A look at Uni period sessions
Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 11:59am
The trial of the Uni Period includes an opportunity for students to partake in various sessions that will be hosted by members of the faculty and staff.
The English department will be hosting a writing center that will be open to anyone who needs help with their writing. According to Elizabeth Majerus, head of the English department, the writing center "will simply be an English teacher sitting in 106N ready to help anyone who needs it."
Art teacher Linda Evans will host an open art studio in the art room. "I envision this being a time when kids who need or want more art time will have a space to work. This may be useful for anyone taking an art class now who is either behind in their work or has some really ambitious project that requires more time to complete," said Evans.
For students interested in Manga, the Uni High Library recently received an extensive manga collection from three alumni, and librarian Frances Harris had the idea of hosting a Manga-collection-perusing session in the library.
Guidance Counselor Rachel Green will be hosting a session called "Stress Break". The session will include hot tea, breathing exercises, and other stress techniques that will teach students to develop their own coping mechanisms for stress.
Other sessions include "Tai Chi & Chi Gong Meditation" with Math teacher Gene Bild and "Freshmen Grammar Help" with English teacher Adele Suslick. Director of College Counseling, Lisa Micele, will host a workshop for juniors, titled "Junior Workshop: Exploring YOUR College Fit!". And Guidance Counselor Karl Radnitzer will be hosting a leadership class that will draw on movie and TV clips to discuss the qualities that make a good leader.