I hope all of you had a wonderful Fall Break and you were able to recharge your batteries for the start of the 2nd quarter. As you know, we’ll be working on a second news/feature story and hopefully you were able to talk about this with your partner while you were out so that you have an idea of what you both will want to do. Some of you traveled on your vacation while others stayed home and did other things. Over the last 5 days, 6 of your classmates have been working very hard on an extra project, the STN Challenge. I want to commend Lindsey, Brooke, Kelli, Brandon, Ben, and Micah for giving up the last 5 days of their vacation to be a part of this contest. They were up late every night and in fact we all didn’t go to sleep until well after 1 am this morning to finish, but we have two very solid stories to show for it. The boys did a story on the Friendship House in Kapaa and the girls did a story on an amazing family in Kekaha who were foster parents that adopted 10 children! The days and nights were long, the work was hard and exhausting, but these 6 students really stepped up and did an amazing job. I am very proud of their work and as soon as I submit it, I’ll be posting it online for all of you to see.
In class you might have seen me with those college pennants, taking pictures of them while spread out on a table. I’m collecting them from former students of mine who have attended college. My goal is to put them up on the wall of the library to create a “Wall of Fame” to remind all of you that if you work hard, you can succeed. Going to college is something that you all will need to start thinking of soon, even if you’re just a 6th grader starting middle school. All of those pennants that you will soon see will represent a student much like yourself, that came through my program or classroom, and worked hard to get a college education. Someday when it’s your turn, I hope that you will also send me a pennant to add to the “Wall of Fame”.
For this week’s blog, since it’s a short week, you only need to do one blog post and here is your topic. I’d like you all to take a moment right now to think about your future and what you’d like to pursue once you graduate from high school. What kind of job do you want to have? What kind of school do you want to go to? Are you thinking of joining the military? I know it’s early but tell me what you are interested in doing once you graduate from high school. I look forward to reading your responses!
I currently teach Advanced Media Production, Beginning Media Production, the Yearbook Class, two Intro to Computing - iPad Classes, and I am also the school's technology coordinator. You can say I wear many hats here at CKMS!