Creative Writing Classes - if you were absent here are the assignments we completed in class and have for homework. Please complete. Late papers will not be eligible for the scholarship. The in class assignment information is below and the homework in attached as a PDF.
In class assignment:
Dear School Administration, Faculty, & Staff:
September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts by the nonprofit 9/11 Day with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
In honor of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance the Polk County School Board Teaching and Learning Services, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP Polk), and Americorps Polk Reads have joined together in partnership to teach our students the importance of this day of remembrance by engaging them in a letter writing service project. On September 11th, we suggest students view a short video presentation on the importance of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. A suggested video can be found at http://www.teachertube.com/video/sept-11th-remembrance-134665 (this video was created for the 8th anniversary, so teachers would need to remind students that this year marks the 15th anniversary). Please allow about 5 minutes in your schedule so that every student has the opportunity to watch this presentation. After watching the presentation, students are invited to write a letter of appreciation to local first responders (firefighters, law enforcement, EMS) thanking them for their service to our community. These letters will be collected and distributed to first responders throughout the Polk County area.
Here are a few things to consider when writing your letters:
* Please use 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper to write letter. * Include school address. Some recipients may write back. * No student’s personal phone numbers or other contact information should be on the letters. * Do not use glitter, confetti, or anything that is not securely attached to the letter or card. * Only include positive messages. Any negative messages will be discarded. * Be creative! Draw pictures, talk about you, and let them know their service does not go unnoticed. * Do not put letters or cards in individual envelopes * Please bundle the letters in stacks of no more than 50 with a paperclip. * Please forward letters via intercounty mail to the Americorps Polk Reads office by Sept. 16, 2016.
Send all letters via courier to: Steve Chapman Americorps Polk Reads Polk Education Foundation Route E
This project is a perfect opportunity to promote positive community engagement with a real world writing task. Thank you for your participation in this project.
Hi! I am Mrs. Holt. I teach 9th grade English at George Jenkins High School! I am certified in English 6-12 and Social Science 6-12. Before I became a teacher I worked in college admissions and served in the United States Coast Guard. I believe that every student has the opportunity to accomplish great things in school and in life. I hold the USCG core values: Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty!
Extra Help I am here to assist students after school. I stay late on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This means I am here to help my student succeed!