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In conjunction with reading the Swedish novelist Henning Mankell, the Honors English Seminar class visited the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Lamar St. near downtown Dallas. Built in 2003, the new police headquarters houses 3,600 Dallas police officers who make up the 9th largest Police Department in the United States. Our tour began in the Chief of Police’s office and...
On Wednesday and Thursday of the past week, February, 23 - 24, 2011, students from Mrs. Mary Beth Farrell’s and Dr. Michael Degen’s Junior AP Literature classes participated in a unique reflection activity about their required reading material, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. This synthesis activity is known as a News Conference, where about half of the...
The senior class of 2014 is the first ever to experience the new options to the English curriculum where they can choose their own path for second semester Senior English. This year, the Senior English classes will still be labeled English 4; however, for their second semester, seniors will choose from four classes that focus on different types of...
Honors English Seminar takes a walking tour of downtown Dallas.        Stepping off the bus onto Harwood Street alongside the Modern Art Museum, English students beheld a relatively familiar sight. Lingering for only a short while to glance at posters advertising The Mourners and an African Mask exhibit, we bolted across the street to the Trammel Crow Center, not to see...
Starting off the 2011-2012 year guns blazin’, the senior Honors English Seminar class recently finished the book Where Men Win Glory by the author Jon Krakauer. The book details the life of Pat Tillman, an ex-NFL Arizona Cardinal, who traded a life of fame and fortune to become an Army Ranger. Pat was inspired to join the military following...
On February 3rd, the English 4 Non-Western literature class learned from a whole new perspective by touring the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Crow Museum, and the Dallas Museum of Art. Non-Western Literature is a senior class taught by Mrs. Row and Mr. McGowan. The class explores the modern books of various cultures not typically discussed in English class. The...
On our second field trip as Senior Honors English Seminar students, we began at the Freedman’s Cemetery, established in 1861 as a resting place for African American slaves who died shortly after the Civil War. The Seminar teacher Ms. Sheryl Row introduced us to our guide for the day, her long time friend Donald Payton. After introductions Payton asked us,...
When someone suggests going to Harry Hines or Oak Cliff they are often greeted by a grimace or a groan. Ms. Sheryl Row’s senior honors English Seminar class got to see why these areas are fascinating, integral pieces of Dallas culture especially Hispanic culture. Past the clubs, bars and railroad tracks rests Luna’s Tortilla Factory, a family business since...

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