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  • Pride and Prejudice Cast 2016

    First of all, thank you to all who came to audition! What a great group of thespians! We are so excited to see your enthusiasm. We wish we could perform for two or three weekends so we could give all of you the part you desire. Remember, "there are no small parts, only small actors". All of you are important and each one will add his own unique touch to his character. May the games begin!

    Dancers and soldiers:

    Sydney Bussey

    Autumn Sparks

    Alex Luvin

    Arianna Ciccone

    Sophia Poteet

    Zachary Poteet

    Isaac Cormican

    Luke Rehmer 

    Mrs. Reynolds:  Hannah Gressley

    Mrs. Gardiner:  Shiloh Conroy / Oralia Spellmeyer 

    Georgiana: Victoria Sparks / Olivia Poteet

    Colonel Fitzwilliam:  Chandler Gressley

    Wickham:  Stephen Desmond

    Lady Catherine de Bourgh:  Bethany Rogers

    Mr. Collins:  Caleb Deford

    Mr. Darcy: Jacob Breid

    Caroline Bingley: Natalie Church  

    Mr. Bingley: Joe Johnson

    Captain Carter: Jacob Baker / Isaac Greer

    Captain Denney: Christian Ford

    Charlotte Lucas: Taylor Mabry

    Sir William Lucas: Mr. Steven Bussey

    Lady Lucas: Shelley Raines

    Mary Bennet: Julie Morrison

    Jane Bennet: Emma Greer

    Kitty Bennet: Bailey Mabry

    Lydia Bennet: Sarah Greer

    Mr. Bennet: Cobie Auxier

    Mrs. Bennet: Sarah Nevils

    Elizabeth Bennet: Kaelyn Morris 



  • Spanish II - 9th grade

    Buenos dias! Enjoy the snow day, but study so we can be ready for quiz next Monday!

    Activity Manual - page 158 - 159

    Section VII, A & B

    On Activity B, you must write out a sentence just like in the example telling who the speaker is. Hint: speaker is the name in parentheses. Use the construction of

    decir + que

     Section VIII, A

    Read the situation. Decide which phrase is the most logical and circle that letter. Do not cheat by using Google!


  • Spanish I - 8th Grade

    Buenos dias! Enjoy the snow day! Review vocabulary words in this lesson and the verb estar, and adjectives. Quiz on Friday!

    prepositions - page 35

    verb estar - page 36

     adjectives with estar - page 38 & 39

    Como esta?

    Donde esta?  

    Activity Manual - page 115 & 116 - Section IV, C

    Arrange the following sentence elements to create sentences. Be sure to make the adjective agree with the noun it modifies ( masculine or feminine).

    1. nervioso /perro / Diana / esta / de / el

     El perro de Diana esta nervioso.



  • Spanish 1, Classwork & Homework 10/21 & 10/22

    Hola estudiantes!

    1. Correct homework.

    2. Drill church vocabulary words and Bible verse on page 19.

    3. Go over pronunciation section on page 19.

    3. Sing 2 Spanish Christmas songs. 

    4. Introduce and explain homework for Thursday. 

    Just as discussed in class before, the UN and UNA are indefinite articles which are the equivalent of the "A" in English.

    a book    =  un libro

    a door     = una puerta

    Now you are learning the definite articles, LA and EL, which are the equivalent of "THE" in English.

    el libro     = the book

    la puerta  =  the door

    EL is the masculine definite article used before every male noun.

    LA is the feminine definite article used before every feminine noun.

    Homework: Actividad 6, page 18

    Follow the model by writing out both roles. (Forgive me, but I do not have access to the upside down question mark and exclamation mark or accents or the special "n" letter on my laptop computer keyboard.)

    1. Marcos: Como se llama la senorita? 

        Felipe:  La senorita?  Se llama Teresa.

    Actividad 7 - page 19

    Follow the model.

    Memorize the Bible verse - Versiculo

    "Jehova es mi pastor; nada me faltara."  Salmo 23:1

     Write it five times and turn in with homework on Friday.  


    Activity Manual page 105 and 106.

    Section II - A. Conteste afirmativamente.  (Answer affirmatively.) Do odds only

                      B. Conteste negativamente. (Answer negatively.) Do odds only

     Section III - Write the correct definite article, el or la, in the space provided. Only do the first column #1-6. 




  • Spanish 2 Classwork and Homework on 10/21 & 10/22

    1. Correct the homework.

    2. Drill over vocabulario on page 103 and 104. Drill over verb conjugation of DAR, IR, and ESTAR. 

    3. Sing two Spanish Chirstmas songs. 

    4. In class we will read the Dialogo on page 102 in textbook. Answer with short answers (the answers do not have to be in a complete sentence, just show me comprehension) and turn in for Friday. Look up any unknown words in the glossary or a Spanish/English Dictionary, or google the word, but not the sentence. Do the work in your head. Use the vocabulary you have already learned.

    5. Quiz on Lesson 13 as homework for Thursday. No need to memorize the verse. But include the date in Spanish for points. Turn in on Friday (or on Monday for soccer tournament students)






  • Spanish 2, Classwork and Homework for Oct. 19 & 20

    Classwork and Homework are on Activity Manual page 143-145. Copies should have been handed to you for page 144 which was missing in your work book.


    Page 143 - Leccion 13

    Seccion I - Respond with complete sentences.

    1. Llegas a la escuela en motocicleta? Como llegas?    No, no llego en motocicleta. Llego en coche (or automobile, or carro).

     2. Tiene autobus tu escuela?     No, no tiene autobus mi escuela.


    Page 144 - Seccion III

    You should know the drill by now. Conjugate the verb according to the subject in each sentence. They are now mixing the regular -ar verbs and the new verb "ir" and "dar" which conjugate like "estar" because they are irregular -ar verbs.


    Page 144 - Seccion IV -

    Activities in progress. Write the correct form of the present progressive for each verb in the sentence. This is the conjugation of ESTAR + the -ANDO ending after you drop the -AR on any regular -ar ending verb.





  • Spanish 1 Classwork and Homework 10-21-2015

    Espanol 1 -  

    Hola, estudiantes!

    For the classwork on Monday (I was absent and you had a substitute because I threw my back out and was lying in bed)

    you were supposed to do Act. 4 and 5 on pages 16 and 17 in your text book. This section is all about how to make a negative sentence.

    Very simply, you always place the NO right before the verb. In this case, the verb you are dealing with is ES = is.

     No es un libro.    =   It is not a book.

     Activity 4 is simple. Just add - NO to each sentence.

     Activity 5 is all about answering in the negative. If it is an affirmative (answering with a YES) then simply state - Si (with an accent on the "i"), add a comma, and then proceed with the rest of the sentence.

     Question: Es un libro?          Answer:  Si, es un libro.

     If you are answering in the negative, then you will need a double NO. The first NO is for NO, the second NO is for NOT.

     Question: Es un libro?         Answer:  No, no es un libro.       What is it then?    Es un cuaderno. (a notebook)

     Activity 5: Answer the questions according to the example (model) they demonstrated for you and according to the picture, does the picture match the object in the question.

     For Homework you were assigned page 105 section I in the Activity Manual. Follow the model and write a sentence stating what each object is on the picture.







  • Spanish II Homework assigned Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

    Page 97 - Activity 4 and Page 98 - Activity 5


    Activity 4 -Remember that these are impersonal expressions with the following order:  es + adjective + infinitve.  Write 6 sentences using an element from each column. Three sentences should be positive and three negative.

    Es bueno practicar el espanol todos los dias.

    No es bueno practicar el espanol todos los dias.


    Activity 5 - For each one of the phrases on page 98, write three sentences for a total of 24 sentences. Use three of the four verbs: necesitar, desear, tener que, and gustar (Me gusta...).

    1. Yo / comprar   (I / to buy)

            Yo necesito comprar leche. (milk)

            Yo deseo comprar chocolate.

            Yo tengo que comprar un libro para la escuela.


            Me gusta comprar un collar de oro. (gold necklace)

     The instructions also say to include questions and negative statements. Thus, you can take the previous sentences and change them to practice making questions and negative statements.

                Preguntas (questions)                                             Oraciones Negativas (Negative sentences) 

            Necesitas comprar leche?                                           No necesito comprar leche.

            Deseas comprar chocolate?                                        No deseo comprar chocolate.

            Tienes que comprar un libro?                                      No tengo que comprar un libro.

            Te gusta comprar un collar de oro?                             No me gusta comprar un collar de oro.

     Remember, now that you are writing sentences with double verbs, the first verb is always conjugated, and the second verb is an infinitive (keeps the -ar, -er, -ir, ending). 


    With this new skill and with the translation of the verb to go, see if you can translate the following sentences.

    ir = to go 

    Yo necesito ir al bano, por favor!

    Deseo ir a la iglesia.

    Tengo que ir a mi casa.

    Me gusta ir a la casa de mi amiga.  









  • Spanish I - Homework Assigned on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    Text book - page 7 and 8, Activities 10, 11, and 12

     In class we read Profesiones at the top of page 7. If you read them aloud you will notice that you will mostly guess correctly each job or profession. Again, these are cognates, words that are very similar in both languages and have the same meanings.

    Next, we read the vocabulary words for the Family or La Familia.

    If you read and sound each word out you will notice a pattern, the feminine and masculine version of each word, except for "la madre" and "el padre". Also, there is a plural version for each. In Spanish, when the plural has a representation of both genders (a group of 10 girls and two boys) then we go with the masculine plural.


    El abuelo = the grandfather

    La abuela = the grandmother

    Los abuelos = the grandparents 

    La madre = the mother

    El padre = the father

    Los padres = the parents

    El hijo = the son

    La hija = the daughter

    Los hijos = the children


    Activity  10: Write out the entire sentence for each number. Underline the word you had to supply (fill in the blank).

    1. Juan Sanchez es el padre de Marcos. Marcos es el hijo de Juan Sanchez. 


    Activity 11 - For this activity you need to  read the above family tree on page 8 and the new vocabulary words which are italicized above the picture of the family tree. We did it in class, and I will make it easy for you now:

     el hermano = brother             la hermana = the sister           los hermanos = the brothers

    el tio (sorry, it needs an accent on the "i") = the uncle          la tia (accent on the "i") = the aunt          los tios (accent on the "i") = the uncles and aunts

    la prima = the female cousin           el primo = the male cousin         los primos = the cousins (mixed group)

    el sobrino = the nephew           la sobrina = the niece             los sobrinos = the nephews (mixed group)


    Activity 11:

    1. El primo de Marcos es Tito.


    Activity 12: Answer the questions in complete answers. These are about you and your family. Again, go with the exercise. If you have 50 cousins (question # 3) then just name three of them. I do not know your family, so you can make it up. But I do want you to know how to answer these questions. In the first one they teach you how to answer affirmatively and also negatively, just in case you do not have a cousin or sister or nephew.

     1. No, no tengo hermanas.  or    Si(accent on the "i"), tengo una hermana.   or  Si, tengo tres hermanas.

    Remember, now you know numbers in Spanish, so use them.

     Answer all the questions, some numbers have two questions, like #2 and #3.  "Como se llaman?" means "What are they called?" (llaman has an "n" because it is the plural form of the verb "to call". Obviously, if you do not have a brother or brothers in #2, then you do not need to answer the second question, which is "what are their names?"

    Buena suerte!   (Good luck!) 


  • Mime Videos for all mimes in the play

    Hand exercises for mimes 


    Body exercises for mimes


    How to create a round object in mime - 5 steps to creating an illusion (approach object with opposite motion like flat to round, form the object, using the object, stopping the action, put away the object, and release)


     How to open a door in mime - a push open door


    How mimes open doors - a throw open door


    How to push away in mime


    How to portray box prison in mime


    Trapped in a box mime


     How to get out of a box


    Walking in place


    Walking against wind with frontal walk


    How to lean 


    How to drink from a cup


    Afraid and angry emotions in mime


    Happy emotions in mime


    How to move along a wall in mime


    How to form a string in mime


    How to pull a rope in mime


    How to create interest in rope pulling in mime


    How to discover things in a trunk


    How to dig in mime


    How to eat soup in mime


    How to pass a food tray and offer food and eat it off of it yourself


     How to catch a butterfly


    How to pick an apple


    How to pick a flower


    How to pick a group of flowers


     How to throw a ball


    How to catch a ball


    How to create a story in mime


    How to drink from a glass


    How to float away with a balloon


    How to put on a coat, gloves, hat, scarf for wintry weather


    Miming being pulled by people to talk


    How to mime chewing gum and blowing a bubble


    Fishing in mime 


    How to walk a dog in mime


    Base makeup, setting powder, and eye makeup for mime face


     How to apply make up for lips for mime face


    Hats and gloves in mime costume

     Background and History of Mime












  • Cast, Waiters, Mimes, and Stage Crew Announcement for "A Family Reunion to Die For" and other details

    First off, I would like to thank all the students who came to audition on Monday, at lunch on Wednesday, and on Friday! This is our first murder mystery or "who done it?" play at ACS. We are very excited. Last year we had a jewelry heist in our Charleston play, but this year someone is killing off the hotel guests.

    For peace of mind, I want to assure parents and students that any questionable material is being changed and tweaked, as we do with every play we perform here at ACS. The acting technique of having he "murdered victims" come and talk to the audience and help the wannabe detective find the murderer is just that a "technique", just like in Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" with the ghosts of Christmas past, future, and present. If you have any questions or comments, please call me or email me at  

    The high school drama production class would like to give three performances instead of two, so we are adding a matinee show time on Saturday, April 25, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Also, we have a volunteer to help coordinate the meal to make both evening performances a dinner theater, and the matinee a dessert theater. We will of course need helpers to cook for all three of these performances.

    Young students have indicated a desire to be waiters or waitresses, and I am very happy to have them participate. I am also recruiting upper elementary and junior high students to help serve the meal during each performance night. Their rehearsal will be Saturday, April 18th, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Make sure you have a copy of the schedule, there are extra copies at the school office if you did not get one during auditions. The following students have already indicated that they would like to help serve the meal: Halie Spratley, Mathew Sumner, Sylarra Wallen, Victoria Sparks, and Shiloh Conroy.

    For this performance, we will also have a group of mimes who will direct the audience in a game of "Charades" during intermission as a way to compete for prizes. They are the same mimes who will also be part of the cast.

    Stage Crew and Techs: 

    Light Techs: Xiara León and Tori Price

    Stage Manager: Mikala Walton

    Stagehand: Tim Nevils


    Gretchen Wilcox                           Katelynn Rogers

    Connie Carlson                            Sarah Nevils

    Beatrice Googleheimer                Caroline Kelly

    Christine Franklin                         Julie Morrison

    Costumed Guest                          Jon Hill

    Lola Mathews                               Taylor Mabry

    Carla Jo Michaels                        Megan Breid

    Rhonda Mae Michaels                 Kaelyn Morris

    Neil Camp                                    Bryce Steele

    Joel March                                   Jake Breid

    Stefan Livingston                         Stephen Desmond

    Suzanne Livingston                     Sarah Greer

    Rachel Shanklin                          Emma Greer

    Robert Shanklin                          Isaac Cormican 


    Molly                                            Carla León

    Minnie                                          Natalie Church

    Maddie                                          Maris Herrington

    Mabel                                            Bethany Rogers

    Missy                                            Bailey Mabry

    Mona                                            Alex Luvin

    Mimi                                             Sydney Bussey

    Mason                                         Garreth Herrington

    Macon                                         Luke Rehmer 




  • Spanish II - Homework for Tuesday, January 20 and Study Guide for Quiz

    *Sorry, but the computer I am working from does not allow me accents and Spanish punctuations. Also, read your packet. I have only translated some of the instructions to make it easier for you, but you have to read the rest and see the other examples.

    Activity Manual packet - Lesson 16 pages 156-159

    Section II  - Cual es la fecha de hoy? (What is today's date?)

    Mire los ejemplos: (Look at the examples)

        Hoy es el primero de abril.  (Today is the first of april.)  In Spanish, we use ordinal number words (first, second, third, etc.) for the first day of the month only.

        Hoy es el dos de mayo.  (Today is the two of May.)  In Spanish, for all the other days of the month, we use cardinal numbers (one, two, three, etc.)

    En espanol las abreviaturas para indicar el dia y el mes se escriben asi: (In Spanish, the abbreviations to indicate the day and the month are written like this:)

       1/IV = el primero de abril

       4/VII = el cuartro de julio  

    In Spanish, they use Roman numerals for the month.

    A. Cual es la fecha? Escriba el dia y el mes indicados por las abreviaturas.  (Write the day and the month as indicated by the abbreviations.

     Do 1-5 only

    B. Respond to the questions.

    Do all

    III. El verbo hacer

    Donde esta, y que hace? Write the correct form of the verb estar in the first blank space and the correct form of the verb hacer in the second blank space in each sentence. 

    Section IV. El tiempo y las estaciones

    Que tiempo hace? (What is the weather like in each picture?)

     Section V. Expresiones con tener.

    Write a tener expression in each blank space according to the prompts provided.

     Section VI. Ir + a + infinitivo

    A. Write sentences that indicate a near future event. Follow the model provided.

    B. Share your plans for the future. Writes 5 sentences using five different verbs. Mention future plans for yourself, your family, and/ or friends.

    Section VII. El verbo decir.

    Section A - all

    Section B - all - This is the "... dice que..." form of telling who said what. Follow the model; they give you the speaker of each verse in parentheses.

    Section VIII - Review

    Read each situation. Then decide which phrase is the most logical commentary to the situation. Circle the letter.









  • It Has to be Jazz

  • March 3, 2014 - Snow Day

    Enjoy your day! If you are in the cast for Charleston please check out other posts so you can begin practicing dance moves.


    World Literature: Unit 1-The Short Story: Character Development

    Classwork for Monday, March 3, 2014:

    Read "A School of Facts" by Charles Dickens (this is an excerpt from Hard Times). Answer the questions and read about Charles Dickens. 

    Homework for Tuesday, March 4, 2014:

    Read about the Short Story and Character and copy vocabulary words and define: short story, plot, characters, theme, setting, tone/mood, characters, direct exposition, indirect revelation, static, and dynamic.

    Then read "Good Morning, Miss Dove" by Frances Gray Patton and answer the questions in complete sentences and written in cursive.  Remember that complete sentences begin with capitalization and end in a period. Make sure you read well, you will have a reading quiz on both stories Wednesday.


    Español I: All of you need to make sure that you have your Activity Manual homework from last week completed. I am going to count this homework as a quiz, and the students who did not complete their work last week when it was due already have a 10% off; so please complete correctly and work hard to have it all done perfectly.

    This workbook is meant to be worked on along with your textbook. If you do not remember what a word means look it up in your Spanish/English dictionary or in the present lesson or previous lessons. Be resourceful and use your God given intelligence and study skills to find out information for yourself.

    Do not show up in class any longer telling me that you did not know, could not figure it out, forgot to do it, or did not understand. Call a classmate to clear up information and to make sure you have all your homework done. But if your classmate cannot help you, then you CALL ME!

    El teléfono de la señora León es el cuatro, siete, tres, veinticinco, cero, tres. 

    Pages 127 to 129:

    Pg. 127- Sections I - A, I-B # 1,2, I-C (Look at note below to complete this section). 

    Pg. 128 - Section II - All (Check answers below for the most obscure facts.)

    Pg. 129 - Section III -  You are supposed to subtract the given birthdate from the year 1993 to figure out their  ages.

    Pg. 129 - Section IV - All

    Pg. 129 - Section V - All

    Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 

    Review the vocabulary for this Lesson 8; know how to pronounce them and how to spell them.

    Activity Manual pg. 127 - C - You need to ask one of your classmates for his or her phone number, that is ask in Spanish and get a response in Spanish. The following is a list of each class member assigned who to call for this homework. Whoever calls asks the question and gets the first answer, and then switch roles.

    9th Grade Spanish I:                                   8th Grade Spanish I:

    Kristine call Kaelyn                                       Julie call Bryce                       Kandyn call Jon

    Samuel call Seth                                           Christian call Joe

    Pg. 128 - Crossword puzzle: You should have completed this work last week; the following is a list of the most obscure answers which you probably had to research to find the answer. 


    #4. 11

    #14. 76


    2. 100

    6. 12

    8. 40

    9. 12

    12. 40


    Español II: Muchachas, ustedes completaron la página 208, actividad B el viernes, 28 de febrero. 

    Tarea en Clase: Hoy quiero que estudien la próxima (next) lección, Lección 29, y lean el vocabulario en la página 240. En su Manual de Actividades, completen la actividad en la página 209, el Crucigrama.

    Luego, en su libro de texto, estudien el pretérito de los verbos irregulars - decir y traer- en la página 243. Completen Actividades 6 y 7 en la página 244.

    Tarea del martes, 4 de marzo:

    Estudien las páginas 250 - 251 y memorizen los pretéritos de los verbos irregulares en estas páginas.

    hacer (hice), querer (quise), venir (vine)

    estar (estuve), andar (anduve), poder (pude), poner (puse), saber (supe), y tener (tuve) 

    Take Note: The endings of these irregular verbs with stem changes combine the endings of the -ar and -er/ir verbs in the preterite form.

    Estar                                                             Hablar                    Comer o Vivir                       

    Yo estuve              nosotros estuvimos        yo hablé                  nosotros comimos

    tú estuviste           vosotros estuvisteis       tú viviste                  vosotros comisteis

    él estuvo               ellos estuvieron              él habló                   ellos comieron

    Notice that the 1st and 3rd person in the irregular stem changing verb form, there is no accent as in the regular non-stem changing verbs. 

    ¡Buena suerte, muchachas! 




  • Polly in "It Has to be Jazz"

    Hey, Katelynn, take a look at this clip to copy some of this choreography. We will change some things but practice some of this. Do not practice the acting though, it is not the greatest!

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