Tuesday, April 15, 2008


If you have an opinion...

One of the questions that we teachers have been faced with as of late...

Should students be allowed cell phones in the classroom?

So, students it is your turn...what do you think?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Art in High School

Ponder this...do you think that it is more important for student artist to concentrate learning the basic foundations of drawing while in high school or should they have the ability to try samplings of several different types of art to find a passion?

Monday, April 7, 2008

All I can say is...WOW

The high school musical, Seussical, was this weekend....WOW! The kids were incredible. I will be adding pictures soon! They were just super! Their hair (my favorite), their costumes and their outstanding singing

and dancing made it the best musical that I have ever seen them put on.....ever. The kids laughed, because I cried in the middle of the play Saturday night. Who cries in the middle of a Dr. Seuss play????? ME! I couldn't help it, I was just floored by the sheer talent of the students. Congratulations Mr. Lynch on an amazing cast of performers. I don't know how you do it! I look forward to next year!

Friday, April 4, 2008

The day is finally here!

Many of my students are in Seussical and they are quite excited! Here a few pictures of them getting into costume yesterday! A few are a little blurry! There was so much going on!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


This year's PHS Drama production directed by Mr. Lynch will begin tomorrow in the high school gym. Students have been working very hard for the past several months and their efforts show! This year the PHS art department was able to work with them in creating the sets! It was a very exciting and difficult job, but the students as always came through! The sets look great!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Art 1 -Maskmaking

Art I is the first art class that students take in high school. Many of the students in these classes are freshman and sophomores. We have begun an assignment in maskmaking. Students are using plaster cast materials to create unique masks. More masks will come as they are finished, but for now...here is a sampling

Teachers Really Are Human

When I used to teach elementary school, it was always fun to see my students outside of school. It was almost like they were suprised to see that I was out in public doing normal everyday things. They would run up and wrap their arms around you, so shocked that you would be at the mall. I would always tease them that I lived in my classroom. It seems the same with high school students. I think that students are sometimes surprised that we have real lives.

It is true....we are somewhat normal. We shop. We text. We go to concerts...love that Josh Turner. We play Guitar Hero. We get our nails done. We have fights with our friends. We worry about our appearance. We spend time with our families. We cry. We use IM. We laugh. We wear sweats. We work extra jobs. We worry about our students. We go the movies. We go to the mall. We go to baseball games. We sometimes let our personal life become more important than our school life.
We are human.

Believe it or not....although first and foremost we are teachers, it is important for students to know we are human too. We understand what our students go through. We have been there and sometimes still go through the same things. So when you think that your teachers don't have a clue....think again.