Win up to $1,000! All you have to do is write a letter to the author of a book, poem or play explaining how their work changed your view of the world. Deadline is December 9. View a flyer here, or see Mrs. Mason for more information.
The New York Times is hosting their 4th Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Challenge. This challenge invites students to create a short video that teaches a vocabulary term. Deadline is February 28. Interested? Click here for more information.
Bifurcate = vocabulary
Aahhh, it’s a new year with a promise for a new you. If you’re like me, you enter each year with plans to make changes in your life—maybe you want to lose weight or to spend more time with family and friends.
This year, I’m adding a new resolution to my bucket list. I’m going to challenge myself to read a wider variety of books this year and I challenge you to do the same!
High school seniors are eligible to apply for a $10,000 renewable scholarship -- up to $40,000 per student!
December is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only do students and staff members ask for reading recommendations for the upcoming holiday break, they request help to find the perfect book for a child, friend or family member. With the thousands of books published each year, selecting the right book for someone could seem like a daunting task. However, it is easier than you may think.
There are plenty of book lists available to narrow down your choices. As there are a variety of readers and/or age groups, I chose four book lists to share. These lists offered different ways to organize book recommendations and should meet the needs of everyone.
Are you an aspiring writer? If so, challenge yourself by participating in the National Novel Writing Month's program. NaNoWriMo values "enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel." Starting November 1, participants have one month to write a 50,000 word novel.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. This competition includes recognition at the national level and at the local level. Deadline: November 7, 2016. Find out more at Aspirations in Computing.