Junior High/ High School Special Study Units
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the world's largest creative writing event. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is another great opportunity to manage writing time and academics, but it’s also fun.
Students are challenged to write 50,000 words in one month. Even the teacher writes 50,000 words.
“National Novel Writing Month believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.”
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman - Study of the influence of technology, good and bad. Students experience a Technology Abstinence Week, which means students have to schedule completion of their electronic assignments for other classes before this week’s commitment.
Daily Bible Reading (DBR) Every junior high and high school student have a longstanding commitment for their a portion of their Bible grade to commit to Daily Bible Reading. When you add up all the days of DBR, from the time a student enters 7th grade through 12th grade, they could read a total of 1,512 days during their Junior High and Senior High School career. This computation does not include DBR over the summer vacation.
Ask any student over the last twenty-three years what is Mr. Carter’s advice to Hyland students, they unanimously say,
‘Read your Bible every day.’
These are long-standing separate units of study. Of course there are other special assignments, reports, speeches, presentations, and group work activities for other subject areas throughout the school year.