Reading, Writing & Making (sense)

Mr Reed's English Class & Highlight Lab- U School

Goals and Aspiration Survey

This survey was shared by Ms Maddy from Bryn Mawr College

NAACP - ACT-SO Competion Deadline May 5th

Register to participate in this national competition. There are 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, performing arts, visual arts and business.

ENG 1 : How are your Brackets Doing? The Clock is Ticking... We are in the last marking cycle.

It doesn't matter. It's March Madness. You've got to bring it every time, every 40 minutes. That's all we have.- CAPPIE PONDEXTER ,


March madness is upon us. Who is your pick to go all the way in the NCAA tournament, which underdog team do you want to win?


I am cheering for all students to complete their English competencies and show growth in their learning. At this point of the school year students should have at least 50% completion of 2 or more English competencies. With the help of your Possi leader, mentors, family and friends, students should set personal and academic goals to complete their competencies. If you do goals, you will find it hard to motivate yourself to be successful in school or in life.

Let Me Tell A Story - How did I overcome a personal barrier or experience a pivotal moment

During the next 2 weeks we will be working on a mini- learning unit on reading and writing narrative stories about overcoming personal barriers or experiencing pivotal moments of change.

Tamia G Wicked Problem Exhibition

Kudos to Tamia G. She presented her Wicked Problem Infographic and research on youth violence. Check out her Google slides. Feel free to provide her feedback.

Mashed Media Awards - Deadline March 30th

The Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative will showcase the best youth media in Philadelphia, from video to music to spoken word. Students may submit Documentary, Narrative, Education, Visionary, Music Video and Live Performances.

Super Duper Awesome Sauce -

Triple Awesome Sauce & Kudos to Jamira R . She submitted 3 major performance task at the same time ( Argumentative Integration vs Separation Essay, On Demand Argumentative Hip Hop Essay, and Informative Jackie Robinson Essay) Her efforts shows persistence, growth and hard work!


Kudos to Argelis M and Diamond T who both submitted for the Scholastic jackie Robinson Breaking Barriers Essay contest. They are competing for awesome prizes in a national contest and have completed 100% of their Narrative Writing competency for the school year.


Check out the other contest open for U School students to compete and earn competencies toward your high school graduation. (Participating in contest also looks favorable on job and college applications. )

Philly Student Union Media Workshops -

YEARBOOK PHL is a multimedia workshop series designed for high school aged students in Philadelphia public schools. Participants will meet twice a month for four months to learn about photography, video, and audio recording.

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