Never Forget

By Krysten Fitzsimmons / April 16, 2015 / Comments Off on Never Forget

Thursday, April 16th, was a beautifully sunny day on campus. It contrasted starkly with the heavy subject our guest speaker came to discuss with the school: her experiences during the Holocaust in World War II. I would guess that Alicja Edwards now stands somewhere around four feet tall and uses a cane to get around, but it’s…

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Students Talk with Author Daniel Quinn

By Krysten Fitzsimmons / November 10, 2014 / Comments Off on Students Talk with Author Daniel Quinn

Last week, some of our students had the wonderful opportunity to have a phone call with Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael, My Ishmael, The Story of B, Providence, and various other novels. Our sophomores have just finished reading Ishmael and are working on their final papers for the unit, and all of our students have…

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Chrysalis Academics: Above the State AND National Average!

By Kenny Pannell / August 20, 2014 / Comments Off on Chrysalis Academics: Above the State AND National Average!

Kudos to the 2014 High School Graduates of Chrysalis!  They are ready for college success. The ACT College Readiness letter has arrived in our school office.  The results are shown on the graph below.  100% of our students who took the ACT met or exceeded the benchmark score of 18 on The ACT English Test.…

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Reflections on the Poetry Competition and Teaching

By Kenny Pannell / April 4, 2014 / Comments Off on Reflections on the Poetry Competition and Teaching

I strongly believe that one of the things that makes teaching such a challenging profession is that many of us adopt our students. Of course, this doesn’t happen legally, but I can assure you that it happens emotionally. I teach because I care about the success of your daughter. I am always telling them that I…

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Student Qualifies for STATE Poetry Out Loud Contest!

By Kenny Pannell / February 17, 2014 / Comments Off on Student Qualifies for STATE Poetry Out Loud Contest!

The following article was written by one of our English teachers after last week’s Montana High School Regionals Poetry Out Loud Contest. I think I should have worn velcro on the seat of my pants last night… it certainly would have made it easier to stay seated after hearing our school champion recite her first…

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