Febuarary Newsletter

By Peter Forrest

The Wave By Todd Strasser

"The Wave" by Todd Strasser was the first book that the Freshman in period 1&2 read at the beginning of third quarter. The book was about Nazism and is recreated in the classroom when the history teacher Ben Ross introduces a "new" system to his students. And before long "The Wave," with its rules of "strength through discipline, community, and action, " sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "The Wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late.
Author of the book "The Wave" by Todd Strasser

Lord of the flies By William Golding

The second book we read was about a plane full of school boys crashes on a stranded island with no adults. Two of the boys, Ralph and Piggy, discover a conch shell on the beach, and Piggy realizes it could be used as a horn to gather the other boys that could still be possibly alive and on the beach somewhere. Once the boys have found each other. The boys set about electing a leader and finding out a way to be rescued. They choose Ralph as their leader, and Ralph appoints another boy, Jack, to be in charge of the boys who will hunt food for the entire group.

Justification of The use of Terror

Are Socratic Seminar was about when is it justified to use terror? During the Socratic Seminar everyone is the class that participated made very good points about when is was right to use terror against something that you believed in. We all enjoyed the topic about the use of terror because it was something that the majority of the class liked learning about.