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Dear Students,
After this week's reading, reflect on what you've read by responding to one of the prompts created by Ms. Loughlin. Write at least one paragraph. 

As I was reading, I thought of something that happened to me... 

                                or
As I was reading, I thought of a person I once knew....

                                
or
As I was reading, I wondered...

Don't forget to include the title of the book and your first name, plus last initial.
Posted by Carol Jackson  On Jan 30, 2013 at 2:32 PM 40 Comments
  
Welcome back Dons!  The Career Information Center is here to help you with any of your future plans during and after high school. Please take advantage of our Bridges website.  All Dons have an account with Bridges. Research careers, colleges/universities, and scholarships.  www.bridges.com Portfolio name:  amaisd followed by your ID# Password:  birthdate    yyyymodt SENIORS ACT/SAT tests should be taken this semester (go to www.bridges.com for preparation and practice test; click testgear).  Perferrably the first semester.  Most scholarships will want these scores.  All 4-yr. institutions require an ACT and/or SAT score. Athletes planning to be scouted by colleges/universities should apply with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Be sure to send you ACT/SAT scores to the Clearinghouse organization (9999). Apply for admissions to colleges/universities.  By this time you should have narrowed your choice of institution to 3.  Be sure to check the deadline date for admissions of your chosen institution. Apply for scholarships. Apply for as many scholarships as possible (see the CIC webpage for more information and websites). Apply for financial aid.  This process will begin in January. JUNIORS Prepare for the PSAT (go to www.bridges.com for practice test; click testgear) Start researching scholarships Research colleges/universities Research careers. Take the ACT/SAT in June.  SOPHOMORES & FRESHMEN You are not forgotten.  Stay focused.  Research.  Enter some of the online writing contests (poetry, music, short stories.....) Check the CIC webpage for more information; click contests/competitions.  These contests/competitions can lead to money for your futures.  Become a published author while in high school I hope to see you all in the Career Information Center.  If you can't drop by, just BLOG!
Posted by Denise Rayford  On Aug 16, 2012 at 10:41 AM 1 Comment
  
Go to the College/Career Center webpage. Check out the upcoming deadlines for October. Win cash to help pay for your college education Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway  $2,500
Posted by Denise Rayford  On Oct 14, 2011 at 12:51 PM
  
Before you post anything, read the Amarillo Independent School District's Acceptable Use Policy for use of the Internet, pages 8-9 of the attached document: http://www.amaisd.org/handbooks/engsigSec.pdf 

Your post will NOT appear immediately. All posts will be approved by Mrs. Winn before they appear on this public site. There may be a delay of 1-2 school days between the time that you post your response and you are able to view it in this blog.
Posted by Carol Winn  On Aug 12, 2011 at 8:35 PM
  
You will post TWO comments in this forum.

1. Who is your favorite character in this book? Why? Include text evidence (with page #) to explain your choice.  Please post your comment here. The title of your post should be the character's name and your first name with your last initial (Example: Merlinnus by Carol W.).

2. When you post your comment (agree, disagree, question) about other students' character posts, your title should be Reply to ________ by first name and last initial (Example: Reply to John S. by Carol W.).
Posted by Carol Winn  On May 16, 2011 at 1:10 AM 101 Comments
  
You will post TWO comments in this forum. Remember - DO NOT give away the ending in your comments!!!

1. Please post at least one question you have about the book here. Your title should by Question by your first name and last initial as your Post Title (Example: Question by Carol W.).

2. You must comment on at least one other student's questions. If you know the answer, provide text evidence to support your response. If you are unsure or have a similar question, you may discuss possible answers with your classmates. Your title should be Answer to _____ by first name and last initial (Example: Answer to John S. by Carol W.).
Posted by Carol Winn  On May 16, 2011 at 1:09 AM 92 Comments
  
When asked, please answer the following questions: 1. Did I meet my goals for work today? 2. What problems did I encounter today? 3. How did I solve these problems? 4. How would I rate my work on a scale of 1-10 and why? 5.Questions/comments about work? 6. Where will you start the next time you begin working?
Posted by Shanna Peeples  On Apr 11, 2011 at 6:08 PM
  
Share your book title and your author's name.

Then tell me something about your book.

Today, when I was reading, I noticed ________________________ . I think it means _____________ because _______________.
Posted by Elaine Loughlin  On Feb 03, 2011 at 2:59 PM 7 Comments
  
Who controls the messages that fly all around us everyday? On the internet, television, blogs, videos, movies, songs, newspaper--What does the author or filmaker or songwriter really want you to understand or do or think? As you read each week from the sources provided on the syllabus, comment to your friends in cyberspace. Post to this blog and respond to a fellow blogger each week for a "bonus" point award (30).
Posted by Elaine Loughlin  On Oct 21, 2010 at 2:42 PM
  
Which character seems most like a real person to you? Why?

Be sure to answer in complete sentences, using text evidence.
Posted by Carol Winn  On Jan 18, 2010 at 3:44 PM 1 Comment
  
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