During the month of February at Nicholas P. Sims Library, the large display case by the side entrance was filled with items from classes at Waxahachie Global High.
Some were created by students in social studies classes and some by students in English classes.
World History classes taught by Andrea Kline created different “books” about the Renaissance and the Reformation [1300-1600] in Europe. Students created alphabet books outside of class as part of a class project.
These involved using each letter of the alphabet to describe a different aspect of the period, featuring both concepts and famous individuals.
In class, the students also made “foldable” books which focused on different aspects of this period in history.
The goal of these projects was to go beyond the information provided by the textbook and expand student knowledge in a way that encouraged and supported their creativity.
Among the most intriguing projects were those which made connections between the people of the Renaissance and the generativity and creativity of this period of history.
To introduce the project, Kline emphasized using widely varying approaches to the project that duplicated the widely varying approaches to life, philosophy and education that characterized the Renaissance itself.
Students in many classes at Global High create vocabulary cards following a prototype developed by Sally Queen, the pre-AP English teacher at Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy, and modified by Claudia Williams and other teachers at Global.
The cards display a word and an image created by the student to illustrate its meaning. They are posted on classroom walls and are designed to be seen clearly from across the room. They represent vocabulary from reading assignments in English classes, terminology from math and science, and concepts from other disciplines.
The students enjoy creating the images and are amazingly clever in bringing their concepts to life.
In fact, those who are not able to draw or create their own images have used their technical skills to find images online and modify them for use in defining their words.
Student projects are displayed throughout the Global High campus.
If you missed the display at the library, please visit our campus and see for yourself the work our students are producing!
Upcoming Global events
The Project Graduation committee has announced its schedule for upcoming meetings. All senior WHS and WGH parents, as well as anyone in the community interested in helping out with this year’s event are encouraged to attend.
Project Graduation meetings will be held at the Waxahachie High School Cafeteria at 7 p.m. March 21, April 18, May 9 and May 23.
2011-12 Course Selection and Registration
Course selection books and registration forms will be distributed to students the week after Spring Break. Students that are currently juniors will have a meeting during the school day on March 28 where they will receive their course selection books and registration form. This year’s sophomores will be meeting during the school day on March 29 and freshman will meet on March 30 during the day.
A parent informational meeting will be held on March 28 for junior parents and March 30 for sophomore and freshman parents at 7 p.m. in the Global High auditorium. The parent informational meeting will cover the same information that your student will be receiving at school regarding course selection and registration.
Junior/Senior Prom - Saturday, April 16 - Red Oak Municipal Center.
“Project Prom” is in need of gently used ball gowns, formals, bridesmaids dresses, sparkly accessories and fancy shoes for the first annual dress swap fundraiser.
Waxahachie Global High Prom Committee will be hosting “Project Prom” Saturday, March 25, in the auditorium at Global High from noon to 5 p.m.
All dresses will be $20, shoes will be $10, and bags and accessory sets will be $5.
This event will be open to high school juniors and seniors.
Please drop off all donations in the front office of Global High before 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed for spring break March 12-19) or at BIG THRIFT, 109 N. Elm Street, Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Project Graduation coupon cards are now on sale for $10. There are 36 vendors listed and are good until 8-31-11. These coupon cards help fund Project Graduation 2011 - a night of fun, food and friends for the WHS and WGH senior class. Project Graduation will be held May 27, 2011 at the Waxahachie Civic Center.
Senior students that wouldlike to sell the coupon cards can pickup a packet during all lunch periods in the Spirit Store on Tuesday and Friday. Each coupon card is $10. The senior student will be given six cards at a time. When they return the money for the cards ($120) , the student recieves $20 cash.
All cards or money must be returned by April 30.
Waxahachie Global High Facebook Page
Visit Facebook and search for the Waxahachie Global High. There you can join in on discussions, post your favorite Global High pictures and connect with other Global High students, staff and parents.
Global PTO Yahoo group
The WGH PTO invites any interested parent or family member to join the WGHPTO Yahoo groups.
This site will allow us to send e-mails to all that request information about what the PTO is doing. It will also serve as a historical information source. You will be able to read all “old” e-mails to know about past activities.
To join this group, you must e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very soon only members of this Yahoo group will receive e-mail communications from the PTO. It is strongly suggested that all current parents join to keep informed.
Buy a car, help a school
Roger Sierra, sales consultant with Waxahachie Autoplex, has pledged to donate $100 to the Global High PTO from his commission on any vehicle he sells.
“That’s new or used from any of our stores (which include Buick, GMC, Ford, Mercury, Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep),” Sierra said.
“I’m a huge supporter of Global High and this is something I can to help everytime someone buys a vehicle from me,” he said.
For more information, contact Roger Sierra at 972-938-1991 or 972-351-1496.
Waxahachie Global High is a public Early College High School campus. For more information or to schedule a tour and receive an application, call 972-923-4761. Global High is located at 600 W. Second St. in Waxahachie.