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Jane Eyre Art

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Ashlyn Carlisle

Ashlyn Carlisle

In a creative choice project, a handful of AP Lit students used art as their medium after reading Jane Eyre. As a culminating project, students chose to create a work of art, write character journals, write and perform original songs or poems, or ‘teach’ about a modern theme from the novel through a Ted Talk and presentation.

Take a look as some of the impressive artwork from our seniors below!

 

 

 

Bailey McKay

Bailey McKay

Kaley Cross

Kaley Cross

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Moshofsky

Sarah Moshofsky

Abbie Nieuwstraten

Abbie Nieuwstraten

 

Christian Foundations

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In Apologetics and Evangelism the Juniors have been discussing foundational abstract concepts in Christianity. Why? Because Dallas Willard said that without a proper foundation in these core truths we won’t be good apologists. What are these core truths? Loving God Completely, Loving Self Accurately, and Loving Others Compassionately. These are also mere abstract ideas if we don’t act out on them. They are simply confessional statements that may sound good in theory but if not acted on remain an ethereal truth statement.

Our Juniors were challenged to think outside the ‘rubric’ box and do this assignment not simply for a grade. The projects that we submitted show that Westside students really do understand what it means to love God, self, and others in very unique ways.

Aly Larson

Zach Hendrix

Autopsy of an Empire

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A Mauyran "Empire Autopsy"

A Mauyran “Empire Autopsy”

AP World History is divided into six time periods, and students recently finished Period 2.  Each group designed an “Autopsy of an Empire” on Mayan, Gupta, Mauyran, Hellenistic, Qin / Han China, Roman and Greek-city state cultures.

Each body part represented a different aspect of the Empire. For example, the head was the significant leaders and major accomplishments of the given empire. All the way down the feet were the trade routes, currencies, animal transport and goods traded.

Empire dissection(s) complete!

Hellenistic society, drawing dissected.

Hellenistic society, drawing dissected.

Museum Madness

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Some impressive 3D designs!

“Museum Madness” in World History! At the completion of the study of the Roman Empire, students presented a 3D image of their given topic, as well as a 1-2 page explanation of the impact and importance it had on Roman society. During their presentation students attempted to convince the class that their exhibit should be a part of the Roman Museum.

World History and their museum exhibits!

US Government Survey Project

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Survey topic review and selection.

US Government is starting a survey (public polling) project where students create background questions about the respondents and issue questions on their topic. Examples are raising minimum wage, gov’t health care, euthanasia, Native American names for sports teams, should hospitals have to publish their fees?, etc.  The students go door-to-door to get 20 responses, tally them, analyze for similarities and differences and speculate as to why people might respond differently.

Serious research!

AP World Egypt Projects

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Luke Jun, Jonah Adams, Evan McReynolds, Noah Lammers

Luke Jun, Jonah Adams, Evan McReynolds, Noah Lammers

AP World History students did a project concentrating on a different aspect of Egyptian culture.  These included the pyramids, hieroglyphics, Rosetta stone, the geography of Egypt, the construction of a model shadoof (an ancient Egyptian irrigation tool) and the Egyptian Shadow Clock.

 

Some impressive Egyptian mini-models!

Some impressive Egyptian mini-models!

Senior Bible Leadership Project: Yejin Han

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Yejin Han - Senior Leadership Project

Yejin Han – Senior Leadership Project

Beginning in the first semester of their Senior year, students embark on the process of researching a topic for their Senior Bible Leadership Project. This summer we will be highlighting the great work from a number of our recently graduated seniors.

For additional Senior Project info, click here.

“I worked with the organization CHAP (Children’s Healing Art Project) after looking into the purpose and meaning behind art therapy. They serve kids with disabilities and those with parents who are undergoing medical treatments, both who often have a hard time feeling in control of themselves and being a part of society. When kids come into CHAP, they are not judged by their disease or disability, they are acknowledged for their creativity. I helped prepare for the hospital program, outreach program and art clubs. I came up with art activity ideas for kids, where I focused on being interactive and creative with the program participants.”

Senior Bible Leadership Project: Lilie de la Motte

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Lilie de la Motte - Senior Leadership Project

Lilie de la Motte – Senior Leadership Project

Beginning in the first semester of their Senior year, students embark on the process of researching a topic for their Senior Bible Leadership Project. This summer we will be highlighting the great work from a number of our recently graduated seniors.

For additional Senior Project info, click here.

“For my senior project, I helped improve the music ministry within my youth group at church. My goal was to help volunteering student musicians grow in relationships (with each other and the Father), grow technically (regarding their specific instrument), and grow theologically (asking the questions of ‘what is worship?’). All three of these things were accomplished through a bi-monthly group called Youth Worship Community, where I held meetings, musical workshops, and meals together for those involved within the music ministry!”

Senior Bible Leadership Project: Mia Cywinski

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Mia Cywinski - Senior Leadership Project

Mia Cywinski – Senior Leadership Project

Beginning in the first semester of their Senior year, students embark on the process of researching a topic for their Senior Bible Leadership Project. This summer we will be highlighting the great work from a number of our recently graduated seniors.

For additional Senior Project info, click here.

“For my senior project, I sought to alleviate elderly loneliness by meeting weekly with an elderly lady named Antoinette. During our visits, I would help her with household chores like vacuuming and mopping, and then we would chat. Antoinette doesn’t have many visitors because she lives alone in a small mobile home, and her family is very busy. The purpose of my project was to create a genuine friendship with her so that she would feel important and valued, instead of feeling forgotten.”

Senior Bible Leadership Project: Kylee Wiseman

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Kylee Wiseman - Senior Leadership Project

Kylee Wiseman – Senior Leadership Project

Beginning in the first semester of their Senior year, students embark on the process of researching a topic for their Senior Bible Leadership Project. This summer we will be highlighting the great work from a number of our recently graduated seniors.

For additional Senior Project info, click here.

“My belief in the comforting power of beauty was the foundation for my senior project. I created a few series of artworks which were framed or printed and given to Meridian Park Hospital, where they can be displayed with the hope of giving patients ‘moments of comfort.’ I created watercolor paintings of birds which are colorful and whimsical, to help distract patients from their pain and let their imaginations carry them to better times, if only for a moment.”

 

Birds of Oregon

Birds of Oregon