The GREAT STRIZHAK EXPERIMENT: Lexington High School 2014-2015
Welcome to my sincere attempt at being organized and helpful for you, my brilliant scholars! You can check this page every week to get the weekly syllabus and--especially if you are to be out sick--homework.
This will be your best year yet-- Do your job to make it so.
Respect yourself and the other people in the room.
Work hard. Be a self-advocate.
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Policies, Procedures & Expectations: https://sites.google.com/site/strizhakenglish/Home/policies-procedures-expectations
*Schedules etc. are subject to change per individual class needs*
Please keep in mind:
All material on this Web site is meant to supplement classroom information — not serve as a replacement.
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Ms. Strizhak's FAVORITE poem:
Tom Wayman, "Did I Miss Anything?"
Did I Miss Anything? (from poetry 180)
Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here
we sat with our hands folded on our desks
in silence, for the full two hours
Everything. I gave an exam worth
40 per cent of the grade for this term
and assigned some read ing due today
on which I’m about to hand out a quiz
worth 50 percent
Nothing. None of the content of this course
has value or meaning
Take as many days off as you like:
any activities we undertake as a class
I assure you will not matter either to you or me
and are without purpose
Everything. A few minutes after we began last time
a shaft of light suddenly descended and an angel
or other heavenly being appeared
and revealed to us what each woman or man must do
to attain divine wisdom in this life and
This is the last time the class will meet
before we disperse to bring the good news to all people
Nothing. When you are not present
how could some thing significant occur?
Everything. Contained in this classroom
is a microcosm of human experience
assembled for you to query and examine and ponder
This is not the only place such an opportunity has been
but it was one place
And you weren’t here