Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Good morning! Welcome to Mr. Keller’s Photojournalism class.

This class meets third period, which is the school communications period. This means that Sound Announcements will take place at the beginning of the period. They can also be found here on the Advocate Online website (lhsadvocate.com) by clicking on the LHS Announcements Tab.

Please listen quietly and carefully to the announcements each day. 

[After announcements, you will have the opportunity to stand and recite The Pledge of Allegiance as it is read over the sound system. This is entirely OPTIONAL for you. You are not required to stand and/or recite the pledge. You may choose whether or not to participate, but if you opt not to, I ask that you remain quiet out of respect for those who wish to. Thanks for your cooperation.]

This blog page will have all the information you need for this class. I will try to keep it as updated as possible so you always know what to expect. It will include notes, assignments, important dates, and announcements.

We will generally start every day by looking at the day’s post. Please Bookmark this site in your browser, and check here if you are absent to find out about information or assignments that you may have missed. If you need to access it directly from another computer, the URL is: http://wp.lps.org/lhsphotojournalism/

For the next couple of days we’re going to spend some time getting to know each other. I’m going to ask you to fill out some forms online and share some information about yourself. Please answer the questions honestly, and completely, and with as much detail as possible. The information won’t be shared with anyone else. It’s just a way for me to get to know some things about you that will help me to be a better teacher for you.  I will also be sharing some information about myself.

We’re also going to be discussing the course and what you can expect this semester. I will post new information, assignments, etc., on this blog regularly. If you are absent, check to see what you missed. All assignments will also be posted here, so you can always check to see what you should be working on and what’s coming up.

Later we will discuss Classroom Expectations, but for today, I want you to know about two rules to keep in mind from the beginning:

1. Cell Phones are not allowed at any time during class. Please do not have them out or even visible during class.

2. Food and Drinks are also not allowed in class at any time. You may leave items on the desk by the door, but please do not have anything out in the rest of the room.

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Today, I’d like you to click on the links below (in the order that they appear) and follow the instructions for each form.

1. First is the Student Profile form. It’s basic information about you. Some of this is on Synergy, but it helps me to have it all in one place. You can see instructions for this in Google Classroom.

To join the classes, use this code: qbu3idg

4. Next are the Personal Histories Questions. These are questions about you (likes, dislikes, etc.) that will tell me some things about you that I might not know through the course of the semester. This is a great place to tell me things that you think I should know about you. Again, it won’t be shared with anyone, so please be honest.
These questions are also in Google Classroom

When we get done with those, we’ll talk more specifically about the course and what to expect. If you have questions before we get to that point, feel free to let me know.

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And remember that you can always send me an email at gkeller@lps.org if you have questions or concerns.

Thanks, and have a great semester!

~Mr. Keller

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