The Elizabeth Ann Seton Center for Women’s Studies at Seton Hall University is sponsoring their 23rd annual essay contest. The contest is open to all students attending NJ high schools. Applicants will write a 500-750 word essay depicting a female who has inspired and influenced them. Essays must be double-spaced with an attached cover sheet containing the following information: Student’s name, the title of the essay, high school name/address/phone number, and school official (Chris Maslonka, Assistant Principal, (908) 713-4164). The deadline for submission is March 1, 2019, and essays must be mailed to Dr. Mary M. Balkun, Department of English, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079. Seton Hall will not accept electronic submissions.
Lake Effect, the literary magazine of Penn State University’s Behrend College, is offering a national poetry competition to all students grades 9-12. The highly regarded BFA program of study is offering prizes to top winners with a chance of publication in their literary magazine. Deadline for submission is November 15, 2018. For detailed information, please visit behrend.psu.edu/poetry contest.
All Voorhees freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the PSAT on October 10, 2018. This information from the College Board helps to explain what is on the PSAT and how it has changed: prepare for the new PSAT.
Please review the documents and information detailing how English 4 Honors students can receive concurrent enrollment credits for English 111 at RVCC.
Please view the summer reading web page for updated information for all English courses.
Please note that some AP and Honors courses have specific summer reading requirements:
AP Language and Composition: AP Language signature page and letter
AP Literature and Composition: AP-Literature-signature-page
English 3 Honors: Tuesdays with Morrie graphic organizer
The document at the end of this post contains information from the media center about using Destiny to create reading lists and to review books. This document also explains how to get e-books from the Voorhees media center: directions for Destiny and ebooks.
We have added a web page with information about the PARCC assessments that students in grades 9-11 will be taking during the spring of 2018. The web page can be found here: http://www.nhvweb.net/vhs/english/parcc/. Please contact us with any questions you have about the PARCC assessments.