AP Language and Composition News

The end of the year is approaching...

A week from today, your student will be sitting for the AP Language and Composition exam. I'm very proud of the hard work that each and every student has put into this class over the past two semesters. I know they will also be successful.

On exam day, students should arrive at LAHS by 7:50 am to check in for the exam. Students should bring an old-fashioned analog or digital watch, water, and a healthy snack for the break.

After the exam, we will spend a brief lesson examining the phenomenon of the musical "Hamilton" and its popularity. Starting on May 16, we will begin our college prep unit. Students will begin working on their college essays and Ms. Black will come into our classroom to explain the process of using the Common Application. Since students have already taken their final exam, their only requirement at the end of the year is to turn in two drafts of two personal essays for their college applications.

Summer programs

Global Youth Santa Fe

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations is sponsoring a youth camp in Santa Fe in June. Over the course of a six-day summer camp, Global Youth Santa Fe participants attend sessions dedicated to various global awareness topics and workshops focused on building intercultural and leadership skills. Participants meet with established leaders in international affairs and understand how global issues impact the Santa Fe community. This integrated form of leadership building ensures that each youth identifies his or her strengths as a potential leader in the community and feels empowered to create change. For more information, please go to this link http://www.sfcc.edu/teamwork_in_action/global_youth_santa_fe

Boys and Girls State

Boys State: 2016 The American Legion New Mexico Boys State
May 29 - June 3, 2016
Eastern New Mexico University Campus - Portales, NM

http://www.nmboysstate.org/ with easy on-line registration at: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1802066

Girls State: 2016 American Legion Auxiliary New Mexico Girls State, June 5 - June 10, 2016
Eastern New Mexico University Campus - Portales, NM

http://www.alanmgirlsstate.org/ with easy on-line registration at: http://www.alanmgirlsstate.org/delegateapplication

If you borrowed books from Mrs. Batha...

If you borrowed a book from me, I need you to return it by the end of the year. Please start cleaning out your drawers and bookshelves at home. Don't forget to check under your bed for books!

Speaking of books...

To replace books that have taken a permanent leave of absence from my classroom collection and to purchase newly released books, I always appreciate gift cards to Amazon and Barnes and Noble at the end of the year. Donations of nonfiction books and Young Adult novels are also gratefully accepted.