Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Trout Lake Newswriters
Pat Arnold, 395-2233
Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527
Maxine Bulick, 395-2101
It has become a new graduation requirement in the state of Washington for each senior to do a Senior Project. The projects have to be community service related and also have to be some kind of a service learning project. Service learning is just another way of saying that the student has to pass his or her new knowledge onto someone else. Many seniors will be getting younger classmen involved with their project to help and to teach them along the way.
This year seniors are being offered a helping hand on their projects, a Senior English class is on their list of graduation requirements. In this new Senior English class students learn how to be a public speaker, how to go about setting up and properly finishing a senior project, among many other important aspects dealing with the Senior Project. This class will be covering everything a student moving into the "real world" will need to know.
For my senior project I'm going to be starting some Senior Citizen dinners at the grange hall. Be keeping your eyes open for bulletins at the store or the grange itself for dates and come enjoy the festivities.
Seniors will be making homemade apple pies on Nov. 12 and selling them at 10 dollars apiece to help raise money for a senior trip. All pies bought will be delivered just in time for Thanksgiving. If anyone is interested in supporting the senior class, simply go to the school and ask for a senior. We will be more than happy to be pulled out of class to make a sale.
Basketball will be starting on Nov. 12 at Trout Lake School, so make sure you come and support the youth in your community.
New classes at Trout Lake School are a big hit! For the first time ever AP (advanced placement) classes are being offered to anyone who feels they want a greater challenge. AP classes are college level and help to better prepare you for what you will be facing in that first terrifying year of college. At the end of an AP class students will take a three hour AP exam to see if they qualify for a college credit. To qualify the student must score a three or higher on the test. AP courses look very good on any college application and definitely carry more weight than a regular class. Having these classes offered at Trout Lake School gives students a great opportunity to excel and really see what they are capable of doing.
Take note, auditions for a one act drama comedy, a staged reading "The Boarding House" will be held at the Trout Lake Country Inn on Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 pm. There are three women's and three men's parts -- perfect for first time actors. There will be just three or four rehearsals for the December 14 and 15 Dinner theater performances.
Come be part of the "New Trout Lake Art Players" production. Call Gil Martin at 395-3667 for additional information.
Mark Nov. 14 and 28 on your calendars to join your neighbors in learning about the Community Comprehensive Plan that has been in process of development for the past year. These meetings will be at the school Community Learning Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn what a land use plan is and how it will be applied, to the Trout Lake Valley. There will lots of opportunity to ask questions and comment.