The Hughes News

Creative Writing Newsletter ~ Fall 2019

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OUR ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

Throughout Term 1, the work we did in Creative Writing I & II centered around two Essential Questions:1) How do we build a trustworthy writing community? and 2) Why do we write?


In Term 2, we'll be answering, How do authors craft meaningful stories?

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PASSION BLOGS: We Are Live, Folks!

In an effort to create a positive digital footprint--while writing for an authentic audience beyond Teacher-Lady, the students have officially launched their Passion Blogs! Your writer has also published their About Me page and has already published Blog Post #1. Ask your student to show you their blog. In the meantime, check out some of the benefits of blogging in the infographic below.
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WHAT: Parent/Teacher Conferences

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019; 12-2 PM & 6-8 PM

WHERE: In Teachers' Classrooms


The fall parent/teacher conferences are on Thursday, November 21st, during two blocks of time: 12-2 PM and 6-8 PM. Rather than waiting in the "deli-style" lines in larger spaces, (e.g., cafeteria, library), this year's conferences will be happening in your student's classrooms. While there will still be a deli line outside of the rooms, it will hopefully be more like the lines on, say, a Tuesday night rather than a Sunday afternoon! To be able to conference with as many families as possible, teachers will continue to keep conferences to five minutes. If more time is needed, feel free to email me to schedule an individual conference.


Or skip the lines altogether and simply email me for an update of how your student is doing in Creative Writing.


And there is nothing significant about this particular day--other than our being a quarter of the way through the year. So, please feel free to reach out any time you have a question or concern.

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WMHS' LITERARY MAGAZINE

Reflections, WMHS' online Literary Magazine, will be launching its fall collection of storytelling in the next few weeks. The Creative Writing I classes have been busy creating new pieces and/or tweaking existing ones for publication, and the Creative Writing II students, while doing the same, are serving as the magazine's staff.


In order to focus and propel our publishing work this year, the staff crafted a Mission Statement. Our vision is to:


  1. Establish an inviting avenue through which WMHS students can voice their inner creativity; and
  2. Illustrate the power of storytelling–to empower, enlighten, encourage, express.
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FYE (For Your Entertainment)

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How to Contact Me

Have a question or concern about your learner? Email is the best way to reach teachers. With the exception of weekends, we will always get back to you within 24 hours.