One thing that would really help make a curriculum night more interesting would be the creation of more equivalent semester courses in place of our current standardized English classes. Each year, all seniors take British Literature, all juniors take American literature, and the underclassmen take a hodgepodge mixed literature groups. When one looks at the standards, however, English is more than reading canonical texts. It's about teaching students how to read not only literature but informational texts. It's about how to communicate, speak, and create. Too much of what we do is focused on understanding the plot of Macbeth. I'd be very interested to see a curriculum night someday that allows for more authentic, opted-in learning.
In other news, today was another Highlander Pride ceremony. Mr. Peebles took the reigns for the first time, adding his own unique touch as he scooted about the LGI and made several marine references to boot (pun very much intended). Dr. Peretin returned as a guest speaker to espouse the importance of being a role model not only in a formal sense, but to do so when no one is watching. Once again, another great group of students was honored for their accomplishments.