Imani Muhammad: My courses
December 11, 2011
Exams are coming a lot quicker than I thought they would. I'm prepared, a little scared, but prepared. English, Math, History, Spanish, Latin, and Science, each test is one and a half hours long. My teachers are nice, welcoming, and ready to teach me, but I, myself, fear that morning. Besides that, everything is very well and Ashley Hall is great. In science with Ms. Lillian Ciany we do a lot of experiments that are fun, but also have a purpose. In history we do a lot of projects. Don't get me wrong, they're fun to do especially if they are going to be recited off campus (Starbucks :) )! Latin is really interesting on the subject of art and how it intermingles with Ancient Greeks stories and religion. Spanish is also very interesting. The best part is learning about the culture for me, because all the different Spanish speaking countries are based off of the same traditions and language, but somehow are vastly different. It has to do with America in a way, too. People from other countries came to the New World and set up camp, but today people don't necessarily live like the Native Americans or Pilgrims. Anyway, English is the place for me to express myself by writing down my thoughts and the most recent idea we've been studying is Harkness. Harkness is when your whole class (which isn't that big) gathers together in an equal circle and talks about the subject of reading or what you've learned about in that class. It's a really great way to learn and includes everyone in the class on the conversations, so many different views are discussed. Last but not least is Math; the class is full of numbers and equations (obviously) and is the most organized class I go to. I love it! Going into the room is so great, because everything has its own little cup or wall and is completely in order. I'm a person that cannot stand when something isn't in its right place, so Math is the best place to go! Next week is exams, then Winter Vacation!
Clayton Buckaloo: 50,000 words! Are you kidding?!
November 11, 2011
Not exactly. November, being National Novel Writing Month, is the month when we get the challenge to write a novel of our own…in a month! 1,700 words a day, over 10,000 words a week! Here we go! The sophomore class has quite the endeavor ahead. PQV! We have the will, and we are determined to have the ability to create a magnificent product! Maybe one day, novels by the Ashley Hall sophomore class of 2011-2012 will line the shelves of your local Barnes and Noble!
Rossi Anastopoulo: The Road to the State Tournament
October 21, 2011
Today the tennis team heads to Sumter to play our bitter rival, Porter Gaud, in the semifinals of the state tournament! The three previous times we have played this season were all super close, and now we head into our next match determined to be the victors. I am unbelievably excited and nervous, but I know that if we play our best, we are sure to win. And I just heard news that the volleyball team is leaving early for their match in Sumter in order to come support us, so we will have lots of spirited cheerleaders backing us up! I really want to win the state championship this year for all our wonderful seniors, who we honored on Wednesday with our annual Senior Night. We're all so pumped up, and we decided today at practice to wear all white uniforms, so we'll be looking sharp. Hopefully our uniforms will bring us luck and we'll advance to the state finals on Saturday!!!
Clayton Buckaloo: Who would've thought that a small private girls school in Charleston would get this kind of opportunity?
September 22, 2011
My day started out as usual, walk in at 7:40am, say hello to Mrs. Schweers, unpack, talk with Helen about how exciting last night was (note: we are together all day at school, yet somehow there's always something), and then head downstairs to Davies for Morning Meeting, where Dr. Garner announces for the Red Choir to stay after morning meeting for a quick second. I would say I had an idea about what she was going to say, but I really didn't.
Finally, we all gather and the front of Davies and Dr. Garner says, "I have some good news for you Ladies: I got word yesterday from the choir director at the Vatican that we have been chosen to sing for the 12:15 mass in Italy at the Vatican!" Are you kidding? Looks like the A on my math test just got trumped!