October 31, 2014 by messerlyk · No Comments · Alt. Ed.
Check out this soon-to-be-named-first-place-winning video. It’s our entry into the National Alternative Education Association’s annual video contest. Theme: All Aboard Alternative Education. Enjoy!
September 26, 2014 by messerlyk · No Comments · Reading, Service Learning
Each of you did an incredible job! Did you enjoy it? Leave a comment about what this experience meant to you, how it made you feel, or what you learned by participating.
September 21, 2014 by messerlyk · No Comments · Service Learning
September 14, 2014 by messerlyk · No Comments · Reading
Dystopian fiction creates a world that is the opposite of a utopia: it’s an utterly horrible society that is generally headed to an irreversible oblivion. It usually tells of a futuristic society with tons of social control — something students at our school can relate to (not funny?). The genre is having a bit of a moment lately (check out the movie selections!) and there are many titles that have been flying off the shelves of our library lately. The Matched Trilogy is one of my favorites:
Other titles/series students have been reading include Divergent, The Hunger Games, Legend, Delirium, The Giver, The Maze Runner, and The Selection. Check out this list for others you might enjoy. Try one today — you’ll be hooked!