Monday, June 1 – Week of 6/1-5

Good Morning Bengals!

We are into our final week!!  Next week is finals and you have made it!  This weekend is graduation.  I encourage you to support your seniors by watching the live stream of graduation.

This is your essential week.  Time management is VITAL.  If you wait until Friday, you will not be successful.  However, if you are overwhelmed, communicate with your teachers!  We are here for you!

Mr. Thennis has directed teachers to hold any close-out meetings during the normal scheduled semester final time.  I have emailed out meeting invites, so please accept those and join us!  We will have a little reflection then a special send-off into summer.  Here are the times per period to meet for my class (only pay attention to the period you are enrolled.  Your other teachers will have meetings during their times, if they are doing them):
– Period 1: 10:00 AM on 6/8 (Monday)
– Period 3: 9:15 AM on 6/9 (Tuesday)
– Period 4: 10:00 AM on 6/9 (Tuesday)
– Period 5: 12:00 PM (Noon) on 6/9 (Tuesday)
– Period 7: 10:00 AM on 6/10 (Wednesday)

THIS IS A MAKEUP WORK WEEK. Try to go back and find your missing assignments and get as much done as you can.  THEN EMAIL ME!  If you turn in work after 4:00 on Friday for any of the assignments OR you turn in any makeup work, please send me a courtesy email or text via Remind so I can ensure I update your grade as quickly as possible.  If you complete the work but don’t notify me, there is no guarantee of when I will get back to check old assignments since we are working in various platforms.

You can also find the weekly assignment PDF on your pages below along with the intro video walking you through it all.

Stay healthy and safe!

SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Week of 6/1

JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Week of 6/1

OFFICE HOURS – This is when I’ll be online to answer questions. Outside these hours, responses can take up to 24 hours.
10-11:30 AM
1-2:30 PM

Monday, May 25 – Week of 5/25-29

Happy Memorial Day Bengals!

We are into our eighth week!!  The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and closer to this strange school year.

Remember, in lieu of semester tests, many teachers are creating projects for you to demonstrate your understanding of the material.  That means time management is going to be VITAL.  You will not be able to complete all of the work the day before it’s due for all the classes.  That is not a goal to try and set for yourself.

Mr. Thennis has directed teachers to hold any close-out meetings during the normal scheduled semester final time.  I have emailed out meeting invites, so please accept those and join us!  We will have a little reflection then a special send-off into summer.  Here are the times per period to meet for my class (only pay attention to the period you are enrolled.  Your other teachers will have meetings during their times, if they are doing them):
– Period 1: 10:00 AM on 6/8 (Monday)
– Period 3: 9:15 AM on 6/9 (Tuesday)
– Period 4: 10:00 AM on 6/9 (Tuesday)
– Period 5: 12:00 PM (Noon) on 6/9 (Tuesday)
– Period 7: 10:00 AM on 6/10 (Wednesday)

MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION (Items left at the school in lockers, etc):

Wednesday May 27:  Seniors 9:00 to 12:00  /  Juniors 1:00-4:00
Thursday, May 28:  Sophomores 9:00 to 12:00  /  Freshmen 1:00 – 4:00
Friday, May 29:  Remaining pickup 9:00 to 12:00

  • Go to the roundabout located near the north entry off Boulder Ave.
  • Your bag will be put on a dash with your First and last name.
  • The bag will be placed in an open trunk or placed on the curb next to the vehicle.
  • NO ENTRY INTO THE BUILDING WILL BE ALLOWED.
  • NO TEXTBOOKS, CLASSROOM MATERIALS, OR CHROMEBOOKS will be returned at this time. 
  • Library books are due May 26 from 11:00 – 1:00!!  (If you return them to another school with a younger siblings’ books, they will get back to HHS.)

And remember – if you turn in work after 4:00 on Friday for any of the assignments OR you turn in any makeup work, please send me a courtesy email or text via Remind so I can ensure I update your grade as quickly as possible.  If you complete the work but don’t notify me, there is no guarantee of when I will get back to check old assignments since we are working in various platforms.

You can also find the weekly assignment PDF on your pages below along with the intro video walking you through it all.

Stay healthy and safe!

SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Week of 5/25

JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Week of 5/25

OFFICE HOURS – This is when I’ll be online to answer questions. Outside these hours, responses can take up to 24 hours.
10-11:30 AM
1-2:30 PM

Monday, May 18 – Week of 5/18-22

Good Morning Bengals!

We are into our seventh week!!  The semester is wrapping up quickly.  As we get closer to the end of the year, you will probably start to see projects being assigned in lieu of traditional tests.  That means time management is going to be VITAL.  You will not be able to complete all of the work the day before it’s due for all the classes.  That is not a goal to try and set for yourself.

Throughout this whole shut-down, we have stressed the importance of time management and balance and resilience.  It will be important to focus and work on those skills over the next 3 weeks as we wind down.

No schedule for semester testing has been sent so keep an eye out for that.  All grading information has been dispersed.  We will also have updates on returning and picking up materials from the school.  Keep an eye on the email!

A couple reminders:

  1. Check in with all classes on Monday and layout your assignments for the week.  Try to schedule your work so you aren’t spending all day, every day working.
  2. **Check PowerSchool to see your missing work and fill those assignments into your weekly schedule.
  3. Keep your daily schedule with sufficient times for work time and sufficient times for “distraction” or free time.

Finally – an important note – if you turn in work after 4:00 on Friday for any of the assignments OR you turn in any makeup work, please send me a courtesy email or text via Remind so I can ensure I update your grade as quickly as possible.  If you complete the work but don’t notify me, there is no guarantee of when I will get back to check old assignments since we are working in various platforms.

You can also find the weekly assignment PDF on your pages below along with the intro video walking you through it all.

Stay healthy and safe!

SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Week of 5/18

JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Week of 5/18

OFFICE HOURS – This is when I’ll be online to answer questions. Outside these hours, responses can take up to 24 hours.
10-11 AM
1-2:30 PM

Monday, May 11 – Week of 5/11-15

Good Morning Bengals!

We are into our sixth week!!  The weather is getting nicer, and it might be harder to stay focused.  I feel the same way! HOWEVER, we need to make sure we balance it.  Build in time to be outside enjoying the weather, but also allow for time to finish your work.

Among many thoughts, you may find these (from your fellow students) familiar:

but maybe even…

Something to take comfort in with these quotes is that you are not alone! You will have this historic shared experience with your classmates for the rest of your life.  To make sure you end up where you want to be, buckle down and get your work done as we wind down the year!

A couple reminders:

  1. Check in with all classes on Monday and layout your assignments for the week.  Try to schedule your work so you aren’t spending all day, every day working.
  2. **Check PowerSchool to see your missing work and fill those assignments into your weekly schedule.
  3. Keep your daily schedule with sufficient times for work time and sufficient times for “distraction” or free time.

Finally – an important note – if you turn in work after 4:00 on Friday for any of the assignments OR you turn in any makeup work, please send me a courtesy email or text via Remind so I can ensure I update your grade as quickly as possible.  If you complete the work but don’t notify me, there is no guarantee of when I will get back to check old assignments since we are working in various platforms.

You can also find the weekly assignment PDF on your pages below along with the intro video walking you through it all.

Stay healthy and safe!

SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Week of 5/11

JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Week of 5/11

OFFICE HOURS – This is when I’ll be online to answer questions. Outside these hours, responses can take up to 24 hours.
10-11 AM
1-2:30 PM

Monday, May 4 – Week of 5/4-8

Good Morning Bengals!

We are into our fifth week (midterms)!!  As a staff, we recognize the stressors in our students’ lives, and we wanted to take this week to “pump the brakes” a little.  In that vein, I’ve taken a step back on required work.  There is still work listed that you can do to enhance or help your learning, but most of it is optional.

A couple reminders:

  1. Check in with all classes on Monday and layout your assignments for the week.  Try to schedule your work so you aren’t spending all day, every day working.
  2. **This week – check PowerSchool to see your missing work and fill those assignments into your weekly schedule.
  3. Keep your daily schedule with sufficient times for work time and sufficient times for “distraction” or free time.

Finally – an important note – if you turn in work after 4:00 on Friday for any of the assignments OR you turn in any makeup work, please send me a courtesy email or text via Remind so I can ensure I update your grade as quickly as possible.  If you complete the work but don’t notify me, there is no guarantee of when I will get back to check old assignments since we are working in various platforms.

You can also find the weekly assignment PDF on your pages below along with the intro video walking you through it all.

Stay healthy and safe!

SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Week of 5/4

JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Week of 5/4

OFFICE HOURS – This is when I’ll be online to answer questions. Outside these hours, responses can take up to 24 hours.
10-11 AM
1-2:30 PM

Monday, April 27 – Week of 4/27-5/1

Good Morning Bengals!

We are into our fourth week with at least (probably more) one more week.  The end of this week would have been our Vigilante Parade.  It is difficult to temporarily lose these traditions that have been around for years and years.  One fun thing to do might be to look up old pictures of the Vigilante Parades.  You will probably find many repeated floats throughout the years!

This is a short post with just a couple reminders:

  1. Check in with all classes on Monday and layout your assignments for the week.  Try to schedule your work so you aren’t spending all day, every day working.
  2. Keep your daily schedule with sufficient times for work time and sufficient times for “distraction” or free time.

Finally – an important note – if you turn in work after 4:00 on Friday for any of the assignments, please send me a courtesy email or text via Remind so I can ensure I update your grade as quickly as possible.  If you complete the work but don’t notify me, there is no guarantee of when I will get back to check old assignments since we are working in various platforms.

You can also find the weekly assignment PDF on your pages below along with the intro video walking you through it all.

Stay healthy and safe!

SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Week of 4/27

JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Week of 4/27

OFFICE HOURS – This is when I’ll be online to answer questions. Outside these hours, responses can take up to 24 hours.
10-11 AM
[Wednesday: Eng 3 Zoom 10-10:30 / Eng 2 Zoom 10:30-11 *optional]

1-2:30 PM

Monday, April 20 – Week of 4/20-24

Good Morning Bengals!

We are entering the 3rd week.  We can do it!  I hope you’ve found some time to get some fresh air, read something new, discover a new show, or hone a new skill.  For fun, this is a link of 40 helpful life skills you could work on in your downtime.  Your 30-year-old self can thank me later. 😉  “Old-Fashioned” Skills

I also hope you are getting into a routine to help you through each week and through each day.  These routines have saved me and my kids during this remote learning time.  Again, my two major tips are: 1) Write down your week’s worth of assignments on a week-long calendar to chunk out the work each day and 2) Set a daily schedule for yourself to provide time for work and time for distractions so you aren’t distracted during work time!

Finally – an important note – if you turn in work after 4:00 on Friday for any of the assignments, please send me a courtesy email or text via Remind so I can ensure I update your grade as quickly as possible.  If you complete the work but don’t notify me, there is no guarantee of when I will get back to check old assignments since we are working in various platforms.

You can also find the weekly PDF on your pages below along with the intro video walking you through it all.

Stay healthy and safe!

SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Week of 4/20

JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Week of 4/20

OFFICE HOURS – This is when I’ll be online to answer questions. Outside these hours, responses can take up to 24 hours.
10-11 AM
[Wednesday: Eng 3 Zoom 10-10:30 / Eng 2 Zoom 10:30-11 *optional]

1-2:30 PM

Monday, April 13 – Week of 4/13-17

Good Morning Bengals!

Hopefully the 2nd week of the weekly format will be more familiar and thus easier to navigate.  Again, I encourage all of you to go through each class on Monday (or – in this week’s case – Tuesday) morning to see what assignments are given for the week.  Write them down in a week-long planner to schedule your work time.  Also write down when you have Team or Zoom meetings for classes.  It might look overwhelming when you look at the whole week, but when you break the work into days, it becomes much more manageable.

Additionally, I strongly encourage you to start getting yourself into a “new” routine so if we do go back to school, you aren’t completely thrown through a loop.  Here is the basic routine we’ve followed at our house and it’s worked fairly well:

8:00 – Breakfast (you could push this to 8:30/9:00 but my kids are up naturally anyway!)
8:30 – Meditation Time – We gather and do a little “silent” time – yes, I challenge the kids to sit silently for at least a minute (it’s harder than you think!).  It’s actually been really good for me, too.
8:45 – Daily Check-In – Go through and check emails, check the work for the day, etc.
9:00-11:30 – Morning Work Time – This is your main chunk of class time.  Give yourself two 5-minute breaks (yes, time them!) so you don’t get sucked into distractions.
**Don’t forget on Wednesdays, you can check-in on my Zoom with questions!
11:30 – 1:00 – Free time/Lunch time – Check social media, eat lunch, watch YouTube, go for a walk, etc.
1:00-1:45 – Quiet time – Could be a nap 🙂 or silent reading or listening to a podcast or coloring a picture and listening to music or whatever!
1:45-3:30 – Afternoon Work Time – Give yourself two 5-minute breaks (yes, time them!) so – again – you don’t get sucked into distractions.
3:30 – DONE! Hopefully you get done earlier but somedays you might be later. Finish your day by checking your school email, checking off  the work you completed, making sure you filled out attendance forms, etc.

By setting up a reasonable schedule for yourself with built in “free time” you are less likely to get distracted during work time.  By developing these habits and skills, you are setting yourself up for success in the future (aka – college or adult life when you don’t have teachers or parents or coaches telling you what to do and when!).

You can also find the weekly PDF on your pages below along with the intro video walking you through it all.

Stay healthy and safe!

SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Week of 4/13

JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Week of 4/13

OFFICE HOURS – This is when I’ll be online to answer questions. Outside these hours, responses can take up to 24 hours.
10-11 AM
[Wednesday: Eng 3 Zoom 10-10:30 / Eng 2 Zoom 10:30-11 *optional]

1-2:30 PM

Monday, April 6 – Welcome Back! Week of 4/6-10

Good Morning Bengals!

Welcome back from Spring Break!  I hope you guys were able to take a breather from the chaos of switching to remote learning, get outside, read a little, play some games, etc.  Not only did I do those things…but I also discovered TikTok.  Oh mercy.  That is a total time-suck!  But hilarious.

You will notice a new format moving forward.  Some of this is based off of your feedback from the survey and some of it is from district-wide directives.  I’m hoping this format streamlines everything for you.

Here is the basic routine:

Monday – You and your guardians will receive an email with a PDF attached.  This will contain the weekly work form.  These 2 pages will contain all of the work you need to complete for the week (Thursday by 3:30).  You can do this all on Monday, all on Thursday, or spread out throughout the week (probably the last choice is the least stressful choice).

You will need to complete the “attendance” form for today.
*School-from-Home Tip: Write down or print off the requirements of the week in a notebook or planner for all of your classes.  Then assign each bit of work a day and a time chunk.  This way you aren’t overwhelming yourself each morning or on the last day.

Tuesday – This is a work day.  Nothing new will be posted on the website; however, you will need to complete the “attendance” form for today.

Wednesday  – I will host an optional check-in where you can come online live with me to ask me questions, clarifications, or just see your classmates.  They will last 1/2 hour.

This will also be the day I post an instructional video for grammar and (if applicable) literature content (like a close read or a mini-lesson in a skill).

Thursday – Work day to finish up.  Check-in work due by the end of the day (3:30).  The weekly PDF will tell you what work is due Thursdays and what work is an assessment and therefore due Friday.

You will need to complete the “attendance” form for today.

Friday – Assessments.  This is for online quizzes and work from the week that falls under this category.  This is the majority of what you will see being entered into your gradebook for Quarter 4.

I’m hoping by keeping this routine, weekends will be homework free.

You can also find the weekly PDF on your pages below along with the intro video walking you through it all.

Stay healthy and safe!

SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Week of 4/6

JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Week of 4/6

OFFICE HOURS – This is when I’ll be online to answer questions. Outside these hours, responses can take up to 24 hours.
10-11 AM
[Wednesday: Eng 3 Zoom 10-10:30 / Eng 2 Zoom 10:30-11 *optional]

1-2:30 PM

Friday, March 27 – Day 12

Good Morning Bengals!

SPIRIT DAY! In honor of Spring Break starting tomorrow, today is Beach Day!  Check out the video to see my pretty amazing video.  I’m sure Big Cat and Mr. Thennis will be sporting some awesome outfits as well.

I have a couple items for you to work on over spring break (not really homework) but don’t forget today is the NoRedInk quiz!

First item – read through this post (on my blog but from Bill Gates).  https://bengalblogmschulte.blogspot.com/   Consider what other time in our history this has been true.

Second item – take this quick survey.  Now that we’ve had about a week of online learning, we’ve all grown immensely in our knowledge.  To help me prepare to move forward, I need your input.

Click below to find the videos and slides for today!

As always, be healthy and safe!

SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Friday

JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Friday

OFFICE HOURS – This is when I’ll be online to answer questions.
10-11 AM

1-2:30 PM

RESOURCES

  1. Daily Journal and Reading Assignment Page
  2. English II Overview
  3. English III Overview