Cheers to a new year and the halfway point of our school year. It's been great getting to know each of you, and I look forward to continuing to see you grow and challenge yourself. Remember that it's never too late to make a change.
There are several opportunities for extra help. I am after school Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays; NHS has a tutoring lab Mondays-Thursdays, and the writing lab is open in the 2nd floor computer lab Mondays-Thursdays.
Here's a pep talk from Kid President to inspire you for the year ahead
Room by Emma Donoghue
In many ways, Jack is a typical 5-year-old. He likes to read books, watch TV, and play games with his Ma. But Jack is different in a big way--he has lived his entire life in a single room, sharing the tiny space with only his mother and an unnerving nighttime visitor known as Old Nick. For Jack, Room is the only world he knows, but for Ma, it is a prison in which she has tried to craft a normal life for her son. When their insular world suddenly expands beyond the confines of their four walls, the consequences are piercing and extraordinary. Despite its profoundly disturbing premise, Emma Donoghue's Room is rife with moments of hope and beauty, and the dogged determination to live, even in the most desolate circumstances. A stunning and original novel of survival in captivity, readers who enter Room will leave staggered, as though, like Jack, they are seeing the world for the very first time. --Lynette Mong Amazon.com