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Please feel welcome to click the link below to see all 225 classes that the Virtual High School offers to Lisbon High School Students. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the guidance department.
Save the Date! The Lisbon High School library will be hosting a digital book fair from November 3 – November 13th. Please visit the link posted to support your library. Students and staff, in the hall for a mask break? Stop and scan one of the many QR codes posted along the corridors and on the library doors. If you should have any questions, please contact Mrs. Thompson at email@example.com
Lisbon High School students who are interested in taking a virtual high school course during the 2020-2021 academic year are encouraged to contact Mrs. Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or to reach out to your respective guidance counselor, Ms. Jordan or Mrs. Lewis. Please click the link below to browse the list of course offerings. Popular classes fill quickly so do not wait. Registration begins at 8 AM, May 7th, 2020.
New courses and revised courses include the following:
New Courses and Course “Facelifts” for the 20/21 school year!
Site Coordinators, we wanted to let you know that the curriculum team has been working hard all year with our teachers to develop new courses and make lots of exciting revisions to some of our existing courses. As you register your students, please keep the following courses in mind:
New Courses for Fall, 2020:
AP Latin: VHS Learning is proud to add this popular full year, AP course as a capstone to our existing Latin program. Students will take aghost deep dive into Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic War. The rigor and pace of this course is consistent with Latin offerings at many colleges and universities and will prepare students for the Advanced Placement® Exam..
Physics: In this new full year, standard-level physics course, students will investigate key topics in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and selected modern physics concepts through a comprehensive lab program, with a focus on application of topics.
Revised Courses for Fall, 2020:
Cybersecurity: Cyberspace offers endless opportunities to connect, share and collaborate, but how do we ensure our communication is safe and our information is protected? In this semester-long course, students uncover their digital footprint, explore cybercrime and cyberlaw, investigate security threats and measures for networks and software, identify practices associated with good cyber hygiene and design a plan to protect a company from cyberthreats.
Film and Literature: Revised to expand the variety of authors and genres explored in this semester-long course, the class now focuses on film techniques and how they are used to adapt literature for the screen.
Ghosts and Haunting in Literature (formerly Ghoulies, Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties). We have revised this wonderfully scary, long-time, semester-long ELA course to deepen the exploration of ghost stories, examining how portrayals of ghosts in literature have changed over time and between cultures.
Horror Writers: Revised to expand the variety of authors and experiences, this semester-long course explores the horror genre, beginning with the Gothic and continuing through to modern-day horror stories based on the technologies of our current world.
Journalism (formerly Journalism in the Digital Age): The state of journalism has changed dramatically in recent years and our revised, semester-long course allows students to explore those changes while still developing the essential skills for journalistic reporting such as interviewing, writing on a deadline, and revising from feedback.
Marketing: In our rapidly evolving digital world, marketing efforts are impacting more than ever before. In this semester-long course, students explore the Marketing Concept to uncover customer needs and product development and then consider promotion and sales, as they develop their own marketing plan for a produce of their choice.
Oceanography: Our oceans are critical to the health of our planet. Students will explore the geological, physical and chemical properties of the ocean and then embark on an oceanographic research vessel mission, traveling the open ocean, intertidal zones, polar seas and estuaries to collect samples and observe marine life. This is a ,semester-long course.
Philosophy: Our semester-long Philosophy course goes way back to the original VHS Learning catalog! Some revisions were implemented this past year to update resources with more recent scholarship, which has breathed new life into this old favorite.
Please keep in mind that all events are listed in Pacific Time. That means that if it is noon in Maine, it is 9 AM in the Pacific time zone.
Events are divided into categories such as virtual storytimes, virtual drawing lessons, music classes and performances, virtual tours, and art and film lessons. Some of the events are a wonderful tool for parents who are attempting to work at home or have older siblings who must complete there own schoolwork while watching younger children. The events provide a time and place for younger children to be.
Please remember to check back at Lisbon School Libraries often for updates and links to resources that support our schools’ distance learning plan.
Please click the link below for instructions on how to begin creating a knitting loom. We will be working on specific components in the Hive on Friday. Please feel welcome to start designing in Tinkercad. When completed, we will fabricate your work with the 3D printer and begin to create much-needed nests for birds and rodents who are in need in Australia.
Beginning Friday, January 10, Hive members from PWS and LHS will begin the design process to create circular looms that will be used to create bird/rodent nests for injured and orphaned animals as a result of the fires raging in Australia. Additional copies of the looms will be made available for students, staff, and teachers who wish to create nests as well. At this time, LHS is accepting donations of yarn. If you should have any questions, please contact Mrs. Thompson at the Lisbon High School Library.
Wish to do more? Wonderful! Search for the Animal Rescue Craft Guild on Facebook. Sent a join the group request and begin your journey to help creatures in need!
Please note that the next Hive meeting will be held on Friday, October 25th when we will begin our 3D cookie cutter challenge! This challenge will extend for 3 Fridays until November 8th. If you should have any questions, please contact Mrs. Thompson at Lisbon High School.
The Lisbon High School Library will host an Usborne Books and More book fair for one day only on November 7th, 2019. The fair will coincide with parent-teacher conferences and will run from 2 PM-8 PM in the evening. Please join us as we celebrate the love of reading and learning. Books available will range from birth to young adult. Proceeds will be used to purchase reading material for several programs in our school. Thank you for your support.