Maya Angelou – 1928-2014

World-acclaimed poet Maya Angelou passed away today of an undisclosed illness. She was 86.

Here is her reading of one of her most famous poems, “Still I Rise”

 

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Summer Reading Updates

The Summer Reading page has been updated, with clarifications to the following:

  • The specifics of the written assignment that goes with the reading
  • The due date of the written assignment
  • The procedure to follow if you have an objection to one  of our four specific titles
  • An additional local bookstore (The Book Oasis in Stoneham) where you can find copies of our selected texts.

Please see the Summer Reading section in the COURSES tab in the header to read about these updates.

Poetry Month Challenge – a 100% Student Success, 83% Teacher Success

As April comes to a close, Mr. Lally is very pleased to report that all of his students in his Poetry Writing class have successfully completed the challenge in which they wrote 30 poems in 30 days. Mr. Lally himself came up short, but all told, he and his class composed 234 poems between April 1 and April 30. Congratulations to all of the students! Great job!

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The students are, in alphabetical order,

Alli Alonso
Matt DiRico
Michaela LaPrise
Ariana Orne
Rima Patel
Connor Pustizzi
and Allison Rittweger