Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Promoting Safety in the Workplace While Highlighting MCVSD Vocational Programs

The SkillsUSA club at Communications High School recently submitted the video below  to CareerSafe's National Youth Safety Video Contest.  The PSA video conveys their message related to youth safety in the workplace while showcasing the vocational programs in our district.  Now that the judges have chosen our submission as one of the 15 finalists, the public needs to vote. Please help us win $5,000 and vote for video #6 at the following website:

CHS Literary Magazine - Spring Issue

Click on the image below to see the newest issue of the Literary Magazine from Communications High School! (Check out submissions from one of our faculty members, Mrs. Harmon.)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

6-word memoirs en español

As part of Sra. Olsen's Spanish unit on family structure and relationships, students watched Francis Ford Coppola’s My Family.  The film also tied into their previous unit:  immigration.  The assignment was to write a 6-word memoir as one of the characters from the movie and make a web page using basic HTML.  Here is the link to the Mozilla Thimble page (courtesy of the National Writing Project) we used as a guide.

Click here to take a look at some samples of the beautiful work that Biotech students completed!

Monday, April 1, 2013

CHS New Media Podcasts

Students in the New Media class must produce a podcast during the 8 week course.  The following 2 podcasts discuss life in high school and at CHS from the students' perspectives.

Things You Do in Class That Aren't Class - Billie & Caroline
Fact or Fiction: Do High School Stereotypes Transfer to an Academy - Muggsy & Abby

CHS Acceptable Use Policy YouTube Video

The students in the third marking period New Media class explore the nature of a Social Media Acceptable Use policy and the possible ramifications of not having one at a high school through the fictional kidnapping of a beloved stuffed animal.  These videos aim to educate through a YouTube sense of humor!