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High school art student poses with her paintings in the art studio

7:40 AM

Hip Hop II

This morning I arrived at school in my dance clothes in preparation for my Hip Hop II class. We stretched and warmed up, and then got into small groups to practice the choreography that our teacher taught us last week. Each small group performed in front of the class while the rest of us watched. I love the Hip Hop II class because my classmates haven’t just become my friends, but my family. 

High School dance students perform hip hop on stage
High School students celebrate Christmas spirit week

9:05 AM

Christmas Spirit Week

This week is Christmas Spirit week, and today I dressed up as a snowman! On the last day of Christmas spirit week each grade dresses up as a different Christmas character. This year the sophomores are snowmen. Christmas on the Hill is always my favorite time of year. The quad and hallways are always decked out in holiday decorations and the ASB students always have fun Christmas themed activities for us. My favorite activity that was planned for the student body was the real life reindeer! The ASB students brought a real life reindeer to campus and we were allowed to pet and take pictures with it.

9:20 AM

Applied Filmmaking

My next class is Applied Filmmaking. Today my teacher lectured on how to begin preparing for our student produced films. I am in charge of art direction, and over the weekend I made a list of local places we will be able to film at. We are beginning to film our movies after Christmas break. I’m really excited to get started and see how the whole film will come together.

High School media students prepare to film

11:45 AM


After break, we all head to the gym for Chapel. At today’s Chapel, we sang Christmas hymns and then we heard the best message. The speaker is from New York who comes every year, and I look forward to hearing his messages. He tells Bible stories in the most vivid way. Today he re-told the beginning of the Christmas story and he made me think about Mary in a new way.  She was so young but so brave and faithful. I can’t imagine what she must have been going through. After he was done telling the story, he challenged to be faithful like Mary and not let fear or insecurity stop us from becoming who God made us to be. Then we prayed for our school and our community before heading to lunch.

1:05 PM

AP Music Theory

After lunch with my friends, I have AP Music Theory. Today we talked about how music can affect our emotions. My teacher asked us to bring in samples of music that reflect a strong emotion. I already have an idea of what song I am going to share. I am eager to see what songs my fellow classmates bring in and how and why those songs have impacted them.

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High School music student practices on the keyboard