TWA Graduation June 8, 2013 3:30pm Greensboro Coliseum Special Events
RED RAIDER PARENT Congratulations T. Wingate Andrews High School Class of 2013
Open Letter To the Parents of the 2013 Graduating Class You have spent the past twelve years seeing your child off to school and soon that will suddenly stop. Your child will be taking his/her final steps through the school corridors as a student. Many things go through the minds of a parent whose child is about to graduate Read more: http://www.bukisa.com/articles/104421_advice-for-parents-of-high-school-graduates#ixzz2VA9bZSwS high school. Here is some of the best advice for the parents of a graduate: Follow us: @bukisa on Twitter | bukisa on Facebook
The Best Times Are Ahead It is hard to imagine that anything could be any better than it was when you first held your child. However, there are things that will be. You have so many things to look forward to. Life for your child will take on many twists and turns. He/she will still need his/her parents. In fact, you will find that you have become closer to your children after they leave the home. You also have college graduation to look forward to. The marriage of your child. The best of all, grandchildren may appear. This isn't the end of the line. It is a great new beginning. You already gave your child the tools to make it through life. You may be wondering if you did a good job. Graduation time is a time to look back with pride and forward with hope. As you watch your baby standing up on that stage taking his/her diploma, tears will fill your eyes. Those tears are a mixture of sadness and joy, pride and fear. There is no greater pleasure in a parent's heart than to see his or her child graduate high school. It is a plateau that brings on emotions that you never thought possible. Eighteen years sounded like a long time when your child was born. It wasn't quite as long as you thought. Enjoy your child's adult years as much as you did the childhood years. Leave the worry behind and embrace his/her future.
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T. Wingate Andrews High School Class of 2014 You made it! You're child is a Senior now, and they are at the top of the high school hierarchy. Knowing what to expect his/her senior year of high school can help you make your way through one of the most emotional and crazy years of your life. It's a year of reflection and looking toward the future.
You're at the Top Now Welcome to your senior year! You've made it through three years of high school. Do you remember what it was like when you first walked through those doors of your high school for the first time as a freshman? How much you've grown! Senior year is an odd one, because there are moments of loss - you're moving on to other things - there are also moments of anticipation as you think about college or a career after high school. While you're at the top, though, you have a great opportunity to help a lot of students navigate their way though their high school years by imparting your wisdom.
Your Lastâ€ŚEverything Senior year is your last one in high school. Whether you had a good or bad experience, this upcoming year is still a year of "lasts." Last first day of high school, last exam, last Prom, last paper, last time you'll walk through those doors as a student. Try to remember. They may be the best or worst days of your life, but they're your only days as a high school Senior. Make them count.
Vaccinate Against Senioritis Okay, so you can't really vaccinate yourself against Senioritis, but it is a real thing that you'll need to work to prevent. Senioritis is pretty common, especially after college acceptance letters arrive. You suddenly get the feeling that you've done it all and it's time to coast and enjoy yourself. Everything seems to be a "been there, done that" moment. However, backsliding into bad study habits can also carry over into college. While things may not seem as intense, it doesn't mean you can just give up and not do any work.
2013-2014 T. Wingate Andrews High School Student Government Association TWA Student Body President Vice President Secretary Representative
Josh Caudle Thomas Lyons Herniah Wright Christian Armstrong
Senior Class President Vice President Secretary Representative Representative
Alisha Squires Jalissa Negron Megan Franklin Shamisha Faribee Sam Medley
Junior Class President Vice President Secretary Representative Representative Representative Representative
Hannah Wade Zharia Dunlap Brionna Bennett Ales Halam Sam Halam Alexia Guidry Zaria Turner
Sophomore Class President Vice President Secretary Representative Representative
Jared Jones Calynn Holland Kevin Thenbouapha Raekwon Springer Matthew Gregory
T. Wingate Andrews High School Class of 2015 6 Things High School Juniors Need to Do Now By Lynn O'Shaughnessy In the college admission process, junior year is critical. It's the last full academic year that teenagers will have to impress colleges. So what should a high school junior be doing this year? Here's six things they can do now: 1. Focus on grades. For most colleges and universities, your grade point average is the No. 1 admission factor. It's no wonder since studies show that your high school GPA not standardized test scores - is the biggest predictor of success in college. 2. Take challenging classes. Colleges want to see that you've taken rigorous classes. This doesn't mean that you must overdose with three or four Advanced Placement classes in one semester. You don't want to get so overwhelmed with hard courses that your grades tank. If you've already got colleges on your list, check to make sure you're on track to take the courses the institutions require. 3. Get involved. Colleges get excited about active students who have done interesting things in high school. Colleges wants engaged students on their campus and they assume that kids who were involved in activities as teenagers will continue to do college students. 4. Get a preliminary financial aid verdict. Most students have no idea what kind of financial aid package they might get until they've applied. Now is an excellent time to get a financial aid pre-read. *Contact a financial aid officer who will send you the appropriate documents. Most schools use the FAFSA and the CSS Profile. The CSS, in particular, is very detailed. In addition to the student and parent income (youâ€™ll have to estimate the current year), it will want to know about savings, home equity â€“ sometimes even the make, model and years of the cars in the family.
What's This College Really Going to Cost? 5. Get ready for summer. After the Christmas holidays, teens should start looking for summer jobs or internships opportunities. 6. Decide when you want to take the SAT or ACT.
Click the link below to compare the two test.
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T. Wingate Andrews High School Class of 2016 Freshman year is over, now what? Enjoy every minute of it. Your sophomore year is supposed to be enjoyable and relaxing -- you're not a freshman anymore Remember the things you did wrong last year, for example, forgetting to do homework, not getting to know people, or not being organized. Be more open if you feel like it. Help out freshmen. Assist them with finding classrooms, opening lockers, and anything they might be confused about. Just think how you went through the first few days of high school. Be more mature. Some people think that freshmen are the "babies" of high school; You are a sophomore now, conduct yourselves accordingly, freshman will be looking up to you. Talk to people you didn't get to know last year. It makes school more fun and interesting if you have lots of friends in each class. Don't be annoying. You may notice that the freshmen are extremely nervous. Resist all urges to go around talking about how you "dislike freshmen". Just because you're not fresh meat anymore doesn't mean you're suddenly an upperclassmen. After all, "sophomore" means "wise fool Be yourself. Don't change because you are trying to impress someone or you think that's how you should act. Most people can spot a phony a mile away. It's best to just be yourself. TIPS: Sophomore year is probably the best year in high school. You're not new anymore and you don't have to be too worried about college. So try to enjoy it! The biggest mistake you can make sophomore year is believing that you know everything. You don't. That's why you're only in your second year of high school. Try to be more involved in school functions, clubs, and sports, Now that you've got your bearings, it will be much easier to do this. Even if your teacher doesn't give you a set homework task, take a few minutes to read over notes from the days classes, to help you retain the knowledge you have learnt.
R E D R A I D E R AT H L E T I C S Senior football and tennis player
Christopher Schafer received the CorriganFaircloth Scholarship. The scholarship is worth $2000.00.
T. Wingate Andrews Men's and Women's Track 2012-2013 PAC-6 Conference Champions
Kenneth Logan Male MVP
Paisley Simmons and Nora McKiver Female Co-MVPs
Keyonne Horne Male Track MVP honors.
Myah Craig Female Field MVP honors
Coach Robbins and Earl Barnes PAC-6 Conference Coaches of the Year. Congratulations to both the Baseball and Softball teams for making the state playoffs. TWA Woman's Soccer had a great season
Congratulations to all Red Raider teams and individuals for all of your great accomplishments!! GO RED RAIDERS
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SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS 9th Grade English T. Wingate Andrews High School English 9/Honors English 9 Summer Reading Assignment Character Analysis Project NOTE: The assignment is in which you take English.
due on August 26, 2013 to your English 9 teacher REGARDLESS of the semester
Directions: Students will create a digital Facebook page for one of the characters in the following novels: HungerGames, Ender Games, or To Kill a Mockingbird. You need to use the information from the book to decide what they would have posted and/or written on their Facebook page. The following are required: Accurate analysis as produced in “The Big 6” for that character, including major conflicts Determine Basic Facts (important to the story) and Personality traits of the character Determine what he/she wants (this may be more than one thing). Determine the character’s motivation (why does he or she want these things?). Determine the type(s) of conflict the character encounters (individual vs...). Determine whether the character is static (the character does not change, grows or develops) or dynamic (the character does grow, change, or develop). Choose a color symbolizing the character and provide a detailed explanation. Create at least 6 Status Updates that chronicle events that have happened in the novel (from your characters' Point of View, of course). These updates should also include your character's main desire and motivation. Add at least 3 informational posts such as "______ and _____ are now friends," or "_____ joined ______ cause." A picture is a must (At least a profile picture, but more pictures will only better your grade) They must be drawn or printed. Therefore, you must read the entire novel to get a clear image of your character. A Likes and Dislikes section with at least 5 things in each category. A Personality Traits Section with at least 10 traits. Any other category that is on Facebook that you can make relatable to the character. The more creative the better your grade. Remember the characters do not live in today’s world, so they would not use the same terms/slang you might use on a daily basis. Really embody the character when you are making your page. You will end up with 2 pages: one page showing their wall and one showing their information. Feel free to use different colors and make the Facebook page personal to the character, but follow the same format as is on Facebook. You may create your page on a full-sized poster board or two half pieces. If you have a more creative idea that will only increase your grade.
SUMMER READING REQUIRMENTS 10TH GRADE ENGLISH T. Wingate Andrews High School English 10/Honors English 10 Summer Reading Assignment
Compare/Contrast Essay Summer Reading Texts: Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Summer Reading Assignment: Students must compare and contrast one of the above texts along with a text that they have read this year in either school or independently. Students may compare and contrast concepts such as characters, setting, and/ or plot. Page length: 2-4 pages, double-spaced, 11pt font. Students may opt to handwrite their essay.
Due Date: August 26, 2013 SPECIAL NOTE: All students who are scheduled to take English 10 in the first or second semester of the 2013 â€“ 2014 school year should submit their complete summer reading assignment to their English 10 teacher on August 26th, 2013.
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SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS AP 11th Grade English T. Wingate Andrews High School 11th Grade AP English and Language Composition Summer Reading Assignment NOTE: The
assignment is due on August 26, 2013 to your English 11 teacher REGARDLESS of the semester in which you take English.
You may choose one out of the following books to read. The first two are fiction, and the latter two are non- fiction. Enjoy! Their Eyes Were Watching God- by Nora Neale Hurston- a story about a young African American woman and her search for selfidentity. The Great Gatsby- by Scott F. Fitzgerald- a story about a young man and his adventures as he strives to achieve the American Dream. These Mean Streets- by Piri Thomas- a book about true encounters experienced by a man who experiences poverty, discrimination, prison and several life altering events. Reviving Ophelia- by Mary Pipher- a book composed of real life accounts of girls who suffered from anorexia, drug usage, psychological disorders, and their struggle to survive and cope with various situations in life. Following the reading of the text, you must perform a character analysis on one of the main characters. It must be typed and presented in class on the first day of the semester. It can be in essay format or sectioned off according to the 3 areas of a character analysis. See stepby-step directions on how to appropriately complete a character analysis below. A strong character analysis will: 1. Identify the type of character it is dealing with. (A single character could be two or three types. See “There are different types of characters” below.) 2. Describe the character. 3. Discuss the conflict in the story, particularly in regards to the character’s place in it. There are different kinds of characters. Characters can be: protagonists (heroes), the main character around whom most of the work revolves. antagonists, the person who the protagonist is against. This is often the villain, but could be a force of nature, set of circumstances, an animal, etc.
major, these are the main characters. They dominate the story. Often there are only one or two major characters. minor, these are the characters who help tell the major character’s tale by letting major characters interact and reveal their personalities, situations, stories. They are usually static (unchanging). dynamic (changing), See below under “Look at specific things.”
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static (unchanging), stereotypical (stock), This is the absent minded professor, the jolly fat person, the clueless blonde. foils, these are the people whose job is to contrast with the major character. This can happen in two ways. One: The foil can be the opposite of the major character, so the major’s virtues and strengths are that much “brighter” in reflection. Two: The foil can be someone like the major character, with lite versions of the major’s virtues and strengths so that the major comes off as even stronger. round (3 dimensional), this means the character has more than one facet to their personality. They are not just a hardcore gamer, but they also play basketball on the weekends. flat (1 dimensional), this is the character who is only viewed through one side. This is the hardcore gamer. That’s all there is to the character.
2. Describe the character; this should be an in-depth description, not just surface items. (Just some things to consider below) Consider the character’s name and appearance Consider if he/she a static (unchanging) or dynamic (changing) character Consider how the author discloses the character Consider the character’s daily routine Consider the character’s home, work, and social life/routine
3. Discuss the conflict. Conflict can be internal: Man vs. man, man vs. machine, man vs. nature, man vs. animal, man vs. fate or destiny, etc... Conflict can be external: Man vs. himself, man vs. mind
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SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS Honors 11th Grade English
T. Wingate Andrews High School Honors English 11 Summer Reading Assignments NOTE: The assignment is in which you take English.
due on August 26, 2013 to your English 11 teacher REGARDLESS of the semester
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Choose TWO of the following to complete: Create a Song Song length must have a three-minute minimum. Lyrics must be written out and explain the plot or describe the characters. You can perform the song in front of the class or videotape it to show in class. Consider having someone accompany you on an instrument or putting your lyrics to a familiar tune. Write a play Student must submit a script that covers the plot, theme setting, and characters of the book you read. You must include stage direction for the actors in each scene. Students will assign roles and direct classmates in acting out the play in class. Must be at least ten pages in length. Consider props/costumes for your actors or consider a one-man play where you play all the parts. Celebrity Look-Alike Identify current celebrities that have the same characteristics as the characters in the book that you read. Describe how they are both similar and different in an essay. Draw pictures of the characters in your book and find pictures of the celebrities. Please do not choose this option if you are not artistically talented. Minimum of 200 words in 12-point Times New Roman font. You are the Author Add a chapter to your book in which the end of the book completely changes. Must be five pages minimum, 12-point Times New Roman font. Timeline Make a timeline in your own handwriting of thirty historical events that were significant during the time period in which the book you read occurred PLUS twenty significant events from the book itself for a total of fifty events. Annotate with pictures. Combine all events into one timeline. Minimum of 25 pictures.
SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS 11TH GRADE COLLEGE PREP ENGLISH T. Wingate Andrews High School College Prep English 11 Summer Reading Assignments NOTE: The assignment is due on August 26, 2013 to your English 11 teacher REGARDLESS of the semester in which you take English. Black Boy by Richard Wright
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Choose ONE of the following choices: 1. Poster/Collage The story offers a variety of themes, such as love, war, greed, or power. Identify and analyze three themes in your selected novel. Then, follow these steps: Find three quotes in the novel that represents these themes. Avoid unnecessarily long quotes (length approximately one to two sentences). Copy the words exactly from the novel on to the poster/collage and place quotation marks around it. Follow it with documentation that looks like this: “I am looking forward to next year” (Lowry 16). Lowry is the author’s last name, and 16 is the page number where the quote is found. Using construction paper or poster board, prepare either a poster or a collage depicting these quotes. Divide the poster/college into two parts. One half should depict the quotes you selected in the main character’s world with pictures and drawings. The second half should depict the quotes in our world today with pictures and drawings. Again, make certain that the quotes represent the novel’s overall theme. Other labeling that clarify your poster can be included. 2. Magazine Your job is to create a fashionable, trendy magazine based on your novel similar to the format in any magazine. Suggestions for your magazine include but are not limited to the following ideas. The cumulative length of the magazines will vary; however, pay attention to the individual assignment length requirements. The magazine must contain: A) A creative cover page. Look at current magazines such as People, Newsweek, Time for ideas. B)
A table of contents outlining the interior of the magazine. For example, Informative article.. Page 1 Travel review., Page 2
C) C) Three of the following activities of your choice: Suggestions for activities: A review of the book, which includes a summary of events and an explanation and did not like about the book. Would you recommend the book to others? Why or why not? (200 words)
of what you liked
An informative article about the characters in the book. Describe who they are, what their personalities are like, and what they look like. (200 words) Two advertisements for real or invented products related to the book. A humor piece, such as cartoons or comic strip (minimum of 5 frames complete with illustrations) A travel review of the setting of your novel (200 words) Two advertisements for clothes, make-up, music, movies that your character might appreciate. (pictures and writeup)
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SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS College Prep 11th Grade English Continued
Write a letter pretending you are one of the characters in the book and explain your conflict. (200 words) 3. Fictitious Facebook Page Using Microsoft Word or just paper and writing materials, create a fake Facebook page for a character in your novel or the author. DO NOT make a real Facebook page because we cannot access Facebook at school. These ideas may not be explicitly stated in the book, so use your imagination! The ‘page’ must include: A Profile containing: Gender, Birthdate, Current Hometown, Family Members, Relationship Status, Political/Religious Views. Personal information-activities, interests, favorite movies/ music, favorite TV shows, favorite books, favorite quotations Education/Work Contact Information A list of at least 10 friends this character/author might have A wall of at least 5 photos with status messages and wallwall conversations One-page transcript of a chat with a friend A list of at least 5 events this person might attend
SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS 12h Grade English
T. Wingate Andrews High School English IV/Honors English IV/ AP English IV Summer Reading Assignments NOTE: The assignment is due on August 26, 2013 to your English 12 teacher REGARDLESS of the semester in which you take English. For your summer reading, please choose one book from the following list for your English class: Regular English IV: Rebecca – Daphne DuMaurier 1984 – George Orwell Frankenstein – Mary Shelley Honors English IV: Rebecca – Daphne DuMaurier 1984 – George Orwell Frankenstein – Mary Shelley Hamlet – Shakespeare AP English IV: Hamlet – Shakespeare 1984 – George Orwell **This is a REQUIREMENT. There will be absolutely NO excuses accepted from students who return to school without a completed summer reading assignment. The teachers at Andrews are in agreement that these assignments need to be completed and submitted on the first day students return to English class. DUE DATE: AUGUST 26, 2013…NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Directions: You must create a character model representing a character from the novel you chose to read. This model must be at least 8 inches in height and may be made from any medium you choose (Ex: clay, paper, tin foil, wood, etc.). In each of the novels above, there are characters that choose to conform to society or to reject society’s expectations. On this character model, you must provide at least 15 quotes that support or explain how that character’s conformity, or lack thereof, contributes to or affects the overall plot of the novel. On your first day of class, you will be expected to present your character model and explain how at least 5 of your quotes support the prompt above. The time required for this presentation is 5 minutes (see rubric). Your model and presentation will be a test grade and will be graded as follows: Model is creative, accurate (clear representation of character), and meets the size requirements. ____/30 All 15 quotes are included and appropriate ____/20 Student is prepared with assignment on first day of class ___/10 Student met the time requirement of presentation ___10 Student gave a thorough and accurate explanation of at least 5 quotes __/30
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