World Literature ended the first semester discussing Dante's Inferno, and his method of contrapasso, building punishments that fit the crime. To conclude the unit, students selected a sin not punished by Dante, and built their own level of Hell.
Below is the Canto written by three students in Ms. Smulka's class as part of their Build Your Own Hell assignment.
We ran away from the demons, scrambling down the face,
This group of students made those scarfs, hats, AND teddy bears to donate to Emmanual Lutheran's Open Closet. The open closet is a donation center in which people can come in and take items that are provided at no charge.
Every month, WIHI teachers nominate students who exemplify one of the traits of an IB scholar.
This month, the highlighted IB Learning trait was Communicators. According the the IB learner profile, communicators "... understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others."
This month, Austin Goven and Sierra Cornell.
"Austin has been an effective and passionate WIHI representative by visiting schools, making presentations and participating in a WIHI video. He is genuine and talented."
"Sierra is the ultimate communicator. She uses a variety of communication techniques to relay information to her classmates and teachers and strives to work well with others for the betterment of everyone."
As the holiday season draws to a close, the students and teachers at WIHI arrived at school yesterday a bit out-of-practice with the early morning routine but excited to see friends and colleagues and get back to work. The day went very well and we are excited about what the rest of the school year has in store for us.
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