Category Archives: Student Reporting

A Bunch of Educators Walk Into a Room…

Dear Validus #TrendingNow,

Next Thursday, Messrs. Boccheciamp and Dunseith will spend a few hours sharing the work of this year’s #TrendingNow class with a group of teachers and school leaders at the Expeditionary Learning Schools National Conference in Baltimore, MD.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in this conversation in one of two ways:

  1. We would like you to be experts on this work.  As students, how do you see the role of technology in the classroom?  Should computers, social media, and other online technology play a role in your classes?  What is your advice to teachers on how to make the best use of new technology?
  2. We would like to give you access to an expert audience.  As we meet with other teachers and educational leaders, do you have any questions for our group?  What are some important education issues that you’d like us to talk about?

Please post your thoughts and answers to either of these two prompts in the comments to this page.

Stay tuned for more ways to participate in our class next Thursday.

Final Product after 3 days of knitting !

Who would’ve thought that knitting is boring after all? Well.. its really not ! I had a great experience on learning how to knit ! It only took 3 days of training and they already knitted scarfs and hats !

Almost done with her cool hat !

These girls showing off their final

Had a fun experince learning how to knit….. it look easy but its really not !


College! Are you ready because they are.

Some people just think about going to college but there are some people who were getting ready since 9th grade. In this class the student’s had to get interview as they were going to college. I interviewed a girl named Sujeidi Heriquez.
Q “What did you learn from this class”
A “I learn how to go into a interview and how to be comfortable in myself and my answers”
Q “What was a challenge for you”
A “My challenge was finishing my college application’s and staying focus for hours doing college stuff”
Q “How is this going to help you in the future
A “This is going to help me by getting me ready for college and help me to be ahead if the game”
It seems that to this student college is her only choice for her future and she’s ready for anything that comes her way.

A brave soul

A student, who may just resemble a jedi, has taken the task to strive in every intensive possible. Kevin Basado, has achieved greatness in every intensive hes participated in “Over the last few days ive dropped in almost every intensive and took part in their activities” the brave soul of Kevin Basado

I Ate The Alligator

I ate the alligator

That’s right, I ate the alligator prepared in Mr. Cyrus’s Intensive, and you know what? It was delicious! That’s right, it was absolutely delicious.

Expertly battered with a delicate blend of flour and spice, and then deep fried in the finest oils, this was an unforgettable experience.

The gator meat it self was a nice balance of tender and tasty.

My compliments to the chef!