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Fun While Reading (Sam)

Do you like to read and wish you had more time to dive into some amazing stories? Well this is the class for you! We will doing a deep dive into the worlds of comics books and exploring why they’re so popular and how they keep our imagination flowing and growing! For each class there will be time to read comics, jump into discussions and possibly have the chance to create our own.

Feel free to bring in your own comic books to read and share with others!


AP African American Studies HS (cont) (Sam)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

This course will provide an overview of the history of Africans and their descendants across the globe, including but not limited to African civilizations prior to European colonialism, encounters between Africa and Europe, movements of Africans to the Americas and elsewhere, and the development of Black communities in and outside Africa. Learners will explore the complex interplay among the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our understanding of the historic achievements and struggles of African-descended people in the United States and their relation to others around the world. In addition to the curricular materials, students can select a topic for further exploration and in-depth research.  A variety of texts and community resources will be used to provide applicable and real-world examples related to the content.

Duolingo & Study Hall (Sam)

The ability to speak and communicate with others from various places on earth is something most people only dream about. There are over 300 languages and dialects spoken all over the world. You will embark or continue on your language journey using the website/app DUOLINGO. There will be time to practice both in class and in your spare time. You will be expected to practice and log your time every day/week.


Do you find yourself needing a place to get classwork done and don’t want to use open slots all the time? Well, I have a solution for you. You can come to my room, work quietly and get learning support all in one place. There will be a short check in about what you will work on during the slot and a quick check in to verify the work that you finished.


Note: If you are interested in both, please plan on rotating between Duolingo and Study Hall every other week or make plans accordingly.

Notable Films (Sam & Ollie)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

There’s nothing like a good movie. Film has been one of the most popular mediums in over the last 100 years. There have been some amazing feature films and specific moments that shape our world from these cinematic masterpieces. In this class, we will share movies from all over various genres and countries. Then we will break down the meanings and parts of these films that stood out to us and learn about the deeper meanings and themes in these visual works of art.



Tech Space (Sam)

Technology is an ever-growing part of life. We use cell phones, midis for music, as well as computers for gaming and research. This will be a space for people to come and be creative on solo projects and collaborate on group ideas.

This space will be a place for people to come and work on digital art, coding, podcasting, digital music, DJing, designing, video creation and more.  We will be able to take these projects and use them for our personal endeavors or incorporate them into our school community.


Wo’ Pop (Async) (Sam)

Note: This class will not meet formally. You will need to schedule a time to complete the work for this class.

Do you ever wonder what music is like in other parts of the world? Being a HUGE music lover, I often find myself wondering about that very thing. Often I find myself going on Spotify and seeing what’s available in many parts of the world.

We will explore music in a variety of ways and find out what makes music so popular in different cultures. We will look for commonalities and differences in sounds and lyrics, and learn about the relationship music holds with that particular culture. Who knows? Maybe we will discover where some of the sounds in America originated from!!!

For this class, you will need to have headphones, access to KEXP (Online archive) Spotify, & Youtube.

French I (cont) yearlong (Sam)

French I is an introduction to the French language and culture. The fundamentals of French pronunciation, grammar, and culture are presented through a balanced development of all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

This class is designed for students to gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures.  Students start learning how to communicate in French. Our main focus will on developing the four basic language competencies (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and engaging in the five Cs: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.