Howe's Happenings Week 15 2015-2016

German, ELA 9, and Reading Acceleration at LOHS

Have a wonderful break!

I'm so thankful to spend each day with your children and appreciated the opportunity to speak to many of you at conferences last week. Please check in this week and kindly remind me of any requests I haven't yet responded to. If you were unable to attend and would like a brief, personal update, please also contact me.

The picture above shows my family delivering holiday baskets this weekend. I was so inspired my daughter's passion for this program and am looking forward to being inspired and amazed by all the things that amaze my own children over the break. I hope that you and your families also have a relaxing break and wish you the best for the new year!

What did we do last week?

Last week, ELA 9 students continued reading their Science Fiction novels. I enjoyed being able to be a fly on the wall during their book groups. We're still focusing on the author's message, figurative language, internal and external conflict, and characterization. We'll finish our novels and take our unit exam this week.

Last week, Reading Acceleration students continued silent reading and evaluating their reading/study habits and concentration. We've also been working on unit on cells from Biology. This week, we will finish our reading on cell structure.


Last week, German 1 students continued to describe clothing and learn how to express needs and wishes when shopping. We finish the unit with a test on Monday. For the remainder of the week, we'll be talking about food, eating out, and winter traditions in Germany.

German Classes to Build Gingerbread Houses

Thank you for the donations for our gingerbread houses! We will be building them on Wednesday. I'm looking forward to sharing pictures of the masterpieces in a future newsletter.

69th Viennese Strauss Ball--January 30, 2016

The Austrian Society of Detroit is hosting the 69th Viennese Strauss Ball on January 30, 2016 at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township.

The Black-Tie-suggested event begins at 6:00PM. The admission price of $80.00 includes dinner, music by the Macomb Symphony Strauss Orchester and Eric Neubauer Ensemble, a debutante ball, and dancing.

For information about the event and tickets, click here. To see a feature by Shelby TV about the Strauss Ball, watch here.

Dancers/debutantes have already started practicing, but it's not too late to join. If you know an interested young person between the ages of 16-25, check out the links below.

2016 Recruitment Flyer
2016 Strauss Ball Recruitment Letter/Expectations
2016 Strauss Ball Practice Schedule