My Writer’s Workshop and Writing Connections students are in the process of creating their own zines on topics they have chosen; students selected topic that they are experts on and want to share their passion for through their own hand-crafted zine. Zines are ” self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images” and can be created in many different formats. We are crafting zines as our entry point into informational writing and will share our publications with our fellow students through the CA Media Center.
Like many teachers, I’ve been a big fan of Georgia Heard and her work for years. Earlier this fall, I purchased her new book, Heart Maps: Create and Craft Authentic Writing; I also joined the Facebook group for the book where other educators are posting their students’ heart maps. It was in this Facebook group that I found an inspirational mentor text for our my students from a mother who was using the tool with her son:
Last week, two of our students truly showed through the values of the War Eagle Way through their actions. Students Lupita Colin and Emily Ortiz, who are in Ms. Rountree’s “Shear Genius” SOAR, donated their hair to the Children with Hair Loss organization. What is this organization?
Children with Hair Loss (CWHL) opened in September 2000. After researching, we didn’t find any other organizations that were giving human hair replacements to children at no cost. CWHL’s mission and goals were to never charge a family at a time when they need the most help. After years of intense fund raising, CWHL was able to purchase their first building in 2005. The headquarters resides in South Rockwood, Michigan in an old renovated fire station. Originally, CWHL’s focus was on children fighting cancer, until we found out that there were a lot of other reasons why children lost hair including Alopecia, burns, Trichotillomania and other rare diseases and disorders. To this day, Children With Hair Loss has never charged a child. Currently, we provide a customized human hair replacement and care kit to over 300 children a year.
Chestatee High will host their RACE Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6:00 in the RACE room for interested 8th graders.
Title I Parent Workshop: Earning Academic Credits
Chestatee Academy will be hosting our Title I Parent Workshop on Monday November, 7th in the Media Center. Session I will take place from 10:00-11:00 am. Session II will be from 6:00-7:00 pm. We hope to see you!
We are so encouraged by the response to our “Making Hall County the Most Constitutionally Literate Community in the Nation” challenge we issued on November 1st. Hundreds have pledged support at hallco.org/constitution/constitutionally-literate-community , thousands have logged on to our website (Chrome and Firefox provide the best experience), and individuals from several nations have viewed our 90 minute Foundations of Our Nation course.