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’ll be your two core academic teachers. You’ll have Ms. Siminski or Ms. Mintz for English Language Arts and History, and you’ll have Ms. Holbrook or Ms. Mansfield for Math and Science. You can expect homework regularly and a year of hard work, creative projects, and thought-provoking discussions.
In addition to the letter you are writing for us, please pick at least two books from Reed’s 2015-2016 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 2016. The Humanities Academy always does very well at this competition! Also, don’t forget to look for the math in everyday life!
We’ve also posted our required supply list for those of you who want to shop early, directions for the letter, requested supplies, and the new Battle of the Books list. Whew!
We look forward to getting to know each of you next year. Here are some fun tidbits about us!
Guess who’s who?
- One of us is going camping at the beach; one of us is going across the country
- One person sang 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 meet-up or orientation,
Ms. Siminski , Ms. Mintz, Ms. Holbrook, and Ms. Mansfield