Greetings Humanities Academy Students and Families!
Your adventures in middle school are about to begin! We’re thrilled to have you as a part of our academy. We are the Humanities Academy teachers: Mrs. Siminski, Ms. Mintz, Mrs. Holbrook, and Ms. Mansfield. You can expect homework regularly and a year of hard work, creative projects, and thought-provoking discussions.
Please pick at least two books
from Reed’s 2016-2017 Battle of the Books list
to read and come to school ready to discuss your books. This list encompasses a wide variety of genres and reading levels. Battle of the Books
is a reading incentive competition where teams answer questions in a family feud type competition. Students consistently rave about the fun they have during this event. Summer is a great time to get a head start on the competition, which takes place in Spring 2017. The Humanities Academy always does very well at this competition! Also, don’t forget to look for the math in everyday life!
We look forward to getting to know each of you next year. Here are some fun tidbits about us!
- One of us is going camping at the beach; one of us is going across the country
- One person sang in a in a New Wave band; one person was a theater actress
- Three of us drive less than 5 miles to school; one of us drives 45 miles to school
- One of us has a fashion design degree; one in theater and two in psychology
- We all love to dance!
Hope to see you at the beach or orientation,
Ms. Siminski, Ms. Mintz, Ms. Holbrook, and Ms. Mansfield
New Student Orientation Wednesday, August 10th
Meet with other students, parents, teachers and staff at Reed before school officially begins on August 16th. Your child will be given a draft of his/her class schedule, and you will be able to tour the campus to locate each of your child’s classrooms. You will also be able to purchase P.E. uniforms and school clothes conforming to our Reed dress code policy. Please come at the times designated below:
9 – 11:30 AM: Last names starting A – L
3 – 5:30 PM: Last names starting M – Z
SLC Welcome Picnic Saturday, August 13th
Get to know the students, parents, and teachers in the Humanities Academy! We will have activities and a potluck picnic available for you to enjoy as well. If you are not able to come for the full two (2) hours, it would be best to join us at the beginning of the picnic for a brief “welcome”. The potluck picnic will follow in the grassy southwest corner of the campus known as “Schall Park”.
10 AM – 12 NOON: Humanities Academy
Please bring the following items if your last name begins with:
A – F: Salads or side dishes
G – L: Main Dishes (pasta, vegetarian alternatives, sandwiches, quesadillas, etc.)
M – R: Desserts
S – Z: Drinks
Parking: Please park in the Teachers Parking Lot next to the school’s auditorium and follow the signs to the Humanities Academy Welcome