The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities...


Monday, March 19, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Rock and Roll Mondays: Hits of 1974


A celebration of the top music hits from the year that SiR graduated from High School!  Included are such greats as Barbra Steirsand's "The Way We Were", Terry Jack's "Seasons in the Son", Kook and the Gang's "Jungle Boogie," the Jackson 5's "Dancing Machine", and many more!  It's going to be Faaaaaaaar Out!


Due Today:


Los Alamitos Article synopsis 9 to 12.


Debriefing of last Saturday's Marymount conference.




Reviewing the French Revolution for the exam on Wednesday.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 / Early Release Schedule


Classical Tuesday:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) / String Quartet No. 6 in B flat


A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string players – two violin players, a viola player and a cellist – or a piece written to be performed by such a group. The string quartet is one of the most prominent chamber ensembles in classical music, with most major composers, from the mid to late 18th century onwards, writing string quartets.   Quartet composition flourished in the Classical era, with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert following Haydn in each writing a number of quartets.  Today's music is one of the six string quartets, composed by Mozart in late 1772 and early 1773. Because they were composed in Milan while he was working on his opera Lucio Silla, they are popularly known as the Milanese Quartets.


News Review




Finishing the review the French Revolution for the exam tomorrow.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 / Advisement Schedule


Jazzy or Country Wednesday:  Dolly Parton (b. 1946) / Jolene (1974)


Jolene is Dolly Parton's 13th solo studio album.  The title track, "Jolene", tells the tale of a housewife confronting a beautiful seductress who she believes is having an affair with her husband. It became Parton's second solo number-one country single; it also was a moderate pop hit for her, and also did well in the United Kingdom. It has been covered by numerous performers.  One of the album's songs, "I Will Always Love You" has become a number-one country single. In 1992, Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" was a mega-hit pop ballad.


Assessment: The French Revolution


  • 15 Vocabulary matching questions (1 point each, 15 points total)
  • 15 to 20 Multiple-choice questions (2 points each, 30 to 40 points total)
  • An essay (30 points)

75 to 85 test points possible.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Opera Thursdays:  Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)  /  The Barber of Seville (1816)


An opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775).   Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all "opere buffe". Even after two hundred years, it remains a popular work.


News Review


Chapter 7 test review


Makeup test for chapter 7


Intro to Trial of Napoleon


Friday, March 23, 2018 / Advisement Schedule


Whatever Fridays:  Who Knows?


This is the day set aside for whatever meets SiR's fancy.  It could be Japanese Commercials, a cartoon from the 1930's, scenes from a classic film, a bunch of quirky videos, etc.  If you have something you think might fit in, please send SiR a note of what you might want, he just might play it.  Warning--his standards are high, so it should be something in the neighborhood of awesome!


News Review


Friday Advice


Work on Napoleon's trail


NOTICE:  Comps are next week on Thursday, March 29.  Period 5 will take the 8:00 to 10:00 comp and period 6 the 10:30 to 12:30 comp.


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