Week 31

 In AP English Literature, English I Honors, English III, English IV

Happy Sunday, Roadrunners! 

What a crazy week with testing happening every day, but we managed to stay afloat and keep our energy positive. Students were troopers this week!! I suggest Ice Cream for everyone! 🙂  This is a long email with some important info near the bottom, please read everything! Thanks!!

English I-Honors: We started the week with peer review, then we had ACT Aspire Testing and we rounded out the week by beginning our unit on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The students and I are super excited to read this. It won’t be a quick read, and some of the content is a bit hard to swallow, but it is a text that every freshman should read.

English III: We began the week learning about Realism, Naturalism and Regionalism. Tuesday we had ACT Testing; Wednesday and Thursday we did research on author, William Faulkner and Friday we began reading As I Lay Dying.

English IV: The week started with a discussion of Victorianism and ended with an introduction to Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest. 

AP Literature: We spent the week finishing our Independent Novel Project assignments. They had an outline to complete on Monday, then Juniors took the ACT test on Tuesday and the remainder of the week was spent creating their final INP projects. This week we begin reading Frankenstein!

If you’ve made it this far, you might be thinking I’m crazy! Somehow I managed to have myself reading 4 different texts all at once!! Thank goodness I’ve read them all before, but still, I like to reread with the kids to stay fresh! Ok….let’s keep going. You’re doing great!

Seniors >> The Deadline is quickly approaching! 

Senior Field Trip – Universal Studios & Santa Monica Pier
Join us in celebrating our senior graduates at Universal Studios Senior Grad Night and a visit to the famous Santa Monica Pier!
Who:     Seniors
When:  Friday, May 13th at 7am- Saturday May 14th until 11:45pm
Cost:     $350  (includes admission to Universal Studios, bus and hotel)
Due:      April 13th of 2022
Digital – Registration & Permission Sliphttps://yqysjrrxph.formstack.com/forms/senior_trip_2022


It is time to choose your electives for next year!  Please find a linked list of courses and descriptions. When you are ready, log into Infinite Campus to make your selections.  Click the Menu, scroll to the bottom to the More options, then Course Registration.  You will want to choose your 3 favorite electives and 3 alternates… just in case. : -)

Are you interested in Scholars Prep, Honors or Advanced classes?  If yes, let Mrs. Tischer know at mtischer@santancs.com!

Course Descriptions:

A message from the school nurse, Marty Stevens: 

I will be doing a CPR/First Aid, and Blood Pathogens training on April 23rd from 10am to 12noon at the Recker campus in the Library. The class is limited to 10. Attached is the form stack for you to sign up for the training. Any questions please feel free to give me a call.

That should be everything for now. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Ms. Kovach