Hannah B. on Senioritis

In this post, 21CCCS Senior Hannah B. offers up a few tips to help combat Senioritis! Senioritis Written by Hannah B. Hello, everybody, and welcome to Quarter 4 of the school year!     By this point of the academic year, most students are itching to ditch their endless studying, writing, and test taking to [...]

Grammar Tips From The English Department

PSSAs, Keystones, the BIG spring field trips, just a few weeks left of school and summertime around the corner—with all of these distractions during the fourth quarter, it is easy to forget all of the school work that is left! Many of these assignments include short-answer questions, five-paragraph essays, and for some students, research papers. [...]

Ten Reasons You Should Read

Frustrated and trapped in by all the winter snow, Junior Delenn Fingerlow found a silver lining in having so much “inside time.” In this blog post, Delenn tells us about some very unexpected benefits to reading.   Ten Reasons Why You Should Read: They Aren’t What You Think Have you ever had a bad day? [...]

Delenn’s NHS Speech

On March 5th we inducted our newest National Honor Society members.  Delenn F.  gave the impressive speech below and we really wanted to share her message with our entire school community.  Thanks Delenn for your inspirational words!      Hello! My name is Delenn F, and I am a high school junior and a member [...]

Student Post

After reading an interview with author J.K. Rowling, senior Kezia W. was inspired to write about the attachments readers and authors develop to the characters in a story. Kezia takes Creative Writing at 21CCCS and is taking a Journalism class as well. Mrs. Vice thinks we might see Kezia’s name at our local bookstores someday! [...]

Student Post- The Human Condition

12th grader Breanna G. recently completed a “30-minute blog” in her Creative Writing class. Breanna and her classmates were given quotes by famous essayist Joan Dideon and had just 30 minutes to get inspired and write and edit a blog post. Lucky for us, Breanna was brave enough to share her wonderful piece, “The Human [...]

Interview with 21CCCS Student Donna S.

One of our talented students, Donna Saboori, is a teen writer for The Reading Eagle. In the interview below, she explains her experience with journalism and how it has contributed to her education.   1. How were you approached about this opportunity? My local newspaper, The Reading Eagle, placed an advertisement looking for new teen [...]

Conquering Test Anxiety

Testing time is just around the corner.  In this post we offer up some suggestions for conquering test anxiety and setting yourself up to succeed on standardized tests.   A, A, C, C, B, D and another open-ended!  We know that testing season can be very stressful. There is a lot of traveling and planning [...]

Student Post- The Elephant Eludes Us

Senior Alycia W. has been at 2st Century for the past three years. Alycia plans to take a gap year after graduation but promises Mrs. Vice she will continue to write during that time. Alycia was inspired to write this blog while completing a “30 Minute Blog” activity in her Independent Study class. Alycia also [...]

Learning a Second Language

Do you speak another language?  Do you have a goal to learn a new one?  In this post, Ms. MacLuckie interviews two of our staff members about their language learning experiences. There are almost 7,000 languages in the world. While some languages are spoken all over and reach almost every continent, other languages may only [...]