Thursday, August 26, 2010

FROM A GRADUATE: My Block Schedule

I have six classes in this order:

1 - Humanities (Social Studies)
2 - Humanities (English)
3 - Earth Science
4 - Spanish 1
5 - Geometry
6 - PE

But, my school has a block schedule, so we have only three classes a day; alternating classes every other day.

So, on odd days, this is my schdule:
1 - Hum. Social Studies
Advisory/Homeroom
Break
3 - Earth Science
Lunch
5 - Geometry

On even days, this is my schedule:
2 - Hum. English
Advisory/Homeroom
Break
4 - Spanish 1
Lunch
6 - PE

We get out early on Wednesdays for community service so on that day, the schedule is like this:
Period:
1/2
3/4
Break
5/6

Confusing right? I know. I was confused at first too :).

Other high schools usually have (I think, but not all) six classes a day. But, I find it easier to have three instead. It focuses on the subject more since there's extra time and it gives me a chance to do a better job at the homework too since it's not due right after today.

So, example:
Today's Thursday, and I had an even day schedule. Then tomorrow, I'll have my odd day schedule.

By the way, I miss Hillwood's hot lunch :( I have to bring a cold peanut-butter/jelly sandwich.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FROM A GRADUATE: The Start of School

Hey Herald readers! How do you all feel with school coming back in session? Some parents feel like it's torture while others think that it's great!

I started school just last Wednesday — big difference from Hillwood! Hillwood is really small so transferring to Oceana was quite a shock. I haven't been able to make friends yet since most of them came from the same middle schools; but, it is only the second week of school.

My school has a block schedule meaning that everyday has different classes. (See separate post:http://thehillwoodherald.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-block-schedule.html )

There's so many extracurricular activities: theater production, sports, student council, Pacific Asian Club, and lots more. Hehe. I listed the ones that I'm interested in. I'm currently in the tennis club and I'm running for Freshmen Class Secretary! Hope I win! I'm also going to the theater production meeting tomorrow. I'll start posting some videos and pictures the next time I post. I hope that even though I have moved onto high school, I can still be part of the Hillwood family :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Hillwood Yearbook, 2009 – 2010

Below, you will find a sampling of Hillwood Academic Day School's Yearbook for 2009–2010. This was the first year for a school yearbook, and it was created by the staff of The Hillwood Herald: Brigette, Julian, Julien, Irene, Zach, Anya, Camryn, Lance, Brandon, Rubina (listed by grade).

The book both captures fun memories of the school year and gives the Hillwood community and prospective families a look into our school day. This year's highlight: Zack, the dog!

You can still order a Hillwood yearbook online at Blurb.com.