. During school we will be selling candy to raise money for the refugees. If you don’t want candy, you can make a donation either in the form of money so we can buy the products, or the products themselves. Appropriate donations include toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, pads, tampons, etc. We would really appreciate any donation you can, even a dollar helps! You can give cash or products to Isabel Polak, Ava Polak, or Delia Clotfelter, or place donated products in the labeled box near the main office. You can also venmo Delia at Delia-Clotfelter. Please write refugee donation as the subject! Thank you so much for supporting the refugees in our community!
The Amherst Hurricane Boosters needs your help this summer.
We’re looking for volunteers who would like to assist with some important projects that are going to make all Amherst Regional sports teams even better.
Whatever time you can donate — even if it’s just a couple of hours this entire summer you could help us with...
- A new Hurricane Alley Trophy Case so we can display our teams’ championship seasons and other awards with pride.
- A September golf tournament and more events that are going to raise thousands for college scholarships and much needed equipment.
- A new web page and could use your help writing content, taking photos, and posting to social media.
If you’re interested, please complete this quick form!
Are you interested in joining the girls soccer team next fall? Come meet the new coach in the high school gymnasium on June 17th at 3pm. We hope to see you there!
Are you interested in joining the football team next fall? Come meet the new coach in the high school gymnasium on June 18th at 3:30 pm. We hope to see you there!
- Please check out the June issue of The Graphic, complete with 17 great new stories by senior writers from the LGBTQ Literature/Journalism combo lit class.Stories include: examining comfort dog Winston’s role at school, teacher retirees, the return to in-person school, pandemic jobs, the musical, gap years, body art, nature outings during COVID, and much much more! Happy reading!