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Janet Kenney

Class Reward

On the opening day of Mockingjay Part 1, the entire class of the victor (a senior) was treated to a screening of Catching Fire in our school’s auditorium. All tributes who participated were also invited to attend.

Posted by Janet Kenney on Monday June 15, 2015 at 02:11PM
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The 2014 Victor!

On November 17, 2014,  our final two tributes competed in their last challenge. The challenge began in the library. Each tribute received a Nerf arrow and darts. Cornucopia targets were arranged halfway across the library. They had three attempts to land a dart in a cornucopia, and after missing they could simply go to the cornucopia. Inside the cornucopia was a slip of paper with a room number on it, which was their clue to the next challenge.

Next, tributes had to complete a mathematical coordinate grid. By plotting all the points and connecting the points, the tributes revealed a Mockingjay symbol and a number. The number was the room of the next challenge.  After getting their work checked by a teacher, the students ran off to the next challenge.

Upon entering the next classroom, each tribute was offered two small shells. The shells were actually made of baking soda. One of the shells contained a pearl with a room number written on it. Tributes were directed to place their shells in a large beaker of baking soda to see if it was the shell with the pearl or not. Each tribute did select the correct shell on his first try. Once the room number was revealed, the tributes ran off to the next room.

In the last room, students were each given a worksheet and a copy of Mockingjay. The task was to complete a poem conveying the storyline of Mockingjay using only lines down from the book. Once a poem was complete and a teacher checked it, the tribute was given a UV pen, which revealed the hidden word "library" on the paper behind their poem. The tributes then ran back to the library. Spencer was the first back and declared our victor.


Posted by Janet Kenney on Friday June 12, 2015 at 02:38PM
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The 2014 Victor!



Posted by Janet Kenney on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 01:31PM
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Tribute Challenge #6: Propos (Propaganda Posters)

Tributes were given a “take home” challenge this week: Propaganda Posters (or as they call them in the Hunger Games trilogy: "Propos.")

Students received the following instructions:

The morning of the challenge arrived, and due to a technicality, Alesandra was eliminated. With no need to rank the posters (see below), we’ve directly moved on to making plans for the finals: Spencer v. Andrew!  



Posted by Janet Kenney on Thursday November 13, 2014 at 09:34PM
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Tribute Challenge #5: Cake Decorating

Students stayed after school for the cake decorating challenge in which they each had to decorate an 8” round cake in a way that had something to do with the Hunger Games. They each had 50 minutes, one container of white frosting, and access to an assortment of colored frostings, piping tips, and sprinkles. The cakes were each photographed and the entire school was invited to vote for their favorite. The teacher voting decided the winner--and the student voting was used for the class challenge (see separate post for details) and tie breaking. The overwhelming winner was Alesandra, but the teachers were tied for the last place cake. After consulting the student votes, the last place tie was with and Erika’s cake receiving the lowest number of votes. Alas, we bid another tribute adeiu as Erika was eliminated.

Check out a time-lapse video of the decorating on our Media page.

Alesandra and her winning cake:

Spencer making a delicous mess: 

A Cornucopia of Cakes!


Posted by Janet Kenney on Sunday November 9, 2014 at 10:09PM
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Class Challenge #5: Online Cake Voting

All students in the school were also sent the online cake voting survey. While their votes were only going to determine the tributes’ fate in the event of a tie, class turnout was recorded and Seniors won!  



Posted by Janet Kenney on Sunday November 9, 2014 at 09:56PM
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Tribute Challenge #4: Puzzled

Tributes had to reassemble a destroyed map of District 13 using on an online jigsaw puzzle. Alesandra from 9 won by completing the puzzle in the shortest amount of time, and while Andrew had the slowest time, an earlier alliance with Alesandra had yielded a SAVE (immunity) pass for him which he used to stay in the game. The second slowest puzzler was Samantha from 10, so she was eliminated in his place. Click on the schematic below to try the challenge yourself! You’ll be taken to the exact page the tributes used.  Alesandra finished the puzzle in less than 6 minutes.  How long will it take you?

Image from:
SCHEMATICS AND MORE..." Quarter Quell. N.p., 08 Oct. 2014. Web. 02 Nov. 2014.


Posted by Janet Kenney on Sunday November 2, 2014 at 10:42AM
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Class Challenge #4: Mock Election Voter Participation

On Monday, October 27, 2014, our school held a mock election. Using actual voting equipment and special, mock-election ballots, our students got to experience the voting process in place in our city. Teachers could bring entire classes, and students could visit independently during lunch, study hall, or after school. The election was arranged by the school’s Social Studies department coordinator, Mr. Fleischman.  Students who voted were marked off the voter roster and the results were tallied. For more information about the Mock Election, visit Mr. Fleischman’s page here.


The Juniors had the highest turnout and won the class challenge!  

Posted by Janet Kenney on Sunday November 2, 2014 at 10:21AM
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Tribute Challenge #3: Race and Recall

For the third challenge, the tributes competed in a race in the large gym.  As part of the race they had to sort through pictures of items from the Hunger Games book series.  The tributes began at the baseline, and raced to the first freethrow line.  On that line, they found a picture of red berries and a picture of acorns.  They needed to pick the one that was a help to Katniss in the games and carry it back to the starting line and drop it on a box.  Then they had to repeat the process with different photos and at different points across the gym.  Andrew from 10 crossed the finish line first, but Spencer from 12 was just behind him. After reviewing the picture sorting results, it was determined that Spencer was first!  Sadly, the final tribute across the line was Tyler from 9.  He ran valiantly, but came in last place.  

A video of the race is available on our Media page.

The pairs of pictures the tributes had to choose from at each designated line in the race. Resting after racing!
The winner, Spencer, at far right.

Posted by Janet Kenney on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 04:45PM
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Class Challenge #3: Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

National Mammography Day was October 17, 2014 and it was the school’s official wear pink to support awareness day. Teachers did a count during homeroom and the sophomores had the hightest percentage of students wearing pink!


Posted by Janet Kenney on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 09:54AM
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