Welcome back, students – officially!
Orientation day kicked off the week on Monday. In the library we had the 6th graders who were learning how to access their Cavalier accounts and later the 9th graders who learned some do’s and dont’s from Student Council and information about their upcoming trip.
The school year was officially off and running on Tuesday and by midmorning we already had a class visit – Mr. Hagmann’s book elective! Middle School students were in to choose books to read and later review.
On Thursday Mr. Hagmann was back, this time with his 8th grade independent reading class. Students learned how to use their independent reading sites where they’ll review the books they’ve read and comment on their classmates’ reviews.
On Friday Dr. Fisher’s 10th graders were in to begin thinking about topics for their Sophomore Project. This year students are concentrating on local Sacramento area topics. Dr. Fisher had some good advice for students: find subjects you’re passionate about.
Outside the Matthews Library is a tree in honor of Lauren LaMay’s memory. Students, faculty, and anyone touched by Ms. LaMay are invited to write a memory on a leaf where it will be hung up or to place private memories in the knot where they will later be given to Ms. LaMay’s family. Here’s the tree’s progress so far.