Friday, April 12, 2013

Crazy week coming!

SCLA 10 is busy with RESPECT projects! 

Here is a quick overview of the upcoming projects.  Please make sure you are doing your part to help your team succeed.  This is great practice for your Senior Capstone Projects!


Field trip for the entire class to Cinnamon Park Senior Center.  Thanks to Jayme, Katelyn and Tanner for this great project!
  • Parent Drivers are needed - and driver forms for the school district filled out. ( on the reverse side of the permission slip.)
  • Permission slips for all students! 
  • Bring a sack lunch to eat on the way over. 
  • Board games to play with the residents.  
  • Dress nicely, but comfortable.  Some of us will be working outside in the flower beds! 
  • Meet in D200 at the beginning of A lunch.  
After School project at Eaglecrest Elementary
  • Jordan, Zack and Catherine are doing some respect activities with the  after school group at Eaglecrest.  They will give the students some challenges and come back on Thursday April 18th to follow up and give prizes to those who found ways to be respectful!

THURSDAY- APRIL 18- The following projects are in the works:
  • Thank you lunch for the Custodians, Cafeteria workers, Office Staff, Counselors and Administration.   
    • Thanks to Kenzie, Tiahni and Grant for this excellent idea to say THANK YOU to those who work so hard in our building!   Thanks to the Etiquette coach, Annette, for helping out on this one!
  • Blue Mountain Respect group-  Sharing some information about respect with the Blue Mountain 3rd graders Tyler, Kayla and Sophie will help the future Raptors be a little more respectful at their school. 
Other projects!

Clean up Silver Creek!  - Helen and Lantis are working with Mr. Finnestead and the environmental science class to beautify the area around the SCHS flag pole.   In early May we will be breaking out our work gloves as a class to clean up that area and make it great looking for graduation!

Longmont Estates Buster Skills presentation- Kady, Ned and Tiahni are working with the 5th graders at Longmont Estates to teach Bullying Buster skills! 

Give Them Arrest! Matthew, Alexa and Angela are collecting money and putting goodie bags together for the night shift of the Longmont Police Department and the Boulder County Sheriff Department.  If you would like to donate bring extra change to school!

Support our Troops!- Kylee, Anton and Mitch  are collecting items to ship to our service men and women! Look for the posters around the school to find out the needed items and help say thank you to those who are protecting our freedoms. 

Thank you Public Works! -Trevor, Teagan and Colin are saying thank you to the Longmont Public works department that includes sanitation workers and road crew members.  They will be delivering breakfast to them on Thursday, April 25.  They will also be reaching out to the public via speaking to the City Council and writing a letter to the Editor to encourage all of us to say THANK YOU to those who make our live better here in Longmont.  

Thank you Teachers!-   Preston, Kristin and Ryan are creating goodie bags and thank you cards to our amazing teaching staff here at SCHS.  If you would like to donate baked goods watch here for the date to donate!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Costa Rica and Peru!!!


Wednesday April 10 7pm 
SCHS Library 

I am inviting you to join me in 2014 for some amazing trips! SCLA is about understanding other cultures, stepping outside your comfort zone and helping others.  These trips take what we learn in the classroom and bring it to life. Although our trips are OPTIONAL, I work hard to bring you this experience because I know the benefit of travel for our students.  As a mother, I saw the difference in my son after our trip to China this past summer.  These experiences are also wonderful to use for college essays to help our SCLAers set themselves apart in the college application process.
PARENTS and SIBLINGS are welcome on these trips as well!!!

I have two trips planned for 2014

Costa Rica- Spring Break 2014
7 days in Costa Rica including Zipline, kayaking on Lake arenal, La Fortuna Waterfall, Paos Volcano, volunteer work with a local school and a day at Guanacaste beach.  Trip includes airfare, hotel, bus, tour guide, and three meals a day.  Nearly EVERYTHING is covered with this tour!

 Peru Summer of 2014
9 days in Peru will be amazing! Machu Picchu, boat ride on Lake Titicaca, San Francisco Monastery, two days of service, one in a local school teaching English, and one with local village women.   Amazing trip!!
I have an informational meeting planned on
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10th at 7PM at SCHS in the Library.  PLEASE RSVP if you would like to attend so I can plan for snacks. 
This meeting will have all the details of the trips, costs, payment plans and details.  I will also offer a $100 discount drawing for both the Costa Rica trip and the Peru trip for anyone who signs up before the meeting or at the meeting. 
As traveling internationally is an optional activity, I choose to travel with EF tours, as they have been around forever and take really good care of us.  One of the EF representatives will be at our meeting to answer questions about cost, monthly payment plans, insurance and any other concerns you may have.
If you see a trip you KNOW you want to join, there is a special now that cuts $100 off if you sign up before March 31. If you would like more information, please contact Ms. Adams right away. 
I hope you will attend our informational meeting to find out how you can join us on our adventures of 2014! Again, please RSVP for the meeting, and feel free to contact me regarding this via email anytime!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Projects this week

SCLA 10ers!

Hope you are having a great spring break!  When we get back to work this week we will be working on your respect projects to get those up and running.   You have class time to prepare your projects, so use your time wisely!

Also- After school this week from 2:30-3:30 we need some volunteers to help Anthony and Valarie bundle shoes for their Senior Capstone Project.  Come to the Ewing conference room if you can stay and help!

See you on Monday!  

Monday, March 11, 2013


TCAP this week SCLAers!

We have class on Thursday. 

You should have turned in:
  • Cultural Commonalities reflection project
  • Text Book with chapter 4 completed 
  • Respect paper assigned by JP 

If you haven't turned anything in, please bring it to Ms. Adams ASAP.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Presentations tomorrow!


If you have not presented your Cultural Universals Presentation TOMORROW, MONDAY March 4 is the day! 

Get with your partner and make sure you are ready to present!! 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Week of Feb 25th 2013

Thank you to all of you who helped with Chinese New Year! 

It was a great cultural experience and a great opportunity to volunteer to help our community.  Here is a photo of some of the volunteers wearing their new shirts enjoying free Chinese food before the event really got going. 

This week in SCLA 10

I am out of school this week.  If you need me please email me at:

Monday- Feb. 25 & Wednesday Feb 27

Sub- Mrs. B will be your sub.  Please be respectful and helpful. 

 We have guest speaker JP Butler  President of Quantum Leadership starting our unit on RESPECT.   JP is a member of the first graduating class of Silver Creek HS, and he is an amazing presenter- you will love him!   He will be here both Monday and Wednesday. 

Chapter 4 in your textbooks needs to be read and the written portions completed on Wednesday, Feb. 27th as well.  Mrs. B will collect your books so have the questions answered thoughtfully, and to the best of your ability.  Please make sure your name is in your book.  

Parent / Teacher Conference 
Wed. Feb 27 and Thursday Feb. 28 

Ms Adams is out of the office this week.  If you would like to schedule a conference with her, please email her for times next week. 

SCLA is providing dinner for the teachers and staff that day.  To sign up for CrockPot soups or salad go to: SCLA Parent / Teacher Conference dinner sign up 


If you still need to present- you need to be ready by Monday, March 4th.  EVERYONE who has not presented yet will present this day.   Please have the written portion of the assignment done that day as well, they will be collected Monday, March 4th.  

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ras Kassas!

We are headed to Ras Kassas today!  This field trip and your dress/ behavior,  attitude and writing assignment are all part of a 100 point learning activity. 

50 points for attending, dressing appropriately, and behaving as young leaders in the car rides and restaurant.
50 points for thank you note and paragraph.

Meet at D200 at 10:30am
Business casual dress
You must have your permission slips and money.

Homework assignment: DUE TUESDAY, FEB.12th

  1. Short thank you note for your drivers. This can be on an actual thank you note, or just a piece of paper.  Please make it neat.
  2. Write a paragraph  about your experience at the restaurant.  Discuss the following:
    1. What were your thoughts prior to going? 
    2. What was your first impression when you walked in? 
    3. What did you like / dislike about the food? 
    4. What does this food teach you about the Ethiopian culture?
    5. What were some cultural commonalities you found?
    6. Best part / worst part of the field trip. 

SHOES! We need your old shoes! Lets win the pizza party!  Bring shoes in starting next week.  
Help Anthony and Valarie with their senior capstone project! 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Papers Due

We completed the American Culture presentations!  While most were done well there is always room for improvement and I look forward to your Country Cultural Commonalities project coming up next.

Your reflection paper is due MONDAY, FEB. 4th on google docs at at the beginning of class.  If it is not in google docs by the beginning of class it is late.

 Please follow instructions for your paper
  • Personal Reflection Paper:
  •   You will TYPE at least a ONE PAGE paper (delivered via GOOGLE DOCS and shared with me covering the following info:
    • What did you learn about the American culture from your own project?
      • Be specific- three examples
    • What did you learn from the other groups?
      • Be specific- three examples
    • How will this knowledge help you as you try to understand other cultures?
    • Why do leaders need to understand the “background story?”  

PERMISSION SLIPS FOR FIELD TRIP- Some of you do not have them in, If they are not in with your payment on MONDAY FEB 4 you will not be able to attend the field trip on FRIDAY.  

Field Trip- Friday Feb 8 
Ras Kassas Ethiopian Restaurant in Boulder  

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Class update


MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY event to be held at SCHS on Monday, Jan 21 from 1-4pm.  Join us in this celebration of unity. 
Volunteers needed to help with this event!  Great opportunity to volunteer and help the community! 

AMERICAN CULTURE projects- due soon! Are you ready?  Help your team be successful and carry your load.  If you need any items from Ms. Adams let me know on Friday. 

Jan 23- Sports and Folklore
Jan 25- Manners, Food
Jan 29- Inventions and Music 

FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS- to our trip to Ras Kassas in Boulder need to be in on
TUESDAY JAN 29.  The field trip will be on FRIDAY FEB 8th and we need parent drivers!

Contracts need to be signed an in.

If you need a book- please bring $10 made out to SCHS.  I will order new books this week. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Homework 1/14/13

SCLA 10- 

Homework assignment due Monday, Jan. 14 

  • Contracts- signed 
  • Read the article you got on Friday on your cultural lenses.  Be prepared to discuss and share your thoughts.  
  • American culture project- What are you working on?  

As always, if you have any questions, contact Ms. Adams at 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Turn your stuff in!

Hi SCLA 10ers!

Brand new into the semester and missing one or two little things bites you hard in the gradebook!!! 
You have three assignments due-
Contact Ms. Adams if you have any concerns. 

Here are the two videos we watched today: 

For class on THURSDAY 1/10 
  • Bring your three ring binder!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Welcome to SCLA 10!!

Welcome to the SCLA 10 Blog!

This is a great place for you to make sure you are up to date on what is happening in SCLA 10.  Save this and check it often.  You can share this blog with your parents, so they can see what we are up to  as well.   

I look forward to a great year!!!

This year's syllabus is below.  Please read and share with your parents.  

SCLA 10 Syllabus

When you and your parents have read the syllabus, please complete the following form: 

Syllabus student/parent signature form 

SCLA 10 Homework DUE Tuesday 1/8
  • Syllabus read and electronically signed by you and your parents.  Print if you would like to keep for you records.  
  • Find your SCLA text book from last year.  If you can't find it you can purchase another one for $10.  Check to SCHS. 
  • Write Ms. Adams an introductory business style email at  You may want to include the following:  How long you have been in SCLA, what your favorite part of last year was, what your least favorite part of last year was, what you are involved in when you are not in class, what your hopes, dreams and goals are for the future, or anything that you think might help me get to know you better.  Remember, we are practicing to write professional emails! 
  • Supply list- You will need a thee ring notebook for this class with several page protectors.  Check the syllabus for specifics.