Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mission: Period 5 scribe

*Mission Impossible theme plays in the background*

“Your mission, should you choose to accept…”

We accepted.

(A sound recording follows)

Hey there Period 5!

I’ve posted our scribe!

(We’ll pretend that really did rhyme and that everyone thought it was terribly clever…even though it wasn’t…)

We started in disorder, as usual…getting our computers, talking to our friends as though we hadn’t seen them in years, even if is was only yesterday, first period, or even lunch since had last seen each other. We calmed down slightly after the bell rang.

Then Ms. Smith went over our homework with us, which happens to be:

* Read 1984 pages 117-147 and be prepared to take a quiz and fishbowl tomorrow.

* Do the grammar lesson 14: Exercises 12-14. (We’re almost done!!)

* We also have to behave ourselves as we have a substitute, Mrs. Ritzdorf is HIGHLY suspected of having that privilege tomorrow.

Now to the important stuff, the actual occurrences of the hour…*drum roll*…REGISTRATION! We received some papers. No, I revise that, a LOT of papers. A general list of what we should have received is:

* A yellow card stock paper with mostly charts. On the front is where one fills in their class requests for first semester. DO NOT LOOSE THIS! Do not write below the line above which states in print “DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS LINE.” Just for good measure, I repeat: do not write in the area with the stamped “First Semester.” Get it? Got it? Good!

* Attached to that, one should have gotten a piece of paper that has our Graduation Status. To explain some of the terms used, even though most are self-explainable, I have inserted this chart:

Graduation

Requirements

Completed

Courses

Enrolled

In Term

2

What it Looks Like

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

What it Means

The general name of the subject

The number of credits required to graduate

The official name of the class we have taken

The number of credits earned in S1 for this class above the number possible

The official name of the class we are in

The number of credits possible for S2 in this class

An Example

Language Arts

35.00

English 9: Honors

5.00

English 9: Honors

5.00

TOTAL CREDITS

188.00 total credits are needed to graduate

Total Credits:

The number of credits earned in S1

Total Credits:

The total number of possible credits for S2

Hopefully that helped, somewhat at least. Now back to those numerous pieces of paper that we received…

* Also, one should have gotten a single gold paper, which is from the Business Department. It gives a list of ways to prepare for a college degree in business on one side, and on the other side is the list of the required courses (Intro. To Computer Applications or Computer Applications 1.) It then goes on to list all the offered electives, some which are new, like Web Design1 and 2 (which was in fact, merely moved from a different department,) Sports & Entertainment Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.

* We also acquired a locker partner request form. It is a portion of a yellow paper. PLEASE remember to PRINT on this.

* Furthermore, a “master” schedule course list was handed out. This was apparently done very early in the morning, and some changes may be made. The papers going straight up and down are the courses offered for first semester. When they appear to have acquired an amazing gymnastic ability to flip upside-down, you will know that those are the courses offered second semester.

* Probably one of the most important documents we obtained today was the Arapahoe High School: Class of 2010 Worksheet: Sophomore. This is a yellow sheet of paper, which is to help us to figure out what classes we want, an in what hour. Pencil and erasers come in extreme handiness as we, most likely, will not have our schedule figured out perfectly the first time. AND the order will most likely change when we get to the final registration stage.

As we all know some courses are fully required, unfortunately.

* English: It is required to take English in both freshmen and sophomore year. As we are all already in Honors English, we would continue in the Honors program, and probably take American Literature Honors. Both regular 10th grade English and America Lit. are offered, but as far as I can tell, we would generally take the American. Lit. Honors.

* History: Next year we are required to take both Cultural Geography (which is 3 credits) and World Civ. (which is also 3 credits.) We cannot take them both in the same semester, so we must plan accordingly.

* Math: Four semesters of a math class are required to graduate. However, one must take into consideration that is not necessarily the same for college enrollment requirements.

* Science: Again, four semesters are required. For those of you already in Biology and planning to go into Chemistry next year, remember that chem. labs take up two hours, rather than one hour.

* Practical Arts: One (about) practical arts class is required to graduate. Both Intro to Computer Applications and Computer Applications (one or the other is required) count as practical arts classes.

* Fine Arts: Of the Fine Arts, none are absolutely required.

* Physical Education: Both swimming and personal survival courses are required.

* Electives: We need 75 total credits to graduate. Of course, this is the minimum, and we can, and probably will, go over this requirement. These classes are any class we take that does not fall within the required classes.

Other important information to know and realize:

* The card stock yellow paper, also known as the Semester Course Requests sheet, is due to the Guidance Center BY 2:30p.m. ON TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007.

* One MUST use a #2 pencil (these things are so famous) on the Semester Course Requests sheet.

* The e-mail information on that paper is OPTIONAL!!

* We must attend the final registration stage on Friday, May 25, 2007, within the appropriate time according to our last names. The specific information is given on the yellow worksheet.

* The Semester Course Requests sheet’s tables are set up differently than the worksheet’s tables. Watch out for that!

Most important: if you have any other questions, comments, or concerns, PLEASE see a teacher, or a counselor.

Well there we go. We spent the rest of 10 minutes talking and looking at the courses.

This message will self distrust in 5…4…3…2…

*Mission Impossible music plays*

-Mphair

Michelle Phair

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12 Comments:

Blogger EmilyL said...

Michelle,

Your scribe is way more detailed then 2nd hour!

Thu Apr 12, 08:02:00 PM  
Blogger BenH said...

wow. we win. period.

And a chart! Amazing!

Thu Apr 12, 09:11:00 PM  
Blogger DeclanH said...

although i must admit the chart was pretty dope, i still feel confident that Period 2 is better in the long run. however, mad props for the detail and the awesome-ness and what not. i really hope no one from period 2 reads this or i'll be disemboweled tomorrow. (we're a very proud group)

Thu Apr 12, 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger hannahs said...

Way to go! This is an awesome scribe. I thought your Mission Impossible references were clever!

Thu Apr 12, 09:54:00 PM  
Blogger DeclanH said...

also it was a tad long. i got bored about half way through

Fri Apr 13, 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger BenH said...

Well, Declan, your short attention span is your own fault.

Fri Apr 13, 08:33:00 AM  
Blogger adamb said...

I have to agree with Declan on this one, period 2 is still ahead. It was just a friendly competition but now...

Fri Apr 13, 08:54:00 AM  
Blogger DeclanH said...

Actually ben, we're fairly certain it's either genetics or that time that my mom dropped me on my head. either way, not my fault.

Fri Apr 13, 08:58:00 AM  
Blogger Mphair said...

In case you didn't know...this was over 3pages in Word. I got board about 1/4 of the way through...writing it...I just wanted to finish it, do my other homework, and go to bed. I'm sorry it bored you.

Fri Apr 13, 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger TomR said...

'Twasn't boring...in fact, it was easily superior to every past, present and future Period 2 scribe.

Fri Apr 13, 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger AnnaD said...

Wow. I'd say that this is the grand daddy of all scibes. Great job!!!

Fri Apr 13, 05:21:00 PM  
Blogger DeclanH said...

i can't believe you would rather go to bed than scribe. i'm appalled. i guess we know who's class is more steadfast and trustworthy. we always commit 100% and we're all willing to stay up a couple extra minutes for true quality.

Sun Apr 15, 06:46:00 PM  

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